I’ve editorialized about CES in the past, starting way back in Copper #1. I’m still recovering from the dreaded CES Crud, and so as to avoid saying something intemperate–here are a few images of the Really Big Show. Aside from brief captions, I’m shutting my yap.
As soon as you get off your plane: lines. This one for CES badges moved pretty fast.
The Venetian houses most high-end audio exhibits. This is the lobby.
A typically-terrific DeVore Fidelity room, with John’s O/96s and Sugden amps.
A bunch of thugs in the hallway: Gordon Burwell (Burwell & Sons), Rafe Arnott (Parttime Audiophile), Brian Hunter (Audio Head), Jane and Mat Weisfeld (VPI).
VPI’s latest project: co-designing a turntable with Mark Levinson.
Herb Reichert (Stereophile), Stig Bjorge (Lyra), in the AQ room.
Big speakers, big guy: Raidho and Lars Kristensen.
Even bigger speakers from YG. Pardon the head: the room was always full.
Having said that, you never know whom you’ll see at CES—from Charles Barkley (w/ moi and Travis Townes)…
…to The Most Interesting Man in the World, and…
…even more big speakers—these are the new Triton Reference from GoldenEar.
There were a number of companies tucked away at the Mirage, such as dCS…
…and Wilson. John Giolas shows a rendering of the new WAMM;–no, the mammoth real things weren’t there. Ken Kessler gestures emphatically, and with that, we’re out.