One of the final rooms I visited at the 2012 RMAF was Sony’s. An as-yet-to-be-named floor-standing speaker was being demmed with Pass Labs amplification, Kimber Kables, and a Mytek DSD-capable DAC, taking data over USB from a laptop. The speaker has much in common with the superb SS-AR2 that I reviewed in October, but is shorter and, as can be seen from Jason Serinus’ photo, has an intriguing array of two supertweeters above and below the tweeter.
Blue Coast Records’ Cookie Marenco was playing some of her superb DSD recordings when I was in the room. Later, in the Marriott’s lobby, I bumped into Home Theater magazine’s Technical Editor, Thomas Norton, who for many years was Stereophile’s Technical Editor. “What did you think of the Sony room?” I asked Tom. “Best Sound of the Show!” was his reply. One of mine too.