Equipment Reviews, Reports, Columns and the World's Greatest Audio Systems

Reviews of World's Finest Audio and Video Equipment in HD Video.  Watch Set Up, See How to Optimize a Component, See and Hear Differences for Yourself. 
 
   
 

*Complete Systems*
Audio Note Level 5 System

*Loudspeakers*
  Raidho D1 Loudspeaker
Magico S5 Loudspeaker
Vivid V1.5 Loudspeaker
Classic Audio Loudspeakers T 1.4 Reference
YG Acoustics Sonja 1.3
KEF LS 50 Loudspeaker
Von Gaylord Audio VG-8 Loudspeakers
Genesis 5.3 Loudspeakers
YG Acoustics Carmel
Magneplanar 3.7
Quintessence Acoustics Stealth

*Analog*
Kronos Ltd. Edition Turntable
Triangle Art Zeus Cartridge
Kronos Sparta Turntable
DSA Phono II
Ypsilon VPS 100 Phonostage
Osiris Makassar Ebony 12" Tonearm
Triangle Art Signature Turntable
United Home Audio Reel-to-Reel Deck
Kuzma 4Point Tonearm
Ikeda IT-407 Tonearm, 9TT Cartridge
Onedof Turntable
Acoustic Signature Barzetti & Funk FX-R
Wyetech Labs Ruby Phono Stage
Walker Proscenium Black Diamond III

*Amplifiers & Linestages*
D'Agostino Master Power Classic Stereo
Tenor Audio Phono 1 Ultimate
Audia Flight Strumento No. 4
ModWright KWA 150 SE Amplifier
ModWright LS 36.5 'DM' Tube Linestage
Audionet Pre-G2, Max Monoblocks
Wells Audio Innamorata
Ypsilon Aeilus Monoblocks
SMc VRE-1C Linestage
Von Gaylord Audio- Starlight
KR Audio Kronzilla DXL
Ypsilon PST 100 MKII Linestage
ModWright KWI 200
AVM Audio PA5.2, PA8, MA8 Amplifiers
Veloce LS-1 Linestage
Pass Labs XA100.5
Ayon Orthos II
Bob Carver's Cherry 180s Premiere Review

*Digital*
BMC DAC1
Bel Canto DAC 1.5- 2012
  MBL 1621A CD Transport
MBL 1611F D/A Converter


*Room Treatments*
Synergistic Research- Atmosphere, HFTs, Black Box, UEF Panels

*Cables, Racks and Power Distributors*
Gingko Audio Cloud
LessLoss Cables- 2012
The Phanatic Phile- 2012
HB Cable Design Power Distributors- Stage III Cables

 
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The AVShowrooms 2015/2016 Team

Peter Breuninger, Founder, CEO and Executive Editor
Peter Breuninger is a reviewer and organizer for the audio industry.  Peter is the founder of the Philadelphia Audio Society, the show organizer of the Philadelphia Triode and Music Shows, and has been a senior writer for the top magazines including: The Absolute Sound (TAS), Stereophile, and Listener Magazine.  Breuninger coined the phrase "the Bugatti of Audio."  His recent work includes 2011 TAS cover articles; Ayon Audio, the MBL 101E MKII and  in TAS February 2012, the YG Acoustics cover article, state-of-the-art, Anat Professional Signature.  Breuninger is one of the world's leading audio reviewers.

Terry Eringi, Exec. Producer, Video Production Editor, Reviewer
Terry is AVShowrooms' senior editor.  She is responsible for directing editorial video production shoots at audio shows and at audio manufacturer facilities.  She is the client liaison for audio show management and oversees all audio show scheduling.  She assists in the lighting and camera direction for location shooting and advises on all editorial content.

Danon Han Hong Den, Executive Equipment Reviewer
I am honored to welcome Danon Han Hong Den to AVShowrooms as Executive Equipment Reviewer. He is one of the world's greatest experts on high performance audio. He is the founder of Face Book Group Analogue Fellowship. Dato' Danon Han is Senior Contributing Editor to Mono and Stereo Magazine. Most importantly, he shares the ideals of AVShowrooms- the love of music and fine audio equipment.

Mike Malinowski, Sr. Equipment Reviewer

Mike Malinowski joins AVShowrooms as a senior equipment reviewer. Mike has been an audio and music lover since the womb. He is a leading reviewer for 6moons specializing in cost no object equipment and will add AVShowrooms to his prestigious reviewing positions. Mike's listening room is indeed one the leading listening rooms in the world. He designed his home around the 20x30x10 foot room and every aspect of the design from the dedicated Equi=tech power system to the wall material to the ASC TubeTraps was implemented to provide a noise free acoustically-neutral environment for sound. His current reference loudspeaker, the Wilson Alexandria II is the centerpiece of the room. The sound is like a front row concert seat.

Kevin Olson, Sr. Equipment Reviewer
Kevin joins AVShowrooms as a senior equipment reviewer.  He is a career broadcast technician, having started at WBUDAM /WBJHFM in Trenton NJ.  He spent time at CBS, then was named Clear Channel’s WDAS’ chief engineer.  Kevin returned to CBS several years ago and we can thank him for keeping CBS’s broadcasts clear and static free.  Kevin is one of the country’s most serious audiophiles.  He has owned and listened to most every classic component, including the IRS Series V.
 
Kemper Holt, Sr. Equipment Reviewer
My initials are KLH, so many of you will know what gear I lusted after as a kid. I was lucky enough to grow up in a period of great music, Jr and Sr High School in the 60's, including Nils Lofgren performing in our Gym. Like many of my generation, going to concerts was a frequent pass-time, live music still makes me feel alive, my wife and I still get out to hear live music. I went through the mini monitor/subwoofer phase, then I heard Sound Lab R-1 and R-2 electrostatics at Art Tedeschi's place, I was hooked. Jeff Rowland showed us how to "soup up" Hafler DH-200 amps, 2 needed, and made us electronic crossovers to match the speakers. I worked in many HiFi shops and I was lucky enough to work at Excalibur in Olde Towne Alexandria, where a pair of Infinity IRS Vs were on display in the front bay window. The IRS's were the microscope that manufacturers wanted to use to listen to their latest products, and many took advantage of our Lab, Dan would bring down prototypes of Krell
gear, Bill & Lew refined their tubes. I met many of my heroes at Excalibur and cherish my experience there. My penchant for planars remains undiminished.

Zach Galarza, Equipment Reviewer, 2015
Zach is an enthusiastic equipment reviewer and music lover who has been obsessed with hearing music with the utmost fidelity.  Zach's grandfather was an avid classical music listener.  At a young age, Zach would stop everything, and sit on his grandfather's stairs and listen when music was being played.  The quality of reproduced music became relevant when he was a teenager exploring various methods of music storage (compression rates, audio codecs, etc.).  Zach remembers the very moment when he first heard an uncompressed piece of music for the first time; it was an explosive discovery.  Ever since that moment, Zach has demanded to hear music in the highest possible fidelity.  Zach asserts that high-end audio presents the music lover with the ultimate solution for hearing  music in its purist form.
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