Written by Al Griffin | Created: 01 February 2017 If you followed our live coverage of the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show on SoundStage! Global, it should come as no surprise to hear that CES 2017 was a disappointment for the high-end audio industry. While other media outlets waffled concerning the merits of CES -- or dodged the issue altogether -- SoundStage! Editor-in-Chief Jeff Fritz wasted no time in labeling it a “graveyard.” The next day,

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by Chris Martens | Jan 24, 2017 In a break with past practice, where Hi-Fi+ coverage efforts at CES and other shows have been both exhaustive and, to be honest, exhausting (as is, “Man, that’s a lot of gear to cover in not enough space…”), Editor Alan Sircom and I decided to narrow things down a bit and focus on what we regarded as the Top 10 new products (or groups of products) we saw and

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  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 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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