Consumer Electronics Show 2004
Thursday Page 1
The Elusive Disc booth was selling music on CD, DVD-Audio, SACD, and of course vinyl.
Classic Records was easily the winner in remastering music of both popular mainstream titles and audiophile faves.
New Sensor now offers EH Gold gold pin 6SN7, 6922, 12AT7, 12AX7, 12AU7, 6H30Pi, 2A3, 300B... Their new KT90EH has all the spiffy things like phosphor bronze, side rods to support the screening grid, extra heat
dissipaters, etc. Works with KT88 and 6550 as the KT90 is pin for pin compatible. Svetlana also now has a "real deal ducky" 6L6GC according to guru
Eichmann Technologies International, makers of the critically acclaimed Bullet Plug, was showing their new Bayonet Plug ($50 for a set of four) to replace the age-old banana plug. Like their Bullet Plug, they have minimized the contact element while improving the contact connection.
Cisco Music masterfully remaster both classical and jazz legends such as Joan Baez "Farewell, Angelina" and Doc Watson "Southbound".
Audio Physics' new Kronos loudspeaker ($65,000) has a Scan Speak ring radiator tweeter, Seas 6.5-inch aluminum cone midrange, four 10-inch specially-made units, with a pair of 6.5-inch side-firing drivers for 250Hz on down. Overall frequency response is 40kHz to 10Hz (-3dB).
VTL's TL-7.5 ($12,500) pre-amplifier, as reviewed by Wayne
uses a pair of 12AX7, provides four pairs balanced (XLR) or single ended (RCA)
inputs, and two pairs balanced and RCA outputs. The remote control functions
include power, source select, volume up/down, mute, fade, balance control, and
phase reverse. Gain is 20dB with an overall frequency response from 20Hz to
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