Bob Deutsch’s Day 2 Photo Post

Saturday was a busy day at the Toronto Audiofest.

An image from the AudioTeens room, presented by Speakers are KANTO's YU2.

hORNS by Autotech Symphony, with electronics from a variety of European brands: Rockna, Inakustik, NAT, Lector.

Totem’s Vince Bruzzese, with the Totem Fire V2, $7000/pair CAD.

AER Excenter loudspeakers, 116dB (!)/W/m. Not sure about the price in U.S. or Canada, but the website lists them at 60,000 euro/pair. You can buy just the drivers for 3900 euro each.

Richard Kohlruss of Cabasse; the company is now making a smaller, lighter version of its Wireless Pearl loudspeaker, the Pearl Akoya ($2500 CAD each). The original pairs cost $4250 each.

The Gershman Grand Studio II—a double-stack of the Gershman Grand Studio: $11,900/pair. Shown with the Krell K-300i integrated, which is reviewed in our December issue. The source was VPI’s 40th Anniversary direct drive ‘table ($15,000 US). Cabling by Nordost.

Muraudio’s SP1 loudspeakers ($16,400 CAD/pair) with analog and electronics by Triangle Art: The Anubis ($14,995 CAD), Maestro ($7500 CAD), and Hathor ($3995) turntables. At least one of those tonearms is the Osiris Mk2 ($6990 CAD). Electronics, too, are by Triangle Arts.

MBL’s systems always sound good at shows. In Toronto they were showing their second-smallest speaker, the three-way standmount 120 Radialstrahler ($30,150/pair) with their C31 digital player and C51 integrated amplifier ($12,000 and 14,600/pair CAD, respectively. )

There was lots of live music in the big room from Quebec's EON Art. This room also included a seriously high-end system from this new company.

Stereophile Editor Jim Austin announces an award given to a certain Stereophile writer; details to follow.

Bogolu Haranath's picture

How about a 'Life time achievement award' in hi-end audio journalism, to Mr.John Atkinson? :-) ..........

John Atkinson's picture
Bogolu Haranath wrote:
How about a 'Life time achievement award' in hi-end audio journalism, to Mr.John Atkinson? :-)

I was honored with such an award at the 2019 Montreal Show.

John Atkinson
Technical Editor, Stereophile

Bogolu Haranath's picture

In that case, I would recommend to the Queen to award JA1 with 'Knighthood' :-) ........

Bogolu Haranath's picture

Jim Austin looks like a politician making a pitch :-) ........

Anton's picture

Jim Austin looks like Barry Bostwick welcoming people to the Rocky Horror Fanvention!

Did you know Steve Guttenberg played Riff Raff in the original London and Broadway versions?

Bogolu Haranath's picture

I didn't know about Steve Guttenberg playing that role ....... There is a Steve Guttenberg , who is an actor ........ See Wikipedia :-) .........

Bogolu Haranath's picture

Jim Austin kinda looks like, Bill de Blasio, Bill Clinton and Kevin McCarthy :-) .........

Bogolu Haranath's picture

Those Cabasse speakers look like, they belong to the new category, Stylish-Fi :-) ........

Gorm's picture

It was lovely to hear the impromptu performance of jazz artist Karin Plato & classical cellist Vincent Belanger (pictured)in this room.