Home | High-End Audio Reviews | Audiophile Shows | Partner Mags | Daily News | Search   

  High-End Audiophile Review Magazine & Audio Equipment Reviews

  High-End Audiophile Equipment Reviews
  Gear Reviews, News, Show Reports, And More!

  Celebrating 25 Years Of Service To Music Lovers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Audio & Video Milan Italy 2003
Top Audio & Video 2003 Milan, Italy

Thursday Part 2

  Jamo offered a wide range their loudspeakers at the Milan Top Audio & Video show.

 

Celestion's tra้ chic floorstanding loudspeakers are seen here with their S10 subwoofer.

 

As this is an audio and video show, Yamaha had their ultra-small TSS 10 system with small cube main loudspeaker much like Bose. Sorry and all, yet can't help and wonder, why would some so greatly compromise the sound reproduction in their home.

 

Triangle Electroacoustique had an array of products including the over six foot high Magellan (€35,000) that reproduces from 30Hz to 20kHz. This 177 lb. behemoth handles 400 watts, yet is surprisingly sensitive with a 94dB/W/m rating.

 

My close friends know i am always on the lookout for some T+A, and there was an abundance of it in Milan! T+A's new V10 tubed stereo integrated amplifier (€5,500) employs a pair of EL 509 tubes to produce 80 watts per channel. A pair of ECC82 tubes for voltage amplification and a pair of ECC99 tubes for driver are also employed. Four inputs, tape loop, loudspeaker binding posts, and headphone jack appear at the rear of the unit. The front sports selector and volume knobs while centrally mounted red LCD display allows for visual confirmation of operation.

 

Those who desire more T+A might enjoy this prototype G10 turntable with glass platter and both 33.3- and 45-rpm speeds.

 

(Said with tongue in cheek) And if all this talk of T+A is getting you horny, the Kiom brand H1-3A (€18,000) is a three-way 104.5dB/W/ sensitive design. A 15-ich woofer is mated with 1-inch Alnico magnet compression driver and horn tweeter. The separate box behind the main loudspeaker is the external crossover with it's transformer-based adjustability for the midrange and tweeter.

 

Kiom also had their 2A3 -based integrated amplifier called the A3 (€3,900). All of Kiom products are hand built by Italian craftsman Luca Chiomenti including hand winding the copper transformers.

 

Montagna's Spark 3 uses a stand carefully crafted from a solid billet of aluminum that houses a nearly 6-inch aluminum dome midrange and 1-inch aluminum dome tweeter. Bass duties is from 12-inch driver enabled, wood wrapped enclosure.

 

V.Y.G.LE.R. is still going strong with their Atlantis turntable made with more pounds of aluminum than most Japanese autos. OK, perhaps an exaggeration, yet this hefty design has an outstanding linear tracking tonearm and multiple pressure gauges to insure proper operation.

 

Where form follows function with great styling is Eclipse TD and their TD512 loudspeaker and A505 amplifier. The loudspeaker cabinet is sensuously shaped and holds a Kevlar 4-inch driver whilst the pyramid-like amplifier has a top-mounted volume knob for easy access.

 

Loudspeaker manufacturer Mission had their FS1-AV audio and video five-channel system that includes a self-powered normal cone driver subwoofer while the mains use NXT flat driver technology.

 

Audio Note customers, who possibly already own Ferrari cars and Patek Philippe grand complication watches, now have a new turntable and monoblock amplifier to look forward to. Their new TT3 Reference (€18,000 not including tonearm or cartridge) continues Audio Note's this three motor design and employs a power supply the size of a Krell amplifier and weighs 35 kg. Why is the power supply so large you ask? Because Audio Note feels you need an amplifier that can produce 800 watts at 25Hz to achieve the best control of the three impressively hefty motors.

 

Also new from Audio Note is the Sogon (€85,000) parallel 300B all-silver Level 6 monoblock amplifier. Naturally each monoblock has a separate outboard power supply. In typical fashion from this no-holds-barred company, silver is everywhere from transformers to signal capacitors and beyond.

 

Click Here For Part 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

Quick Links


Audiophile Review Magazine
High-End Audio Equipment Reviews

 

Equipment Review Archives
Turntables, Cartridges, Etc
Digital Source
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Preamplifiers
Amplifiers
Cables, Wires, Etc
Loudspeakers/ Monitors
Headphones, IEMs, Tweaks, Etc
Ultra High-End Audio Reviews

 

Videos
Enjoy the Music.TV

 

Columns
Editorials By Tom Lyle
Viewpoint By Roger Skoff
Viewpoint By Steven R. Rochlin
Various Think Pieces
Manufacturer Articles


Show Reports
The HiFi Summit Q2 2020
AXPONA 2020 Show Report
Bristol Hi-Fi Show Report 2020
Florida Audio Expo 2020 Show Report
New York Audio Show 2019 Report
Capital Audiofest 2019 Show Report
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) 2019
High End Munich 2019 Show Report
AXPONA 2019 Show Report
Zagreb AV Show Report 2019
CanJam Singapore 2019 Show Report
Salon Audio Montreal Audio Fest 2019
Click here for previous shows.

 

Other
Audiophile Contests
Cool Free Stuff For You
Tweaks For Your System
Vinyl Logos For LP Lovers
Lust Pages Visual Beauty

 

Resources & Information
Music Definitions
Hi-Fi Definitions

 


Daily Industry News

High-End Audio News & Information

 

Partner Print Magazines
audioXpress
Australian Hi-Fi Magazine
hi-fi+ Magazine
HIFICRITIC
HiFi Media
Hi-Fi World
Sound Practices
VALVE Magazine

 

For The Press & Industry
About Us
Press Releases
Official Site Graphics

 

Contests & Our Mailing List

Our free newsletter for monthly updates & enter our contests!

 

 

    

Home   |   Industry News   |   Equipment Reviews   |   Press Releases   |   About Us   |   Contact Us

 

All contents copyrightฉ  1995 - 2020  HighEndAudio.com and Enjoy the Music.com
May not be copied or reproduced without permission.  All rights reserved.