RMAF kicks off tomorrow in Denver, USA so there should be plenty of new gear to see and hear. Here’s the info from exhibitors who have been in touch with us to tell us what they are bringing to the show and where they will be.

Zesto Audio

Zesto Audio will debut their new Allasso SUT in room # 7009. They will be exhibiting with industry partners:
Marten Speakers, Reference Analog, Fono Acoustica Cables, Merrill-Williams turntables, Tri-Planar tonearms and Stillpoint racks, Benz MicroStereo cartridge and Ortofon Mono cartridge.


Zesto Audio will be exhibiting the new Allasso Step Up Transformer, Tessera Phonostage, LetoPreamp and Eros Monoblocks.

Voxativ

Voxativ will be in Room 5000 to present a trio of full-range, high-efficiency loudspeakers optimised with Voxativ’s Acoustic Stealth Technology (AST®). The 9.87 Pi system with active Pi-Bass modules, the Zeth-B tower system with active Z-Bass modules and the Hagen mini-monitors will all be driven throughout the weekend by the Voxativ T211 SET Integrated amp.

Bryston

Bryston’s Gary Dayton will be in demo room 1018 for the debut of the new BP-17 Cubed preamplifier. The demo system will include the BDP-3/BDA-3reference digital player and DAC, active Middle T loudspeakers, the new BAX-1 active crossover/DSP and 6 channels of Bryston Cubed amplifiers (2.5B and3B).

Vana

Nancy, Roy and the VANA Team will be at RMAF, demo rooms 1013 and 1015 with live demonstrations of:

AUDIO PHYSIC

·       Audio Physic Avantera III

·       Audio Physic Codex

·       Audio Physic Tempo Plus

·       Audio Physic Step Plus

·       Avanti (on static display)

EAT Turntables

·       EAT Forte-S

·       EAT E-Glo S  (phono preamp)

·       EAT C-Sharp

·       EAT C-Major

·       EAT B-Sharp

Okki Nokki Record Cleaning

·       Okki Nokki RCM II

VANA will be using electronics from Moon by Simaudio

PS Audio

PS Audio will feature a pair of P20 Power Plants in the Spruce 1 room at RMAF, demonstrated by PS Founder/CEO Paul McGowan. Source is theDirectStream Memory Player (DMP), feeding the DirectStream DACBHK Signature Preamplifier, and a pair of BHK Signature 300 Amplifiers. Speakers are  the Focal Sopra No. 3, along with a pair of REL 212/SE subwoofers. Power cords are by PS; interconnects are by MG Audio Design. All stands and racks are by Fin Art.

The DMP plays SACDs as well as CDs and most other disc formats, and will output raw DSD to PS Audio DACs by way of a secure I2S link. CDs and SACDs will provide program material for all demonstrations during the show.

At the show, PS will give away a Stellar Gain Cell DAC and matching Stellar S300 Power Amplifier, valued at $3198. Registration for the drawing will be in the exhibit room.

System details—all prices are US-market MSRP:
PS Audio DirectStream Memory Player $5999
PS Audio DirectStream DAC $5999
PS Audio BHK Signature Preamplifier $5999
PS Audio BHK Signature 300 Mono Amplifiers  (2) $7499 each
PS Audio P20 PureStream Power Plant (2) $TBD
PS Audio P10 Power Plant $4999
MG Audio Design Planus AG 2 series 2 interconnects (prices vary according to length)
MG Audio Design Planus IV AG speaker cables (prices vary according to length)
PS Audio AC 12 Power cords (prices vary according to length)
Focal Sopra No. 3 loudspeakers $19,999/pair
REL Acoustics 212/SE subwoofers (2) $3,999 each

Total system cost approximately $100,000

Merging Technologies

The the Swiss manufacturer will have the Merging+Player, Merging+Nadac and Merging+Power will be featured in a dedicated room at The Rocky Mountain Audio Festival in Denver

The room will be staffed by Chris Hollebone, Sales and Marketing Manager of Merging, Fraser Jones, President of Independent Audio and Michael Broughton of The Audiophile Source. Independent Audio is based in Portland, Maine and has been Merging’s professional distributor for many years.

RMAF will be the first North American demonstration of the Merging+Power.

Raidho Acoustics

Raidho will be unveiling their brand new Raidho X5-Series of loudspeakers at the Rocky Mountain Audio Festival. Raidho say that their new flagship speakers, though not their most expensive, represent the pinnacle of their current thinking. They will be in room #1024.


Expected Recommended Retail Prices:

Raidho X-5 Black: 26.900 EUR. (pictured)

Raidho X-5 Birdseye Maple Burl or personalised colour: 31.500 EUR.

Raidho XT-5 Black: 35.500 EUR.

Raidho XT-5 Birdseye Maple Burl or personalised colour: 39.600 EUR.

SOtM

SotM will be showing the sCLK-OCX10 master clock that outputs high-precision clock signals using a precise and low-noise 10MHz OCXO. It will be revealed for the first time in the world at RMAF 2017 Room 3000.

Also SOtM is planning to launch their new cable line up so will be using the new interconnects, power cables, speaker cables, and USB cable, along with Magico S1 Mk II speakers.

Neat Acoustics

Neat will be introducing the Iota Xplorer loudspeaker at RMAF. This new design uses the same basic configuration as the Alpha, in an enlarged form. The top section is sealed off from the lower, and acts as a two-way infinite baffle loudspeaker. It houses Neat’s own P1-R3 170mm bass/midrange drive unit alongside an Air Motion Transformer (AMT) tweeter in a horizontal array, as per the Iota and Iota Alpha models.

The Neat bass/mid drive unit has a treated paper cone with a flared profile and aluminium phase-correction bullet. The AMT (Air Motion Transformer) tweeter is employed for the first time in a Neat loudspeaker. The lower, ported, section of the Xplorer houses not one, but two of Neat’s P1-R2 bass drive units. One unit is located on the bottom panel, facing the floor, whilst the second is located internally, directly above the first, in a sealed iso-baric arrangement, handling only low frequencies and acting as an integral subwoofer system.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Size (hxwxd): 74 x 30 x 22cm

Weight: 18Kg each

Impedance: 8 Ohms (minimum ~5 Ohms)

Sensitivity: 88dB/1 watt

System: 2.5-way, iso-baric bass reflex, incorporating integral iso-baric subwoofer.

Drive units:

1 x Neat P1/R3 170mm LF/Midrange unit

1 x AMT HF unit

2 x Neat P1/R2 170mm LF units.

The Xplorer should be available, in limited numbers, from late November/early December.

 

 

 

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