-I'll be carrying a new speaker soon, the Yonna, from new speaker maker Uwe Meyer of Meyer Tonapparate of Germany. Mr. Meyer has made cabinets for the Auditorium speakers for years, and also his own equipment rack, which I'll also be carrying soon, and has now launched his own speaker line. The speaker consists of a 1" tweeter with an aluminum/wood horn, and a 10" backloaded horn, opening to the floor, basically a 2 way with high efficiency of 97db. It was love at first hearing, so look for that to come soon, or in hifi speak, sometime down the road.
There is a new CD player, yes!, CD, and a new preamp, amp, digital hub, and the new EX-8 integrated, which I already have here. Also to come is a new phono preamp. So very good news out of Ayre. Nice to see they've made a recovery from the death of initial designer/owner Charley Hansen, who had everything in place for continued success. New factory digs, new designs by a team that had worked with Charley for years, so rest assured that Ayre is looking for a very positive future.
There is also a new digital piece from Aurender which some of you may be interested in, the ACS-10. The ACS-10 is a a streamer/storage/CD ripper!, server, all one does is add their favorite DAC. Aurender has always been most concerned about meta tagging of files, and now can be done with one machine and no computers! Yay! at least from me....things can get quite messy for me even with easy to use dbpoweramp that I use to rip cd's to my servers. I guess I play some unusual music that isn't always in online libraries. So there you go! And another piece from Aurender on the way, basically an A-10, the company's biggest selling streamer/server/storage/dac, now with no storage, for many of you who don't care about files and only use subscription services. Not sure of the price, perhaps in the $3k area as opposed to the A10's $5500.
I will be a Tellurium Q cable dealer shortly. As I roundly heard said by other dealers, "like I need another cable line like I need a hole in my head", still, the Tellurium, from what I can tell is another great line, so we'll see....we'll stick our toe in the water with a few and report back. The company has 4 lines, the Blue, Black, Silver, and Platinum. And make all types of cables and cords, so lots to take in. Stay tuned... one thing which made me laugh, the head Tellurium gentleman was at the show to meet we prospective dealers, and I couldn't help but think I'd met him before...here is the vision I saw...I swear the man has two careers going....
The DeVore Reference system is still a prototype, at least the sub, yet it was wildly musical, and big, and everything you might want from that kind of money. Yet I'll have to pass at this time, I'm sure you can understand. Someone might drive in one day with a green Aston Martin 1964 and hand me the keys, but I'm not in a position to write a check for that either, as much as I crave one.
So that's my basic show report....you can read many in depths reports online, all biased and speaking many half truths, yet in my new era of positivity I'll keep my smile firmly intact and bid adieu for now. Come see me, for one the Riviera 10 integrated is finely getting broken in and it's really doing some nice things. And I've got lots of new records that I think you might like.