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Voxativ Loudspeakers | AXPONA 2019

By | May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , |

AXPONA 2019 Show Coverage brought to you by Core Power Technologies

by Paul Elliott

Voxativ has continually made big statements at Audio Shows. Last year at Rocky Mountain, CEO Holger Adler showed what I thought was the most beautiful amplifier ever produced. The Voxativ T805 integrated amp ($29,880) delivers 30Wpc. The understated visual impact of this amplifier was only magnified many times by the exquisite music it produces.

At the 2019 AXPONA Show, Voxativ GmbH is marking the US debut of a new line of affordable, plug+play, all-in-one Absolut systems, starting at $6,700.… Read the full article

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PureAudioProject, Pass Labs, Luminous Audio, Esprit Audio | AXPONA 2019

By | May 1st, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

AXPONA 2019 Pass Luminous

AXPONA 2019 Show Coverage brought to you by Core Power Technologies

CHICAGO (PTA) — What would a show be, without Pass Labs, and me waxing on-and-on about open-baffle speakers? Overall, three very familiar brands, offer up something entirely new when working together. The new PureAudioProject loudspeaker, ready-to-run right out of the box, no assembly required and based on their Trio 15 design. Still one of the best values in hi-end, the new loudspeaker just made getting into the PureAudioProject universe of sound that much easier.… Read the full article

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In absentia: an AXPONA 2019 preview

By | April 11th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

AXPONA is the USA’s largest regional audio show. It takes place this weekend at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Chicago. I won’t be there. Ha! As with every year, this Stateside event is too close to Munich High-End to justify punching a 12-day hole in my review schedule: five days to get to and from Chicago; five days to report on what I saw; and two or three more days for the double dose of jetlag to subside.… Read the full article

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Voxativ talks DSP optimisation, Bluetooth streaming

By | February 8th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , |

Digital Signal Processing. We might expect Voxativ, a Berlin-based loudspeaker manufacturer steeped in the heritage of single/compression drivers, to invite DSP to talk to the hand. And yet at this year’s Norddeutsche Hifi-Tage Voxativ could be seen using DSP – inside a black box and before the amplification stage – to squeeze additional low-frequency extension from the Hagen; standmounts that previously called for subwoofer assistance.

The Hamburg-based controversies didn’t end there: the new box’s DSP core was being fed via Bluetooth, its TOSLINK digital and analogue/phono inputs ignored.… Read the full article

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2018 RMAF: Marc’s Wrap-Up

By | November 25th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I haven’t attended a high-end audio show as a member of the press in nearly a decade, and I’ve never done a “wrap-up” before, so this will be both an honor and a stroll into the wilderness. The 2018 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest was indeed a thrill–I haven’t been there for the last two or three years and it was a pleasure to return. I had one small problem, however, with getting lost. This was the first time I’ve been to the DTC Marriott since the renovation, and everything was moved around.… Read the full article

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CAF 2018: Luminous Audio Technology, PureAudioProject, and VPI Industries; The sound of freedom

By | November 10th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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VPI Industries lends a hand and two tonearms, Luminous Audio Technology and PureAudioProject share a philosophy, and Soundsmith moves us — along with some iron.

VPI Industries was lending a hand to Luminous Audio Technology and PureAudioProject, by handling the analog section of the demonstration. Outfitted with a Grado cartridge (that I didn’t spend enough time listening to) and a Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Star moving iron cartridge (which I spent too much time listening to) that sounds as good as anything pushing $5k, though it’s street price is well under $2k.… Read the full article

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OnSight: a video view of Voxativ loudspeakers

By | August 30th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

‘Made in Berlin’. Voxativ’s latest marketing slogan is as true as it is obvious. The loudspeaker company’s headquarters sit just south of Tempelhofer Feld, a former Berlin airport turned public park and a literal stone’s throw from neighbouring HEDD Audio.

A visit to the Voxativ factory tells us that there is far more to this piano black loudspeaker company than first meets the eye.

Voxatix has a formidable reputation for making high-resolution, high-end passive loudspeakers. But those single drivers don’t come from Lowther; they are designed and made in-house from paper and wood by founder Holger Adler.… Read the full article

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RMAF 2017: The Pure Audio Project, larger than life

By | November 19th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

Ze’ev Schlik is the founder of the Pure Audio Project and he is really on to something. Ze’ev is countering the often negative or fruitless experiences that many audiophiles looking to enter the DIY segment of the hobby encounter. As we all know, the internet is filled with: DIY forums, project videos, and theoretical discussions. Half of them spurious at best in terms of delivering the affordable sonic wonderland they promise. However, the demand for customizable, build-it-yourself audio projects remain. 

What the Pure Audio Project has done to change the DIY landscape is two-fold: 1) offer reliable speaker components and designs associated with some of the best manufacturing available, and 2) offer a truly DIY experience to customers without the risks often associated with garage designed plans.

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RMAF 2017: The Sight of Sound

By | November 17th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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A wrap-up photo journal of this year’s Rocky Mountain Audiofest in Denver, Colorado.

GTT Audio 
MasterBuilt Audio, Von Schweikert


High End by Oz
Raidho Acoustics, Aavik Acoustics


Neat Acoustics
Audia Flight, High Fidelity Services


Monitor Audio 
Roksan, Kevro International


Listen Up 
Tannoy, Peachtree Audio


Bricasti Design  
Wilson Benesch, Oyaide Cable


Zesto Audio 
Marten, Merrill-Williams Audio


LampizatOr 
Salk Sound, WyWires


Schiit Audio
Salk Sound


McIntosh Laboratories
Sonus Faber


Davone 
Rogers High Fidelity, Wax Stacks


Spatial 
Vinnie Rossi, Anticables


Voxativ 

Project Sumiko

 

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RMAF 2017: Voxativ single-minded in pursuit of great sound

By | October 25th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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It’s almost become a cliché for reviewers to say a loudspeaker’s drivers “speak with one voice.” I’ve used that phrase myself at least once in my Rocky Mountain Audio Fest coverage this year, and I’m only a dozen stories in. I am about to use it again, however, and I can’t really keep from it.

This report, you see, is about the Voxativ exhibit in Denver. Voxativ speakers do a particularly outstanding job of presenting a cohesive image, likely because they have a single point-source per channel handling most of the frequency range.… Read the full article

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