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T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2015 Report
The Home Entertainment Show 2015
SMc Audio And Wadax


  SMc, a company by the longstanding designer Steve McCormack, had a great variety of high-end audio gear at T.H.E. Show Newport 2015. New from SMc Audio is their $50,000 reference line stage, which is exclusively distributed by Hi Fi One. This cost no-object design includes a remote 100-step volume control that feeds a discrete wide-bandwidth JFET circuit, which employs no feedback.

 

Here's what Hi Fi One brought to T.H.E. Show Newport 2015:
Berning / Hi Fi One 211/845 OTL amps $75,000 pr.
Kaiser Kawero Classic speakers $65,000 pr.
EnKlien David balanced interconnect $16,000 mtr.
EnKlein David USB cable 1.50 mtr pricing TBD
EnKlien David AC cable 5 ft. $8,000 
EnKlein 8 foot speaker cable $28,875 pr.
Entreq Silver Tellus $2,699 
Entreq Eartha Atlantis RCA $1,639 
Entreq Eartha Apollo RCA $849 
Stillpoints ESS Grid Rack with Ultra 6s $25,172 
Stillpoints ESS Low Profile Rack $8,295 - world debut
Stillpoints Ultra 6's $899 ea.
Stillpoints Ultra 5s $699 ea.
Stillpoints Aperture room treatments $650 ea.
Sonorus ATR 10 tape machine $17,500
Sonorus / Hi Fi One Proximity room compensation system $12,000
SMc Audio / Hi Fi One Silver Signature edition line stage $50,000 - world debut
SMc Audio / Hi Fi One Nexus AC Power Enhancer $16,000 - world debut
Wadax PRE 1 Ultimate Native DSD DAC with ZEPTO clock, phono, A/D, and SSD server - $72,670

 

 

My brief moments in the room included them playing some excellent blues with the audiences heads bobbing and grooving. Dare we say, they were enjoying the music. 'Nuff said.

 

 

SMc Audio's VRE-1C was also being used as were a variety of digital front-end gear from Wadax.

 

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