RMAF 2018 Round Up

RMAF 2018 Round Up

Postby Myles B. Astor » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:32 pm

Best sound at RMAF, best new product introductions, audio eye candy awards and more!!!

https://www.audionirvana.org/forum/titl ... und-around

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Re: RMAF 2018 Round Up

Postby 930turbo » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:41 pm

Thanks Myles for taking the time to post pictures from the RMAF
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Re: RMAF 2018 Round Up

Postby Orchids1 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:11 am

Miles, The third photo in is of a PBN turntable. I’ve not heard of the maker before. The table in the photo looks like a vintage table. However, PBN’s website shows a number of current models that are referred to as “rebuilds”, incorporating the mechanics of older tables, mostly Denon. The new models are breathtaking. Their thick plinths are made of beautiful woods, and their platters and other elements combine to give an overall sculptural quality to the pieces.

I wonder whether the PBN tables are primarily works of industrial art or whether they also sound as wonderful as they look. If you’ve had the chance to listen to one, I’d appreciate it if you could give us a brief account of the sonic qualities. Thanks. Rich
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Re: RMAF 2018 Round Up

Postby Myles B. Astor » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:55 am

Orchids1 wrote:Miles, The third photo in is of a PBN turntable. I’ve not heard of the maker before. The table in the photo looks like a vintage table. However, PBN’s website shows a number of current models that are referred to as “rebuilds”, incorporating the mechanics of older tables, mostly Denon. The new models are breathtaking. Their thick plinths are made of beautiful woods, and their platters and other elements combine to give an overall sculptural quality to the pieces.

I wonder whether the PBN tables are primarily works of industrial art or whether they also sound as wonderful as they look. If you’ve had the chance to listen to one, I’d appreciate it if you could give us a brief account of the sonic qualities. Thanks. Rich


Peter has been making speakers for 20+ years under the name PBN Audio (Think the original speakers were the Montana series). Peter later branched out into electronics and turntables. Until recently, Peter was buying parts from VPI for his custom tables; lately he has switched over to using a Denon Direct drive motor system for his tables. Yes they are serious tables and know Lyra just bought one and will install a SAT arm on it too. I really can’t speak to the table’s sound since have only heard his table once in a totally unfamiliar system.
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Doshi Audio V3.0 phonostage
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Re: RMAF 2018 Round Up

Postby Orchids1 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:40 am

Thanks. Rich
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