At the Landes Imports room is the Ensemble products including
Igor Kutznetsoff's KWorks Blue Shadows ($1200/meter) that uses a polypropylene rope with internal wiring being a Litz design. There is good RF rejection and it is very flexible for ease of
use. The stand used in the room was Townshend ($3000), built on shock absorbers that would rival most exotic cars. Very
Artemis Labs' new DP2 ($8000) 2A3 push-pull monoblock amplifier produces 10 watts, uses 5U4G as rectifier, 12AU7 for input, and a powerful KT88 in the driver stage. This unit in point to point hand wired and manufacturers entirely made in America.
Teresonic had big, bold music playing through their custom made amplifier. Sorry, it is not for sale, but it does use original 1940's RCA 2A3 tubes and, well... Gosh darn it the amplifier is not for sale. i begged him to sell it, i swear i did. He said maybe, just maybe one. And no capacitors in the signal, silver wire is... and still he won't sell one. Well, maybe one....
Almarro's cute little stand-mounted mini-monitor M1a ($1000 in normal oak finch, $1250 as seen here) that is a two-way rear ported design. It has a 1-inch aluminum dome tweeter and 5-inch midrange/woofer.
WAVAC and Venture Audio Grand Excellence (74,500) shared a room with the HE-833 MKII ($140,000) and had truly impressive sound. Fast and clean, as one should expect at this truly impressive level of components.
Scaena's 1.4 ($72,000) four module, 7.5-feet high yet scalable in three foot increments has ribbon for tweeter and eighteen 4-inch midrange drivers, each in their own curved cabinet. A separate wooer module has a pair if 18-inch paper/poly woofers. Single driver technology and isolinear array. The woofers come with upwards of 3000 watts of amplification and employ a digital crossover. Imaging and soundstage was extremely impressive.
Silbatone Ji-300MKII integrated tube amplifier, perhaps the
best integrated i have ever heard, made a showing. This is a stunning design
and best you read my
review to learn more about this incredible unit.
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