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Consumer Electronic Show 2002
Consumer Electronic Show 2002 (CES)

Tuesday

Thiel's SW1 ($4,800) subwoofer seen here in "cut out" form will include a 600-watt amplifier.

 

Elusive Disc, Inc. had a large selection of audiophile and import CDs, SACD, DVD-Audio and of course the good ol' vinyl LP.

 

Music Direct was the place for Mobile Fidelity and many other vinyl LPs and CDs.

 

Byron Collett of Audio Prism was discussing the benefits of various tweaks to enhance your music reproduction system.

 

Greg Hovsepian of DH Labs Audio Cables that use very high-quality copper with ultra-smooth silver plating. "A favorite among audiophiles" according to Greg.

 

Classic Records, a real audiophile/music lover fave, are the ones who bring us not just great jazz and classical reissues, but also Led Zeppelin!

 

Chesky Records, who release music on both DVD-Audio and SACD high-resolution formats, are having a free concert tonight featuring The Persuasions! Music rules!

 

Harold Morishita of STAX headphone was showing their new 4070 closed back electrostatic headphones ($2,650, seen below).

 


Todd Garfinkle of MA Recordings, Inc.

 

AIX Records is making available DVD-Audio/Video music. These are original recordings specially captured for the high-resolution digital format.

 

Hi-Res Music's David Schwartz takes two-channel recordings and reissues them in two-channel DVD-Audio purity.

 


Cisco Music/Super Analogue Disc

 

electro-harmonics has new EL84 and 300B with gold grids. Yes, you read that right folks, gold grids! Price? TBA folks.

 

Christian Magee and Paula Carroll of Svetlana/PM Group now has their new "pre-OEM production" 12AX7 (pricing is about $10).

 

Tom McNeil of Ruby tubes, as used by none other than multiple Grammy Award winner Carlos Santana, were showing their new EL34BSTR ($48 for matched pair). These tubes come with a generous within the industry six-month warranty. They offer many other types of tubes for musicians and audiophiles alike.

 

The awesome xrcd guys are at it again releasing music from Strauss, Bartok and many others. Check out Gigi Krop's xrcd reviews within our Review Magazine. Seen here is JVC's xrcd representative Joe Harley.

 


Goertz flatwire.

 


Chad Kassem of Acoustic Sounds

 

In the Placette Audio, TEK Line audio cable and Speaker Art room they featured Placette's Active Line Stage ($4,000). This is a solid-state "Class A" design employing all Vishay resistors. TEK Line has their Ag 2 pure silver loudspeaker wire ($100 per foot) and Ag 2 power cable ($499) that also is constructed from pure silver wire. As for Speaker Art, they have the SUPER CLEF tl ($4,600 per pair) that is a 1/8 wave design capable of reproducing 22 Hz (+-2dB). As for the crossover, it is a fourth/seventh order series design using premium capacitors and coils. Speaker Arts also had their SUPER CLEF Bookshelf ($1,800 per pair) capable of going down to 30Hz.

 

In the Cardas / Ayre room they had Joseph Audio Pearl loudspeaker with the Ayre V1X ($9,000) 200 watt per channel stereo amplifier.

 

 

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