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.
The FiiO R7 is to me at least, a first of its kind. A product that merges a player, digital to analogue convertor, preamplifier and headphone amplifier. All of this is crammed into a uniquely designed chassis that would standout while blending in seamlessly on a desktop setup. Offered in both black and white, the FiiO R7 is by far the most fascinating product currently available in the FiiO catalogue.