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    Axpona 2016 - What's On Your List?

    What's high on your list for Axpona 2016?

    For me...

    1. See all the awesome Audioshark folks! Hang out, listen together and share a few drinks and laughs.
    2. MQA (more listening, more evaluation)
    3. Avantgarde Uno XD's - a lot of work has gone in to getting a pair for the show. Can't wait to hear them!! Avantgarde Germany told me they are most proud of the Uno XD....it's taken the biggest leap in performance they clean over the previous generation.
    4. Very excited to hear what Magico is bringing to the show. Fingers crossed its the S5 mk2!!
    5. I'm on the hunt for a killer solid state amp brand that won't break the bank. Parasound? Listening required!
    6. Hang out with the Lampi gang. Always fun.
    7. Check out the new D'Agostino gear. Did someone say, "Eye Candy"?
    8. Dispel rumors of the infamous and to day, mysterious Salon 3.
    9. Check out the new VAC 200iQ amps (DROOL!) and say hello to my friends and neighbors at VAC.
    10. Check out the latest and greatest products from all my brands.

    http://www.axpona.com/exhibitors.asp
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    Re: Axpona 2016 - What's On Your List?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    What's high on your list for Axpona 2016?

    For me...

    1. See all the awesome Audioshark folks! Hang out, listen together and share a few drinks and laughs.
    2. MQA (more listening, more evaluation)
    3. Avantgarde Uno XD's - a lot of work has gone in to getting a pair for the show. Can't wait to hear them!! Avantgarde Germany told me they are most proud of the Uno XD....it's taken the biggest leap in performance they clean over the previous generation.
    4. Very excited to hear what Magico is bringing to the show. Fingers crossed its the S5 mk2!!
    5. I'm on the hunt for a killer solid state amp brand that won't break the bank. Parasound? Listening required!
    6. Hang out with the Lampi gang. Always fun.
    7. Check out the new D'Agostino gear. Did someone say, "Eye Candy"?
    8. Dispel rumors of the infamous and to day, mysterious Salon 3.
    9. Check out the new VAC 200iQ amps (DROOL!) and say hello to my friends and neighbors at VAC.
    10. Check out the latest and greatest products from all my brands.

    http://www.axpona.com/exhibitors.asp
    For me:

    1. Meet fellow Sharks!
    2. Hear MQA for myself
    3. Check out the "off the grid" Stromtank independent power source purported to give you 5-8 hours of pure uncorrupted battery power. 5000 watt hours. This unit will be in the D'Agostino suite.
    4. Hear the Raidho 3.1 upgrade.
    5. Check out the Lampi Komputer
    6. Hope to find the Von Schweikert VR-55 Aktive speaker that impressed me so at RMAF
    7. Have another look at Critical Mass racks
    8. Nagra HD DAC
    Le Roy

    Austin, Tx : Soulution 520 preamp, 501 mono blocks, 541 SACD/560 DAC w/ Network Streaming, Raidho D3.1, Lumin U1, Uptone Audio Modded Mac Mini w/ MMK fanless kit & JS-2 LPS, Regen, Ansuz Diamond Loom, Oppo 105D, QNAP TS-451+

    Chicagoland : Soulution 725 preamp, 711 stereo amp, 541 SACD/560 DAC w/ Network Streaming, Raidho D5.1, Naim UnitiServe 2TB, Aurender W-20 Ansuz d-tc Loom (complete), Teac X1000 R2R, QNAP TS-451+

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    Re: Axpona 2016 - What's On Your List?

    We'll be in Room 554, debuting these new products shown in our 2-page spread in the show guide:



    Be sure to grab a few Mardi Gras beads and wear them around the show to share the love. Duke LeJeune is a New Orleans native, so we figured we'd have a little fun with this. We'll be taking turns walking around the show floors and randomly picking someone from the crowd to hand them a prize, actually a potentially useful one.

    A selfie taken the other day, albeit a bad one:
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    Re: Axpona 2016 - What's On Your List?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odyssey View Post
    For me:

    6. Hope to find the Von Schweikert VR-55 Aktive speaker that impressed me so at RMAF
    in the Burton Room with Blue Smoke Entertainment Systems

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    Re: Axpona 2016 - What's On Your List?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    What's high on your list for Axpona 2016?

    For me...

    1. See all the awesome Audioshark folks! Hang out, listen together and share a few drinks and laughs.
    2. MQA (more listening, more evaluation)
    3. Avantgarde Uno XD's - a lot of work has gone in to getting a pair for the show. Can't wait to hear them!! Avantgarde Germany told me they are most proud of the Uno XD....it's taken the biggest leap in performance they clean over the previous generation.
    4. Very excited to hear what Magico is bringing to the show. Fingers crossed its the S5 mk2!!
    5. I'm on the hunt for a killer solid state amp brand that won't break the bank. Parasound? Listening required!
    6. Hang out with the Lampi gang. Always fun.
    7. Check out the new D'Agostino gear. Did someone say, "Eye Candy"?
    8. Dispel rumors of the infamous and to day, mysterious Salon 3.
    9. Check out the new VAC 200iQ amps (DROOL!) and say hello to my friends and neighbors at VAC.
    10. Check out the latest and greatest products from all my brands.

    http://www.axpona.com/exhibitors.asp
    Still on the look for a nice MC phono pre, have not heard anything really exciting lately.
    “Life’s too short to listen to bad audio.”

    Big rig: AMG V12 + AMG 12j2 arm + Benz Micro Gullwing SLR MC/ Cardas Clear Beyond phono cable/ Stillpoints LPI/ Soulution 520 preamp with phono section/ Synology NAS with Roon and HD Plex linear PSU with Shunyata HD/ AQ Vodka RJ45 + Aqvox Network Switch SE/ AQ Diamond RJ45 into DAC/ Brinkmann Nyquist MK II/ Soulution 511/ WyWires Platinum ICs + power cables/ Magico S3 mk2/ Inakustik Reference LS 4004 AIR/ REL S5 SHO/ REL Blue/ Audioquest Niagara 5000/ Shunyata AlphaHC (x2)+ Alpha+Alpha Analogue+Alpha Digital/ Finite Elemente Pagode/ Stillpoints Ultra SS.

    Small rig: Naim UnitiServe/ Curious USB/ Tidal/ Ayre Codex/ Auralic Aries Mini/ Sbooster LPSU/ Pass Labs INT-60/ Acoustic Zen Silver Reference II/ HiD Diamond 8/ Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary/ Shunyata Venom EU7 & Venom 3 HD.

    HP rig: MacBookAir/ Tidal/ Auralic Gemini 2000/ Sbooster LPSU/ Audeze LCD-2 Classic + WyWires Red/ Shunyata HD/ Shunyata Hydra 2/ Shunyata Venom.

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    Re: Axpona 2016 - What's On Your List?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    What's high on your list for Axpona 2016?

    For me...

    1. See all the awesome Audioshark folks! Hang out, listen together and share a few drinks and laughs.
    2. MQA (more listening, more evaluation)
    3. Avantgarde Uno XD's - a lot of work has gone in to getting a pair for the show. Can't wait to hear them!! Avantgarde Germany told me they are most proud of the Uno XD....it's taken the biggest leap in performance they clean over the previous generation.
    4. Very excited to hear what Magico is bringing to the show. Fingers crossed its the S5 mk2!!
    5. I'm on the hunt for a killer solid state amp brand that won't break the bank. Parasound? Listening required!
    6. Hang out with the Lampi gang. Always fun.
    7. Check out the new D'Agostino gear. Did someone say, "Eye Candy"?
    8. Dispel rumors of the infamous and to day, mysterious Salon 3.
    9. Check out the new VAC 200iQ amps (DROOL!) and say hello to my friends and neighbors at VAC.
    10. Check out the latest and greatest products from all my brands.

    http://www.axpona.com/exhibitors.asp
    11. Listen to the new Wilson Alexx...
    _______________

    Mike

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    Re: Axpona 2016 - What's On Your List?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    Still on the look for a nice MC phono pre, have not heard anything really exciting lately.
    Ditto. Maybe we should go listening together.
    My Systems: http://www.audioshark.org/showthread...481#post158481

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    Re: Axpona 2016 - What's On Your List?

    Yes, would be a good idea. Unfortunately I am living in Europe and hence my closest hi-end trade show is Munich, which is coming up next month.


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    “Life’s too short to listen to bad audio.”

    Big rig: AMG V12 + AMG 12j2 arm + Benz Micro Gullwing SLR MC/ Cardas Clear Beyond phono cable/ Stillpoints LPI/ Soulution 520 preamp with phono section/ Synology NAS with Roon and HD Plex linear PSU with Shunyata HD/ AQ Vodka RJ45 + Aqvox Network Switch SE/ AQ Diamond RJ45 into DAC/ Brinkmann Nyquist MK II/ Soulution 511/ WyWires Platinum ICs + power cables/ Magico S3 mk2/ Inakustik Reference LS 4004 AIR/ REL S5 SHO/ REL Blue/ Audioquest Niagara 5000/ Shunyata AlphaHC (x2)+ Alpha+Alpha Analogue+Alpha Digital/ Finite Elemente Pagode/ Stillpoints Ultra SS.

    Small rig: Naim UnitiServe/ Curious USB/ Tidal/ Ayre Codex/ Auralic Aries Mini/ Sbooster LPSU/ Pass Labs INT-60/ Acoustic Zen Silver Reference II/ HiD Diamond 8/ Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary/ Shunyata Venom EU7 & Venom 3 HD.

    HP rig: MacBookAir/ Tidal/ Auralic Gemini 2000/ Sbooster LPSU/ Audeze LCD-2 Classic + WyWires Red/ Shunyata HD/ Shunyata Hydra 2/ Shunyata Venom.

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    Re: Axpona 2016 - What's On Your List?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    Yes, would be a good idea. Unfortunately I am living in Europe and hence my closest hi-end trade show is Munich, which is coming up next month.


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    Do you have an idea of what phonostage you might go for? I like the Lamm, but adjustability for loading is not "on the fly". I love the VAC Statement, it would be a dream piece, but it's beyond my budget right now. The Aesthetix has too many tubes (never thought I would say that). The Tenor has received high praise. I definitely want a tube phonostage with on the fly loading adjustability and options.
    My Systems: http://www.audioshark.org/showthread...481#post158481

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    Re: Axpona 2016 - What's On Your List?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Ditto. Maybe we should go listening together.
    What about the Thoress?
    Brinkmann Bardo w/ 47 Labs MC Bee cart, MSB Premier DAC --> Music First Baby Reference v2 --> Audio Research Ref 75SE --> DeVore Fidelity Gibbon X

 

 
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