Home  Hi-Fi Audio Reviews  |  Audiophile Shows  |  Partner Mags  Music News       

  High-End High-Performance Audiophile Review Magazine & Hi-Fi Audio Equipment Reviews

  High-Performance Audio Reviews
  Music News, Show Reports, And More!

  Celebrating 29 Years Of Service To Music Lovers

 

 

 

Florida Audio Expo 2020 Show Report

Florida Audio Expo 2020 Show Report
Florida Audio Expo 2020 Show In Tampa, Florida.

 

Gershman Acoustics, exaSound, VAC, And Nordost Cables
Report By Frank Garofalo

 

Gershman Acoustics, exaSound, VAC, And Nordost Cables At Florida Audio Expo 2020

 

  Gershman Acoustics was showcasing their new Grand Studio II loudspeakers ($11,900) at the 2020 Florida Audio Expo. The Grand Studio II loudspeaker is essentially two large two-way monitors on top of each other. This speaker system features a pair of 1" high performance ferro-fluid cooled coated silk dome tweeters, which are accompanied by two 8" woofers. These two 8" woofers utilize extensively vented motors in order to eliminate compression and to allow for quiet excursion of the drivers.

 

 

The crossover within the Grand Studio II is hand built with point-to-point soldering in addition to the use of high-quality capacitors. Everything is enclosed within a completely handcrafted enclosure, using the highest of quality 1.75" high-density board finished in meticulous multi-layered lacquer, which is exquisitely hand polished. This loudspeaker system is mounted to a very sturdy contouring stainless steel stand.

 

Gershman Acoustics, exaSound, VAC, And Nordost Cables At Florida Audio Expo 2020

 

VAC was in many exhibit rooms at the Florida Audio Expo and they certainly had quite presence at the show which is great! If you didn't know, VAC is located around an hour south of the Florida Audio Expo in Tampa. Powering the Gershman Studio II loudspeakers was the VAC Statement 450S iQ StereoBlock vacuum tube power amplifier ($60,000). Pre-amplification was handled by the VAC Master Preamplifier ($40,000). Streaming true lossless high-resolution music via Qobuz was the exaSound Delta Music Server ($3000 to $3500 depending on options) to the exaSound PlayPoint DM Dual Mono DAC ($8500). A VPI Prime turntable with an AudioTechnica cartridge acting as an additional source in this room. Connections are made by the high-precision and carefully handcrafted Nordost Cabes.

 

Gershman Acoustics, exaSound, VAC, And Nordost Cables At Florida Audio Expo 2020

 

Gershman Acoustics, exaSound, VAC, And Nordost Cables At Florida Audio Expo 2020

 

Looking beautiful on display sitting in red was the Gershman Grand Avant Garde Speakers ($14,900, seen below).

 

Gershman Acoustics, exaSound, VAC, And Nordost Cables At Florida Audio Expo 2020

 

This system worked well together with incredible synergy to produce an effortless musical performance. Great imaging and inner resolution backed up by fast, tight bass. As always, love the look of VAC products as well as Gershman loudspeakers. The good looks are, of course, an added bonus to the incredible performance you are getting from these brands.

 

Gershman Acoustics, exaSound, VAC, And Nordost Cables At Florida Audio Expo 2020

 

Equipment List
Gershman Grand Avant Garde Speakers: $14,900 
Gershman Grand Studio II Speakers: $11,900 
exaSound PlayPoint DM Dual Mono Streaming DAC and Music Server: $8,500 
exaSound Delta Music Server Heavy Duty DSP processing with Roon: $3,000-$3500 
exaSound E32 Mark II 050256 / DXD-32bt DAC: $2,500 
exaSound Sigma Streamer: $750 
VAC Master Preamplifier: $40,000 
VAC Statement 450S iQ StereoBlock: $60,000 
VPI Prime Turntable w/AudioTechnica Cartridge 
Nordost Cablesh

 

 

---> Back to main FLAX 2020 show report page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

Quick Links


Premium Audio 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
Superior Audio Gear Reviews

 

Videos
Our Featured Videos

 


Show Reports
Montreal Audiofest 2024 Report

Southwest Audio Fest 2024
Florida Intl. Audio Expo 2024
Capital Audiofest 2023 Report
Toronto Audiofest 2023 Report
UK Audio Show 2023 Report
Pacific Audio Fest 2023 Report
T.H.E. Show 2023 Report
HIGH END Munich 2023
Australian Hi-Fi Show 2023 Report
AXPONA 2023 Show Report
...More Show Reports

 

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

 

 


Industry & Music News

High-End Premium Audio & Music News

 

Partner Print Magazines
audioXpress
Australian Hi-Fi Magazine
hi-fi+ Magazine
Sound Practices
VALVE Magazine

 

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

 

 

 

     

Home   |   Hi-Fi Audio Reviews   |   News   |   Press Releases   |   About Us   |   Contact Us

 

All contents copyright  1995 - 2024  Enjoy the Music.com
May not be copied or reproduced without permission.  All rights reserved.