This year’s RMAF was better than ever. I decided to make my major emphasis on the equipment I had not covered at the California Audio Show. I will get to some of that later. Let me start with a brief run through and then I’ll come back with a few articles on specific room and awards
One of the first stops I made was the Audioarts room. Why? Because it was three doors down from my room and open early. Gideon was playing music on quite a system. The cost added up to $263,550 plus prices not determined yet for the Jan Allearts MC Finish Cartridge, the Van Den Hul cables and the Audiostrata racks. The speakers were from Zellaton, amps and digital from CH Precision, preamp from Robert Koda, and the turntable was from Holborne Analogue. This system was what I would refer to as the ultimate “audiophile” sound.
The Triangle Art room was full of incredible eye candy and a really musical sound. Well done!
Woodworking Solutions, a Richland, WA based company, introduced its LP storage system they call Record-phile. These cabinets were solidly built and featured pull-out file cabinet style drawers and each drawer could hold approximately 100 LPs. Very nice indeed.
I spent about twenty minutes before the show opened Friday morning listen to this incredible system consisting of Tannoy Kingdom Royal speakers, VAC Reference Electronics and an AMG turntable with a Clearaudio Goldfinger Statement Cartridge. This combination was in the top three at the show in my opinion. I found the system a little aggressive when using the Esoteric digital system.
Another room I spent around thirty minutes in before the show opened was the Volti Audio Speakers and Border Patrol Electronics. This is an amazing system, and I have no idea how they do it for the prices they charge. No they’re not cheap, but they are a bargain.
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