Sasha Matson

Sasha Matson  |  Jun 09, 2016  |  14 comments
There's more than one way to skin a cat—a profusion of ways to hook together audio components in the high-end world of today—and my hunch is that the number of dedicated cabling companies has increased within the past decade, and now exceeds that of any other audio-hardware category.
Sasha Matson  |  Jun 08, 2016  |  1 comments
"Dear TSA, These are Hi-Fi components. They are magnetic. Nothing active. Thanks."
Sasha Matson  |  Jun 08, 2016  |  0 comments
A Game of Thrones vibe hit me when I visited the room hosted by Texas-based distributor Believe High Fidelity…
Sasha Matson  |  Jun 07, 2016  |  3 comments
During the second part of my first day at T.H.E. Show, I paid a visit to the Hotel Irvine's Woodbridge Room—a poetic name that gelled with the quality of the gear on display…
Sasha Matson  |  Jun 05, 2016  |  2 comments
Stereophile Editor John Atkinson and I drove down from deepest Hollywood to arrive at T.H.E. Show Newport late on Thursday night, in time for the public opening the following morning…
Sasha Matson  |  Oct 09, 2015  |  8 comments
In scouting the lay of the land for the last day of RMAF, my fellow expedition members told me I must hear the demo Nordost was presenting. Late on Sunday afternoon I finally caught up with the Nordost team in the Humboldt Peak room at the Denver Marriott. This year at RMAF Nordost was showcasing their new, as the Munich Show last May, Supreme Reference Range Odin 2 cabling.
Sasha Matson  |  Oct 08, 2015  |  0 comments
There are rooms at hi-fi shows, and then there are rooms. Kubotek/Haniwa were hosting the "Harry Pearson Memorial Concert" in Room 1122 of the Denver Marriott. I had seen information in advance, but it took me a moment to realize that I had walked into a unique event. It was a bit like viewing hours at a funeral parlor, but instead of a casket, arranged around the room were a selection of the legendary Harry Pearson's actual 3000-LP collection, which he bequeathed complete to Dr. Tetsuo Kubo, designer and president/CEO of the Kubotek Corporation, based in Osaka, Japan.
Sasha Matson  |  Oct 07, 2015  |  3 comments
By the time I went to book a room for this year's RMAF there was no room at the Denver Marriott inn. Perhaps the same thing happened to Magico, as we both ended up one long suburban block away at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech. Which was nice for me, in that it allowed me to get a breath of fresh air between listening bouts.
Sasha Matson  |  Oct 05, 2015  |  13 comments
The big story here at this year's RMAF has not been a particular superior room, or a manufacturer's particular success in bringing great music audio hardware or software into the world, but rather the inaugural Rocky Mountain International HiFi Press Awards 2015, which were presented during the evening of October 2nd, 2015 at the Marriott Hotel here in Denver.
Sasha Matson  |  Oct 05, 2015  |  2 comments
Continuing my tour on the first day of this year's RMAF, let me just say in the first sentence that the beautifully matched system I found up and running in room 9026 fit me like a glove. I have had direct experience over the years, as have many others, with several of the fine audio brands represented in the room hosted by The Audio Alternative, a retailer out of nearby Fort Collins. On show was excellent gear from Audio Research Corporation, Vandersteen Audio, AMG, AudioQuest, and Harmonic Resolutions Systems.

Pages

X