Lonestar Audiofest in Dallas

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Lonestar Audiofest in Dallas
« on: 2 Apr 2019, 07:49 pm »
See you in Dallas May 3rd - May 5th!

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Re: Lonestar Audiofest in Dallas
« Reply #1 on: 3 Apr 2019, 05:07 am »
I would really like to go but will still be in India, maybe next year I can come and bring Ceramica Translams...  :popcorn:

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Re: Lonestar Audiofest in Dallas
« Reply #2 on: 3 Apr 2019, 09:05 pm »
This will be my first year. I'm really looking forward to it!

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Re: Lonestar Audiofest in Dallas
« Reply #3 on: 4 Apr 2019, 08:51 pm »
What system will you be bringing?

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Re: Lonestar Audiofest in Dallas
« Reply #4 on: 5 Apr 2019, 02:23 am »
I would really like to go but will still be in India, maybe next year I can come and bring Ceramica Translams...  :popcorn:

That would be great - sorry we miss meeting this year!

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Re: Lonestar Audiofest in Dallas
« Reply #5 on: 5 Apr 2019, 02:24 am »
This will be my first year. I'm really looking forward to it!

Second year for me. Last year was a great time!

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Re: Lonestar Audiofest in Dallas
« Reply #6 on: 5 Apr 2019, 02:26 am »
What system will you be bringing?

Two very different systems and still working on the details. Looking forward to it!

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Re: Lonestar Audiofest in Dallas
« Reply #7 on: 23 Apr 2019, 02:44 pm »
Many thanks to Benchmark for supplying front end equipment!

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Re: Lonestar Audiofest in Dallas
« Reply #8 on: 24 Apr 2019, 05:39 pm »
The Omaggio line arrays for the show...








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Re: Lonestar Audiofest in Dallas
« Reply #9 on: 29 Apr 2019, 02:26 am »
Modern Rustic "Ritorno"...







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Re: Lonestar Audiofest in Dallas
« Reply #10 on: 29 Apr 2019, 05:13 am »
How much?

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Re: Lonestar Audiofest in Dallas
« Reply #11 on: 29 Apr 2019, 02:50 pm »
How much?

$2,295/pr. including shipping to the mainland USA.

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Re: Lonestar Audiofest in Dallas
« Reply #12 on: 29 Apr 2019, 05:43 pm »
Featured equipment this weekend :

Benchmark DAC3HGC DAC-Preamp

Benchmark AHB2 amplifier

D-Sonic M3a-1200S amplifiers

D-Sonic M3a-600M monoblock amplifiers

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Re: Lonestar Audiofest in Dallas
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Re: Lonestar Audiofest in Dallas
« Reply #14 on: 8 May 2019, 02:39 am »
Many thanks to Benchmark and D-Sonic for providing the front end in Dallas!




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Re: Lonestar Audiofest in Dallas
« Reply #15 on: 8 May 2019, 04:14 am »
Modern Rustic "Ritorno"...





I was really impressed with these for the price. This was one of the few items I was expecting to come in significantly more expensive and was pleasantly surprised when I saw the price point.

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Re: Lonestar Audiofest in Dallas
« Reply #16 on: 8 May 2019, 04:01 pm »
Lots of well reviewed Class D amplification in the room!  Rick:  Any insights you care to share about the performance of the Benchmark and D-Sonic amps with your speakers?

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Re: Lonestar Audiofest in Dallas
« Reply #17 on: 8 May 2019, 04:56 pm »
Lots of well reviewed Class D amplification in the room!  Rick:  Any insights you care to share about the performance of the Benchmark and D-Sonic amps with your speakers?

We used the Benchmark amp to drive the Ritorno monitors and the D-Sonic amps for bi-amping the Omaggio line arrays. Both gave us excellent sound and I will be using them in future shows. Plenty of power ,neutral, and low noise - all that you could ask for. If you're spending more than this on amplification I would suggest reconsidering your purchase.

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Re: Lonestar Audiofest in Dallas
« Reply #18 on: 8 May 2019, 08:54 pm »
It was great to meet Rick Craig and fabrication partner Kevin Kendrick in Dallas last weekend at LSAF 2019. Very impressive sound from both systems. What really exceeded any expectations I walked into their room with was the industrial design of the  Omaggio CBT array Kevin Kendrick's talents and 5-axis CNC brought to the endeavor. I have long admired the theory behind Don Keele's CBT (Constant Beamwidth Transducer) line array while having the opinion 'too bad it looks so goofy in a living room'. The changing radius curves and proportions of Kendrick's work for Craig's CBT implementation flips that impression from CBT as insurance you remain (or become) a bachelor to an object that takes pride of place in the stylish home. And not to shortchange the Ritorno. Those faceted enclosures are not easy, but the quality on display tells me you can select any Selah Audio design and get it executed to the highest reasonable degree of precision and finish (and I guess for an up-charge to an unreasonable level). The sinker cypress veneer on the Ritorno is stunning.

I pride LSAF as a venue that caters to both the moneyed and middle class audiophile/music lover. My experience in Rick's room confirmed Selah Audio as a great resource for those of us who look to spend a few thousand to get sound in the tens of thousands class.

Here are the guys hard at it, Kevin on the left Rick on the right. This picture also shows how reasonably sized the Omaggio is given the large radiating area it delivers.


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Re: Lonestar Audiofest in Dallas
« Reply #19 on: 14 May 2019, 12:44 pm »
Congrats to Andrew and Norman, winners in the LSAF drawing. Your $50 Amazon gift cards are on the way to you.