New Line #1: Kii Speakers & More
A game-changing speaker brand that incorporates the amplifier section within the speaker. As Kal Rubinson wrote when he reviewed the Stereophile 2017 Product of the Year in the September 2017 issue:
"...almost everything about Kii Audio's Three loudspeaker is a refreshing splash of cool water".
Read more at https://www.stereophile.com/content/kii-audio-three-loudspeaker
This compact DSP-Controlled Full-Range Speaker allows you to simply connect your analog source, CD player/drive, server, streamer, TV or set top box to enjoy a breathtakingly audiophile full-range system in a stunningly small footprint.
I consider these to be a "Swiss-Army knife" of audio, since these speakers are all you need. No amp, preamp, CD player... And usually "all in one" products aren't amazing in any one area - but these are a jaw-dropping exception.
These speakers blew me away at the Rocky Mountain show last year, and I'm excited to show them off! All they had was an iPad playing iTunes, and the Kii Three speakers, and their respective power cords.
First come, first served. A must hear.
New Line #2: Woo Audio - Headphones, Tube Headphone Amplifiers, and More
Another exciting addition to our product line is Woo Audio. Just fantastic reviews and other-worldly performance.
Headfonia reviews the WA11:
"The WA11 does not sacrifice any details with its full bodied sound. It brings out a good amount of information to the headphones. The topaz stretches a good sound stage, with even dimensions in depth and width. It layers superbly well and has a wide pin-point imaging. Instruments are well separated with the right amount of air between them and stand out on a deep black background.
Overall the WA11 has a nicely achieved balanced sound with a mild emphasis on the lower registers, to create a full bodied and natural sound."
If a first-class headphone setup is something you'd like to check out, give me a call to arrange an audition.
New Favorite: REL's All New S/812
I've always been a huge fan of the REL Subwoofer line. But as I learned more about them, I discovered that they're not "just" a subwoofer - they have the ability to balance the whole room. Not just a bass addition, it goes the extra mile by
REL says "Our requirements were for far stronger deep bass output between 19-35 Hz, vastly improved theatre dynamics, and an even more open and spacious soundfield which benefits both music and film. We turned to our NextGen5 amplifier, tuned to 800 watts, with huge reserves of power beyond this, added a light film of carbon fibre to the rear of the driver to handle the extra power, and developed two new sets of custom filters to extract the utmost in brute force and spaciousness. Finally, we imbued 812 with the ability to be stacked in 4- or 6-unit line arrays, just like our reference models."
With new power and cone upgrades, the S/812 is one of my favorite subs, from a company known for its subs. Check it out.
Elevation Sight & Sound
One of the fun parts about our line of work is that we get to experience a lot of amazing audio and video products.