Cocktail Audio Music Servers

Michael Lavorgna reviewed the X30 (above) earlier this year after spotting it at CES last year. ML details all the spex in his report, so I'll stick to the basics: the X30 retails for $1,695 which includes the remote you see to the right of the box, and also includes a 50 wpc amp and on-screen graphics when hooked up to a display.
Thu, 01/15/2015
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Naim SuperUniti b and UnitiQute 2 All-In-One Streamers/Amps

Naim has updated both the highly touted SuperUniti and UnitiQute this year adding Bluetooth and Spotify as well as other tweaks. The SuperUniti (above) is a just-add-speakers product that includes UPnP networking, wireless streaming, and digital and analog inputs for $6,495. The smaller 30 wpc UnitiQute is below and retails for $2,395
Thu, 01/15/2015
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Lamm and Verity

Lamm Audio used two ML3 Signature amplifiers ($139,490) and two ML2.2 amplifiers ($37,290) to power a pair of Verity Audio Lohengrin IIS loudspeakers ($120,000) in one of the Venetian's largest exhibit rooms.
Thu, 01/15/2015
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The T+A CWT

T+A's lively and energetic Jochen Fabricius was eager to fill me in on the new, 3-way, 183 lb, $55,000/pair T+A CWT 1000-8 SE floorstander. This speaker uses a 25" by 2" electrostatic line tweeter that covers the frequency range from 2kHz to 40kHz.
Thu, 01/15/2015
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The Tannoy Canterbury

Abbey Masciarotte, Tannoy's representative at CES 2015, showed me the company's floorstanding Canterbury loudspeaker. The Canterbury has a striking retro look and uses a dual-concentric 15" drive unit that mounts a high-frequency compression driver inside the throat of a 15" woofer.
Thu, 01/15/2015
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YG Acoustics Carmel 2 loudspeaker

YG Acoustics introduced the second edition of their original 2-way Carmel loudspeaker, the Carmel 2. It is said to bring the sound of the more expensive $72,800/pair Sonja 1.2 at a more reasonable price, $24,500/pair.
Thu, 01/15/2015
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Wilson Audio Sabrina

Wilson Audio’s Peter McGrath and John Giolas walked me through the design of the new $15,000/pair Sabrina. The loudspeaker has same general form factor and is slightly taller than their original WATT-Puppy, which was also a $15,000/pair speaker when it was first produced more than 20 years ago.
Thu, 01/15/2015
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GoldenEar SuperSub XXL subwoofer

GoldenEar’s Sandy Gross emailed before the show about Golden Ear’s new compact, sealed, self-powered Supersub XXL subwoofer ($1999), which would be premiered at CES 2015. The subwoofer has two inertially-balanced, long-throw 12" woofers in the horizontal plane and two fully inertially-balanced 12.75" by 14.5" passive radiators in the vertical plane.
Thu, 01/15/2015
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The Mark Levinson No.585

Kevin Voecks showed me new products from the Mark Levinson line, including the $12,000 No.585 Integrated amplifier (above).
Thu, 01/15/2015
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AudioQuest’s Nighthawk headphones

My experience with the new AudioQuest Nighthawk headphones ($599) was one of highest points of my CES adventure.
Thu, 01/15/2015
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