International CES 2010
& THE Show Report
Consumer Electronics Show & THE Show
Looking for something kinda FUNky, then step on up to the Gradient speakers. The front end
of this system is the Amarra, which works with Apple's iTunes to allow for higher resolution sampling rate music files... like the
24/96 drum & test album
THTST. With so many audiophiles now enjoying music from their
computers, many more manufacturers are making DACs with USB input.
Another set of cool speakers are the Evolution Acoustics MM2 ($35,000) as they were driven by the Dartzeel NHB-458 monoblocks ($135,000), which is a special order item. Power filtering is by Audience.
In the Sibatech room they have many Japanese ultra-high fidelity brands including ViV Laboratory sensually sculpted speakers, MLC speakers featuring the Feastrex 5-inch fullrange
driver plus electronics by Abis and Mactone. Very nice sound from this room by
Audio Note Japan had the Souga 2A3 stereo amplifier
(¥4,500,000... price is quoted in Japanese Yen due to the unstable US dollar) is a replacement to the Nero, as this uses all silver from input to output including handmade silver foil
capacitors versus copper that was in the Nero.
Antique Sound Labs had their Passive T2M DT ($1200) is an autoformer/switch volume control device. The wire is continual cast 5N pure copper that is Teflon coated. The autoformer is silver wired.
NFS room... basically some guys who just come to THE Show with their system and hang out
and drink while enjoying music. Last time i hung out with these guys at night it was, well... at this point i should say nothing
else so as to avoid self incrimination ;-)
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