Axpona 2016 Chicago - Whose Going?

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  • Thorton
    Thorton Posts: 1,324
    From about 2000 to 20000. You'd have to contact his NA distributor.
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  • Thorton
    Thorton Posts: 1,324
    halo wrote: »
    $2k to $2k?

    Yup. I didn't get the full breakdown but I know the lower model was around that and the souped up top of the line, I believe was $20,000.
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    Ethernet Filter: GigaFOILv4 with Keces P3 LPS
    Source: Roon via ethernet to DAC interface
    DAC: Bricasti M1SE
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Tube Preamp Buffer: Tortuga TPB.V1
    Amp1: Nord One NC1200DM Signature, Amp2: W4S MC-5, AMP3: W4S MMC-7
    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
    Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
    Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
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  • Thorton
    Thorton Posts: 1,324
    Sorry,
    $2000 to $20,000.
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    Ethernet Filter: GigaFOILv4 with Keces P3 LPS
    Source: Roon via ethernet to DAC interface
    DAC: Bricasti M1SE
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Tube Preamp Buffer: Tortuga TPB.V1
    Amp1: Nord One NC1200DM Signature, Amp2: W4S MC-5, AMP3: W4S MMC-7
    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
    Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
    Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
    IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable
    Power Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, PS Audio
    Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,683
    halo wrote: »
    Lampizator???

    Hand built quality, great sounding dacs at a price point out of yours....and mine's league. Google them up.

    I heard mention of beer, specifically someone buying too. Why was I not informed of this free beer give away ?

    ....AND to think I spent the night with the grandkids being subjected to a 5 minute chorus of the theme song to Fat Albert before going to see Jungle Book.

    Now I know the reasons why I appear to be losing it. :)
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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,255
    Other sites people are really impressed with the new Magico S5 v2. Now I am torn between a new car, or new speakers. :)
    Lumin X1 file player, Westminster Labs interconnect cable
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,597
    nbrowser wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Other sites people are really impressed with the new Magico S5 v2. Now I am torn between a new car, or new speakers. :)

    Time to either remove the alcohol from the house or shred the credit cards my friend...just a friend helping a friend!

    That sir is NOT how we help friends here! I am offended that you would not tell him to buy both the speakers(or is that spearkers???) AND and that Lamborghini Aventador he has been lusting after.

    Further, we tell him to drink UP and go for it!

    You just gave him the crappiest advice ever given out on this forum... glad I was here to correct it.
    You should be banned!







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  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,709
    Zip it Ken, John's right. ;)
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,255
    All good advice. I am purging the past, and starting the final third of my life anew with no baggage. The hard part is deciding what stays and what goes. So far, beer is winning over no beer on the weekend.
    Lumin X1 file player, Westminster Labs interconnect cable
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD; Pass XP-22 pre; X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers; SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,597
    BlueFox wrote: »
    All good advice. I am purging the past, and starting the final third of my life anew with no baggage. The hard part is deciding what stays and what goes. So far, beer is winning over no beer on the weekend.
    I'll take it all.... I ain't greedy o:)
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Arcam AVR21, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Yamaha CD-S2100 SACD Player.

    In retirement...TriangleArt Reference SE with Walker Precision Motor Drive,

    “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: 23,597
    Where are all the pictures at gentlemen!!!
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Arcam AVR21, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Yamaha CD-S2100 SACD Player.

    In retirement...TriangleArt Reference SE with Walker Precision Motor Drive,

    “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.”
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    We just wrapped up our tour of Axpona 2016. I visited everyone of the manufacturers on my list plus Von Schweikert.

    I took a lot of pictures and some notes.

    I will post stuff when I get a chance. I've got a test on Monday (tomorrow) and a presentation on Tuesday
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    edited April 2016
    I wanted to add that it's not exactly a fair comparison between all the different speakers since they were driven by different brands, and types, of gear. The electronics comparison had the same issue but in reverse; hard to say what the sonic signature of a brand is when I only heard them through one pair of speakers. All the cables were different in all of the rooms we were in as well. So, the only things that I can comment on are the system's synergy. Now, if you believe that all amplifiers sound the same and that cables don't matter, then I'd easily be able to put the speakers in order from high to low.

    I listened to everything pretty objectively because I didn't know the price of the speakers until after auditioning them (for every pair except the ELAC UB5). All of these speakers might sound different in my apartment than they did in the hotel rooms or conference rooms. I would think that the electronics should retain their sonic signature but I could be wrong.

    We had a pretty good time. I would say that, if you wanted to see/hear everything you might need all three days.

    Some vendors used acoustic room treatments and some did not. Those that did, used them to different degrees (a lot or a little).
  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 3,048
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Other sites people are really impressed with the new Magico S5 v2. Now I am torn between a new car, or new speakers. :)
    That was an OMG room for sure. I was with a friend who was attending for the first time. He's a musician, DJ, etc and was blown away by some classical pieces they demoed.The detail was amazing!

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  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    WLDock wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Other sites people are really impressed with the new Magico S5 v2. Now I am torn between a new car, or new speakers. :)
    That was an OMG room for sure. I was with a friend who was attending for the first time. He's a musician, DJ, etc and was blown away by some classical pieces they demoed.The detail was amazing!
    Yup!

    My wife is a musician and this was a first attendance for us both.

    We didn't agree on the OMG room but we were close in what our favorites were overall. lol.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,597
    Anything from TriangleArt?
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Arcam AVR21, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Yamaha CD-S2100 SACD Player.

    In retirement...TriangleArt Reference SE with Walker Precision Motor Drive,

    “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.”