Axpona 2016 Chicago - Whose Going?

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  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,065
    From about 2000 to 20000. You'd have to contact his NA distributor.
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    Source: SONOS Music System, DAC: W4S DAC-2, Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805, Amp1: W4S MC-5, AMP2: W4S MMC-7, Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7, Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's, IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable, Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
  • halohalo Posts: 3,888
    $2k to $2k?
    Audio: Polk Signature S60 * Cary Audio Design CPA-1 * McCormack DNA-125 * ELAC DS-S101-G Discovery Music Server * APC H10 * StudioTech HF-5 G/S
    Vinyl: Technics SL-Q2 * Nagaoka MP-110 * Bottlehead Reduction + Integration upgrade
    Video: Panasonic TH-50PZ850U * Panasonic DMP-UB200P-K * ROKU Premiere * Arris DCX3220e * Z-line Designs Elektra
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I've long opined that reading about hifi is akin to reading about sex -- there is some entertainment value, but one cannot beat empiricism.
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,065
    halo wrote: »
    $2k to $2k?

    Yup. I didn't get the full breakdown but I know the lower model was around that and the souped up top of the line, I believe was $20,000.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Source: SONOS Music System, DAC: W4S DAC-2, Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805, Amp1: W4S MC-5, AMP2: W4S MMC-7, Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7, Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's, IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable, Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,065
    Sorry,
    $2000 to $20,000.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Source: SONOS Music System, DAC: W4S DAC-2, Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805, Amp1: W4S MC-5, AMP2: W4S MMC-7, Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7, Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's, IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable, Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
  • halohalo Posts: 3,888
    Cool beans. Thanks for the clarification :)
    Audio: Polk Signature S60 * Cary Audio Design CPA-1 * McCormack DNA-125 * ELAC DS-S101-G Discovery Music Server * APC H10 * StudioTech HF-5 G/S
    Vinyl: Technics SL-Q2 * Nagaoka MP-110 * Bottlehead Reduction + Integration upgrade
    Video: Panasonic TH-50PZ850U * Panasonic DMP-UB200P-K * ROKU Premiere * Arris DCX3220e * Z-line Designs Elektra
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I've long opined that reading about hifi is akin to reading about sex -- there is some entertainment value, but one cannot beat empiricism.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 28,725
    halo wrote: »
    Lampizator???

    Hand built quality, great sounding dacs at a price point out of yours....and mine's league. Google them up.

    I heard mention of beer, specifically someone buying too. Why was I not informed of this free beer give away ?

    ....AND to think I spent the night with the grandkids being subjected to a 5 minute chorus of the theme song to Fat Albert before going to see Jungle Book.

    Now I know the reasons why I appear to be losing it. :)
    HT SYSTEM-
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony BRP
    Tad bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1403 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,766
    Other sites people are really impressed with the new Magico S5 v2. Now I am torn between a new car, or new speakers. :)
    Bud

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon for source, Denali 2000 (2) for amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 7,745
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Other sites people are really impressed with the new Magico S5 v2. Now I am torn between a new car, or new speakers. :)

    Time to either remove the alcohol from the house or shred the credit cards my friend...just a friend helping a friend!
    Living room: Samsung UN55KU7000 4K UHD HDR 55 inch TV, Marantz CD6004, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Parasound zPhono, Mac Mini, Oppo BDP-93, XBox One S 2Tb, Kenwood DPX792BH car deck for radio purposes, Marantz SR5010 AVR, Parasound HCA-1200II, Front SDA 2 modded with Larrys Rings and RD0-194-1 tweeters, Rear Onkyo SKF-4800 Towers, Center CSiA6, BOOM Tannoy TS2.12 Sub, Audioquest Evergreen interconnects just about everywhere except from AVR to amp, MIT Terminator 4, MIT AVT3 speaker cables with extra terminals covered up Monitor 5 Jr+ in the wings for a center channel.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,358
    nbrowser wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Other sites people are really impressed with the new Magico S5 v2. Now I am torn between a new car, or new speakers. :)

    Time to either remove the alcohol from the house or shred the credit cards my friend...just a friend helping a friend!

    That sir is NOT how we help friends here! I am offended that you would not tell him to buy both the speakers(or is that spearkers???) AND and that Lamborghini Aventador he has been lusting after.

    Further, we tell him to drink UP and go for it!

    You just gave him the crappiest advice ever given out on this forum... glad I was here to correct it.
    You should be banned!







    :p
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 7,745
    nbrowser wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Other sites people are really impressed with the new Magico S5 v2. Now I am torn between a new car, or new speakers. :)

    Time to either remove the alcohol from the house or shred the credit cards my friend...just a friend helping a friend!

    That sir is NOT how we help friends here! I am offended that you would not tell him to buy both the speakers(or is that spearkers???) AND and that Lamborghini Aventador he has been lusting after.

    Further, we tell him to drink UP and go for it!

    You just gave him the crappiest advice ever given out on this forum... glad I was here to correct it.
    You should be banned!







    :p

    Considering he was loaded when he ordered the S5s...we need to keep him out of trouble good friend. A new car is quite important to be honest!
    Living room: Samsung UN55KU7000 4K UHD HDR 55 inch TV, Marantz CD6004, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Parasound zPhono, Mac Mini, Oppo BDP-93, XBox One S 2Tb, Kenwood DPX792BH car deck for radio purposes, Marantz SR5010 AVR, Parasound HCA-1200II, Front SDA 2 modded with Larrys Rings and RD0-194-1 tweeters, Rear Onkyo SKF-4800 Towers, Center CSiA6, BOOM Tannoy TS2.12 Sub, Audioquest Evergreen interconnects just about everywhere except from AVR to amp, MIT Terminator 4, MIT AVT3 speaker cables with extra terminals covered up Monitor 5 Jr+ in the wings for a center channel.
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,287
    Zip it Ken, John's right. ;)
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,766
    All good advice. I am purging the past, and starting the final third of my life anew with no baggage. The hard part is deciding what stays and what goes. So far, beer is winning over no beer on the weekend.
    Bud

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon for source, Denali 2000 (2) for amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,358
    BlueFox wrote: »
    All good advice. I am purging the past, and starting the final third of my life anew with no baggage. The hard part is deciding what stays and what goes. So far, beer is winning over no beer on the weekend.
    I'll take it all.... I ain't greedy o:)
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,358
    Where are all the pictures at gentlemen!!!
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • halohalo Posts: 3,888
    We just wrapped up our tour of Axpona 2016. I visited everyone of the manufacturers on my list plus Von Schweikert.

    I took a lot of pictures and some notes.

    I will post stuff when I get a chance. I've got a test on Monday (tomorrow) and a presentation on Tuesday
    Audio: Polk Signature S60 * Cary Audio Design CPA-1 * McCormack DNA-125 * ELAC DS-S101-G Discovery Music Server * APC H10 * StudioTech HF-5 G/S
    Vinyl: Technics SL-Q2 * Nagaoka MP-110 * Bottlehead Reduction + Integration upgrade
    Video: Panasonic TH-50PZ850U * Panasonic DMP-UB200P-K * ROKU Premiere * Arris DCX3220e * Z-line Designs Elektra
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I've long opined that reading about hifi is akin to reading about sex -- there is some entertainment value, but one cannot beat empiricism.
  • halohalo Posts: 3,888
    edited April 2016
    I wanted to add that it's not exactly a fair comparison between all the different speakers since they were driven by different brands, and types, of gear. The electronics comparison had the same issue but in reverse; hard to say what the sonic signature of a brand is when I only heard them through one pair of speakers. All the cables were different in all of the rooms we were in as well. So, the only things that I can comment on are the system's synergy. Now, if you believe that all amplifiers sound the same and that cables don't matter, then I'd easily be able to put the speakers in order from high to low.

    I listened to everything pretty objectively because I didn't know the price of the speakers until after auditioning them (for every pair except the ELAC UB5). All of these speakers might sound different in my apartment than they did in the hotel rooms or conference rooms. I would think that the electronics should retain their sonic signature but I could be wrong.

    We had a pretty good time. I would say that, if you wanted to see/hear everything you might need all three days.

    Some vendors used acoustic room treatments and some did not. Those that did, used them to different degrees (a lot or a little).
    Audio: Polk Signature S60 * Cary Audio Design CPA-1 * McCormack DNA-125 * ELAC DS-S101-G Discovery Music Server * APC H10 * StudioTech HF-5 G/S
    Vinyl: Technics SL-Q2 * Nagaoka MP-110 * Bottlehead Reduction + Integration upgrade
    Video: Panasonic TH-50PZ850U * Panasonic DMP-UB200P-K * ROKU Premiere * Arris DCX3220e * Z-line Designs Elektra
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I've long opined that reading about hifi is akin to reading about sex -- there is some entertainment value, but one cannot beat empiricism.
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,116
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Other sites people are really impressed with the new Magico S5 v2. Now I am torn between a new car, or new speakers. :)
    That was an OMG room for sure. I was with a friend who was attending for the first time. He's a musician, DJ, etc and was blown away by some classical pieces they demoed.The detail was amazing!

    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • halohalo Posts: 3,888
    WLDock wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Other sites people are really impressed with the new Magico S5 v2. Now I am torn between a new car, or new speakers. :)
    That was an OMG room for sure. I was with a friend who was attending for the first time. He's a musician, DJ, etc and was blown away by some classical pieces they demoed.The detail was amazing!
    Yup!

    My wife is a musician and this was a first attendance for us both.

    We didn't agree on the OMG room but we were close in what our favorites were overall. lol.
    Audio: Polk Signature S60 * Cary Audio Design CPA-1 * McCormack DNA-125 * ELAC DS-S101-G Discovery Music Server * APC H10 * StudioTech HF-5 G/S
    Vinyl: Technics SL-Q2 * Nagaoka MP-110 * Bottlehead Reduction + Integration upgrade
    Video: Panasonic TH-50PZ850U * Panasonic DMP-UB200P-K * ROKU Premiere * Arris DCX3220e * Z-line Designs Elektra
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I've long opined that reading about hifi is akin to reading about sex -- there is some entertainment value, but one cannot beat empiricism.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,358
    Anything from TriangleArt?
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • halohalo Posts: 3,888
    Anything from TriangleArt?

    No, sorry. We ran out of time.
    Audio: Polk Signature S60 * Cary Audio Design CPA-1 * McCormack DNA-125 * ELAC DS-S101-G Discovery Music Server * APC H10 * StudioTech HF-5 G/S
    Vinyl: Technics SL-Q2 * Nagaoka MP-110 * Bottlehead Reduction + Integration upgrade
    Video: Panasonic TH-50PZ850U * Panasonic DMP-UB200P-K * ROKU Premiere * Arris DCX3220e * Z-line Designs Elektra
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I've long opined that reading about hifi is akin to reading about sex -- there is some entertainment value, but one cannot beat empiricism.
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