CES & THE Show 2013

Las Vegas 2013: A Moveable Feast

Prana Fidelity, Voce Audio, Audio Power Labs, Legacy Audio, Electrocompaniet, Raidho, VTL, Audio Research, YG Acoustics, Magico, mbl, and more

Peak Emotions: The 2013 Jimmy Awards

Tivoli, Lawrence Audio, Nordost, Westlake Audio, Conrad-Johnson, Resolution Audio, Light Harmonic, CAT, Vandersteen, Acoustic Zen, Nola, and more

TAB's 2012 Awards

"We congratulate all of the winners -- of our awards, that is."

Hot Products

BMC PureDAC
Esoteric C-02 and C-03X, TEAC UD-501 and PD-501HR
Astell & Kern AK100
Grand Prix Artisan Woodcote
Kronos Audio rack
VTL TP-2.5 Series III
ZYX Universe II
Audio Electronics Hercules, Constellation and Lightning
Kharma Elegance dB9-S
Rockport Technologies Atria
Shunyata Research Hydra AV
Lamm Industries LP1 Signature
Naim DAC-V1
Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies
Rega RP8
Audio Note Japan/Kondo Kagura
Bryston Model T Mini
Graham Phantom Elite
Basis Audio Superarm 9
TechDAS Air Force One
Ayre VX-5
Magico S1
Bryston BDP-2
Zanden Audio Model 8120, Model 3100 and Model 120
Paradigm Inspiration and Tribute
Tri-Planar Ultimate U12
Wadia Intuition 01
Verity Audio Lohengrin IIS
Audio Research Reference CD9
Neodio Origine
Sonus faber Venere 2.0

Best of Show

Venture, Weiss Engineering, Phasure
Absolare, Rockport Technologies, MSB, Echole, Kodo, Reed, Lyra, Allnic
Voce Audio, MSB, Scheu Analog, Soundsmith, Wywires
YG Acoustics, D'Agostino, dCS, Veloce Audio, Zanden Audio, Scheu Analog, Kubala-Sosna
Crystal Cable and Siltech
Devore Fidelity, Well Tempered Lab, van den Hul, Naim

TABlog

"An eight-panel Magnepan Tympani IIIa system, circa 1980, caused a wave of nostalgia. . ."
"I was surprised at how much larger the Alexia was relative to what I'd seen in pictures."
"Paul Wakeen and his company, Stillpoints, are not letting any grass grow under their feet."
"Show sound is not a constant. It varies over the course of the event, as I discovered with products I know well."
"The new Impex reissue of Thelonious Monk's Monk's Dream was one of the finest aural experiences of the show for me."

Sounds & Sights

"Ulla Scheu of Scheu Analog made her first trip to Las Vegas for CES and THE Show."
"All of the new D-series speakers use what Raidho calls 'Cutting Edge Diamond Technology. . . ,'"
"Remember Ultra High Quality Records (UHQRs)?"
"A study in contrasts, CES style."

 

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