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.