Acoustic Sounds, Inc. is a mail-order business that boasts the world's largest selection of audiophile recordings as well as the finest two-channel stereo equipment, with a specialty in turntables. Their Analogue Productions reissue label offers the highest-quality vinyl and SACD reissues, sourced from the original master tapes and pressed in-house at their Quality Record Pressings. Additionally, Acoustic Sounds' Super HiRez service offers hi-res downloads from major labels and independents in both DSD and PCM.
Aec Connectors Co., Ltd. is a professional manufacturer of Connectors in Taiwan for many years. We provide various Connectors;
Adaptors and Cable such as Audio High-End Connector, Video High-End Connectors, RF Connectors, Audio Cable Assemblies, Video Cable Assemblies, RCA Adaptor and RF Cable Assemblies. To provide the highest quality, we manage our semi-finished and finished products strictly and separately. Besides, our company keeps upgrading our technology, not only expand equipment, but also increase testing design, so that we can offer customers with ever better service!
aeco is a new brand which was created in 2010 by Aec Connectors Co., Ltd..
After 30 years experience on manufacture & development, Aec discovered the end consumers' demand.
To be in line with market demand, "aeco" was created by superb technology base and the principle of High-End quality.
Alberto Guerra, the founder and CEO of AGD Productions, is well known in the world of Power electronics for his engineering expertise. Years of research in the field of electronic components are now at the service of excellence in sound reproduction, with innovative and highly performing Hi-End Power Amplifiers, based on the GaNTube tm technology.
The product AGD is presenting this year at RMAF are Vivace and AUDION Monoblocks, Hi-End Power Amplifiers, using the GaNTubeTM technology, with Gallium Nitride Power-Stage integrated in a Glass Tube, and the new Andante Pre-Dac. The AGD Monoblocks combine a unique blend of avant-garde industrial design with leading-edge power electronics into unique Hi-End Audio amplifiers that deliver a sublime and realistic audio reproduction never experienced before.
As all reviewers and sound experts have discovered and point out so far, the AGD Vivace and AUDION Monoblocks are disruptive products in the field of Hi-End Audio. One example for all: it only took a few seconds to Allen Sides, multi-Grammy-awarded sound engineer, to admit with delight that his studio-recorded music had finally found the perfect way to be listened. Read the reviews in AGD website http://agdproduction.com !
AIX Records is an award winning, HD music label specializing in new stereo & 5.1 recordings available on DVDs and via iTrax.com; the web’s first HD audio music offering PCM files up to 96 kHz/24-bits. The new AIX Records HD Music Sampler will be available. It includes a Blu-Ray disc with 71 tracks mixed three different ways. There are two 5.1 Dolby TrueHD mixes and a 96 kHz/24-bit stereo mix AND HD Video of the performances. Come hear our award-winning, high-resolution tracks and check out Dr. AIX's new book "Music and Audio: A User Guide to Better Sound".
Alclair Audio is primarily known for serving the Live Sound market with incredible sounding monitors and driver configurations that make sense for the performing artist at outstanding prices. With the new Studio3, Studio4, and Electro electrostatic hybrid, Alclair has created something truly special for the studio and audiophile markets.
The Studio3 triple driver is musical and dynamic while still revealing detail and clarity. The Studio3 is one of those "must hear" monitors that is hard to describe accurately, but is an instant joy to listen to.
For those who prefer a hyper accurate sound signature, the Studio4 is hard to beat. Four drivers, three bores, and our custom Forza copper cable deliver low distortion and a High Definition output. The Studio4 has found its way onto many studio recordings, in some cases being the only monitoring device used to mix.
The Electro is the worlds first custom electrostatic hybrid. Dual electrostatic tweeters and four balanced armature drivers across four bores give the Electro unparalleled sonic detail. In our view, the Electro is the best in-ear monitor ever made. But then... of course we do.
Alsyvox is specialized in making hi-end full range ribbon loudspeakers using proprietary technology and stylish Italian design. Planar loudspeaker performance is pushed to limits that could not be imagined before, adding to the well known transparency and imaging also outstanding dynamics, deep and body shaking bass and sense of real musicians presence in your room. We make by hand all the most important parts and each speaker comes with a 5 years warranty in a sturdy professional flight case.
Models range from the relatively small Tintoretto (57" tall), midsize Botticelli (70" tall), both 3 way, to the very big 5 way Caravaggio and Michelangelo (80" tall) available in single panel, double and triple panel per channel to best suit your room size.
Our designers have one goal in mind throughout the design process: getting the best and clearest sound reproduction of live music. Holding to this standard, we have developed new technologies allowing us to create a truly superior modern loudspeaker.
Alta Audio’s speaker collection provides the ultimate in performance to fit your price range. Browse all our speaker models and decide what class is right for you!
Precision engineering and classic design are embodied in the first turntable from AMG (Analog Manufaktur Germany), the Viella 12 or simply, V12. The AMG turntable line was created by a group of audio industry experts to advance the art of vinyl playback.
Anthem is a leading manufacturer of award-winning high-end electronics for music, home theater, and distributed sound systems sold internationally under the brand names Anthem™ and Anthem™ Statement. Anthem products are used at all levels of music reproduction and allow you to virtually “be there” every time you listen to a favorite piece of recorded music or experience the excitement of surround-sound home theater.
- The Astell&Kern is the ultimate portable high-fidelity audio system
capable of studio mastering quality sound (MQS).
MQS refers to all of the high resolution digital music recording studio formats up to 24-bit/ 44 – 192kHz. MQS delivers vast amounts of better music experience because MQS delivers 6.5 times of the detailed information in the same track.
ATC, Acoustic Transducer Company, is a legacy British loudspeaker manufacturer that was established in 1974 for the professional studio recording industry. ATC Professional and Hi-Fi speakers are known for their hand crafted quality, low distortion, pure, clean and accurate sound reproduction critical in creating a superior recording and listening experience. Lone Mountain Audio is the USA importer and distributor for ATC Hi-Fi products.
This year Audio Den will be Debuting::
NEW! Thrax Ares (solid-state) Modular Audiophile System
NEW! Hemingway Z-Core Interconnects and Powercords
NEW! Antipodes EX/CX Music Servers.
Audio Den is a Colorado based High-End Audio Company.. Our website is located at: www.audioden.net.
Balanced and unbalanced interconnects. Headphone cables. Digital connections. Power cords. speaker wire. Professional instruments and microphone.
Only when all of a loudspeaker’s elements work together precisely — right down to the finest detail — does the reproduction of music become an awe-worthy experience without parallel. Time and again, people auditioning Audio Physic speakers with their own music selections will say "I never heard that before." Audio Physic's loudspeakers are developed over a long and intensive process according to innumerable acoustic and aesthetic factors, and subjected to hundreds of listening tests — resulting in the superb quality that has given Audio Physic a sterling reputation around the world.
Founded in 1970 by Bill Johnson, Audio Research is the oldest continuously-operating audio manufacturer of high-performance vacuum-tube electronics in the United States. Audio Research still crafts all of its products in its Maple Grove, Minnesota facility, inserting and soldering every component into each audio board by hand. Not satisfied with "audiophile-grade" parts, Audio Research designs many of its own parts including capacitors, transformers, and wiring, having them custom-manufactured in North America. Every finished component is bench tested, burned-in, then bench-tested a second time before it is auditioned in a reference music system. The attention to detail is even more fanatical today than it was in 1970. Audio Research strives to maintain the value of its products worldwide, maintaining the ability to repair or restore virtually every product manufactured during its first 49 years. Even with countless rave reviews and product-of-the-year awards over the decades, you must hear Audio Research products for yourself to fully appreciate their peerless sound quality.
Founded in 1980 by William E. Low, AudioQuest creates high-quality analog and digital cables and accessories for beautiful music and movies. Our goal is to always remain truthful to the original signal, minimizing distortion while bridging the emotional and intellectual gaps that exist between artist and audience. AudioQuest cables carefully combine solid conductors, high-purity metals, specialized geometries, and stable dielectrics, among other sophisticated design elements, to enable clean, clear, naturally beautiful sound and images.
Whether we’re discussing a Bridges & Falls analog interconnect; Diamond Optical, USB, HDMI, or Ethernet digital cable; a Type 4 or WEL Signature loudspeaker cable; an NRG power cord; the best-selling, industry-altering DragonFly USB DAC + headphone amplifier; or any of AudioQuest's exciting new products, Bill Low’s thirst for truth, pleasure, and total sonic immersion is clearly evident. However you decide to connect to your media, AudioQuest develops and delivers an attractive, durable, reliable solution that represents both extraordinary value and exceptional performance.
Founded in 2009, AURALiC has established a worldwide reputation for creating innovative audio and streaming components of the highest quality. AURALiC’s elegantly-crafted products combine classic analog designs with cutting-edge digital technologies to blaze a new path into the future of high-end audio. AURALiC’s seamlessly integrated hardware and control software provide effortless command of high-resolution music playback throughout the home. Whether streaming from Internet services or local music collections, AURALiC components let you discover, share and connect like never before, expanding the horizons of your audio system with new levels of functionality and performance.
Aurender is the market leader in high performance file-based music servers, players and streamers. Our products are trendsetting by design and contest the status quo by providing a rich and satisfying user experience considered to be the best by audio critics worldwide. Our unified approach combines all the necessary components required for digital music reproduction. The CPU, power supply, digital audio output stage, HDD storage and SSD caching drives are housed in an exquisitely machined aluminum enclosure with a fit and finish that belies its cost. Due to the inherent simplicity of our user-centric design approach, we are able to deliver advanced functionality without the steep learning curve and connectivity challenges normally associated with typical computer-based audio systems. Thanks to the Aurender Conductor App, complete control of all aspects of music management are accomplished from an iPad. This is a dream come true for music lovers. The ability to store and playback a vast music library, easily access TIDAL or Qobuz lossless streaming services , play MQA content, or simply listen to internet radio is now a reality. And there's an Aurender music server for every system at any budget that will maximize your musical enjoyment.
Ausounds is a US-based premium audio manufacturing company that designs accessible headphones and audio products for music creators and music lovers alike.
Benchmark Media Systems, Inc., is a manufacturer of precision audio electronics, providing leading-edge performance to hi-fi enthusiasts, recording studios and broadcasters since 1983.
Benchmark products have won numerous awards in both the home audio and professional audio industries leading these industries with innovative digital audio conversion, power amplification and microphone pre-amplifier technologies.
Stop by and hear the latest from Benchmark, including DAC3B converter, LA4 Line Amp, HPA4 Headphone Amp and AHB2 power amp.
Let the Music Engage You!
Register for a chance to win the amazing DAC2 DX D/A Converter- a $1695 value!!!! Room 8128 and HeadSpace 66
Berkeley Audio Design, LLC was founded by alumni of Pacific Microsonics, Inc., developer of the HDCD process and the Pacific Microsonics Model One and Model Two, widely considered to be the highest quality professional ADC and DAC ever produced. The Alpha DAC Reference Series 3 contains breakthrough technology that redefines the potential of digital audio quality. Experienced industry listeners who have heard the Alpha DAC Reference Series 3 are unanimous in their praise, saying that the Reference Series 3 clearly outperforms any other DAC they have heard, including those with six figure retail prices, and even the much admired DAC portion of the Pacific Microsonics Model 2 studio ADC/DAC. In addition to its unprecedented PCM audio quality, the Alpha DAC Reference Series 3 also features MQA Rendering of unequaled audio quality.
Since 1924, beyerdynamic has served as a German manufacturer of high-quality audio products. The company specializes in headphones, professional and gaming headsets, microphones, and conference systems for the global audio market. The U.S. headquarters is located in Farmingdale, NY, and the global headquarters is in Heilbronn, Germany. The award-winning Tesla product range continues to perform with the T1 Second Generation, T5p Second Generation, Amiron Home, DT 1770 Pro and DT 1990 Pro. High-quality German manufacturing and outstanding audio performance is what you can expect from the full range of beyerdynamic products.
Bluebird Music is a distributor of high quality audiophile stereo equipment. Each of our product lines has been carefully chosen to bring you exceptional sound and superior value. Our brands include Chord Electronics, Jadis Electronics, Spendor Audio, SME and Vienna Acoustics .
An alliance of audiophiles. We are the designers, engineers and individuals who have spent our lives in the music industry. Our founders helped pioneer HiFi in the 70s; innovation and the pursuit of perfection in audio runs deep in our collective DNA. Bluesound's sole mission is to create innovative wireless audio products and technologies that allow for the most true-to-life performance music reproduction possible, utilizing the most advanced, state-of-the-art digital technology.
Bob's Devices, Inc.
Custom step-up transformers (SUT) for moving coil (MC) cartridges.
Each SUT is hand-made, one at a time, using point to point wiring and individually tested. No circuit boards used.
Listed as Class A in the Stereophile top 500 components list.
VPI Certified Dealer.
Phono Cartridges by Hana, Ortofon, Miyajima and Cardas/Benz Micro.
Solid Silver, and Silver Clad EFI/RFI Shielded Phono cables.
For nearly 30 years, Boulder has been manufacturing the world's finest audio equipment in Colorado. We are the last remaining North American high-performance audio electronics manufacturer to perform all aspects of design, manufacturing and assembly in-house.
Boulder’s origins began in the world of studio recording and broadcast where we earned a reputation for absolute neutrality and transparency in amplification and preamplification. Hundreds of albums and film scores have been recorded on Boulder equipment. To date, we have won numerous awards and accolades for sound quality, manufacturing and international export business. Our product offerings include amplifiers, preamplifiers, phono preamplifiers, streaming digital converters and networked disc players.
We will be offering factory tours and hosting evening events with new products at our dealer, Soundings Audio/Video, during the show (a short, 5 minute walk from the show). For further information, please contact us at 303-449-8220 or [email protected]
Bowers & Wilkins, founded in the UK in 1966, has been at the forefront of high performance audio for more than 50 years. Bowers & Wilkins designs and manufactures precision home speakers, headphones, custom installation and performance car audio products that set new standards for innovation and sound quality, earning countless awards and accolades from the world's leading recording studios and musicians. Bowers & Wilkins' reputation is based on the unwavering pursuit of the best possible sound and an unsurpassable music listening experience.
Bryston Ltd. is a Canadian company which has been designing and manufacturing state of the art specialty electronics to both the consumer and professional audio marketplaces for over 40 Years. Bryston has a major commitment to produce the most accurate and reliable products available. We maintain an extensive research and development division which is constantly looking for ways to improve the performance, value, and reliability of our products. We offer a full twenty year transferable warranty, parts and labor, on all our amplifiers, loudspeakers, and analog products. We offer a full five year transferable warranty on all our digital products.
Since we released our iconic P40 amplifier in 1968 we have pursued one simple objective: to produce audio equipment that faithfully creates a pure and natural sound. Whilst our contemporaries in America like heavier bass in their playback and often in Asia brands emphasise a mid-range mix to carry vocals, we at Cambridge Audio are sold on the unfiltered, unadulterated Â‘British SoundÂ’. Come and visit us to have a listen for yourselves to our award winning Hi-Fi, home theatre and wireless range of products or if you simply want to come and join us for a beer and discuss your favourite track of the day, thatÂ’s alright with us too.
Since 1987 Cardas Audio has manufactured premium audio cables and component parts. George Cardas founded the company to perfect audio cables using ultra-pure materials, innovative Golden Ratio resonance control techniques and uniquely insightful solutions to transmission line problems.
The legendary connections and craftsmanship at Cardas reflect George's pursuit of perfection.
CH Precision is a Swiss company dedicated to the design and manufacture of ultra high-end audio products. Fully designed and manufactured in Switzerland, CH products stand out for their exceptional audio performance and build quality. The range of products is comprised of two state-of-the-art series; the 1-Series and the 10-Series. The 10-Series was conceived to celebrate the ten year anniversary of our company and represent the cumulative knowledge and experience that we have acquired during that time. The line currently includes the M10 power amplifier and the L10 line stage. The 1-Series consists of the M1.1 and A1.5 power amplifiers, the L1 line stage, the P1 phono stage, the C1 DAC, the D1 CD/SACD transport, the T1 clock generator, the I1 integrated amplifier and the X1 optional external power supplies. Our company, based on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, was founded in 2009 by Florian Cossy and is currently represented in over 20 countries including the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia. CH Precision is, and always will be, fully committed to developing exclusive Swiss made audio products which redefine the boundaries of sound reproduction and offer owners an exceptional ownership experience.
Experience the difference Chord cables can make in your sound system. The Sound Organisation, the U.S. representatives of The Chord Company, will using Chord interconnects in their demo system at RMAF this year.
Classé is Canada’s leading maker of high-performance music and theater components. Since building our first amplifier in 1980, passion and dedication have inspired the research that yields Classé’s outstanding no-compromise electronics.
Clearaudio manufactures a complete line of turntables, tonearms, cartridges, phono stages, record cleaners, and analog accessories. Based in Germany, Clearaudio's ultra-high precision construction techniques yield extremely high-quality, tight tolerance turntables for enjoyable vinyl playback and delivers a complete solution for your analogue needs.
Clearaudio from Germany is exclusively distributed in the US by Musical Surroundings.
Stop by the Colorado Audio Society (CAS) Hospitality Suite in Room 7102 when attending RMAF 2019. We’ll have refreshments, music and a relaxing atmosphere to recharge your batteries. Meet the members of CAS and fellow audio enthusiasts.
Dedicated to getting the best possible sound out of a digital audio, Computer Audio Design (CAD) is based in London, England. We are proud to introduce to the USA CAD's world-class digital source components alongside CAD's innovative Ground Control noise reduction devices. CAD’s award winning 1543-MKII DAC features resistor-ladder technology for non-fatiguing, natural analogue sound. The CAD 1543 DAC will be partnered by the bespoke CAD Audio Transport (the "CAT") and patented CAD USB cables. CAD’s founder and designer, Scott Berry, will be on hand to answer all your questions about computer audio.
DALI, Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries, grew out of Scandinavia's leading audio retail chain in 1983, based on the observation that customers often requested a combinations of size, shape, performance and price that existing brands could not offer. We committed ourselves fully to the task of creating loudspeakers with outstanding performance and natural sound at competitive prices.
High Performance Cables - handmade in America
-The DanaCable design, material, and unique construction result in very low R, L, and C measurements, as compared to other cables. But the proof is in the listening. We can demonstrate how well DanaCable performs in live listening tests using a near-real-time switchable DanaCable Cable Comparator. You will be amazed at the results.
-In manufacturing DanaCable, we source the best parts from all over the world to achieve the intended performance objectives. Constructed from larger-gauge OFC wires using unique weaving techniques and terminated with high-quality connectors, every DanaCable is proudly hand made one by one in Colorado, USA. We offer a full 30 day money back guarantee on every cable we sell.
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Dynaudio was founded in 1977 in Skanderborg, Denmark, and today is recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of high performance loudspeakers and one of the world's most distinguished high end audio companies. In particular, Dynaudio home audio loudspeaker models are acclaimed for their advanced driver technology which has been designed, engineered and continuously developed completely in-house, and for their furniture-grade, hand-crafted Danish cabinet designs. Distributed in over 60 countries around the globe, Dynaudio produces a diverse range of premium loudspeakers for hi-fi and home theater, professional recording studio, automotive and OEM system applications. Dynaudio Pro is regarded as one of the leading professional audio companies, and many of the the world's most advanced studios are equipped with Dynaudio monitors, while Dynaudio loudspeakers have been selected as the official reference loudspeaker of the venerable BBC (British Broadcast Company), among others. Dynaudio Car serves the aftermarket automotive industry, bringing the company's technology and performance to the automotive audio market, and Dynaudio also produces true high-end factory fitted high fidelity loudspeaker systems for Volkswagen.
Dynaudio North America was founded in 1995 as a wholly owned subsidiary to serve the United States, and in addition to Dynaudio the company also distributes Octave Audio tube electronics.
Denver's Top Rated Car Stereo Store
Specializing in high fidelity vehicle DSP setups since 2013.
Other services include:
- Radar/Laser Defense Systems, Vehicle Dash Camera Systems,
- Basic Stereo/Audio Upgrades, Road Noise Dampening, High Power Amplification, Bluetooth Integration, Remote Start Systems, & Backup Camera Systems
We know you spend a lot of time in your vehicle and, if you're like us, you love to indulge in rich and well defined music when you're in your drivers seat.
Luckily, we don't need to tell you about all the positive effects music has on all of us.
We do, however, need to show you all the positive effects Elevated Audio will have on your vehicle and your daily commute.
Schedule now for a free in-store System Design Consultation with our experienced System Designer today to begin your journey towards a better daily commute .
Elusive Disc a trusted name since 1989…and your worldwide source for Audiophile Music, Equipment and Accessories. If great selection, personal customer service and the best shipping and packaging in the world is what you are looking for then give us a try! We are the distributors for Audio Wave Music & JVC XRCDs, Original Recordings Group, Stockfisch Records, Fidelio Audio, Hi-Q Records, Specialty Records and Sieveking Sounds Headphone Stands.
Endow Audio, located in Georgetown Kentucky, is an audio technology development company with considerable expertise in audio engineering, product development, and product design. The creative staff at Endow Audio developed the new Point Array technology. This groundbreaking technology produces a point source like sonic wave from an array of full range drivers producing an audio quality so precise you experience a sound as if your favorite artist is performing in your living room just for you! This exciting new technology is featured in the floor standing speakers just announced at the RMAF show. Please visit our demo room 9128 to listen and hear for yourself. The technology is breakthrough!
Etalon Sound’s mission is «To Transfer the High End Audio’s Old and Proven Values to a New Platform».
By “New Platform”, we mean our determination to stay open minded about both all the true accomplishments of the high performance audio’s past, and, on top of it, our determination to stay open minded about all the changes, which recently took place in technologies, demography, economics, life style, distribution of music, etc.
Our company is a “metier”-type business, which manufactures a unique state of art line of home electronics and speakers.
We apply our quarter of century’s worth of “hardcore” audiophile legacy and many years of serious music recording experience to design and execution of our products, which we want to position within the most up-to-date contexts of elevated demand.
Jozefina Lichtenegger has been driving innovation in audio since 1998, making her start by manufacturing the world's finest hand-made vacuum tubes. She launched her first turntable, the Forte, in 2009, introducing the superlative high-mass platters that created a revolution in the high-end audio market and put E.A.T. on the map. Today, E.A.T. has secured its reputation as a relentless trailblazer. Its ever-evolving range of elegant, high-aesthetic turntables are known for their uncompromising performance as well as their mechanical integrity
Falcon Acoustics, founded in 1972, based in Oxford England, combining Tradition and Technology.
Falcon is renowned as the manufacturer of the famous Classic 15 Ohm BBC LS3/5a, the only 100% authentic LS3/5a now made. On show at RMAF for the first time together with many working historic examples from the unique Falcon LS3/5 and LS3/5a collection, continuing the Tradition behind this iconic 100% hand built British BBC-designed speaker.
The new Falcon Reference Loudspeaker featuring the all new Falcon Graphene Nanoplatelet bass unit is being shown for the first time in the USA, This revolutionary Reference Monitor using Graphene Technology in the finest CNC Engineered Italian cabinets gives unparalleled bass precision, transparency and accuracy. Falcon is in the forefront of exploring new designs and cone materials.
Falcon also manufactures the world famous T27, B110 and B139 drive units, all to original specification, and all designed by the original KEF designer, Malcolm Jones.
Falcon Audio Engineering provides OEM consultancy, system design and scalable manufacturing services to audio designers and manufacturers.
Falcon Acoustics is also the largest online audio component and drive unit retailer in the UK.
Evolving from the commercial PC industry, fidata by I-O DATA DEVICE of Japan, is a new category of product that lives up to the meaning of its name "reliability.” There is a transparency, detail, decay and depth of field that we have never experienced before from any digital source. fidata is a multi-drive SSD pro series server, renderer, application, ripper, tagger and CD player. fidata high-resolution audio servers can deliver quality that approaches that of live events and original masters. Fidata was designed and engineered from the ground up, on dedicated platforms using custom components to enable silicon based Pro SSD flash. New audio and new power technology are utilized throughout. To advance audio performance the XS20U introduces X cluster SSD. (See web link for X-Cluster details). Currently unmatched, fidata brings you closer to the original performance with tremendous realism. fidata is 100% designed, engineered and manufactured in Japan. This is a new product category in the realm of digital audio. Please ask your retailer for an audition. For detailed information and a global award summary please visit: http://www.iodata.jp/fidata/en/index.htm
Who is Fina ??
Final was established in 1974. Its first product was a cartridge. It had a groundbreaking figure eight air-core coil with a cantilever cut from a one-carat diamond. Through its technology and ideas, final devised solutions for problems associated with the necessary evils of adhesives and iron cores; the resulting extreme clarity of sound was highly regarded. The companyÂ’s approach to things Â– pursuing that which is fundamentally right Â– is no different today, despite our focus having moved to headphones and earphones. In the process of developing Sonorous 10 - released this summer - and Sonorous 8, we went so far as to go back and create manufacturing equipment; in doing so, it took 3 years from our announcement of the models to their launch. Improvements made were low-key Â– we manufactured parts with precision and assembled them with high accuracy. The results were great. We are very happy to have the chance to showcase the fruits of our labor, Sonorous 10 and Sonorous 8. Final audio design has returned its name back to final, the name used when the company was first established. We intend to move forward producing not only earphones and headphones, but a variety of other products too.
Focal has been creating benchmark acoustic equipment since 1979 for various high fidelity markets such as home audio loudspeakers, headphones, car speaker drivers and monitoring loudspeakers.
Gingko Audio introduces the new patent-pending vibration control devices: Mini-ARCHs and Super-ARCHs – Get a component upgrade for the price of a simple tweak.
Göbel ® High End manufactures loudspeaker systems based on a patented proprietary bending wave technology. At Göbel ® High End we are thoroughly dedicated to music and are fanatical about quality. Our products are 100% hand built in Germany and intended for those special people who are only satisfied with the best.
Great Plains Audio was born out of the Altec Lansing corporation in 1998. It carries forward the loudspeaker design and manufacturing tradition that began with Western Electric in the early 20th century. Great Plains Audio is the only place where the legendary Western Electric/Altec Lansing sound reproduction technologies live on.
We provide a wide array of professional grade loudspeaker components, including compression drivers, crossovers, and other transducers. Each component is carefully and meticulously handcrafted in the United States in our factory in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. When you purchase components or repair parts from Great Plains Audio, you can rest assured that they are among the best in the world.
Great Plains Audio continues the Western Electric/Altec Lansing tradition of providing the best available sound reproduction devices that are demanded by both professionals and audiophiles worldwide.
Our famous 604 DUPLEX has been a favorite of recording studios and engineers since its inception in 1946. Over the years we have continually refined the 604 to meet the demands of digital and high definition audio. This is why it remains at the pinnacle of audio reproduction systems.
Hana EL (low output) and EH (high output) cartridges are the ideal performance/value choice and the best way to upgrade from “starter” cartridges. The Hana E Series features a sophisticated generator providing true moving coil sound.
At Haniwa we believe that the definition of the perfect audio system is one that exactly and faithfully reproduces music. No “coloration”, no “added bass” no “softening” of the sound. Music must have all the energy, smoothness and creativity of the original performance … no exception. Music should mimic the original artists performance itself in real time. That’s why at Haniwa, we have worked for over 30 years to develop the worlds only system that exactly and faithfully matches the musicians performance. When people hear Haniwa, they know instantly that it is very different and unlike any other stereo system they have heard. Some people discount the system because of its unconventional look and small size or because it is not what they are used to hearing. Many others, especially listeners who frequently listen to live music, appreciate the realism, beauty and simplicity of the Haniwa approach. The technology behind the development of Haniwa is a fascinating study in perseverance toward a singular goal. As an engineer and medical doctor, Dr. Tetsuo Kubo spent his career developing new theories on sound, audio reproduction and how the brain processes what we hear. He has applied that theory to Haniwa where in simple terms “the output is equal to the input” for both frequency and timing (phase) of the music sound wave. What makes Haniwa very, very different from other systems is that in addition to a flat frequency response, Haniwa has a flat phase response as well. With a flat phase response, music maintains its crispness and remains true to the original recording. Two measurements define how closely “the output equals the input”, those measurements are step response and impulse response. The Haniwa system has optimal step and impulse response curves in stark contrast to competitive products. Another innovation unique to Haniwa is that all sound comes from a virtual point source with single driver speakers delivering a pinpoint Real 3D soundstage like nothing you have heard before. The result is Haniwa Truesound.
All HEGEL products are designed in-house by HEGEL in Norway, based on technology not commonly found in music systems.
The HEGEL SoundEngine™ audio modules are protected by a patent, and they are manufactured and tested in Norway.
The design platform is deeply rooted in advanced scientific research, utilizing the latest research results within professional broadcast technology, telecommunication technology, semiconductor technology and high frequency technology.
From painstaking research, HEGEL holds the secret to its amazing sound reproduction- available exclusively from HEGEL.
HEGEL SoundEngine™ Amplifier Technology
A common problem in high quality sound systems is that the audio signal is distorted on its way from the input to output. HEGEL has designed a unique dynamic error cancelling system called SoundEngine™ Technology, that eliminates this weakness found in all audio amplifiers using serial connected amplifier blocks. Hegel has received a patent for the SoundEngine™ technology.
The SoundEngine™ technology is only used in HEGEL products.
HEGEL CD-Player Technology
HEGEL is using CD-decoder boards designed by HEGEL to get the best possible audio signal quality, low jitter Master Clock generators designed by HEGEL, SyncroDAC fully balanced digital to analog converters designed by HEGEL and linear phase Line Driver output stage technology designed by HEGEL.
All these new and unique CD-player technologies are designed in-house by HEGEL.
We are an importer and distributor of High-End audio products. We are the North American importer and distributor for Vitus Audio and the USA distributor for AudioSolutions Speakers.
Tech This Out America™ is original and expertly curated news that brings together technology, innovation, pop culture, music, activism, and education. We strive to provoke thought, inspire, educate, entertain and empower our listeners with dynamic and relevant editorial and unparalleled events that create commemorations that stand the test of time. Our laconic style enables listeners to easily consume and digest the news as well as engage and share with others. Delivering comprehensive yet to-the-point coverage in a format tailored specifically for today’s mobile lifestyles.
In Living Stereo is the North American distributor for Mactone tube electronics from Japan, as well as being a specialty dealer for many other high-end brands of audio equipment. In Living Stereo's showroom is located in downtown Manhattan, NYC.
We believe that high quality digital audio shouldn’t compromise ease-of-use, and we aim to deliver this through our range of premium music servers.
Innuos was founded in 2009 in the United Kingdom with the vision that you don’t need to sacrifice sound quality nor be a technology wizard to enjoy the convenience of Digital Music at your fingertips. This vision can only be achieved through the combination of three core principles:
PERFECT SYNERGY BETWEEN HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
Our multi-disciplinary team combines expertise in Computer Hardware, Audio Hardware, Networking and Software Engineering to create our products end-to-end.
CUSTOMER-DRIVEN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
By working closely together with end users and partners alike, we really understand what different customers require in a music solution. This has been driving our research and development since day one.
Digital Audio is a fast-evolving area, with new products being constantly introduced in the market. Instead of designing closed solutions, we build our products to be open, allowing integration with the most popular Hi-Fi and Multi-room products in the market.
IsoTek is an English company making award-winning power optimisation products for hi-fi and home cinema systems.
Our highly specialised mains conditioners actively clean the power obtained from your wall sockets before it reaches your hi-fi or audio visual system, and our range of power cables further enhance this improvement. Our solutions cover a wide range of systems, delivering significant upgrades in performance at competitive prices. IsoTek products are enjoyed by more than 100,000 customers in over 45 countries, and have earned numerous accolades from specialist audio and AV publications worldwide. We are recognised as the leader in clean-power technology, a fact reinforced by the highly respected consumer electronics brands that have used IsoTek in the development and demonstration of their products, including Arcam, Denon, Genesis Advanced Technologies, Marantz, Monitor Audio, Nordost, Onkyo, Pioneer, PMC, Primare, Roksan and TEAC Esoteric. All IsoTek products are designed for purpose, manufactured in Europe and built to last.
We are concerned with designing and producing advanced analogue turntables. We are lovers of good music played at home in the best possible quality. J.Sikora brand was built on this foundation and the need to share our own passion.
Jeff Rowland Design Group designs and manufactures high-end audio products of exacting quality and enduring beauty for refined music lovers worldwide.
Specializing in Amplifiers, Integrated Amplifiers, Preamplifiers, DAC's, Phono Stages, Headphone Amps.
Jerry Harvey Audio is the maker of premium custom in-ear monitors. JH Audio's products are a direct result of 30 years of live audio mixing combined with 20 years of designing and building earphones for the most demanding artists on the planet. Since forming JH Audio, Jerry Harvey and the rest of their team have raised the bar with bold, cutting edge designs to create the most realistic listening experience for the engineer, performer, and audiophile alike.
With over 30K subscribers to his YouTube channel, Joe creates videos that are technical yet easy to understand. Best known for his speaker reviews, he utilizes frequency response measurements, near-field and binaural sound demos. He hosts a seminar called “Welcome to HiFi” where he talks to companies about how to attract the next generation of audio enthusiasts.
Ultra-high precision frequency and voltage converters up to 1000 watts. Will power 50 Hz audio in 60 Hz countries and 60 Hz audio in 50 Hz countries. The Mercury, Hercules and Thor converters are completely universal with output voltage of 115V AC or 230V AC selectable from the front or rear panel. These expertly-designed and quality built, compact 50/60Hz converters power anything from turntables, pro audio, vintage audio and more. Our Clean Power Converters will match the voltage, frequency and wattage requirements of your valued audio equipment to the local mains power line, assuring they are operational anywhere in the world!
The Original Record Cleaning Machines - for almost half a century, the tried and trusted choice for Precision Cleaning all types and sizes of records, safely, efficiently, consistently. No worries about accumulating dusty, oily fluids in the cleaning devices and solutions - the Monks offers Zero Recontamination, every record, every time - your 100th record, just as clean as your first. No other technique or brand can genuinely offer you such a guarantee.
Originally developed with the BBC, and the only record cleaning systems approved and in use in all the world's biggest and most prestigeous sound archives and libraries including the US Library of Congress.
These unique machines have stood the test of time and have been updated and streamlined for today's serious vinylphile. Results are further enhanced with a range of premium record accessories including Pyr/Mat StayClean mats and discOvery Natural Precision Record Cleaning Fluids.
Trust the system the world's professionals trust. Keith Monks - making records sound better since 1969.
The Sound Organisation will be demonstrating a Kii Audio sound system based on the popular Kii Three Active Speakers in room 4105. Representatives will be available to discuss Kii Audio products and inform attendees about the advantages of Kii products.
KIMBER KABLE® designs and builds the industry's most technically advanced speaker cables, audio interconnects, digital cables, power cords & video cables. Products are designed using our unique OSCaR™ engineering process which makes the link between scientific measurements and listening impressions.
Kirmuss & Asscociates has been bringing People, Products and Technology together since 1979. K&A's audio division, KirmussAudio, will be demonstrating its award winning ULTRASONIC RECORD RESTORATION SYSTEM. Most record cleaners and systems are just that, they make the record look good. Most leave residues behind that affect timbre,breath, soundstage and image AT LESS THAN $900! The KirmussAudio system STRIPS OUT remnants of prior cleanings and RESTORES your record. The system will also be display at Denver's Premier Audio Dealer: ListenUp's suite.
See, hear, feel the Music!
LIMITED DEALER OPPORTUNITIES AND TERRITORIES ARE AVAILABLE.
KLH is a revival and re-launch of an iconic brand rich within audio history. Resurrected from passion born long ago, with solutions redesigned to today’s exacting standards, new KLH offerings are available. KLH is vision from a team of experienced and impassioned music lovers. Our goal is to improve lives and inspire music lovers everywhere, while remaining responsible stewards of this mission.
Staying true to a timeless objective sprouted in 1957, KLH desires to bring world-class loudspeakers and audio solutions to many. Based on vertical integration and efficient business structure, KLH products offer high-performance at extraordinary prices. KLH cabinet loudspeakers are endorsed by an industry leading ten-year warranty. Since re-launch in 2018 has received many awards and rave reviews.
Contact Jeff Dano at (469) 994-9224 for information regarding RMAF.
High performance audio stands that can redefine the audio of your components and system. Inherently influenced by the research of materials, design and the engineering principles of 'product vibration reduction' and critical paths structures of 'lifting & aerospace' industries. Couple this with the desire to seek beautiful audio over many years Lateral Audio Stands are designed, developed, listen tested and approved by prominent high-end UK audio engineers and dealers. Designed to maximize the removal of energy, while also minimizing the vibrational effects of itself, these are the principles that reduce the multiplication of frequencies entering the audio components of your system. Multi-level shelf stands, and amp stands are available. For more details please see: http://www.lateralaudiostands.co.uk/
Founded in 1978, The Lenbrook Group of Companies has grown from being a national wholesale distributor of commercial two-way communications devices and premium consumer electronics brands, to adding capabilities in manufacturing and global channel and brand management. Today, Lenbrook International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Lenbrook Group, owns, designs and manufactures innovative technologies and products for discerning music lovers around the world through its three brands, NAD Electronics, PSB Speakers, and Bluesound wireless multi-room systems.
Lenbrook also continues its leadership in channel management as a distributor for its own brands, as well as renowned consumer audio brands like Tivoli and B&O Play, through its subsidiaries Lenbrook Americas and Lenbrook Asia, and through an extensive network of distribution partners. Lenbrook Canada Solutions is a national partner to Motorola and Vertex, offering commercial two-way communications devices to a broad array of industries, bringing unparalleled efficiency to commercial communications.
We are two kinds. The other kind are fine with the sound from a delicate stylus trapped in the dark inner circle of a vinyl record. Once upon a time in Japan, there was a device that safely took care of business. This device is long gone, disappeared into the twilight of the black market. We wondered. Why? It was not an aesthetic masterpiece, but the mechanics functioned well.
2014. Inspired by this servant of the peaceful mind, we set out on a journey to design an automatic tonearm lifter that filled the void - and then some. Little Fwend is the automatic tonearm lifter that has one mission. It lifts the tonearm up at the inevitable end of a vinyl record. It does it safely. It does it smoothly. It does it looking good.
THIS IS THE END, MY ONLY FWEND THE END.
Etymotic®, a Lucid Audio® Company, produces the most accurate earphones in the world, along with a full line of hearing protection. Our ER™ series of earphones have consistently led the market in fidelity with a rich, full sound. Our hearing protection is second to none and gives you the transparent sound you want and not the feeling of being underwater. Musicians, professional audio engineers, and audiophiles enthusiastically endorse our earphones because of the transparent detail, high-fidelity performance, and clean sound one would expect from a high-end product. At Etymotic, we are not only professional engineers in hearing technology, but we’re also active musicians and audio enthusiasts who know what music should, and can, sound like.
Based on extensive experience in broadcast and commercial A/V engineering, Pixel Magic Systems presents Lumin Music, audiophile network music players, digital transports, amplifier/streamer and automatic NAS devices. Lumin’s new flagship, model X1, introduces Optical and Ethernet networking in one source device. Also new for 2018/2019 are models X1, D2, Lumin Amplifier and the U1 “MINI” digital transport. Lumin continues winning global accolades and top awards in high-res digital audio. Lumin's software application is an industry leader, enabling Lumin system control options, internet radio, audio file selection, search by parameter and user defined playlists. Furthermore, Lumin is an OEM supplier for software to other hardware manufacturers. Lumin is compatible with Spotify, TuneIn radio, Qobuz, Tidal, Tidal high fidelity (MQA), ROON, Open Home, Airplay, UPnP and DLNA. Lumin also allows for user selectable levels of PCM up-sampling, bit rate conversion and PCM to DSD conversion. For detailed information please visit: http://www.luminmusic.com/
Award winning consumer electronics designer M2Tech of Italy manufacturers products for computer audio, LP/analog playback, both D/A and A/D conversion, clocking, ultra-low noise power supplies and the new Young MK3 MQA PCM /DXD/ DSD256- DAC/Pre-amp. Other new products include include the A1 stereo amplifier (Can also run as mono-blocks), the N1 mc/mm phono stage/pre-amp, the Van der Graaff ultra -low noise power supply and the Joplin MK3, an ultra-high end A/D and D/D converter with phono-stage covering all known RIAA equalization curves. This is known as the new "Rockstar" series.
The EVO2 series includes master/word clock, EVO 2 phono-stage/pre-amp with ADC and DAC plus word clock input and system remote (All in one small device). EVO 2 series also adds EVO DAC 2 and DAC 2 Plus, both capable of system remote and processing for PCM/DXD and DSD256. Additionally, the line includes USB to S/PDIF signal converters, a multi-device low noise power supply with a clocking option for the EVO DAC 2 Plus and the EVO2. M2Tech continues to evolve for 2018/2019. For photos and more detail by product family please visit: https://lnx.m2tech.biz/
For 30 Years, the MANLEY brand has been producing upper echelon high fidelity products as well as world-famous recording studio products in Southern California. Manley hifi products are primarily vacuum tube based designs. In 2018 we introduce to the world our new Absolute Headphone Amplifier, a stunning new feature-rich design unlike any other product on the planet.
1972 saw the introduction of Mark Levinson’s JC-1 preamplifier, a concrete, functional symbol of Mark Levinson’s approach to audio reproduction. It evidenced a signature blending of vision and science. It was the beginning of a series of groundbreaking audio components that reinforced America’s reputation in high end audio design.
Indeed, the JC-1 taught even hardcore audiophiles that tube components had no lock on aural truth. As the JC-1 evolved into the ML-1, it was joined by the ML-2 monophonic power amplifier. Mark Levinson then introduced the ML-3 power amplifier, a massive and ultra-stable dual-mono design that precisely controlled even the most difficult loudspeakers of its day.
By the mid ‘80s, despite innovations such as a fully modular preamplifier and extraordinary open-reel tape decks suitable for demanding studio recording sessions, Mark Levinson Audio Systems found itself in difficult financial straits. However, the Mark Levinson tradition of hand-crafted excellence was rescued by Madrigal Audio Laboratories, Mark Levinson’s “sister company” distributor. Key personnel regrouped to continue design and production. The reorganization brought needed fiscal discipline and an expanded engineering staff.
The timing was propitious. The audio industry was moving rapidly towards the digital CD as a prime music source. Although certainly not the first digital-to-analog converter to appear, Mark Levinson’s classic No. 30 reference processor was instantly hailed as the new sonic benchmark, an achievement that signaled digital’s “coming of age.” The following year, the No. 31 reference CD transport completedMark Levinson’s desire to offer the finest digital playback system. It, too, was hailed as a milestone in design, execution, and sound quality.
With the Mark Levinson name firmly established as a first tier supplier of components for the home enthusiast, Mark Levinson broadened its reach with a relationship with Lexus, Toyota’s luxury car division. Working closely with Lexus engineers, Mark Levinson leveraged its experience and the expertise of other automotive divisions of its parent corporation, Harman International, to provide audio performance that fully complemented the Lexus driving experience.
Today, more than three decades after the company’s inception, Mark Levinson continues to expand the horizons of audiophiles at home and on the road as well as those of home theater enthusiasts with components and systems that define accuracy, reliability, and enjoyment. Since 1972. The same name. The same enduring standards. The same extraordinary level of satisfaction.
MartinLogan Debuting New Speaker with Benchmark Media Systems and Aurender (Room 8128)
MartinLogan is debuting a new line of high-performance thin-film speakers scheduled to ship October 2019. Additionally, they are demoing dual Dynamo 800X subwoofers (a Stereophile 2019 Recommended Component and AVS Forum 2018 Top Choice). Benchmark Media Systems will use the MartinLogan speaker to demonstrate their DAC3B converter, LA4 Line Amp, and AHB2 power amp. Music will be provided using an Aurender N10 high-resolution network streamer. Cabling throughout the system includes Benchmark speaker and interconnect cables. In addition to Rory Rall from Benchmark, MartinLogan sales managers Dennis Chern and Peter Soderberg will be on hand providing demonstrations and answering questions.
Merkel Acoustic Research & Design is a Denver-based company that designs, builds, and installs custom-only loudspeakers. With an almost complete vertical integration of design and manufacturing, each build is completely unique and based on the client's goals, listening space acoustics, and desired finishes.
Owner Jeff Merkel has been a full-time mastering engineer for over 15 years and owns award-winning studios, 8 Houses Down. Beyond his studio work he "preaches what he practices" as a lecturer at CU Denver in both Physics and Recording Arts.
- Custom Loudspeakers
- Custom Studio & Listening Room Furniture
- Custom Cabling
- DSP Controlled Amplification
- Acoustic Measurement & Testing
- Audio & DSP Programming
High-end audio company developing premium audiophile headphones and earphones, renowned for timeless design, pure comfort and engaging vivid sound.
TUNED AUDIO PLATFORMS FOR ELECTRONICS AND LOUDSPEAKERS
No vibration controlling systems available approaches the sophistication of Modulum platforms and nothing approaches the astonishing results they deliver.
Moon Audio specializes in custom home audio & video solutions, from custom made audio cables to headphone modification services. We are both a manufacturer of audio/video cables as well as a high end audio retailer. We have a niche in custom audio cables. Our motto is, if it can be built, we will build it. Our specialty is in High End Headphone Systems. With your feedback, we can custom tailor a headphone or home audio system based on your tastes and demands. We can custom modify both the equipment and headphones to take you to the next level in your headphone listening experience.
Music Hall LLC was founded in April 1985. It is a company dedicated to manufacturing, importing and distributing well priced, top quality, high-end audio components. Its emphasis is almost exclusively 2-channel (stereo); a rarity in this day of iPods and multi-channel products. It has grown over the years to become one of the pre-eminent distribution and manufacturing companies in the industry.
Music Hall manufactures its own range of turntables in the Czech Republic. These are produced in a factory that has been making turntables for over 50 years. All Music Hall turntables come fitted with arms, cartridges and dust covers. They consistently make the "Recommended Components" list in Stereophile Magazine.
Our electronics are developed and designed in the US and manufactured to our strict specifications in Shenzhen, China. The range consists of integrated amps, CD players, phono amps and d/a converters.
Other lines that we distribute are Creek Audio Electronics, Epos Loudspeakers, Euro Audio Team Tubes, AktiMate Active Loudspeakers, Goldring Cartridges and Headphones, Hunt EDA Record Cleaning Brush, Zerostat Anti-static Gun, and Bellari Tube Accessories
All of our products have received accolades in hi-fi magazines around the world.
Since 1991, Oakland, California-based Musical Surroundings has specialized in the distribution and manufacture of turntables, tonearms, phono cartridges, preamps, and analog accessories.
Our products: AMG // Clearaudio // DS Audio // Hana // Musical Surroundings // Record Time
Musical Surroundings is premiering the AMG Viella Forte turntable at a US Audio Show, the “super” version of our famous Viella. Machined in our Bavarian factory, the Forte incorporates the same platter bearing design, decoupled spindle, Lorenzi hand-built brushless DC motor, visual form and footprint of our highly regarded Viella. The AMG design team focused on mass, rigidity, and refinement to create the Forte, resulting in increased macro-dynamics, more inner detail, larger-scaled presentation, and greater effortlessness. Utilizing new materials and machining techniques, the Forte features a new plinth, platter, platter clamp, arm base, updated drive electronics, new power supply design and power supply housing.
Forte Plinth – CNC milled from solid aluminum billet, 70 mm thick and 23 kg weight (+280% larger than the standard Viella plinth at 25 mm thick and 8 kg). Platter bearing housing, motor housing, and feet directly machined from 70 mm aluminum billet provides higher rigidity and mass damping.
Forte Platter – CNC machined in house using aircraft-grade aluminum with decoupled spindle. Taller at 87 mm with a thicker inlaid PVC machined platter mat for a total weight of 14 kg (+120% larger than standard Viella platter at 72 mm and 11 kg).
Forte Clamp – New silhouette with larger shape, higher mass, and enhanced ergonomics. CNC machined in house using aircraft-grade aluminum and POM.
Forte Arm Base – CNC machined in house using aircraft-grade aluminum cylindrical stock, 35 mm bigger diameter and taller by 15 mm (+130% larger than standard Viella arm base).
Forte Drive Electronics – enhanced circuitry for faster start-up with larger Forte platter, mounted within mass-damped solid plinth.
Forte Power Supply – CNC milled from solid aluminum billet to echo the Viella shape. New toroidal transformer, additional voltage filtering for increased isolation from mains line fluctuations, and LED indicator for proper mains plug polarity.
The Viella Forte is available in both black anodized and a special Engraved version featuring a CNC machined geometric pattern and includes the AMG 12JT Turbo 12” tonearm.
AMG offers upgrade programs for existing Viella owners to purchase the Viella Forte complete with 12JT Turbo tonearm or just the Forte turntable if they already own the12JT arm. AMG offers upgrade kits to existing Viella owners to add the Forte platter, clamp and Power Supply.
- Web: www.musicalsurroundings.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/musicalsurroundings
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/musical_surroundings
Founded by master cartridge maker Mr. Yoshio Matsudaira in 2004, the goal was to pursue and develop the ultimate dream cartridges. Mr. Matsudaira has been a highly sought after designer of high performance cartridges, with a client list that has included respected brands such as Koetsu, Air Tight, Miyabi, Luxman, Supex and Audio Craft. His unique SH-μX high flux / high permeability core material is one of the few genuine breakthroughs in cartridge design in the last fifty years. Only with the development of SH-μX was it possible to achieve an unseen level of performance with the lowest internal impedance and the highest output.
Founded in 1972 and now sold in over 80 countries, NAD Electronics is renowned for its award-winning line of high quality components for audio, home theatre and custom installation applications. Since the beginning, NAD Ãs commitment to four core values Ã± innovation, innovation, simplicity, performance, and value Ã± have earned it a cult-like following that catapulted it to becoming a household name amongst audiophiles and music lovers alike. To this day, the brand continues to design and manufacture some of the most acclaimed and affordable hi-fi components that include modern features and technologies meant to appeal to a new generation of audiophiles.
Noble Audio is a Texas-based in-ear monitor (IEM) specialist with a comprehensive product line principally designed by audiologist Dr. John Moulton AuD CCC-A. Offering universal and bespoke custom-fit monitors, the company has an international reputation for excellence across its range and is revered for its design aesthetic and exceptional sound quality.
Nola Speakers manufactures high end and ultra high end loudspeakers for the home. Models include Boxer 3, Boxer S3, Brio Trio System, Brio Quatro System and Brio Subwoofer, Contender 3, Contender S3, KO 3. Our Reference Model series includes Studio Grand Reference Gold 2, Metro Grand Reference Gold 2, Baby Grand Reference Gold 2, Concert Grand Reference Gold 2 and our Flagship Model, the 4 tower Grand Reference Gold IV. We also manufacture Blue Thunder Speaker Cable, which offers extremely high performance at an affordable price. All loudspeakers are hand built to order using point to point wiring (no printed circuit boards) and no fuses or current limiting devices for highest performance and longest life. All models except Boxers and Contenders utilize our exclusive open baffle technology.
Nordost is the premier manufacturer of hifi audio cables and accessories in the consumer electronics industry. Over the past two decades, Nordost has developed an extensive, all-encompassing range of hifi audio solutions, including audio and video cables, power products, and resonance control devices. Nordost cables bring the pure, unadulterated reality of a live performance to hifi sound systems, regardless the systems’ price point. Nordost has implemented a number of groundbreaking processes and developed proprietary technologies in order to ensure that the company maintains the quality that it has become known for. By introducing innovations such as Dual/Micro-Mono Filament, TSC (Total Signal Control) technology, and HOLO:PLUG® Connectors, Nordost has become the vanguard of the of the audio cable industry, surpassing its competitors and finding itself on a level of its own.
Nordost is proud to boast that each one of our cables is handcrafted in the United States to serve an international clientele.
Notable Audio Products is the exclusive importer of distinguished audio brands. Notable’s focus is on bringing up-and-coming brands from around the world to North America.
NVS Sound is a music inspired company that specializes in high fidelity audio cable design, and is proud to also carry Stenheim speakers, InnuOS music servers, and Linnenberg electronics. For RMAF 2019, NVS Sound will be premiering the launch of their new Virtuoso cable series. The main system will be comprised of the Stenheim FIVE SE speakers, InnuOS Statement music server, Linnenber Satie DAC and Widor amplifier.
Award-winning Okki Nokki record cleaning machines bring back lush analog greatness to every grimy LP. Built like tanks, these exceptionally well-designed machines combine a rotating platter and a tonearm-like vacuum tube that first sucks up microscopic debris and then vacuum-dries each record. Okki Nokkis are quiet and cool-running, with forward and reverse operation — allowing for hours of use.
The Paradigm Brand Story
Most speaker companies were started and run by a clever guy who had specific ideas about what was important in speaker design. He typically implemented his ideas with off the shelf parts, put them into cabinets, wired up a crossover and sold them. People’s reactions tended to be either love or hate – which led to the belief that what defines a good speaker is purely subjective.
However, Paradigm isn’t like most speaker companies. We combine science, engineering, art and manufacturing to produce speakers that are not only better sounding, but integrate better into the home and provide a better value.
We base all of our speaker development and design on landmark research that was done by Canada's National Research Council. Over two decades of double-blind listening tests with thousands of volunteers proved that 96% of people prefer speakers that have the following characteristics: flat, accurate midrange response; wide, smooth off-axis response (wide dispersion); and low distortion. We combine those parameters with industry-leading driver designs that gives every speaker we build significant low bass response and higher power handling than our competitors. The results are neutral sounding speakers with less of their own sonic signature, fuller bass and higher output than our competitors' designs.
We are known around the world for our performance and value. At the time Paradigm was founded in 1982, the top-ranking speakers that exhibited the 3 main NRC parameters were very expensive - out of reach of the average music lover at the time. So, Paradigm’s goal was to produce speakers that were preferable by 96% of the population, and also be accessible to the majority of people interested in music in their homes.
Paradigm's founders poured their money back into the company, building the largest, most complete speaker and electronics manufacturing facility dedicated to a single brand in North America, if not the world. This gives us an economy of scale that ensures the highest quality, performance, and value in the industry. Over time, repeat customers wanting something even better drove us to higher levels of performance with commensurately more luxurious industrial designs, fit and finish. As the prices rose in proportion to performance, being the best value in the market remained the same. Today we still rely on real science and engineering; we fine tune the speakers based on controlled listening sessions, wrap them in world class industrial designs, and build them ourselves from the ground up. Our approach produces speakers whose performance is less subjective or a matter of taste. Because they don't have a sound of their own they sonically get out of the way while gracefully integrating into a home. Paradigm speakers reveal the true essence of a recording better than any other brand of speakers in the world.
Parasound was established in 1981 and is still owned by company president Richard Schram. Legendary audio designer John Curl has been designing for Parasound since 1988. Along with Carl Thompson, his circuit board designer since their Vendetta days, Curl has assisted Parasound in the creation of sensibly priced audio components whose performance is competetive with many of the most expensive audio brands.
Dolby Labs, Apple, Lucasfilm, Pixar, Skywalker Sound, Sony Pictures, Sony Music, Capitol Records, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox and the San Francisco Symphony are among the names you would recognize who use Parasound day in and day out. The list of performing artists who own Parasound is even longer and loudspeaker manufacturers who use Parasound as a tool in the development of their products include Wilson Audio, JL Audio, MartinLogan, KEF and SoundLab.
Seven Parasound Halo models are presently Stereophile Class A Recommended Components and we’ve received numerous Editor’s Choice awards from The Absolute Sound. Our products are sold in 61 countries around the world and we have received awards and honors from audio publications in the UK, Norway, Russia, Australia, South Africa, Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore.
Richard is personally debuting Parasound’s much-anticipated Halo Integrated Amplifier at RMAF 2014, room 8028.
Parts Express has been providing electronic parts and accessories to the audio/video industry since 1986. We are proud to serve our customers, from sound technicians to audio enthusiasts, with the finest audio and video parts and accessories for quality home and professional installations, all at highly discounted prices. Our product line is continually expanding to meet your needs. Thanks to you, we have grown into one of the largest suppliers of electronic parts and components in the USA.
The corporate office and warehouse of Parts Express is located in a 117,000 square foot facility in Springboro, Ohio, about 25 minutes north of Cincinnati and 15 minutes south of Dayton on Interstate 75.
You may have not heard of Periodic Audio, and that's OK. Most people haven't. However, we've been slowly winning award after award and building a loyal following based upon the stunning sound quality, extreme comfort, and surprisingly affordable prices of our in-ear headphones. Our line starts at just $99, and offers some of the best sonics you can find anywhere, at any price.
Come take a listen to the best sound you can put in your pocket, today. Come experience Periodic Audio.
Philharmonia presents its new passive speaker design based on the Amadeus’ top-of-the line Philharmonia powered speakers, initially created specifically in 2015 for the Philharmonie de Paris recording and mastering studios. The monolith-like Philharmonia Mini displays a curved structure comprised of 288 wood veneers, accurately machined, tuned, aligned and glued, yielding a look and unique acoustic characteristics second to none. Philharmonia presents the idea of perfection through simplicity and clearly approaches the acoustics of the Philharmonie de Paris mastering studios. For over twenty years, Amadeus has designed, built and marketed a wide range of electro-acoustical playback systems. Proprietary wave guide design and precise tuning allows for a complete soundstage without linger, no longer constrained by a left plus right configuration. Amadeus was founded in 1992 and today Amadeus has become a reference brand for sound professionals and recording studios. For full specifications please visit: http://philharmoniabyjeannouvel.com/en/mini/
Polk Audio is an award-winning designer of high-performance audio products and the largest audio brand of Sound United. Founded in 1972, Polk is the market share leader in premium home theater speakers in North America, and is a leading manufacturer of sound bars, headphones, wireless speakers, mobile and marine speakers and amplifiers, and other high-performance audio products.
HIgh fidelity stereo and multichannel electronics designed in Sweden.
Primare's new PRISMA series of components can stream high resolution PCM and DSD files using a variety of network audio technologies including: Roon, Airplay2, Chromecast, UPNP, and Spotify Connect.
Pro-Ject Audio Systems was founded by one of Austria's leading high-end audio distributors, Heinz Lichtenegger, in early 1991. A genuine music lover and a dyed-in-the-wool audiophile, Heinz challenged the common "cost-no-object" approach to analog audio equipment by manufacturing turntables, tonearms, and accessories at a reasonable price without compromising build quality or sonic performance. With his passion for high-end audio fueling a desire to take a familiar industry in a new direction, Heinz proceeded to use Pro-Ject Audio Systems as a locomotive to bring high-end gear to the masses. Since then, Pro-Ject has been steadily gaining steam to assert itself as one of the most respected names in affordable, audiophile-grade analog gear. In 2007, Pro-Ject Audio officially launched Box Designs, a subdivision of the company dedicated to redefining the concept of audio electronics once again. Focusing on a small form factor that could easily integrate into any lifestyle, Heinz was able to pack the same sophisticated circuitry found in traditional high-end audio components into a box a fraction of the size. By adhering to that philosophy while still only using quality electronic components that deliver sound that far exceeds their stature, the engineers at Pro-Ject redefined what is possible in high-end audio and proven that great things do come in small packages.
We love music and high-end audio and have been building products and providing services that support both for 45 years.
PS Audio® was founded in 1973 by audio designers Paul McGowan (the P) and Stan Warren (the S), in Santa Maria California.
These days, PS Audio is based in beautiful Boulder Colorado, with engineering, sales, marketing, production and administration facilities nestled up against the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
Products are engineered in-house from the ground up using some of the most sophisticated engineering and evaluation tools available. We are strong proponents of utilizing the newest technologies in service of building state-of-the-art high value products for our customers.
Our core products are all hand-built to investment level standards in our modern production facilities in Boulder Colorado. We are a proud employer of 50 local artisans who design, build and make our products available all over the world.
We routinely host groups and individual tours of our facilities which feature a state-of-the-art listening facility centered around a pair of original Infinity IRS V loudspeakers (there were only 58 pair ever made). If you or your group are interested in visiting our facilities, just give us a call or email us your requested dates and we’d be happy to host you or your group for a great experience listening to one of the best high end systems in the world.
Founded in 1972, by renowned speaker designer Paul Barton, PSB is a leading global speaker brand, now celebrating more than 40 years. Currently sold in more than 70 countries around the world, for music or movie listening, the company has set the standard for high performance, high-value speakers. PSB products are distributed in U.S. by Lenbrook America.
The flood of fizz, hash, spikes, snap crackle and pop delivering itself into your sensitive dacs, preamps, amplifiers and video displays swamp and confuse everything they are trying to do…… and it gets worse! The DC voltages, normally present in your AC supply, smother and suffocate the transformers in your equipment. Transformers need to “breath” freely and fully, in and out, following the AC mains frequency. The presence of DC leaves them noisily gasping for breath and unable to deliver their full power and punch. When this occurs, the clarity, dynamics and emotion of the performance that you are trying to recreate is smothered under a barrage of interference pollution and waveform distortion. Your audio and visual equipment groans, buzzes and rattles, …. sound is constricted, muddled, harsh, two dimensional and unrealistic.
With the ‘Puritan Treatment’ dynamics and definition take an almost unbelievable stride forward, individual instruments gain air between them, their sound and timbre become convincing of the real thing, the sound-stage moves out of your speakers and into the room with gains in three dimensionality and clarity definition, and space between the instruments, for them to inter-relate rather than muddle each other. Your listening will become a far more engaging and pleasurable experience.
Quadraspire audio racks will be used to display all audio equipment from The Sound Organisation. Sound Organisation staff will be available to answer questions and educate RMAF attendees on the advantages and benefits of using Quadraspire audio supports.
Marriott Tower · 10th Floor 1028
Raidho - For the Journey
– In Denmark, exploring is in our blood. Our ancestors built ships – and what ships they were. Sailed across the widest seas to undiscovered lands, horizons were for expanding, corners for turning, chasms for crossing… These days that spirit of adventure is alive and well, embodied in innovative Danish design and iconic products. It’s in our DNA. At Raidho we too follow our dreams and our hearts: what our ancestors brought to geography we bring to the art of recorded sound. They built ships previously undreamt of: we build speakers that make music a living, breathing, thing. Beyond the facts of the sound, beyond the technological horizon, that’s where you find the essence of the performance, the emotions it stirs, the reactions it conjures. That’s what we seek and where we seek to take you. We do it by using new technologies and innovative materials, blue-sky thinking and a lot of experience. We make our own drivers and components – because nobody else does it the way we want. We build everything in-house – because the devil is in the details (and there’s a little bit of devil in every Dane). We build speakers with boat-shaped cabinets – speakers that stand bold and stark, like masts against the sky. The result is a range of products that are anything but ordinary; they don’t look – work – or sound like other speakers. It’s what makes them special. It’s what makes the music they make simply extraordinary. Take them on your journey and you’ll experience extraordinary too.
You will be able to listen to the Raidho TD-4.8 on the following hours:
Friday 5th: From 3 pm to 6 pm
Saturday 6th: From 1 pm to 6 pm
Sunday 7th: From 1 pm to 4 pm
You will be able to listen to the Scansonic HD MB-5B on the following hours:
Friday 5th: From 12 pm to 3 pm
Saturday 6th: From 9 am to 1 pm
Sunday 7th: From 10 am to 1 pm
Rega Research turntables, cartridges, and other audio equipment will be on display and available for demonstration through their United States representative, The Sound Organisation.
Rupert Neve Designs is nestled in the picturesque Texas Hill Country, where all of our modules are crafted and painstakingly tested. Our small team of dedicated engineers has designed a new range of professional audio gear and systems based on both proven classic design concepts and modern innovations. This new range of equipment utilizes custom-designed transformers and single-sided amplification to provide sound quality that rivals the best recording gear – vintage or modern – available anywhere in the world.
With the new Fidelice line of playback equipment, our classic sound is now available to bring true studio quality audio to your home.
Salk Signature Sound offers high performance speaker systems hand-crafted in the USA. We offer a broad range of speaker designs sold direct to the consumer at roughly half the cost of similar retail brands. Our world-class speakers can be custom-crafted in virtually any finish desired.
Sanders Sound Systems is unique in that it specializes in electrostatic products, including electrostatic speakers and amplifiers and cables for driving them.
We are the electrostatic experts for Electrostatic Loudspeakers (ESLs), ESL amplifiers, preamplifiers, speaker cables and interconnects. We also make the award-winning Magtech amplifier - the only high-power amplifier on the market with a uniqe, patent-pending, fully-regulated power supply.
The company was founded and is operated by Roger Sanders who is the author of the book, "The Electrostatic Loudspeaker Cookbook" and who designed all the products that were produced by Innersound. Customer support is the company's highest priority.
Our AV furniture is as easy to look at as the screen above it. Specially designed to house audio and video equipment, extra features keep your equipment safe from overheating. Creating a stylish AV center in your home or office is made easy with SANUS.
Speakers are the soul of your system. That's why SANUS offers feature-rich audiophile-grade speaker stands in a variety of designs and finishes that will provide the highest performance from your speakers.
SeaWave Acoustics has been continuously developing new technologies to deliver excitements through sound since its establishment in 1983, and has introduced speakers and audio devices for Pro-Sound that are being recognized for their outstanding quality and introduced high-end speakers of the highest to the domestic and overseas market.
SeaWave has self-developed advanced technologies and methods such as HDMT(High Damping Metal Technologies) for vibration control and specialized know-hows differentiated from other companies such as NST (Non Soldering Technology) that does not use soldering which enables speakers to deliver the maximum characteristics and capabilities and the technology that allows to implant ions at lower temperature and lower pressure etc.
Signal-to-Noise is a Denver-based interdisciplinary research group bent on pushing the state of the art in audio and media. The group brings artists, engineers, and scientists to together to inject science into art and art into science. We record, produce, hack, program, perform, and perpetually search for new and creative ways to express ourselves through technology.
Sonore was founded with a simple question....how do we play hi-resolution music in audiophile quality? As it turned out playing hi-resolution music was the easy part while making them sound good was not. When large off-the-shelf computer hardware with complex software players were the norm we preferred making things smaller and simpler. When the thinking was that 1s and 0s didn't care about the quality of your power supply we preferred making things cleaner. When computer audio meant using computer parts we preferred audiophile inspired designs. When the audio industry seemed content with business as usual we preferred to call for change one product at time. It's time to be inspired again by your music.
We are an Italian company that promotes a project born in 1990. Our brand “solidsteel” is specialized in the making of racks, cabinets, audio stands, speaker stands and wall-shelves for Hi-Fi, High-End, Video and Pro Audio components.
About Sony Electronics Inc.
Sony Electronics is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America and an affiliate of Sony Corporation (Japan), one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world, with a portfolio that encompasses electronics, music, motion pictures, mobile, gaming and financial services. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Sony Electronics is an innovative leader in electronics for the consumer and professional market. Operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Sony Electronics creates innovative products that combine Sony’s dual commitments to elegant product design and leading technology development, such as the award-winning Alpha Interchangeable Lens Cameras, revolutionary high-resolution audio products, and advanced robotics. Sony is also a leading manufacturer of end-to-end solutions from 4K professional broadcast and A/V equipment to industry leading 4K Ultra HD TVs. Visit www.sony.com/news for more information.
is a division of DEI Holdings with an award-winning portfolio of audio brands that deliver industry-leading home theater and personal audio listening experiences for a wide-range of consumers. Each brand provides an expansive array of audio products that includes high-end and custom installation audio, to mid-tier markets that cover loudspeakers, sound bars, AV receivers, wireless multi-room music systems, Bluetooth® speakers, amplifiers, turntables and headphones.
Dedicated to artfully reproducing audio for listeners and enthusiasts around the world, Sound United is comprised of Denon®, Marantz®, Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, Polk BOOM, HEOS®, Classé®, and Boston Acoustics®. Each brand offers a unique approach to bringing home theatre and music to life. Whether it’s through the legendary heritage of Denon, the classic sound of Polk Audio, the premium performance of Definitive Technology, the highly-sought-after amplification of Marantz, the action-inspired form factors of Polk BOOM, the wireless home audio solutions of HEOS, or the accessible performance of Boston Acoustics, Sound United is your sound — so listen.
To learn more about Sound United and its brands, visit .
Source Systems Ltd. of San Clemente, CA. is dedicated to the import, representation and distribution of high-resolution audio, network and PC audio system components. By focusing on the evolution of digital audio, our suppliers develop and manufacture products with innovative, proprietary, award winning and industry leading technology. Active lines include Lumin Music, M2Tech Italy, fidata SSD high res servers with ripper/tagger and Philharmonia by Jean Nouvel.
Sparkos Labs designs and manufactures audio equipment and components for the high end audio industry. We are unveiling our new Aries Headphone amplifier this year at RMAF in Headspace table number 47. We also manufacturer discrete op amps and voltage regulators that optimized for high performance audio applications.
Stenheim is a loudspeaker company based in Switzerland. All Stenheim speakers are aluminum based high efficiency designs. Reviewed by Art Dudley and Steve Guttenberg of Stereophile magazine. Imported by Audioarts and always on display at their 5th Avenue showrooms in New York City. At RMAF, Stenheim will present the Alumine monitor and Matching 3rd way bass section along with electronics from Nagra including the new Nagra HD DSD DAC. Room 570.
The SugarCubes™ are audiophile components featuring revolutionary vinyl noise reduction and recording technology. Come hear new the Mini and Plus versions of the original SC-1 & SC-2.
Rediscover Music with Technics and Listen Up!. Please drop by for a listen at exhibition room 6121 & 6122 and check out the latest new products for 2019…
Room 6121 – Technics Coreless Direct Drive Turntables - SL-1500C, SL-1200GR, SL-1210GR, SL-1200G, SL-G700 Networking CD/SACD with MQA, Chromecast, TIDAL & Deezer built-in, SU-G700 Digital Integrated Amplifier, SB-G90 Loudspeaker, Ottava systems - SC-C30, SC-C50 & SC-C70 and last but not least the New EAH-F70N Noise Cancelling Headphone
Room 6122 - Technics R1 Reference System, SP-10R/SL-1000R Reference Turntables, ST-G30 Music Server / CD Ripper, SU-G30 Networking Digital Integrated Amplifier with TIDAL & MQA, SB-C700-K Loudspeaker.
Let us take you on a journey to Rediscover Music...
Buy / Sell / Trade / Consign - The Music Room is the world’s largest and most trusted online retailer of pre-owned HiFi. We typically have over 1000 fully-tested and quality assured pre-owned items in stock at tmraudio.comwith 25-30 new items added daily. Our voluminous selection of pre-owned gear is rounded out by a handful of premier brands for which we are fully authorized dealers (Rega, Kimber Kable, Audioquest, IsoAcoustics, PS Audio, Peachtree, Focal, Roon, and Elac to name a few). Come visit us in room 7102 to see and hear just how shopping pre-owned can expand your budget and elevate the performance of your system further than you’ve imagined.
The Sound Organisation is a United States distributor for high-performance audio and A/V products. TSO are the distributors for: Bryston, Kii Audio, Rega Research, ProAc loudspeakers, The Chord Company Cables, Quadraspire A/V furniture
The Sound Organisation will also be announcing their newest award-winning audio brand at this year's RMAF. Please join Sound Organisation in room 4105 to learn more about this amazing new brand coming to the United States hi-fi market.
At Troy Audio, we love music. Sound is to be revered. We believe audio systems are conceived to appreciate and celebrate the restitution of every note, throughout all instruments. This, simply put, is our passion. A party of music lovers and engineers, that came together to make our dream come true: craft the uttermost musical speaker. Thus, Hellena is born. Created honoring the 1940s classic loudspeaker heritage, while incorporating both new manufacturing techniques and sourcing the most critical components from the United States, Germany and Japan, with extremely low tolerances. Only expert hands are involved in the carpentry and cabinet making of our products. Our atelier, where our products are expertly crafted, is located in Guadalajara, Mexico. Moreover, we offer support through the team in Houston, Texas directly to, our most valuable asset, our customers.
UHA Presents, the NEW! UHA-HQ series Award Winning Reel to Reel Tape Decks.
Chosen in 2013 as one of The Absolute Sound's
top 100 components of the last fourty years!
Remanufactured Open Reel tape decks by United Home Audio.
The UHA reel to reel tape decks establish a new standard to open reel tape playback and recording.
The Holistic Quality Open Reel Tape Decks: The latest technology is used in the new HQ series, here is a list of just a few innovations. Revolutionary balanced dual mono preamp design, esoteric electronic components, new custom tape heads, twelve key RF/EMI devices installed, hyper pure silver wire, new audiophile quality power transformer, the list goes on!
High End Two Channel Audio Experts:
United Home Audio is also a full service high end audio dealer, with turntables, tonearms, phono cartridges, phono preamps. Expert turntable setup.
MBL Electronics & Speakers - Aesthetix - Jolida - PS Audio - Clearaudio - Graham Tonearms - Dynavector - Electrocompainet - NOLA Speakers - Vienna Acoustics - King Sound- Heil Speakers - Eggleston Works Speakers - Lara Speakers -Tara Labs - Celtic Silver Cables - DH Labs Cables
Founded in 1990, VAC designs & manufactures the world's finest audio instruments. Our expertise exploits the inherent linearity and advantages of vacuum tube technology to achieve the highest possible fidelity. In addition to our own brand, we have also been selected to design and manufacture equipment for Marantz, Universal Audio, Sansui, Audio Classics, and others. From the VAC SIGMA 160i Integrated Amplifier to the mighty VAC Statement 450 Musicblocs, VAC is Tubes Done Right!
Vandersteen Audio always has been and always will be a technology company. Vandersteen speakers for decades were built around Richard Vandersteen’s patented reflection-free aerodynamic midrange drivers, which remain paragons of low-distortion musicality. Minimal-baffle cabinets, bi-wiring, resonance-reducing spiked feet, battery-biased crossovers, high-pass-filtered powered subwoofers and powered-bass speakers with built-in room EQ are just some of the innovations that originated with Vandersteen Audio’s speaker products.
Vandersteen Audio’s speaker designs today are built around the most advanced dynamic drivers ever conceived, the patented Perfect-Piston™ drivers featured exclusively in Vandersteen Audio’s Model Seven Mk II and Model 5A Carbon speakers. Richard Vandersteen spent 10 years developing these Perfect Piston drivers, which utilize a totally unique carbon-fiber/balsa wood/carbon-fiber sandwich that provides perfectly pistonic driver performance and accuracy without the sonic colorations inherent in metal drivers.
These innovations illustrate the difference between a speaker company and a true technology company, and begins to describe why listening to Vandersteen Audio’s speakers and electronics is such a transcendent, one-of-a-kind musical experience. The kind of unforgettable experience that stands out in a world of products that are all “good.”
Vandersteen Audio designs and manufactures time- and phase- correct loudspeakers and cutting-edge electronics. All Vandersteen products are proudly designed and manufactured in the USA, in Hanford, CA.
Vinnie Rossi designs and manufactures exceptional sounding audio components. Each of his unique, award-winning creations bring the listener deep into the music with their completely natural and engaging sound signature. Vinnie Rossi components are proudly handmade in the USA and backed by a 10-year warranty and industry-leading customer service.
Our loudspeakers look, and sound, unlike any you’ve ever experienced before. From blank sheet of paper to finished product, every Vivid Audio loudspeaker is created for a single purpose: to bring you perfectly transparent, natural sound, free from colour, resonance and reflection. Which means you get to enjoy the music you love in a whole new way: exactly as it was written, performed and intended to be heard. As an engineering-led company, we build our loudspeakers to rigorous technical standards, not price points. Whichever Vivid Audio speakers you choose, you’ll benefit from the same world-class, handmade drivers, crossovers, enclosures and other technology. Whether you’re a dedicated audiophile, discerning music lover, home entertainment aficionado, or someone who recognises, expects and demands only the very best, you’ll find your perfect loudspeakers here.
VK Music is a proud reseller of Elekit (Japan), AER Loudspeaker, Sunvalley, and Sparkler Audio . Based out of Vancouver, Canada, VK Music has been reputably providing hobbyists with quality products and forum help for 8 years.
We are dedicated to bringing you affordable, quality products, and help within the hobbyists. Please visit us at http://www.vkmusic.ca for more information about products and details.
VTL is a world leader in high-powered, high performance tube equipment. Using modern technology, VTL delivers dynamic, musical sounding amplifiers & preamplifiers that are exceptionally user-friendly.
Wattgate™ Audio Grade AC connectors are the undisputed industry leaders in performance. Products feature heavy duty construction, exclusive three layer plated contacts (gold and silver) and stainless hardware. Featured are 15 amp and 20 amp IEC connectors, wall plugs and duplex AC receptacles. Brands: Kroy, Marinco®, Steinel, Wattgate™ Blue Star Audio Grade™, Wattgate™ Blue Star Audio Grade™ Ag, Wattgate™ Economy
WBT® is recognized globally as the leader in high end audio/video/digital connectors. WBT features CE approved binding posts, bananas, sandwich spades, male and female RCA type connectors. Now featuring the amazing nextgen™ line of connectors.
Please visit us to learn more about Plasma Protect.
Well Pleased Audio Vida is a distribution firm committed to the art of high-fidelity audio reproduction with distinction. We offer some of the finest high value equipment from around the world, providing an authentic experience for the informed listener.
For over 85 years, Wharfedale has designed loudspeakers with classic British musicality and high value-for-money. Models starting around $200 / pair from the entry-level D300 series to the new $8,995 flagship Elysian.
Established in the year 2002 by Mr. Yoav Geva (Gonczarowski), the YG Acoustics brand is sold in over 25 countries worldwide. All of our speakers are handmade in house at our factory in Denver (Arvada), Colorado.
Since 2004, YG Acoustics has become one of the strongest brands all over the world. YG Acoustics is always expanding it\'s marketing reach on a global basis. The strength of YG Acoustics in Asia and Europe has led to distribution in many other parts of the world as well. In the U.S. there is a strong marketing campaign in major audiophile print publications as well as many web based publications.
YG Acoustics loudspeakers are designed and optimized using proprietary software developed entirely in-house. While it seems obvious to non-industry members that any serious high-tech company should create its own custom tools for critical tasks, in fact nearly all other loudspeaker brands worldwide rely on a single off-the-shelf design suite, in which the core is predominantly over 10 years old. The result, as discerning audiophiles have already noticed, is that all of those loudspeakers suffer from the same problems, and those deficiencies prevent them from sounding even remotely like ï¿½the real thingï¿½. YG Acoustics software is highly advanced and uses technology developed by Mr. Geva from scratch, i.e. it cannot be found in scientific publications. This, combined with cost-no-object construction using aircraft-grade aluminum with no wood-based materials whatsoever, ensures performance unparalleled by the competition. When driven by adequate electronics and correctly set-up, YG Acoustics loudspeakers are completely capable of fooling the human ear into believing that it is listening to live music. YG Acoustics\' major technologies are: DualCoherentï¿½ crossovers, FocusedEliminationï¿½ damping technology, and many more on the horizon.
September 2004: Suono magazine of
November 2004: Audio-guru Mr. Makoto Fujioka of
March 2005, June 2005: Stereo Sound, arguably the most powerful audio publication worldwide, which is published in 3 languages, reviews the Anat Reference Studio and Anat Reference Main Module. As a result, audio-critic and professional bass player Mr. Hiromi Wada (who reviewed the Main Module) purchases the speakers for his own reference system.
September 2005: A ï¿½showdownï¿½ of cost-no-object loudspeakers is conducted in
December 2005: YG Acoustics wins the Japanese Grand Prix 2005 award for its Anat Reference Studio loudspeaker system. It is the most prestigious recognition worldwide for high-end audio technology.
September 2006: HiFi Review magazine (
September 2006: Anat Reference Studio is selected as one of the 40 most significant loudspeakers of all time by Stereo Sound (
October 2006: Anat Reference Professional is selected by Audiotechnique magazine (
March 2007: YG Acoustics wins Hong Kong-based HiFi Reviewï¿½s Product of the Year 2006 award for its Anat Reference Studio loudspeaker system. It is the publicationï¿½s highest honor.
April 2007: SoundStage! magazine (www.SoundStage.com) reviews the Anat Reference Main Module, and declares that ï¿½Theyï¿½re relentlessly neutral and make other relatively neutral-sounding speakers seem quite colored in comparisonï¿½. Other superlatives included ï¿½All other speakers Iï¿½ve reviewed seem diffuse, even confused, in comparisonï¿½, ï¿½Its way ofï¿½ laying out the soundstage with painstaking precision is the best Iï¿½ve heard from any speakerï¿½ and ï¿½The... stage was so well laid out, holographic and razor-sharp that I found it hard to believe I was getting such sound from stereoï¿½, among others. Production quality was also praised: ï¿½By far, the most solid speaker Iï¿½ve ever reviewedï¿½.
May 2007: Ultra Audio magazine (www.UltraAudio.com) reviews the Kipod Studio, and is highly impressed by both its sound and production quality. Excerpts: ï¿½Depth of soundstage was extraordinaryï¿½ a scary-real imageï¿½ might as well have been performed right in my roomï¿½ reach-out-and-touch-you realï¿½, ï¿½One of the most-thoroughly well-designed loudspeakers availableï¿½.
June 2007: Apple selects YG Acoustics Anat Reference Studio to showcase the sound-quality of its AirMacExpress wireless technology. The event, conducted at the flagship Apple Store in Ginza (
RMAF 2008: Mr. Clement Perry (Publisher-Stereo Times) in his RMAF Show Report states \"...the Anat Signature II loudspeaker may be the \"World\'s Most Accurate\" as YG\'s advertising campaign boldly claims. the Anat Signature II is one of the fastest, cleanest and most accurate sounding loudspeakers I\'ve heard...Outstanding performance!\"
RMAF 2008: Mr. John Atkinson (Editor-Stereophile) in his RMAF Show Report makes the comment: \"...the big Anats...produced sound that was breathtaking in its unforced full-range dynamics and its unexaggerated tonal colors.\"
March 2009: Stereophile Editor, Wes Phillips, reviews the YG Acoustics Anat Reference II Professional. Wes was impressed by: \"how completely effortless music sounded-all music...,\" \"...the soundstage so huge I could have walked into it and wandered around for an hour or so,\" \"...when I want to hear what a recording really sounds like, I\'ll want to hear it through the Anat Reference II Professionals.\" His overall conclusion: \"Like my pappy used to say, it ain\'t braggin\' if you can actually do it.\"
September 2009: Jeff Fritz reports on SOUNDSTAGE! Network\'s TWBAS (The Worlds Best Audio System) Great North American Loudspeaker Tour and their stop at the YG Acoustics factory. \"...the Anats were adept at revealing the wide array of tonal colors in all types of music. ...the greater resolution doesnï¿½t sacrifice the color rendering but, on the contrary, enhances it. So it was with the Anats. ...singersï¿½ various vocal pitches were cleanly and (hereï¿½s that word again) vividly displayed across a wide, information-packed soundstage.\" \"...such was the Anatsï¿½ combination of clarity, speed, and agility...\" \"...a high overall level of transparency, and pinpoint imaging within the soundstage.\"
September 2009: In Positive Feedback Online Issue 45 Adam Goldfine reviews the Anat Reference II Studio speakers. He comments:: \"goose bump inducing realism\" and \"sounds seemed to materialize out of thin air to startling effect\". \"Their ability to resolve fine nuances of low level detail and ambience gave them the ability to recreate acoustic space like nothing I\'ve heard and was nothing short of astounding.\" \"Freedom from strain and compression...I found the Anats to be transcendent in this aspect of performance.\" \"More than any speaker I\'ve heard, I felt I could rely on them to tell the truth with no editorializing, almost a Zen sense of bringing nothing to the music.\" \"Am I gushing? Yes. Is there reason to? Yes.\"
October 2009: Issue 196 of The Absolute Sound, Editor Robert Harley gives a sneak peak of our Kipod Studio which is slated for review. \"We\'ve heard the Kipod at several shows and have been greatly impressed by its transient speed, tremendous clarity, and high resolution. Jonathan Valin named the Kipod Studio one of the \"Best of Show\" at the 2008 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, praising it as \"very open, very dynamic, very lively, with extraordinarily deep, fast, detailed, and well-integrated bass.\"\"
January 2010: Issue 199 of The Absolute Sound, Editor Robert Harley reviews the Kipod Studio. He comments: \"...the kipod was capable of an enourmously appealing and captivating sound. It disapeared in the sense that it was a transparent window on the music, with extremely low coloration.\" \"Transient information had a coherence that was world-class; although highly resolving of dynamic shading, transients never into mere noise. Instead, I heard...transient-rich instruments rendered with a completely natural and organic quality...\" \"...its resolution was musically authentic, not an artifact, which allowed very long listening sessions.\" \"...the Kipod Studio was utterly magical.\"