CES 2016

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Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 08, 2016
The new Naim Mu-so Qb ($999) is a stylish well-connected little box of joy. Get your music in via your network (UPnP), Bluetooth/aptX, Airplay, USB, Toslink, or a 3.5mm analog input. Output is handled by two microfibre dome tweeters and two mid drivers, each having their own 50W amp, and a woofer with its own 100W amp. Bass reproduction is further augmented by a pair of passive radiators. The hard-wired digital side can handle PCM resolutions up to 24/192 and the Qb is multi-room ready.
Michael Lavorgna  |  Jan 08, 2016
Gordon Rankin (left) and Steve Silberman of AudioQuest talking critters

I began my first day of CES 2016 with a presentation from AudioQuest's Steve Silberman and Wavelength Audio's Gordon Rankin who also happens to be the chief designer of these AQ products; the subject? AudioQuest's new DragonFly Red v1.0 ($199) and DragonFly Black v1.5 DAC ($99). Both "critters" can handle PCM resolutions up to 24/96 (gasp, wheeze & horror) and, as you'll see in the next pic, bear more than passing resemblance to the company's original critter, the DragonFly DAC.

Michael Lavorgna  |  Dec 29, 2015
Sin city. The big show. One week from today, I get herded aboard Southwest Airlines for my flight to Phoenix. With a one-beer layover, I should arrive at my final destination by early evening; plenty of time to rest up for opening day, Wednesday, January 6, 2016.