Category Archives: Show Reports

November in Fort Lauderdale with Audio Elegance – Vivid Audio and Luxman deliver goosebumps

Philip’s Show Report for the Audio Elegance event last month—November in Fort Lauderdale—part of the “Is the Artist in the Room?” music seminar series. Equipment list included Vivid Audio GIYA G3, Luxman L-590AX, Luxman PD-171AL turntable, Luxman DA-06 DSD DAC and Merging Technologies NADAC.

Hi-Fi Harmony 2015 Music Seminar with Luxman in New Hampshire

Hi-Fi Harmony 2015 was a great success. John Rein, owner of Audio Video Therapy & the host of the show, was very charismatic and effusive and a pleasure to be with. Attendance was roughly around 100 people.  Not only was it very well attended, the attendees felt the novelty of being able to listen to Luxman in […]

AXPONA 2015 Show Report

Axpona 2015 banner

AXPONA The Westin O’Hare | Chicago, IL April 24 -26, 2015 A glimpse into Kyomi Audio’s room: A customer wanted to hear the big CAT Statement monoblocks compared to the little JL5 stereo amp we had played all day. The JL5 is a stereo amp with triode design using 4 x KT120 per channel, it […]

Montreal’s SSI 2015 Show Report

Once again, congrats to Coup de Foudre Montreal for putting on a great show at the SSI 2015. Thanks again for the hospitality and warm welcome. Proud to announce that Doug Schneider of SoundStage! Network awarded our room with the “Best of Salon Son & Image 2015” Award! Behind the Scenes: While we had a great size room at […]

CES 2015 Show Report

International CES 2015, Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas January 6 – 9, 2015 CES 2015 was once again a terrific success! Our gratitude: A big thanks to my good friends: Bruno Putzeys of Mola-Mola, for bringing his remarkable prototype DAC, Laurence Dickie and Philip Guttentag of Vivid Audio for their unfailing support, and Caelin Gabriel of […]

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014 show report, back stories to remember the show by…

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Denver, Colorado October 10 – 12, 2014 I have done shows and seminars for many years, learned from the best and partnered with many great individuals.  This year’s RMAF was truly a triumph of wills.  Before I share some back stories, many thanks are in order.

Vivid Audio Music Seminar at Coup de Foudre Montreal

September 26 – 27, 2014 A big thanks to Coup de Foudre Audio in Montreal for hosting a fun music event and for their amazing hospitality.  Vivid Audio’s Chief Engineer/Designer, Laurence Dickie, was the presenter in an interactive technical and music seminar where he opened our eyes and ears, demonstrating how the sound we hear coming from the […]

Central Coast Audio Club Seminar Report

Mola-Mola's Makua, the Preamplifier and Kaluga, the Amplifier

August 17, 2014 First I’d like to thank Bill, Tony, Jon & Carina for organizing this eventful seminar. It was a stunning environment within a forest with floor to ceiling glass behind the speakers and electronic drop-down drapes; such was the beautiful setting of our Central Coast Music Seminar, the home of Stereophile’s reviewer, Master Jon […]