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Florida Audio Expo 2019 Show Report

Deja Vu South In Miami, Florida
Western Electric Tube Amps, Otari Reel-To-Reel, Horn Speakers, Isotek, And Audio Note UK.
Florida Audio Expo 2019 show in Tampa, Florida.
Report By Steven R. Rochlin



  If you're seeking esoterica within truly ultra-luxury high-fidelity then look no further than retailer Deja Vu South located in Miami, Florida. Rejoice, as those who know, well then you know when i say all vintage parts including chassis. These are truly hand built in Italy designs by D'Urso Cataldo (Aldo).



Basically, Deja Vu South ships parts to Italy, then Aldo builds all of these units personally. How super duper high-end are we talking about here? They very carefully listen to virtually each and every part within the preamplifier to ensure sound performance and reliability. They go through the troubles of matching vintage capacitors, resistors, etc within every unit. Naturally this takes quite a bit of time, yet truly worth it for those seeking to reach audio nirvana.



As for the sound, and they were sporting a cool vintage Otari reel-to-reel my friends.... Did i forget to mention all Western Electric ultra-fidelity bits.



You know, tube amplifiers...


We're doing a test. Click here to see a larger version of the above pic.





Do you want more foreplay before i give you the happy ending?



Check out the controls and bits on the vintage Otari reel-to-reel unit.




Ok, enough teasing and time for the pleasing. In two words: Great sound! Want more words? Really, just so impressive on every level! Ok, maybe that's not all that mumbo jumbo audiophile-speak you were looking for, yet you know what I mean. When you hear an audio system and it just sounds incredible.... 

You immediately know. Intrinsically.

Hope that gives you a reason to visit Miami and check out their store. Oh, and dare I remind you that South Beach Miami is a vibrant night time celebration with fun and live music too!



Deja Vu Audio South Equipment List
Speakers: Vintage horn speaker system
150 Hz bent horn with vintage Alnico 555 type drivers
18" high-efficiency low excursion woofer in sealed box
Vintage Alnico super-tweeter plays 8 kHz and up.
Internally wired with Audio Note LX speaker cables. (can be upgraded)
98dB/W/m efficient @ 8 Ohm
Price: $22,400. limited production

Preamp: Deja Vu Audio vintage collection Aldo Preamp
Full function line stage with MM phono stage
Western Electric 311B 310A 348A tube complement
Price: $19,000, or $21,000 with MC phono stage

DAC: Deja Vu Audio vintage collection Aldo DAC
Western electric DAC tube output stage
Transformer coupled
Price: $19,000

Power Amps : Deja Vu Audio Vintage collection WE 124 mono amplifiers
Genuine Vintage WE output transformers and chokes
Vintage power transformers and all parts 8 Watts per channel
Tube complement 350B, 274B, 348A
Price: $25,000. limited production

Turntable: Thorens TD 124 turntable with Ortofon AS212 
Tonearm and Koetsu Rosewood MC
Price: $3495

CD Player: Lector Audio CD603 Tube CD player
Handcrafted in Pavia, Italy.
Price: $2495

Vintage Otari 5050 Reel to Reel player
Isotek Aquarius line conditioner
Audio Note cables throughout the system.


Within another room was a variety of Audio Note UK gear. As expected, very musical!





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