Axpona 2019 Schaumburg IL

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  • indyhawg
    indyhawg Posts: 1,564
    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.
  • ALL212
    ALL212 Posts: 1,287
    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
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,951
    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 Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • indyhawg
    indyhawg Posts: 1,564
    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.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Drew beat me to the punch time after time.
    A veritable machine.
  • indyhawg
    indyhawg Posts: 1,564
    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.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,644
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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.
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,582
    Agree on skips room. Heard much more expensive systems that could not measure up to his.
    T+A PA 1530R,Wireworld Silver Eclipse SC, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Innuos Zen MK3 , W4S recovery, LKS MH-da004,

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac11,Aries Mini, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,644
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    Gorgeous paintjob.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,644
    Can't believe there's only an hour of show left. I need more time!
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,338
    Great time, thanks everyone :p
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    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 Reference 2
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2, Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Argento Organic Reference, Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables

  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,644
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    This was my favorite room at the show.
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    Clipdat wrote: »
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    This was my favorite room at the show.

    What's the co$t of that setup Drew?
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,644
    Not sure. Just the speakers are 90k though.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,644
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    These High Fidelity Cables RCAs are 69k.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,829
    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 with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, 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, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    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
    Garage: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,951
    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 Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,951
    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 Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,644
    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.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,766
    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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