As has seemingly become the case with each new product introduction, there was once again just so much great press from CES this year. Audiophiles (both the press and attendees) were simply blown away with Sandy's demo of the new Triton Reference Tower. Here are a few excerpts and snippets from some of the MANY reviewers' comments that were posted during and after our CES introduction of these spectacular new speakers.   CES 2017

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That Sinking Feeling by Neil Gader | Jan 13th, 2017 CES 2017 and its often-fractious relationship with the high end might very well be encapsulated by the Bob Dylan lyric, “It's not dark yet, but it’s gettin' there.” The decline in exhibitors at the Venetian (as many as thirty to forty by some estimates) was striking. Not to mention the unexplained appearance of vendors like the AARP and Simmons Bedding on the thirtieth floor–well, the less said

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by Jonathan Valin | Jan 11th, 2017 I have some good news and some bad news about CES 2017. The good news—and it is good news—is that the sound at this year’s rendition of Viva Las Vegas was considerably better than it’s been in years past. The bad news—and it is very bad—is that there were said to be some 40 fewer exhibitors at the 2017 show. Folks, that amounts to an entire floor of the

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By John Atkinson Posted: Jan 18, 2017 "Dammit!" No sooner had I praised small loudspeakers while dismissing large speakers as potentially having "large problems," in my review of the Crystal Arabesque Minissimo Diamond in the www.stereophile.com/content/crystal-cable-arabesque-minissimo-diamond-loudspeaker ">October issue, than I had to eat my words. Only days after that issue had gone to press, Magico's VP for Global Sales & Marketing, Peter Mackay, and CTO Yair Tammam, arrived at my place to set up a

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by Alan Sircom | Jan 06, 2017 New product launches in the audio sector have moved from January to May, and this year’s CES shows just how big that change is. Despite this, there were some exciting new products seen for the first time, many of which will likely come to dominate the high-end market in 2017. Burmester Audio should be one of the brands most likely to showcase its new products at Munich, but this year

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(January 5, 2017 – Stevenson, MD) In 2014, GoldenEar introduced the Triton One to great acclaim at the Las Vegas CES. Then, the Triton One launched into the marketplace, thrilling listeners and reviewers alike, while achieving stupendous and previously unheard-of sales velocity for a loudspeaker in its price range. And, of equal importance, the One garnered an enviable and unmatched collection of the industry’s most prestigious awards from the industry’s most important publications, both print

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By: Dennis Burger, January 5, 2017 Where do you go after you've created one of the most critically acclaimed speakers of the past decade, if not longer? I'm referring, in case it needs spelling out, to GoldenEar Technology's Triton One, a speaker that garnered the sort of ink in the year of its release that's normally reserved for new surround sound formats or video standards in the AV press. And deservedly so. It positively redefined the level

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Classics For The Modern Age Quad gave its team of designers and engineers a specific brief for Artera: combine the qualities that have made Quad one of Britain’s most revered hi-fi marques for many decades with fresh industrial design and the very latest high performance audio technologies. Artera’s crisp, clean aesthetic both evokes Quad’s past and looks forward to the future, with a textured aluminium front panel, thick glass top and CNC-routed heat sinks on

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by TAS Staff | Jan 05th, 2017 REL T/7i $999 A special round of applause is due this mini-sub for music lovers. The new T/7i is even faster and tighter than its forbear, yet remains tonally supple, with well-defined timbres. It’s also remarkably potent for a single, forward-firing 8" driver augmented by a quick-reacting, downward-firing 10" passive radiator (and a smooth 200W Class AB amp). The sumptuous high-gloss lacquered enclosure with aluminum accents has inputs

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THE ONE AND ONLY Boasting an all-valve amplifier stage and digital inputs, this is an intriguing mix of old and new tech. Ed Selley gets to grips with it. Quad VA-One – Hi-Fi Choice, December 2016 Such is the diversification of functionality attached to integrated amplifiers in recent years, that a valve amplifier fitted with a selection of digital inputs is no longer something that is truly surprising. Quad has an approach to the vacuum tube that is

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