RMAF 2016

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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).
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.
John Atkinson  |  Oct 13, 2016  |  2 comments
My beat at the 13th RMAF was the 7th and 11th floors of the Marriott Tower, so to kick off my reporting, my first room on the 7th floor was Dynaudio USA.
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 12, 2016  |  5 comments
Before me, the name Auralic. Inside the room, that company's new Polaris wireless streaming amplifier ($3800), paired with Ryan R630 loudspeakers ($5000/pair)…
Jana Dagdagan  |  Oct 08, 2016  |  18 comments
Somehow, the conversation started to lean toward the topic of whiskey…
Jason Victor Serinus  |  Oct 11, 2016  |  23 comments
On Friday morning at 9am, the blogging team of (left to right) yours truly, John Atkinson, Herb Reichert, and Jana Dagdagan gathered for a strategy meeting…
Jana Dagdagan  |  Oct 12, 2016  |  13 comments
The first seminar of the day—and the show—was Affordability: How Low Can You Go?
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…
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 12, 2016  |  1 comments
The inside of the Brinkmann Nyquist is beautiful, like a jet fighter…
Herb Reichert  |  Oct 11, 2016  |  2 comments
My brain began to spin, wondering how the thing actually works. What keeps the record on the platter? What keeps the tonearm on the record?
Herb Reichert  |  Oct 07, 2016  |  7 comments
I flew to Denver in a tin can…
Jason Victor Serinus  |  Oct 14, 2016  |  0 comments
…It's higher up we go…