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CES 2008 Show Report Part 1

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The Delphi MKV turntable, (MSRP $4,500) with turbo power supply along with the SME tonearm ($2,200), and new ebony wood Thalia Phono cartridge ($1,500) rocked, mesmerizing the handful in the room. (http://www.oracle-audio.com/)

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Totem was celebrating their 20th anniversary by introducing a limited offering in The One monitor. Vince Bruzzese introduced the Model 1 which put Totem on the map and The One brought out for CES is a signature piece that evolves from the Model 1. With only 2,000 pairs available, the monitor has a 1 aluminum dome tweeter and a 5 ½ woofer.

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I found the sound uniquely "Totem", which is warm with terrific attack and richness. I could see The One ($3,500) anchoring a 2-channel system for me for a long time.

 

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