Jay "The Man"
Bertrand stopped just long enough for us to
capture him. Bertrand's quite busy these days
now with his new and affordable line of Stello
electronics from April Music. If you've got a
couple of bucks in your wallet, stay calm;
Bertrand also boasts April Music's Eximus line
of statement components.
Key Kim (foreground) and Franck Tchang, of
Acoustic Resonator, found that you may be able
to out-talk Dave Thomas (center), who's 6'4"
250 lbs. but they certainly can't out-eat him.
distinguished members of the NY/NJ Audio
Societies who also happen to serve as my
heroes are (top) Ross Wagner and Arnis
Balgavis (bottom). Both have been in audio on
both ends of the spectrum (lover/reviewer) for
longer than they care to mention. But still,
here they are back again just for the love of
Radomir Bozovic says the future of digital is spelled T.A.C.T. His new website,
www.roomcorrection.com is dedicated to put
to rest all the mysteries and myths
surrounding room correction.
It was quite
nice to see industry old timers such as Joseph
DePhillips showing his new line of Discovery
couldn't resist publishing this photo of
Convergent Audio Technology's sideman who I
only remembered as Lee. You can tell from the
ear-plugs the room was quite loud where we
bumped into each other. I ended up needing
The ST camera
caught up with Stefan Fekete, chief designer
behind the wonderful Ayon loudspeaker
and Franck Tchang of Acoustic Systems
Resonators. Both were caught against the
sunshine which was a rare sight this year.
Gauder, of designer of German brand Isophon
loudspeakers take time out to smile for our ST
Censullo of Avatar Acoustics and proud new US
distributor poses next to Ascendo's very own
and partner Fred Law, of Walker Audio took
time from their busy setup to pose for us.
Ty Lashbrook of Tyler Acoustics stand proudly
besides his Woodmere loudspeaker.
Lamm Audio's Vladamir Shushurin takes a pause
for the cause.
find Shushurin and not find his turntable guru
David Karmelli with yet another strange and
eye-catching 'table. Here's a man that owns
more vintage turntables than anyone I've ever
the Von Schweikert Audio room was none other
than Kevin Tellekamp chief architect behind
Silent Running Audio isolation platforms.
Rasmussen of Gryphon Audio stands before a
wall of accolades from the press that spans
twenty-years. A feat indeed in an industry
where companies come and go with frightening
frequency. Happy Birthday to you Mr.
April Music's US distributor, caught at a fine
restaurant on the strip takes a moment to
swallow before attempting a smile for our
Lastly, I was
caught with Ray Shab, designer of the Arcici
Suspension Rack, walking the Alexis Park and
just talking about...well, the terrible
weather most of all. We both being from the
east coast came to realize how relative the
discussion was when we were told by someone
that it was 36-degrees BELOW ZERO in Edmonton,