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Newport 2011: Acoustic Zen

by Josh Ray on June 07 '11

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Acoustic Zen's rooms are always stellar, but this year was the best so far.  The Acoustic Zen Crescendos, paired with Tri amplification, outdid previous setups with Halcro equipment.  The Tri 845 amp, with all of 20 watts, did a fine job of taming these powerhouse speakers, but I'd love to hear them with even more juice.  Luscious, alive, seriously addictive.  So good was this setup I just couldn't help but to listen to my entire 9 track demo CD...then came back for seconds with friends.

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Comments () Speakers $10k-20k

Newport 2011: Veloce

by Josh Ray on June 07 '11

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Veloce is going to be huge.  With hybrid tube battery powered pre-amps and amps, Veloce steps up the tech game and the results are lust-worthy.  The pre-amp is around $15k and the amps are TBA.  Definitely a show highlight, can't wait to hear their gear again.

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Comments () Amplifiers $10k to 20k , Pre-Amps $8k to 20k

Newport 2011: Vivid + Luxman

by Josh Ray on June 07 '11

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Vivid and Luxman always put on a good show.  The Vivid Giya G2 speakers sounded stellar, with worlds of detail and attack.  A new Audioaero La Source did preamp, CD duty all in the analog realm while Brinkmann turntable topped off this much talked about room.

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Newport 2011: Palmer Turntable

by Josh Ray on June 07 '11

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Palmer out of Scotland makes one gorgeous turntable.  If you have a chance to look and listen to this beauty, don't pass it up.

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Harbeth P3ESR Review

by Sean Fowler on February 10 '11

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A brief look at the Virtue Audio 'Nirvana'

by Sean Fowler on November 10 '10

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WLM Stella Review

by Sean Fowler on June 28 '10

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DALI Mentor Menuet Review

by Sean Fowler on June 23 '10

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Fritz Carbon 7 Loudspeaker Review

by Sean Fowler on April 24 '10

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A close look at the Pangea AC-9 power cord.

by Sean Fowler on April 13 '10

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