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 28 Years Of Service To Music Lovers




Montréal Salon Audio / Montreal Audio Fest 2019 Show Report

Salon Audio Montreal / Audio Fest 2019 Show Report
Special Show Awards!
Salon Audio Montreal / Audio Fest 2019 Show Report By Rick Becker


JBL L100 Classic Speaker
The JBL L100 Classic is a bridge speaker in that it gets you into the high end yet still qualifies as a party speaker that will drag you and your friends back to your younger days where you just might have to compete with your teenagers for space on your dance floor. Maybe not totally accurate, but it grabs your gut and reminds you that the music is your master ($4000 US).







Son Ultime Room (Outremont 7)
The entire system earns the award in this expertly set-up room. The music totally escaped the equipment and filled the room with air and bloom. Dynamics were unrestricted and full range with the REL subs filling in the bottom octaves and freeing up the midrange of the Sonus Faber speakers. The music was inviting and totally relaxing. I could have spent a whole day in this room.





Kirmuss KA RC 1 Ultrasonic Record Restoration System
Charles Kirmuss is the man and this is the machine you want. A new version with three 12" and 7" slot will soon be available if it isn't already ($1000 CAD).





VAC Sigma 170i Integrated Amp
With 85 Wpc and patented iQ Continuous Intelligent Automatic Bias System this amp is built to last and will drive a wide range of speakers in true Class A triode mode. While not inexpensive, it will get you into glorious high-end tube sound and take you off the equipment merry-go-round ($10,000, phono stage extra).





Joseph Audio Pulsar 2 Graphene
While it is hard to mess with success, almost a decade has gone by and Jeff Joseph took on the challenge of bringing the Pulsar up to date with a wide range of upgrades including tapered cast cones with a Graphene coating. His rooms at shows are continuously among the best, yet this one stood out even more. If I ever reach the point where I have to give up my big floorstanders, this is the stand mounted monitor I want (~$9000 US).





---> Back to main Salon Audio Montreal Audio Fest 2019 Show Report Page.









































Quick Links

Audiophile Review Magazine
High-End Audio Equipment Reviews


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


Enjoy the Music.TV


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

Show Reports
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
Salon Audio Montréal Audiofest 2023
CanJam Singapore 2023 Report
Florida Intl. Audio Expo 2023
Capital Audiofest Show 2022
KL International AV Show 2022
Toronto Audiofest Show 2022
CanJam SoCal 2022 Show Report
...More Show Reports


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
Australian Hi-Fi Magazine
hi-fi+ Magazine
HiFi Media
Sound Practices
The Absolute Sound
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 copyright©  1995 - 2023  HighEndAudio.com and Enjoy the Music.com®
May not be copied or reproduced without permission.  All rights reserved.