See Prism Sound Audiophile & Prism Sound Test and Measurement

the-show-newport-eblastSee Prism Sound Audiophile & Prism Sound Test and Measurement at the T.H.E Show Newport – Room 437

Prism Sound Audiophile

CALLIA – Music playback the way it should be.

CALLIA is a USB and S/PDIF digital preamplifier incorporating the finest Digital to Analogue converter technology with line level outputs, plus an independent low-impedance headphone output channel with its own volume control. For your stereo loudspeaker system or headphone listening, Callia is the new reference.

Prism Sound do not mass produce electronics. Our products are specialized performance devices built for the most discerning listeners where sophisticated and innovative technologies set them apart. Prism Sound has been building world-leading digital audio products for over 28 years and has built an enviable reputation for unbeatable performance and technical excellence. Callia sets a new standard of neutrality and sonic excellence that immerses you in the musical experience.

Visit www.prismsound.com/callia for full product and specification detail

Prism Sound Test and Measurement

The dScope Series III will be on display at THE Show. dScope Series III is a well proven audio analyzer system suitable for R&D and production applications with full automation via internal VBScript interpreter or ActiveX/Com. dScope Series III provides a real-time audio analyzer plus high resolution FFT analysis, digital interface analyzer and more.

Bring your product along to our booth and have it measured by dScope Series III for free!

Visit http://www.prismsound.com/test for full product and specification detail


Press Release: DEQX, Room 1021

Visit DEQX at THE Show Newport Room 1021

May 24th, 2016 |As DEQX nears its 20th anniversary, its mission to enable affordable ‘HD‐Speaker’ performance using its patented low‐latency Impulse‐Response correction and 3rd generation linear-phase active speaker architecture is gaining momentum. Several major manufacturers in recent times have announced “… new DSP Impulse Response correction that revolutionize speaker design “ … well better late than never!

At previous shows we have demonstrated improvements gained by calibrating established speaker models from Magnepan, Gallo, YG Acoustics and others. This year we show how ‘3rd Generation Active’ speaker architecture that DEQX pioneered in the 90’s can be used to create affordable ‘HD‐Speakers’.

DEQX calibrates your system using patented Impulse Response Compensation Technology™. ‘On‐time’ frequency groups are delayed so that ‘late‐arriving’ frequency groups can ‘catch up’ to preserve the original recording’s timing coherence. At the same time frequency‐response errors are corrected in fine detail from speaker (not room) measurements. DEQX then measures the room to compensate for low frequency room issues that mask detail.

In this demonstration a compact sealed 3‐way enclosure uses DEQX HD‐active architecture with affordable high‐resolution (very low distortion) drivers. The 7” bass/lower‐mid is a SEAS Prestige aluminum driver with 0.3% distortion providing 50dB resolution below 500Hz (normally we expect 1% THD ‐ or 40dB resolution in that area). The 3” Eton upper midrange driver from 500Hz to 3kHz provides excellent 0.1% THD providing 60dB of clean resolution from 500Hz to 3kHz where normally we expect from 40dB resolution (1% THD) to 50dB resolution (0.3% THD) in that area. The Eton then crosses to a 1” Scan Speak Illuminator Beryllium tweeter providing equally high resolution above 3kHz.

The DEQX HDP5’s crossovers feed separate bass, mid and tweeter amplifiers for each driver with steep 48dB/octave and 60dB/octave linear‐phase crossovers. Each driver’s crossover filters are combined with their customized Impulse Response calibration filter created from a near‐filed (anechoic) measurement. Finally, for awesome bass extension a slave DEQX unit drives two 10” JL Audio subwoofers below 150Hz.

For ultimate results DEQX calibration processors are integrated with their own state‐of‐the‐art ADC’s to allow transparent analogue inputs from Vinyl or analogue Preamps. Three sets of internal premium stereo DACs drive the external power amps. The Bass and Midrange amps are a prototype A/B DEQX design while a 5‐watt S.E.T valve amp powers the tweeter. The HDP5 also provides direct rendering of networked audio sources and streamed Internet media management from third party sources J‐River, and ROON with Tidal integration.

Don’t forget to view the video at DEQX.com that illustrates why loudspeaker’s (not room issues) are every system’s weakest link and how DEQX deals with it in ways that have previously been impossible. To view the video, visit our website or come to room 1021.

Visit DEQX at THE Show Newport Room 1021 and hear the difference DEQX makes!

Download the full Press Release here.

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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.

Click here to download the full press release.

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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

Download the full Press Release here.

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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

Download the official Press Release here. 


Press Release: Premiere: Base Audio’s Reflex Series Headphones

Base Audio to Display its Latest Innovative Headphone Technology in Irvine

“We are proud to hand-make our high quality audio products right here in America”, said Base Audio Creator, Joe O’Connor.  “At a time when many companies are moving their manufacturing operations overseas, we want to provide quality, audio products right here at home.”BaseAudio

“The engineering and design of the semi-open system headphone was created to capture the true high fidelity sound while minimizing the “in your head music” typically associated with closed systems,” said O’Connor. “Comfort factors were also considered during the design. The unique size and fit adjustments provide positive resistance without discomfort which allows the headphones to rest comfortably on your head while laying down or reclining without pressure.”

Base Audio’s Reflex Series Headphones will be available for market June 1, 2016. The headphones are expected to retail for $249.00.  Try it yourself at booth F10 in the Marketplace Foyer, main floor directly past Registration.

Read the full Press Release here.



Press Release: Premiere: AudioQuest DragonFly

Contact: Stephen Mejias
AudioQuest, VP Communications
Phone: (949) 585-0111

AudioQuest DragonFly Black & DragonFly Red: Improved Performance, Greater Value, Compatibility with Apple and Android Mobile Devices

IRVINE, Calif., April 2016—Since 2012, press and public alike have enthusiastically embraced AudioQuest’s multi-award-winning DragonFly USB digital-to-analog converter as the rare audio product that bridges the gap between die-hard audiophiles and mainstream music lovers.

While the original DragonFly defined the market for micro-DACs, its USB power draw made it compatible with computers only. Since DragonFly’s inception, music enthusiasts have expressed strong interest in an even more portable version—one that could be reliably used with Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.

Now, there are two new DragonFly models that achieve that and more: DragonFly Black ($99 US, €99, £89, $129 CAD) and DragonFly Red ($199 US, €199, £169, $249 CAD)—both scheduled to begin shipping to dealers this month.

AudioQuest and DragonFly designer Gordon Rankin worked alongside Microchip Technology to develop the PIC32MX—a new high-performance, full-speed USB microcontroller solution that delivers improved signal-to-noise ratio and significantly lower power consumption. Drawing 77% less current than the previous microcontroller, the new Microchip PIC32MX microcontroller enables true compatibility with Apple and Android smartphones and tablets*.

For greater overall performance, the new DragonFly models also incorporate improved 32-bit ESS Sabre DAC chips—the 9010 in Black and the higher-performance 9016 in Red—both of which employ minimum-phase filtering for naturally detailed, more authentic sound. While DragonFly Black uses the same high-quality headphone amp and analog volume control found in the original model, DragonFly Red includes the latest ESS headphone amp and a bit-perfect digital volume control that resides on the 9016 DAC chip itself—a sophisticated implementation that ensures maximum fidelity, dynamic contrast, and signal-to-noise ratio.

DragonFly Black will output 1.2 volts—enough power to successfully drive all preamplifier input circuits and a wide range of today’s efficient headphones. Meanwhile, with its higher 2.1-volt output, DragonFly Red will be compatible with a wider range of headphones, including power-hungry, low-efficiency models.

In addition, the new DragonFlys will be software upgradeable through a complimentary Windows or OS X desktop application. As new developments arise in music player applications, streaming protocols, or other associated software, DragonFly users will be able to incorporate those updates to their existing devices.


Introduced at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, DragonFly Black and DragonFly Red were named “Stars of CES” by What Hi-Fi? Magazine.

In his glowing reviews, DigitalAudioReview.net’s John Darko concluded, “DragonFly Red and Black are the finest examples of everyman hifi to ever grace these pages. Their value quotients explode the dial.”


Dragonfly v2-4Dragonfly v2-7NEWDragonFly Black & DragonFly Red

  • Play all music files: MP3 to high-resolution
  • Compatible with Apple and Windows PCs, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices (requires Apple Camera Adaptor or Made for Android/OTG adaptor)
  • Asynchronous Class 1 USB data transfer using the StreamlengthTM protocol
  • Fixed output feeds preamp or A/V receiver

DragonFly Black

  • Medium output (1.2 volts) drives a wide range of headphones
  • 32-bit ESS 9010 DAC with minimum-phase filter
  • Analog volume control

DragonFly Red

  • High output (2.1 volts) drives almost all headphones, including power-hungry models
  • 32-bit ESS 9016 DAC with minimum-phase filter
  • Bit-perfect digital volume control

For a complete DragonFly Comparison Chart, click here. For additional information, visit http://www.audioquest.com/dragonfly-series/.

*Note: For use with Apple iOS devices, Apple’s Lightning-to-USB Camera Adaptor is required; for use with Android devices, a Made for Android (OTG) adaptor, such as our DragonTail USB Adaptor For Android Devices (shipping in May), is required.

Visit AudioQuest in room 341 and Marketplace booth H17.


Press Release: Premiere: Eddie™ Loudspeaker

EVOKE Loudspeakers and NuPRIME Audio Launch New Products at “T.H.E. Show” in Newport Beach, CA

EVOKE Loudspeakers launches their first product “Eddie”, powered by NuPRIME Electronics with WyWires Cables at the prestigious audiophile “T.H.E. Show” in Newport Beach, CA on June 2nd.

“After 2 years of development on Eddie, we’re bringing a product to market whose mission is to outperform speakers at many times its cost.”

Beverly Hills, California, April 22, 2016

Evoke™ Loudspeakers will launch its first model, “Eddie™” at T.H.E. Show in Newport Beach on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016. The first day is for the press only followed by 3 days of access by audiophROSIE_CAVENEER.CDDiles. Eddie will be performing in Room 1046 driven by NuPRIME electronics and using WyWires interconnects and speaker cables.

“Eddie” is the first of a planned product line that will include a smaller monitor, a tower version of Eddie and several larger models along with a dedicated center channel, subwoofers and ATMOS surround speakers.

According to John Casler, charged with distribution and marketing for EVOKE, “After 2 years of development we’re bringing a product to market that only VMPS could have conceived before.” He added: “It exceeded my expectations and a select group of ex-VMPS owners when we compared it to the much larger award-winning RM40.”

The center-piece of “Eddie” is the StratF1™ planar midrange driver. Evoke searched globally to find a partner to create a custom midrange worthy of the audiophile market. It has extraordinary headroom delivering effortless performance.

While the StratF1 extends well past 20 KHz in response, it crosses over to a TrueFlat™ ribbon tweeter to utilize the ideal bandwidth and dispersion characteristics of both drivers.

Creating a transition from a planar to a woofer has always been a challenge. EVOKE features a custom aluminum mid-woofer whose moving mass weighs in at just under 18 grams. The well-conceived crossover and cabinet loading makes the transition between the two drivers virtually indiscernible.

The crossover features audiophile grade components including Mundorf Supreme capacitors, KYRO binding posts and WyWires internal wiring. The standard finish for Eddie is Rosewood.

“Evoke has been a passion project” states Mark Summers, CEO of Evoke Loudspeakers adding: “Every aspect of the speaker is optimized without compromise. At the same time, we believe we’ve created an affordable audiophile product that outperforms speakers at many times its cost.”

Evoke has also created a “Founders’ Circle” for early adopters. They will qualify for special introductory pricing, a two-year upgrade option and a lifetime discount on all future Evoke products.

Audition “Eddie” along with NuPrime and WyWires in room 1046 at the upcoming T.H.E. Show. For more information, visit http://www.evokespeakers.com or contact Casler or Summers.

About Evoke Speakers

EVOKE finds its inspiration from legends like Arnie Nudell of Infinity, John Dahlquist, David Hafler and many more. EVOKE is further inspired by the late Brian Cheney of VMPS Audio who believed you could build a state-of-the-art product for a reasonable price that often exceeded the performance of much higher priced loudspeakers.

The goal of EVOKE loudspeakers is to inspire you to listen to your music or watch a film as if for the first time – to hear it as if it were live in the moment, natural, in a holographic space, at ease and dynamic.

Once you audition them you will know what it means to forget you are listening to electronics and speakers, and become immersed within your favorite films or music.


NuPrime, will be showing an impressive product array at T.H.E. Show that include Streaming Music Servers, Players, Audio Video Receivers, DACs, Power Amps, Integrated Amps, Headphone Amps, and personalized applications ranging from basic audio systems to the most elaborate home-theater systems.

NuPrime is the proud recipient of four American Product of the Year Awards in 2015 alone, plus numerous awards and accolades worldwide.

About WyWires

WyWires came into existence after eight years of research and empirical testing. Massive cables and the “overkill” approach don’t always equate to the ultimate music experience.

WyWires has turned conventional wisdom on its ear – transforming everything from interference reduction, to electrical parameters, to cable construction techniques. The result is an easy to use cable that completely transports you to the studio or stage, complete with foot-tapping, goose bumps and even shedding a tear.



John Casler
Distribution and Sales

Mark Summers