The Harbeth Super HL5 Plus to me represents the best of what I think of when I think of British Monitors, but they also have an alive sound.
Every time I hear the Harbeth M30.1, two things shock me; first how small they are and second how big they sound!
I have always wanted to like the Tocaro speakers and Crimson amps combination, but at other shows, they sounded fine but not quite what I was looking for. Today was the best I have heard them sound. I’ll be back to listen to them again.
This sign excited me. How often do you find a high-end store that’s been in business for 58 years?
The Paradigm Speakers were sounding a little harsh, but they were brand new. So, I hope for better by Sunday.
I had never heard of the Pietra speaker, but these are really impressive.
Why have I never had a pair of Meridian speakers? Every time I hear them I am so impressed!
What would an audio show be without some big Wilson Speakers, and at this show they were driven by T&A Electronics.
I went to three rooms with Ryan Speakers, and each room sounded very nice.
The Volti Speaker room was one of the two best I heard on day one. The other room was the Spatial and Red Wine room. Sorry, the pictures from that room will come tomorrow.
I have had a weakness for Denon turntables since my college days. This one was gorgeous.
The new little Vanatoo Model Zero Powered Speakers amazed me. I would have never believed you could just add a computer or smartphone and get this kind of sound for $359.
Additional Coverage of the LA Audio Show:
Getting Ready for the Los Angeles Audio Show
LA Audio Show Day 1, Part 1
Pictures from the LA Audio Show, Day 1, Part 3
LA Audio Show Day Two, Part 1
LA Audio Show Day Two, Part 2
LA Audio Show Day Two, Part 3
LA Audio Show, Headphones and Other Stuff
LA Audio Show Report #1 – Both Ends of the Price Spectrum
Turntable Eye Candy from LA Audio Show, Part 1
LA Audio Show #2 – Jaw-Dropping Sound at the LA Audio Show
Turntable Eye Candy from LA Audio Show, Part 2
LA Audio Show Report #3 – Rooms That Impressed
LA Audio Show, #4, Best Speaker Under $20,000
LA Audio Show Report #5, The British Sound Still Sounds Like Music
LA Audio Show Report #6, Is $100,000 the New Normal? – System 1
LA Audio Show Report #7, High Water Sound wins Beatnik Bongo Award for Best Room Under $100K
LA Audio Show Report #8, Optimal Enchantment and MBL; Two $100K Plus Rooms that Impressed
LA Audio Show Report #9, Audio Vista Points You Have to See
LA Audio Show Report #10, Systems from $14,000 Down to $400
LA Audio Show Report #11, The Vinnie Rossi/Spatial Audio/Anticables Room Wins the Beatnik Bongo Award for Best Room Under $50,000
LA Audio Show Report #12, VAC/Von Schweikert Audio Wins the Beatnik Bongo Award for Best Room Over $100,000