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RMAF, seen here is where many hundreds of people came to pick up their badges.
Tri launched their world premiere of the company's new TRB6SE ($3000) preamplifier and TRB845SE ($6000).
No, those are not light fixtures; they are RAAL Solaja Audio model Constellation speakers ($1000). Four 3-inch downward-firing drivers (two per side) and a 6.5-inch woofer reside on the floor.
At Pass Lab's / First Watt had their mono amps and Lowther speakers. Really fun stuff!
This is the mercury vapor tube to power the field
coil in the Pass Labs / First Watt room.
Daedalus had a pair of Ulysses large reference speakers that were driven by the ModWright LS36.5 pre and KWA150 amplifiers. Like many rooms at the show, they were using a computer-based streaming media front-end.
Studio Electric now offers their LM1 custom in-wall speakers that provide for toe-in and true bass management (starting at $11,000 per pair). The front-end in their room was the iPhone hooked to the Krell then using the Benchmark DAC1 HDR
unit ($1895). The Benchmark is like a Swiss Knife of digital audio handling
and front-end with USB, TosLink, Optical and coax S/PDIF digital inputs and
can handle sampling rates from 28 to 195 kHz and up to 24-bit, has very low
jitter and noise, plus can be a preamplifier with RCA stereo outputs and two
headphone outputs. Hidden away just off camera is the impressive Silver Circle Audio pure power one
5.0 power conditioner ($5,000).
The Al Stiefel Legacy Room.
Audio Note's new Zero range of components including their CD
Transport, DAC 0.1x 24/96 DAC, R Zero phonostage and Zero valve integrated amplifier (prices range from $1400 on up).
JoLida's FX10 lil' 12-watt integrated amplifier ($450) remote control tube unit that also handles mp3 and iPods.
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