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  • Capitol Audio Fest 2016

    Capitol Audio Fest is almost here. How many members will be attending? This will be my 2nd annual CAF show.
    Marty

  • #2
    My wife and I will be attending. We live about 20 minutes away, probably stay at hotel though.
    SOURCE: VINYL - EAT C-Sharp with, EAT LPS power supply, My Sonic Lab Signature Gold
    DIGITAL - Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC. Roon Nucleus w/EAT Lps power supply. Auralic Aires G1
    PHONOSTAGE: AudioNet PAM G2 with AudioNet EPX power supply.
    PREAMP: Audionet PRE G2.
    AMPLIFIER: Audionet MAX monoblocks.
    SPEAKERS: YG Acoustics Anat III Signatures (upgraded to Sonja 1.2) JL Audio F112 V2 (x2)
    CABLES: Kubala-Sosna, Kubala Sosna Xpander.....Audio Desk Systeme RCM, Adona Rack, GIK & Acoustimac room treatment, Isoacoustics

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    • #3
      I hope to be going, but not 100% sure yet. Went 2 years ago and enjoyed myself there while the fam roamed the DC area.
      Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

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      • #4
        I don't think I will be making it this year. I plan a trip up to Maine later in July to visit Transparent Audio that I'll report on here. They've revamped their system including tape and I am eager to hear what Karen, Jack and Josh have assembled up there!
        Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
        Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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        -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
        -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
        -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
        -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 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 Mk. 2, 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
          I reconsidered and will be going to the show. Want to hear the KEF Muons!
          Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
          Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
          ________________________________________

          -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
          -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
          -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
          -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 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 Mk. 2, 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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          • allenh
            allenh commented
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            Same here.

          • nc42acc
            nc42acc commented
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            Glad you can make it Myles.

          • MylesBAstor
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        • #6
          Myles always does a great job with his show reports so I'll leave that thread alone. But here are some pics from the show to whet your appetite for Myles' main entree ;-)




















          Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

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          • #7
            Some gorgeous racks from our very own Aaron Hoffman (aka BorderDog):










            Greg Beron's UHA room:








            Care Audio's room and headphone table in the Plaza room. Very musical room using David Berning's Micro ZOTL preamp/amp combo.






            Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

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            • #8
              I heard the ZOTL power amp at Newport driving Silverline Boleros, the sound was very fine and Über transparent. Its a David Berning design and could be misconstrued as a poor man's ZH230 but there was nothing poor about the sound. Me wants one.
              Simon Yorke + Zyx + B.M.C .> Soulution > Boulder > Magico

              "Listening to Analogue music is an act of rebellion in a digital gulag" - Simon Yorke

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              • #9
                Those Kef speakers a different look put a nice mirror ball in the room and some disco music and the 70s are back . How did they sound when you closed your eyes.

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                • Socrates
                  Socrates commented
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                  God forbid alright--what was KEF Thinking--how the (Once)mighty have fallen

                  Soc

              • #10
                Originally posted by Rob View Post
                I heard the ZOTL power amp at Newport driving Silverline Boleros, the sound was very fine and Über transparent. Its a David Berning design and could be misconstrued as a poor man's ZH230 but there was nothing poor about the sound. Me wants one.
                Rob, I want to get one too, and I have absolutely no need/use for them. I've heard MAD speakers before but thought they sounded great with the Micro ZOTL driving them. Maybe I'll get one for a headphone amp for use between my son and I.
                Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

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                • #11
                  Originally posted by Garth View Post
                  Those Kef speakers a different look put a nice mirror ball in the room and some disco music and the 70s are back . How did they sound when you closed your eyes.
                  First day (Friday) they did not rock my boat. As I entered the room one guy leaving said what a POS and they dare charge 200K for them! I think they were playing digital.

                  Saturday though was a different story. Myles had his DCD LP and after a swap of the phono cables, the music opened up and sounded good. At 200K, I can't help to think you are paying as much for the visual design/material as you are for the sound, which I think can be found for a fraction of the cost. Just MO and after a brief listen.
                  Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

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                  • #12
                    I was looking at the pictures of the big KEF system. Are those $225,000 speakers actually being driven by $2700 of Odyssey Stratos mono-blocks???

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                    • #13
                      Originally posted by Rust View Post
                      I was looking at the pictures of the big KEF system. Are those $225,000 speakers actually being driven by $2700 of Odyssey Stratos mono-blocks???
                      Yep, they used the Odyssey amps. I'm sure they could have done better, but imo after hearing the all Odyssey system at the show they are not the reason the speakers weren't as good as I was hoping them to be.
                      SOURCE: VINYL - EAT C-Sharp with, EAT LPS power supply, My Sonic Lab Signature Gold
                      DIGITAL - Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC. Roon Nucleus w/EAT Lps power supply. Auralic Aires G1
                      PHONOSTAGE: AudioNet PAM G2 with AudioNet EPX power supply.
                      PREAMP: Audionet PRE G2.
                      AMPLIFIER: Audionet MAX monoblocks.
                      SPEAKERS: YG Acoustics Anat III Signatures (upgraded to Sonja 1.2) JL Audio F112 V2 (x2)
                      CABLES: Kubala-Sosna, Kubala Sosna Xpander.....Audio Desk Systeme RCM, Adona Rack, GIK & Acoustimac room treatment, Isoacoustics

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                      • Rust
                        Rust commented
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                        Interesting. I keep hearing (for the main part) that Odyssey performs very well at or above their price point. Always a thing of interest to those with a limited budget.
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