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And the 3rd Annual Rocky Mountain International HiFi Press Awards (RIHPA) winners are . . .

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the 3rd Annual Rocky Mountain International HiFi Press Awards (RIHPA) !

A big, big thank you to all the RIHPA17 participating publications which can be found at www.audiofest.net/awards along with all this year’s nominees.

And the RIHPA17 winners are:

  1. CD Player/Transport: Neodio Origine S2
  2. DAC: Chord Electronics DAVE
  3. Digital Control Unit: AURALiC ARIES
  4. Computer Audio Server: Naim Uniti Atom
  5. Mobile Player: Astell & Kern A&ultima SP1000
  6. Turntable: Technics Sl 1200 GAE
  7. Tonearm: Schröder Referenz SQ
  8. Pickup Cartridge: DS Audio Master1
  9. Phonostage: D’Agostino Master Audio Systems Momentum
  10. Integrated Amplifier: Gryphon Diablo 300
  11. Preamplifier: CH Precision L1
  12. Stereo Power Amplifier: Soulution 511
  13. Mono Power Amplifier: VTL Siegfried
  14. Bookshelf Speakers: Dynaudio Contour 20
  15. Floor Standing Speakers under 15,000 EUR: Devore Orangutan O/93
  16. Floor Standing Speakers over 15,000 EUR: Wilson Audio Yvette
  17. Loudspeakers over 100,000 EUR: Wilson Audio WAMM Master Chronosonic
  18. Subwoofer: JL Audio Gotham g213v2
  19. Headphones: Focal Utopia
  20. Headphone Amplification: Lehmannaudio Drachenfels
  21. AC Cable: Siltech Triple Crown
  22. Signal Cable: AudioQuest Wild Blue Yonder
  23. Racks and Supports: Harmonic Resolution Systems RXR
  24. AC Distribution and Conditioners: Shunyata Research Denali D6000/T
  25. System and Software Enhancers: Roon Labs Roon
  26. Set-up Aids and Tools: bFly-audio Little Fwend
  27. Best Audiophile Recording — Digital: Bill Evans – Some Other Time: The Lost Session From The Black Forest, Resonance Records
  28. Best Audiophile Recording — Analogue: Anne Bisson Trio – Four Seasons in Jazz – Live at Bernie’s, Brilliance Music & Studios
  29. Innovation: Kii Audio: Three loudspeaker
  30. Value For Money: KEF LS50 Wireless
  31. Lifetime Achievement: Tim de Paravicini

 

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Innovation & Tech Today Magazine Offers free 1-year subscription to all RMAF Participant !!!

FREE one year print/digital subscription. $40 value

https://innotechtoday.com/subscribe-2/  link to subscribe.  Enter code RMAF on checkout.

Only good through next week.

IT&T is an award winning magazine featuring some GREAT audio in our Top 50 most innovative products.

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North American debut of Levin Design Record brushes in Rooms — Rooms 6017 & 6018, Summit Tower

North American debut of Levin Design Record brushes in Rooms 6017 & 6018

AUDIO SKIES is proud to announce their newest line of Handcrafted record brushes for the first time in North American.
Handcrafted in Germany with natural Goat hairs. Anti-static and with an amazing ability to get dust and dirt out of the groves. Comes in a variety of beautiful wood finishes.

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GamuT showcasing Innovative and gorgeous flagship speaker, ZODIAC — Room 6018, Summit Tower

GamuT will be showcasing their Innovative and gorgeous flagship speaker, ZODIAC, with staggering dynamics and natural organic sound and goes from 16-60,000 hz.
GamuT’s Chief designer Benno Baun Meldgaard will be on hand demoing his new reference speaker along with GamuT amps and full range of GamuT cables.

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GamuT Reel to Reel — Room 6018, Summit Tower

GamuT Reel to Reel in room 6018

GamuT will have both their innovative new Phono stage and R2R board for vinyl and R2R playback in with after hours full R2R albums sessions – all on GamuT’s new reference speaker the ZODIAC.

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Pear Audio Blue serves up analogue — Room 6017 & 6018, Summit Tower

Pear Audio Blue serves up analogue in Room 6017 & 6018

Pear Audio Blue will be unveiling their Reference 2 box preamp and Reference mono amps for the very first time in North America , along with their highly acclaimed Kid Howard/Cornet 2 turntable/tonearm in Room 6017.

Pear Audio Blue will also have their Top model Kid Thomas playing in the Gamut Room 6018.

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Innovative and critically acclaimed Larsen speakers from Sweden — Room 6017, Summit Tower

Innovative and critically acclaimed Larsen speakers from Sweden will be showcased in room 6017.

Designed to be placed against the wall and work with the room, not against it, Larsen speakers excel at taking advantage of being able to deliver natural musical sound in normal room without any  use of dampening of diffusers.

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ANTICABLES at RMAF — Lobby Booth #15

Dear Fellow Audiophiles,

We invite you to come visit us and hear our cables this weekend at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. We’ve teamed up with five great companies for this show and can be heard in three different listening rooms. Stop by our Lobby Booth #15 (near the elevators) to chat with us and learn more about our products. Hope to see you there!

Paul Speltz
Founder, ANTICABLES
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Constellation Audio Announces New Wilson Speakers and Roon Ready media player — Conifer 1 Room, Lobby Level

At RMAF 2017, Constellation Audio is pleased to announce two major introductions. The first is that we will be premiering the new Wilson Audio Alexia Series 2 loudspeakers in a system driven by our Performance Series components and the Continuum Audio Labs Obsidian turntable with Viper tonearm. The second is that one of those components is our first Roon Ready media player, an update of our Cygnus media player/DAC.

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Basil to showcase Linn’s new Klimax 350 and Akudorik loudspeakers — Room 1130, Summit Tower

Basil to showcase Linn’s new Klimax 350 and Akudorik loudspeakers featuring its latest cutting edge digital-to-analogue technology – Katalyst 
And for the first time at a US audio show, Basil will host Linn’s most realistic movie experience ever with a fully Exakt Surround Sound system
LOS GATOS, Calif. , October 2nd 2017 — Basil Inc. today announced that it will be presenting an exciting range of Linn systems at the Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest 2017 in what promises to be the Scottish manufacturer’s strongest line-up in the show’s 14 year history.
In a variety of their highest performing systems, Basil will demonstrate the full range of Linn’s capabilities to give the finest musical and most immersive movie experiences possible.
Basil’s expert team will introduce Linn’s unique built-in technologies including ExaktSpace Optimisation and the latest Katalyst DAC Architecture. They’ll also demonstrate how an Exakt Surround Sound system allows family-friendly speaker placement due to Space Optimisation software and delivers the most natural sound thanks to linear phase for all loudspeakers.
“There’s a whole host of technologies at work in an Exakt Surround Sound system; Exakt technology removes phase and mode issues to guarantee the best sound, Space Optimisation allows you to put your speakers where you choose and now Katalyst delivers a deeper insight to your music and movies. We are pleased to partner with our US dealer Basil Audio to present Linn’s ground-breaking systems at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest this year” said Gilad Tiefenbrun, Managing Director of Linn Products.
Full press release including list of Linn products on display: https://www.basilaudio.com/2017/10/basil-audio-rmaf/
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