Everyone asks. Everyone asks, “So what did you hear…” I’ve covered those rooms that tickled my fancy but saved one I was most excited about for last. I was excited to hear the Manger speakers, […]
Eikon may be a new company but its founder, Gayle Sanders, has been around the hifi block more than most, having co-founded electrostatic loudspeaker legends Martin Logan. The active Eikon Image1 loudspeakers include the outboard […]
Muscular. Sometimes, some certain brands brand a word in my brain and for EgglestonWorks that word is muscular. I’ve only heard their speakers at shows, but each time I do they reproduce music with all […]
Character can cause conflict. Vivid’s Lawrence Dickey allows function to inform form with an eye for the usual added for good measure. The Vivid KAYA 45 “is designed for everyday spaces, as well as dedicated […]
photo credit: Jeff Joseph Jeff Joseph recorded his son Ben’s band using Grado HMP-1’s on a stereo bar, with a pseudo Jecklin disc in between. In the Joseph Audio room, of course.
Jeff Joseph, Mr. Joseph Audio, always plays great sounding great music. While this year at RMAF 2018 was no different in that regard, this was a family affair extravaganza as Jeff played music he recorded […]
Joep Beving Conatus in the Bel Canto room (thanks to Stephen Mejias).
We’re looking at the new e.One Stream from Bel Canto ($1,590), a Roon-Ready, UPnP/DLNA controller that can stream from Tidal, Qobuz, Vtuner and network-attached music (up to 24/192). Digital out include AES, Toslink, and S/PDIF […]
Trio Palabras Lo Que Dice Mi Cantar from Muxia Music in Vinnie Rossi’s room.
Manuel de Falla, The Three Cornered Hat on 15ips tape in the On A Higher Note room.
Various Guitar Mood, Not On Label in the Tone Imports / Pitch Perfect Audio / Riviera Labs room.