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Florida Audio Expo 2019 Show Report

The Audio Company
Airtight, Clearaudio, Critical Mass, Esoteric, Kronos, Masterbuilt, VAC, And Von Schweikert.
Florida Audio Expo 2019 show in Tampa, Florida.
Report By Steven R. Rochlin

 

 

  The Audio Company is a purveyor of hi-end luxury audio equipment, offering a wide range of innovative, high-quality audio equipment including speakers, preamps, turntables and accessories. Their room, located within the second floor, was one of the largest exhibit rooms at the Florida Audio Expo 2019. Having heard the VAC front-end amplification married to Von Schweikert speakers quite a few times at shows, this truly is a properly synergist system time and time again.

 

 

 

 

All the typical audiophile stuff, yet also very musical too. Sure it had gobs of detail, imaging, etc, yet also small microdynamics came through properly with ease. As a side note, also heard the smaller Von Schweikert speakers with more modest VAC gear in a smaller upper floor room and and that, too sounded excellent! Big room or small, there's something about this combo that simply works. And if it aint broke, don't fix it and so this must be the second or third year i've heard this match at a variety of high-end audio events.

 

 

 

Would say more about the front-end gear, yet was too busy talking about how they really need to go boating here in Florida, because the Von Schweikerts boys are avid fans of playing on the water. Come to Florida for an audiophile show, stay to enjoy our casual and luxurious lifestyle of sun and fun :)

 

 

 

 

A little secret-ish fetish, oh how do i truly do lust after those gorgeous VAC amps. Yeah, should add that within my report. Done  :)

Click here to see a muuuuuuuch larger version of pic above (~1600kb)



Equipment Gear List
Von Schweikert Ultra 55 (loudspeakers).......................$90,000
Von Schweikert V12XS Shockwave (subwoofer)...........$11,500
This system uses two. ($23,000)
VAC Statement 450iQ (mono power amplifier)............$120,000/pair
VAC Statement Phono Stage.....................................$80,000
VAC Statement Line Stage........................................$75,000
Esoteric Grandioso P1 (transport)...............................$38,000
Esoteric Grandioso D1 (monoblock DAC)......................$38,000/each
Esoteric Grandioso G1 (master clock)..........................$26,000
Esoteric N-01 (streamer/renderer/DAC)........................$20,000
Kronos Pro (turntable)...............................................$51,000
with Black Beauty tonearm and Ultracap power supply
Airtight Opus 1 (cartridge)........................................$16,000
Critical Mass Maxxum (rack).......................................$6,250
This system uses 12 component spaces ......................$75,000

Critical Mass Maxxum (amp stand)...............................$6,250/each
This system uses Masterbuilt cables throughout.


Kilgore Room
SYSTEM ONE
Von Schweikert E5 (loudspeakers)...............................$40,000
Von Schweikert E3 (loudspeakers)...............................$10,000
VAC Renaissance V (preamplifier)................................$12,990
with phono stage......................................
VAC Signature 200iQ (power amplifier).........................$14,500
this system uses two ($29,000)
Esoteric K1 Grandioso (CD/SACD player)......................$27,000
Clearaudio Innovation Wood (turntable).......................$16,500
with 12 Universal tonearm
Airtight PC-1 Supreme cartridge..................................$11,000
Critical Mass Maxxum (4-high rack).............................$31,250
Critical Mass Maxxum (amp stand)...............................$6,250
this system uses two ($12,500)
This system uses Masterbuilt cables throughout.

 

 

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