We had a fantastic with Rich Grado from Grado Labs the other day. We were even more excited that Rich was so impress with the sound of the HW-40 with Grado Aeon he had to take one home with him!
Here is a post from Rich about his listening experience with the HW-40. Thanks Rich for joining us for some great company and fantastic music!
"I visited VPI Industries and the VPI House on Tuesday and snuck out with a new toy. I finally got to set things up today and I must say I'm impressed. Here is the first album, Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life, playing on the VPI HW40, their 40th Anniversary Edition turntable. I have to thank Mat Weisfeld for having me out and Harry Weisfeld for setting the turntable up with my Grado Labs Aeon cartridge before I left."
On February 28-29, 2020 Moscow salon " Note +" invites you to the 6th annual exhibition-sale " vinyl jam 2020 ". Our company will traditionally participate in the event.
What are we going to show? The program is also an integration player of the best " rosewood " in a gorgeous finish of " rosewood " with the newest tonarmom of the card type " Fatboy Gimbal ". The system is also an integration of audio Flight 10 (for the first time in Russia, by the way! ), audio-flight Photo fonokorrektor, acoustic systems of Piega Coax 70.2, Pure audio Design cable.
But this is not accurate. Maybe we won't even take a fonokorrektor with us... Why? Come to vinyl jam 2020 and you'll find out.
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The "Note" salon.
Kazan lane 2-4
FRIDAY - February 28, 2020 from 11:00 to 18:00
Saturday - February 29, 2020 from 11:00 to 18:00
Скучали? Мы вернулись с хорошими новостями: мы едем на «Винил Джем»!
28-29 февраля 2020 года московский салон «Нота+» приглашает на 6-ую ежегодную выставку-продажу «Винил Джем 2020». Наша компания традиционно примет участие в мероприятии.
Что мы покажем? Проигрыватель виниловых дисков VPI Prime Signature в шикарной отделке «rosewood» с новейшим тонармом карданного типа «Fatboy Gimbal». В составе системы также интегральный усилитель Audia Flight FLS 10 (впервые в России, между прочим!), фонокорректор Audia Flight Phono, акустические системы Piega Coax 70.2, кабели Purist Audio Design.
Но это не точно. Возможно, фонокорректор мы с собой даже не возьмем… Почему? Приходите на «Винил Джем 2020» и все узнаете.
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Казанский переулок 2-4
ПЯТНИЦА – 28 февраля 2020 года с 11:00 до 18:00
СУББОТА – 29 февраля 2020 года с 11:00 до 18:00
📝 БЕСПЛАТНЫЙ ПРИГЛАСИТЕЛЬНЫЙ БИЛЕТ здесь: https://nota.ru/info/vinyl_jam/
Have you missed? We are back with good news: we are going to the vinyl jam.
Make sure you don't miss a room at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest!
Homestead 1 - HW-40 with Nordost, VTL, and YG Acoustics
Homestead 2 - HW-40 with PS Audio
Room 9113 - HW-40 with Audio Technica, Krell, Alta Audio, Zensati
Room 10134 -HW-40 with Raidho TD2.2 and Van Den Hul
Room 6105 - HW-40 with Listen Up, Audio Technica, Moon, Focal,
Room 7125 - Prime Signature with MC AudioTech
I'm going to level with all of you, I just found out about this and I'm about to wrap up packing before going to Denver. I don't know anything about this room or how these speakers sound but they look cool as can be! It is room 7125 at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest and the person who owns and runs MC Audiotech has to be one of the nicest guys in the industry. Going to his room to meet him already makes the trip worth it!
They will be spinning a VPI Prime Signature, stay tuned as I learn more about the rest of the room and how these babies sound! Thanks to Lee Shelly Photography for this picture I stole off of his Facebook Page!
At Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019, PS Audio will present our latest state-of-the-art components in the Homestead 2 room at the new Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.
The demo system will feature the final pre-production prototypes of the PS Audio AN3 speakers. The configuration and driver complement of the AN3 have been completely revised from the prototype shown at Axpona earlier this year. In the latest iteration, all drivers, crossovers, DSP, crossover and amplification were designed by Chris Brunhaver, Senior Loudspeaker Design Engineer at PS, and are custom-built exclusively for PS.
The AN3 features coaxial planar magnetic midrange and tweeter drivers, bespoke midbass coupler and woofer/subwoofer drivers with massive magnet assemblies and state-of-the-art inert cone assemblies,with the subwoofer driven by a built-in 700-watt amplifier. Our own DSP program aids installation in any room. The cabinet has been divided into two assemblies (mid/tweeter and midbass/sub-bass/amp/DSP) for ease of shipping and assembly. MSRP of the AN3 has yet to be determined, but we expect the $15-20k range.
The AN series is based upon the work of our friend and mentor Arnie Nudell, and will eventually include 3 models. The AN3 will be the smallest and least expensive, followed by the AN2 and AN1. The AN1 will be a massive line-source loudspeaker designed as the ultimate expression of Arnie's work, and a fitting replacement for and successor to the Infinity IRS Vs, which have served as our reference loudspeakers for years. There will also be three models of Stellar loudspeakers, designed to emulate the sound quality of the AN series, at lower price-points.
Lead designer Chris Brunhaver will be present to answer questions regarding the AN3s and other upcoming speakers.
We'll also be playing records through the new Stellar Phono Preamp. Lead designer, Senior Analog Engineer Darren Myers will be on hand to answer questions about the unit, which features all discrete FET circuitry, passive RIAA equalization, a massive power supply, and variable loading for moving coil cartridges.
Here's the complete RMAF demo system:
Paul McGowan's hand-tweaked Mac Mini as digital source
PS Audio DirectStream DAC (US MSRP $5999)
PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamp (US MSRP $2499)
PS Audio BHK Signature Preamplifier (US MSRP $5999)
PS Audio BHK Signature 300 Mono Amplifiers, x 2 (US MSRP $7499 each)
PS Audio P20 Power Plant Regenerators x 2 (US MSRP $9999 each)
PS Audio P15 Power Plant Regenerator (US MSRP $7499)
PS Audio AN3 loudspeakers (Final pre-production prototypes, US MSRP TBD)
VPI HW-40 turntable (US MSRP $14,999)
Miscellaneous PS Audio Power cords
Link to hi-res photos of PS Audio products, including the Stellar Phono Preamp:
Hi-res photos of the AN3 prototypes are not available---sorry.
A variety of other PS Audio gear will be on static display:
Sprout100 integrated amplifier(US MSRP $599)
DirectStream DAC (US MSRP $5999)
Stellar Gain Cell DAC/preamplifier (US MSRP $1699)
Stellar Phono Preamp (US MSRP $2499)
Stellar M700 mono amplifiers (US MSRP $2998/pair)
BHK Signature Preamplifier (US MSRP $5999)
BHK Signature 250 Stereo Amplifier (US MSRP $7499)
Stellar P3 PowerPlant (US MSRP $2199)
P12 PowerPlant regenerator (US MSRP $4999)
P15 PowerPlant regenerator (US MSRP $7499)
P20 PowerPlant regenerator (US MSRP $9999)
Obsidian Ted Smith Signature DAC (Prototype, US MSRP TBD)
AN3 loudspeaker (Final pre-production prototype, US MSRP TBD)
Decidedly not static: PS Audio Founder and CEO Paul McGowan will be answering questions in a live Ask Paul session, Friday at 11:45 AM in the seminar room, Colorado Ballroom C. Attendees will be able to submit audio-related questions to Paul, just as in his popular YouTube Ask Paul series---only live, and in person.
Also not static:analog guru Michael Fremer will be spinning some very special discs right in our room, using the new Stellar Phono Preamp and a VPI HW-40turntable: Friday and Saturday at 2;30 PM, and Sunday at 11:00 AM.
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