RMAF 2012 Day 1 - Tyson and Pez Coverage LIVE

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HAL

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Re: RMAF 2012 Day 1 - Tyson and Pez Coverage LIVE
« Reply #80 on: 18 Oct 2012, 05:10 pm »
Angel City Audio
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Melody







Bach violin is pretty good. Not quite as emotive as I like. Mahler sounds pretty sweet. Dynamics are fairly good. Ani's guitar sounds very plucky and well defined. Nice soundstage with a well focused image. Thom Yorke is sounding very very nice. A little congested sounding, but not bad. These rooms can do that to vocals. Dynamically speaking this systems got it going on.

Tyson Notes[/u]
Mahler - Again, a bit thinner than you would think, given the tube amps being used.  But HOLY SHIT the dynamics are crazy good when that big bass drum hits. 
Bach - Not as full as you'd suspect using those cool ass looking tube amps.  But on the plus side it passed the test of not driving me out the room (can't say that for all rooms!!)
Ani DiFranco - Nice metalic tang to the guitar picking and the body comes through nicely.  Her voice is naked and clear.  Perhaps moving slighty to the analytic side of things. 
Thom Yorke - OK, they really, really, really shine on this track.  Things sounded OK on the other tracks, but modern electronica just explodes out of these guys.
General Room Notes - We might have to come back to this room, it had the bad luck of following the best room at the show so far, the Avatar Acoustics room.   Oh, and props for room treatment, that alone lets the gear shine far more than it otherwise would.

Love the write-up!

There were two other products in the room as well.

Channel Islands Audio Transient MKII DAC
Hollis Audio Labs MS-1 Music Server

magic12kenneth

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Re: RMAF 2012 Day 1 - Tyson and Pez Coverage LIVE
« Reply #81 on: 20 Oct 2012, 02:41 am »
How big is the sweet spot? Are the tweeter beaming? I read impressions that the Airmotiv version of the speakers has a beaming treble and a small sweet spot.

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Bach great violin going on here. I love how organic it sounds. No overshoot at all... Wow room treatment who knew!!!! Mahler has deftness. Very natural sounding dynamic shading. Sweet spot hogs abound in this room nobody is relinquishing even when it's our music. Guitar on Ani sounds so effortless and smooth. Greatness here for sure. I can't find any fault thus far in this setup. Yorke has a HUGE sound very very impressive. Vocals are buttery smooth this is absolutely the best bookshelf type speaker I have heard in this show in years. Big thumbs up here.

Tyson Notes[/u]
Mahler - Damn, it sounds like the basses are even bigger!  The quiet parts just disappear softly into the noise floor beautifully.  Scale?  Yeah, they did that pretty well too.
Bach - What, it's so good I almost forgot to start typing this.  Catches the emotion of the piece like nobodies business.  Smooth but also with the needed bite.
Ani DiFranco - Hey, nice - her voice is not overly sibilant, but isn't too soft either.  Guitar is slightly metalic, but at least it's not boomy!  Really good focus clarity.
Thom Yorke - Wow, amazing that this track sounds great in most rooms that otherwise suck.  But this time it sounds pretty poor in the current room, which is otherwise excellent.  Crazy!
General Room Notes - Yay, another room that understands the importance of room treatments.  Listening to Stevie Ray Vaughan and the notes just pop and drop with tons of speed.  And a super tiny itty bitty DC-1 driving these very cool Emotiva speakers.  IMO, when it is well implemented, there is nothing better than a ribbon tweeter.  It's well implemented here.  Only problem was the stupid people behind me asking if stereo can bet made to have surround sound, right in my ear.

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Re: RMAF 2012 Day 1 - Tyson and Pez Coverage LIVE
« Reply #82 on: 7 Jan 2013, 03:50 am »
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Stealth B
Stealth DC-1







Bach great violin going on here. I love how organic it sounds. No overshoot at all... Wow room treatment who knew!!!! Mahler has deftness. Very natural sounding dynamic shading. Sweet spot hogs abound in this room nobody is relinquishing even when it's our music. Guitar on Ani sounds so effortless and smooth. Greatness here for sure. I can't find any fault thus far in this setup. Yorke has a HUGE sound very very impressive. Vocals are buttery smooth this is absolutely the best bookshelf type speaker I have heard in this show in years. Big thumbs up here.


Tyson Notes[/u]
Mahler - Damn, it sounds like the basses are even bigger!  The quiet parts just disappear softly into the noise floor beautifully.  Scale?  Yeah, they did that pretty well too.
Bach - What, it's so good I almost forgot to start typing this.  Catches the emotion of the piece like nobodies business.  Smooth but also with the needed bite.
Ani DiFranco - Hey, nice - her voice is not overly sibilant, but isn't too soft either.  Guitar is slightly metalic, but at least it's not boomy!  Really good focus clarity.
Thom Yorke - Wow, amazing that this track sounds great in most rooms that otherwise suck.  But this time it sounds pretty poor in the current room, which is otherwise excellent.  Crazy!
General Room Notes - Yay, another room that understands the importance of room treatments.  Listening to Stevie Ray Vaughan and the notes just pop and drop with tons of speed.  And a super tiny itty bitty DC-1 driving these very cool Emotiva speakers.  IMO, when it is well implemented, there is nothing better than a ribbon tweeter.  It's well implemented here.  Only problem was the stupid people behind me asking if stereo can bet made to have surround sound, right in my ear.

If Emotiva made the cost of these speakers around 10k + then you would have been crowded in that room. So, therefore you guys stumbled across a hidden gems and heard some great reproductions that most missed due to their vanity. I believe this monitor ended up being on your ( Pez) list as #2.

Mark