Salon Audio Montréal Audiofest Show Report Part 1
Room 1221 Cardas Audio And On A Higher Note
The Graham Audio LS8/1 speakers at the other end are 9,700$ with the stands, and in a limited edition of 100 in the teak veneer on thin-wall birch plywood (from Great Britain). The MoonRiver Audio 404 Reference integrated amplifier from Sweden boasts 50 watts per channel and offers optional phono stages and DACs. Plus, it comes with a remote control ($5k). This room draws solid crowds of gentlemen who are long past their head-banging days or egoistic need for massive components. It's all about the music and Philip usually puts good tunes on the platter.
In checking my video notes, I see the Artesania Audio rack from Spain at 7300$ incorporates a lot of anti-vibration technology. I'll have to check that out more closely at AXPONA 2023.
Room 1225 Emotiva Audio
Their XPA Differential Reference series features a powerful, balanced modular design.
Room 1227 Emotiva Audio
Room 1231 Art et Son (Art and Sound)
A Melco s100 network data switch (3,395$) was also employed here. Tellurium Q cables were used throughout this rig. I've raved about Norma electronics from Italy powering Rosso Fiorentino speakers at other shows and Neat Acoustics speakers have consistently impressed me over the years with their compact designs and high value.
Room 1232 Le Studio du Son
Aperion speakers were driven by this gorgeous Java Hi-Fi integrated amp. Is this the beginning of 21st Century Mid-Century Modern?