Axpona 2019 Schaumburg IL

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  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,383
    joecoulson wrote: »
    For you @SCompRacer

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    That room sounded really good. It was one of those few rooms you could sit and lose track of the time.
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,171
    edited April 2019
    SCompRacer wrote: »

    I was very disappointed in the Modwright room

    Ivan, which one? Modwright had three. We liked the one with the long grey or white haired older guy. Cant recall which room. Ask Aaron. He's younger better memory.

    Better mammary? Who are you?


    Ya - had to be the one with the older guy with the grey hair. Very simple but nice setup. I think it was something on 3rd or 5th floor. TT towards the back left and typically was playing stuff straight from a CD player.

    Of course, Rich's and my opinions are the only ones that matter here. So you better agree! :D
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,975
    edited April 2019
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    indyhawg wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    halo wrote: »
    Has anyone been to the Carver room to meet & talk with the esteemed Frank Malik???

    :D:p>:)
    ALL212 wrote: »
    I stopped in - he really needs to just play tunes and STFU.

    I’m not a fan of that line array but I’d bet the amps are good.

    But for cryin out loud. Play tunes and quit talking!!!



    Yes about 6 of us went in to listen not once but twice in about 30min. all we got to hear was how great FRANK was and how lucky Bob was to have him as a partner. If you listen to Frank as Frank tells it, he owns the company and Bob Carver is Franks employee. Because Frank is SOOOO GREAT and the audio world is sooo lucky to have him bring us all the best audio gear because if it wasn't for FRANK the audio world would not have 3/4 of the gear it has. HOW EMBARRESING for Mr. Bob Carver. I thought about introducing myself to him but I didn't want to PUKE on his shoes. Trust me folks it WAS that bad.
    The guy is so full of himself I just do not know how he makes it through doorways!!

    Frank if you see this remember this you asked to come by and say hi but we couldn't get a word in. You literally need to shut your mouth and let the product speak for itself.

    If he did not have enough to BS about, his story of Bob's $10 wig was over the top. I doubt if anyone came to AXPONA to hear about how much Bob's net worth is or how preferences for cheap toupee prior to the time before he started shaving his head. I am curious just how much music got played in that room.

    Yep that was so tacky.
    I feel so bad reading all this because I consider Bob a friend. Part of me wants to pick up the phone and tell him all of this, but I was not there to hear it first-hand. While I feel he should be made aware that his trusted partner is using his name in a manner that makes him look like a fool, I don’t know how I could do so without blowing up his business or being told to never call him again.... if some of you would PM me your experiences in detail, I will figure out some way to pass those along to him in a tactful way that allows him to make some decisions without ruining everything for him yet again.

    I will keep everything confidential, including sources, unless you allow me to forward your contact information directly to Bob.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,383
    erniejade wrote: »
    @Clipdat @joecoulson thank you both for taking great pics for the folks who couldn't make it. It was also great to meet both of you. @Clipdat your still there tomorrow yes?

    Big thanks to drew @Clipdat and joe @joecoulson for all of the pictures. It motivated me to not take very many since there is a good documentary online here.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,561
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    "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: 4,112
    Drew beat me to the punch time after time.
    A veritable machine.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,383
    We made it home. It was snowing heavy all the way into northern Indiana. Then it was rain the rest of the way.

    I had s great time and it was good to meet everyone. One day is just not enough at AXPONA, it has grown too big over the past few years. I am seriously considering going to all 3 days next year.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,561
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    The Destination Audio / Modwright room is a must listen. Art and Sam do it again! Fantastic realism. These speakers were made for vinyl.
    "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."
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,561
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    "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."
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,561
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    "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."
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,230
    Agree on skips room. Heard much more expensive systems that could not measure up to his.
    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.

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,561
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    Gorgeous paintjob.
    "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."
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,561
    Can't believe there's only an hour of show left. I need more time!
    "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."
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,833
    Great time, thanks everyone :p
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval, Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro,
    Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,561
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    This was my favorite room at 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."
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,561
    Not sure. Just the speakers are 90k though.
    "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."
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,561
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    These High Fidelity Cables RCAs are 69k.
    "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."
  • verbverb Posts: 9,042
    Clipdat wrote: »
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    These High Fidelity Cables RCAs are 69k.

    They look like they would fit nicely under the wing of an F-18! :smile:
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    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
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,975
    Clipdat wrote: »
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    These High Fidelity Cables RCAs are 69k.

    "I see you have constructed a new Lightsaber..."


    -Lord Vader
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,975
    Clipdat wrote: »
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    This was my favorite room at the show.

    I wonder how these would have stacked up against the Carver ALS at only 18k... but seeing as though nobody got to hear them over Frank's self aggrandizement, we will only be able to guess.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,561
    Just finished an hour and a half listening session in the Scaena room. Truly a transformative experience. I was on cloud 9 the entire time. Absolutely incredible.
    "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."
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,570
    Clipdat wrote: »
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    This was my favorite room at the show.

    I wonder how these would have stacked up against the Carver ALS at only 18k... but seeing as though nobody got to hear them over Frank's self aggrandizement, we will only be able to guess.

    I heard both last year these have an intoxicating sweet spot. it really does need to be experienced for sure. The Carvers both years were in tiny rooms. The electronics and cables behind these are state of art for sure they also have those two subs that can almost knock you down it is an intense set up. I'm not taking anything away from the Carver line array but as it sets you are comparing a C8 to a C2 not quite fair. Put the Carvers on that system if may very well be different.
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