“and this impressive-sounding must be priced over $30,000/pair.”

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in amplifier, preamplifier, reviews, speakers, T.H.E. Show
“and this impressive-sounding must be priced over $30,000/pair.”

When I walked into the PranaFidelity room I didn’t know what to expect. Two very large loudspeakers flanked a refurbished and modified Ampex ATR-102 professional tape deck. Next to that was an equipment rack holding a Luxman D-08 CD/SACD player and a Basis Audio 2200 Signature Turntable with a Basis Audio Superarm and a My […]

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

Posted by on Mar 6, 2016 in press
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 […]

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

Posted by on Mar 6, 2016 in press, reviews, RMAF
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, […]

Positive Feedback Review of Vayu/fs

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in press
Positive Feedback Review of Vayu/fs

Vayu/fs Speakers So what do I hear from his loudspeakers? Well they do play way above their $6950 price in that the dynamics, slam, and bass extension is scary good. I mean, crap. These smallish guys will scare the crap out of you … unlike Steve who is sweet and yet not scary but he […]

Steve Norber’s Fifty90 speakers

Posted by on Jan 3, 2016 in reviews, RMAF
Steve Norber’s 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, I am […]

Pranafidelity Brings Cheats and a Cheshire Cat

Posted by on Jan 2, 2016 in reviews, T.H.E. Show
Pranafidelity Brings Cheats and a Cheshire Cat

Prana Fidelity‘s Steven Norber always seems to be smiling about something. He’s just one of those guys who seems to suffer from a terminal case of good cheer. A complete space alien by my standards, really. At least debuting his new Vayu/fs speaker ($6,950) gave him a pretty good excuse for the smile. It’s a […]

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

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in press
“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 […]

Favorite Speakers Under $5,000: PranaFidelity

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in press
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 […]

Best of Show

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in press, speakers, T.H.E. Show
Best of Show

Vayu/fs Speakers “With a number of digital and analog tracks of reference quality, the PranaFidelity package delivered remarkable bass definition and tonal accuracy, making it a contender for the best-sounding system at a not-so-stratospheric price.” Steven Norber designs and builds loudspeakers and electronics under the name PranaFidelity — all known for their ability to offer […]

“Nothing Short of Wall Bending”

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in press, speakers, T.H.E. Show
“Nothing Short of Wall Bending”

Vayu/fs Speakers “…the performance was nothing short of wall bending. The system easily communicated the tonal richness of the Miyajima cart, with the Prana electronics adding just about no grain to the completely musical presentation.” Prana Fidelity‘s Steven Norber always seems to be smiling about something. He’s just one of those guys who seems to […]

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