The Home Entertainment Show
VAC Auricle KT88 monoblock tube amplifier ($2,495) uses circuitry adapted from the company's well-received Phi Beta. The critical output transformers are custom made for VAC.
The Teres turntable... covered many times including our Rocky Mountain Audio Fest show report.
Shindo Labs F2a Single ($9,500) produced 10 watts per channel with a Seimen's F2a tube. This tube is Germany's answer to the Western Electric 300B many years ago. It is 100 percent hand wired point-to-point, copper wired and copper output transformers.
Acoustic Zen's Adagio loudspeaker ($3,700/pr) has this spectacular red finish, a wine color they officially call Figured Maple. It has a deep and exquisite look that harks to loudspeakers costing three times the price. Drivers are a pair of 6.5-inch midrange/woofers and a 1.7-inch round ribbon tweeter. Frequency response from 30Hz to 25kHz and presents a 6-ohm load. Please note the picture above does the visual beauty no justice. You must see this in person to fully appreciate it!
Oyaide manufacturers AC outlets, plugs, wall jacks, etc. They even have a carbon fiber wall jack; perfect for the man who has a dedicated sports car garage and is looking for the next hot decoration item.
Granite Audio model 501 ($600) that balances the ground impedance to eliminate ground loop/hum. It includes the cables necessary to connect to 6 components, but can handle 14 with additional cables.
Bösendorfer had this amazing, jeweled piano! Of course there
was an abundance of live music to be enjoyed within their booth.
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