Axpona 2019 Schaumburg IL

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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    BlueFox wrote: »
    There is no need for a moderator.

    Uh, I'm going to have to go ahead and sorta disagree with you there, when you have a Russ you need a moderator.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,850
    Ummm can we not derail this great thread and get back on topic?

    ... moderation complete.
    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.

    I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” .

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • verbverb Posts: 10,234
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Ummm can we not derail this great thread and get back on topic?

    ... moderation complete.


    Lighten up, you P R I C K!

    @kharp1 for moderator! :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: 5,382
    Clipdat wrote: »
    msg wrote: »
    Has anyone heard from Drew? Last I read he was seen climbing into one of the Scaena gear travel cases.

    The owner was great, and played some great music.

    We stayed until past show closing listening to songs. He said he would normally have played music for us for another hour or two, if it wasnt for the snowy weather.

    Now you see why my wife made that comment on those speakers last year! I was happy they remembered her and got a good laugh out of it.
    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, Aries Mini, LKS MH-da004, Wireworld Silver Eclipse SC

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, , W4S recovery,Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,494
    edited April 2019
    erniejade wrote: »
    Now you see why my wife made that comment on those speakers last year! I was happy they remembered her and got a good laugh out of it.

    Lol Brian! Now I completely get it! I'm so thankful that I got to spend over an hour in that sweet spot. Truly an incredible experience that has to be heard to be fully understood.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,064
    Clipdat wrote: »
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    hmm -- probably a good thing that Sansui, for all intents and purposes, doesn't exist anymore. Otherwise, they'd be suing these jaspers for trademark infringement ;)

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,064
    GlennDog wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
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    Gotta say, never saw a RTR mounted on a 45 . . .

    Keep 'em com'n!

    Pretty standard studio/radio station practice.

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    FWIW, I just gave away my last cart a coupla weeks ago. :p

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,064
    edited April 2019
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    Duuuude! Is that a whizzer?!
    Cool...
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,064
    Clipdat wrote: »
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    Diffraction horns.
    Ewww. :(
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,064
    F1nut wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
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    These High Fidelity Cables RCAs are 69k.

    A bit more info, http://www.highfidelitycables.com/technology.html

    Those cables would cause more than a few heads at AK to explode.

    Heck, mine explodes at the thought of tryin' to board an airplane with a pair...
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,064
    edited April 2019
    OK, I am up to date.
    Great photos.
    I am sure you goobers had a ball there.
    I feel all caught up, but I am sorry I missed the pizza party ;)
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,047
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    q6e83vtte70r.jpg

    hmm -- probably a good thing that Sansui, for all intents and purposes, doesn't exist anymore. Otherwise, they'd be suing these jaspers for trademark infringement ;)

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    They can afford it Doc 450,000.00+++ sitting right there
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,064
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    q6e83vtte70r.jpg

    hmm -- probably a good thing that Sansui, for all intents and purposes, doesn't exist anymore. Otherwise, they'd be suing these jaspers for trademark infringement ;)

    9ayoyvqm02el.png

    They can afford it Doc 450,000.00+++ sitting right there

    Doesn't mean they've got it in the bank, though.
    Look at Tesla ;)
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,350
    Thanks for all the pics, looks like it was a fun time.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,280
    edited April 2019
    3 Happy Campers/Shoppers! :)

    I'd be smiling too if I was in a place with millions of dollars in stereo stuff all around me.

    Is there a picture of anybody coming out of the Carver room? :#

    Isn't Meijer a super store for groceries and home goods combined?

    I'd have a bag of hundreds of sales flyers or those advertisement flyers to look over again at home. I use to collect them... :D



    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 659
    All you show attendees have a little homework once you’re back home and recovered. Write an essay describing your favorite room(s) and why....Just kidding. However, it would be an interesting read. I’d also like to see your opinions as to the equipment that provided very impressive sound for the money. Thanks for all the pics and opinions so far. It’s a shame about the Carver fiasco.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S, retipped by Soundsmith; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • verbverb Posts: 10,234
    Tony M wrote: »
    3 Happy Campers/Shoppers! :)

    I'd be smiling too if I was in a place with millions of dollars in stereo stuff all around me.

    Isn't Meijer a super store for groceries and home goods combined?

    Good eye Tony! Yes I was lugging around a box of cigars for hours until we finally made it up to Skip’s room!
    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: 4,765
    For me the room that stayed with me the most was the VAC and Von SW. room (see Drew's pic where he said "gorgeous paint job"
    The realism of the sound in that room was completely intoxicating
    Words do not describe it unfortunately - that was an experience I am glad to have had

    As far as the others (non uber $$ rooms), really enjoyed the Bayz, LSA's and the Elac's - those mini active towers AJ built were slammin!
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - Parasound A21+ - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 4,086
    80 degrees in dallas/fort worth B)
    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 Reference 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2, Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,527
    edited April 2019
    marvda1 wrote: »
    80 degrees in dallas/fort worth B)

    Probably be 100 this time next month in Texas.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,382
    indyhawg wrote: »
    marvda1 wrote: »
    80 degrees in dallas/fort worth B)

    Probably be 100 this time next month.

    We might see above 50 by that time LOL. Actually most of the snow is almost melted. Skip got to throw a snowball last night!
    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, Aries Mini, LKS MH-da004, Wireworld Silver Eclipse SC

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, , W4S recovery,Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,850
    erniejade wrote: »
    indyhawg wrote: »
    marvda1 wrote: »
    80 degrees in dallas/fort worth B)

    Probably be 100 this time next month.

    We might see above 50 by that time LOL. Actually most of the snow is almost melted. Skip got to throw a snowball last night!
    Too bad Russ wasn’t there to catch it with his face.
    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.

    I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” .

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,708
    Shut up John.....
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Shut up John.....

    How'd you end up on everyone's dump on list? Maybe I'm a bad judge of character. I thought you were a pretty good guy. Except for driving a bucket truck to go bar hopping. Has that been a big hit with the chicks?
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,850
    He is a good guy when he takes a bath and such...
    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.

    I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” .

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
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