Linear Tube Audio/Clayton Shaw Acoustic Lab

Linear Tube Audio/Clayton Shaw Acoustic Lab

Amplifier producer Linear Tube Audio was seemingly in every single place on the present. LTA appeared with Daedalus Audio within the Randolph Room, with PureAudioMission in Room 825, in Richard Pinto’s Treehaus Audiolab room, and with Audeze, Meze, iBasso, and ZMF within the Headphone Lounge; LTA debuted the brand new Velo ($2100) headphone amp on the present.

LTA acquired maybe its greatest publicity in a room shared with one of the vital broadly buzzed about merchandise on the present: Clayton Shaw Acoustic Lab’s Caladan open-baffle speaker ($3295/pair).

No seats have been accessible once I squeezed into Shaw’s room, and the engrossed faces of the attendees completely engaged in music instructed me I’d be standing for some time.

Due to a video on New Record Day and different media, Shaw offered 120 pairs of his Caladan Open Baffle Speaker in three days. And listening to is believing. At the value, the distinctive realism, readability, heat, extension, and immediacy of those audio system was spectacular.

Also in room, the world debut of the LTA Aero DAC ($3600), an Innous ZEN Mk3 community streamer ($3649), an LTA Ultralinear+ built-in amplifier ($7650), and AntiCables Level 3.3 USB interconnects ($215), Level 5.3 XLR interconnects ($900/pair), Level 4.2 FLEX speaker wires ($640/pair), and Level 3 energy cords ($330/every).

Shaw’s Caladan boasts a 1.5" thick baffle made out of kiln-dried, stable American hardwood. It employs twin 12" Beyma pro-audio bass/mid items and a 1 1/8" silk-dome tweeter. Frequency response is alleged to be 32hz–20khz, ±2db, the sensitivity 93db/W/m, and the nominal impedance 4 ohms. The Caladan stands 38" excessive by 18" broad by 10" deep, together with the legs, and weigh 35lb. Isoacoustics Gaia iii ft are included.

"This configuration builds upon the open-baffle, dipole idea, which developed from the unique Emerald Physics CS2 mannequin launched in 2007, handed by means of the Spatial M Series, and underwent rigorous testing and refinements,"" the Shaw web site states. Shaw is a former designer for Spatial and PureAudioMission.

A Stereophile evaluation of Clayton Shaw Acoustic Lab’s Caladan open-baffle speaker is within the works.

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November 16, 2023 at 08:21PM

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