Cuttin-Edge, On-the-Spot Reporting

November 22-24, 2019

All prices in Japanse yen (¥) unless indicated otherwise

Tokyo International Audio Show 2019: Laurence Dickie -- Outside and Mostly Inside the New Vivid Audio Kaya S12

Vivid Audio has a new loudspeaker coming -- the S12. It’s part of their Kaya range, and it’s their smallest and most affordable loudspeaker yet. I covered the S12 when it was presented at the recent Audio Video Show, in Warsaw, Poland, and it was shown again at the Tokyo International Audio Show (TIAS).

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Tokyo International Audio Show 2019: Electronics, Part 3

In my report on speakers, I mentioned that new hi-fi electronics are much easier to find at TIAS than speakers are. That’s why, for this Tokyo International Audio Show (TIAS) 2019 coverage, I wound up with one article on speakers and, with this final installment, three on electronics. Below you’ll find more electronic components that I found at TIAS 2019, with all but one from Japan-based brands. All the prices are in Japanese yen (¥). Right now, one US dollar is equivalent to 108.62 yen.

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Tokyo International Audio Show 2019: Turntables and Related

CDs and even SACDs are still big in Japan -- and so are records. Japanese audiophiles still love physical media for music playback. As a result, it’s not surprising to see new CD and SACD players at the Tokyo International Audio Show (TIAS) 2019, like the ones I covered from Luxman, as well as turntables and related products, which are featured below. All prices are in Japanese yen (¥), with one US dollar equivalent to 108.62 yen.

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Tokyo International Audio Show 2019: Speakers

New loudspeakers aren’t as easy to find at the Tokyo International Audio Show (TIAS) as they are at other shows. Part of the problem lies with the Japanese manufacturers -- some make loudspeakers, but more companies seem to be focused on electronic components. As a result, although it happens, it’s actually not that often you see a loudspeaker debut from a Japanese brand.

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Tokyo International Audio Show 2019: Electronics, Part 2

Each year at the Tokyo International Audio Show (TIAS), two of Japan’s best-known electronics brands exhibit in rooms that are side by side -- Luxman and Accuphase. Sometimes, the two companies even release similar products at the same time (though, as you’ll see below, their new products this year weren’t similar).

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Tokyo International Audio Show 2019: Electronics, Part 1

“It’s a terrible trip to an amazing city.” That’s what Jeb Roberts, one of our copy editors, texted me when he found out I was about to leave to cover the annual Tokyo International Audio Show (TIAS), held this year from November 22 to 24.

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