Pierre Etienne Leon had
their piano black Quaris (€2,550) and Quattro S.E. (€1,800) with very
different driver configurations. The Quaris has a Vifa and ScanSpeak while the
Quattro S.E. has Seas drivers. Both models are only 89dB/W/m sensitive and
present around a 5-ohm load.
Furutech cables also found
their way from Japan to here in Brussels.
Of course live, acoustic
music could also be enjoyed during the show.
IsoTek specializes in power
filtration devices. Seen here is their Titan (€2,495) that provides
filtration, but not balanced power. Perhaps a bit expensive for a non-balanced
Nordost cables abound!
Marantz's Premium Series
includes the SA-11S1 SACD player (€3,000) and PM-11S1 stereo integrated
amplifier (€3,500). As the top line of the company, it features the very
best in power supply, digital circuitry in the case of the digital di9sc
player, and the amplifier produces 100 watts per channel plus has an MM/MC
Behold had their large
stereo amplifier with 768kHz/2-bit digital signal processing driving the
Ascendo loudspeakers. The amplifier produces two channels with 600 watts each
(!) in to a 4-ohm load. Power conditioning and Synchron switching power supply
are built in.
Shanling's new STP-80
stereo tube integrated amplifier (€2,698) employs a pair of EL34 per channel
to produce 35 watts a side. Four inputs and a single output allow for
bi-amplification or simple preamplification duties to operate an outboard
See our review of their top line CD player by clicking