How could I have not heard of these speakers before?

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in amplifier, hifizine, press, reviews, RMAF, speakers
How could I have not heard of these speakers before?

  Prana – the life force of music A couple of years ago at RMAF I lucked into a room on the quieter Sunday morning session where a Kuzma table caught my eye. The sonics were excellent, the music interesting, and the vibe relaxed, a confluence that warrants comment in the context of most audio […]

Fifty90 “…third year in a row…best values of the show and beyond”

Fifty90 “…third year in a row…best values of the show and beyond”

Fifty90 Speakers What more can I say about PranaFidelity that I have not said in past years? For all of you chuckleheads who keep complaining about the ever-increasing cost of high-end audio, get yourself a pair of Steve Norber’s Fifty90 speakers ($3’950/pr) and never look back. For at least the third year in a row, […]

Audio Oasis Award

Audio Oasis Award

Now here was a very pleasant surprise…and it was just directly across the hall from the PF hospitality room! In this room, Steven Norber and Ying Tan were running one of the intensely musical spaces at THE Show. The equipment included the PranaFidelity Vayu/fs speakers, the Purna preamplifier and amplifier, and some great sources:  A […]

RMAF 2014 Fifty90: “easily the best speakers under 5k”

RMAF 2014 Fifty90: “easily the best speakers under 5k”

Fifty90 Speakers As is his wont, Steve Norber of PranaFidelity was once again cheerfully and seemingly effortlessly bringing great sound to the RMAF Atrium. This year, he elected to demonstrate his Fifty90 stand mount loudspeakers ($3,950). Preamplification was from the purna/ca, which is available as a single-ended line stage for $4,500, balanced for $5,950, single-ended […]

“Fabulous stuff –amazingly full, balanced, musical presentation…”

“Fabulous stuff –amazingly full, balanced, musical presentation…”

Fifty90 Speakers Small window today due to travel so I decided to concentrate my efforts in revisiting a few places that left questions in my mind. Magico were not showing Sunday so no chance to revisit thus hauling self back to the Marriott, I had to make a visit to Prana Fidelity whose room captivated […]

Felicitous PranaFidelity

Felicitous PranaFidelity

As is his wont, Steve Norber of PranaFidelity was once again cheerfully and seemingly effortlessly bringing great sound to the RMAF Atrium. This year, he elected to demonstrate his Fifty90 stand mount loudspeakers ($3,950). Preamplification was from the purna/ca, which is available as a single-ended line stage for $4,500, balanced for $5,950, single-ended with a […]

Favorite Speakers Under $5,000: PranaFidelity

Favorite Speakers Under $5,000: PranaFidelity

Vayu/fs Speakers This category actually had some pretty good competition this year, with excellent performances from the aforementioned AllSonics and from Chapman’s T-5s. But the speakers that my thoughts keep returning to with admiration are PranaFidelity’s Fifty90 ($3,950). While I’m sure these speakers were helped along by Steve Norber’s excellent electronics, I was enormously impressed […]

RMAF 2013: PranaFidelity

RMAF 2013: PranaFidelity

We talked a long time ago about the path from silence to a perfect reproduction. Every point along the path has no bad behavior, the sound is imperfect only in that it lacks the ultimate resolution, bass response, and dynamics that the Real Thing requires. Everything off the path has nasty side-effects; the further from […]

“…nice, full, beautiful sound…”

“…nice, full, beautiful sound…”

Tyson Notes General Room Notes – PranaFidelity is just a balm to my ears after they hyperanalytical Marten speakers. Saint-Saens Violin & Piano – Just a nice, full, beautiful sound on both the violin and the piano.  If you want something that you can put on and just flow with the music, this is it. […]