I was complaining about several “me too” rooms and products on the Polish show, Closer Audio is definitely not a knock off. The room had single driver field coil speakers playing music through a 12″ EMS LB12 MK II (by Electro Magnet Speaker France) woofer! Colored me impressed, it takes cojones to show up with a 12″ acting the part of a mid and a tweeter.
The room had two of the best pieces of analog source ever to be produced, the Thorens 124mkII turntable with Schick tonearm and Denon 103 MC cartridge playing next to a stunning AEG Magnetophon 15A reel to reel tape recorder, a legend.… Read the full article
This CES was my first.
Thing is, it just might be my last.
Consensus among fellow journalists, hi-fi manufacturers, distributors, and bricks & mortar owners is that it’s no longer a good fit for home audio, and attendance by companies who pursue higher fidelity had dropped significantly from previous years according to long-time attendees.