Top Audio & Video Show 2006
Sergio Veschi of Red Records is always in good spirits. He heads up this Italian recording label with the joys of choosing some of the finest classical and jazz musicians. The label's recording technics are audiophile quality and captured within some of the best venues in Italy.
Open baffle design loudspeakers are not just limited to niche DIY'ers as Jamo's R909 (€12,000) with 1-inch soft dome, 5.25-inch midrange and a pair of 15-inch woofers.
Speaking of open baffle design, see our review of the Bastanis Prometheus mkII
Italian retailer Sound And Music were fulfilling the ravenous desire for vinyl, XRCD, MoFi, etc. Top Audio had many vendors with a huge variety of both new and used vinyl… including the
Classic Records Led Zeppelin box set that is sold out for months!
One of my fave integrated amplifiers for combining style and
substance at a low price is Synthesis who manufacturers the Nimis LE
(€1490). These playful units come in a wide variety of colors and are great
for those who are décor-oriented. See my very informative review of the Fase
Nimis integrated amplifier by clicking
Attendees at the Top Audio show can vote upon awarded products
to decide the best of the best. A separate section is dedicated to these
designs that include both audio and video gear. Seen here is Italian cable
manufacturer HiDiamond who uses the Eichmann Bullet Plugs, lovely sculpted
wood ends, and wire sheathed in material with gold-colored band. HiDiamond won
the Top Audio Award for their excellent cables.
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