LA Audio Show Report #12, VAC/Von Schweikert Audio Wins the Beatnik Bongo Award for Best Room Over $100,000

VAC (Valve Amplification Company) and Von Schweikert Audio combined for a vinyl-only system that came in at a cool $802,000 not counting the cables. So Read More …

LA Audio Show Report #8, Optimal Enchantment and MBL; Two $100K Plus Rooms that Impressed

There were many rooms at the LA Show that impressed, but Optimal Enchantment and MBL are certainly two that deserve to be mentioned in my Read More …

LA Audio Show Report #7, High Water Sound wins Beatnik Bongo Award for Best Room Under $100K

Show after show, year after year Jeffrey Catalano of New York City’s High Water Sound has one of the best rooms at any show. Not only Read More …

LA Audio Show Report #5, The British Sound Still Sounds Like Music

It was in college that I first became familiar with audio components from Great Britain. Back then, I was most familiar with QUAD, KEF, Spendor, and Read More …

LA Audio Show Report #6, Is $100,000 the New Normal? – System 1

When starting The Audio Beatnik site, I ran some informal surveys on several audio forums about what people thought were the price ranges for audio Read More …

LA Audio Show Report #3 – Rooms That Impressed

At any audio show, there are always  several rooms that impress me enough to include them in my show reports. Here are the first five that Read More …