“I’ve done a few interviews related to crowdfunding campaigns for audiophile components…” writes John Reekie. The latest campaign to catch his eye is for the Small Wonder series of audio components from Garry Lambert of the Lambert Company and Steve Holt of The Audio Nerd. Compact, stylish, and designed to work together, this campaign offers a refreshing take on hifi components for everyone.
Phono cables might carry the most delicate signals in an audio system, connecting the minute outputs of a cartridge to an amplification or step up stage. Patrick Dillon tries a couple of higher-end offerings from Purist Audio and Furutech in his rig and finds that some cables really do make a difference.
Now in its fifth year, the California Audio Show provides an ears–on listening experience for the nerdiest region of our nation. Of particular interest were local and lesser known brands, along with a few product debuts. Since all work and no play makes for a desultory OMas, a late night field report is also on offer.