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Positive Feedback ISSUE 39
september/october 2008


RMAF 2008 - A Photo Essay of Sorts...
by Dave and Carol Clark


Wow, another year and this show just keeps getting better, and better, and better, and ... better. More rooms, more gear, more music, more people... more tired! What can we say? The show is the place to be and while some rooms strained to make music, the majority did so in ways that were very enjoyable. Here is our report... not so much on what sounded good and not so good is a show after all and sometimes things just don't work out as one would be hoping... but simply images of what we saw and a little on what we did.


Wadia electronics on Grand Prix stands. Shown in the middles is the Wadia iPod dock. These were used everywhere....

Wadia with the Dynaudio Sapphire loudspeakers. Only 5,000 pairs made worldwide, retail $16,500.

The Dynaudio Sapphire loudspeakers.

Tim di Paravicini of E.A.R..

The first day of the show was busy.

Registration lines ran smoothly. Lots in attendance even though the weather was not the best!

Osage Audio products. Nice stuff...

Business was brisk in the software room.

Kimberly Aud-Stahl with Carol Clark and Bryan Gladstone. They had a great get-together on Saturday after the show closed... lots of scotch to try ...perhaps too much by how we felt the next day!

Tri-Planar tonearms waxing for your LPs...

Tri Mai of Tri-Planar.

Purist Audio Designs cables. Way good stuff!

The new deHavilland Model 50A amplifier $7250 per pair. Features KT88, 40 watts and dual tube rectification. All Kubala-Sosna cabling.

The Playback Designs MP-5 CD/SACD player.

Wilson Benesch loudspeakers with Kubala-Sosna cables.

YG Acoustics loudspeakers with FM Acoustics, Weiss Engineering, IsoTek, and Genesis.

Aaudio Imports room featured Acapella Triolon Excalibur loudspeakers.

Einstein amplifiers in the Aaudio Imports room featured the Source CD player, the Tube MKII preamplifier, and the Final Cut MK60 mono amplifier.

The Aaudio Imports room with Einstein, Stage III, Isoclean, and Millennium.

Another shot of the Aaudio Imports room.

Artemis Labs amplifier. Clean... and simple, yet oh so musical!

In the Artemis Labs room the Frank Schroder turntable. This is the SA1.

Another Artemis Labs amplifier.

Frank Schroder featured two turntables. The one on the left (with darker wood base) can accommodate a 12" tonearm, and Artemis Labs amplifiers.

VPI Airies 3 turntable in the Analysis Audio room.

The VPI turntable with VTL Electronics, EMM Labs CDSA CD player, and JPS Labs cables.

Analysis Audio Amphitryon 2 loudspeakers with VTL MB-450 amplifiers.

Dr. Feickert  Analogue turntable, under $10,000.

JPS Labs with Exemplar Electronics XP-2 preamplifier, Power Modules, MusikMatters, and a Stillpoints rack.

Usher BE10 loudspeakers.

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