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T.H.E. Show Newport 2016: Press & Media Day

CES 2015: Neil Young’s Pono Player

Neil Young’s Pono Player Kickstarter project pledged of $800,000 goal and reached $6,225,354. Continue reading “CES 2015: Neil Young’s Pono Player”

T.H.E. Show Newport 2013, Day One

This year I had the pleasure to attend T.H.E Home Entertainment Show, Newport Beach, CA. 15 minutes drive from my home in Tustin to T.H.E Show in Newport Beach right next to the John Wayne airport (SNA) was a breeze that day. I bought a 3 day pass for $40 and started off with T.H.E Show East in The Atrium Hotel. The followings are just visual samples, and some short notes, that attempt to capture a fraction of the great atmosphere at this show; fantastic music reproduction and audio experience, great looking gears, and passionate people (from exhibitors to visitors).


Chapman Loudspeakers partnered with Wells Audio invited to huge dynamic and weight when they played a modern classical piece with lots of transients and action. Chapman T-8 MK II powered by a Wells Audio amp delivered solid performance.


I really had looking forward to listen to the new A’Diva SE and Micro SE speakers from The Anthony Gallo Acoustics. Wouldn’t you if you read CNET’s Steve Guttenberg’s review of them? I met with William Fried, VP Operations, who first demoed REFERENCE STRADA 2 SIDE SPEAKER BUNDLE and then changed the configuration to the new A’Diva SE. I couldn’t differ much between these two pairs; what I’m really saying is that A’Diva SE are so much good. They projected a huge soundstage in front of me with very crisp sound. William played a live acoustic guitar song.


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