Rock and Roll Festival in Malmo

Rock and Roll Festival in Malmo

Another year, another fantastic Rock and Roll festival in Malmö, Sweden. If you were there, you know all about it. If you missed it this year, shame on you. Anyway, music is subjective and honestly, we don’t really have a horse in this race.  Therefore, we simply hope that whichever performances you watched, you brought home a lot of great memories. However, we are all about tech so we’d like to talk about things that you might have missed. As one of the sponsors of the festival was Magico, on…

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CES 2015 Coverage Has Begun!

CES 2015 Coverage Has Begun!

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held annually in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest showcase for consumer-based electronics, including high-end-audio products, which are primarily shown at the Venetian Hotel. CES 2015 runs from January 6-9. The SoundStage! Network team is already there covering the event, with feature articles and new-product coverage already appearing on SoundStage! Global, our site specifically designed for event coverage, factory tours, and product debuts. Regular updates will continue as CES progresses, and will conclude as the event closes. Our team members include Jeff Fritz, Doug Schneider, Ken Kessler,…

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The World’s Best Audio System 2015 Event Announced by the SoundStage! Network

The World’s Best Audio System 2015 Event Announced by the SoundStage! Network

In 2009 the SoundStage! Network developed an event idea based on “The World’s Best Audio System” column on Ultra Audio. The idea was quite simple: With cost not a consideration, pick the best components available at any price and assemble them into a single super stereo system in Ultra Audio’s Music Vault listening room, with representatives from each company flying in for a celebratory gathering. The event, titled The World’s Best Audio System 2009, was written about extensively, as the entire SoundStage! Network and a team of writers produced multiple…

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Rockport Technologies’ New Avior Features First-Ever Rockport-Made Drivers

Rockport Technologies’ New Avior Features First-Ever Rockport-Made Drivers

Rockport, Maine-based Rockport Technologies is now shipping its brand-new Avior loudspeaker. The Avior is 46.5″H x 15″W x 24.5″W and weighs 220 pounds. The Avior’s sensitivity is rated at 89.5dB (1m/2.83V) and the impedance is said to be 4 ohms. Frequency response is claimed to be 25Hz to 30kHz, +/- 3dB. According to Andrew Payor, designer and president of Rockport Technologies, the Avior possesses the “newest generation of custom, carbon-fiber-sandwich-composite cone drivers designed and developed from the ground-up by Rockport Technologies. Both the bass drivers and midrange driver utilize a…

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