RMAF 2016

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Jana Dagdagan  |  Oct 17, 2016  |  18 comments
Photo: John Atkinson

The 2016 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest has come and gone, and here I find myself, back in the quiet comfort of Brooklyn.

Back with a glass of red wine in my hand, a table full of hot Indian takeout, and a dreamy Chet Baker serenading me through my modest system: a Technics SL 1200 Mk. II turntable with an Audio Technica AT440MLa cartridge (on a Technics headshell), a Fisher 800-C stereo receiver, and a pair of Rogers LS3/5a monitors sitting atop Skylan Speaker Stands.

What more is there to life?

. . . Or so I had thought . . .

Jason Victor Serinus  |  Oct 14, 2016  |  13 comments
All good things must come to an end…
Jason Victor Serinus  |  Oct 14, 2016  |  5 comments
Did Ted Denney really start out my listening with "Hotel California"?
Herb Reichert  |  Oct 14, 2016  |  2 comments
In the room with the most beautiful speakers, they played Norah Jones…
John Atkinson  |  Oct 14, 2016  |  3 comments
The last room I visited before the Wes Phillips Memorial, which was hosted in the PS Audio room Friday night of the show, was conveniently, PS Audio's. In my photo, the company's cofounder, fitness freak Paul McGowan, whom his daily email newsletter has revealed to be a talented writer, poses beside the humongous collection of PS Audio gear that was used to drive the Scaena La Maitresse Ultime speakers ($125,000/pair).
Jason Victor Serinus  |  Oct 14, 2016  |  4 comments
At an hour-long Saturday-afternoon press event, jointly sponsored by Wilson and VTL, John Atkinson and I joined others to hear Wilson Audio's Peter McGrath introduce Yvette…
Jason Victor Serinus  |  Oct 14, 2016  |  0 comments
…It's higher up we go…
John Atkinson  |  Oct 14, 2016  |  4 comments
As you can read elsewhere in our RMAF coverage, the incomplete remodeling of the Denver Tech Center Marriott mean that the CanJam exhibits had to be moved to a tent in the hotel parking lot and the seminars and Classic Album Sunday events were held in temporary housing "pods." I wandered into one of the latter to find Channel D's Rob Robinson (above) playing 24/192 rips of LPs on a system featuring a Lynx HiLo digital converter, a Jeff Rowland amplifier, Cardas cables, and Joseph Audio Pearl 3 speakers.
Jason Victor Serinus  |  Oct 14, 2016  |  0 comments
Raidho's Lars Christensen told me that the Raidho D4.1 loudspeakers ($110,000/pair) in the room are not room-dependent…
Jana Dagdagan  |  Oct 14, 2016  |  7 comments
Nothing is too cheap for Stereophile. Nothing is too cheap for audiophiles…
Herb Reichert  |  Oct 14, 2016  |  2 comments
On the day before RMAF 2016 began, German audio manufacturer Elac announced that they have entered an agreement to acquire Peter Madnick's American company, Audio Alchemy…
Jason Victor Serinus  |  Oct 13, 2016  |  11 comments
That my Saturday at RMAF began one flight up, on floor 6, would be of no significance save for one fact…
Jason Victor Serinus  |  Oct 13, 2016  |  2 comments
The first day of the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest ended with two important events…
Herb Reichert  |  Oct 13, 2016  |  2 comments
I used to be a DIY guy, but now that I work for Stereophile, I'm living like Jay Z —and there's no time for sawing wood or screwing raw drivers into boxes…
Jana Dagdagan  |  Oct 13, 2016  |  8 comments
Day 2 began with more of floor 2. My first stop: the Eclipse room…

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