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  • So What's On Your Must-See List for Axpona 2016?

    Off the top of my head:

    Wilson Alexxs speakers with Doshi Electronics (and presumably tape)
    Magico S5 Mk. 2 speakers (plus Jonathan Horwich will be playing tape in the room!)
    Endeavor E-3Mk.II speakers
    Martin-Logan Rennaissance speakers
    MBL Xtreme speakers/UHA
    Ryan speakers (I wasn't impressed at RMAF two years ago but the $13K speaker they had last year at RMAF was a huge step up. Just thought the earlier speaker (~6K) was a little too dry for my tastes!)

    Lampi Komputer

    Audio Research (they always have good sound and vinyl too!)
    Musical Surrounding (the sound with the Clearaudio front end, Aesthetix electronics and Focal speakers was nice last year)

    Masterbuilt cables

    GIK Acoustic panels

    Scouting out the booth exhibit area for vinyl goodies!

    And of course those surprises and as I try and do, some great products for the buck.

    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.

  • #2
    Im hoping Chad's seminar about R2R will be documented on video for those that weren't attending.
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    • #3
      Ditto.

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      • #4
        Okay let's turn this around. What are those not going to Axpona most interested in hearing about?
        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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        • #5
          Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
          Ryan speakers (I wasn't impressed at RMAF two years ago but the $13K speaker they had last year at RMAF was a huge step up. Just thought the earlier speaker (~6K) was a little too dry for my tastes!)
          Ryan Speakers pricing:
          R610 2-way monitors $2000/pr.
          R620 2.5-way floorstanders $3500/pr.
          R630 3-way floorstanders $5000/pr.
          Tempus III 4-way floorstanders $15,995/pr.

          Ryan Speakers will be in Room 430, showing the R630s, and Auralic in Room 304 will also be using R630s.

          I have the R610s here and have demonstrated them for several people so far, and every one of them has been very surprised. I will have one of the pairs of the R630s on demo here right after the show.
          Brian Walsh
          ttsetup.com

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          • #6
            OK, I have some great news for you all!

            Just heard from Liz Miller from Axpona and the Reel to Reel Seminar will be recorded and available on the Axpona You Tube Channel! Hope that makes everyone's day!!!

            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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            • Tunes
              Tunes commented
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              Great to hear this!
              Thx Myles.

            • Rob
              Rob commented
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              awesome!

          • #7
            Oh and one other tidbit of information. Hopefuily by the end of Friday, I'll have the complete story about a new company bringing a completely brand new, audiophile quality, reel-to-reel machine to market. Target release date Is 2016!!!
            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
              Looking forward to learning more about that! Rumours were circulating... Wondering if it is the Co i am thinking it is and how much this new machine will cost.

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              • #9
                OK so received permission to release this information. Chris Mara owner of Mara Machines (and also Welcome to 1979; www.welcometo1979.com) in Nashville will be marketing completely rebuilt MCI tube machines. The usual, new heads, electronics, etc. Price yet to be determined. Also check out his studio's site! There's no more dedicated analog facility. Everything now down to the electroplating.

                In the course of our conversation--and largely because of the continuing buzz surrounding reel-to-reel tape nowadays (tape won't be records but we're still looking at the same phenomena)--Chris mentioned that many other people who he know that refurbish tape machines who are also thinking of getting into the audiophile market. Of course the advantage is no fuss, no muss, a turnkey approach that comes tested and with a warranty.
                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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                • #10
                  Hi Myles please give me a heads up on how the VR-55 does with the VAC electronics. I believe this is the first time they will be shown with tubes in the US.

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by JackD201 View Post
                    Hi Myles please give me a heads up on how the VR-55 does with the VAC electronics. I believe this is the first time they will be shown with tubes in the US.
                    Absolutely. Hadn't thought about it but when was last time AVS showed any speaker with tubes? The Clearfields with the Counterpoint OTL designed by Modjeski 25 years ago? Last couple of years remember Constellation? VAC should make a nice pairing.
                    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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                    • #12
                      The last time was around 2007 also with VAC but with a speaker that needed one of Kevin's more powerful amps. Jim's got the 450iQs and they did sound wonderful with the 11s and now the 111s. The 200iQs should drive the 55s with ease. This should be interesting.

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by JackD201 View Post
                        The last time was around 2007 also with VAC but with a speaker that needed one of Kevin's more powerful amps. Jim's got the 450iQs and they did sound wonderful with the 11s and now the 111s. The 200iQs should drive the 55s with ease. This should be interesting.

                        Actually I spoke too soon. Couple of years ago they showed the 111s (?) with the KR Audio amplifiers.
                        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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                        • #14
                          I'm coming for all 3 days even got a VIP pass, Vapor Audio's Perfect Storm was my favorite speaker last year. So I want to check them out again, to see if they are as good as I thought they were.
                          Salk Sound
                          Tidal (speakers)
                          MiniDSP
                          GIK/Volti same room
                          Legacy Audio (for some reason their speakers have never done much me, maybe this will be the year)
                          HifiMan the 1000 (my favorite HP last year) and the new Edition X model
                          MBL Extreme
                          Raidho/Scansonic
                          Gauder Akustic
                          Raal ribbon tweeters
                          Linkiwitz, hope they have the LX521 set up
                          Von Schweikert Audio
                          YG Acoustics
                          Last edited by TitaniumTroy; 04-13-2016, 10:24 PM.

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by TitaniumTroy View Post
                            I'm coming for all 3 days even got a VIP pass, Vapor Audio's Perfect Storm was my favorite speaker last year. So I want to check them out again, to see if they are as good as I thought they were.
                            Salk Sound
                            Tidal (speakers)
                            MiniDSP
                            GIK/Volti same room
                            Legacy Audio (for some reason their speakers have never done much me, maybe this will be the year)
                            HifiMan the 1000 (my favorite HP last year) and the new Edition X model
                            MBL Extreme
                            Raidho/Scansonic
                            Gauder Akustic
                            Raal ribbon tweeters
                            Linkiwitz, hope they have the LX521 set up
                            Von Schweikert Audio
                            YG Acoustics
                            Pretty good lineup. The Tidal speakers rooms oughta be interesting. Doug's a great guy too!

                            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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