Represented by its regional dealer Audio Salon, Wilson Audio used CanJam for what we believe to be the first public demonstration of its eagerly awaited Sabrina three-way floorstanding loudspeaker ($15,900/pair).
The speakers, driven by new-generation Audio Alchemy electronics and fed by an Aurender server, sounded spectacularly good. Despite the Sabrina’s moderate size, the sound it produced was big, full-bodied, articulate, and offered killer dynamics to boot. My thought: The Sabrina may be one of the most accessible and immediately likable Wilson models I’ve heard in a long time. Well done, Wilson!
Woo Audio showed its latest prototype of a yet-to-be-named battery powered, valve-driven, portable headphone amp/DAC whose DAC section supports 32/192 PCM files.
Listeners at CanJam were impressed with the portable unit’s ability to sound more like a set of high quality headphone amp/DAC separates than a typical portable unit. Pricing has not been set at this time, but expect something in the $1,500+ range.
WyWires, along with a handful of other astute cable makers, has realised that headphones can benefit significantly from signal cable upgrades.
Accordingly, WyWires offers its new Red-series cable with terminations appropriate for many of today’s most popular high-performance models. Pricing for Red-series signal cable sets starts around $239, depending on length and configuration.