Home | High-End Audio Reviews | Audiophile Shows | Partner Mags | Daily News | Search   

  High-End Audiophile Review Magazine & Audio Equipment Reviews

  High-End Audiophile Equipment Reviews
  Gear Reviews, News, Show Reports, And More!

  Celebrating 26 Years Of Service To Music Lovers



























Stereophile Show
Home Entertainment 2005
Hi-Fi and Home Theater Event

Page 2


  Notably absent at the show was Sony, who usually has a major press conference and also one or more of the large downstairs rooms. Well, since our Industry News page announced quite a change of the top management at Sony in Japan recently, perhaps the next news heard will seem like a natural. While independent labels may continue making new titles on SACD, it seems Sony stopped producing their own SACD titles as of two weeks ago. Rumor? Fact? My guess is fact, though am sure someone will e-mail me shortly confirming this.


Speaking of large rooms, how does a quad of BAT VK-150SE ($17,000) driving a pair of Focal.JMlab Nova Utopia ($37,500) sound? Very dynamic and loud even for this quite large room. Our very own British journalist Alvin Gold reviewed both their Grande Utopia Be (click here) and Mezzo Utopia (click here).


David Chesky and Patricia were happily offering excellent music titles at discount show pricing.


The Lotus Group had a magical case filled with tweaks by Oyaide. You want carbon fiber wall plates or electrical jacks? They got it. Also available are various plating method power outlets. The Lotus Group also offers Acrolink line of goodies including their isolation power transformer, cabling, etc.


Benchmark was at the show with their all-singing DAC1 ($975) that our senior editor Dick Olsher recently reviewed (click here for review).


WBT's nextgen RCA connector, available in copper or silver, uses a special configuration to insure proper 75-ohm impedance. Have heard that analog connector guys enjoy this connector for its purity in sound (for those tweakers who enjoy playing with end connectors). Kimber's top range Select cables now include the nextgen RCA.


In the In Living Stereo retailer room was the DeVore Silverback Reference ($14,000) being driven by all Moon Audio electronics. So far the coolest tunes of the day as they were playing Flanger "So What."


In the Manley Labs and Joseph Audio room they were enjoying three-channel sound with three Manley Labs Neo-Classic 250 ($4,500 each) and Joseph Audio RM-55 ($12,500), Pearl Center channel ($11,000) that includes the separate upper and lower frequency cabinets. Three channel audio... retro-futuristic!


thiphi/Audio had these cute little Mojo two-way loudspeakers ($400) that sounded damn good for the price! A 0.75-inch aluminum dome tweeter and 4-inch aluminum dome midrange can be mated with their David ($699) self-powered woofer (300 watt) that has a 8-inch long-throw driver. Really, the sound was impressive and for those who are looking for nearfield audio, better computer audio, or inconspicuous sound should check these out.


Moscode is back! Seen here is their new 401HR ($4,995) with four front located tubes. Flexibility is amazing as your choice of tubes that can be used include 6H30Pi, 6GU7, 6DJ8, 6FQ7, 7730, or 12AU7. Main output is via solid-state that produces 200 watt (8 ohms, 300 watt 4 ohm) in "Class AB." Other features include low level of negative feedback in only a single amplification stage, no output inductors, optical-coupled floating bias, lots of regulation... MultiCaps, Solen... separate fuses for each amplifier power rail... You get the point. The front panel illumination is adjustable via rear knob.


Click here for Friday's coverage.
























































Quick Links

Audiophile Review Magazine
High-End Audio Equipment Reviews


Equipment Review Archives
Turntables, Cartridges, Etc
Digital Source
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Cables, Wires, Etc
Loudspeakers/ Monitors
Headphones, IEMs, Tweaks, Etc
Ultra High-End Audio Reviews


Enjoy the Music.TV


Editorials By Tom Lyle
Viewpoint By Roger Skoff
Viewpoint By Steven R. Rochlin
Various Think Pieces
Manufacturer Articles

Show Reports
Capital Audiofest 2021 Show
The HiFi Summit Q2 2021
T.H.E. Show 2021 Report
The HiFi Summit Q4 2020
The HiFi Summit Q2 2020
Bristol Hi-Fi Show Report 2020
Florida Audio Expo 2020 Show Report
New York Audio Show 2019 Report
Capital Audiofest 2019 Show Report
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) 2019
High End Munich 2019 Show Report
Click here for previous shows.


Audiophile Contests
Cool Free Stuff For You
Tweaks For Your System
Vinyl Logos For LP Lovers
Lust Pages Visual Beauty


Resources & Information
Music Definitions
Hi-Fi Definitions


Daily Industry News

High-End Audio News & Information


Partner Print Magazines
Australian Hi-Fi Magazine
hi-fi+ Magazine
HiFi Media
Hi-Fi World
Sound Practices
VALVE Magazine


For The Press & Industry
About Us
Press Releases
Official Site Graphics


Contests & Our Mailing List

Our free newsletter for monthly updates & enter our contests!




Home   |   Industry News   |   Equipment Reviews   |   Press Releases   |   About Us   |   Contact Us


All contents copyright  1995 - 2021  HighEndAudio.com and Enjoy the Music.com
May not be copied or reproduced without permission.  All rights reserved.