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    Went on a serious record buying frenzy at the Marketplace at Axpona 2016. (Blame it on stress relief!)

    Final damage tally includes:

    2 X MOFI 45 rpm Miles Davis
    45 rpm MOFIAlan Parson's I Robot
    Latest MOFI Bob Dylan Nashville Skyline
    MOFI Dean Martin
    3 X Elvis Analogue Production releases
    2 X 45 rpm Sam Cooke Analogue Productions releases
    New Joe Jackson release from Intervention Records
    ORG 45 rpm Elvis
    Latest ORG 45 rpm Diana Krall Nat King Cole

    1 exchanged 15 ips Jason Roebke tape from Jonathan Horwich (he remixed the original recording with a new mixer and the latest version sounded amazing in the NOLA speakers room!).

    I tried to tell the two Jeff's (Joseph and Rowland) that Chad had given me permission to take the four sampler tapes home with me at the end of the show. They didn't buy it! Well I would have needed a machine capable of playing 30 ips 1/2-inch tape anyway! Know that thought though has a few guys here salivating though!

    I'll be posting more pictures and some comments about Axpona 2016 in the next few days. Let me say this though. Axpona was the best high-end audio show I've been to in the last decade and rivaled some of the best ever. Attendance ALL three days was outstanding! As my audiobuddy Charlie King put it, "Friday was the Saturday that most exhibitors dream of." Sunday, usually so quiet you can hear a pin drop, was really busy up to around 2'clock. I am really interested in the final attendance figures because it seemed they crushed last year's numbers. And 5500 last year was far from shabby.

    So what did other members that attended Axpona leave town with? (I saw Lee buying a few albums.)
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
    ________________________________________

    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
    -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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    I came away with nothing but lots of great memories.
    Marty

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    • #3
      Originally posted by nc42acc View Post
      I came away with nothing but lots of great memories.
      You must have avoided the marketplace. Or left your credit cards home!
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
      ________________________________________

      -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
      -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
      -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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      • nc42acc
        nc42acc commented
        Editing a comment
        I am sorry Myles I did buy a CD from Vincent Belanger in the Audio Note room.

    • #4
      I didn't attend the show but would have loved to, and I am sure I would have scored a few items at the marketplace
      Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Audio Technica AT-OC9XML Cart (St) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (St) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (St) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (M) , Luxman Tonearm (M) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (M) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-300 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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      • #5
        A crate diggers dream!
        Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
        Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
        ________________________________________

        -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
        -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
        -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
        -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
        -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
        -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
        -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
        -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
        -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
        -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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        • #6
          Living in Milwaukee, a virtual stone throw away, I much regret not being able to attend this year. Prior obligations. But, I did get to tear open a number of lps...RSD and non. And, I am now enjoying the spoils of last weeks paycheck.
          Avalon Time, Walker Proscenium, Koetsu Coralstone, Air Tight PC-1 Supreme, Goldfinger Statement, Dalby record weight, Kondo KSL-SFz step-up, Jadis JP80-MC...heavily modified, Convergent Audio JL-2 Black Path, Sony NS999 ES Modwright modded, full loom High Fidelity Ultimate cables, Rel S-5 sub, Stillpoints ultra and 5's, Shun Mook, Dalby footers, Critical Mass bases, Acoustic System Resonators, Magnum Dynalab Etude, Telefunkens throughout, assorted fuses, Furutech outlets, PurePower conditioner.

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          • #7
            Originally posted by siddh View Post
            Living in Milwaukee, a virtual stone throw away, I much regret not being able to attend this year. Prior obligations. But, I did get to tear open a number of lps...RSD and non. And, I am now enjoying the spoils of last weeks paycheck.

            LOL....does buying on Saturday at the show count as RSD?
            Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
            Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
            ________________________________________

            -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
            -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
            -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
            -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
            -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
            -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
            -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
            -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
            -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
            -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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            • #8
              Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
              Went on a serious record buying frenzy at the Marketplace at Axpona 2016. (Blame it on stress relief!)

              Final damage tally includes:

              2 X MOFI 45 rpm Miles Davis
              45 rpm MOFIAlan Parson's I Robot
              Latest MOFI Bob Dylan Nashville Skyline
              MOFI Dean Martin
              3 X Elvis Analogue Production releases
              2 X 45 rpm Sam Cooke Analogue Productions releases
              New Joe Jackson release from Intervention Records
              ORG 45 rpm Elvis
              Latest ORG 45 rpm Diana Krall Nat King Cole



              1 exchanged 15 ips Jason Roebke tape from Jonathan Horwich (he remixed the original recording with a new mixer and the latest version sounded amazing in the NOLA speakers room!).

              I tried to tell the two Jeff's (Joseph and Rowland) that Chad had given me permission to take the four sampler tapes home with me at the end of the show. They didn't buy it! Well I would have needed a machine capable of playing 30 ips 1/2-inch tape anyway! Know that thought though has a few guys here salivating though!

              I'll be posting more pictures and some comments about Axpona 2016 in the next few days. Let me say this though. Axpona was the best high-end audio show I've been to in the last decade and rivaled some of the best ever. Attendance ALL three days was outstanding! As my audiobuddy Charlie King put it, "Friday was the Saturday that most exhibitors dream of." Sunday, usually so quiet you can hear a pin drop, was really busy up to around 2'clock. I am really interested in the final attendance figures because it seemed they crushed last year's numbers. And 5500 last year was far from shabby.

              So what did other members that attended Axpona leave town with? (I saw Lee buying a few albums.)
              Hi Myles

              What Elvis releases?

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              • #9
                I would eliminate RMAF for a year and go to Chicago but it's practically on top of Newport which is in my backyard. But I'd love to see it and some friends in the biz too and maybe some of the folks from here as well.
                TW Acustic TT with Ref motor & controller; Tri-Planar Arm; Ortofon Windfeld-Ti Cartridge, Harmonix-Combak platter matte & weight; Arcam R Phono Preamp; KLAudio Ultrasonic Record Cleaner.

                Bluesound Vault-2 Music Server & Streamer

                VTL 6.5 preamp Series II
                Pass Labs 150.8 Amp

                Piega C711 Loudspeakers

                Symposium Osiris Rack; Symposium Platforms and Roller Blocks plus grade 2.5 Balls

                Acoustic Revive RR-888 Low Frequency Pulse Generator

                Shunyata Hydra 8; Shunyata AC Cords; Synergistic Research Level 3 HC AC Cord and Level 3 power cord, Synergistic Carbon fiber wall plates & Blue Outlets, Furutech NCF Booster Brace, Audio Art Ref balanced ICs, MIT Oracle IC and Magnum Speaker Cables

                Sennheiser HDV 650 Headphone Amp; Sennheiser HD1200s Headphones.

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                • #10
                  We'll be at Newport.
                  Hugh Nguyen
                  ACA

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by Hugh View Post
                    We'll be at Newport.
                    We should have a drink close to dinn time Friday.
                    TW Acustic TT with Ref motor & controller; Tri-Planar Arm; Ortofon Windfeld-Ti Cartridge, Harmonix-Combak platter matte & weight; Arcam R Phono Preamp; KLAudio Ultrasonic Record Cleaner.

                    Bluesound Vault-2 Music Server & Streamer

                    VTL 6.5 preamp Series II
                    Pass Labs 150.8 Amp

                    Piega C711 Loudspeakers

                    Symposium Osiris Rack; Symposium Platforms and Roller Blocks plus grade 2.5 Balls

                    Acoustic Revive RR-888 Low Frequency Pulse Generator

                    Shunyata Hydra 8; Shunyata AC Cords; Synergistic Research Level 3 HC AC Cord and Level 3 power cord, Synergistic Carbon fiber wall plates & Blue Outlets, Furutech NCF Booster Brace, Audio Art Ref balanced ICs, MIT Oracle IC and Magnum Speaker Cables

                    Sennheiser HDV 650 Headphone Amp; Sennheiser HD1200s Headphones.

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by Metamatic View Post

                      Hi Myles

                      What Elvis releases?
                      The older ones that I never bought.

                      Elvis Golden Records v. 3 ORG Music

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                      Elvis is Back 24 Karat Hits AP


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                      Elvis is Back AP (think I have the DCC reissue too)

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                      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                      ________________________________________

                      -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                      -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
                      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                      -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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                      • #13
                        Myles, how is I Robot? I neeeeeeeed to know!
                        Magico M-Project, CAT JL7s, darTZeel 18NS, Kronos Pro Limited Edition/SME 3012R/Atlas SL/Opus-1,CH Precision P1, Schiit Yggdrasil, KS Elation ICs & SCs

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by Madfloyd View Post
                          Myles, how is I Robot? I neeeeeeeed to know!
                          I'm curious too. I'll try to get around to it tonight or tomorrow. Of course, probably won't have time tonight to compare with the Classic.

                          I was just texting Andre and Mark that the MOFI reissue of Dean Martin This Time I'm Swinging with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra is really good!
                          Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                          Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                          ________________________________________

                          -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                          -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
                          -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                          -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                          -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                          -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                          -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                          -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                          -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                          -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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                          • #15
                            My pocketbook is a little lighter, picked up MoFi Collection 1in CD, MoFi Collection 2 in SACD. Also Peter, Paul and Mary in SACD from Audio Fidelity, and finally a freebie Legacy Music Sampler.

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