Cheap and crazy-expensive audio components comingle at the New York Audio Show 2014

The Audiophiliac can't cover even a tiny percentage of the audio shows sprouting up all over the world, but when there's one in his hometown, he's on it!

Steve Guttenberg
Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg has also worked as a high-end audio salesman, and as a record producer. Steve currently reviews audio products for CNET and works as a freelance writer for Stereophile.
Steve Guttenberg

Thr VPI Prime turntable Steve Guttenberg/CNET

The New York Audio Show 2014 was located at the Marriot at the Brooklyn Bridge hotel this past weekend (September 26-28), and while it wasn't the biggest event of the year, it was a lot of fun. The crowds were big enough to keep the energy high, and the mix of affordable and sky's-the-limit speakers, headphones, electronics, turntables and digital gear was impressive.

There were no seismic shifts in the landscape, but the continuing boom market in turntables, music servers, headphones, and high-end speakers isn't abating. Audiophiles' insatiable cravings for LPs and high-resolution digital is still in full force, but no one mentioned Neil Young's soon-to-be-released portable Pono music player and download store.

Check out the bounty of new gear sightings at the New York Audio Show 2014.

New sounds at the New York Audio Show 2014 (pictures)

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