Companies featured in gallery below: Crystal Cable, Focus Audio, Mark Levinson, JL Audio, Velodyne, Rockport Technologies, Magico, Devialet, Lumin, EMM Labs, Rogue Audio, Arcam
All prices in US dollars unless otherwise indicated
Crystal Cable was playing its new Crystal Cable Integrated amplifier (CCI), which the company says can be thought of as a mini Siltech S.A.G.A. (Crystal's sister brand's flagship amplification system). We're told the CCI uses absolutely no negative feedback, and implements star grounding for the cleanest possible sound. The CCI has three "true balanced" inputs and three single-ended inputs, in addition to the coolest little remote control we've ever seen. The remote is a two-way device, meaning that if you change anything on the amplifier, like volume, it will also be displayed on the remote. Slick. The CCI will reportedly produce up to 100Wpc into 8 ohms and 300Wpc into 2 ohms. The retail price has not been finalized, but we were told it will be under $20,000 when launched.