ADAM GOLDFINE'S SYSTEM
Wilson-Benesch A.C.T. loudspeakers.
Music Reference RM-4+ phono stage, Primare Pre30 line level preamplifier, Reference Line Preeminence One Series II (passive) preamplifier, Music Reference RM-200 amplifier, Dynaco ST-70 (with Welborne Labs mod) amplifier.
DIGITAL: Vacuum State Level 6 modified Sony DVP-S9000ES DVD/CD/SACD Player, Musical Fidelity CR324 up sampling DAC.
ANALOG: Music Hall MMF-7 turntable, Pro-ject 9 tonearm, Pro-Ject Speed Box Mk. II, Benz Micro ACE H cartridge, Magnum Dynalab FT-101A Tuner.
Music Reference Pegasus and Majestic interconnects, Hovland interconnects, Sonic Purity interconnects, Apogee Wyde-Eye interconnects (balanced), Kimber D-60 digital cable, Audioquest VDM-3 digital cable, Coincident Speaker Technology speaker cable, homebrew speaker cable.
JPS Labs Aluminata power cord, World Power Power Wing power conditioner, Ringmat 330 MKII XLR Anniversary, Radio Shack FM antenna, Sanus SF6 component rack filled with lead shot, VPI 16.5 record cleaning machine, Record Research Labs Power Cleaner, Record Research Labs Everyday Cleaner, various LAST record cleaning products, Hunt E.D.A. Mark6 brush, miscellaneous wet cleaning brushes, Zero Dust Stylus Cleaner, DB Systems alignment protractor, Tone Cones, Tip Toes, Echo Busters, HiFi News & Record Review Test LP, Cardas Test LP, XLO Test CD, Stereophile Test CD, Chesky Test CD vols. I & II, Craftsman True RMS Multi-Meter, Philips PM3211 Oscilloscope, Panamax Max 5100 Power Center, Caig ProGold contact enhancer.
Prior to venturing into the melee of this year's CES I decided to peruse the vendor listings, looking for anything new and unusual that might have otherwise escaped my notice. I came across Sleek Audio, a company claiming to manufacture in-ear earphones that could be tuned to the inherent resonance of the individual listener's ear cavity. Intrigued by the idea, I set out to find them; finally locating a group of gentlemen crammed around a conference table in a small meeting room located on the outskirts of one of the show's many main floors.
Sleek Audio was founded by Mark and Jason Krywko in Bradenton, FL. The company was born from over 40 years of experience in the hearing aid industry with the goal of creating personal audio devices that take a different look at audio technology, based upon the science behind how people hear sound and music. CEO Mark Krywko got into the hearing aid industry out of his love for music and has over 30 years of experience as the owner and operator of a hearing aid manufacturing company. He is Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences and a certified Audioprosthologist (maybe we'll see that word in the next Scripps National Spelling Bee). Mark is also an active member of both the Florid...