We can count on Jonathan Halpern of Tone Imports to import gear that excels at reproducing music’s tone. It’s beating, bleeding heart, if you prefer. We’re looking at the tippy top of the new Meyer Tonapparate Yonna speakers ($14,500/pair), a symphony in wood and sound.
Eric Burdon and War Black Man’s Burdon in the DeVore Fidelity room.
RMAF 2018 saw the debut of the DeVore Fidelity Orangutan Reference speakers. I’ve had the good fortune of hearing prototype versions of these speakers in-Barn and in John DeVore’s listening room in the Brooklyn Navy Yard prior to RMAF. Here, in the Barn, they transformed […]
Krystian Zimerman Franz Schubert, Piano Sonatas Nos. 20 & 21 in the Audio Alternative room.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“…right back where I started from!” It was a cool crisp 2011 fall day when I headed to the airport to attend the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest as Editor of AudioStream for the first time. Next Thursday, on what looks to be a cool crisp […]