Axpona 2019 Schaumburg IL

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  • verbverb Posts: 9,032
    Clipdat wrote: »
    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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    Love the industrial look! :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: 4,108
    Anyone else like Sushi?
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,555
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Anyone else like Sushi?

    I did then got a bad case of food poisoning from some and that made me very hesitant, then one night i binged on "monsters inside me" yea I can live without it to be honest.
    If I'm at the coast I'll pound down oysters on the half shell by the dozens.

    Brian I'm there just for saturday to see the show and get my gear from Skip. I'm pretty open for anything.... BUT Sushi ;)
  • verbverb Posts: 9,032
    Every time I visit Chicago I gotta get me some Chicago Style pizza! :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
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,211
    edited April 2019
    Whatever pizza place we ate at last year was excellent. I got a picture of the waiter doing the cheese pull blocking out most of Lightmans face, I will have to find it.
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    Found it.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,219
    That was Giordano's stuffed pizza ( not to be confused with deep dish) . AKA Skip's Chicago addiction! I have 0 issues going back there all 3 days. They don't take reservations that's all. Between the audio show and the dance show ( same as last year) we will have a wait.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, 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.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, Aries Mini, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery.

  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,253
    That pizza was delicioso! I’m good with that. Or anyplace else you recommend.
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    Source: Roon via ethernet to DAC interface
    DAC: Bricasti M1SE
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Tube Preamp Buffer: Tortuga TPB.V1
    Amp1: W4S MC-5, AMP2: W4S MMC-7
    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
    Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
    Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
    IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable
    Power Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, PS Audio
    Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,108
    That looks pretty bad ****
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,555
    Too bad they didn't have a seafood pizza like pizzeria Uno did in years past. That stuff was sooo good. I'm good with eating.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,108
    Is that pizza place close?
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,253
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Too bad they didn't have a seafood pizza like pizzeria Uno did in years past. That stuff was sooo good. I'm good with eating.

    Yup. That seafood pizza was outstanding.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Source: Roon via ethernet to DAC interface
    DAC: Bricasti M1SE
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Tube Preamp Buffer: Tortuga TPB.V1
    Amp1: W4S MC-5, AMP2: W4S MMC-7
    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
    Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
    Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
    IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable
    Power Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, PS Audio
    Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,108
    Let’s do that Thursday Skip
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • verbverb Posts: 9,032
    erniejade wrote: »
    That was Giordano's stuffed pizza ( not to be confused with deep dish) . AKA Skip's Chicago addiction! I have 0 issues going back there all 3 days. They don't take reservations that's all. Between the audio show and the dance show ( same as last year) we will have a wait.

    I’m with ya! :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
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,219
    Pizzeria Uno that was in Schaumburg closed. Nearest one is closer to downtown.

    Giordano's is like. 3 -4 minute drive from Axpona.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, 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.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, Aries Mini, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery.

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,555
    edited April 2019
    Pizzeria Uno is not even close to the pizza they had in the 80's and 90's I'm up for Giordano's that is much better pizza.

    There's a reason Pizzeria Uno's are all closing ...
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,619
    One of you needs to take the bull by the horns......this is where we're eating Friday and this is where we're eating Saturday, etc.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,788
    Brian, count me and the wife for dinner Saturday night.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,550
    F1nut wrote: »
    One of you needs to take the bull by the horns......this is where we're eating Friday and this is where we're eating Saturday, etc.

    Does this mean you are coming to the show?
    "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."
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,108
    Giordanos Thursday night for sure.
    1. Joecoulson
    2.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,219
    Thursday night, we should be able to get into Giordanos without a problem. For Saturday since we have a lot of folks coming from out of town, if we want to do Giordanos , we will have a wait. I have no problems at all having a wait. It went by quick last year since we were just having a few drinks and BSing while waiting.

    I am always down for Pizza again Saturday but if we want a 7pm reservation or something different, my old standby is Wildfire. They usually have consistent quality meat or Seasons 52 has a fantastic wine selection. https://www.seasons52.com/home

    This place, http://www.pilot-petes.com/location.php has a killer lobster Nacho's. I am gonna call and see if they take reservations. if they do, Anyone in for them Friday night?

    BTW if skip lived out here, he would look for a house within walking distance to Giordanos LOL
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, 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.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, Aries Mini, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery.

  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,219
    @DSkip "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."

    Skip said this last year. I have to say this is 10000000000% accurate. Last year I only had a 2 day pass. Unless I was beyond interested in a brand or the sound grabbed me within 1-2 minutes of walking into a room, I would look at the gear quick and walk to the next one. I did NOT see all the rooms. This year I have a 3 day pass. Folks who haven't gone before and only have a 1 or 2 day pass, I suggest taking a look on the AXPONA site


    This year, Bridget has to work this Saturday however, we work at Career Education Corp and it is only 6 minutes away from AXPONA so she will be joining us Saturday night and possibly Friday night for drinks and food.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, 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.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, Aries Mini, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery.

  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,253
    erniejade wrote: »
    This year, Bridget has to work this Saturday however, we work at Career Education Corp and it is only 6 minutes away from AXPONA so she will be joining us Saturday night and possibly Friday night for drinks and food.

    How about a little singing too!
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Source: Roon via ethernet to DAC interface
    DAC: Bricasti M1SE
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Tube Preamp Buffer: Tortuga TPB.V1
    Amp1: W4S MC-5, AMP2: W4S MMC-7
    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
    Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
    Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
    IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable
    Power Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, PS Audio
    Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,219
    LOL we can find a karoke place for after dinner!
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, 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.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, Aries Mini, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery.

  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,219
    For Saturday I have made reservations @ 7PM for Bahama Breeze https://www.bahamabreeze.com/home 406 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173 for 10. Please let me know if I should cancel and we can try for a walk in at Giordanos on Saturday instead.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, 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.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, Aries Mini, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery.

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,555
    erniejade wrote: »
    LOL we can find a karoke place for after dinner!

    I'm out !!
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,555
    erniejade wrote: »
    For Saturday I have made reservations @ 7PM for Bahama Breeze https://www.bahamabreeze.com/home 406 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173 for 10. Please let me know if I should cancel and we can try for a walk in at Giordanos on Saturday instead.

    Sounds good to me Brian I'm in.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,550
    erniejade wrote: »
    For Saturday I have made reservations @ 7PM for Bahama Breeze https://www.bahamabreeze.com/home 406 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173 for 10. Please let me know if I should cancel and we can try for a walk in at Giordanos on Saturday instead.

    Jerk chicken and pulled pork! Sounds good.
    "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."
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,588
    I need a lift from Indiana. Help a brother out!
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,253
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    erniejade wrote: »
    LOL we can find a karoke place for after dinner!

    I'm out !!

    I was referring to Bridget knocking out a few bars of opera at the waiting area of Giordano’s last year. The people around us thought we were nuts, but she has a beautiful voice. B)
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Source: Roon via ethernet to DAC interface
    DAC: Bricasti M1SE
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Tube Preamp Buffer: Tortuga TPB.V1
    Amp1: W4S MC-5, AMP2: W4S MMC-7
    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
    Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
    Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
    IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable
    Power Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, PS Audio
    Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,253
    Clipdat wrote: »
    erniejade wrote: »
    For Saturday I have made reservations @ 7PM for Bahama Breeze https://www.bahamabreeze.com/home 406 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173 for 10. Please let me know if I should cancel and we can try for a walk in at Giordanos on Saturday instead.

    Jerk chicken and pulled pork! Sounds good.

    Fine with me.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Source: Roon via ethernet to DAC interface
    DAC: Bricasti M1SE
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Tube Preamp Buffer: Tortuga TPB.V1
    Amp1: W4S MC-5, AMP2: W4S MMC-7
    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
    Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
    Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
    IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable
    Power Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, PS Audio
    Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
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