NY Audio Show 2014: Day 1
The Marriott Brooklyn Bridgesite of this year's edition of Chester Group's New York Audio Showturned out to be a short, pleasant walk from the Jay Street station. Show registration was just around the corner from the Marriott's main desk, and the show continues through tomorrow (Sunday).
Worlds of Pop
I blame Asia, Gogmagog, and Bad English because let’s face it Cream and Derek & the Dominos made fantastic music and weren’t around long enough to annoy anybody.
Do the singles in this boxed set which features a quality pressing job and nice if no frills packaging sound better than the CDs that both Rhino and the pair’s own label mentioned above have been releasing over the years?
Dynaudio Excite X14 loudspeaker Measurements
Dynaudio Excite X14 loudspeaker Associated Components
Naim Audio NAIT 5si integrated amplifier Measurements
Naim Audio NAIT 5si integrated amplifier Associated Equipment
Dynaudio Excite X14 loudspeaker Specifications
Dynaudio Excite X14 loudspeaker
In the March 2010 issue
I reviewed Dynaudio's Excite X12 bookshelf speaker ($1200/pair), then the least expensive speaker in Dynaudio's line. It mightily impressed me, and I wrote that it had "become my new benchmark for speakers costing under $2000/pair." Despite the many newer, competing bookshelf speakers costing somewhere between $1000 and $2000/pair that have visited my listening room since then, my enthusiasm for the Excite X12 has not wanedI've used it as a reference against which to compare all of those of those models. So when Dynaudio USA's Michael Manousselis contacted Stereophile
to tell us that the entire Excite line had been redesigned, and offered review samples of the Excite X12's successor, the Excite X14 ($1500/pair), I jumped at the opportunity.
Naim Audio NAIT 5si integrated amplifier Specifications