T.H.E. Show (Newport Beach) 2012 Coverage

June 8, 2012

The BEL, Conrad Johnson, Kuzma, and Silverline Audio Room

Silverline Audio had a range of components available to highlight their Sonatina IV ($5995/pair) (inside) and Grand Bolero ($35,000/pair) (outside) loudspeakers.
 

 
The analog source was Kuzma Stabi S turntable with Stogi S12 tonearm (front) (together, $3000). A second tonearm – the Kuzma 4Point ($6500), which Michael Fremer has been all aflutter over – was mounted as well (rear).
 

 
Conrad Johnson provided the TEA2 phono preamplifier ($3995).
 

 
The preamplifier was the Conrad Johnson ET5 ($9500).
 

 
Silverline pulled a BEL 1001 amplifier out of retirement to power the speakers. It’s a shame they are no longer being made.
 

 
Its little Minuet Supreme Plus bookshelf speakers ($699), which I have in-house for review, were making a very musical sound as well.
 
 
 

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