October 3, 2009: Part 2
All prices in US dollars unless otherwise noted.

Crystal Cable's Gabi van der Kley made the trip from The Netherlands to RMAF to show that her company is now offering their cables with Furutech connectors (prices vary according to connector and cable type, so consult with the company for details). Furutech's connectors are made using carbon fiber and pure silver that's coated with rhodium. [www.crystalcable.com]

Denmark’s Vitus Audio displayed the compact but densely populated SS-050 power amplifier ($25,000). This powerhouse will deliver 100Wpc into 8 ohms, the first 10 of which are said to be true class A. If you look closely you can see the new Vitus-badged power transformer in the center of the chassis. [www.vitusaudio.com]

Blue Circle Audio's Gilbert Yeung pulls back the curtain to reveal two solar panels used to fully power his company's BC705 phono stage that's priced from $2995 depending on options. Gilbert stated that the solar panels used to power the BC705 could be found on eBay for as little as $90. Will Gilbert be changing his company's name to Green Circle soon?

Joseph Audio introduced an updated version of his Pearl loudspeaker, aptly named the Pearl2 ($28,500 per pair). Jeff Joseph described the Pearl as an "evolution" of the previous design and cited crossover changes as being most relevant. So, although the Pearl2 is not a brand-new speaker per se, Joseph was also showing the new Pulsar monitor priced at $7000 per pair. The Pulsar uses trickle-down technology from the Pearl2 design.

Monarchy Audio continued their tradition of offering large sound in small packages. Shown here is the compact SE100 Deluxe Mark 2 monoblock amplifier that retails for $1179 each and will produce 100W into 8 ohms.

Veloce Audio played their new V6 monoblock power amplifiers ($12,500 per pair) with a pair of Gemme Audio VFlex Katana loudspeakers. Outputting a reported 180W each, the V6 features a tube input stage and a class-D output stage. We were told the V6’s cosmetics would change before the production models ship.