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Random thoughts from The Home Entertainment Show in long beach California

 

Five floors of gear plus one floor for the marketplace (records n Stuff)

 

‘I think the organisers will be disappointed - seem to be very few atendee’s.   Seemed a bigger crowd when it was held near Newport Beach.  Still good for me as I can grab a front row seat easily.

 

 

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B&W and Mac

 

I have never warmed to the 800 series but sounding good.  Playing Tom Waits.

 

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ATC.  Sounding very impressive 

 

US$70K all active CDM 50.  Remind me of the PMC MB2SE for obvious reason.

 

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My first audition of the Magico A3

 

First impressions are that they are good.  But I’m not totally convinced I would spend on them.  Will go back later for a second try

 

 

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Wow.  This is where I just burnt my imaginary budget.  Gryphon driving the Magico S5 v2.  Dire Straits brothers in arms and kraftwork.  Bloody fantastic.  Two other rooms have the Magico M2 which are higher in the range above but I’m taking this setup.

 

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Now trying Gryphon mojo’s. Tiny room.

 

very nice.  Sound bigger than they look.

 

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5 hours ago, Steam said:

Wow.  This is where I just burnt my imaginary budget.  Gryphon driving the Magico S5 v2.  Dire Straits brothers in arms and kraftwork.  Bloody fantastic.  Two other rooms have the Magico M2 which are higher in the range above but I’m taking this setup.

 

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Hi Nic,

 

I would like a pair the Magicos.  Can you fit them in your luggage?

 

Thanks

John

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42 minutes ago, Assisi said:

Hi Nic,

 

I would like a pair the Magicos.  Can you fit them in your luggage?

 

Thanks

John

No need..  I think you can buy them with your frequent flyer points!

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Wilson Benesch resolution.

 

another speaker I have never heard.  Very nice sound.  I’m not a fan of the reversed drivers look.  Would certainly draw comment.

 

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Speaking of looks it sounded very good but the D’Agostino progression integrated is no looker in my book.  To me it looks like a cheap knock off attempt at the momentum.  If I had one it would be out of sight.

 

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Magico M2 and VAC

 

No often at a show you get 25mins of brothers in arms with one other person in the room.  The M2s are very impressive but I prefer the extra oomph in the bass from the S5s.  I suspect if I had the M2’s I would be very happy.  The other thing I like is the M2’s look costly despite being Matt black.  No need for gold bling or diamonds

 

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M2’s again with Burmeister

 

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No photos but

MBL Corona line looked the part in white.  As always I love the sound of the MBL speakers.

 

Sanders speakers -  flat panel with transmission line bass.  Think Martin Logan type speaker.  Amazing image - but you had to sit dead center.  They only put one column of chairs in the room so not trying to pretend otherwise.

 

Last few odds n ends

 

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That's some central heating there in the last pic with the Ayon's :)

 

Loving the pics and commentary, thanks for posting this.

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