Axpona 2019 Schaumburg IL

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,747
    edited April 2019
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    Well they used the 300b tubes. ;)s3axh320gwn8.jpg
    All the empty sockets took 300b this was a massive amp. The other tubes for that amp are 6SN7 and one 6SL7 I believe

    Other WE products


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    Another integrated amp

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    This CD player was impressive although I was not able to listen. Build looked very nice
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  • DarqueKnight
    DarqueKnight Posts: 6,765
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Another integrated amp

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    This is the prototype 91E integrated amp.

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,747
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Another integrated amp

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    This is the prototype 91E integrated amp.

    Yes I know the gentleman I chatted up for a good long time would not let me take any pictures straight down into it because the patent had not been approved yet. Those guys were great to talk to.
  • helipilotdoug
    helipilotdoug Posts: 1,229
    edited April 2019
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    During Axpona 2019 the cables in the Legacy Audio room were Douglas Connection! :) We hope to continue to be the cables Legacy turns to for all their future shows. Photo courtesy Part-Time Audophile.
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    Sunfire Theater Grand IV
    Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature
    SRS 2.1TL
    SDA 2BTL's
    CSiA6
    FXiA4
    FXiA6
    SDA 2A's
    Monitor 10A's

    http://www.douglasconnection.com
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 3,104
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    Nice one!
    Which cables were being used?
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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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    We saw that Doug. Congrats.
  • helipilotdoug
    helipilotdoug Posts: 1,229
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    GlennDog wrote: »
    Nice one!
    Which cables were being used?
    The cables being used are:
    Alpha 11 Power Cables
    Alpha Balanced XLR Interconnects
    Alpha Single Ended RCA Interconnects
    and Alpha 12 Speaker Cables

    These are the same as the cables that are in the karma.
    Sunfire Theater Grand IV
    Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature
    SRS 2.1TL
    SDA 2BTL's
    CSiA6
    FXiA4
    FXiA6
    SDA 2A's
    Monitor 10A's

    http://www.douglasconnection.com
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    GlennDog wrote: »
    Nice one!
    Which cables were being used?
    The cables being used are:
    Alpha 11 Power Cables
    Alpha Balanced XLR Interconnects
    Alpha Single Ended RCA Interconnects
    and Alpha 12 Speaker Cables

    These are the same as the cables that are in the karma.

    Wow! Time to bump the Karma thread! Now to find it! :smile:
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,684
    edited May 2019
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    During Axpona 2019 the cables in the Legacy Audio room were Douglas Connection! :) We hope to continue to be the cables Legacy turns to for all their future shows. Photo courtesy Part-Time Audophile.

    What a great company to be associated with, and also great coverage of the Legacy room and your cables in that article!

    Everyone from Legacy who I interacted with was extremely friendly and helpful. I started asking about their Studio HD speaker which wasn't playing at the time, and the gentleman running the room immediately offered to give me a demonstration of them. Within 5 minutes, they were rearranging the seats and setting up the second system that had them so I could hear them. Very cool! They had a huge presence and somehow managed to fill that large and acoustically difficult ballroom space with crystal clear sound. I was pretty impressed at how well they were doing in this very less than ideal space, can only imagine their performance in a smaller room.

    I actually mentioned your cables to them before I saw the big banner and reusable bags that they were giving out. Their setups all sounded very nice.

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  • helipilotdoug
    helipilotdoug Posts: 1,229
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    Thanks for posting that photo! :D Those bags and pens will be in the JWM Acoustics and Mike Lundy speakers rooms at LSAF.
    Sunfire Theater Grand IV
    Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature
    SRS 2.1TL
    SDA 2BTL's
    CSiA6
    FXiA4
    FXiA6
    SDA 2A's
    Monitor 10A's

    http://www.douglasconnection.com
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,684
    edited May 2019
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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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    Ha! That was that TMNT demo. Awesome.
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 6,321
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    So did you get the movie?
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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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    I did! Just for that scene.
    You can actually see me ordering on Ama..n on my phone lol!
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,684
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    That SVS demo was so much fun. Their room had an infectious positive energy!
  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 3,073
    edited May 2019
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    @joecoulson spotted at Axpona 2019 @ 11:14.

    https://youtu.be/q8tsde2azPU?t=674

    Cool show report. However, he though HSU Research had large speakers? I wonder if he was mixing them up with JTR Speakers?

    https://www.avnirvana.com/threads/join-av-nirvana-and-jtr-speakers-for-an-awesome-evening-get-together-at-axpona-2019.4354/


    This is not a large speaker.
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    Now this is a LARGE speaker!
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  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 3,073
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    At 15:28 Yeah, he had to be refering to JTR

    3 x Noesis 212Rt
    8 x Captivators 2400
    6 x 8HT
    6 x 8HT
    Enough to push the Nirvana ballroom to loud levels.

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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,684
    edited May 2019
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    Skip's room got featured on Audio Bacon's "Best Sounds" list: https://audiobacon.net/2019/05/07/axpona-2019-the-awards/3/

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    "One of the first rooms I visited – and one of the most memorable. Wonderfully snappy, well-controlled, and very impactful. In addition, a full-bodied and properly toned sound. There was plenty of textural cues and dynamic heft from these Rosso Fiorentino Fiesole loudspeakers. Especially for the 6.5″ Nomex woofer and 1″ silk dome tweeter. A very resolving and engaging presentation."
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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    Is that pizza sauce on that shirt?!
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,231
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    Nice "album" (ahem) of photos from AXPONA 2019 at:
    https://flic.kr/s/aHskTTGmDy

    You can read the photographer's comments about the show (pretty succinct, and almost completely positive) at: https://www.audioasylum.com/audio/general/messages/74/746669.html
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,231
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  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,885
    edited May 2019
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Nice "album" (ahem) of photos from AXPONA 2019 at:
    https://flic.kr/s/aHskTTGmDy

    You can read the photographer's comments about the show (pretty succinct, and almost completely positive) at: https://www.audioasylum.com/audio/general/messages/74/746669.html

    here's his pictures.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/68620057@N05/sets/72157679959968098

    he did make it to skip's room.
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  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 3,104
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    Thank you, Marv!
    AC Regenerator PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Source Lumin U1 Mini into Lampizator Baltic 4 DAC
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Power Rogue M180 Dark monos
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,684
    edited May 2019
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    marvda1 wrote: »
    he did make it to skip's room.

    Here's what he had to say about Skip's room:

    "Rosso Fiorentino Fiesole speakers. ($7.5k) As can be seen in the photo of the Lumin U1, Johnny Cash's Ghost Riders of the Sky was playing when I snapped these photos. A punchy sound, with nice presence on vocals. Not overly polite sounding."

    @Hermitism, Someone other than me used the word "polite" as a way to describe sound. So you see, it's a thing!
  • kharp1
    kharp1 Posts: 3,453
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    marvda1 wrote: »
    he did make it to skip's room.

    Here's what he had to say about Skip's room:

    "Rosso Fiorentino Fiesole speakers. ($7.5k) As can be seen in the photo of the Lumin U1, Johnny Cash's Ghost Riders of the Sky was playing when I snapped these photos. A punchy sound, with nice presence on vocals. Not overly polite sounding."

    @Hermitism, Someone other than me used the word "polite" as a way to describe sound. So you see, it's a thing!

    This place is being overrun by hipsters :)
  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 4,215
    edited May 2019
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    A punchy sound, with nice presence on vocals. Not overly polite sounding."
    So would that not be a rude sound???

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    All in good fun, Drew!
  • JayCee
    JayCee Posts: 1,491
    edited May 2019
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,684
    edited May 2019
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    I'm planning on writing two Axpona 2019 articles. My "Top 3 dream rooms" (exorbitantly priced) and my "Top 3 reality rooms" (priced within reason).
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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    ^^looking forward to it Drew!
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,684
    edited July 2019
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    "JD Event’s goal a couple of years ago was consumer attendance in the five figures. They got real close and who knows whether they might have topped the magical 10,000 mark if the weather was good on Sunday?

    Number of people attending Axpona 2019: 9,534

    Number of exhibit rooms: 197

    Booths in the Marketplace Expo Hall: 54 booths/49 exhibitors

    Ear Gear Expo: 58 booths/36 exhibitors

    Number of new exhibitors – 50"