Consumer Electronics Show 2004
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Pass Labs' Rushmore ($45,000) loudspeaker, as we reported in last year's CES report, is now available. This is a fully self-amplified unit that in total weighs in at 325 lbs each.
The very unique looking Morkai Diamonf F1 loudspeaker ($13,800 per pair) weigh in at 121 lbs each with a 1-inch ceramic tweeter, 3-inch dome tweeter, and
Gershman Acoustics 828 large floorstanding loudspeaker ($14,000 per pair) features a 10-inch woofer with mass loading and regulation line enclosure. Midrange is a carbon fiber mated with a 1-inch silk soft dome tweeter. All drivers are time aligned in a black lacquer or custom colored cabinet.
WAVAC now offers the SH-883 ($350,000) is their ultimate expression with four chassis per channel (8 for a stereo pair). These are AC conditioner, power supply, power transformer, and amplifier. This all works in concert to produce 150 watts from a single 833 tube.
Cabling within the room was provided by Silent Source Audio Cables.
Manley Labs new Skipjack ($800) is an audiophile-grade switcher and can work for ABX testing. A wired control allows for remote switching so armchair reviewers can be confident of their choices.
Coincident had their Grand Victory ($9,500 per pair) was specifically designed for low wattage tube amplifiers. This 100dB/W/m design presents a virtually flat
8 Ohm load with a frequency response from 30Hz to 45kHz. They are a hefty 250 lbs each, so bring a friend during installation.
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