The Chester Group's New York Audio
Show 2013 -- Friday
those of you here at the show, or thinking of coming, SoundStageDirect
is offering 10% off music.
The new Music
Hall Ikuro turntable (~$1000 with mm cartridge) uses their split
plinth technology. They play to offer one model with carbon fiber arm as seen
here, yet a lower priced unit with less high-tech arm.
Sound’s Chad Kassem... the man behind many
great vinyl box set reissues and so very, very much more.
room had the TAD Reference 1 speakers ($80,000) being driven by Viola
Symphony for bass and Viola Cincerto for highs ($22,500 and $22,500
respectively). And yes they are the same price yet, both are Class AB, yet
each one uses a different bias scheme and bipolar output. Cabling by Clarus.
Front end is the emm labs TSDS
SACD transport and DAC2X ($30,000 for set). My listening notes say "The system
was groovin'" to The Haggis Horns album Hot
speaker are handcrafted in Zurich and based on electronics from PSI
Audio. The have various specialty engineers on staff and thus one
designs the shapes and forms whilst other engineers specialize in electronics.
Seen here is their model Ella ($15,000 including amplification). Weiss
digital front end was being put to good use in this room.
amps have such a beautifully
fashioned casework. I never get tired of looking at the meter.
Audio stands had a static setup here at the
Chester Group’s New York Audio Show.
Happy birthday Mat Weisfeld at VPI! As the cake says,
had the world's first 3D printed tonearm with 9, 10.5 and 12 inches. Pricing
is said to start at around $2500 on up. And yes my friend, here is The Man
himself... I present to you Harry Weisfeld proudly holding the new 3D printed
tonearm. Way to go Harry! VPI gets my award for Coolest
Use Of New 3D Printing Technology, which was all the rave on Wall
Street about two months back (DDD). Great stock pick a year or so ago if you
got in early at around $10 ($35.40 at today’s close).
cabling was helping to drive the Vivid Audio
model Giya G3 speakers ($40,000). MolaMola
had prototype amps that produce 400 watts in Class D ($15,000) with June
expected release date. My listening notes say that this room had impressive
dynamics and strong vocal presence.
And before the pics get out, as there were
many... I’d like to personally thank everyone at Audeze
for allowing me to borrow/wear their Steampunk’ed headphones. It is so
hard to have the perfect outfit unless you have all the right accessories
(LOL). This is dedicated to all those people who, for some reason, have
decided to take themselves way too seriously. So relax and enjoy the
That wraps up today’s coverage, with much
more coming tomorrow!
Chester Group New York Audio Show 2013 report.