HFS and Julien Pelchat of Verity Audio had a great time playing music and showing off the systems in two rooms at AXPONA 2017 in Chicago. Visit our HFS Facebook and HFS Instagram pages for more great pictures and updates.
In Room 336 we featured the deceptively small, yet extremely capable and powerful NEAT Acoustics Iota ALPHA loudspeakers, which were driven by another deceptively capable product the Audia Flight FLS3 Integrated Amp with its 24/192 DAC and MM/MC phono. Analog playback was provided by a beautiful (and affordable!) Satin Black AnalogueWorks TT Zero 750D. Cabling for the system featured the USA debut of Signal Projects’ solid copper conductor Lynx Series, while ever capable Vibex Generalife DC power conditioner and HiFi Racks Ltd. Podium Reference rack kept everything powered, grounded, and properly supported. Of this amazing, yet extremely affordable system, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity’s Todd Cooperider stated, “I also need to give a kudos to the team at Neat Acoustics from England who were showing off their Iota Alpha speakers at $2,000/pr. These tiny 17” tall speakers produced sound that seemed to defy physics. Listening in near-field, they produced a holographic image, and produced way more bass than should be capable out of a cabinet this size. I need to get some of these for review…”
Meanwhile, next door in Room 338 Julien and HFS founder Paul Manos were busy entertaining music lovers with a rare public showing of Verity Audio’s most affordable, compact loudspeaker the beautiful Finn. Also making their debuts were the brand new Audia Flight FLS4 power amp and the AnalogueWorks TT2 turntable. And again cabling was another debut from Greece’s Signal Projects with their incredible “hybrid” copper/silver/gold cables from their Andromeda Series, while Vibex’s Alhambra/Granada provided perfect power and HiFi Racks Ltd.’s Grand Stand did a bit of grand standing of its own whilst providing the ideal platform for the components. Yes, we had fun and will continue to have fun at the forthcoming LA Audio Show in June!