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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
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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:
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Audio Den is Pleased to Announce the U.S. Debut of the Thrax Audio Ares and Enyo Modular Audiophile Systems — Lupine Room, Lobby Level

Audio Den is Pleased to Announce the U.S. Debut of the Thrax Audio Ares and Enyo Modular Audiophile Systems.  Lupine Room.
Audio Den will be showcasing Thrax Audio’s New Modular Audiophile Systems.
The Ares is a multi-bit DAC, an Upsampler, a Network Player, a Phono Preamplifier and two mono powered 100 watt/ch amplifiers in a single chassis.  Separate power supplies are provided to independently power both the digital and analog circuits.  Each unit is designed to work with the other in the most optimal way.
The Enyo is a multi-bit DAC, an Upsampler, a Network Player,  a Phono Preamplifier and two fully-balanced 60 watts/ch vacuum tube power amplifiers in a single chassis.  Separate power supplies are provided for both the digital and analog circuits .  Again, each modular unit is designed to work optimally with the other components.
The modularity of both the Ares and Enyo Audiophile Systems allows components to remain current and grow as new technologies become available.
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LampizatOr North America Presents The Pacific DAC and %10 Show Discount for RMAF — Room 5030, Summit Tower

The Pacific DAC has been designed from ground up with one goal in mind – to create the DAC that supercedes everything we have ever heard and does in “the Lampizator way”.
Every part of The Pacific DAC is completely new, even if rooted deeply in previous designs. Namely the four main pillars of the construction are: digital conversion section, power supply section, tube output section and control / management / volume section. And that all is dressed in an unique chassis of pure polished brass. The resulting dac is totally new, totally gorgeous and unmistakenly Lampizator. Love it or loathe it but you can’t ignore it.
North American Distributor for LampizatOr
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SVS Courts Modern Audiophiles with Atmospheric Highs and Extreme Lows at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest — Room 8004, Summit Tower

SVS Courts Modern Audiophiles with Atmospheric Highs and Extreme Lows at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest

An over-the-top yet affordable 5.1.2 surround sound system will appeal to ardent audiophiles and home theater fans alike by combining highly transparent sound reproduction from the SVS Prime Speakers, effortlessly deep and articulate bass from the reference SB16-Ultra subwoofer and immersive Dolby Atmos overhead height effects from Prime Elevation speakers.

Denver, CO – October 6-9 – Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2017 – Room 8004 – Youngstown, OH based speaker and subwoofer manufacturer SVS will engage Rocky Mountain Audio Fest attendees with a 5.1.2 home theater surround sound system rendering extreme low frequencies and head-turning overhead height effects to create a physically engaging, totally immersive audio experience worthy of the most discriminating audio fans.

SVS will unleash the SB16-Ultra subwoofer, recently named the top subwoofer in the world by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA), to highlight the important role of powerful and accurate low frequency playback in music and movies. Attendees will also experience the thrill of SVS Prime Elevation speakers seamlessly handling overhead height effects with some of the latest Dolby Atmos 4K movies.

“SVS will be one of the only exhibitors at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest with a full surround sound system and a reference subwoofer, but we’re not just a guilty pleasure,” said Gary Yacoubian, President and CEO of SVS. “We’re showing that immersive audiophile experiences with crisp dynamics, revealing clarity, pinpoint accuracy and deep, palpable bass, is possible in a home theater or two-channel system, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.”

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 Media Contact:

Nicholas Brown, nbrown@svsound.com401-742-9581

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Well Pleased Audio Vida Presents: World Premiere at RMAF of Formula DAC — Room 4009, Summit Tower

World Premiere at RMAF of Formula DAC, Room 4009 (Summit Tower) – Well Pleased Audio Vida.

Formula xHD features the following upgrades and modifications as compared to the Formula DAC:
–    New firmware release 3.0 for the main FPGA (DAC) with optimization of the code

–    New USB board with hybrid architecture cod. A108

• Proprietary hybrid 2-stage XMOS xCore XE216 + FPGA

• Fully-floating (isolated) USB decoding and clock generation by FPGA with proprietary code

• High quality, long life, low noise parts and modular design that distinguish aqua – acoustic quality equipment

• Sample rate in “Bit Perfect” up to 768 kHz PCM and quad rate DSD (DSD256)

• Latest version of customized XMOS X Core Driver on Windows OS (W7, W10)

• Native X Core Audio on Mac OS (Bit Perfect)

• USB Audio 2.0 operation on Linux (Bit Perfect)

This update has required significant optimization of code for the main FPGA of R2R ladder DAC which has improved sound quality.

The new hybrid 
USB XMOS xCore 200 (dual core) + FPGA circuitry enables the high-resolution file playback up to 768kHz PCM and up to DSD256 (Quad DSD)

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New Product Release – Clearaudio Concept Black — Creastone Peak Room, Mezzanine Level

RMAF 2017 Crestone Peak Press Release

New Product Release – Clearaudio Concept Black

The new Clearaudio Concept Black is the latest version of the German company’s most affordable turntable. The Concept Black incorporates all of the advanced parts, such as aluminum sub-platter and rear-mounted speed calibration, found on the highly regarded two- tone black and silver Concept.

This German made turntable starts at $1,400 retail with Clearaudio Concept tonearm and there are special packages including the Concept MM cartridge for $1,600 or Concept MC cartridge for $2,200. The Concept Black pictured is with the Satisfy Black tonearm and Concept MC cartridge for $2,600. All versions come with the cartridge installed and calibrated at Clearaudio’s factory in Bavaria.

Three Turntables featured in Crestone Peak System

Musical Surroundings will be using the Martin Logan Neolith ($79,995/pair) to demonstrate three of their turntable systems at various price points.

The first features the Clearaudio Master Innovation with top-of-the-line TT1-MI linear arm and Goldfinger Statement cartridge retailing for $92,500. The second system retails for $17,250 and features the AMG Giro turntable, just awarded Class A in Stereophile’s Recommended Components, and the DS Audio DS-002 Optical cartridge, recent recipient of The Absolute Sounds’ Golden Ear award. The third, featuring the new Clearaudio Concept Black turntable and Satisfy Black tonearm with a Hana SL cartridge (also a recent recipient of The Absolute Sounds’ Golden Ear award), and the new Musical Surroundings SuperNova III phono stage, comes in at $7,550.

Clearaudio Full Line Display on the Mezzanine

Visit us on the Mezzanine Level for a full line display of Clearaudio’s current line up of turntables and tonearms. Come meet Stefan Kumich and Franziska Wimmelbacher of Clearaudio along with Garth Leerer, Mike Fajen, Dave Ochoa, and Jon Baker of Musical Surroundings.

We are also pleased to welcome Hiroshi Ishihara to RMAF in Denver direct from the Tokyo International Audio Show and an Excel Audio factory tour with Michael Fremer of Analog Planet.

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Hegel Releases H190, an amp with strength and authority —

“Khan” was the project name for what we now know as the Hegel H190. To us, “Khan” signaled strength and authority, exactly the qualities we felt the H190 would need, compared to our previous releases.

We are launching a brand new streaming platform for the H190 which we believe will sound better, and add versatility. Further, the DA-Converter in the H190 is significantly upgraded, compared to the Röst.

Display, preamp and headphone output is very similar to the Röst, but the power amplifier stage is quite different. At twice the size of the one in the Röst, it can deliver over 50% more current than the H160. Meaning, I can sit and enjoy my H190 with a pair of KEF Blade 2 without thinking about a lack of power. Another large upgrade in sound was a complete redesign of the implementation of the pre driver transistors in the output stage. The result was an even smoother, elegant and yet detailed top end – as well as a very well defined and dynamic bass response. Both traits we think you will recognize quickly when you lend your ear to the H190.

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