First time at Floida Audio Expo!

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« Reply #20 on: 11 Feb 2020, 01:39 pm »
Would this classify as a "minimalist" setup?  :lol:

Very nice setup.

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« Reply #21 on: 11 Feb 2020, 01:51 pm »
I can vouch for Lou's room having one of the nicest sounds at the show. Well done, Lou!

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« Reply #22 on: 12 Feb 2020, 03:19 pm »
We did a little video to talk about the room.  btw keep your eyes open for one from AV showrooms.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWbahVNWIik&feature=youtu.be

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« Reply #23 on: 12 Feb 2020, 03:32 pm »
We did a little video to talk about the room.  btw keep your eyes open for one from AV showrooms.
thanks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWbahVNWIik&feature=youtu.be

Video is private.


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« Reply #24 on: 12 Feb 2020, 04:06 pm »
It played for me just now.

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« Reply #27 on: 13 Feb 2020, 06:21 pm »
I will write soon about my sho0w impressions but for now all I can say is WOW :thumb:




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« Reply #28 on: 13 Feb 2020, 07:42 pm »
I will write soon about my sho0w impressions but for now all I can say is WOW :thumb:





Dude, that amp is insane!  I bet your room sounded incredible.

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« Reply #29 on: 13 Feb 2020, 08:27 pm »
Is that amplifier overkill for those speakers? The amplifier costs more than the total for everything else.

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« Reply #30 on: 13 Feb 2020, 08:38 pm »
Is that amplifier overkill for those speakers? The amplifier costs more than the total for everything else.

Everything is high end audio going up the chain price wise will be disproportional to the benefit received.  It's a question of what one's budget is and whether they need that last several percent of sound quality.  They had 4 of those amps driving Von Schweikert ultra 11s in a big room.  VAC is local to the area of the show (believe they are in Sarasota - http://www.vac-amps.com/).  For a vendor selling speakers it's got to be a joy to be able to have one of the top amps made to demonstrate how good the speakers are.

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« Reply #31 on: 13 Feb 2020, 08:48 pm »
Is that amplifier overkill for those speakers? The amplifier costs more than the total for everything else.

Going in I was concerned that the speakers may not stand up to that amp, I was wrong. The VAC amp brought everything in that room up to it's level. We had no idea that the speakers are really this good until last weekend. No weak links, just a beautifully matched system that made music in an almost magical way. It was amazing the way in most recordings , especially live ones, how the room walls just melted away, the speakers disappeared and you were there in the concert hall.
I believe we will show this system again at Axpona (maybe with the APollo11), if we do please come listen.

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« Reply #32 on: 13 Feb 2020, 08:55 pm »
Is that amplifier overkill for those speakers? The amplifier costs more than the total for everything else.
To me that is a no.  The Bang for the BUCK as you are buying direct.  A hand crafted piece of Audio Equipment that has no middle man markup (Would be twice the price if in a brick and motor as they have bills to pay).   Lou's speakers deliver what you put into them.  On the flip side Lou does offer a speaker for about half the price of the amp.  I have heard them......  And the room he was in was a little small for them and maybe even his model in between.

I had the opportunity to hear a set of the Apollo's mated to 4-6 amps and as many Preamps along with a handful of DAC's one day.  A amp that was less the $1000 sounded darned near the best.  And I wont name names since I don't remember.  It is all about SYNERGY.  Thus you see people here asking what works best all the time.  It is why I find used items as someone is always on the hunt for that elusive Best of the Best.

Isn't all about the size of the toys or who has the most :duh:

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« Reply #33 on: 13 Feb 2020, 10:11 pm »
Going in I was concerned that the speakers may not stand up to that amp, I was wrong. The VAC amp brought everything in that room up to it's level.
I have had the pleasure of listening to the Daedalus rooms at the past two Capital Audio shows and found them to be excellent, but this room in Tampa was exceptional. Had to visit a few times.

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« Reply #34 on: Today at 05:44 am »
This the best I have ever heard from Daedalus Apollo Speakers ! Kudos to lou for making such wonderful speakers ! Notice the Bass ! without sub woofers, best to ear with Hi- end Headphone you get to hear all the individual instruments and layering of music !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9BFfsq7t_E


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