Axpona 2019 Schaumburg IL

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,376
    edited April 15
    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: 413
    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: 8,240
    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, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, 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, 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, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,717
    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/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,703
    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, North Star Design USB dac32, Cayin Venus cd-100i,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    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,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,350
    edited April 15
    marvda1 wrote: »
    80 degrees in dallas/fort worth B)

    Probably be 100 this time next month in Texas.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,113
    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, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, Aries Mini, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Wireworld Platinum Starlight, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,586
    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, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "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.”
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,508
    Shut up John.....
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,411
    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?
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII Upgraded by Rich Brkich Pre
    Butler Audio TBD 2250 Amp
    PS Audio DirectStream DAC and MemoryPlayer Transport
    LSA-1 Statement
    SVS SB4000 & SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

    Backup Gear:
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,586
    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, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "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.”
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,508
    kharp1 wrote: »
    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?

    Hey! Did you go to Axpona? If so, you drove right past me. I'm in Seymour Indiana.
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,350
    Great tribute to Skip's room. That room alone was worth the trip to AXPONA.
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,574
    Clipdat wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    There is no need for a moderator.

    Thank you for your thoughts on the situation. However, I politely disagree.

    At the very least, a moderator is needed to remove spam posts. And also, ideally, to enforce egregious and obvious violations of the forum's rules and guidelines.

    Forum moderators can also serve to prevent rules violations before they occur, and also defuse tense situations or arguments.

    I've been posting on forums for over 20 years and in my experience, good moderators are a positive thing.

    Yeah like the accidentally wishing death on people. That should be moderated. LOL
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,574
    Skip's room via video STILL sounds fantastic! Looks like an awesome time all around and now I got a leg up on you folks. I know what you all look like and I am still a faceless typer. >:)

    Just don't ask Bruce, he has met me before...I mean NO ONE KNOWS WHO I REALLY AM! BWAHAHAHAHA!
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
    "Just because the thread is getting views don't mean much .. I like a good train wreck doesn't mean i want to be in one..." - pitdogg2
    "Those that don't know, don't know that they don't know." - heiney9
    "Audiophiles are the male equivalent of cat ladies." - Audiokarma Member
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,624
    edited April 15
    So... FWIW, and realizing that this might not be the best idea I've had all day*, there's a thread not unlike this one over at https://hifihaven.org/index.php?threads/axpona-chicago-april-12-14-2019.4224/
    (the show action starts ca. p.4)

    Offered strictly as-is and FWIW, for entertainment purposes only :)

    I will likewise post a link to this thread there. :|

    _______
    * And considering one of my other ideas involved relocating a starling that had become trapped in our fireplace and resulted in the dispersal of a not insignificant amount of fine ash in and around said fireplace -- that's saying something B)

  • msgmsg Posts: 5,058
    edited April 15
    Great share here Marvin. That was a cool little video. Nice job, Skip.
    marvda1 wrote: »
    ode to Skip.
    I disabled signatures.
  • msgmsg Posts: 5,058
    Hey, is that the guy from Preacher on the right?!?
    verb wrote: »
    The Mrs took this pic of Joe, Drew, and I at the show. She hung out mostly at the VIP lounge while we ran around like kids at Halloween! :smile:
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    I disabled signatures.
  • verbverb Posts: 8,240
    msg wrote: »
    Hey, is that the guy from Preacher on the right?!?
    verb wrote: »
    The Mrs took this pic of Joe, Drew, and I at the show. She hung out mostly at the VIP lounge while we ran around like kids at Halloween! :smile:
    7lakdpjeh0bp.png

    Had to look it up. Yes he’s a handsome devil! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, 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, 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, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • halohalo Posts: 5,284
    marvda1 wrote: »
    ode to skip.

    FWIW, that's Ron from NewRecordDay on YouTube (he likes to speak about himself in the 3rd person). Ron is a professional audio reviewer like Sean at Zero FIdelity and Steve Guttenberg at CNet.
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,703
    Getting cool in Dallas today, 70 degrees 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, North Star Design USB dac32, Cayin Venus cd-100i,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    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,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
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