Axpona 2019

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aaron.luebke

Axpona 2019
« on: 13 Apr 2019, 07:16 pm »
Lots of systems.  Some good, some not so good, some good but way outside of most budgets.

Still my favorite...








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Re: Axpona 2019
« Reply #1 on: 13 Apr 2019, 09:22 pm »
I'm still here at AXPONA, but when I went into Klaus's room it was PACKED to the gills. I mean packed!! The entire floor area was wall-to-wall people standing there. It was like a really popular cocktail party.....without the cocktails. 🍸

It's close to 4:30 now, maybe I should head back there to see if I can listen to some actual music this time.  😉

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Re: Axpona 2019
« Reply #2 on: 14 Apr 2019, 12:55 am »
I stopped by yesterday and today. As always the Odyssey room stands out in part to Klaus's outsize personality. He played a few cuts from Santana Abraxis. It was outstanding. Those Kismet speakers really sing. After hearing many great systems today it is not difficult to say that Odyssey Audio can compete with the best, especially for the value.

aaron.luebke

Re: Axpona 2019
« Reply #3 on: 14 Apr 2019, 06:26 pm »
I don't think Klaus will mind...

The Block Audio room was truly mind blowing.  Small 2 way bookies that were just astounding.  I think they are out of Poland.  No room treatments - nothing but some big A$$ amps and a very simple layout but just mind blowing sound coming out of those speakers!!  Bass and everything, a complete package.

The speakers came with the stands for a mere $17k and if I only had $200,000 laying around doing nothing I could have gotten the entire setup...  :roll:


Bang for buck anyone?  Klaus wins.   :thumb:


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Re: Axpona 2019
« Reply #4 on: 18 Apr 2019, 02:39 pm »

Audio72

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Re: Axpona 2019
« Reply #5 on: 18 Apr 2019, 03:24 pm »
Awesome, thanks :D

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Re: Axpona 2019
« Reply #6 on: 18 Apr 2019, 05:16 pm »
The Block Audio room was truly mind blowing.  Small 2 way bookies that were just astounding.  I think they are out of Poland.  No room treatments - nothing but some big A$$ amps and a very simple layout but just mind blowing sound coming out of those speakers!!  Bass and everything, a complete package.

The speakers came with the stands for a mere $17k and if I only had $200,000 laying around doing nothing I could have gotten the entire setup...  :roll:


Bang for buck anyone?  Klaus wins.   :thumb:
I've been looking at these (out of my price range obviously) but on paper they don't seem anything special. Elaborate more on them? Was there something mentioned in the room about what makes them so great?

aaron.luebke

Re: Axpona 2019
« Reply #7 on: 18 Apr 2019, 05:57 pm »
Maybe just magic...?  Room had no treatments, there was no sub.  The monitors are not powered (no plate amp and sneaky side woofers).  The monitors are ported.  It's not impossible the pre setup has room compensation.  I guess for that price I'd expect something other than a standard pre.  I'll bet the amps are straight class A and they were monsters.

I'm not even sure what he was playing.  But then the bass came in.  It wasn't boomy but it was deep and powerful.  Those cones are what...6"ers on the high side?

I honestly cannot answer that question with any authority at all.

klaus@odyssey

Re: Axpona 2019
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KLH007

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Re: Axpona 2019
« Reply #9 on: 24 Apr 2019, 10:49 pm »
Sensational room! Klaus gets the most out of any room with his setup expertise, and his affordable electronics and speakers perform way beyond their modest prices. Congratulations Klaus on another outstanding system regardless of price!

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Re: Axpona 2019
« Reply #10 on: 25 Apr 2019, 01:01 am »
Jump to 11:50:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z810QQa6vSs

Anyone know where to find the video they refer to at 12:38ish? I looked on the AVshowreports site and in their youtube channel but could not find anything.

KLH007

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Re: Axpona 2019
« Reply #11 on: 25 Apr 2019, 01:35 am »
Anyone know where to find the video they refer to at 12:38ish? I looked on the AVshowreports site and in their youtube channel but could not find anything.

Same link, at 11:50,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z810QQa6vSs

Eduardo AAVM

Re: Axpona 2019
« Reply #12 on: 25 Apr 2019, 03:34 am »
oops I did it again !

Klaus Bunge :)

Jim N.

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Re: Axpona 2019
« Reply #13 on: 25 Apr 2019, 11:11 am »
Congrats, Klaus! Still just amazing stuff. Wish I could have heard what it sounded like!

PS- Still using the Loreleies and Stratos Extreme I bought in 2005.

AlTran

Re: Axpona 2019
« Reply #14 on: 25 Apr 2019, 04:50 pm »
Congrats.

Is it MAGNAN or MAGNUM? I thought it is MAGNAN cable???

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Re: Axpona 2019
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Re: Axpona 2019
« Reply #16 on: 25 Apr 2019, 07:37 pm »
I had a very busy show schedule, but I finally made it to Klaus' room Sunday afternoon....the room was crowded, but I managed to fit into the hallway, and so glad I did.  Klaus was playing Billy Cobham!  Who plays Billy Cobham?  Klaus does.  IT ROCKED.  The room made music.  End of story.

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Re: Axpona 2019
« Reply #17 on: 25 Apr 2019, 10:56 pm »
Stopped by the Odyssey Audio room on Saturday, asked Klaus if he could play some rock and roll?
He yelled “F**K YA!”  He put on side one of Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here. He turned the lights out, handed me the remote, and left the room. 20 minutes or so later he came back in and I bought the speakers! :thumb:

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Re: Axpona 2019
« Reply #18 on: 26 Apr 2019, 03:40 am »
I bought the speakers! :thumb:

Nice, are those the Kismet model speakers?
Brett

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Re: Axpona 2019
« Reply #19 on: 26 Apr 2019, 03:39 pm »
Congrats.

Is it MAGNAN or MAGNUM? I thought it is MAGNAN cable???

Magnan is correct.  Dave Magnan retired some years ago and closed the company.  Recently someone else purchased the company, they are replicating some of the products (Type Vi and Vi Signature interconnects), and making facsimiles of others (speaker cables).  I own interconnects from the old company and they are spectacular.  Micro thin bronze ribbons with very high inductance, the anathema of standard theory, that addresses skin effect.