NYC’s Stereo Exchange Holds Springtime Sales Event
New York City-based Stereo Exchange hosted 11 vendors at its Downtown Manhattan Broadway showroom April 13 through 15 for a storewide high-end-audio demonstration fest/sale.
Dave Wasserman, Stereo Exchange's owner, said the Springtime Sale, promoted on vendors’ and the store’s websites and via several email blasts to its customer base, was designed to give him “an opportunity to bring customers in in a civilized environment to meet important manufacturers and give them quality demonstrations – and do some business, too.
“The objective here is to show great products and meet great vendors, and offer clients the best prices we’ll have all year.”
Expected in attendance over the three-day event were: Ray Kimber and Nate Mansfield of Kimber Kable; John Stronzer of Bel Canto; Scott Campbell and Mike Marko of Arcam; Mike Latvis of Harmonic Resolution Systems; Chris Connaker of Computer Audiophile; Dave Gordon of ARC; Bill Peugh of Sonus Faber; Vince Bruzzese and Lucy Lentini of Totem Acoustic; Jonathan Derda of Peachtree Audio; Bret D’Agostino of Bully Sound Co. and Ryan Donaher of Meridian. (Photos and text: Nancy Klosek)
Totem’s Lucy Lentini with Stereo Exchange’s Dave Wasserman and the Totem Tribe V, optimized for on-wall use
Vince Bruzzese and Lucy Lentini, with the Totem Element series Ember two-way speaker ($4,200/pair)
Peachtree Audio’s Jonathan Derda shows off the $4,3-00 Grand Integrated flagship all-in-one integrated digital-to-analog converter (DAC), assembled in California
Michael Marko, Marko Audio Video Systems (l.) and Scott Campbell, Arcam, ran the Arcam D33 DAC standalone digital-to-analog converter (DAC) through its paces
Dave Wasserman shows off the Meridian the DSW subwoofer ($5,000) and the M6 floorstanding speaker ($9.000/pair)
Stereo Exchange’s McIntosh expert, Alan C, with a McIntosh component array
Roger Gibboni of Rogers High Fidelity poses with the EHF-100 ($6,350) and EHF-200 ($11,500) vacuum tube integrated amplifiers
Bret D’Agostino of Bully Sound Co. demos the BSC100M 100-watts-per-channel Class A monoblock amplifier ($14,750/pair)
Kimber Kable’s Nate Mansfield used Monocle XL cables in this system setup
Michael Latvis (l.) with Harmonic Resolution Systems’ MXR noise-isolating Audio Stand ($23K). It holds Audio Research gear, flanked by two Reference 250 monoblock amps on the floor ($25,990/pr), shown by Audio Research’s David Gordon; Wasserman is at right; speakers are Sonus Faber Aidas