NY Audio & AV Show – New York

Bluebird Music and KEF presented Chord Electronics’ Red Reference Mk III CD player, CPA 5000 preamplifier, 500 watt SPM 1400E monoblock amplifiers and the KEF Blade loudspeakers.

“The larger of the two Audio Doctor rooms at the Waldorf=Astoria featured KEF’s Blade speaker driven by Chord monoblocks and a Chord Red Reference digital player. This was my first chance to hear the English manufacturer’s $30,000/pair speaker, which has been featured at dealer events the past few months. I was not disappointed: the sound of the Reference Recordings Scheherazade had focus and stability, coupled with an even full-range balance.  – John Atkinson, Stereophile NY Audio & AV Show Report, April 2012