There was no doubt that with footers in place the sound stage opened up, imaging and layering were quite apparent and the detail and musicality were in full bloom.
And, viewers, check out the new UEF record weight. The system delivered mind-blowing dynamics and pinpoint, holographic imaging. The sound was concert-like with amazing dynamic range and impact. The second year of the Florida show and twice as good with almost double the amount of rooms. From my observations, the event attracted music loving couples and families of every age.
Tributaries provided the high quality, snake oil free interconnects and speaker cables. Their stuff may be pricey, but it's built extremely well and doesn't contain embarrassing pseudoscience that gives high end audio a bad reputation.
It was nice meeting up with Joe Perfito to talk cables and reminisce about old audio stories. MartinLogan Neoliths with Parasound Electronics. They featured the massive Neoliths and another set of more down to earth electrostatic towers. Parasound amps provided the power which is always a good thing. We've bench tested and reviewed older Parasound Halo amplifier designs and found them to be based on solid engineering principals with excellent build quality. Though sadly, like many of the other demo rooms, cable snake oil was in high presence with Audioquest making the connections.
Still the Neoliths were an impressive sight both visually and audibly and the room was an audiophile's paradise. I was fortunate to have actually spent a good deal of time personally demoing these speakers in a dedicated room at MartinLogan's headquarters in Lawrence, Kansas a couple of years back.
My one word summary of the experience was "mesmerizing". We finally got to hear the new L speakers from JBL. They were based on the classic model from decades ago but with modern driver technology and crossover design benefiting from years of research by Harman. Vintage audio is thriving today and JBL is one of the greatest success stories in that regard.
The new L speakers feature Harman's patented waveguide for improved directivity on their titanium dome tweeter and the very rugged FE inch mm cast-frame, white pure-pulp cone woofer to give it the vintage flare with authority.
The Quadrex foam grille screamed 's, but this is vintage and so many enthusiasts simply love that. I personally prefer the look of no grilles to see those sexy woofers in action. The Ls mustered up impressive bass extension for a smallish cabinet and the overall sound was good though I expected a little more vocal clarity.
I do think positioning and poor room acoustics were doing no favors for these speakers, however. Notice the large toroidal transformer and dual heatsink monolithic construction. The system was powered by gorgeous Mark Levinson electronics including a No Integrated amp, and their new No turntable. Sadly Transparent cables connected the system which even the rep at Harman acknowledged wasn't a necessary component but something some of their dealers love to promote.
The story arcs through the tale of a small town gripped in blood-chilling fear following the arrival of a spectral travelling carnival […]. September 4, FLAX Steven R. Rochlin of Enjoy The Music! Share this: Tweet. That is unless jtwrace wants to invite a neighbor over for a listen sometime. Once everything is officially setup and ready you're welcome anytime. In fact, you could come now if you just want to get a taste.
I'll shoot you a pm. Will you be be going to the expo? Week end mornings the drive's not bad if no one bumps into each other on I I live in Clermont, so I've got a couple of options to get there and back. AJ Soundfield Member.
Feb in Tampa is peak season pricing. Well played Mike. Great to have a show like this in Tampa. Having relocated from the NYC area 8 years ago, this was one of the few things I missed.
Even though there were a lot of logistical things to complain about, all of them can be excused for a first time show. As for the exhibitors, here are some observations if any one cares : 1 The breadth of products to audition and on display was very impressive. Best thing I heard - the R2R tape deck in the MBL room - I am an analog guy exclusively and I want one Worst thing I heard - One room had Metallica blasting at full volume in a closed hotel room not suitable for enjoyment - don't get me wrong I like Metallica - but dude - what the hell were you thinking?
For the industry: 1. What the heck is going on with the Mark Levinson product line? The build quality is mediocre at best, the sound was EH could be the room I guess - this is a classic example of pricing products beyond their value and resting on a name - that boat sailed a long time ago.
MBL had a great setup and it sounded nice if you sat at the right spot in the room - the back of the room was way to boomy - I guess if money is no object to a degree and you like the bling - sound wise not the best I've ever heard which is what I would expect 3. Very sad to see how the industry is continuing to die a slow death. Unless the millennials get their act together The organizers deserve a huge thank you as they knocked it out of the park. I sure hope we can build and improve on this and do it again next year and the year after that.
There's a lot of money in the west coast of Florida and we should be able to do this. As an audiophile, it was 3 hours of nirvana and a day well spent - I was thrilled.
Beauty stereophile com, sings take two, ear headphones series, ultra ht page, dali rubicon 8, 2 and 4, the yellow shark, hommage à penderecki, experts at it, chesky goes binaural, art dudley, 3d primus preamplifier