In addition, our very good friends at Symposium Acoustics (whom we met at the Rocky Mountain Audio Show in October 2008) following on from their serendipitously acquiring an AMR CD-77 as source at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, approached us again at the CES and we were more than happy to oblige, hence an AMR CD-77 was used as source in the Symposium Acoustics room.
Given the very significant slowdown of the US economy in the second half of 2008, it came as little surprise to find that visitors to the CES would also reflect this. While official figures by people at CES reported a decline in visitors in the order of 30%, we and many other exhibitors felt that unfortunately, anecdotal evidence suggested the decline in visitors was closer to 50%.
Notwithstanding, reviewers from not only the US, but also internationally, were out in force and we were pleased to showcase the latest CD-777 and AMP-777 to the likes of Michael Fremer from Stereophile and Jason Kennedy from HiFi+/HiFi Choice. In terms of build quality, aesthetics and sonic performance, the 777 “ticked all the boxes” with reviewers across the board. We look forward to shipping of the 777 machines in the coming next 1-2 months.