If you ever wanted to hear a pair of Harbeth 40.2 speakers ($17,990/pr) disappear in a room, pair them new Vinnie Rossi gear and Triode Wire Labs cabling. Vinnie Rossi debuts his L2 Signature Preamplifier with DAC and Phono ($14,995) and Monoblocks ($21,985) at RMAF 2018. Along with eye-opening clarity, imaging, and soundstage depth, these L2s were some of the best looking pieces of audio gear. That CNC-machined aluminum chassis is just sick.

Vinni Rossi L2 Signature Preamplifier – So damn sexy.

Vinnie Rossi L2 monoblocks

Triode Wire Labs – They make some of the best power cords out there.

Chord Electronic’s CPM 3350 Integrated Amplifier

Spendor D9 loudspeakers with Chord Electronics is a heavenly pairing.

Aurender debuts its ACS10 CD ripper, dual HDD storage, music server and streamer.

Some of the best power conditioners in the world – HB Cable Design PowerSlave.


Quad Focal Grande Utopia EM Evos driven by EMM Labs electronics. With Ray Kimber’s IsoMike technology, they demonstrated a recording at a MotoGP track – a very convincing and lifelike sense of texture and atmosphere as the bikes zoom under you. Four-channel music was also as enveloping as it was enchanting.

EAT C-Major turntable and Jo No.5 cartridge – $3,345