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Definitive Hosts 6th 'Music Matters' Feb. 9

2/07/2011 12:01:00 AM Eastern
BELLEVUE, WASH. — Definitive Audio will hold its sixth annual Music Matters event in Seattle.

The event, to be held this Wednesday, Feb. 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m at the Definitive Audio showroom at 6206 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle, attracts some of the best high-performance audio manufacturers in the world, the retailer said.

The event usually draws “large and enthusiastic crowds of approximately 500,” the retailer said, with attendees having the opportunity to see and hear upscale two-channel systems, presented by the manufacturers, in six calibrated sound rooms.

This year, Definitive will host Audio Research, Ayre, Bowers & Wilkins, Classe Audio, GoldenEar, Finite Elemente, Linn, Meridian/Sooloos, HRS, Peachtree Audio, Transparent Cable and Wilson Audio.

Highlights this year include Wilson’s Sasha, which was named Loudspeaker of the Year by Stereophile; Meridian’s new DSP 3200 digital active bookshelf speaker system; the Media Core 200 digital music system; and the new VXR stereo amplifier from Ayre.

Audio Research will debut the Reference Anniversary pre-amp, and Gilad Tiefenbrun, managing director at Linn, is traveling from Scotland to introduce the updated Akurate DS system. Bowers and Wilkins’ senior development engineer Dr. John Dibb will travel from Sussex, U.K., to attend.

Classé will debut the CP-800 digital preamplifier; HRS will present the MXR Reference stand; and GoldenEar will demonstrate the Triton Two loudspeakers, which were named Sound & Vision’s Audio Product of the Year

“The ability to experience high-fidelity music with the best manufactures in the world is a very unique opportunity for attendees” comments Mark Ormiston, president of Definitive Audio.

“I’m pleased to have these manufactures commit to the travel and expenses associated with putting on an event of this caliber at a time when the economy still isn’t perfect. I know our customers recognize that too,” Ormiston remarked.
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