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Newport 2011: Evolution Acoustics, Playback Designs & darTZeel

by Danny Kaey on June 10 '11

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24bit 384khz, double DSD 6.1mhz via USB? Yep, Playback Designs has it.

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Newport 2011: Channel D Pure Music

by Danny Kaey on June 10 '11

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Most used playback software @ Newport? Channel D Pure Music...

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Newport 2011: Ayon + Lumen White

by Josh Ray on June 09 '11

Newport ayon 1The Ayon demo with Lumen White speakers was incredibly fast, precise and just begging for a bigger room to really let loose.  Check out the pic next page for the speaker's incredible finish...

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Newport 2011: Earo

by Josh Ray on June 09 '11

Newport earo 1Earo is bringing a world of tech to the single driver speaker game.  With built-in amplification, digital room correction and more, the Earo speakers performed tricks that make other full range backloaded horn speakers jealous.

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Newport 2011: YG Acoustics

by Josh Ray on June 09 '11

Newport yg 1YG Acoustics demoed their Kipod speakers dressed in black on black with their new custom billet drivers.  Tenor provided the amplification for one pretty stellar demo setup.  Despite being in one of the larger rooms at the show, the YG exhibit was permanently packed with a line out the door.

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Newport 2011: Lawrence Audio

by Josh Ray on June 09 '11

Newport lawrence 1The great guys at Audio Revelation San Diego were showing off their Lawrence Audio Violin speakers ($4950) with an excellent Luxman integrated, Origin Live table and arm and Dynavector cartridge.  Despite only being able to listen to the speakers for a few moments, it was clear these art deco beauties were able to sing.

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Newport 2011: MBL

by Josh Ray on June 08 '11

IMG 5884MBL of omni-directional loudspeaker fame debuted their new "120" monitors ($21k+) with all MBL electronics.  Didn't have a chance to drop in my demo CD, but MBL is always an amazing listening experience regardless of music.  The paint finish and craftsmanship seem to be improved, with a new white high gloss option for their speakers and amps (pic next page).

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Newport 2011: Focal Giants

by Josh Ray on June 08 '11

IMG 6022Focal Grand Utopia EM speakers in the Digital Ear of Orange County room.  Freakishly large, must be seen to be believed.

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by Josh Ray on June 08 '11

Articles now feature a new commenting platform.  Discuss to your heart's content.

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Newport 2011: Marten and E.A.R.

by Josh Ray on June 08 '11

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Marten with E.A.R. gear is a match made in heaven.  The Coltrane speakers, with their bevy of ceramic and diamond drivers, are perennial favorites.  The new Coltrane 2 speakers are sure to be an instant super-luxe classic.

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