Lone Star Audio Fest 2017 - May 5, 6, 7

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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,454
    edited May 12
    I'm really sorry Paul
    I don't even know how those yea-Hoo's, no offense, ended up in our party, or who they are, just know when we left the hotel they were in the follow.

    And yes, it's been 7-yrs now and you have missed the real after hours festivities. One of these years you are going to have to hang for the weekend....you too freebird.

    If you are really an audio/music enthusiasts this is the shows to spend a couple days at where we talk audio from breakfast to lights out pass out ;)
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures, Simaudio 780D DAC
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Modwright LS100, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,939
    edited May 12
    voltz wrote: »
    Dan didn't look anything like I picture Bean to look ;)

    And you Didn't look like a Slavic but a Texan B)

    lol well I forget where Bean came from so now I'm going to have to reread the book but I REALLY wanted to be Ender but some fool who joined but never posts took it from me lol...

    But I'd prefer to be the unknown genius that is Bean that you don't know is a backup Ender until after you read Enders Shadow....

    I am actually Danish, Norwegian and Finnish so you are right about the Slavic part lol. With enough sun my hair turns blonde but working in IT we don't tend to have an affinity to sun and outdoors lol...

    PS my company has a MASSIVE "Hub" down there and I joked to my wife we should move down as the change in weather might help us all health wise lol.....

    Her eyes rolled so hard and fast you'd think a 357 Magnum had just gone off.
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • halenhalen Posts: 215
    Paul. Did the picture turn out okay? Haha

    Voltz. Sorry. I had so much going on. I don't make excuses. Let me send some you way!!. Haha

    www.localyocalfarmtomarket.com

    Special reserve.

    On another note.

    There is something. Very special about the Rosso Fiesole... it is not something one buys and just setup. It requires attention. All aspects. Very transparent to anything upstream.

    So. I am hooked. I guess I will start hanging out at Marvin's!!

    Regards

    halen
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,227
    Halen, you are 100% correct about that! Extremely responsive to anything upstream.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,454
    But once you get there it's bliss. :)
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures, Simaudio 780D DAC
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Modwright LS100, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers
  • halenhalen Posts: 215
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Halen, you are 100% correct about that! Extremely responsive to anything upstream.

    Tom

    I shook your hands, so I am putting it onto my resume or CV. Haha. Wish I was able to spend more time.and talk audio

    True to upstream. So many others ( audio speakers ) hardly react to it with a day and night difference. Fiesole are special. It is what it is. And I like.

    halen
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,227
    Thank you the kind words here and also at the LSAF. Perhaps next year we can meet up and talk a little bit more shop about audio. I do plan on attending again next year. I had a blast and I'm looking forward to it already.

    I think next year, I'll bring some of my "Top Shelf" selections with me.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,454
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Thank you the kind words here and also at the LSAF. Perhaps next year we can meet up and talk a little bit more shop about audio. I do plan on attending again next year. I had a blast and I'm looking forward to it already.

    I think next year, I'll bring some of my "Top Shelf" selections with me.

    Tom

    Tequila?????
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures, Simaudio 780D DAC
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Modwright LS100, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,227
    Haha....no. Music.

    The Tequila and me is a given. Next year, the whole bottle will be gone. For some reason, I just didn't feel like kickin' it like normal on the last night. Weird.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,454
    edited May 12
    Well when you say "top shelf"...bartender term

    If you didn't sprint on the first day, the bottle would have been gone ;)

    Like I have room to talk, if it wasn't for Skip on Saturday night, there would have been 10 buzzards drunk on Scotch :o
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures, Simaudio 780D DAC
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Modwright LS100, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,194
    There's a reason I use the avatar I use...just sayin'.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
    2 Channel: Silverline Audio Sonatina MKI, Monitor 5 Series II, DIY Seas based bookies
    LR 2 Channel: LSi7, DSW-MP2000
    HT: JTR Triple 8 LCRs, DIYSG Volt 8LX Surrounds, DIYSG Volt 6LX Atmos, 6 SI HT-18D2 Subs
    Guest BR 2 Channel: Swans D1080MKII
    Deck: Pyle BT Speaker pair with upgraded woofers
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,454
    edited May 12
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    There's a reason I use the avatar I use...just sayin'.

    The advantages of a full service hotel and good friends....no harm, no foul

    Remind me of a trip to Vegas in January a few years ago

    I was wearing a Hawaiian shirt, shorts and flip/flops...it is was 20degrees outside and nasty

    Guy asked me "Are you from Alaska??? :| :| "

    "Hmmm No....why?????"

    "Because it's cold outside"

    My reply was...."Don't go outside"
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures, Simaudio 780D DAC
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Modwright LS100, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 2,745
    look what i found :p

    " Daren was at TAVES in Toronto last September and brought the Rosso Fiorentino Fiesole Monitors with him. IMHO best sound in show – mids were fluid – $5995 and the stands were superb pieces of art but as I recall close to $2000 – the Fiesole’s were better than Pulsars as I recall……………"
    Main system
    http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?vopin&1162599347 Freelance reviewer for StereoMojo
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,646
    That package was $9500. Now $7500. Not sure where they got the numbers. How old was that review.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 2,745
    looks like it was 2012.
    Main system
    http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?vopin&1162599347 Freelance reviewer for StereoMojo
  • halenhalen Posts: 215
    Shout out to txcoastal and Voltz. Thanks for dinner guys. That was a big tab.

    Halen
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,227
    edited May 14
    Oh Chit! I forgot about that until you said something. Yes sir! Most definitely. Both Russ and I also appreciated the dinner. More than you know.

    It was a great start to a great weekend. Next year is on Russ.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,227
    I keed, I keed.....

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 2,745
    kerry, where's the speaker review? those should be well broken in. me and voltz still breaking ours in :)
    Main system
    http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?vopin&1162599347 Freelance reviewer for StereoMojo
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,681
    Santana is helping me break mine in right now!
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 2,745
    elton john was helping me last night.
    Main system
    http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?vopin&1162599347 Freelance reviewer for StereoMojo
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,681
    Was playing Captain Fantastic & Brown Dirt cowboy just the other day! so I guess he had been helping me too.
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,646
    edited May 15
    You guys make me jelly. I need my new ones to come in pronto. I'm missing the Fiesole. I'm actually considering selling the Be-10 and downsizing my Ushers to bring in the Siena.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,939
    DSkip wrote: »
    You guys make me jelly. I need my new ones to come in pronto. I'm missing the Fiesole. I'm actually considering selling the Be-10 and downsizing my Ushers to bring in the Siena.

    Blasphemy.
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,548
    I'm liking. I got home and had a sinus infection that is just starting to clear up. Finally got the ears opened back up. I like them is all I'm going to say at this time as I haven't done much switching of gear yet. I will say that I can't quit thinking about the 3D stage of the Fiesole's. I'm taking July 4th week off to try and complete some of the work on the inside of my house and get things in better places. May have to hit up Marvin and see if I can swing by his place and check them out a little further.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 2,745
    sitting on the fence, i may upgrade them to .............. :'(
    Main system
    http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?vopin&1162599347 Freelance reviewer for StereoMojo
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,227
    Ah, **** son!

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,681
    marvda1 wrote: »
    sitting on the fence, i may upgrade them to .............. :'(

    The Coffin's ;) Stop and smell the roses 1st!
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    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 2,745
    I can't smell for my ears :'(
    Main system
    http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?vopin&1162599347 Freelance reviewer for StereoMojo
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,548
    OK, I have to ask, whats the bill for these guys? Wonder if they image like the Fiesole? Hmmm, Fiesole with deeper base, that's interesting...
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

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