Krystian Zimerman Franz Schubert, Piano Sonatas Nos. 20 & 21 in the Audio Alternative room.
Bea Lam and Luke Manley of VTL.
There are some things you can count on at hifi shows. Good sound, not-so-good sound, and performances. While the first two are self-explanatory, the last one may need some explaining. Some systems manage to cut through the sound barrier, even in a crowded room at […]
Sue Toscano, Toscano Communications.
As Chris Connaker of Computer Audiophile states in the intro to his RMAF seminar “MQA: The Truth Lies Somewhere In The Middle”, MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) can be a contentious subject. Since that can be said for just about everything, middle ground is a fine […]
Andrew Jones, ELAC.
If you read my system review of the PS Audio Sprout100 + ELAC Debut 2.0, you know at least 2 things—I like system reviews and I like the ELAC speakers. A lot. What you may not know is I also like Andrew Jones, the man […]
Gillian Welch The Harrow & The Harvest heard in the High Water Sound room.
You are looking at one half of the new DeVore Fidelity Orangutan Reference speakers making their debut at RMAF 2018. I’m going to tell you all about the system and the sound in room 6024 in another post because I want to help you get […]
Chan Marshall is back after a 6-year hiatus with her new album Wanderer. If you’re Cat Power fan, I am, you’ll want to wander along with Wanderer‘s slow unadorned beauty. If you’re not a Cat Power fan, you may to re-think that position.
My favorite pre-show prep is picking a bunch of music to stick on a USB stick with the hopes of hearing some, or all, of it at RMAF. The songs I pick are not “test tracks” in the audiophile sense, i.e. tracks used to test […]