Wes Phillips & Jon Iverson
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CES 2007
Wes Phillips & ... Jan 08, 2007 4 comments
Sugden's US importer analog George Stanwick proudly preens with his A21SE 30wpc Class-A integrated amp and CD21SE CD player. What made the Keith Jarrett trio sound so good—was it the electronics or was it the Proac Response D28s?
CES 2007
Wes Phillips & ... Jan 08, 2007 2 comments
As we were walking out of DLS' room, we passed Supro Cables' display. "Are those Deltron connectors?" I asked.
CES 2007
Wes Phillips & ... Jan 08, 2007 0 comments
An inside look at PrimaLuna's adaptive auto-bias. Sometimes simpler is quite complex.
CES 2007
Wes Phillips & ... Jan 10, 2007 0 comments
We walked in to the room and spotted a pair of floorstanding speakers. Stevie Ray Vaughan filled the room, so we assumed the floorstanders were channelling him. "Oh no, you're listening to those."
CES 2008
Wes Phillips & ... Jan 07, 2008 9 comments
The three phase power supply is pure Ayre. There are three amplifiers, one for each phase. "Essentially, they are mini-MXRs," said Silberman. They are 120 degrees out of phase with one another, and we need to tune each one with a stethoscope to achieve absolute pitch stability. The result?
CES 2007
Wes Phillips & ... Jan 08, 2007 1 comments
Roy Hall was blunt as usual. "I'm bringing in some obscenely expensive tubes. They're Telefunken ECC803Ses, which is one of the best tubes available, but Cool Valve measures them and selects the most perfectly matched, and then bonds their EAT Cool Damper to them. The result is lower operational temperatures, longer life, and lower microphonics. They cost . . . "
CES 2007
Wes Phillips & ... Jan 10, 2007 0 comments
"Here's something a little different for us," CJ's Lew Johnson continued his tour. "The $10,000 TEA1 triode equalization amplifier embodies our current understanding of the state-of-the-art in phono stage design. It's a zero loop feedback design with two tube gain stages and a passive equalization network. We put a high-current buffer stage isolates the unit from cable and other loading elements."
CES 2007
Wes Phillips & ... Jan 10, 2007 0 comments
"Basically, we're just having too much fun," Conrad-Johnson's Lew Johnson told me. "We're introducing three new state-of-the-art products. Well, the ART Series 3 is more new and improved.
CES 2007
Wes Phillips & ... Jan 08, 2007 0 comments
Music Hall's new $999 Trio CD receiver puts a CD player, tuner, and integrated amp together. What makes it different? Tubes, for one thing—you get 50Wpc of tubey goodness. Just add speakers and cook!
CES 2008
Wes Phillips & ... Jan 09, 2008 5 comments
Pictured are Dotson, Alazard, Jon Iverson, and Wes Phillips in the specially "tweaked" air molecules.
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