Florida Audio Expo - February 8-10, 2019

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Florida Audio Expo - February 8-10, 2019
« on: 24 Jul 2018, 10:32 pm »
There's a new regional audio show being planned for February 8-10 in Tampa Florida.
Tortuga Audio will definitely be exhibiting at this show.
Hope to see some of you there.

Here's a link to a thread about the show on AudioCircle
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=158770.msg1697861#new

Here's a link to the show itself.
https://floridaaudioexpo.com/
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Re: Inaugural Florida Audio Expo - February 2019
« Reply #1 on: 4 Dec 2018, 03:16 pm »
Tortuga Audio will be in room 808!

Early February in sunny Florida. What's not to like!!

Hope to see some of you there. Stop by and say hello.  :thumb:

Cheers,
Morten

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Re: Inaugural Florida Audio Expo - February 2019
« Reply #2 on: 7 Jan 2019, 02:46 pm »
Tortuga Audio will be in room 808!

Early February in sunny Florida. What's not to like!!

Hope to see some of you there. Stop by and say hello.  :thumb:

Cheers,
Morten

Room change!!! We'll be in room #308 instead of #808.

We're also partnering with Pete and Triode Wire Labs on power/interconnect cabling.

Hope to see some of ya'll there in Tampa, February 8-10.

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Re: Florida Audio Expo - February 8-10, 2019
« Reply #3 on: 18 Jan 2019, 02:58 pm »
Room #308  :thumb:


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Re: Inaugural Florida Audio Expo - February 2019
« Reply #4 on: 18 Jan 2019, 11:03 pm »
Room change!!! We'll be in room #308 instead of #808.

We're also partnering with Pete and Triode Wire Labs on power/interconnect cabling.

Hope to see some of ya'll there in Tampa, February 8-10.
It was a beautiful 75 degrees here today.

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Re: Florida Audio Expo - February 8-10, 2019
« Reply #5 on: 12 Feb 2019, 01:58 pm »
The show went extremely well with great turnout and interest and thankfully no problems. I would say the first ever Florida Audio Expo was a great success and look forward to next year. I'm sure this show will be back.

Here are a few pics of our room etc.

All packed up and ready to load up the truck and get on the road to Tampa.


The room is finally ready to go and it's time to open the door.
Oh yeah. Those speakers? Those are Tortuga Audio speakers. The Loggerhead. More on those will be forthcoming soon.



A close-up shot of the Loggerhead.
* 2-way ported
* 2.8 cubic foot
* Scanspeak Revelator driver
* Bohlender Graebener Neo3-PDR Planar Tweeter
* External DSP crossover (bi-amped)


Tortuga Audio Preamp System - LDR3.V25 LDR attenuator plus TPB.V1 tube buffer running Genalex Gold Lion 6922 tubes. A most excellent combination.


A nice head-on shot of our setup.
* Tortuga Audio - LDR3.V25 Passive Preamp plus TPB.V1 Tube Preamp Buffer
* Tortuga Audio - Loggerhead speakers
* MiniDSP 4x10 HD - crossovers/equalizer/correction
* Schitt Audio Yggdrasil DAC
* QSC - pair of very modest GX3 pro-audio amps that just got the job done
* Generic PC music server running Win10 and Roon (offline - no streaming)
* Cables - courtesy of Triode Wire Labs (great cables!!)


Another view of the room.



Right before breaking down and leaving out after a successful show.


My most important VIP who I can't thank enough for all her help and support. :)


All packed up and ready to head home after a great show!

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Re: Florida Audio Expo - February 8-10, 2019
« Reply #6 on: 12 Feb 2019, 03:38 pm »
The show went extremely well with great turnout and interest and thankfully no problems. I would say the first ever Florida Audio Expo was a great success and look forward to next year. I'm sure this show will be back.

Here are a few pics of our room etc.

All packed up and ready to load up the truck and get on the road to Tampa.


The room is finally ready to go and it's time to open the door.
Oh yeah. Those speakers? Those are Tortuga Audio speakers. The Loggerhead. More on those will be forthcoming soon.



A close-up shot of the Loggerhead.
* 2-way ported
* 2.8 cubic foot
* Scanspeak Revelator driver
* Bohlender Graebener Neo3-PDR Planar Tweeter
* External DSP crossover (bi-amped)


Tortuga Audio Preamp System - LDR3.V25 LDR attenuator plus TPB.V1 tube buffer running Genalex Gold Lion 6922 tubes. A most excellent combination.


A nice head-on shot of our setup.
* Tortuga Audio - LDR3.V25 Passive Preamp plus TPB.V1 Tube Preamp Buffer
* Tortuga Audio - Loggerhead speakers
* MiniDSP 4x10 HD - crossovers/equalizer/correction
* Schitt Audio Yggdrasil DAC
* QSC - pair of very modest GX3 pro-audio amps that just got the job done
* Generic PC music server running Win10 and Roon (offline - no streaming)
* Cables - courtesy of Triode Wire Labs (great cables!!)


Another view of the room.



Right before breaking down and leaving out after a successful show.


My most important VIP who I can't thank enough for all her help and support. :)


All packed up and ready to head home after a great show!


Hey Morten,
Congratulations to you for producing a fantastic sounding room at FLAX! It was a pleasure to provide you the cable loom!

I just wish I had more time to spend with you and give you a "break" from time to time! Tell Sarah I said "hello"!

Warmest regards,
Pete

PS - I miss the sun & 80 degree weather in Tampa! It's snowing right now here in NY!  :duh:

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Re: Florida Audio Expo - February 8-10, 2019
« Reply #7 on: 13 Feb 2019, 12:49 pm »
The show went extremely well with great turnout and interest and thankfully no problems. I would say the first ever Florida Audio Expo was a great success and look forward to next year. I'm sure this show will be back.

Here are a few pics of our room etc.

A nice head-on shot of our setup.
* Tortuga Audio - LDR3.V25 Passive Preamp plus TPB.V1 Tube Preamp Buffer
* Tortuga Audio - Loggerhead speakers
* MiniDSP 4x10 HD - crossovers/equalizer/correction
* Schitt Audio Yggdrasil DAC
* QSC - pair of very modest GX3 pro-audio amps that just got the job done
* Generic PC music server running Win10 and Roon (offline - no streaming)
* Cables - courtesy of Triode Wire Labs (great cables!!)

Anything I've read about the show so far has been really positive and it's good to hear it was good for you guys as well. The new Loggerhead speakers look great and I'm a huge fan of ribbon tweeters.

One thing I don't see in your setup though is the previously announced LDR xB balanced preamp with new casework and integrated/internal active tube buffer. This was absolutely the biggest thing I was looking forward to at the show and for my next equipment purchase.

Crossing my fingers there's some positive news about it.

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Re: Florida Audio Expo - February 8-10, 2019
« Reply #8 on: 13 Feb 2019, 01:22 pm »
One thing I don't see in your setup though is the previously announced LDR xB balanced preamp with new casework and integrated/internal active tube buffer. This was absolutely the biggest thing I was looking forward to at the show and for my next equipment purchase.

Crossing my fingers there's some positive news about it.

We had every intention of having the new preamp ready for the show but we ran out of time trying to do to many things in parallel. When it came down to crunch time we realized we could do new speakers or new preamp but not both. We decided it was more important that we have our new Loggerhead speakers ready for the show than the new preamp since we already had the LDR3.V25 plus TPB.V1 Buffer available as a stand-in.

Going forward we are focused on finishing the new preamp.  At this point I believe we'll have liftoff on the new preamp later in March. More on that soon.

Cheers,
Morten  :thumb:

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Re: Florida Audio Expo - February 8-10, 2019
« Reply #9 on: 13 Feb 2019, 04:03 pm »
We had every intention of having the new preamp ready for the show but we ran out of time trying to do to many things in parallel. When it came down to crunch time we realized we could do new speakers or new preamp but not both. We decided it was more important that we have our new Loggerhead speakers ready for the show than the new preamp since we already had the LDR3.V25 plus TPB.V1 Buffer available as a stand-in.

Going forward we are focused on finishing the new preamp.  At this point I believe we'll have liftoff on the new preamp later in March. More on that soon.

Cheers,
Morten  :thumb:

Makes perfect sense and not a hard call to make. The speakers do look beautiful. Although I'm sure yours have a thing or two going on, I've been using speakers with ribbon tweeters for about 4-5 years and to me they really make a believable, clear, and special treble. I think yours will be good to know more about as your get all the info and pages together on your site.

Thanks a million for the update on the preamp, Morten! I've been hungry for info about that new preamp for months now, and for sure since last year when I started talking about it with.

I actually emailed you again a day or two ago about it, I'd appreciate you getting back to me once you've settled back in after the show.
Thanks,
Ben

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Re: Florida Audio Expo - February 8-10, 2019
« Reply #10 on: 18 Feb 2019, 09:50 pm »
Sorry to see the Loggerheads are out of my price range, way out.

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Re: Florida Audio Expo - February 8-10, 2019
« Reply #11 on: 12 Mar 2019, 04:39 pm »
Very nice Tortuga/Triode room show review by Eric Shook of Part-Time Audiophile.  :thumb:

https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2019/03/12/florida-2019-tortuga-audio-triode-wire-labs-a-mystifying-and-luxurious-sound/