I just returned from a knock-out
of a show at RMAF2018!
As usual, it was a pleasure to meet so many new faces and revisit with all the familiar ones. This show seemed to have a certain magic to it going on since Day 1, where the music was just flowing right from the beginning in both rooms that I was exhibiting in
- even with all the brand new components that where built in time just days before. Room 4024 set up and ready for action on Thursday Evening!
I was formally debuting the L2
System in Room 4024 (with Tridoe Pete of Triode Wire Labs cables, and Harbeth Loudspeakers), and I also had the same L2 system set up in Room 3018 with Clayton Shaw of Spatial Audio and Paul Speltz of AntiCables). The L2 Signature Preamplifier in both rooms was equipped with the L2 Dac module, and the only difference was the one used in Room 4024 also contained the new L2 Phonostage module (which was just perfect
for a demo that we had in our room by Muxia Music's test pressing LP of Trio Palabras! I will be posting more on this soon). The L2 Phonostage was fed from an Acoustic Signature Wow XL turntable with AS MC-2 cartridge and tonearm.
The feedback that both rooms received from show attendees and members of the press was simply outstanding!
For various reasons I had difficulty sleeping during the evenings of the show, but the actual days exhibiting were almost dream-like for me because of how so many listeners were able to hear the debut of the L2 components and the *substantial* leap in performance they brought to both show rooms compared to all the shows of the past!
I want to express my gratitude to everyone
(attendees, press, manufacturers and other members of the trade) who visited our two rooms, took the time to listen carefully, asked questions, and enjoyed their RMAF2018 experience. And thank you to Spatial Audio, Fidelis (importers of Harbeth and Acoustic Signature), Triode Wire Labs, and Anticables. L2 Signature Preamplifier and L2 Signature Monoblocks. All cabling by Triode Wire Labs.A packed room on Day 1. Luckily, this was a "king suite" room with some extra space!Harbeth 40.2 (40th Anniversary Edition) on Tontraeger stands that I needed to elevate to account
for the tallish hotel chairs. Harbeth 40.2, 30.2, and P3ESR [All "40th Anniversary Edition" models] with Tontraeger stands.
I am in the process of catching up with emails and voicemails, and finishing build/test of some more L2 components that I am aiming to ship on Friday of this week. Please bear with me and thank you in advance for doing so.
This is the Vinnie Rossi RMAF 2018 Show Coverage Thread, so I'll begin posting coverage shortly.