15 Mini Reviews from the NY Audio Show
Singer Room 2
Sound By Singer Room 1
Audio Doctor
GT Audio
GTT Audio
Kubotek
Legacy and AVM
Light Harmonic
MBL System
Red Wine Audio
Sony
Soundsmith
Tweak Audio
VPI and Arum
Zellaton
Page 1 of 1 pages

Recent Slideshows

13 Great Gifts for a Geeky Father's Day
Roku 3 Want to give your dad the gift of geek? Check out these 13 thoughtful tech gifts. (13 images, 27823 views, 0 comments)

Amazing Audio Rooms from T.H.E. Show 2013
Induction Dynamics Sensational speakers, powerful processing and amplification, and world-class recordings had audiophiles in delight. (18 images, 47110 views, 0 comments)

500 Pound Subwoofers
Blue LED Effects In Ceiling Family fills an underground home theater with 500 pounds of SVS subwoofers and custom acoustic treatments. (7 images, 40767 views, 0 comments)

Automation Ideas for Your Swimming Pool
BCG Concepts, Los Angeles Tie your pool controls into an automation system for effortless summertime fun. (5 images, 26048 views, 0 comments)

Funnyman Kevin James Sells His Crestron-Controlled Home
The Bedroom The star of the upcoming film "Grown Ups 2" has several high-tech amenities, including a full home theater. (5 images, 31491 views, 0 comments)

69-foot Canal Boat Outfitted with High-Tech Gear
Quite the Challenge It's a tight fit, but U.K. integrator AV Candy finds its 'sea legs' by rigging a 69-foot canal boat with multizone audio, multiple TVs, satellite and more. (5 images, 19388 views, 0 comments)

Home Theater Entryways Offer Curb Appeal
Secret Door It's always important to make a good first impression. (10 images, 76827 views, 0 comments)

Crestron Programmer Adds Creative Tweaks to His Own Theater
Before, Well... Anything Jonathan Danforth has Crestron control, a 139-inch screen, a waffle wall, and documentation in 14 parts. (8 images, 34152 views, 0 comments)

Family Theater Beams with Durable LED Projection
Proscenium A SIM2 Mico 50 LED projector and 110-inch screen shine in this room. (5 images, 26153 views, 0 comments)

House Shows Itself Via Home Automation
Home Tour Via Home Automation Elan g! automation system turns on home’s charm to prospective buyers. (8 images, 25106 views, 0 comments)

22 Outdoor Speakers for a Sizzling Summer
Atlantic Technology AW-424 We take a peek at some of the current options for outdoor audio. (22 images, 40408 views, 0 comments)

Antique Cabinet Revamped for New HDTV
Antique Cabinet Innerspace Electronics specially modified a cherished piece of furniture to accommodate new A/V gear. (7 images, 21237 views, 0 comments)

View more slideshows

< Previous  |  Next >
Slide 14 of 15
VPI and Arum

Here we found something different—three speakers. Electronic House readers are accustomed to home theaters full of speakers in arrangements of 5.1, 7.1 or more. Stereo purists though rarely even use subwoofers. This room was unique in its use of a center speakers with its own VAS Citation Sound 2 mono amp ($1,500 each) to present a more even soundstage.

We listen to some of Dave Brubeck’s Time Out and Till There Was You by Frank Sinatra. As predicted, the soundstage was gorgeous and full with a solid low end as well. Other people in the room tended to agree, but the fact that this was the only system thus set up, I’m skeptical that it will catch on.

Beside the aforementioned mono amps, the other system also included a VAS Citation pre amp. The music source was a lovely little VPI turntable, only $1,300, that many attendees were raving over.

Total system cost: $20,750

Read more: Return to main story