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Audio Limits, Thrax, Hemingway, Weiss Engineering, Antipodes, CEC, Sound Application | T.H.E. SHOW 2019

By | July 17th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Audio Limits THE SHOW 2019

LOS ANGELES (PTA) — Audio Limits of Laughlin, Nevada was showing a nearly all Thrax Audio system, barring a few components from Weiss Engineering, Antipodes, Soul To Sole Audio, and Hemingway Audio.

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Most exciting at THE SHOW 2019, was the Thrax Audio Spartacus 300B Amplifier, which is their most recent amplifier, running a loudspeaker system that is based on the combining of two platforms, the Lira two-way stand-mount monitor and Basus Motional Feedback Bass System. New for Thrax is their Yatras direct-drive turntable, which connected to Thrax’s Orpheus phono-stage, and Dionysus preamplifier.… Read the full article

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LKV Research, Sonner Audio, Butcher Block Acoustics | T.H.E. SHOW 2019

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

LKV Research THE SHOW 2019

LOS ANGELES (PTA) — LKV Research announces a new power amplifier, Sonner Audio rides high on their superb bookshelf monitors, and Butcher Block Acoustics holds everything up in style.

LKV Research THE SHOW 2019

LKV Research of North Conway, New Hampshire knows how to deliver great sound at a great value. So when I heard they were showing a new dual-mono stereo amplifier, I had to make my way by their exhibit room at THE SHOW 2019.

Enter the LKV Research VEROS PWR stereo power amplifier, which can dish out up to 600-Watts into 4-Ohms.… Read the full article

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Wavetouch Audio | T.H.E. SHOW 2019

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

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LOS ANGELES (PTA) — Wavetouch Audio was showing a small, and slightly underlit, stereo system that in many ways tugged at my heart strings. Also showing, electronic components from Bakoon Audio.

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There is a special place in my heart for small monitor companies, even more so if they have a history of use in recording studios. The Wavetouch Audio Antero Speakers are a small two-way loudspeaker with a combination of rather unique waveguides and phase devices that help create a unique listening experience.… Read the full article

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The DCC Museum and Digital Compact Cassette | T.H.E. SHOW 2019

By | July 13th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

DCC Museum THE SHOW 2019

LOS ANGELES (PTA) — What’s old is new again. Cassette tapes and their players are finding a whole new audience with younger Millennials and the financially rising Generation Z’ers who are resurrecting the once deceased format. At THE SHOW 2019 it was Ralf Porankiewicz of the DCC Museum who was giving me my second tour through Digital Compact Cassette.

DCC Museum THE SHOW 2019

It starts with Ralf Porankeiwicz, originally from the Netherlands, who came to the United States in 2009 with a passion for older analog and digital formats from the ‘90s.… Read the full article

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Bob’s Devices, VPI Industries | T.H.E. SHOW 2019

By | July 13th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

Bobs Devices THE SHOW 2019

LOS ANGELES (PTA) — Bob’s Devices was showing off their universally acclaimed Sky Cinemag Step-Up-Transformer (SUT) on a VPI Industries Prime turntable, for which Bob’s Devices is also a dealer of VPI turntables.

The SUT in Bob’s Devices demonstration system is connected to the rear output of the gimbaled VPI Industries JWM “Fatboy” 3-D printed tonearm, that sits atop the VPI Prime turntable. The system is assembled at Bob’s booth is actually world-class in it’s build and ability, but not in it’s price.… Read the full article

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Sanders Sound System | T.H.E. SHOW 2019

By | July 13th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , |

Sanders THE SHOW 2019

LOS ANGELES (PTA) — Sanders Sound Systems of Conifer, Colorado made the trek out to the miserably fantastic sunny weather of southern California, with the hopes of bringing a little of their own sunshine to the affair with powerful one-brand ESL loudspeaker system.

Sanders THE SHOW 2019

I love a good ESL system, so paint me with a biased brush. However typically it is a challenge to assemble a good ESL system without proper guidance when it comes to curating the complete list of system components.… Read the full article

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CDT Audio introduces Music Staging Technology (MST) | T.H.E. SHOW 2019

By | July 11th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

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LOS ANGELES (PTA) — Possibly a controversial product to introduce to the hi-fi market, but with an existing base of success in car audio, the new Music Staging Technology (MST) accent speakers from CDT Audio were not to be missed.

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Music Staging Technology (MST) has developed three unique hybrid loudspeakers that are used (only one stereo pair) in your existing system to augment the soundstage and high frequency response. Think of what sub-woofers do for your system, but at the other end of the musical spectrum.… Read the full article

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VK Music, Elekit, Sparkler Audio, AER Loudspeakers | T.H.E. SHOW 2019

By | July 10th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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LOS ANGELES (PTA) — Let’s be honest. We’ve all been in a VK Music room at shows, and they sounds great, but we often don’t see much coverage of the brands. Is it because of the large acrylic open-baffle horns just being too “out-there” for regular audiophiles? Is it be because of the fear of kit-built-designs? Might it even be a language barrier?

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Every time I walk into the VK Music exhibit, I feel alone. I look around the room (or booth) at all the interesting looking kit electronics, but with the curiosity of a child.… Read the full article

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Elite AV Distribution, Furutech, Kuzma, HRT, Plinius, Manley Labs | T.H.E. SHOW 2019

By | July 10th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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LOS ANGELES (PTA) — In the past, I’ve always found Furutech audio show exhibits to be some of the most stunning to look at, but in my experience they’ve never included active demonstration systems. This time around was a different story with Elite AV Distribution at the helm, showing a multitude of Furutech components in both passive and active use, along with an active system of brands including Kuzma, HRT, Plinius, and Manley Labs.

In the active system, I had taken note of the latest turntable from Kuzma, called the Stabi R.… Read the full article

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High End by Oz, United Home Audio, Vitus Audio, AudioSolutions, Ansuz Acoustics | T.H.E. SHOW 2019

By | July 6th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

High End By Oz

High End by Oz and United Home Audio were hosting one of the few rooms with the real organic sound of reel-to-reel tape, and DC power. Along for the ride, AudioSolutions loudspeakers and their extra-rigid paper cone drivers. Vitus Audio and their new integrated provided all the power we could ask for.

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United Home Audio was showing their Ultima4 OPS-DC tape deck, which features an outboard DC power supply. As we all know, every UHA tape deck uses DC motors for their increased reliability and stable speed.… Read the full article

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