We haven't commented on the recent Rocky Mountain Audiofest, so I thought I better take some time to comment before it is past history.
We were in two room this year, with two completely different systems.
We shared one room with Schiit Audio and it went over very well. We received a lot of very positive comments from people who were very impressed with the sound quality of a system that cost a fraction of what most systems cost at the show. In this room, we featured the Song3-A's. The Audio Beatnick presented us with an award for the "Best System Under $10,000." You can read more about it here: http://theaudiobeatnik.com/index.php/2017/10/27/presenting-beatnik-bongos-awards-rmaf-2017-part-3/
It is always a pleasure working with Jason, Dave, Denise and the entire Schiit crew and we're looking forward to working with them again down the line.
On the other end of the spectrum, we shared a room with LampizatOr. They were showing their new crown jewel, the $19,000 Pacific DAC, driving a $19,000 pair of monoblock amps that powered a pair of Song3-Encore's. Again, we received very positive feedback on this setup. In the case of one reviewer, it was the sound he heard in the hall outside the room that drew him in. You can read his comments here: https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2017/10/11/rmaf-2017-lampizator-debuts-stunning-pacific-dac-in-denver/
Again, it was great to work with Lukas, Fred and Rob. They ran the room with very little help from us and did a great job. We're looking forward to many more great shows with them.
In both of these articles, you will note that there was very little mention of the speakers themselves. That is why I mentioned which models that were involved. That is par for the course, but is OK since we know that you can't have great sound without great speakers. So, all in all, it was a very worthwhile trip and an opportunity to touch base with a lot of old friends and make quite a few new ones. See you next year!
Now its off to DC for the Capital Audiofest...