Audio Federation
Presents:

The Vacuum Tube Valley Show
SHOW REPORT



Los Angeles, California

June 3rd-4th, 2006

 

The 'Dailies'
 

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The hotel atrium, from the second floor.

 

 
Tube party, with Minarik guitars (and a few records, too).

 

 
Lots of tube were on display and for sale.

 

 

 
Audio Note* UK, the 'big room', with AN/E SEC Signature speakers, Ongaku 211-based amplifier, M-10 linestage with dual power supplies, CDT-3 and DAC 5 Signature digital, M8 Phono acting as phonostage.

 

 

 
Audio Note* UK -- the more modest room -- Conquest amplifiers, AN/E speakers (stands lost in transit), CDT-2 Mk II / DAC 3.1x Balanced digital, M3 full function preamplifier, AN-TT One turntable.

 

 

 
de Havilland electronics with Nola speakers and SRA amplifier stands.

 

 

 
Cheer by American electronic Project, Inc. A sound like my old Sonus Faber Electa speakers but more immediate and dynamic.

 

 

 
Tekline Speaker Art, T.R.L., Mr-Cable (that is Mr Cable doing cable demos for a number of showgoers)

 

 

 
Sonist loudspeakers with Royal Device SET amplifiers

 

 

 
Top Audio Triode corporation - Twin Audio - Video

 

 

 
Jumping Cactus speakers. I liked these at CES but the sound here wasn't quite what I remembered it with I believe different upstream components.

 

 

 
Juicy Music.

 

 

 
Madisound, Tonian Labs. This sound was a little too forward and midrangey for my ears. I think Neli was paying attention to exactly which pairs of speakers were actually playing...

 

 

 
Bauls Audio, Bastanis speakers

 

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