Xact Audio Showcases Rockport Speakers
I first heard Rockport's Avior speaker ($29,500/pair) in the VTL room at the 2012 CES where both Stephen Mejias and I were impressed by their sound. They sounded as good in the Xact Audio room at RMAF, driven by Absolare Passion Signature, zero-feedback, class-A, single-ended power amps ($48,500/pair). But contributing to the sound was the intriguing room treatment that you can see on the wall, cardboard diffusors that Xact calls the MIO and sells for $99/12 square feet.
Source in this room was the BEAT MagDrive turntable ($34,000), fitted with a Schröder LT tonearm ($9900) and a Lyra Atlas cartridge ($9500), amplified by an Allnic H3000 phono stage ($11,900) and an Absolare Passion Signature line stage ($32,500).