Lots to see at RMAF with PS Audio

04.09.2019..

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Press release | At Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019, PS Audio will present our latest state-of-the-art components in the Homestead 2 room at the new Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.

The demo system will feature the final pre-production prototypes of the PS Audio AN3 speakers. The configuration and driver complement of the AN3 have been completely revised from the prototype shown at Axpona earlier this year. In the latest iteration, all drivers, crossovers, DSP, crossover and amplification were designed by Chris Brunhaver, Senior Loudspeaker Design Engineer at PS, and are custom-built exclusively for PS.

The AN3 features coaxial planar magnetic midrange and tweeter drivers, bespoke midbass coupler and woofer/subwoofer drivers with massive magnet assemblies and state-of-the-art inert cone assemblies,with the subwoofer driven by a built-in 700-watt amplifier. Our own DSP program aids installation in any room. The cabinet has been divided into two assemblies – mid/tweeter and midbass/sub-bass/amp/DSP – for ease of shipping and assembly. MSRP of the AN3 has yet to be determined, but we expect the $15-20k range.

The AN series is based upon the work of our friend and mentor Arnie Nudell, and will eventually include 3 models. The AN3 will be the smallest and least expensive, followed by the AN2 and AN1. The AN1 will be a massive line-source loudspeaker designed as the ultimate expression of Arnie's work, and a fitting replacement for and successor to the Infinity IRS Vs, which have served as our reference loudspeakers for years. There will also be three models of Stellar loudspeakers, designed to emulate the sound quality of the AN series, at lower price-points.

Lead designer Chris Brunhaver will be present to answer questions regarding the AN3s and other upcoming speakers.
PS Audio Stellar Phono
We'll also be playing records through the new Stellar Phono Preamp. Lead designer, Senior Analog Engineer Darren Myers will be on hand to answer questions about the unit, which features all discrete FET circuitry, passive RIAA equalization, a massive power supply, and variable loading for moving coil cartridges.

Here's the complete RMAF demo system
Paul McGowan's hand-tweaked Mac Mini as digital source
PS Audio DirectStream DAC - US MSRP $5999
PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamp - US MSRP $2499
PS Audio BHK Signature Preamplifier - US MSRP $5999
PS Audio BHK Signature 300 Mono Amplifiers, x 2 - US MSRP $7499 each
PS Audio P20 Power Plant Regenerators x 2 - US MSRP $9999 each
PS Audio P15 Power Plant Regenerator - US MSRP $7499
PS Audio AN3 loudspeakers - Final pre-production prototypes, US MSRP TBD
VPi HW-40 turntable - US MSRP $14,999
Miscellaneous PS Audio Power cords

A variety of other PS Audio gear will be on static display
Sprout100 integrated amplifier - US MSRP $599
DirectStream DAC - US MSRP $5999
Stellar Gain Cell DAC/preamplifier - US MSRP $1699
Stellar Phono Preamp - US MSRP $2499
Stellar M700 mono amplifiers - US MSRP $2998/pair
BHK Signature Preamplifier - US MSRP $5999
BHK Signature 250 Stereo Amplifier - US MSRP $7499
Stellar P3 PowerPlant - US MSRP $2199
P12 PowerPlant regenerator - US MSRP $4999
P15 PowerPlant regenerator - US MSRP $7499
P20 PowerPlant regenerator - US MSRP $9999
Obsidian Ted Smith Signature DAC - Prototype, US MSRP TBD
AN3 loudspeaker - Final pre-production prototype, US MSRP TBD

Decidedly not static

PS Audio Founder and CEO Paul McGowan will be answering questions in a live Ask Paul session, Friday at 11:45 AM in the seminar room, Colorado Ballroom C. Attendees will be able to submit audio-related questions to Paul, just as in his popular YouTube Ask Paul series---only live, and in person.

Also not static

Analog guru Michael Fremer will be spinning some very special discs right in our room, using the new Stellar Phono Preamp and a VPI HW-40 turntable: Friday and Saturday at 2;30 PM, and Sunday at 11:00 AM.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!
 


About RMAF 2019

The show's new venue is the spectacular Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, 6700 North Gaylord Rockies Boulevard, Aurora, Colorado 80019.
Show hours:
Thursday, September 5 - Press and trade only: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Friday, September 6-Saturday, September 7: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sunday, September 7: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.

About PS Audio

Founded in 1973, PS Audio has a worldwide following and a reputation for designing and manufacturing innovative, high-value, leading-edge audio products. Our design and core manufacturing facilities are in Boulder, Colorado, at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. While our engineering staff is second to none, PS is not constrained by NIH Syndrome: recent products have included design input from industry gurus Ted Smith and Bascom H. King.

 

 

For further info:

to the RMAF website

to the PS Audio website

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