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POSITIVE FEEDBACK ONLINE - ISSUE 25
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HE 2006 - Part 2
by Dave and Carol Clark

 

Ultimate Audio and Videon, along with Rives Audio, Kubala-Sosna, Rockport, Gryphon, Harmonic Systems, RPG, Real Traps, and Freguson Hill set up two identical rooms (system-wise) to show what one can do by using some room treatments. The room above was nude, while the room below was fully clothed. Well, nude in the sense that it was a blank room without any treatments.

The treated room sounding more natural and less hifi-ish.

Lots of RPG and Real Traps abound. Not quite the prettiest set-up, but it did its job in showing how much the room makes the music.

More RPG and Real Traps.

The Rockport Mira loudspeakers. In one room they sounded rather good. But in another... not so well. Go forth and treat my man!

Joe Kubala (Kubala-Sosna) and Peter Clark (Redpoint turntables). True gentlemen of audio.

Ah yes... another cable company... Legenburg. Nice...

Westlake Audio showed Focus loudspeakers and Vitus electronics.

The big Vitus amplifier with Bel Canto serving source duty...

Kam Leung of Focus...

Von Gaylord with their liquid cooled amplifiers... I see them at every CES and elsewhere, but no reviews of this amplifier... no comments or whatever... what gives Von Gaylord? Come on... send us one...

While we did give them an award for their DAC, but we have never formally reviewed their gear...

Ping of AAA Audio with some really good looking hunk... you sexy thang...

AAA Audio showed the Original Leonardo CD-A9.3 CD player, XLH SL-11XS preamplifiers and M-200 amplifiers, with Dynaudio Confidence loudspeakers, Jena Labs cabling, and Critical Mass stands and such...

...lots of Jena snaking around...

The Original Leonardo CD-A9.3 CD player.

The innards of the Dussen integrated... very beefy and serious.

A plethora of Dussen gear...

Brooks Berdan showed the Wilson Watts with the new VTL MB-450 amplifiers ($13.5k). Nice sounding... with Wilson...

...also with Brooks were Jadis, Cardas, and VPI. That is Brooks to the right there...

Jadi and VTL playing well together...

Joe Cohen of Prana Wire and the US source for Acrolink (the Lotus Group) and more...

...everything from Acrolink, Oyaide and more. This is the stuff that everyone is going nuts over in regards to their AC and what not. The real deal to get the most out of your wall!

Joe also brings in Sound Mechanics which offers feet, cones, and boards to maximize the music from any component. Really tweak-heady stuff for the real audio-tweak-head in all of us. The wood cups or cones are filled with different types of materials to address resonances and such... visit his site to learn more http://lotusgroupusa.com.

Audio Revelation with an iPod desk-top system...

The Music Direct room brought the store... their speakers and all the electronics they offer through their catalogue.

...they even brought a two armed table that can play a record twice as fast...

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