Why not come to a show on the East Coast that's growing?
The 2012 Capital Audiofest is set for July 13-15 in the Washington DC area, and will again be at Crown Plaza Hotel but with more of everything so will be bigger and better. More quality playback equipment, listening rooms, display table space, retailers, audio and video manufacturers and live music. Last year we had approximately 1000 attendees exploring 30 rooms which isnt bad for a two year old show! This year we plan to have 50-60 rooms along with more of everything. . If you have not read the rave reviews by Stereophile's own John Atkinson, then please go to the CAF website www.capitalaudiofest.com and link to Stereophile and other great commentary found on the internet. Please contact me if you are interested in rate and room i
The Cary's are back! And they do sound quite good. They have new (Electro-Harmonix) KT88's in them and a couple replaced pin-sleeves. But my main speakers are now out. I took out the woofers this weekend and sent them off to a guy who claims to be able to replace the surrounds without having to cut away the center of the driver....we'll see. In the meantime, I have pair of ProAc Tablette 50's that will have to fill in. Life is hard , I know. And yes, I try to keep back-ups to my back-ups for all my components.
Now I remember why I haven't been as active on EVO to past year or so. Great people here but the site is functionally frustrating to me. I get locked out of it when I use Chrome and some of the functions don't work with my old Explorer browser. I'll keep trying though. I like you folks too much to give up.
I surprise myself at times when it comes to CDs. I will purchase them, listen to them once or twice, put them away, and forget they never existed. I will then (on days such as today) re-discover them and find out just how fantastic they really are. I pulled out a copy of the motion picture soundtrack Ocean's 13, which combines electronic and jazz to make a unique (albeit a tad strange) genre of its own appeal. Not only was the music good, but the recording quality was actually good as well (not the case for many 'popular' movies).. The sounstage was peppered with small, subtle sounds from instruments such as spoons, triangles, electric guitar and some vocals, while the main action took place front center and front right. Again, nothing I would use as reference material, but just a go
I'm back from the CA Audio Show. Seemed like a smaller show this year, though that might not be fair. I'm usually tied to a room and this year I wasn't. So I got to see every room at the show. I think my favorite was from Audio Image. A very good sound played mostly from vinyl.
I had the privilage of having my dad (David Wilson) come over to help calibrate my sub. Was very educational (not to mention a lot of fun!). I was having so much fun going through his CD case listening to some of his demo CD's that he left them here with me to listen to until Thursday. Needless to say, I am enjoying beautiful music as I type this!
Anyone know of a good toob based LCR phono that is not stratospherically priced? I an=m scouting for one that will pay my Cleaaudio Concerto, Denon DL 103 pro AND the Koetsu Onyx (original, vintage Long-body version)...
So the wifey and I had made the choice to have her grandmother come and live with us for awhile... so this means that the room that I have wanted since pre-teen and have busted ass on will be dismantled... sucks allot... but fam comes first
We had some great news come in the mail slot when the latest issue of TAS was delivered: Best Sound of Show at T.H.E. Show Newport Beach by both Robert Harley (Audio Salon Room: MIT/Magico/Spectral/ASC) and Alan Taffel (Audio Salon Room: MIT/Magico/Spectral/ASC). We also shared the Best of Show at the Munich Show by Jonathan Valin (Wilson Sasha/Spectral/MIT Oracle Matrix 120 HD). It feels great