Lost Wages, Nevada....
...The only place where you'll find Mickey Mouse down on his
There's our own Dave Thomas caught under the hypnotic spell
of tubes in the Audio Power Labs suite.
Double-vision? Nope. A pair of identical and dapperly dressed
(Left to right) Vladimir Lamm of Lamm Audio, Aleksandr
Bakman of Onedof turntable and Robert Graham of Graham
Engineering caught in their best posture.
Nothing quite like the sweet spot!
Caught up to Dallas Mavericks basketball owner Mark Cuban in
the Venetian trying to remain as anonymous as he could.
Didn't work. Even with his name tag on backwards, I
recognized and saluted him. Great guy.
Mr. Burmester himself in the flesh!
When Yoav Geva of YG Acoustics tells me there's a lot of
passion behind his products....I see he's referring to life
and happiness as well. His lovely wife Sonja couldn't agree
David Karmelli once bought the largest pair of
loudspeakers - horns of course- to CES. Now officially
retired from the audio business and no longer in the Big
Apple, it was nice to catch up to David here at CES.
The lovely Janice Mancuso of Reference
The Rocky Mountain Audio Fest's loveable Majorie Baumert
and Ramsey Thurber of Sanders Sound System (who came all the
way from Scotland), were having a great time at T.H.E Show's
Bruce Springsteen's Born in The USA probably served as
great theme music ya think?
Merryl Jaye's portrait of John Coltrane in this
hauntingly retrospective posture is a Love Supreme indeed.
Brian Cheney amidst a stack of Ampzilla electronics in
his VMPS suite
A pair of M-Audio Solaris Class A FET Condenser mics used
in the VMPS Live vs Recorded suite at CES
Westlake Audio may have good sounding loudspeakers but
their look is downright appalling.
Alan Yun, Mr. Silverline Audio in the flesh.
Photography at its best compliments of Everard Williams.
Wes Bender of Wes Bender Studio NYC and Paul Jason of
Wywire's Nina and Alex Sventitsky having fun at this
Here's the Sventitsky's alongside Zesto Audio's George
and Carolyn Counnas and Dennis Foley (far right) of Acoustic
Fields room acoustics.
Always fun running into industry icons like Robert Harley
(right) and The Absolute Sound's publisher Jim Hannon.
Everybody's texting these days...
Yep, everybody includes Dave Thomas and Key Kim..
Trying to size up our own Dave Thomas for a new
television show called Pimp my Editor.
Yeah, I plan on getting Key on the show as well.
The Chesky brother David and Norman walking the halls of
"We take Requests" says Magico's Alon Wolf.
Reference 3A's Tash Goka and Rich Schultz.
Kaplan Cable's a New York City based company and Paul
Kaplan is its proud owner.
Norm Dorkham, US importer of Audes loudspeakers (second
from right), is always a pleasure to see at these events.
Here is Audes designer Igor Tjurin (left) with his son
Daniel and also Master Sound's Lorenzo Sanavio.
Ken Stevens of Convergent Audio Technology (left), George
Vatchanadze of Kyomi Audio and Stealth Audio's Serguei
Timachev (right) take a time out for a smile.