AXPONA 2018

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,888
    trav0810 wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    I counted on one hand, the amount of rooms actually playing some upbeat tap your toes type of music. Those rooms, surprisingly had moderate gear on the front end running things for the most part. Ivan noted even the HSU room, wasn't playing anything with solid bass notes....you'd have thought otherwise, right ?

    fixed it for ya Tony

    Yes both times I was in there HSU was playing opera... Absolutely NO LOW end.

    Really? When I was in there he played a few different songs of different types, and some of it had some good bottom end. He was running one of their cheaper Subs with the small speakers. I think he said the retail on the sub he was using was $499

    Yep opera. Both times. I couldn't stomach the opera long enough to wait for another song.
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,350
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    trav0810 wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    I counted on one hand, the amount of rooms actually playing some upbeat tap your toes type of music. Those rooms, surprisingly had moderate gear on the front end running things for the most part. Ivan noted even the HSU room, wasn't playing anything with solid bass notes....you'd have thought otherwise, right ?

    fixed it for ya Tony

    Yes both times I was in there HSU was playing opera... Absolutely NO LOW end.

    Really? When I was in there he played a few different songs of different types, and some of it had some good bottom end. He was running one of their cheaper Subs with the small speakers. I think he said the retail on the sub he was using was $499

    Yep opera. Both times. I couldn't stomach the opera long enough to wait for another song.


    Travis and I walked into a couple rooms playing opera, which led to a very quick exit.
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,248
    This is for you Tony. A little "Free Bird"



    God! I think that guy was serious!!! :'(
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  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,248
    indyhawg wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    trav0810 wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    I counted on one hand, the amount of rooms actually playing some upbeat tap your toes type of music. Those rooms, surprisingly had moderate gear on the front end running things for the most part. Ivan noted even the HSU room, wasn't playing anything with solid bass notes....you'd have thought otherwise, right ?

    fixed it for ya Tony

    Yes both times I was in there HSU was playing opera... Absolutely NO LOW end.

    Really? When I was in there he played a few different songs of different types, and some of it had some good bottom end. He was running one of their cheaper Subs with the small speakers. I think he said the retail on the sub he was using was $499

    Yep opera. Both times. I couldn't stomach the opera long enough to wait for another song.


    Travis and I walked into a couple rooms playing opera, which led to a very quick exit.

    I really enjoyed the slow African Jungle music! Seriously, who enjoys listening to that?
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,279
    edited April 2018
    I wonder what dictates the genre of music that gets played on the various setups in the rooms? Is some marketing high-up at the companies coming up with the playlists?

    Sounds like some of these companies need to fire their brand ambassadors.
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  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,248
    lightman1 wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    I see there is some praise for the Sonner speakers and they use a ring radiator tweeter. The JMR speakers also use the ring radiator tweets. Many of my experiences with the ring radiator tweeters is sometimes they come off a little bit hot. That is one of the reasons I seem to fair and enjoy A soft on Twitter like in the dynaudios or speakers that you morel tweets

    Any thoughts

    I think the implementation is key Ron. The Sonners were anything but hot on top, or fatiguing in any way. Nice coherent sound, detailed but not harsh, nice tone and a great soundstage that imaged very well.

    Double down with Tony. I heard those for while and can say they were smooth from bottom to top. Vocals hung in the air. Instruments were well blended and enough low end impact to keep your toes tapping.

    Agree. These were very nice and definitely something to consider hearing.
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  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,248
    I actually believe I heard more classic rock than usual at these shows.
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  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,350
    I made two visits to the Odyssey room and both times Santana's Abraxas was playing on vinyl at a volume that was turned up slightly higher than the other rooms. In fact the second time, Klaus walked in turned the record over, said a few words, and walked out. B)
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,929
    edited April 2018
    All y’all **** got me jonesing for LSAF....

    Where they let you crank it and play YOUR music!

    I just can’t make it though damn it!!!!
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,064
    Thorton wrote: »
    This is for you Tony. A little "Free Bird"



    God! I think that guy was serious!!! :'(

    That was pretty funny in the Vandy room when Tony said Freebird the guy said he is so past Freebird then Tony said I'm kidding Im kidding. The guy then put on some MJ as we exited the room. The Vandersteen's did sound pretty good. But my favorites were the Legacy's and the big Focal's.
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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,083
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Thorton wrote: »
    This is for you Tony. A little "Free Bird"



    God! I think that guy was serious!!! :'(

    That was pretty funny in the Vandy room when Tony said Freebird the guy said he is so past Freebird then Tony said I'm kidding Im kidding. The guy then put on some MJ as we exited the room. The Vandersteen's did sound pretty good. But my favorites were the Legacy's and the big Focal's.

    Which big Focals were there?
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,064

    The ones I liked were the Sopra 3 they sounded fantastic and if I had $20k to spend those would be the ones.

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  • verbverb Posts: 8,181
    Were there folks actually buying stuff? Dare I ask, was there a swap meet? :smile:
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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,107
    Yes. Dealers were making deals that Sunday's so they would not have to bring stuff home. The expo center had a ton for sale as well.
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  • verbverb Posts: 8,181
    That’s cool. Man I wish to have gone there. Next time!
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,648
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    The ones I liked were the Sopra 3 they sounded fantastic and if I had $20k to spend those would be the ones.

    That be them, stellar sound on MF gear. Literally twice the sound as their 10k offering. You could listen to these all day, for the rest of your life and never get fatigued or bored.

    What I also liked about speakers like the Sopra's is they are not genre specific. Throw anything at them and you'll grin ear to ear. These would be end game speakers for the majority of us.

    If I had to pigeon hole them, I'd say depth was a bit shallow but that was because they had them set up in a not so optimal way and a bit too close together. When I brought that up to one of the guys running the room, he told me the 10k speakers were in the optimal spot of the room because that was the product they wanted to push. Such is the dilemma at these types of shows, not everything gets prime attention in set up. They all work with limited space, and if your trying to display multiple products some get the short end of the stick.

    I just don't see putting a speaker, as beautiful and gorgeous sounding like the Sopras on that short end of the stick. Even with the poor placement and setup, when they started playing the Sopras, a crowd quickly gathered. Their other speaker they wanted to showcase with the prime spot....you had to offer a free vacation to get a crowd around them.
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,929
    ^ @DSkip Their stuff looks interesting.... looking forward to your thoughts on it.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,279
    http://www.avsforum.com/axpona-2018-live-blog-recap/

    Recap blog/post about the different rooms/vendors.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,279
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,282
    Yep. Its hard to get mentions in many places since my products aren't a household name... yet. With so many rooms and brands to report on, the guys who do in depth reviews usually focus on the brands that they know people will recognize.
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,671
    erniejade wrote: »
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    How did the new Performa Be speakers sound? The Perfoma3 is that dream speaker that maybe someday I might be able to obtain on the used market. I think these new ones went up in a price a bit. This was one of the rooms I wanted to listen too but I couldn't make it this year.


    The Sonus faber staff really made visitors to their room feel comfortable and welcome. They were happy to provide performance details on the Aidas and associated electronics and they were very happy to play music requests that were available from a streaming service or requests from guests who brought their own digital music files, CDs, or vinyl records.
    I agree with you regarding the Quintessence Audio staff. Every year these guys bring several BIG $$$ systems. One might think they would be a little uptight...but not so with this group. Whatever you want to listen to they will play it.They played my some of my uptempo jazz, R&B, etc. redbook stuff like the Yellowjackets 'Like a River' album and Quincy Jones 'The Places You Find Love' track. I love to listen to this cut on different systems. I've been spinning that one as demo going back to 89', my SQ car audio days. One of the guys was familiar with the track and was really getting into it. Good folks there!...if I ever come into some major cash I might have to pay those guys a visit. LOL! The BIG Focals and Sonus Faber are something else in terms of sound and craftsmanship.


    DSkip wrote: »
    Its always tough getting people to go into a room with products they don't recognize, but I found that once they MADE it into my room, about 80% sat down and listened for at least a song. Given the massive amount of rooms and limited time to see them, that can be interpreted as nothing but a successful show. Reviewers, attendees, dealers, and other vendors were extremely impressed.
    Man I took a day off on Friday to go but my weekend got so busy I missed it. Shame on me! anyway, I read some good feedback about your room on a DIY speaker group on Facebook:
    ...another highlight was the small Rosso Fiorentino towers for “only” $6900, they were voiced excellently and sounded better than speakers 20 times their price.
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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,107
    indyhawg wrote: »
    I made two visits to the Odyssey room and both times Santana's Abraxas was playing on vinyl at a volume that was turned up slightly higher than the other rooms. In fact the second time, Klaus walked in turned the record over, said a few words, and walked out. B)


    Did he have it completely dark?
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  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,671
    That room has been dark with the disco ball before. I have to say I love the sound at least two or three times I've listened to his rooms.
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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,074
    verb wrote: »
    Man I wish to have gone there. Next time!

    I'm holding you to that!!
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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,696
    here's what one guy had to say about the revel room.

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  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,350
    erniejade wrote: »
    indyhawg wrote: »
    I made two visits to the Odyssey room and both times Santana's Abraxas was playing on vinyl at a volume that was turned up slightly higher than the other rooms. In fact the second time, Klaus walked in turned the record over, said a few words, and walked out. B)


    Did he have it completely dark?
    erniejade wrote: »
    indyhawg wrote: »
    I made two visits to the Odyssey room and both times Santana's Abraxas was playing on vinyl at a volume that was turned up slightly higher than the other rooms. In fact the second time, Klaus walked in turned the record over, said a few words, and walked out. B)


    Did he have it completely dark?

    Yeah, he had it dark.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,107
    @DSkip thank you so much for the compliment! Also having a person sit down in room for a full song to some might not seem like a huge thing HOWEVER, when there is not enough time to see it all even with a 3 day pass, a full song is quite an accomplishment! I was walking out of rooms within 1 min if the sound didn't grab me off the bat on a LOT of rooms. At first I would try to give more time but, not being able to see the other stuff, I HAD to be picky or selective on what rooms I spent a full song in.

    @WLDock 2 things. 1 Quintessence Audio used to be in Naperville and that is the next town from me. They moved over an hour from where I live but, when they were in Naperville, they were good people. They were the first time I heard Vandersteen actually.

    The Performa was stunning! Angelo ( newrival) was in the room with me. He walked into the room blindly and didn't even know what speaker they were! He leaned over to me and asked what brand are we listening to. When I said the Revel Performa, he said no wonder why I liked them so much, I love Revel stuff! They had a wonderful sound. I stayed for 3 songs on this one.
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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,107
    Folks what skip says about http://starsoundtechnologies.com/ is legit. I heard the difference off the bat AND when Robert said it will take a week for it to settle in, I think Skip and I both thought, ya right. Why does a stand points or platform need time to settle in. Well, by the time Skip shut down Sunday, they did improve more. He was right on the $ with his statements and his products are legit.
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  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,671
    edited April 2018
    marvda1 wrote: »
    here's what one guy had to say about the revel room.

    The Revel F228bes are incredible, the Revel room at AXPONA was one of the best, and it was a dead-simple chain - Auralic G2, Mark Levinson 585 Integrated, F228bes and they sounded better than rooms that cost several times as much.
    erniejade wrote: »
    The Performa was stunning! Angelo ( newrival) was in the room with me. He walked into the room blindly and didn't even know what speaker they were! He leaned over to me and asked what brand are we listening to. When I said the Revel Performa, he said no wonder why I liked them so much, I love Revel stuff! They had a wonderful sound. I stayed for 3 songs on this one.

    Revel stuff sounds SO nice. I tell you the Perfoma3 F206 & F208 at $3.5K - $5K a set retail are about as high priced of a speaker I can hope to own off the used market. Right now I've seen the F206 at about $2600 so I'll still need a couple more years or so. That's my dream speaker...mated with a nice hybrid integrated.

    With the F228Be doubling in price at $10K a pair, those are now in a new territory.... unobtainable for me but I hope to get a chance to listen. Maybe I'll check them out when one of the stores in the area gets them in.
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    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
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