I noticed there were quite a number of dealers that had set up AV systems for demo. In previous years, there were lots more dealers selling karaoke systems.
Also, this year audiophiles were treated to fabulous music from well-tuned systems and they were also introduced to several new brands such as Absolare tube amps from hifi creations, the Dohmann Helix 1 turntable from Swedish Statement and Chartwell LS3/5 and Graham Audio LS5/9 speakers from Creative AV.
Sonus Faber has always been known for luxurious high-end speakers with a classy sound. And, of course, they are expensive. However, with its new entry-level Lumina range, Sonus Faber is reaching out to another set of customers — those who are just venturing into hi-fi (hopefully as the next evolutionary step from head-fi) but do not want just any other budget speakers.
Looks like April will be the month of mini subwoofers. Maxx AV will be bringing in the SVS 3000 Micro Subwoofer by the middle of this month while Perfect Hi-Fi has received its shipment of KEF KC62 subwoofers.