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    What's the best demo you've heard at an audio show?
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor,

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  • #2
    This is going back a few years but when we had the "Stereophile show" the show would bounce from NY, SF and LA and the Cello demo was a memorable experience, even to the latest and greatest we have today, I think the Cello demo would hold its own.
    Jeff Whitlock
    A/V Solutions


    • #3
      Back when Chicago had the summer CES, Gryphon electronics were driving a pair of Avalon Ascents centered in a massive room with only three listening chairs. A jazz trio was spun on lp, with some of the smokiest music I've heard through an audio system.
      Also, 3 years back Tidal had a fantastic set-up at Axpona. I visited as the event was winding down. A reviewer had control of the digital playback...nearly every piece demonstrated the quality of the equipment.
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      • ashandger
        ashandger commented
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        I believe Doug White and Tidal will be showing their Akira speakers at AXPONA probably with Tidal electronics according to an interview on Stereophile a couple of weeks ago. Looking forward to feedback on this room.

    • #4
      From AXPONA 2015, Vapor Audio's Perfect Storm speaker. It was really impressive, seemed to do everything at a world class level. That speaker practiced a High Art.

      I also liked a young man who had the Magico M4 speakers, in way too small a room. Anyway it was just past show cut off time, and he was playing his "throw out music". If you didn't like the music he was playing, you could get the heck out. He was playing a lot non-audiophile music, like Nine Inch Nails. I thought it was very CooL.