Show Reports

CES 2008 Show Report Part 1

ARTICLE INDEX

 

Avalon is a Boulder Colorado based speaker company that simply blew me away with the INDRA at just under $20,000 for the pair. No less than 4 drivers including a 1' ceramic neodymium tweeter, a 3.5' midrange, and 2-7' Kevlar composite cone woofers.

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Definitive Technology introduced a smaller version of the excellent Mythos ST with the STS model at $1,499 each available later this spring. The sleek tower includes a 300 watt digital amplifier for the Supercube® subwoofers - two Racetrack radiators.

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Also new for Definitive Technology are two models of the surround bar, the Mythos Solo Surround Array (SSA). Available in 2 sizes, the SSA-42 at $899 for flat screen panels up to 46' and the SSA-50 at $1,099 for 50” displays. A quick demo convinced me this isn't such a bad way to go as an alternate to complete surround packages.

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It was no mystery that the Lamm Industries room would sound amazing, it didn't disappoint. The room included the new ML3 Signature single-ended triode monoblocks in pure class A operation. Smooth, extended and richly detailed coming from a mere 32 watts, Lamm partnered the amplifiers with Wilson Audio Maxx2 speakers. Now brace yourself, the pair of ML3's are $139,290.00!

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