Tri-Art, which is based in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, keeps on doing some innovative things with bamboo. What’s more, they’re making everything in Canada. [18/22]
Tri-Art also showed their new entry-level turntable, also called The Pebbles. The Pebbles features all-bamboo construction, including the arm and platter. [19/22]
I'm going to make a wild guess and suggest that the designer is a Flintstones fan.
While making my way from room to room I caught a glimpse of an interesting turntable and rack and just had to make my way into the room. Inside I found a very unique and exotic bundle of products by Tri-Art Audio.
I find the concrete and bamboo design of the Tri-Art gear both intriguing and appealing. The rig seemed to be better sorted out than what I heard in Toronto last fall, as the music coming from the excellent Rosso Fiorentino Certaldo speakers ($5995) was one of the Best Rooms at the show this year. Possibly this was due to new 50 watt Class D monoblocks...These guys from Avatar Acoustics (who supplied their Mach 4 Power Distributor) and Tri-Art Audio keep getting better and better.
Finally, there was The Pebbles, a turntable from Tri-Art Audio, a relatively new company based in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. ...they’ve fashioned an entire turntable, platter, and tonearm from a material I hadn’t before...
The Pebbles gets high marks for being so damn cool and so reasonably priced: $1200 without cartridge.
Best Sound (for the lowest price): Rosso Fiorentino’s Certaldo loudspeakers ($5,995/pr) driven by Tri-Art Audio electronics ....
The details are true, it´s not something that I´m making up, scouts honor. I like the back to nature look ....
The Block combo features a belt driven bamboo platter, plinth, and unipivot tonearm as well as wood clad power supply ...
It uses organic materials in its construction, such as bamboo for its casework that is stuffed with locally sourced lamb's wool for damping (yes, lamb's wool in an amplifier!) ....
These guys really get it, and had a great selection of music to show off just how musical their system could be.
If I were giving out awards for "Best Look", Tri-Art would win. They're stuff is sweet looking, wow.
We refined and designed for this years TAVES show!
Here's a wild one to end off our product coverage. Tri-Art Audio's bamboo turntable was a very attractive piece of ....
Tri Art Audio was back this year looking very slick and polished. Their wooden turntable and arm were simply stunning. The company’s damped concrete approach to resonance control was serving them well.
...the same bamboo-clad T amps by Tri Art Audio—but with new gain chips moving away from Tripath
Here's what they had to say.
A turntable sitting in the back of the room caught my eyes.....
Tri-Art makes amplifiers, preamplifiers, and other gear that look like handsome stone cubes.
TAVES - Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show
sounding better than most I've heard.