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AXPONA 2016 April 15-17

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Folsom

Re: AXPONA 2016 April 15-17
« Reply #40 on: 15 Apr 2016, 10:39 pm »
Yes. Vapor speakers sound good. They're also not trying to kill anyone with power like some of the locations.

roscoeiii

Re: AXPONA 2016 April 15-17
« Reply #41 on: 15 Apr 2016, 11:26 pm »
Has anyone hung out at the Lampi/Vapor/Veristarr room yet?

It was great. Except for the rack.  :lol:

No really, beautiful rack and great sound! Better than I remember those speakers the first time round.

Those $3k Salks in the basement are killer too. Lampi DAC in that room too


dB Cooper

Re: AXPONA 2016 April 15-17
« Reply #42 on: 16 Apr 2016, 02:16 pm »
Who doesn't appreciate a beautiful rack.

On a somewhat more serious note, this is an Axpona thread... Day 1 is in the bag, and there's not a single photo (and few comments about) a room yet??? Somebody but have brought at least a smartphone camera??? Help us live vicariously, Axpona peeps.

I like JLM's idea about AC name tags. The crazed look in the eyes isn't a reliable enough indicator. Just did a quick google and Avery makes printable labels. They're not expensive. Will look into this for CAF in July. I'm sure Gary would be OK with that.

dB Cooper

Re: AXPONA 2016 April 15-17
« Reply #43 on: 16 Apr 2016, 02:32 pm »
-accidental duplicate-

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Re: AXPONA 2016 April 15-17
« Reply #44 on: 16 Apr 2016, 02:50 pm »
Who doesn't appreciate a beautiful rack.

On a somewhat more serious note, this is an Axpona thread... Day 1 is in the bag, and there's not a single photo (and few comments about) a room yet??? Somebody but have brought at least a smartphone camera??? Help us live vicariously, Axpona peeps.

I like JLM's idea about AC name tags. The crazed look in the eyes isn't a reliable enough indicator. Just did a quick google and Avery makes printable labels. They're not expensive. Will look into this for CAF in July. I'm sure Gary would be OK with that.









A couple pics... Sorry, I'm trapped & can't get out!... But I'm loving it!

Cheers,
Pete

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Re: AXPONA 2016 April 15-17
« Reply #45 on: 16 Apr 2016, 04:26 pm »

roscoeiii

Re: AXPONA 2016 April 15-17
« Reply #46 on: 16 Apr 2016, 04:59 pm »
I am an awful photographer, and I hopped rooms very selectively. But the other highlights were the Von Schweikert room, and LeHave audio.

Today I want to revisit Spatial (couldn't get an adequate impression based on the music being played and didn't want to interrupt a serious audition). And then I'll more systematically work through the rooms.

Oh, and on the headphones side. The new Mr Speakers electrostat headphones were great, as were the new IEMs from Alo Audio.

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Re: AXPONA 2016 April 15-17
« Reply #47 on: 16 Apr 2016, 05:39 pm »

Art_Chicago

Re: AXPONA 2016 April 15-17
« Reply #48 on: 16 Apr 2016, 08:03 pm »
Although song 3 are not shown.

The Salk power monitors is an awesome all in one package with kickass bass for their size.

Folsom

Re: AXPONA 2016 April 15-17
« Reply #49 on: 16 Apr 2016, 09:01 pm »
Although song 3 are not shown.

The Salk power monitors is an awesome all in one package with kickass bass for their size.

They're a great deal for the package they are. Low bass isn't very distinct, but isn't real blown out either; the fact that they do it at all with notable volume is an achievement.

gnostalgick

Re: AXPONA 2016 April 15-17
« Reply #50 on: 16 Apr 2016, 10:46 pm »
My girlfriend & I think that Ilies Sound (room 638) is the best value of the show. Also it was one of the few rooms that didn't hurt her ears (after a while) & the only room we really enjoyed all genres of music in.

Big Red Machine

Re: AXPONA 2016 April 15-17
« Reply #51 on: 16 Apr 2016, 11:33 pm »
AC'ers please identify yourselves if you come into 432. Im hiding in the corner DJing

Art_Chicago

Re: AXPONA 2016 April 15-17
« Reply #52 on: 17 Apr 2016, 01:43 am »
I really like the rooms at the lower level,  second year in a row; and room 432 rules even though it is on the 4th floor.

Folsom

Re: AXPONA 2016 April 15-17
« Reply #53 on: 17 Apr 2016, 01:52 am »
I really like the rooms at the lower level,  second year in a row; and room 432 rules even though it is on the 4th floor.

Really? Salk's big room was sounding pretty good but the rest where just trying to pound you with drums.

Big Red Machine

Re: AXPONA 2016 April 15-17
« Reply #54 on: 17 Apr 2016, 02:14 am »
Really? Salk's big room was sounding pretty good but the rest where just trying to pound you with drums.

Seriously. You can't be serious....

Art_Chicago

Re: AXPONA 2016 April 15-17
« Reply #55 on: 17 Apr 2016, 02:30 am »
Really? Salk's big room was sounding pretty good but the rest where just trying to pound you with drums.

Really, indeed!  They did not "pound me with drums".

Folsom

Re: AXPONA 2016 April 15-17
« Reply #56 on: 17 Apr 2016, 03:26 am »
Seriously. You can't be serious....

Not a joke. It's like a drum competition from the first floor down. Jim had a nice vinyl piece with a female singer when I was in his big room. It sounded good. He's got no reason to avert showing a multitude of qualities by just trying to bust melons with dynamics in drums. Then he switched to the monitors that are pretty nice, and for the price probably unbeatable in their category. They significantly better than at least half the rooms.

Several of the manufacturers are fighting awful AC noise which may explain the choices; trying to get something going with positive attributes.

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Re: AXPONA 2016 April 15-17
« Reply #57 on: 17 Apr 2016, 05:39 am »





A couple pics... Sorry, I'm trapped & can't get out!... But I'm loving it!

Cheers,
Pete


More here (with some pics!) from the room I'm sharing with Pete / Volti, and the other room

I'm in with Harbeth 40.2's:  http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=142422.0

It has been a very busy show on Saturday... hope to see more AC'ers on Day 3  :beer:

- Vinnie

Tomy2Tone

Re: AXPONA 2016 April 15-17
« Reply #58 on: 17 Apr 2016, 01:27 pm »
Any surprises so far, something that caught somebody's ear?

Art_Chicago

Re: AXPONA 2016 April 15-17
« Reply #59 on: 17 Apr 2016, 02:15 pm »
Any surprises so far, something that caught somebody's ear?
I spent only a day, so attended only a small number of the rooms, but ELAC for $ 500/ pair sounded pretty good. 3-way with the concentric drivers. Andrew Jones did examplary job as a showman.

Salk power monitor was another winner.