"It’s that time of year again when Hi-Fi Sales Company reaches out to our most innovative partners, and together we host an event just for you.
October 28th (last Saturday in October), from 11am to 5pm, will be a day of music reproduced with equipment that few audiophiles have heard before. Mat Weisfeld of VPI Turntable fame will be on hand to unveil a first of its kind product not shown anywhere before (shhh…it’s a surprise), and Hi-Fi Sales Company will be the first to introduce it. We’ll also be using the new VPI FATBOY 3D Reference Tonearm on our VPI TITAN flagship turntable.
Our partners from the gang at AudioPlus Services will be introducing a line of speakers that are famous the world over, and yet new to Hi-Fi Sales Company. In Two Channel Room #1, we will be driving the all new FOCAL SCALA UTOPIA EVO loudspeakers. In Two Channel Room #2, we will be driving the FOCAL SOPRA 2 loudspeakers with highly respected British manufacturer NAIM electronics, and the new VPI PRIME SIGNATURE Turntable. At the front of our showroom, we will be displaying the newest speakers from FOCAL called the KANTA. These just debuted at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest earlier this month, and the response has been fantastic. The KANTA’S will be paired with NAIM electronics and the VPI Cliffwood turntable for an experience that punches well above its weight class.
Of course, no Hi-Fi Sales Company event would be complete without some fantastic giveaways, and this one is no different. One lucky participant will win a new VPI Cliffwood Turntable (retail $900.00) and another will win the NAIM MUSO QB (retail $999.00) streaming table top music player. Additionally, we’ll have a brand new pressing of Robert Silverman’s new album to give away, which has been kindly provided by Ray Kimber of Kimber Cable fame. And, there’ll be some surprise industry vets dropping by who never miss our events when they’re in town. On top of that, you’ve got great food & refreshments along with the best clients in the world, all together in the finest showroom in the Metro Philadelphia territory. We think you’re in for a heck of a start to the Halloween weekend. So, come stuff your face with treats, watch some seriously cool tricks our partners pull out of their hats and, maybe win a devilishly cool toy."
We are very proud and excited to announce a new addition to the VPI family! We are having a baby girl! No names have been finalized yet, though we have some ideas. Don’t worry we will have our little baby Weisfeld working the phones and building turntable in no time!
In honor of the news we have prepared a limited run of “Pink Players” to celebrate this occasion. The “pink” is a “pink gold” finish. There is no additional upcharge for the finishing (standard pricing applies) and will be available globally.
The baby is due in February!
Growing up I remember going to the High-End Audio shows seeing a VPI Scoutmaster featured in the Esoteric USA rooms. The Esoteric room back then was always musically and visually impressive. I was proud they used a VPI as part of their system to demonstrate their electronics. Needless to say, we were honored by them using a VPI Prime Signature to help showcase their E-02 Balanced Phono Preamp and C-02X Linestage Preamp at the Rocky Mountain Audiofest 2017!
Their Phono is perfect for MC cartridges with low impedance with minimal noise interference. This is great for pairing with the Prime Signature with the mounted JMW 3D-10 Reference arm with Nordost Reference wire and Ortofon Cadenza Bronze. The Nordost wire really pulls out the information from the cartridge giving the listener an articulate, yet sweet sound-stage. The E-02 also has three types of inputs including XLR Balanced and a mono switch. Next time we will have to get them an Avenger with multiple arms to use all of those inputs!
Looking forward to many more showcases and listening experiences with Esoteric.
Full room component list:
Rogers High Fidelity will demo the high-performance Eight-tube Class A Integrated Amplifier, the 34S-1 together with the Burwell Plain Jane Loudspeakers and the VPI Avenger Reference at RMAF 2017 in room 5012. Rogers has been a long time favorite of VPI's having been used both at a number of High-End Audio Shows and in VPI's own demo rooms.
Powered by eight EL-34 analog vacuum tubes, the 34S-1 amplifier delivers monster performance and a dazzling listening experience. Consistent with Rogers High Fidelity’s gold-standard requirements, this Class A integrated amplifier boasts superior precision, aerospace engineering and hand-made craftsmanship that present a new level of realism in audio reproduction.
Rogers High Fidelity is also demonstrating the 65V-1 —featuring a single ended design powered by twin EL-34 analog vacuum tubes, the 65V-1 amplifier delivers stellar performance and a dazzling listening experience. Consistent with Rogers High Fidelity’s gold-standard requirements, this Class A integrated amplifier boasts superior precision, aerospace engineering and hand-made craftsmanship that present a new level of realism in audio reproduction.
The 65V-1 provides state of the art noise and distortion performance using all Teflon wiring and mil spec components. Another bonus feature is the interchangeable power tube selection to an EL-34 or a KT-88 with no changes, just plug and play. Even the most critical of listeners will enjoy the finest, organic tube sound quality with stunning three-dimensionality, low-level detail-retrieval and holographic sound staging.
While you are out there make sure to check out Rogers High Fidelity + Davone USA Audio – Room 3032
We are delighted to have been asked to return to this years ‘Rocky Mountain Audio Fest’ which takes place October 6th – October 8th in Denver Colorado. We had a great time with this team last year and are looking forward to making music with them on our Avenger Reference turntable!
The weekends celebrations will be hosted by Classic Album Sundays Chicago host Sam Willett whose writing has appeared in Consequence of Sound, Vinyl Factory and Music Festival Central.
Over the weekend we will be featuring full album playbacks of John Coltane ‘A Love Supreme’, The Beatles ‘Sgt Pepper…’, Carole King ‘Tapestry’, Jeff Buckley ‘Grace’, Radiohead ‘Kid A’, Marvin Gaye ‘Whats Going On’, Massive Attack ‘Mezzanine’ and Pink Floyd ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’.
The listening sessions for the weekend is as follows:
12:30pm: Seminar: TBD
2pm: Beatles ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (new Giles Martin stereo mix.)
4pm: 2:30pm: Seminar: TBD
5:30pm: John Coltrane ‘A Love Supreme’
10am: Seminar: TBD
12pm: Carole King ‘Tapestry’
1:30pm: Seminar: Roy Gregory Turntable Setup
3pm: Jeff Buckley ‘Grace’
4:30pm: Radiohead ‘Kid A’
10:00am: Marvin Gaye ‘What’s Going On’
12pm: Seminar: TBD
1:30pm: Massive Attack ‘Mezzanine’
3:00pm: Pink Floyd ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’
Ticket packages are available here.
Date: October 6th – October 8th 2017.
Venue: Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237
Cartridge: Audio Technica AT-ART1000 Moving Coil Cartridge
Turntable: VPI Avenger Reference
Integrated Amplifier: Jeff Rowland Super Integrated Daemon
Loudspeakers: YG Sonja
Hi-Fi Rack: HRS
Full information can be found on the Rocky Mountain Audio Festival website here.
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