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    AXPONA is now the largest audio show in the U.S. and growing. With CES no longer drawing the high-end manufacturers, the focus is on Chicago in springtime. This year, there's a sizeable contingent of AVS Forum members attending, as well as several forum threads dedicated to the show. I will not...
  2. 2-Channel Audio
    After more than three decades as the editor of Stereophile magazine, John Atkinson is passing the baton to current Senior Editor Jim Austin. Stereophile Magazine has been around Since 1962, and during that time it has only had two editors. And of those 57 years, John Atkinson has been...
  3. 2-Channel Audio
    This morning I received an open letter from Marine de Rogez-Presson, the organizer behind the LA Audio Show 2018 , which was to take place in Irvine, California. The letter announced that this year's show, which would have been the second under this banner, is cancelled and that refunds are...
  4. Speakers
    This year's Capital Audiofest was once again held at the Hilton in Rockville, Maryland. It provided a convenient chance to demo various high-end 2-channel audio systems. In order to beat the weekend crowds, I attended on Friday, November 3, which is the first day of its three-day run. My...
  5. 2-Channel Audio
    At TAVES 2016, a room put together by Wynn Audio contained electronics and speakers from German high-end specialists Tidal Audio, plus electronics from Swiss high-ender electronics manufacturer Goldmund, and a turntable/tonearm combo from another Swiss company, Thales. All told, the rig was...
  6. 2-Channel Audio
    High-end audio is a rarefied world that's as much about fine finishes and fancy brochures as it is about achieving the ultimate in audio fidelity. With its Piano Diacera G2 speakers ($43,000/pair), Tidal—a German high-end audio company founded in 1999—delivered on both counts at Capital...
  7. 2-Channel Audio
    While Capital Audiofest is a modest-sized high-end audio show, KEF and VPI's presence more than made up for it by presenting a room full of high-end audio wonders. The spare-no-expense system I heard featured the $48,000 VPI Titan turntable (making its debut at the show) and an astonishing...
  8. 2-Channel Audio
    In the annals of high-end audio, Mark Levinson is known for practically inventing the concept of "cost no object" equipment. After a five-year lull, the company is embarking on its largest-ever product-development effort. Last week, I jumped at an opportunity to spend a day visiting the new...
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