Here are a few pictures from my rambling around. The crowd for the show picked up a little as the day went along, which was good for the vendors but made it a little more difficult to get from room to room.
The Natural Sound products were new to me, but I liked what I saw and heard.
Likewise, I was not familiar with the Perfect8 speakers, but I am well experienced with Ypsilon Electronics from Greece. The speakers are clear, and so was the sound.
In the Vandersteen room, their Seven MK2 speakers were sounding as good as any Vandersteen speakers I have ever heard. The electronics were from Audio Research. Richard Vandersteen was at the show and was on the panel High-End Legends seminar panel yesterday. More on that later.
There were “Blue Meters” everywhere, but the McIntosh gear and the Sonus Faber speakers made beautiful music. Maybe a little more beautiful then real life, but who cares. The sound was very fine indeed.
The Neat Acoustic’s new Iota Alpha speakers stand about 18 inches tall, but their sound is big and full. I and most visitors were left picking our jaws up off the floor.
The Jeff Rowland Design Group amp and the Antipodes speakers were not really my cup of tea. Maybe they weren’t warmed up enough, it was early in the morning.
The Synergistic Research room featured the Magico S7 speakers and McIntosh electronics along with all of the Synergistic Research’s tweaks. Their demo of the sound with and without the tweaks was impressive.
Elac was playing Andrew Jones’ Adante floor standing speakers, and they sounded good but a bit bass heavy. So far, I have preferred the stand-mounted Elac speakers designed by Jones. They are all amazing for the money though.
The Source Audio Video Design Group had the big Focal Speakers driven by the Dan D’Agostino Master Audio System electronics.
Additional Coverage of the LA Audio Show:
Getting Ready for the Los Angeles Audio Show
LA Audio Show Day 1, Part 1
LA Audio Show Day 1, Part 2
Pictures from the LA Audio Show, Day 1, Part 3
LA Audio Show Day Two, Part 1
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