Top Audio & Video 2005
We will start right off with what
really matters... the music! Based in Italy, Red Records offers both jazz and classical music titles. These are very well recorded
albums featuring amazingly talented artists. Check them out!
And yes indeed, vinyl is also well received and enjoyed here in Italy as Galbiati Vinili had for sale thousands of titles including the rare Pink Floyd
Dark Side of the Moon quadraphonic German pressing (€60).
Here is an interesting package deal as E Lucevan Le Stella put together both the CD and vinyl LP of their title
Millie Regre for a mere €6. The label specializes in classic Italian music.
OnlyVinyl.net had racks and racks of, what else, only vinyl. How is it that reviewers who claim to love vinyl miss the German and Italy show?
These two shows have a vast array of vinyl not found anywhere else! No matter, more for me to enjoy so stay away you other reviewers you!
Oh by Tutondo had perhaps the most stylish purpose-built listening chair as a pair of their dual cone round loudspeakers are placed right and left of the listener at precise placement as acoustic foam wraps around the remaining section
behind the listener. Perhaps it is another offshoot of headphone listening? A small subwoofer on the
floor assists in producing the lowermost frequencies. Alas, it is not for sale but the total price is about €1,000 for the chair and
€1,300 according to the loudspeaker representative. So here is a hint to anyone reading this. You have a photo and basic design idea, now get to building it and you're welcome. All i ask is for a review sample.
Just as a certain American magazine is owned by a large conglomerate
and is no longer able to be fully independent on their content, various Italian magazines have their respective parent company as
well that touts such things as scooters.
T+A had their goodies we reviewed proudly
on display and in the same booth is the Synthesis Nimis tube amplifier (also
reviewed) with the matching CD player (€1240) and radio tuner (€1100).
Boston Acoustics outfitted a BMW's Mini with a gaggle of car audio. While my personal aims are to have my sports car as lightweight as possible,
another vehicle in my stable in indeed filled with esoteric audio to enjoy the music.
Click here for Friday's coverage.