Ragnarok is a "universal
amplifier," for everything from in-ear or over-the ear headphones to tower
speakers. Ragnarok delivers 100 watts per channel, and features a sophisticated
relay-switched stepped attenuator volume control, complete microprocessor
management of all operational points, including bias and DC offset. It's a very
impressive piece of gear.
Wilson is an American high-end
company with a long track record of making the very best speakers, favored by
audiophiles and recording industry
professionals. The Sasha IIs' freewheeling dynamics and uncanny midrange
accuracy let the music speak for itself. The Sasha II was the best sounding
speaker at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014.
When I heard Bob Dylan
singing "Don't Think Twice" with the DeVore Fidelity Gibbon X
speakers I nearly fell over. I've heard the tune countless times before, but
the Gibbon Xs somehow made the song new again!
These headphones produce the
most shockingly clear bass, midrange, and treble you can get in an affordable
in-ear design. The super flexible and lightweight cable aids comfort, the A8
will be available soon.
Oppo may be new to the
headphone and headphone amp market, but they were showing off two pre
production models, this nifty little portable HA-2 amp/digital converter, with
the PM-3, closed back headphones. Fine sounds indeed!
Zu Audio showed this speaker console
that's not ready for release just yet, look for full production units in early
in 2015. You can store your LPs, electronics, etc., within the Cadenza cabinet.
Custom finishes/colors will be available.
The Apex Teton tube amplifier, teamed up with any high impedance
headphone (including selected Sennheiser and Beyerdynamic models), can produce a
mind-expanding experience. The headphones will "disappear,"
and the music will feel liberated from the binds of merely great sound