Top 6 Things You Need To Know About RMAF This Year – RMAF 2015

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Like most years, Rocky Mountain Audiofest 2015 was a full-featured, press-filled hostess crème cake of an event. The product launches were hot and the CanJam room nearly required a heavy jacket to traverse due to the air conditioning running full steam. Below are a few of the main takeaways from this year’s illustrious audio get together.

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6. The local guys from Ayre (the manufacturer behind Neil Young’s Pono DAP) build a listening room with a visual theme each year. This year the theme was “recording studio”.

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Hint: That is not real stone on the far wall.

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5. Planar Magnetic headphones got a new set of flagships.

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[http://audio-head.com/the-new-hifiman-editions-x-and-s-rmaf-2015/]

[http://audio-head.com/the-new-audeze-lcd-4-and-king-rmaf-2015/]

 

4. There was an audiophile tip-of-the-hat towards mobility and high end listening.

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[http://audio-head.com/the-cavalli-audio-transportables-rmaf-2015/]

[http://audio-head.com/the-kingsound-portable-electrostat-m-03-system-rmaf-2015/]

[http://audio-head.com/the-new-hifiman-editions-x-and-s-rmaf-2015/]

 

3. The need for true entry-level loudspeaker rigs was both acknowledged and highlighted.

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[http://audio-head.com/the-affordable-audio-of-rmaf-rmaf-2015/]

 

2. Manufacturers that you might not expect are taking advantage of the growing vinyl movement within first-timers and non-audiophiles.

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[http://audio-head.com/the-new-riva-rmaf-2015/]

[http://audio-head.com/the-affordable-audio-of-rmaf-rmaf-2015/]

 

1. A new set of Elac speakers hitting the market and everybody was talking about them.

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[http://audio-head.com/andrew-jones-and-the-new-elac-rmaf-2015/]