ABT Electronics Audio Innovation Event 10/10/2019

https://www.abt.com/help/events/audio-innovation

Anyone hear about this or planning to attend?

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  • JuanRJuanR Posts: 702
    Details:
    On October 10th, experts from more than 20 audio brands will gather at Abt for the Audio Innovation Event. They'll be putting on special demonstrations, answering technical questions, and giving you the chance to win a variety of great audio gear. There's no better way to shop for A/V equipment than trying it out in person, and this event is your chance to get up close with some of the hottest products on the market, while chatting with industry experts.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,090
    That is the same day they are supposed to have the new Polk SDA's. I was thinking of going.
    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

  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,090
    Strange, on ABT web site, it does not mention Polk but on Polk's listening event site, https://www.polkaudio.com/legend-listening-events , It says that's the day.
    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

  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,903
    I'm in deep internal debates on if I make the 3.5 hour one way trip to this event, on a workday, backing up to another workday lol.....
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,090
    I'm in deep internal debates on if I make the 3.5 hour one way trip to this event, on a workday, backing up to another workday lol.....

    if you do, I can get you the chromecast audio
    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

  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,657
    edited October 11
    Here are some pictures from the event. They had a good turnout however that made it tough to really listen.

    As far as the SDA's...great looking set and and I heard a little of the magic. However, they were in an open and noisy area so it's hard to give a good impression.
    So, the story on them goes....I guess they got shipped two RIGHT speakers. The Polk rep had to rewire one of the speakers. Who knows if they were in full glory or not????

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    The L100's sounded nice!
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    FAMILY ROOM
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    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 1,041
    Which is why I chose to make the trip @DSkip. ;)
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,657
    edited October 11
    I must say, I went there to look at the budget active speakers from Edifier and SVS. Call me impressed. All thing considered.... It was noisy and I had kneel down on one knee to get my ears in the sweet spot. However, these are some nice sounding budget options. I'll have to go back and listen on a less busy day.
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    These SVS active units with and without the sub were impressive for the money.
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    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,657
    edited October 11
    Here's the David Abt $480,899 home theater... that's right..they have a half Mil theater right there in the store!

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    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,657
    edited October 11
    Here are the raffle prizes they gave away! I didn't win anything...
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    Yamaha has really stepped up their game. This stuff was being shown for the first time...straight from Japan. I was told that some of these units have been in development for years. This was a $40k system. It sounded pretty nice.
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    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,090
    Nice pics!! I knew I should have went.
    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

  • anonymouseanonymouse Posts: 2,524
    so sorry I missed this. Are there any dealers with those SDA's in south chicagoland?
  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 1,965
    Thank you for sharing.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,240
    Nice Lexus!
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 677
    WLDock wrote: »
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    WLDock, you have an "eye" for great audio pictures and scenery (Lexus).
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,341
    Really cool pictures. Thanks for sharing.
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,533
    Great pictorial, what a display of gear, WOW!
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,657
    edited October 12
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Nice Lexus!
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Nice Lexus!
    WLDock wrote: »
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    WLDock, you have an "eye" for great audio pictures and scenery (Lexus).
    Hey, thanks! I'm glad I was able to make the event. It was cool. Audio, free finger food, and raffle prizes = good times.

    Abt is one of the most unique upscale home stores in the Country. It's located near some affluence areas in the greater Chi suburban area. I've been wanting to stop in for awhile. I've passes the area many times driving around Chi for budget Craigslist deals. I live in NW Indiana and I would say that my household income in much less than their typical customer. LOL!

    Nevertheless, its great to have a place like this to get away and listen to music on nice systems, and dream a little. The stuff that was within my budget I was impressed with. I almost picked up a set of those Edifiers but the SVS were impressive and I want to listen again upset better circumstances.

    As far as the Lexus.... As soon as I pulled in the store lot I saw many nice cars and that SC just popped! I stopped and held up traffic for a sec to take a picture.




    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,501
    edited October 12
    I thought cables mattered... what is up with the Rat Shack special here?

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    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.

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,501
    edited October 12
    ...double post.
    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.”
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,454
    edited October 12
    I thought cables mattered... what is up with the Rat Shack special here?

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    I thought they were Bluetooth speakers?!?

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  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,657
    Not only are they Bluetooth, but the speakers are wire-free/wireless to each other. So, one could get away with just having to plug them into an outlet if using just bluetooth.

    https://www.edifier.com/us/en/speakers/s3000pro

    Still, I think they could have found a better interconnect for the CD player. All of the nicer systems had at least the mid to upper Audioquest stuff in use.
    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • halohalo Posts: 5,259
    I have been to Abt numerous times. My family has purchased a lot of appliances there (they used to be great at making deals - back in the day - now, not so much). You can save a lot if you buy the floor/demo models.

    I would NOT recommend having a car stereo installed there. Their techs are a little "sketchy," to say the least.

    They have grown by leaps and bounds in the last 10 years but business has always been good/they're always very busy.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,358
    I like ( in that one picture ) how the guy let his wife ( assumed ) sit in the sweet spot between the martin Logan beasts. Then again maybe she IS the one shopping for new speakers and he's asking her why she needs another new set.

    I can almost hear him/her convincing him/her how much he/she needs them. ;)

    There's a lot to assume in that one picture! :D

    It would make a great POSTER!
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,454
    edited October 15
    Tony M wrote: »
    I like ( in that one picture ) how the guy let his wife ( assumed ) sit in the sweet spot between the martin Logan beasts. Then again maybe she IS the one shopping for new speakers and he's asking her why she needs another new set.

    I can almost hear him/her convincing him/her how much he/she needs them. ;)

    There's a lot to assume in that one picture! :D

    It would make a great POSTER!

    I dunno -- I think her body language speaks volumes. :/

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  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,657
    Man, that area with the Martin Logan's was impressive. They had some of the largest 4k, 8k TV's with some of the most amazing images I've seen. I really was really digging this 77" LG OLED!

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    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
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