Florida Audio Expo

Spirit Torino | FLAX 2023

Italian headphone manufacturer Spirit Torino has more in common with bespoke leather fashion houses than audiophile headphone brands. Everything they do is Italian through and through, and just about every visual aspect can be customized to your heart’s content. Their focus on touch, look, and experience is unique in the world of ultra high-end headphones, …

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Moon Audio, Meze Audio, dCS | FLAX 2023

Moon Audio (link) is a North Carolina-based, primarily online dealer of all things high-end headphones. Drew Baird, Moon audio’s founder and president brought the largest collection of high-end headphones and headphone electronics to the show. They inventory just about everything, and move an enormous amount of product, which is how I assume they got their …

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MSB Technology, Magico, Aurender, Stromtank | FLAX 2023

US-based digital audio technology company MSB Technology has been at the forefront and arguably at the top of ultra-high-end digital audio reproduction world for more than 25 years. Without fail, at every audio expo they attend, they always put forth class-leading performance at or near a level deserving of the title: best-of-show. Reporting by Jameson …

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MBL Akustikgeräte, United Home Audio | FLAX 2023

MBL (link) is arguably the most well-known ultra-high-end audio brand in the world. MBL is often seen in the homes and apartments of ultra-high-net-worth individuals. MBL is the premiere one-stop-shop for complete, gorgeous, preconfigured systems, not unlike Warwick Acoustics, albeit at a larger scale with a more posh, bespoke touch (previously reported here), that wouldn’t …

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Aperio Black by Warwick Acoustics | FLAX 2023

Warwick Acoustics (link) is a UK based manufacturer of ultra-high-end headphone and automotive audio systems. Their unique, single stator, electrostatic drivers carry a bevy of world-first technologies (you can read more about them here) that come together to form all-in-one headphone and amplifier systems — like the Aperio Black — that offer world class resolution …

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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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