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 audiophiles. 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.
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.
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.
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Designed by Peter Noerbaek, featuring world renowned Revelator drivers, the B1371 employs the 32W/4878T 13” woofer, new high efficiency 18M/4631T 7” slit cone midrange, and D2908/7140 1″ Beryllium dome tweeter. The woofer will be fitted into a 25Hz transmission line.
This speaker is available as a DIY kit from Madisound, or a finished speaker from PBN Audio.
Check them out in rooms 1413 & 1415 (14th floor).
North American Debut: A Focal Sopra No3 listening party, powered by electronics from the incomparable Naim and featuring Super Lumina cables. Listen for yourself in the Cabana Room (outside, main floor between T.H.E. Lounge and pool)
Make sure to visit Audio Plus Services in rooms 1313, 1315, 1317 and Booth F01 in the Marketplace Foyer for a chance to win your very own Mu-so Qb by Naim. Raffle at 3pm Sunday, 6/5.
BBQs turn up everywhere in Australia! But underneath an amplifier?! Indeed, Australia’s REDGUM Black Series amplifiers take the meaning of being Down Under quite literally by placing their grill-like heat sink just there – down under.
Purpose-designed to power ultra-low speaker impedances, these high-current amps are guaranteed to add the sizzle to the musical steak. (N.B. Flipping is not required.)
No smoke without fire, this Black Series is making its debut in the U.S. at Newport, but long before that, REDGUM, “the amp with the key” in the glorious Red Gum wood front panel, could be easily recognized by its unique Dual Mono remote control. Enter to win your own REDGUM Black Signature Series RGi35ENR inside room 1011! Raffle drawing to take place in Hotel Irvine Lobby at 3:00pm on Sunday, June 5th.
Alexx incorporates Wilson’s latest thinking on loudspeaker design in the areas of time-domain geometry, driver configuration, and driver development. It is the latest beneficiary of Wilson’s ongoing analysis of low-resonance cabinet strategies via laser micrometer. Alexx draws from both recent designs such as the Alexia and the Sabrina, as well as the WAMM—Dave Wilson’s up and coming Magnum Opus—with which it was developed concurrently. Visit Wilson Audio in Turtle Rock A & B (2nd floor).
Debuting at THE SHOW Newport will be the Diana Forte “The Most Powerful Stereo Single Ended Triode Amplifier In The World”!!
With a measured 60W RMS (70W Peak) of Pure Class A power and an output impedance of 1.6 OHMS, this Stereo Amplifier has the authority to the most demanding speakers with ease. As an added benefit of the Diana Series, the Diana Forte can be perfectly matched to the Diana Mezzo Preamplifier via Aries Cerat A C Link technology.
Purist Audio Design débuts our 30th Anniversary USB and 30th Anniversary AC cables, in Newport! Each 30th Anniversary cable is uniquely tailored to your needs, and is made for the most discerning of high-end systems. Aside from being made by only our most talented artesians, the 30th Anniversary boasts many technological advancements. You will find that the 30th Anniversary USB utilises isolated power and data signals for a clear, clean signal. We’ve kept your existing system in mind, and through careful engineering, have made the 30th USB in such a way as to to let you use your existing equipment. In addition, we’ve included passive filtering to create the purist experience possible. The 30th Anniversary Power Cable features not only improved shielding and dampening, we’ve also upgraded its custom AC power conditioning. To top it all off, we’ve included as standard, Furutech’s Nano Crystal2 Formula connectors! All 30th Anniversary cables are custom built for your system and made in the USA. Let us connect you to the music. Or, call us at 1-979-265-5114 and tell us about your system and ask how we can help.
Visit Purist Audio Design in rooms 1147, 1148, 1149
Come see and hear the new Son of Ampzilla II amplifier and Thoebe II preamplifier from world-renowned SST. HiFi+ magazine called time spent with SST gear “a revelation and a privilege” and in the current issue of The Absolute Sound (distributed at THE Show), Paul Seydor writes “when it comes to the sound, [the Son of Ampzilla II and Thoebe II] units remind me of the Ambrosia and Ampzilla 2000: the same quietness, smoothness, transparency, dynamic range, and that elusive impression of body, dimensionality, and solidity.” Come by room 210 to see and hear them for yourself, paired with Acoustic Zen speakers.
Introducing the all-new Statement series from Wyred 4 Sound. The Statement series will be our new reference line of products, combining cutting-edge technology, functionality and an exciting aesthetic. For THE Show, we will bring the Statement amplifier. Come by room 211 (2nd floor) to see and hear this groundbreaking product!
- Proprietary Wyred 4 Sound Class-D ampliﬁer design
- 250 watts stereo @ 8Ω, 500 watts @ 4Ω
- 750 watt fully-differential bridgeable mode
- Transformer-coupled input stage
- Massive power supply
- 5” full-color touchscreen display/control
- Premium binding posts and internal wiring
SOtM announces the sMS-1000SQ Windows Edition with AudiophileOptimizer & ROON
“Whether how many audio products are available on the market, audiophiles want to hear real true sound without any distortion. The sMS-1000SQ Windows Edition raises the bar for the highest sound quality and also with very convenient usage. The standard unit comes with RoonServer based on fully licensed Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials Edition) as well as AudiophileOptimizer and such features tell you everything.”
SOtM announces the new Network Cable: dCBL-CAT7
“The Filter Block newly added eliminating the wide band digital noise inflowing from the router or NAS interfering with audio signals is designed to remarkably improve the tonal balance, the one of most important elements in conveying the musical sentiment, and superbly express the dynamic sound characteristics as well as the highly sophisticated and delicate music player’s own nuance.
The iSO-CAT6 Special Edition that newly combined with dCBL-CAT7 cable is configured with 3 kinds of network cables offering respectively different sound characteristics with high quality, which allows the user organize own unique customized audio system selecting bright & pompous tone, neutral, mild & comfortable tone.”
Amidst the hectic planning for 2016’s T.H.E. Show Newport starting June 3, General Manager Marine Presson took time out to talk with us about the coming event. Read her advice for first time attendees, planned highlights of the coming show, and Newport’s future direction with the tragic loss of event founder Richard Beers earlier this year.
TONEAudio: How did you first get involved with T.H.E. Show Newport?
PRESSON: I met Richard while working at the Atrium Hotel in 2011 and as the Conference Service Manager during the 2014 show, he was impressed with my work ethic and personable demeanor. Along with others, I believed his graphic advertising could use a touch of class and breathing room so I would always tell him to hire me as his Graphic Designer and shortly after the event, he did! In 2015, that was my ‘official’ role but as we grew closer professionally and personally, he started talking about me taking over and light-heartedly introducing me as the GM to some. Initially, I told him he was nuts! But what I didn’t realize at the time, is he already knew of his failing health and wasn’t joking at all. He saw someone that could do what he did and so he taught me everything possible during that short time. He became very sick immediately after the 2015 show and that’s when I began slowly taking over more and more of his…
Richard Lawrence Beers was born on July 26, 1949 at Highland Park General Hospital in Highland Park, Michigan to Maurice and Mildred Beers. Richard’s second grade teacher wrote a comment on his report card that if Richard was not busy, he got into “mischief”. That seems to be an accurate statement for his entire life.
Richard worked in the movie/theatre industry as a projectionist until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1968. After boot camp, he was lucky enough to be sent to Heidelberg, Germany instead of Vietnam.
After his enlistment was up, he came back to Detroit and started working for Channel 4 News as a film editor. He worked his way up to a reporter, weekend anchor and a talk show host early on Sunday mornings. You had to get up mighty early on a Sunday morning to see Richard’s TV show though.
In 1980, he moved to California and tried his hand at script writing for one of the popular detective shows on television. When that did not work out, he became a bartender citing much less stress and a lot more friendly people as his reason.
He then became the moderator/host for TV Preview for about 10 years or so and spent time doing these shows in Seattle, Portland, Detroit, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Chicago, and many other places in the United States.
Richard always wanted to live in Las Vegas and moved there in 1991 and soon thereafter bought a home. When he bought the rights to T.H.E. Show, it became the focus of his working life. He would work far into the night preparing contracts and anticipating every little thing that could possibly go wrong at T.H.E. Show and fixing it. And he did this pretty much on his own. If T.H.E. Show in Vegas wasn’t enough, he started T.H.E. SHOW in Newport Beach and garnered great glory and success in this endeavor. For a few years he did T.H.E. SHOW in both Las Vegas and Newport Beach, finally ending The Show in Las Vegas and continuing The Show in California.
Most people who knew Richard through T.H.E. Show experienced his fabulous sense of humor, always tinged with a side of sarcasm, his generosity, his sense of stubbornness and fair play, his graciousness and loyalty, to name a few of his outstanding character traits. There was never a better friend, companion, employer, mentor, and all-around loving and lovely person, than Richard.
Richard’s family mainly consisted of his parents and his brother, James, who all predeceased him. Beverley Harber, Phil Misiak and Vickie Robinson who all moved with him to Anaheim in 1980, became Richard’s lifelong friends and family, along with Cesar Vallarta and Christopher Robinson. Richard was the first to leave us and he will be missed every day for the rest of our lives.
RSVP for the memorial Friday, June 3, 2016 at 6:15pm