ONLINE - ISSUE 11
2004 CES "blur" of a show... Part 4 of a few more to come!
The Musical Surroundings room was awash with tables from Clearaudio. Pictured here is the Master Reference at $17,500.
The Master Solution at $11,000.
The Matrix record cleaner at $3000.
Clearaudio's own line of electronics, with the same fit'n'finish of their tables. A really gorgeous look!
Another view of the record cleaner.
The Musical Surrounding's system...
Ah, the long overdue phono stage from Aesthetix. Someday, my ship will come in... "Now what reviewer still has the unit?"
Von Schweikert showed their new VR-4jr speakers ($3995) with Spectron amplification. Sounded like any other VS speaker we have heard at showsreally good! Shown is Paul Garner doing the "Safety Dance."
A VR-4jr all by its' lonesome.
Chapter Electronics (out of England) showed their line (really gorgeous stuff too!) with the ubiquitous Talonswhich seemed to be in at least 4 rooms at CES! Along for the rise was HRS showing a WAY more upscale version of their Harmonic Recovery System. Nice sound, but the speakers could have been more out into the room.
The Music Hall room showed off their new integrated and SACD/CD player with Spendors and, naturally, their own line of tables. Great sound as usual from the always entertaining Roy Hall.
The new Music Hall class-A Mambo integrated at $1300. Amazing quality for the money. From the looks should retail for 2-3 times the price. Good work Roy!
The MMF-7 at $1199.
The MMF-9 at $1699.
The Shanling STP integrated at $1750.
The Shanling SCD-T200 at $2595.
Hey, Roy, thanks for the good times and scotch!
Innersound showed their "system" approach (electronics and speakers) and the sound was very nice and seamless/coherent. Great musicality as well. Use of a World Power Wing to address AC problems.
The Golden sound room showed enormous speakers (side mid/tweeter towers,to the inside the woofer towers, and with a center channel. The surrounds were out of the shot) with Machina Dynamica's stands and platforms. Big, BIG sound that did not overpower the room. Really!
The Uniwave Anaco 2 stereo digital amplifier.
A bottle of Brilliant Pebbles (several were placed in the room) were used to address room issues.
Ming T. Chen and Percy Deng.