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3rd (2012) California Audio Show Preview: Part III

Von Gaylord Audio, Zu Audio, Blue Coast Records/Sony/Luxman/Clearaudio, Zesto Audio/WyWires/TAD, Acoustic Zen/Triode, MBL, Music First Audio/Revox/Bel Canto/Rogers

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By: Dagogo Staff

Previously: CAS3 Preview, Part I, Part II

Von Gaylord Audio
(King’s Suite 313)

Von Gaylord Audio “Return Of The Legend” speakers ($12,995/pair)
Von Gaylord Audio UNI D/A Converter ($12,995)
Von Gaylord Audio UNI Preamplifier with separate Power Supply ($15,995)
Von Gaylord Audio UNI Mono Amplifiers ($16,995/pair)
Von Gaylord Audio “Return Of The Legend” Digital Cable ($1,500)
Von Gaylord Audio “Return Of The Legend” 7000S interconnects ($1,995)
Von Gaylord Audio “Return Of The Legend” 7000S Speaker Cable – high frequency ($3,600)
Von Gaylord Audio “Return Of The Legend” 7000S Speaker Cable – low frequency ($3,600)
Von Gaylord Audio “Live Performance” line conditioner ($4,995)

Zu Audio
(Room 206)

Zu Definition Mk IV loudspeakers ($12,900/pair)

Blue Coast Records/Sony/Luxman/Clearaudio
(Lobby Plaza Ballroom I)

Luxman D-08 SACD player ($17k)
Luxman C-1000F 80th Anniversary Preamplifier ($34k)
Luxman B-1000F 80th Anniversary Monoblock Power Amplifiers (2kw into 1Ohm) ($55k/pair)
Sony SS-AR1 speakers

Zesto Audio/WyWires/TAD
(Room 326)

TAD CR-1 Compact Reference monitor ($42k/pair)
Merrill Williams Audio REAL 101 turntable ($7,200)
Tri-Planar tonearm ($5,800)
Dynavector XX2 MKII cartridge ($1,985)
Zesto Audio Andros PS1 Vacuum Tube Phono Stage ($3,900)
Lindemann DAC 24/192 DDC ($1,099)
Lenovo PC running J River Media Server 17 software ($49.99)
Zesto Audio Leto Vacuum Tube Preamp ($7,500)
GamuT D200 power amp ($6,000)
WyWires Silver Series RCA & XLR phono cables ($1,199)
WyWires Silver Series USB cable ($429)
WyWires Silver Series speaker cables ($1,399)
WyWires Gold Series XLR ($1,599)
WyWires Silver Series XLR ($1,399)
WyWires Juice II Silver power cords with ATL copper NEMA and IEC ends ($399)
Steve Blinn Designs Reference Equipment Rack ($1,899)
Acousticmac acoustic treatments ($100-$200)

Acoustic Zen/Triode
(Room 210)

Triode TRV-CD5SE tube CD player ($2,500)
Triode TRX-1 tube preamplifier ($3,200)
Triode TRX-M845SE monoblocks ($22,500/pair)
Acoustic Zen Crescendo speakers ($16,000/pair)
Acoustic Zen Absolute Copper interconnects ($1,498/3-foot pair)
Acoustic Zen Absolute 75 digital cable ($480, 3 feet)
Acoustic Zen Gargantuan power cable ($1,040,6 feet)

(Lobby Parkside Ballroom)

Reference System D
MBL 101 E MK II Radialstrahler ($70,500/pair)
MBL 1621 A CD Transport ($28,000)
MBL 1611 F D/A Converter ($28,700)
MBL 6010 D Preamplifier ($26,500)
MBL 9011 Power Amplifier ($53,000)

Corona System C
MBL 120 Radialstrahler ($11,300/pair)
MBL C31 CD Player ($9,200)
MBL C11 Preamplifier ($8,800)
MBL C21 Stereo Power Amplifier ($9,200)

Music First Audio/Revox/Bel Canto/Rogers
(Room 302)

Music First Audio Baby Reference Preamplifier ($7,750)
Music First Audio Classic v2 ($3,410)
Revox A77 tape machine
Bel Canto power amplifier
Rogers LS3/5a speakers

Time and Date:
11am – 6pm, Friday, August 3, 2012
11am – 6pm, Saturday, August 4, 2012
11am – 4pm, Sunday, August 5, 2012

Location: Crowne Plaza SFO, 1177 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010. Phone: 650-342-9200.

3-day Pass: $30. Order your 3-day Pass here and skip the normal line and pick it up at the CAS Registrar Prepaid Lane. Support your local audio show.

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