Eric Franklin Shook

Zesto Audio, YG Acoustics, Dr. Feickert Analogue, Stillpoints, Cardas | AXPONA 2023

Zesto Audio, a California based high-end electronics company, was debuting their new Eros 500 Select Monoblock amplifiers, sold in pairs for $35,000 pr USD. Showing in the system: loudspeakers from YG Acoustics, electronics from Zesto, turntable from Dr. Feickert, cables from Cardas, and support from Stillpoints. Reporting by Eric Franklin Shook The new Eros 500 […]

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Børresen, Aavik, Ansuz, Axxess, Next Level Hi-Fi | AXPONA 2023

Next Level HiFi is a high-end audio dealer serving the Chicagoland area from their showroom in Wayne, Illinois. At the head of their hi-fi activities is Tyler and Dana Mueller, who have become quite renowned for their audio show exhibits. Somehow, always finding a clear path to consistent and honest sound no matter the show

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Linear Tube Audio, PureAudioProject, Anticables | AXPONA 2023

Linear Tube Audio is a high-fidelity audio manufacturing company based in Takoma Park, Maryland. The heart of all LTA amplifiers is the patented Berning output transformerless ZOTL technology. Sonically, this delivers the best of both worlds: tube tone and solid state detail. Each unit is expertly built by hand in the United States. Reporting by

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Fern & Roby, LTA, Weiss, Black Cat Cable | AXPONA 2023

Fern & Roby is a Richmond, Virginia based maker of speakers, audio furniture, turntables, and electronics. Here at Axpona 2023 they were showing with Linear Tube Audio (LTA) system electronics, Weiss digital conversion (DAC) , and Black Cat Cable. Reporting by Eric Franklin Shook Fern & Roby founder Chris Hildebrand was showing two familiar pairs

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AXPONA 2023 | PREVIEW

The INDULGR team of high-end audio writers and experts will be attending Axpona 2023 in full force. Our coverage will begin on Friday April, 14th at the beginning of the show and continue through the coming weeks. Expect a wide array of coverage from not only the audio exhibitions, but also from around the event

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Scott Walker Audio, Synergistic Research, Berkeley Audio Design, VPI Industries, VAC, Von Schweikert | FLAX 2023

Scott Walker Audio (link), an Anaheim, California dealer teamed up with Synergistic Research of Fountain Valley, California to put on one of their famous tweak-fest demonstrations that covers every conceivable avenue of audiophile tweakdom. From power conditioning, acoustic room treatments, racks, shelves, grounding, cables — with nearly all categories toiling in both active and inactive

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Unique Home Audio, Acora Acoustics, VAC, Gold Note, Atmasphere, Acoustic Signature, Empirical Design, Solid Tech | FLAX 2023

Michael Swek of Unique Home Audio (link) was dancing down the hallways of the Florida Audio Expo by end-of-show on Sunday afternoon. He, like Justin Weber, was mobbed all weekend long with Acora-hungry showgoers searching restlessly for the listed trio Acora speaker exhibits. On the main floor of the show Acora Acoustics was debuting their

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Ampsandsound, Acora Acoustics, VPI Industries, Auralic, Cardas | FLAX 2023

Justin Weber, founder of Ampsandsound (link), had an incredible dance partner in Acora Acoustics at this year’s Florida Audio Expo. While Acora was downstairs on the main floor stealing all the Florida sunshine with their new VRC, newly minted Acora fans were now roaming the halls of the upper floors looking for Acora’s other listed

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TAD, Wolf Audio Systems, Synergistic Research, Jocavi, Pro Audio Design | FLAX 2023

Pro Audio Design (link) is the exclusive distributor for TAD HiFI (link) and their professional products in the USA and Canada. How this came to be is quite the story. Pro Audio Design (PAD) founder and president, David Malekpour, has had a long standing relationship with TAD that traces his nearly four decade career in

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Suncoast Audio, Clarisys, Hegel, Pass Labs, Rega, Lumin, Aurender, Shunyata, Critical Mass Systems | FLAX 2023

Suncoast Audio (link) is a Florida based dealer, and co-organizer of the Florida Audio Expo. Suncoast Audio’s retail wisdom and sense of urgency is why this small regional show has that big-show feel. It’s organized, labeled, and easy to navigate. Credit to the whole FLAX team for putting forth such a noteworthy event. Reporting by

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Next Level HiFi, Børresen, Aavik, Anzus, Audio Group Denmark | FLAX 2023

Next Level HiFi (link) is a high-end audio dealer serving the Chicagoland area from their showroom in Wayne, Illinois. At the head of their hi-fi activities is Tyler and Dana Mueller, who have become quite renowned for their audio show exhibits. Somehow, always finding a clear path to consistent and honest sound no matter the

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Mon Acoustic, Chord Electronics, Aurender, Sanctus Cable | FLAX 2023

Mon Acoustic (link) of California assembled a small system that featured a trio of monitor loudspeakers and some unique cabling. The trio of loudspeakers come directly from Mon Acoustic and feature aluminum baffles and cabinet materials. The cabling and power products come from Sanctus Cables (link) of South Korea. On display: streaming for Aurender, digital

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TriangleArt | FLAX 2023

TriangleArt (link) single-brand exhibits are a consistent favourite among audiophiles and high-end audio press writers. Is it the gold bling that wins us over? Is it the charming master-of-ceremonies and founder Tom Vu? Is it the nearly flawless execution across such a wide range of audio products that impresses us most? Yes, yes, and yes.

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Tobian Sound Systems, LampizatOr, Westminster Lab, Critical Mass Systems, Final Touch Audio, DSG | FLAX 2023

Destination Sound Group (link) was upping the ante for the Florida Audio Expo 2023. A year earlier in 2022 Destination Sound Group was making waves with their VAC Integrated, LampizatOr DAC, Tobian Sound Systems 12FH loudspeakers, and Final Touch Audio cables. A considerably sized consensus was formed among press writers that the system was one of

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Fidelity Imports, Michell Engineering, Soul Note, Perlisten, Innuos, NEO | FLAX 2023

Fidelity Imports (link) is composed of lifelong audio enthusiasts and executives that have decades of global experience in consumer electronics. Their selected brands comprise a catalog of expertly curated high-end audio machines, of which several were on display at the Florida Audio Expo. On display: Soul Note electronics, Perlisten speakers, turntable by Michell Engineering, digital

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House of Stereo, Phasemation, Avantgarde, VPI Industries, Wolf Audio Systems, DS Audio, Synergistic Research | FLAX 2023

House of Stereo (link) a Jacksonville, Florida High-End Audio dealer specializes in creating experiences in audio that rival the live-in-concert experiences. Here at the Florida Audio Expo, we have nothing less. Big glossy horn loudspeakers, tube amplifiers, vinyl on call. What more does one need to have oneself transported to both the time and location

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