new set of Apollo11 in Baked Maple

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Jarbs

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Re: new set of Apollo11 in Baked Maple
« Reply #20 on: 21 Mar 2020, 03:47 pm »
Audiotom,

Simply beautiful. Photos don’t capture the full effect either. Mine are walnut, and like you say, they exceeded my expectations all around.

It’s well-known that break-in takes awhile. 100 hrs. gets you to a workable point, 400 hrs. to complete. What electronics will you be running?

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« Reply #21 on: 21 Mar 2020, 06:12 pm »
Audiotom,

Simply beautiful. Photos don’t capture the full effect either. Mine are walnut, and like you say, they exceeded my expectations all around.

It’s well-known that break-in takes awhile. 100 hrs. gets you to a workable point, 400 hrs. to complete. What electronics will you be running?

Greg

THanks Greg

I have parallel systems - both tubes
Doshi
Uesugi (mid 1980s highlly sought after - overbuilt - excellent sounding)

I will be working from home and breaking them in at the same time

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« Reply #22 on: 21 Mar 2020, 06:42 pm »
My home office is around the corner from my listening room so I was able to do what you will be doing. There are definitely steps and phases, not continuous change. Generally it’s rough to start, then clarity comes in from the top then down.

Currently I’m trying to find the optimal amplifier. Everything seems to work well, but the challenge is finding one that incorporates the best of all options. So many amplifier options work with the Daedalus line and subtle changes are affecting decision making. For example, adding DiD’s resulted in me going back to the Daedalus speaker cables. Lower mid-range congestion was eliminated.

Basically these speakers reveal everything you wanted to know about your amp’s sound. Maybe it just takes $$$$ to get an even match.

I’d be interested in your findings with your options. (currently I have VAC and a couple LTA amps).

Thanks.

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Re: new set of Apollo11 in Baked Maple
« Reply #23 on: 21 Mar 2020, 09:16 pm »
Congratulations!

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Re: new set of Apollo11 in Baked Maple
« Reply #24 on: 21 Mar 2020, 09:41 pm »
They are beautiful, makes me wish I had a big enough room to accommodate those. Exciting.

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Re: new set of Apollo11 in Baked Maple
« Reply #25 on: 23 Mar 2020, 10:59 pm »
I’ll see you on the Dark Side Of The


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Re: new set of Apollo11 in Baked Maple
« Reply #26 on: 23 Mar 2020, 11:11 pm »








I will stop now

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Re: new set of Apollo11 in Baked Maple
« Reply #27 on: 23 Mar 2020, 11:57 pm »
Very nice congratulations

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Re: new set of Apollo11 in Baked Maple
« Reply #28 on: 24 Mar 2020, 10:57 pm »
All I can say is Wow!  You are going to have fun.

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Re: new set of Apollo11 in Baked Maple
« Reply #29 on: 25 Mar 2020, 12:52 pm »
Hello and thank you for these beautiful photos. They have a special attachment for me because I am waiting for my appolo 11 which are in the same wood. Lou finished their manufacture but we have to wait for the end of the Covid 19 pandemic to organize their long trip (I live in France).
I can't wait to read your first listening experiences.
Congratulations on this wonderful choice!
Take care of yourself.

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Re: new set of Apollo11 in Baked Maple
« Reply #30 on: 25 Mar 2020, 01:35 pm »
Congrats Tom! Those are absolutely beautiful. And you are welcome—was that really 2015 for our transaction and my switch to Argos? Wow, time flies. Lous speakers do so many things right. Truly are an amazing sound. I can only imagine what his newest models/changes are bringing to the table.
When Lou recently teamed up with VAC at the Florida audio show, with the VAC integrated that costs as much as a house —and truly must perform at that higher level— I was not surprised to hear reports that Lou’s creations responded in kind and sounded like never before. So much magic injected into these designs and seemingly no end to what level they can produce.

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Re: new set of Apollo11 in Baked Maple
« Reply #31 on: 25 Mar 2020, 03:50 pm »
Sebastien

Yes - Lou told me he was building your pair - You will be very excited to see these in the flesh and hear their magic.  I was very moved when I listened at Lou’s shop in Ferndale - upstate Washington.

I read your thread that you had decided to go Daedalus on word of mouth
You are in for a treat

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You probably won’t understand

I haven’t actually PLAYED a note yet.

They are hooked up and ready
But I want it to be a special time

I am adjusting to working from home. Having to spend a good deal of time during the day prepping for the trivial in the zombie apocalypse  :oops:  so I am having to work some at night.


Hopefully spin some favorite vinyl tonight


Jason - yes I checked - October 2015
I really appreciated you reaching out to me
With the Ulysses / argos move - a perfect win win for both of us

The Ulysses changed the whole scope of my system - high efficiency and nuanced tubes
Music much more engaging and tonally true.

And thank you

LOU!

Words are not sufficient
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Re: new set of Apollo11 in Baked Maple
« Reply #32 on: 31 Mar 2020, 09:34 pm »
Thanks for the appreciation!  These really are something to see in person :thumb: We got lucky,eh?

I'm looking forward to Tom's comments on the A/B with his Ulysses :popcorn: