What are the brightest stars among new audio companies?

What are the brightest stars among new audio companies?
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I can't think of one
29% (28 votes)
Total votes: 97

Although, as noted last week, some companies falter, there are always new ones trying to establish themselves and grow. What are the brightest stars among new audio companies?

Naveb's picture

Virtue Audio, Lenehan Audio.

Niko's picture

JAS Audio

ACF's picture

GSP Audio (Graham Slee Projects). Big bang for the buck. Sounds almost as good as the very best.

audio-sleuth@comcast.net's picture

Yarland. A great way to start your audiophlie obsession. Thirty class-A watts, for under $1000.

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tziky's picture

Abbingdon Music Research

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Nathan's picture

Magico, YG Acoustics.

Nathan's picture

It's too soon to tell. There are too many companies selling more hype than substance now, anyway.

rb's picture

JSE for the Infinite Slope speakers.

Spuugy McFarland's picture

Rogue Audio

DG's picture

Zu Audio looks very promising. I hope they're well capitalized.

xanthia01@gmail.com's picture

Although not exactly new, Adam Professional Audio and the company's push from the studio into home audio.

Tim Bishop's picture

Hansen Audio's speakers. I heard them at the RMAF two years ago. Stunning!

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dougy mac's picture

NuForce looks interesting. Slim Devices has potential—or at least they did before the Borg got them.

Lila's picture

First Watt is slightly new. Like a separate department of Nelson Pass' Pass Laboratories and Pass DIY. The amps don't sound much like most solid-state amplifiers. A little like the best solid-state amps and best tube amps, but partly different again, depending on the model.

Johannes Turunen, Sweden's picture

Resolution Audio and NuForce. But NuForce is really a bad name.

Maarten van Casteren's picture

Astin Trew, no doubt about it.

Fnate's picture

Hegel Music Systems

Mike Agee's picture

While not especially new, it does, for me, represent a valid direction for the future of great sound: Zu Audio.

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Mark G Blangero's picture

Emotiva, Peachtree Audio, Wyred 4 Sound.

antonio's picture

Zu Audio speakers, WLM speakers and tube amps, Trafomatic tube amps from Serbia, Abbingdon Music Research.

Hal's picture

I think Emotiva has the best products for the best price.

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Jasper van Boekel's picture

Advance Acoustics (France)

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Matt D's picture

I really enjoy my Peachtree Audio Decco and think the new Nova sounds great too.