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Burwell and Sons would like to invite you to visit them at T.H.E. Show Newport to experience their new for 2016


The Burwell’s are excited to see what music lovers think of their latest creation they call THE SINGLE JACKS. Single jack, noun. one handed, 3-4lb miniature sledgehammer

Burwell2The Burwell’s applied their unique approach to speaker building to the design of these new prototypes. Aesthetics being paramount to the Burwell’s, they were led down a path to multiple, smaller, sealed enclosures to achieve the unobtrusive beauty and musicality they were after. The modest sized enclosures are easy to place in a room to neutralize room anomalies. At the Burwell’s moderate size listening room, the most favorable location happens to be directly behind the main speakers facing back. They literally disappear.

The package being shown includes two, 1 cu ft, sealed enclosures, each housing a 12” woofer. The floating grill, designed as a “Cat Guard”, will also fend off small children and grandchildren. This particular package is powered by two 1000 watt freestanding amplifiers.

The Burwell’s started out with the recommended cabinet sizes for the woofers being used, but felt the performance, while technically correct, tended to be bloated and difficult to control. With smaller enclosures, they sacrificed some extreme low end but felt the results more than make up for it. The smaller enclosures enable a diverse genre of music to be played from low to extreme SPL levels quite effortlessly. Fast and tight is the order of the day to keep up with the dynamic realism of the Homage Series Loudspeakers. If you believe, “loud is beautiful if it’s clean”, then you won’t be disappointed.

Speaking of beautiful and not being disappointed, the Burwell’s have invited an old friend to join them.




is bringing his beautiful Blackhawk 20WPC integrated tube amplifier. Hopefully, the understated elegance of Dave and designer S.E Han’s masterpiece won’t overshadow the Burwell’s Homage’s in the beauty portion of this pageant. Raven’s gorgeous mono blocks were turning heads at RMAF 2014, but it was his 4 watt Gold Finch mini system pushing the Burwell’s that prompted one writer to state, “Tin Pan Alley was playing when I entered….this was flat out the best I’d ever heard this cut.” Dave and Mr. Han know how to bring it.

The Burwell’s will be bringing their digital music collection, and have turned to a new friend for help with that.




has graciously provided the latest version of their Mytek Manhattan DAC in a glorious black finish. While Chebon Littlefield of Mytek will be showcasing their new Brooklyn DAC in the lobby through headphones, the Burwell’s will be upstairs showing why you’ll need headphones after you’ve upset the neighbors. The improvement in sound and performance was dramatic and wonderful since the Manhattan was plugged into the equation.

Just when it seemed things couldn’t get any better, everything was plugged together with cables provided by




Wow! If there ever was any debate at the Burwell compound about the effect of cables, the debate ended when Mr. Schultz sent them a package of gems from High Fidelity Cables. Even though the senior Mr. Burwell is half blind and deaf, he can clearly see how much better the sound is and has heard they might be the most beautiful part of an amazing package.

Take the stairs to the fourth floor and treat your eyes and ears to a visit with the Burwell’s.


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Press Release: Wireworld Brings The Best Test of Cable Fidelity

The Audio and Headphone Cable Polygraphs allow attendees to hear exactly what cables do to the sound.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL—May 2016—Wireworld Cable Technology—respected manufacturer of high-performance audio and video cables—will bring its acclaimed Audio Cable Polygraph presentation to T.H.E. Show Newport on June 3-5, 2016 at the Hotel Irvine, Irvine, CA. Presentations will be at 11:00 am, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm in Room 1016. Founder and Designer, David Salz, offers the best test of audio cable fidelity for attendees to hear exactly what cables to do the sound.

The Audio Cable Polygraph is an interactive listening experience and journey to discover the truth in cable fidelity with the ultimate goal of music preservation. The presentation will include a series of listening tests that reveal the full effect of cables by comparing them to a direct connection—the only scientific reference standard for cable fidelity. During his presentation, David will explain how cables affect the sound we hear and he will demonstrate the primary loss mechanism of cables that most high end brands fail to address. Attendees will have the opportunity to download the test tracks used in the interconnect portion of the demonstration for further evaluation.

Visitors to Room 1016 will also have the opportunity throughout the entire show to test Wireworld Nano Series headphone cables and others against a direct connection between a DAP and headphones. In addition to the listening demonstrations, Wireworld will also showcase its full line of cables, including the new Starlight Ethernet—the first high end network cable that meets the proposed requirements for Category 8. This new model is also the first to incorporate Wireworld’s patent-pending Tite-Shield™ Technology, a radical new structure that overcomes limitations of previous network cable designs.

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Premiere: Press Release: Focal Sopra No3 Official North American Debut

focal sopraIrvine CA, June 3, 2016

Sopra is an historic achievement for Focal. Sopra N°1 and N°2 were praised by industry professionals (Sopra N°2 received an EISA award, among others) but music enthusiasts alike.

Today, the story continues. The Sopra line is expanding as we introduce new products.

Sopra N°3 is the largest of the Hi-Fi line, and features all the Sopra innovations (IHL tweeter, TMD surround and NIC magnetic circuit). Dynamic and musical with generous, tight bass, they easily express their potential at any volume.

The Sopra range is complete and coherent: Sopra N°1, bookshelf speakers intended for modest listening rooms; Sopra N°2, compact floor standing speakers for moderate rooms; and finally, Sopra N°3 for large systems!

TO HEAR SOPRA NO3 visit us in the CABANA BOARDROOM (near the pool)

TO HEAR SOPRA NO2 visit us in ROOM 1317

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Premiere: Visit Salon E

All in Salon E Ballroom (directly past Registration)

Mastersound Italy to Debut the PF100, Pure Class A Mono Amps & the Mastersound Spettro Tube Pre-amplifier, with the KEF Blade 2 Loudspeakers in Salon E Ballroom.

USA Tube Audio Labs to Debut the BBS Audio Rack Systems, Complete Vibration Control, Aircraft Grade Aluminum & Stainless Steel Construction.

Ayon Audio USA to Debut the Auris Tube Pre-amplifier, S-5 Vacuum Tube Streamer & the Ayon Orthos II XS Gen 4 Pure Class A, Mono Amplifiers.

Accustic Arts Germany to Debut the MONO II Mono Amplifiers, Pure Class A Mono Amps & the Tube Pre-amp II Tube Pre-amplifier, the Player II Tube DAC, with the KEF Reference 5 Loudspeakers.

Lumenwhite Switzerland to Debut the Lumenwhite, White Light Loudspeaker in Salon E Ballroom, with Ayon Audio USA. Instrument grade cabinets, with the Macassar Finish will be shown.

Contact: Charlie Harrison 1-800-676-1085 Extension 2

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Premiere: Darin Fong Audio Showing “OUT OF YOUR HEAD” Software

Game-Changing Advanced Audio Software That Replicates Listening to High-End Speakers Using Only Headphones

San Diego, CA, June 2, 2016–Darin Fong Audio will be exhibiting Out Of Your Head software at THE Show Newport 2016. Out Of Your Head is advanced audio software that replicates the experience of listening to high-end speakers using only headphones. This advanced software, which works with all major media playback software and any set of headphones, is a game-changer in the audio and video playback industry, as it does away with the need for high-end speaker listening systems and surround-sound home theater systems for the individual user.

Out Of Your Head allows the listener to listen to audio with the sound of different speakers and home theater systems with the affordability, privacy, and portability of just headphones. The sound is no longer inside your head, like conventional headphones—it comes from “out of your head,” as it does when you are listening to speakers and home theater systems.

The latest version of Out Of Your Head is now suitable for gaming. With an all new low latency engine, now gamers can experience a full 7.1 speaker system while gaming. A new low cost gamer version is also now available for only $24.95.

Out Of Your Head now also supports ROON playback and has improved compatibility with more DACs including the ASUS Xonar Essence.

Developed by audiovisual engineer and web design specialist Darin Fong, in San Diego, California, Out Of Your Head is a breakthrough in audio processing software for headphones. It allows the listener to experience their music or movie as if they were actually sitting in the room with the speakers that were measured—but without having to actually be there.

“Think of it as audio ‘virtual reality,’” says Fong. “If you close your eyes while listening to Out Of Your Head, you can ‘hear’ the exact location of each of the speakers in the room. You can even hear the sound reflecting off the walls. You can hear the difference between different models and brands of speakers.”

**To download a free trial of Out Of Your Head, please visit http://www.fongaudio.com.

Read the full press release here.

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Premiere: ASC to Unveil IsoThermal Tube Trap at T.H.E. Show Newport

ASC To Unveil New Product at T.H.E. Show Newport

Oregon-based company will head to Newport Beach, CA June 3-5 to unveil the IsoThermal Tube Trap at T.H.E. Show Newport in Irvine, CA

Eugene, OR. May 11, 2016: Acoustic Sciences Corporation – manufacturer of the iconic TubeTrap – recently added a new product to their expansive line of acoustic treatment products. It’s called the IsoThermal TubeTrap and they are unveiling it to the public June 3-5 at T.H.E. Show Newport in Irvine, CA.

The IsoThermal TubeTrap delivers twice the bass absorption of an equivalent-sized TubeTrap between 30 Hz and 250 Hz. That’s why the IsoThermal TubeTrap has two chrome dots along the rim instead of the traditional one dot: two dots means twice the power! Technically speaking the IsoThermal TubeTrap is an isothermal-class RC time constant bass trap combined with the adjustable treble diffusion of our regular TubeTrap.

“It happens at Mach 1, the speed of sound,” says Art Noxon, Founder and President of ASC and inventor of the original TubeTrap and the new IsoThermal TubeTrap. “We only have a split second to minimize the phase add/cancel effects of the rear wall bounce. The direct signal pulse rushes past your ears, impacts the rear wall and springs back upstream to interfere with direct signal at your listening position.”

Look for various ASC products throughout T.H.E. Show in Newport and stop by the ASC booth in the Ballroom (M20 on the map) to see the new IsoThermal TubeTraps and to talk with Art Noxon directly. Also, make sure to sign up for the raffle, where you could win a copy of the ASC MATT & Acoustic Test CD that gives you a detailed analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of your listening room or home theater.

ASC official website: http://www.acousticsciences.com
IsoThermal Tube Trap: http://www.acousticsciences.com/products/isothermal-tubetrap
MATT Test: http://www.acousticsciences.com/products/matt-test-analysis
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASCTubeTraps/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ASCTubeTrap or @ASCTubeTrap
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUQjZpfzAQj7xyYaUnLa5oA

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Premiere: Resolution Acoustics Debuts New Entry-Level Series

New Foundation Series included in partner showcase with Dynamic Designs and The Voice That Is

Tampa, FL—May 2016—Resolution Acoustics, manufacturer of patent-pending acoustic-treatment systems, is pleased to announce the debut of the new Foundation Series during T.H.E. Show Newport 2016, held June 3–5 at the Hotel Irvine, in Irvine, California. Showing in two locations—as part of the demonstration by Dynamic Design AV and The Voice That Is in Room 419, and in Resolution Acoustics’ Booth H15—this entry-level system offers incredible value, with patent-pending technologies from the award-winning flagship Time & Space Series.

Read the full press release here.

Premiere: Morrow Audio 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Cables

Morrow AuMorrow Audio Anniversary Logodio cables have been the industry standard for 10 years. Now serving audiophiles across 70 countries, our business has grown, and our dedication to quality and innovation has remained strong. Morrow cables do not experience the frequent timing and phase errors or distortions found in most other designs. Our high-end cables have been hand-crafted from the beginning, using only solid core, small gauge, individually insulated wire. That’s our proprietary SSI Technology. This is why we have enjoyed a successful 10 years. With Morrow, our customers know they have made A Sound Decision. Join the experience and celebrate the decades ahead!

10 Year Anniversary Limited Edition Cables
Saturday, June 4 | Hotel Irvine Ballroom | 1:10 pm

Morrow Audio will unveil a remarkable new line of Anniversary Edition Cables in the Show’s Marketplace. Pre-orders of the cables will be available at the show. The first 60 people at Morrow Audio Booth M10/M11 will receive a free glass of champagne!


Premiere: ModWright Instruments & Daedalus Audio

MWI (ModWright Instruments) with Daedalus Audio and WyWires will be in rooms 442 & 443 (4th floor)


“This is the kind of design philosophy that has the company constantly improving their speakers and investigating every detail that goes into the system. The use of solid hardwood is part of what make these unique and the DiD devices  utilize dissimilar materials to dissipate resonance coupled with bearings to also isolate the electronic component from vibration. They are precision made of highly polished billet aluminum, solid Cherry and brass with steel bearings.”

We will have two adjoining rooms. One will have our “live” setup featuring the Daedalus Athena speakers and  brand new 30 watt tube SET mono blocks from ModWright. Our second “static” room will have headphone stations with the new ModWright Tryst headphone amp, and demos of the DiD. All cabling will be with WyWires and room treatment by GIK.

MWI will be introducing the following:

Ambrose A30 tube monoblocks.

30W Single Ended, EL34 based tube mono blocks.

Artisan flamed maple wood and AL enclosure, built by master woodworker Lou Hinkley of Daedalus Audio.

Hand-wound, custom Electraprint Single Ended output transformers.

Point-point wiring and Isolinear technology design for low IMD and THD.

This is the first production piece in the MWI ‘Ambrose’ line, following two concept pieces released in 2015 (Ambrose 10W EL34 and 845DS 845 SET mono blocks).

Built as ‘bespoke’ pieces, each amp will be made to order with custom wood and finish.

Ambrose represents a high-end line of tube amplifiers from MWI, built in small quantities and to exacting standards.

Premiere: Seraphim Prime Loudspeaker from ACA

Introducing the Seraphim Prime from ACA

ACA (Angel ACACity Audio) is pleased to announce the World debut of our latest creation, the new Seraphim Prime at T.H.E. Show Newport 2016 in Irvine, CA.

The Seraphim Prime is a full range, floor standing loudspeaker that leverages updated design and upgraded components cultivated from our own award-winning Seraphim & Seraphim SE.

We welcome you to join us in Trabuco C (main floor) and discover for yourself what others have come to know, appreciate, admire, and praise.