Axpona 2019 Schaumburg IL

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,179
    So I have my initial list of rooms I wanna try and hit Friday. 48 of them total!
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,307
    Sample DOWN brother.......

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,179
    Can’t bro! Need all of it.!!
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,956
    is it best to start at the bottom and work your way up or start at the top floor and use the stairs so you don't have to wait on the elevator?
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,017
    Always use the stairs if 10 stories or less. It’s good exercise.
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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,990
    I SO want to go. Sounds like a hoot but I'd need at least a week there to visit with family. I couldn't possibly go "Hey I know I haven't seen you in 20 years but I need to crash at your place Friday and Saturday because I'm going to a stereo convention..."
    One foot on audio nirvana and the other in the poor house.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,179
    edited April 2019
    No one understands this whole thing in my immediate life. Family/friends/coworkers all think I’m nuts for going to a “tech convention” that’s 11 hours drive and spending 4 days there ( w travel)
    I don’t really care, I’m so pumped to see and hear all this gear. Woot!!
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,710
    edited April 2019
    joecoulson wrote: »
    So I have my initial list of rooms I wanna try and hit Friday. 48 of them total!
    God forbid you find a room or song that you like....or talk to people. It will happen!

    Man, I had one year where I only had four hours and was happy to hit four particular rooms. Then another year I had a strategic pace to try to make it through all floors in a day.

    So, just try to go as many days as you can and hit as many rooms as you can. Then, give yourself the last day to go back to the rooms you like and the ones that maybe you missed or rooms that captured a buzz during the show. Through it all, Stop and smell the roses and listed to some great music!

    I'm really thinking Friday myself as Saturday will probably set a record for attendance as its supposed to be clear and 51 degrees. Not quite April Spring but we will take it as it got a little cold again recently. Then, if I decide to do a second day, I can come back on Sunday. I've never done two days.

    Anyway, good luck with Friday... the amount of gear and music in one place just blows the mind!


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  • verbverb Posts: 9,935
    joecoulson wrote: »
    So I have my initial list of rooms I wanna try and hit Friday. 48 of them total!

    I was just gonna follow you around Joe, but I doubt if I can keep up! I'll be hanging out at the lounge resting! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,179
    Dave, me and Drew are compiling lists of must see rooms that we are going to try and hit Friday before the rush. I know I can whittle down the list some, but Drew and you will be adding to it. Let’s get together Thursday night and look at the flooplan and rooms per floor and see if we can have a solid route.
    We will have backpacks with water and bars so we can stay moving. We’ll sit and eat at the end of the day. Would love to have you along as you like the similar sounds we do.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,283
    I only heard back from a couple of folks for dinner Friday or Saturday. How about this, cheaper 20ish a person medium 40ish or 60ish and above ? We have a ton of choices but booking fast. Or just do stuffed pizza for the folks that can’t get this stuff. Or Portillos? We have 2 Portillo close by the place.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse RCA, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, PS Audio Direct Stream JR. Wireworld Silver Eclipse SC

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, Aries Mini, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Massdrop Airist Audio R-2R dac

  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,283
    If anyone doesn’t have my cell and wants to meet up, shoot me a PM.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse RCA, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, PS Audio Direct Stream JR. Wireworld Silver Eclipse SC

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, Aries Mini, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Massdrop Airist Audio R-2R dac

  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,269
    Count me in for Friday and Saturday. I’d prefer not too long of a wait and somewhere we have room for our larger group but anything is fine. What time will you be there on Friday? I’ll probably be there around 3:00.
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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,283
    I will probably be there for opening Friday.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse RCA, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, PS Audio Direct Stream JR. Wireworld Silver Eclipse SC

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, Aries Mini, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Massdrop Airist Audio R-2R dac

  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,283
    I'm in
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse RCA, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, PS Audio Direct Stream JR. Wireworld Silver Eclipse SC

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, Aries Mini, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Massdrop Airist Audio R-2R dac

  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,179
    In for dinner Thursday night.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,275
    Less than a week away looking forward to it.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,988
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Less than a week away looking forward to it.

    What ever... I'm over it
  • verbverb Posts: 9,935
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Dave, me and Drew are compiling lists of must see rooms that we are going to try and hit Friday before the rush. I know I can whittle down the list some, but Drew and you will be adding to it. Let’s get together Thursday night and look at the flooplan and rooms per floor and see if we can have a solid route.
    We will have backpacks with water and bars so we can stay moving. We’ll sit and eat at the end of the day. Would love to have you along as you like the similar sounds we do.

    For sure! I'm looking forward to meeting everyone! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • verbverb Posts: 9,935
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Less than a week away looking forward to it.

    What ever... I'm over it

    Even looking forward to meeting you Ivan! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,620
    Ivan is scurrilous hack. Hold tight to your valuables Dave.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,486
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Ivan is scurrilous hack. Hold tight to your valuables Dave.
    His wife already has his valuables in formaldehyde and locked in a safe...
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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,231
    Truth be told. I've never been to AX and I want to go ... IF Work Allows . . .

    I might be able to coerce my bro-in-law. But I think he'd hate it UNLESS there's VIDEO!

    Long short, he's a movie, video, anime, sitcom yada yada TV WATCH"N ****!

    I could just throw him a C-note and have him spend the weekend at the local movie theater

    We shall see . . . pun intended!
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,744
    I think Emotiva will have a HT style setup with projector I assume. He could just camp out there!
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,231
    edited April 2019
    Drew, Thanks for the tip

    It's weird. He's savant like . . . FULL of Useless info and very little common sense

    Jeopardy try-outs are in town this week. My sis signed him up!

    I bet he'll do well!!
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,988
    Clipdat wrote: »
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    Legacy has always had a great set up the several times I've seen them. Bill D. is very personable fellow and just loves audio.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,744
    Love the design of NAGRA gear!

    Come and visit us at Axpona April 12 – 14, 2019

    Room 1645 Musical Artisans
    NAGRA AUDIO
    Kharma International
    Organic Audio

    Room 610:
    Innuos
    NAGRA AUDIO
    Transparent Audio
    Vicoustic
    YG Acoustics

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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,283
    Outside of a handful of folks, I haven't heard back from too many. Giordano's for stuffed does not take reservations so if we want that, it will be like last year. 1st come 1st serve.

    . Sam and Harry's inside the same building now only has 8 and 815 pm left. Webber Grill, Wildfire, Seasons 52, Maggiano's, Bahama Breeze, Moretti's, Fox and hound, Texas De Brazille ( all you can eat meat) Big Bowl, Chicago Prime Steakhouse, Chicago Prime Italian all still have openings.

    For cost wise, Bahama Breeze and Fox & hound would be the cheaper of the bunch. Fox & Hound is a bar and grill place. Bahama is more Caribbean type food. Price goes up from that point. I am 100000000% open and have 0 preference.

    Skip, Thursday, we should Probably do Giordano's for stuffed Pizza. Get our carbs ready for the weekend LOL
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse RCA, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, PS Audio Direct Stream JR. Wireworld Silver Eclipse SC

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, Aries Mini, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Massdrop Airist Audio R-2R dac

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