What do you want to look at, err, hear at the show?
Wow, it's almost here, our chance to hear some great stuff! I wanted to put out some of the things I'm interested in to see who else might also share my interests. That way we can tag along together and be able to discuss what we see and hear!
My current primary interest is in DACs. I'm really interested to hear differences amongst them--where possible and practical--and differences between good external DACs vs. those of a CD or DVD/CD player.
Also, I'm very interested in the idea of a music server. To prototype the idea, I've started to rip my CD collection to itunes on my laptop, which was recently upgraded to use a SSD. I bought the Apple Airport Express and have been streaming music from my office to my living room with surprisingly good fidelity!
Since I've only recently bought my Spires, listening to speakers--at least with the intention of buying--is not really a priority. However, I would be interested in listening to Spires and other ML speakers and other brands for comparison sakes. I think you all can appreciate that after months of deliberating and finally making a decision to plunk down some serious cash on a great set of speakers, the last thing you want to do is undermine that. Acoustic issues/solutions are also of interest to me.
I'm an all digital guy, even though I still own vinyl and a B&O 4004 TT which is in retirement, so I would also be happy to listen to some vinyl.
I'm getting in Thursday evening and leaving Sunday morning. So I'm looking to fully utilize all of Friday and Saturday to check things out in order of priority, lest I run out of time.
For anybody who is also getting in on Thursday, and would like to have a late dinner or drink at the hotel, please pm me. I'm staying at the Marriott itself.
OK guys. Dinner reservation is made for 7:30 PM at Lola's. They are going to see if they can put us in a back area where it may be quieter so that it's easier to converse.
Reservation us under the name Martin Logan
Sorry Tim, I found out today that duty calls and I am now working long days all weekend and straight thru untilo the 12th.
You all enjoy the RMAF while I keep you safe in Colorado. These hours have also hindered my plans to have the new sound panels on the walls before the weekend.
Well at least Vancouver was awesome last weekend.
Have lots of fun, Lee
I was looking forward to meeting some of you at RMAF, but it looks like I won't be able to make this year. So I'll get my RMAF updates from Jeff! Have fun to all who are going!
Same here--you lucky dogs! Oh well, perhaps next year...
Originally Posted by churchill
Tim (MiTT) don't forget to take your pornograph to the show.
Not a problem Bernard, I'm planning my usual multi-page thread of it with plenty of pictures. This will be my 5th consecutive year attending and covering it here on the site. I'm excited to be there!
Originally Posted by Bernard
(unfortunately I have a meeting that runs until 12:30 and I have to come back to the office tonight - so I may not have much posted immediately)
I might be able to pop in at Lola's for a "Hello". Won't be staying long enough for food or drink.
Originally Posted by MiTT
Found some down time on Sunday. Going to RMAF, what time is everyone going on Sunday?
Great dinner at Lola's last night.
Just got back in the homeland.
Will post my observations, without pictures, soon.
Thank you Tim for arranging dinner at Lolas.
Twitch, hope your wife is doing better. As for you, what can I say.
Originally Posted by slowGEEZR
Were you able to do it?
GR Research V1
If you are talking about the GR Research V1, I did a brief listen to the V1 "Plus", which apparently has an improved tweeter over the V1.
I asked the rep about the price and he said they were $2,495. I stared at him in disbelief.
Room was small and very crowded when I heard them. I was off to the side and somewhat in the back with several folks between me and the speakers.
Having said that, there were very impressive and for the price. Very dynamic and life like in a relatively small package. Also quite attractive. First impressions. A silly, stupid bargain, or shall I say a steal at the price and a product I would want to have a serious listen to, given the opportunity.
Originally Posted by Gordon Gray
Thank you. Yes, they are a kit that's why they are less then you would think...
I'm finishing the xover on my current DIY speakers then I think I will build them. IF you come to NC, you can listen all you want.
Yes. I thought they were pretty nice, but I wasn't extremely impressed. Maybe it was because I had listened to so many systems that I was subconciously comparing them to much higher priced speakers. The music that I heard through them seemed very clear, but the sound came from the dead center and there didn't seem to be any width to the soundstage. Worth the asking price? Sure. But for me, the ADAM's are a better buy. I will check my notes, to be sure I'm commenting on what I heard, but they're currently packed up in my car and I don't want to dig them out until I get home. If I have any more info, I'll update.
Originally Posted by jtwrace
UPDATE. Ok, I arrived home about 30 minutes ago and have found my notes on the V1. Here's what my notes say... The V1 playing was the "Super V", powered by a Dodd Audio 15wpc amp. The room was very well treated, with diffusers and absorption covering the entire front wall. The sound was very clean and accurate to my ears. Playing Jack Johnson, I notice that his voice sounds mellower than on my system. I don't know which is the more accurate, having never heard him live. The presentation seemed a little small. The speakers were ~ 5ft. apart, ~ 20" from the side walls and ~ 2' from the front wall. I sat about 6' in front of them.
Last edited by slowGEEZR; 10-06-2009 at 06:27 PM.
Reason: update from notes
- Steve You got fins to the left, fins to the right...Wilson WP8's in Carmen Red, Pass Labs XA-100.5 mono amps, Pass Labs XP-20 preamp, BAT PK-V5 phono amp, VPI Scout with HRX Mini Feet, TTWeights Outer Ring and Center Weight, Soundsmith The Voice Ebony cartridge, MacMini, Amarra software, AyreQB-9 DAC, Musical Fidelity X-CAN V-3, Sennheiser HD-535, Adona Rack, PS Audio Power Plant Premier, Mogami interconnects with Neutrik XLRs, Douglas speaker cable, GIK acoustical treatments.