SIDE 1
CES (Consumer Electronics Show)
T.H.E. Show

Las Vegas
January 5th, 2006

Track 3

The Vitus Audio room

The Vandersteen room

The Clearaudio room

The Bolzano Vitelli room

.. and more.

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The Aurum Acoustics room with their speakers and electronics.

 

 

 

The Aurum Acoustics room with their speakers and electronics.

 

 

 

 

FAST electronics (in green), PMC speakers

 

 

 

 

Vitus Audio room. Vitus electronics and dCS digital.

 

 

 

 

Vitus Audio room. Vitus electronics and dCS digital.

 

 

 

 

Vitus Audio room. Vitus electronics and dCS digital.

 

 

 

 

Vandersteen's new Quatro speakers, Model VS55 High Definition amplifier.

 

 

 

 

Clearaudio turntable, Aesthetix phono stage, Zoethecus equipment rack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System One: Pathos amplifiers.

 

 

 

 

System Two: Aesthetix electronics on HRS* equipment rack.

 

 

 

 

Clearaudio turntable.

 

 

 

 

HRS* equipment rack in walnut burl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HRS* double-wide equipment rack in walnut burl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clearaudio product display suite.

 

 

 

 

Clearaudio table at $100K.

 

 

 

To get a feeling of the size, here is Neli standing next to table. Wifey is still taller, but much smaller in terms of cubic feet. Holy super-sized spinning platter batman!

 

 

 

 

A selection of Clearaudio tangential arms

 

 

 

 

A selection of Clearaudio gadgets

 

 

 

 

A selection of Clearaudio linear-tracking arms

 

 

 

 

The Clearaudio Master Reference turntable, I think.

 

 

 

 

Another Clearaudio turntable.

 

 

 

 

More Clearaudio gadgetry

 

 

 

 

Clearaudio Balanced Reference Phonostage, box and guts.

 

 

 

 

The Clearaudio record flattener

 

 

 

 

The new Clearaudio Double Matrix record cleaner

 

 

 

 

The Clearaudio Matrix record cleaner

 

 

 

 

The Clearaudio Matrix record cleaner

 

 

 

 

The new Clearaudio Double Matrix record cleaner

 

 

 

 

The Clearaudio Matrix record cleaner

 

 

 

 

The new Clearaudio Double Matrix record cleaner

 

 

 

 

The new Clearaudio Smart Matrix record cleaner

 

 

 

 

I have no idea what this stuff is. I usually try to take a picture of the sign outside the room, to at least get who is paying for the room, if I know I will not be able to tell from the pictures what is in the room (lots of rooms post signs on the wall near the system). This room, this time, I messed up. If you really need to know, maybe some of the other review sites will have info.

 

 

 

Margules Audio room. More Accuton ceramic driver speakers. They're popping out all over!

 

 

 

Margules Audio amplifier and speakers.

 

 

 

Bolzano Vitelli speakers

I listened carefully in this room to see if I could hear any anomalies in the sound, which I was kind of expecting because of the strangeness of the design of the speakers. I heard none.

The sound was a little laid back and overly smooth for my taste, but it sounded pleasant in this room. I think they would need to have a better source and for us to play a test CD or two to really determine what these were capable of.

 

 

 

Bolzano Vitelli speakers

 

 

 

Bolzano Vitelli speakers

 

 

 

Bolzano Vitelli speakers

 

 

 

Bolzano Vitelli speakers

 

 

 

Denon, Pioneer and I don't know what.

 

 

 

Eggleston Andra speakers, PAss Labs amplifiers, and, oh yeah, Crystal cable.

 

 

 

 

B&W speakers with Boulder electronics. This wasn't too bad - and sounded better than most of the high-end shops that carry this equipment that I have visited in the past.

 

 

 

Viva amplifiers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avalon 'Symbol' speakers, Wadia CD player, Kubala Sosna cables. This room did not appeal to my ears, and they made me exit quickly, cursing the name of Wadia forevermore. I know the speakers and cable to be better than this. Dry, aggressive midrange, digital, a weapon against those you wish to move out of your house immediately, and without delay.

 

 

 

ELAC B5602 x-jet speakers, new Thorens TD350 turntable, Vincent SA93 / SP993 pre/power amplifiers.

 

 

 

Closeup of ELAC B5602 x-jet speaker

 

 

 

Manley electronics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genesis speakers.

 

 

 

More Genesis speakers. Genesis G6.1 (~$12K), G6.1e ($7K), G6.1mp ($4600), G7.1c5e or something special edition.

 

 

 

Esoteric (used as transport or DAC?), Reimyo (used as transport or DAC?), Genesis amplifier.

 

 

 

More Genesis speakers.

 

 

 

Somebody brought their little pal along...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audia Flight (www.audia.it)

 

 

 

Audia Flight (www.audia.it)

 

 

 

Wasatch Acoustics / DEQX Pty Ltd

 

 

 

Wasatch Acoustics / DEQX Pty Ltd

 

 

 

Wasatch Acoustics / DEQX Pty Ltd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talon speakers, Joule Electra electronics, Wadia digital, ELROD power cords, Sound Applications power conditioning, VPI turntable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELROD power cords, Sound Applications power conditioning.

 

 

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