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Positive Feedback ISSUE 11
january/february 2004


2004 CES "blur" of a show... Part 1 of many to come!
by Dave and Carol Clark


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The Thiel room was big and well... sounded like Thiel, nice and big. Lots to see and hear as long as you liked silver.

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The Thiel front end featuring Theta and BAT.

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Ah.... the Chad Man, Mr. Kassem of Acoustic Sounds. Lots to buy!

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FIM was displaying a new PLC that no doubt is quite interesting.

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The Ayre Acoustics room (along with Cardas and Avalon) sounded very nice. Big and dynamic with that Ayre sense of  "smoothness."

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Ah... analog via the Clear Audio Champion Level 2 table, with a Graham 2.2 arm and Benz cartridge.

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The new Ayre P-5x phono stage - $2350!

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Mr. Ayre himself - Charles Hansen.

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Kirk and Donna Bodinet of SOTA! Wonderful people and killer tables too!

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Inside the VTL amps.

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VTL and Wilson with a big and robust sound.

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A SOTA table spinning music in the VTL room.

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Jed Hacker and Michael Holton of Soundstring.

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The Soundstring room sounded quite good with Herron Audio.

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May Audio with Gradient speakers and Roksan electronics and sources. Nice sound that was not the bit least fatiguing.

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Two gorgeous tables from Roksan!

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