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
Mr. Audio Bacon himself. An open-minded electrical engineer and software developer by trade. I have an obsession with the enjoyment of all things media - specifically in the realm of music and film. So much heart and soul (and money) go into the creation of this artistry. My aim is to find out which products get me closer to what the musicians and directors intended.