Room 630: Stereo Haven, Leben, Falcon Loudspeakers, Line Magnetic, Well Tempered Lab. This configuration with the Falcon LS3/5a 15-ohm BBC Licensed speakers ($2,195/pr) driven by the Line Magnetic LM508 Integrated amplifier (SET 805) ($4,995) was one of my top picks from the show, regardless of price. Voices sound so natural and properly textured while still being able to layer the musical complexities effortlessly. I hope to hear these again very soon.
Line Magnetic LM-508 Integrated Tube Amplifier – 2X45W ($4,995)
Room 626: SweetVinyl. Janszen electrostatic Carmelita speakers ($4,495)
Wait, is that the…AUDIOPHILIAC?? Wasn’t shy, just wasn’t sure.
Room 618: Sonner Audio, Luxman, Abbindon Music Research. Speakers: Sonner Audio’s Legato Duo speakers ($8,500). DAC: Abbingdon Music Research DP-777 SE ($5,000). Amplifier: Luxman L-509X Integrated (2x120W) ($9,495). Digital cable: iFi 3.0 USB Mercy USB Power 3.0 USB Gemini – iPurifier. Power cable: Kimber Palladian PK10, Nordost Vahalla, Tyr2, Kimber PK10. Interconnect: Nordost Tyr 2. Speaker Cable: Nordost Heimdall 2. Total system: $22,995.
Sonner Audio speaker line…
Room 614: Triangle Art and Egglestonworks. Triangle Art Master Reference turntable ($28,000) & Egglestonworks Viginti loudspeakers ($39,900/pair). That glamorous turntable makes it one of the most ostentatious setups at the show.
Room 606: Fern & Roby, Linear Tube Audio, Black Cat Cable.
Room 604: Studio Electric and ModWright Instruments