Here at Dynamic Headroom we are all about discovering cool new hi-fi brands and products. Ophidian Audio is a name that many of the visitors to the Sound & Vision Show had not heard of before, myself included. Ophidian will be a well known brand judging by their performance in Bristol.
Dynamic Headroom visited the Quad room at the Sound & Vision Show 2017 to see what was on offer.
Chord Electronics were at the Sound & Vision Show in Bristol showcasing their range of futuristically styled hi-fi components. Read on for the Dynamic Headroom low-down of this high tech hi-fi room.
Now for a taste of true high end hi-fi. Esoteric is a sub-division of the Japanese company, TEAC. The goal of Esoteric is to deliver no compromise high-end hi-fi. This is a no-holds barred approach to music reproduction where the very best engineering and technology combine to provide the best possible sound.
Dynaudio were present at Sound & Vision in Bristol with a dimly lit room showcasing their latest speakers designs. A large black & white mural of David Bowie adorned the front wall, flanked either side by by a pair of Dynaudio Contour 60. I find it interesting to see what other manufacturers a hi-fi brand uses to demo its own products. In this case, Dynaudio were using Naim electronics, a very good match indeed.
Of all the stands at the Sound & Vision Show in Bristol, the cosiest and most homely was that of Ruark Audio. Ruark's products are all living room friendly by combining modern technology with chic retro looks and possibly had the highest WAF rating at the entire show. Dynamic Headroom took a look at what Ruark had to offer.
The Chord Company were once again prominently placed near the entrance to the Sound & Vision show this year. The first stop for most people was to grab a Chord Company bag and booklet which is a great marketing move as every visitor carried it around for the rest of the day.
Naim ran a closed-door demo of their new Uniti range, co-hosted by their partner Focal. Jason Gould from Naim introduced the range from top to bottom: Uniti Nova, Uniti Star, Uniti Atom and Uniti Core. On show was a Uniti Nova hooked up to a pair of £10,000 Focal Sopra No.2 floor standing speakers.