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AXPONA - Audio Expo North America, April 24-26 2015

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Re: AXPONA - Audio Expo North America, April 24-26 2015
« Reply #40 on: 24 Apr 2015, 02:13 pm »
It's too late for this year, but maybe AC could come up with an identifying pin we could wear at shows. Kind of like commonly used in D.C. Just a thought.

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Re: AXPONA - Audio Expo North America, April 24-26 2015
« Reply #41 on: 24 Apr 2015, 02:36 pm »
I have a free 3 day wristband if someone needs it. Email me.

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Re: AXPONA - Audio Expo North America, April 24-26 2015
« Reply #42 on: 24 Apr 2015, 04:16 pm »


This mornings pictures.






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Re: AXPONA - Audio Expo North America, April 24-26 2015
« Reply #43 on: 24 Apr 2015, 04:17 pm »



themadmilkman

Re: AXPONA - Audio Expo North America, April 24-26 2015
« Reply #44 on: 24 Apr 2015, 05:15 pm »


I would love to hear these in a room that large.  The room they had at RMAF was tiny and really affected the sound.

dpatters

Re: AXPONA - Audio Expo North America, April 24-26 2015
« Reply #45 on: 24 Apr 2015, 05:18 pm »
Thanks for the pics!!

TomS

Re: AXPONA - Audio Expo North America, April 24-26 2015
« Reply #46 on: 24 Apr 2015, 05:29 pm »
Just arrived, ready for some fun  :thumb:

jriggy

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« Reply #47 on: 24 Apr 2015, 06:53 pm »
Thanks for the pics!!

More More more!!!  :drool:

GentleBender

Re: AXPONA - Audio Expo North America, April 24-26 2015
« Reply #48 on: 24 Apr 2015, 08:57 pm »
Glad that all those able to attend will have a great time. But every picture makes me a little more jealous. May be a blessing not to hear the sweet sounds coming from all of that high end gear (I have to tell myself that). :duh: :cry:

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Re: AXPONA - Audio Expo North America, April 24-26 2015
« Reply #49 on: 24 Apr 2015, 09:29 pm »
Last picture for today.




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Re: AXPONA - Audio Expo North America, April 24-26 2015
« Reply #50 on: 24 Apr 2015, 10:55 pm »


Are visitors laughing when the enter the room?

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Re: AXPONA - Audio Expo North America, April 24-26 2015
« Reply #51 on: 25 Apr 2015, 12:05 am »
Are visitors laughing when the enter the room?

Owning them means never being able to convince visitors aliens haven't left their death ray machines behind.   :wink:

orientalexpress

Re: AXPONA - Audio Expo North America, April 24-26 2015
« Reply #52 on: 25 Apr 2015, 12:29 am »
must better than porn,keep it coming :thumb:

dburna

Re: AXPONA - Audio Expo North America, April 24-26 2015
« Reply #53 on: 25 Apr 2015, 02:03 am »
Are visitors laughing when the enter the room?

I know, you'd think these Cabasse were something out of a 50's sci-fi movie.  I doubt anyone was laughing on the way out, however -- these sounded pretty good to my ears.  I'd have to put up an aurally transparent screen in front of them to avoid looking at them if I owned them.  And Lord knows the Missus would cough up an internal organ laughing so hard if I tried (unsuccessfully) to bring them into the house.

-dB

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Re: AXPONA - Audio Expo North America, April 24-26 2015
« Reply #54 on: 25 Apr 2015, 02:25 am »
Kudos to vendors/distributors for greatly improving the overall sound at AXPONA from last year to this.  Most vendors brought sanely-sized products that fit into the (small) spaces a lot better, both aesthetically and aurally.

Standouts for me included:
  • Gershman Acoustics (with Belles gear) who have a new speaker out.  Lovely, almost petite form factor and beautiful, relaxing sound.
  • AudioKinesis: Duke LeJeune has designed a real winner of a speaker in the new Zepherin 46.  Great sound and terrifically balanced
  • AudioNote: I don't always love these at shows, but they sounded quite nice today.
  • Acoustic Zen Crescendos: heard some beguiling Sinatra and some Beatles track from a master tape.  There are more bombastic speakers, but these are very musical.
  • Golden Ears Triton: never heard these before but was impressed.  Well integrated, cohesive sound.
  • ATC: I'm more of a high-efficiency speaker guy, but I can see what ATC proponents are talking about.
  • And the biggest surprise of the show for me: if you're going to AXPONA Sat/Sun, go into the basement and visit Napa Acoustics.  They have a package deal on a Bluetooth-enabled DAC/integrated hybrid amp about as big as a lunch box and two small speakers about the size of a shoebox.  The sound was STOOOOOPID good and my friend nearly fell out of his chair when the owner told us the combo was $599.  This system was not the best sound of show, but for sub-$600 it was remarkably, memorably above its price-point.  This is a killer deal for a small office or, say someone sending a kid off to college.

Lest anyone think I am just easily pleased, I want to give the KEF LS50 special mention.  Would someone please explain to me what's so great about these?  This is the third time I have heard these and they do next-to-nothing for me.  Sins of commission are what I hear from these "reviewers darlings".  Apologies in advance if I offend anyone on AC who owns these.

-dB (who had a very enjoyable day today at AXPONA)

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Re: AXPONA - Audio Expo North America, April 24-26 2015
« Reply #55 on: 25 Apr 2015, 02:52 am »
I know, you'd think these Cabasse were something out of a 50's sci-fi movie.  I doubt anyone was laughing on the way out, however -- these sounded pretty good to my ears.  I'd have to put up an aurally transparent screen in front of them to avoid looking at them if I owned them.  And Lord knows the Missus would cough up an internal organ laughing so hard if I tried (unsuccessfully) to bring them into the house.

-dB
I'm with your missus on this. There is no way those hideous looking speakers would ever make it into my home, and I don't care how good they might sound. I have tried to listen to them at RMAF but cant stay in the room long enough to listen. YMMV

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Re: AXPONA - Audio Expo North America, April 24-26 2015
« Reply #56 on: 25 Apr 2015, 03:26 am »
I'm with your missus on this. There is no way those hideous looking speakers would ever make it into my home, and I don't care how good they might sound. I have tried to listen to them at RMAF but cant stay in the room long enough to listen. YMMV
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Don't see them showing up in my man cave any time soon!  Kinda like Smuckers..."with a look like this, they've gotta be good!" :)

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Re: AXPONA - Audio Expo North America, April 24-26 2015
« Reply #57 on: 25 Apr 2015, 10:54 am »
If I can get in the room.  I am already here.   :D
Good to see you sir. Hope you're not helping Ryan and Pete move those speakers. Whoa :o

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Re: AXPONA - Audio Expo North America, April 24-26 2015
« Reply #58 on: 25 Apr 2015, 12:16 pm »
The musicians in Patricia Barber's Quartet 'killed it' last night. Bass player was good, but Jon Deitemyer (drums) is one of the best contemporary jazz drummers I've heard in a while, and John Kregor (guitar) had some insane solos.  Barber herself had a very nice performance.

Pretty cool that AXPONA was able to snag her for this event.

She sppears to make regular appearances at The Green Mill in Chicago, and I'll definitely make the trip back for another show. 


ratso

Re: AXPONA - Audio Expo North America, April 24-26 2015
« Reply #59 on: 25 Apr 2015, 01:36 pm »
i had one day off to go (yesterday). woke up with a boot on my car.  :roll: