PERFECT8 show setups use Ypsilon or Zanden CD transport and DAC, BAlabo (Bridge Audio Laboratory) or Ypsilon amplifier and preamplifier, Walker Audio Proscenium Black Diamond V Turntable. Cabling by PERFECT8 (unreleased), cable design by PERFECT8 and Moray James.

January, 2014

T.H.E. Show Las Vegas

Analog Planet - CES 2014 Wrap-Up

"Over at T.H.E. Show a 'statement' system consisting of the Walker Audio Proscenium Black Diamond V turntable, VAC electronics, Perfect 8 speakers and Stealth cables sounded great despite being in an oversized auditorium-like room. I sat through a side of a Beethoven Violin Concerto test pressing from The Electric Recording Company. I usually don't sit through a side of anything at a show." - Michael Fremer

Stereo Times CES 2014: Staff Report

"Every piece is a work of art and the glass and gold towers are particularly stunning."

"There is too much technology involved in the speaker design to go into here so let me jump into what really matters. My sleeping room was at the Flamingo so on two evenings I spent after-hours listening time in the Perfect8 room. I heard a variety demo tracks as well as personal favorites from the Perfect8 team. Each track amazed me with effortless presentation. Bass integration was seamless. Not only did the Perfect8 loudspeakers scale majestically when required but they could do solo vocals with such delicacy my heart ached. "

In the past I thought I had heard systems that disappeared. I was wrong. After hearing the Perfect8 system I realize those other systems always left a residue, a shadow if you will. The Perfect8 system was absolutely devoid of any hint of any mechanical or electronic involvement no glare, no edge, no boundaries. It was music more pure than I have ever heard it before. I cannot find the words to adequately describe how thoroughly amazed I was by each track and how much I was pulled into each one.

I noticed the enthusiasm with which each new album was placed on the turntable. I watched Perfect8 Chief Executive Officer, Jonas Rntil, ham it up and lip sync. It was obvious that for the Super 8 team music came first and the equipment was only a conduit. But what a gorgeous conduit they built." - Don Shaulis

The Absolute Sound - CES 2014: Best Sound (cost no object)

"True, the Perfect8/VAC/Walker system at T.H.E. Show sounded spellbinding; however, I was unhappy with its loosey-goosey bass on popular music. The Magico S3/Vitus/dCS system, though far from the most expensive, proved the most all-around enjoyable." - Alan Taffel

(bass issues were sorted out after Allan's session)

Positive Feedback - CES 2014

".. it was an ear and eye opening experience. Swedish made Perfect 8 "THE FORCE MKII" glass cabinet speakers with six subwoofers (three per side, $325,000) were teamed up with the $105,000 Walker Proscenium Black Diamond V turntable, top of the line VAC electronics and Stealth Cables, and Perfect 8's all glass "The Rack" equipment rack. When I auditioned this system (same time as Myles Astor) the resolution and precision of the overall sound was stunning. At one time, listening to Myles' Speakers Corner LP reissue of Lou Reed's Transformer the sound was amazing, but Lou sounded like he was three feet tall. After commenting about that, Lloyd Walker made a very minor adjustment to VTA (very easy to do on his tonearm) and then suddenly Lou had grown to a good six foot tall (give or take an inch or two). Yes, really. Fun times." - Steve Lefkowicz

Remusic - The Best Audio Media (Italy)

"This was a tremendous, demanding and expensive system .. The sound was like a wall of energy and dynamics without any hesitation or indecision."

AV Showrooms: Certificate of Accomomplishment

AV Showrooms Video: Perfect8 Loudspeakers, Perfect8 The Force, Walker Audio, VAC amplifiers

Walker Audio: T.H.E. Show Report

"A high point of the show came when a woman asked to hear a Jennifer Warnes LP. We were happy to oblige and played two LPs for her, Famous Blue Raincoat and The Well. Afterward, she told us she once worked for Jennifer Warnes and had been present at the making of both recordings. She has heard the albums on hundreds of systems, including the master tapes but she had never heard them sound this good. And, she said that she heard things on the recordings that she had never heard before! Wow!"

June, 2013

Stereophile: T.H.E SHOW Newport 2013, Best Sound: "I Want More of Perfect8 and BAlabo" - Jason Serenus

March, 2013

CES 2013

"This system had the ability to recreate the scale of the music in a remarkably accurate manner, yet it was able to serve up the nuances and subtleties with uncanny, unnerving realism. This system very nearly breathed life into the music it reproduced." - Greg Weaver, Senior Editor, Positive Feedback 

Best in show awarded by Positive Feedback
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February, 2013

Residential Systems blog - Finding Value in the Venetian
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January, 2013 - The launch of THE POINT MKII EVOLUTION

January, 2012

CES 2012

BEST SOUND OF SHOW, Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound

EPIPHANY AWARD by Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound

BEST OF SHOW, Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound

BEST SOUND IN SHOW, Clement Perry, Stereo Times

Stereophile - John Atkinson

January, 2011

CES 2011

BEST IN SHOW fourth consecutive year by Stereo Times!

Stereophile - Ray Kimber Keynote Event

UHFMag CES 2011 Las Vegas report

Philadelphia Area Audio Group CES 2011 Mark Brodie report

January, 2010

CES 2010

Stereo Times - Top Flight setups at CES 2010 (in French)  | English translation - 2010 CES coverage 4

Nov 08, 2009

Ultimate gear: Eight is Enough

Jan 30, 2009

CES 2009

The Sounds of Music - CES '09 report, page 2 - TAS Editors & Writers Pick "The Best Sound"

Stereo Times - Easily Best in Show

Jan 30, 2008

CES 2008

Stereo Times article | Stereophile article | UHF Mag article

Oct 22, 2009

The world's 15 sexiest speakers put your girlfriend to shame, Audio Junkies

Jan 01, 2006

Most Outrageous Loudspeakers of 2005, Sonic Flare

Aug 01, 2005

PERFECT8 Glass Loudspeakers, Sonic Flare

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