NY Audio Show 2014

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Michael Fremer  |  Oct 04, 2014  |  5 comments
The naysayers were wrong, the show organizers were correct: Brooklyn was a good borough in which to hold a hi-fi show, the holiday weekend didn't greatly (if at all) suppress attendance and even the glorious weather proved not to be factor. The above photo was snapped Sunday afternoon in the VAC/Focal room.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 02, 2014  |  18 comments
(Photo: John Atkinson)

The two turntable set-up seminars at The New York Audio Show were well-attended. The second one's nearly full house was a complete surprise.

Michael Fremer  |  Oct 02, 2014  |  4 comments
In case you aren't up on the latest audio industry mergers and acquisitions: in 2011 French loudspeaker manufacturer Focal purchased NAIM, one of Britain's most fiercely independent and iconoclastic electronics and loudspeaker manufacturers.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 27, 2014  |  45 comments
Brooklyn, NY based WAX RAX showed its full line of attractive record storage units including the brand new LP-V4 vertical stack that can hold up to 700 LPs.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 27, 2014  |  3 comments
VPI's new circa $1500 Scout Junior turntable is not quite ready for release but the company chose to demo it at The New York Audio Show.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 27, 2014  |  13 comments
VPI debuted the new $3500 Prime turntable at The New York Audio Show 2014. Created by 29 year old Mat Weisfeld, son of VPI founder Harry Weisfeld, the Prime is a literal "next gen" design.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 27, 2014  |  4 comments
In the Wes Bender Audio room the new Townshend Audio Rock 7 Mk2 turntable with PVC platter costing $3900 made its American debut.