December 1, 2020

Vancouver Virtual Audio Festival: Vinnie Rossi, Lumin, Totem Acoustic and Antipodes

The system – unique hybrid design 300B tube/solid state integrated amplifier designed by circuit wunderkind Vinnie Rossi paired with a two-stage server/streamer/DAC setup and physically modest Canadian-made, two-way floorstanders.
December 1, 2020

Vancouver Virtual Audio Festival: Linn, Bowers & Wilkins and Transparent Cable

The system – iconic enough to build an entire brand around, Linn’s LP12 turntable was what your eyes kept going back to. Paired with the company’s Selekt DSM DAC/network player/integrated amplifier handing off the digital signal (everything here gets converted to 24-bit/192kHz) to a pair of B&W 702 Signature loudspeakers.
December 1, 2020

Vancouver Virtual Audio Festival: Naim, Focal and Ansuz

The system – a Classic tier of English hi-fi that personifies PRaT (Pace, Rhythm and Timing) paired with three-way French floorstanders getting help with power courtesy of the Danes.
December 1, 2020
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Vancouver Virtual Audio Festival: Marantz and Totem Acoustic

The system – modern turntable with new-school integrated amplifier and multi-purpose digital source paired to revealing standmount loudspeakers and freshly-laundered AC power.