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Axpona  21-23 Apr 2017

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Big Red Machine

Re: Axpona  21-23 Apr 2017
« Reply #40 on: 24 Apr 2017, 12:01 pm »
Hey BRM I would most appreciate your thoughts on that sexy  :drool: Freya  :bowdown:

The Schiit crew is very frugal and they only put the 349 preamp and 700 dac in the room with the prototype Vidar. They never brought in the balanced preamp and kept the Iggy dac in the headphone room downstairs. I was told the single ended circuit in the balanced unit is exactly the same circuit in the single ended 349 preamp so it would sound the same.

There is no magic here. You could go buy a $150 stepped attenuator remotely controlled used volume control and probably equal what the 349 preamp does. I know we hit the limits of what the dac could achieve at 192 max capability but overall the room sounded good for a $5500 system cost.

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Re: Axpona  21-23 Apr 2017
« Reply #41 on: 24 Apr 2017, 11:52 pm »
Thanks BRM  Wink2 :icon_arrow: :icon_frown:

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Re: Axpona  21-23 Apr 2017
« Reply #42 on: 25 Apr 2017, 08:29 pm »
I was at AXPONA on Friday and thought the turnout was pretty darn high.  Did anyone else feel that way?  Definitely seemed like a growth from last year....and time to find a bigger hotel for 2018 (which I know they are doing).
Had a great show with lots of attendees in the JTR Speakers room all day long. Next year will be at Renaissance Hotel/Convention Center in Schaumburg. JTR Speakers already has the Nirvana Ballroom C reserved.

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Re: Axpona  21-23 Apr 2017
« Reply #43 on: 25 Apr 2017, 11:34 pm »
Thanks BRM  Wink2 :icon_arrow: :icon_frown:

BRM,
What about the Salk 3Encore? Thoughts?
Cheers,
Lester

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Re: Axpona  21-23 Apr 2017
« Reply #44 on: 26 Apr 2017, 12:50 am »
BRM,
What about the Salk 3Encore? Thoughts?
Cheers,
Lester

Never mind, just found the Salk Encore thread.

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Re: Axpona  21-23 Apr 2017
« Reply #46 on: 26 Apr 2017, 03:07 am »
I had a good time at Axpona on Sunday. It's a bit overwhelming to be there only one day because there are so many rooms to visit. It felt like there were less people on Sunday than last year and I could easily find a seat in the sweet spot in every single room I visited. How was Friday and Sat?

This year my friends and I had a relaxed approach and just walked around and enjoyed it. If the music was too loud or if the speakers were way too "sharp" in the top end we quickly left (having some ear issues and trying to be super careful). This definitely helped and made the day more enjoyable.

Met a lot of nice people, heard some great music playing on some beautiful systems and just had a really great day. Will be back next year.

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Re: Axpona  21-23 Apr 2017
« Reply #47 on: 26 Apr 2017, 09:53 am »
I want a pair of these speakers. Only 35K and weighs 420 lbs. each. :thumb:

http://www.avsforum.com/volya-nolimits-speakers-demo-axpona-2017-video/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=AVSForum.com_daily&utm_source=AVSForum.com20170425

I showed this to my wife and she said "They're trampolines, right? "