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  • Is The New York Show Sustainable?

    No one who wants the New York Audio Show to succeed more than me. But even I have to be realistic. The size of the high-end audio show continues to shrink and is just a shell of what it once was (of course that was 15+ years ago and times change). This years show sported just 16 rooms although the quality of exhibitors (no mid-fi, discounters this year) was a little better.
    Yes, the New York Audio Show is hampered by a multitude of factors including cost and small rooms. On the other hand, no one would care if there was a big turnout. by audiophiles in the New York/Metro/Tri-state area. Yes, turnout as it happens seemed a lot larger this year with most rooms being filled to the gills on Saturday. Of course the majority of rooms sat at best six people.

    I should also add that many of the exhibitors weren't very prepared for the show and lacked handouts of the gear populating their room. Plus getting to them under the show conditions to ask questions just wasn't happening. Sound. Not much to talk about especially after last week's Capital Audiofest.

    Highlights of the show were few and far between. Possibly the biggest for me was meeting an audiophile I haven't seen for the better part of 20 years (Bill Hart might remember John Voight from The Audiophile Society). Plus lots of other audio acquaintances and many people who really enjoy reading our bulletin board. Now we just need to get these people to participate!

    That aside, many exhibitors brought turntables but took the easy way out streaming Qobuz (I had to look it up just to check the spelling) or just playing digital. Most turntables sadly sat idle gathering dust. I know Qobuz is making a big push to gain market share and sponsoring shows but it ain't high-end. It's good enough though for the masses. Even the new VPI Vanquish table debuted just last week at the Capital Audiofest down in Rockville, MD sat idle in the Woodbridge Audio room. What a crying shame!

    Things that I enjoyed. Sound by Singer paired with Mobile Fidelity and Norbert Schied to put on a nice music show. using CH Precision, Feickert and Stenheim. The new llittle $2000 Ohm Walsh 2s demanded listening with better sources and electronics. The Blink Audio room (who travelled down from Boston) put on a nice show with the Fink Team Borg speakers (replete with all the Star Trek puns).
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    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
    -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
    -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
    -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 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, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, 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, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies 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
    Just to give a New York flavor to the show. Grand Army Plaza, the gateway to the 843 acre Central Park, near the Park Lane Hotel (site of the NY Audio Show).


    "
    The plaza was finished in 1916. It takes its name from the Grand Army of the Potomac, which was the Union Army in the American Civil War. The bronze statue depicts Union General William Tecumseh Sherman by American artist Augustus Saint Gaudens. When the Civil War ended, Sherman moved to New York City and rode his horse and carriage through Central Park daily."

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    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
    -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
    -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
    -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 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, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, 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, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies 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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    • #3
      Woodbridge Audio from New Jersey brought a pair of Martin-Logan's top-of-the-line Neolith speakers to the NY Audio Show. The speakers were driven by Mark Levinson electronics and fronted by VPI's new Vanquish table, 14-inch gimballed arm and phonostage. The table, though, never was being played. Instead there was a steady diet of Qobuz.

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      -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
      -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
      -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
      -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 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, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, 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, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies 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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      • #4
        ESD horn speakers from China brought their Dragon full horn system (seen last year at the New York Show) along with the smaller Crane floor standing horn speakers (debuted the week before at CAF) to the New York Audio. ESD paired up with Greg Beron and United Home Audio (as they did the week before at CAF) with Ultimate 4 OPS reel-to-reel machines serving up music in both rooms. Unfortunately, not even tape couldn't save the day.

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        -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
        -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
        -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
        -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 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, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, 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, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies 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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        • DanyelfromGermany
          DanyelfromGermany commented
          Editing a comment
          I could hear the system in Munich at High End this year... and have not really be surprised,... Myles, what do you think about the sound? Regards Danyel

      • #5
        Sound by Singer and Mobile Fidelity teamed up to serve up some tasty tunes in their room. On the electronics side, Sound by Singer put together a system fronted by the super efficient Stenheim Alumine 3 speakers and driven by CH-Precisions I1 integrated amplifier. The 100 wpc I1 draws from the technology of CH-PRecision's A1, C1, L1 and P1 and includes an amplifier, preamplifier, DAC and phonostage all in one enticing package. The phonostage uses the same current sensing circuitry developed fro the P1 and all analog signals are digitized and upsampled to 384 kHz. The analog front end was a Feickert Firebird turntable outfitted with a 12-inch Schick arm holding a MySonic Gold cartridge.

        Norbert Schmied from MOFI served as show DJ spinning lots of tasty tunes from MOFI's deep catalog (and others LPs as well) including the new Thelonius Monk Ultradisc (there were issues with the Monk case and it was recalled; MOFI's plans are to release Yes Fragile by the end of the year and then the Thelonius Monk LP). One song that definitely caught my ear was Bill Withers' "Lean on Me" track (some consider the beginning of soft jazz?) from MOFI's reissue of Bill Withers' Greatest Hits. That album is definitely going on my wish list.

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        -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
        -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
        -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
        -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 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, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, 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, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies 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
          The Onkk room with Onkk turntable, Merrill Audio Element 118 amplifiers and Jens phonostage finished off with Martin-Logan ESL15 speakers. That's all I got because no one there that wanted to talk.

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          Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
          ________________________________________

          -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
          -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
          -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
          -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 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, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, 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, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies 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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          • #7
            Audio Note room with Peter Quotrop coming to New York to support his products!

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            Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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            -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
            -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
            -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
            -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 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, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, 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, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies 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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            • audiofederation
              audiofederation commented
              Editing a comment
              Myles, thanks for all the pics and impressions. That picture of Peter Qvortrup (and Robert Lighton) at the end is wonderful. And *of course* Audio Note was playing records .... and physical CDs too. :-).

          • #8
            Alexus Audio room.

            Alexus Audio 845SE single ended class power amplifiers
            Alexus Audio Perfect Line V2.0 preamplifier
            Alexus Audio Multi-Standard dual mono phonostage
            Brinkmann turntable
            Bache speakers

            Pleasant enough tube sound for bad show conditions. Worth the price? Need to hear under different conditions.

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            Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
            ________________________________________

            -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
            -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
            -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
            -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 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, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, 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, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies 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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            • #9
              The Tweak Shop with T&A electronics and speakers and SOTA Sapphire turntable. Teeny, tiny room was always jammed so really couldn't get to hear the system. You can see the people literally sitting on top of the speakers in the photo below.

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              Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
              ________________________________________

              -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
              -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
              -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
              -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 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, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, 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, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies 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
                Walter Swanbon of Fidelis Audio in NH put together a system consisting of Harbeth's 40th Anniversary speakers, Einstein electronics and Acoustic Signature turntable. Usually Harbeths acquit themselves well at shows but something was very off here.

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

                -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
                -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
                -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 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, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, 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, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies 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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                • #11
                  Adirondack Audio/Echo Loft represented Triangle speakers and Luxman electronics at the NY Audio Show. The electronics and sources included:

                  Luxman MQ-88uc monoblock vacuum tube power amplifier (bridged)
                  Luxman CL-38uc vacuum tube control preamplifier
                  Luxman PD-171A turntable
                  Luxman D-380 CD player with switchable vacuum tube output

                  Another teeny, tiny room too jammed to hear anything.

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                  Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                  ________________________________________

                  -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                  -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
                  -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
                  -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 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, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, 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, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies 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.

                  Comment


                  • DanyelfromGermany
                    DanyelfromGermany commented
                    Editing a comment
                    This room has got a professional presentation, but I know how Triangle Speakers sounds... so do not worry if are not able to hear something... could be the better result... sorry for true words, and imperfect english... Regards from Germany Danyel (SoReal Audio)

                • #12
                  The Ohm Acoustics room/speakers (oh yes, I owned a pair of D2s purchased from Tech HiFi right after college) had some promise but were being held back by the surrounding system. The $2800 Ohm Super Walsh 2.2000 speakers threw like any good omni-directional a huge, enveloping soundstage. Their low end wasn't bad for a show but listening also revealed an edginess to the Super Walsh's that no doubt could be easily attributed back to the Carver m1.0t Mk-II amp, Carver C-1 preamplifier, California Audio Labs DX-1 CD player. These speakers seemed a big step up from the $1000 model John Strohbeen has shown at previous shows. I'm really at a loss why John didn't do more to show off these speakers to their best effect at the show.

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                  Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                  ________________________________________

                  -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                  -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
                  -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
                  -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 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, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, 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, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies 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
                  Z'ev from across the river in NJ brought his open baffle, modular Pure Audio Project Trio 15 speakers. The speakers were powered by Pass 160.8 amplifiers with Luminous Audio's Axiom passive preamplifier and Arion phonostage rounding out the electronics. A VPI prime record player spun 12-inch black discs.

                  Unfortunately, there was no good place in the room to hear these speakers.

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                  Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                  ________________________________________

                  -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                  -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
                  -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
                  -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 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, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, 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, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies 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.

                  Comment


                  • #14
                    Laufner Teknik brought the new The Note speakers (debuted at Axpona 2019) and Memory player (both designed by Mark Porzilli of Melos renown) and Absolare electronics (SVS subs?). The 87-inch tall The Note speakers and its accompanying 48 metal drivers in a line array completely disappeared throwing a very transparent and large soundstage. Their sound was, however, marred by a bit of metallic sound that just added a bit of artificiality to the sound.

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                    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                    ________________________________________

                    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                    -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
                    -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
                    -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 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, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, 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, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies 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.

                    Comment


                    • #15
                      Value Electronics in Westchester brought the Polk Audio's new Legend L800 SDA speakers supported by Marantz electronics including the multi-channel MM8077 amplifier and AV880T preamplifier. The new Legend speakers incorporate Polk's patented interaural cancelling SDA technology and is said to acoustically isolate each channel and improve soundstaging.

                      This room could have done with a little less salesmanship and more listening. All I heard was boom, boom, boom and bass way out of proportion to the rest of the musical spectrum. Nor was there any semblance of delicacy or sense of resolution.


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                      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                      ________________________________________

                      -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                      -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
                      -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
                      -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 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, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, 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, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies 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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                      • DanyelfromGermany
                        DanyelfromGermany commented
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                        Unfortunately many exhebitors show music like that, all over the world... also in Germany. I am from SoReal Audio Germany and I always play real music, old records and some new (if they are done well) and play it always on my Seismograph turrntables... Regards Danyel
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