Many of the Enjoy the Music.com™
writing staff enjoyed a champagne breakfast at the Hard Rock hotel.
Steven Stone, Steven R. Rochlin,
and Ian White of Enjoy the Music.com™
Synthesis had their Shine stereo integrated tube amplifier that is available in many different colors
(like their Nimis unit). See our review of the Nimis by clicking
here. Four inputs, six position stepped attenuation, and wireless remote control are just some of the
Shine's features. A pair of 5881 tubes produces 40 watts per channel.
Omega Speaker Systems' Omega Super 3BPC ($1,499, far left) are a bi-polar design using a pair of 4.5-inch drivers. Far left on the
table is the Eastern Electric cute lil' MiniMax tube pre-amplifier ($1,195) with their MiniMax 6BM8 stereo 8 watt per channel tube amplifier ($1,350). To the far right is the MiniMax tubed CD player ($1,350).
In the Magnepan room was three pairs of the MGMC1 ($750 per pair) that have a 40-inch ribbon quasi-ribbon with planar magnetic midrange/bass driver.
Pluto Audio's 10A Special ($60,000) includes the tonearm, chromed base, and
Jun Air compressor for the platform that floats on air. One of my fave loudspeakers, Duevel's Bella Luna ($7,500), radiates sound in a full 360 degrees. See my review of the Bella Luna by
Audiopax version 2.0 of their Model 88 ($8,990 per pair) monoblock tube amplifier produces 30 watts using a pair of KT88 in single-ended mode.
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