Finally recovered from the exhausting AXPONA Audio Show. Triode Wire Labs had their complete cable looms (speaker cables, power cables, NEW “Discrete” USB cable) in Room 308, with Vinnie Rossi, Fidelis Music Systems, Harbeth & Acoustic Signature turntables. TWL was also in Room 314 with Volti Audio, BorderPatrol Audio electronics & Acoustic Signature turntables and had even a larger cable loom (speaker cables, power cables, including the “state of the art” Obsession power cable, NEW “Split Power & Data” USB cable, NEW “Spirit 75”, 75 ohm S/PDIF Digital cable, as well as “Spirit” RCA single-ended interconnects. The sound in both rooms was pretty amazing… Here’s some recent feedback… from Part Time Audiophile…
… and also from Stereophile’s Jason Victor Serinus, “Harbeth and Vinnie Rossi score again! Here, the Harbeth Super HL5 Plus 40th Anniversary Edition loudspeaker ($7495/pair), which includes a new supertweeter and a 40th anniversary magnetic grille badge, joined a Vinnie Rossi LIO Super Integrated ($11,675 as configured), Acoustic Signature WOW XXL turntable ($3495) with TA-700 tonearm ($1295) and Ortofon 2M Black Cartridge ($850), and Triode Wire Labs cabling to produce a very smooth and nice sound. The midrange was lovely, the top fine, and the soundstage wide. In short, what’s not to love?
On my 24/96 tell-all track of the last movement of Seattle Symphony’s recording of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, I could listen well into the soundstage. Bass, which is prodigious on this track, was excellent and fast. Image size may have been diminished from what I’m accustomed to, but the mids were simply gorgeous.”
Also, The Absolute Sound‘s Greg Weaver loved it, labeling BOTH ROOMS as “MOST SIGNIFICANT” as well…
Maurice Jeffries from Positive Feedback labeled it “The Best of the Best at AXPONA 2017”,
and finally, Hi-Fi+‘s Mr. Eric Neff…
“The Vinnie Rossi LIO is a modular triumph in sound and quality. Here is the tricked-out model which includes the Direct Heated Triode front end. Sporting the Phono Pre, DAC and 25wpc amplifier modules this version of the LIO comes in at $11,675. Paired with the 40th anniversary model Harbeth Super HL5Plus at $7495 and Triode Wire Labs cables, the sound was truly three dimensional.”
So what is the price and when are NEW “Split Power & Data” USB cable, NEW “Spirit 75”, 75 ohm S/PDIF Digital cable available?
The new “Split Power & Data” 90 ohm USB cable starts at $329USD for a 0.75m length and the “Spirit 75” 75 ohm S/PDIF cable starts at $299USD for a 0.75m length.