KISEKI at CES 2016 in Las Vegas
At Las Vegas CES 2016 KISEKI was represented by Kevin Deal, PrimaLuna & KISEKI distributor for The United States, Canada & South America.
Mr. Mat Weisfeld from VPI allowed us to show and use the INCREDIBLE VPI Avenger Reference turntable.
We used this turntable with its two 12″ carbon fiber tonearms to demonstrate the Kiseki Blue NS and PurpleHeart NS phono cartridges.
The editors of Stereophile magazine have chosen their favorite CES 2016 systems.
We are happy to read that Herb Reichert chose Kevin Deal’s Kiseki/PrimaLuna room. This is what he wrote about the systems in our room:
Herb Reichert: PrimaLuna’s Kevin Deal played selections from Neil Young’s “Live at Massey Hall” double LP. Mr. Deal was powering the beautiful Sonus faber Amati Futuras with DiaLogue Premium KT120/150 amps ($3899 stereo/$7798 mono), and the Dialogue Premium preamp ($3199). He had the ferocious VPI Avenger turntable equipped with one of my all-time favorite cartridges: the Kiseki PurpleHeart ($3499) feeding the renowned Manley Steelhead phono stage ($8500).
What can I say? “The warmth of tubes”???? Forget that ridiculousness. This system did small-scale and micro-dynamic information like almost nothing I can remember. The best I can say is; “Midrange, midrange, midrange!” Color and detail out the yin-yang. Extremely not warm or cool. Until Pono, I was never a giant Neil Yong fan—but I am now. Young’s voice was pristinely sweet and present. This system gets my vote for Best Sound among the “budget” (cough cough) systems I heard at CES.
Below you find the pictures of the system with Mr. Mat Weisfeld of (VPI Industries) & Mr. Kevin Deal (Kiseki & PrimaLuna USA)