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Ken Boyce, Proprietor of Cake Audio, a high-end audio dealer in Southern California, graciously hosted KeithR today for an audition. Cake Audio features Rockport Technologies loudspeakers, Brinkmann turntables and tonearms, Vitus Audio electronics and Purist Audio Design cables.



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KeithR is interested in evaluating the offerings of Rockport, Wilson and YG. Today Ken had on display the Rockport Altair II (which has been replaced by the Lyra).



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Ken told us that Rockport loudspeakers have a consistent “house” sound, and that the particular Rockport speaker one purchases should be a function largely of the size of the room in which the speakers will be used. Ken feels that, in his listening space, the smaller Rockport speakers actually sound even better than the Altair IIs.



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Ken was using an All Vitus Audio chain of electronics, including the new Signature Stereo Power Amplifier SS-103, with "Classic Mode" and "Rock Mode."



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Ken is very knowledgeable and experienced in system set-up and he is delightful and very low-key.



I was just along for the ride today but I was very curious to get Keith’s opinion on the Altair II. I consider Rockport speakers with an appropriately powerful amplifier to be a relatively easy, no fuss/no muss, non-tweaky way to get amazing sound you can be happy with for the rest of your life.



I think Keith agreed with my sonic impression of the Altair II, which is wonderful transparency and detail without a hint of brightness or fatigue, and very highly-resolved low-frequency information.



If you have any interest in Rockport Technologies loudspeakers or in Vitus Audio electronics you definitely should contact Ken!

Ken Boyce
Cake Audio
San Clemente, California
949-369-9262
ken@cakeaudio.com
http://cakeaudio.com
 
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Tango

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bonzo75

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Smart of him to realize the smaller model will sound better than the bigger ones based on room size. This is true of other cones and planars as well though many end up with over sized speakers
 

christoph

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Do either of you or anyone for that matter know what the room dimensions are?
The room looks very narrow :eek:
I would estimate below 4 meters...
 
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The SRA rack looks really neat and efficient. Does anyone know if they are internally steel reenforced.

Kind regards,
Tang
The SRA Craz Mk3 racks have a titanium "iso-Skeleton." The Scuttle rack shown in the picture has a constrained-layer-damped structure. The shelving material, unique to SRA, is just as important to the efficacy of the product.
 

Ron Resnick

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Do either of you or anyone for that matter know what the room dimensions are?
The room dimensions are 14 feet wide by 28 feet long with a 9 foot ceiling.
 

Ron Resnick

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Smart of him to realize the smaller model will sound better than the bigger ones based on room size. This is true of other cones and planars as well though many end up with over sized speakers
Ken is a professional!
 

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