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    Florida International Audio Expo Photos

    Where the heck are they? Last year there were dozens of photos from multiple posters. This year I see zip, nada. Are you guys having too much fun to post? Give a break to someone on the best coast, too far from the action. Have someone hold your beer and please post here

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    Re: Florida International Audio Expo Photos

    The Audiophile Junkie aka Jason has a series of video reports on YouTube. Entertaining and a good fix for missing the event.
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    Re: Florida International Audio Expo Photos

    I find videos useless, I prefer photos.
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    Re: Florida International Audio Expo Photos

    Okay then. Aren’t videos a series of photos linked together?
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    Re: Florida International Audio Expo Photos

    maybe this has something to do with it. Its been rather damp the last couple of days in the Sunshine State,. I say give them time.
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    Re: Florida International Audio Expo Photos

    Didn’t make much effort at decent photos this year, but since there seems some demand, here are a handful of random cell phone pics until someone can get better ones posted.

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    Re: Florida International Audio Expo Photos

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    Re: Florida International Audio Expo Photos

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    Re: Florida International Audio Expo Photos

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    Re: Florida International Audio Expo Photos











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    Florida International Audio Expo Photos











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    Re: Florida International Audio Expo Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by crwilli View Post
    Okay then. Aren’t videos a series of photos linked together?
    It's easier to skip over the "linked" photos in that stream that I have no desire to look at when they are individual shots. I also do not have to hear any background noise or commentary.
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    Re: Florida International Audio Expo Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    It's easier to skip over the "linked" photos in that stream that I have no desire to look at when they are individual shots. I also do not have to hear and background noise or commentary.
    Single photos also allow the viewer to spend as much or as little time as they want viewing that setup and checking out the associated equipment.
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    Re: Florida International Audio Expo Photos

    Stereophile has been posting under their Florida Audio Expo 2024 category. But so far I've also seen the most coverage by Audiophile Junkie on YouTube.
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    Re: Florida International Audio Expo Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
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    Mike, these are great, thank you for posting the set-up photos. Nice to see Florian again.



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    Re: Florida International Audio Expo Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post

    Nice to see some proper acoustical treatments.

    Well done. 👍
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    Re: Florida International Audio Expo Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Cool to see the little Gemini making a "featured guest" appearance.

    And of course, the Aurender, Hegel, and Lumin gear...rocks. 👌

    Is that Altaira on "center stage"?
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    Re: Florida International Audio Expo Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    Cool to see the little Gemini making a "featured guest" appearance.

    And of course, the Aurender, Hegel, and Lumin gear...rocks. Florida International Audio Expo Photos

    Is that Altaira on "center stage"?
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    Re: Florida International Audio Expo Photos

    This past weekend makes it my 4th year going to this event. Every year, it gets bigger and better. This year was no different.

    The really cool thing about this year's show is that I got to meet and talk to OCD Mikey! He met my three brothers as well. We chatted for a few minutes, then went on our way. A few hours later, we meet again, this time my brothers and I were coming out of a room and Mike was heading in with a few friends. The music they were playing wasn't the best, both music wise and recording quality wise. I told Mike to go in there and "school" them on good sound and music! LOL

    I have to say, Mike is a really, really nice, cool guy. He's just like he is on YouTube! Cool, direct, tells it how it is, doesn't BS around.

    Here's a few pics of the show on Saturday. I should have asked to take a pic with Mike, but I just didn't think about it at the time. Oh well, maybe next year!







































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    Re: Florida International Audio Expo Photos

    My lousy pics

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    Re: Florida International Audio Expo Photos

    Except the several msgs I got from dear friends attending the show in different capacity :-) it would be nice to read about SQ experiences and attendees favorite rooms/gear.
    One strange thing I noticed - Acora owner of the ARC electronics using VAC at the show...
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    Re: Florida International Audio Expo Photos

    The Clarisys Auditorium's with 6(!) VAC 300's tri-amped playing Peter Frampton's "Do You Feel Like We Do", followed by Queen Live, on vinyl, was absolutely spectacular, stunning really, even after hearing it hundreds of times over the years. I thought I was at the concert again. I wasn't back in the room for analog tape, but can't imagine what that was like.

    Normally, I don't pay much attention to the megabuck displays, but this one was special for sure. Really great job setting this up and dialing it in, especially considering I don't know that anyone(?) at Suncoast actually heard it beforehand.

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    The MBL room sounded much better to me than in past shows. I went to one of the late night tape sessions and they had a cool music selection, Tom Petty, among others. Tape sounded terrific, but I measured peaks of 109db (yikes!) in the second row seat, and didn't want to sustain that for long. The MBL's hung tough.

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    My other favorite was AJ's Soundfield Titans. 12x12" OB woofers on each speaker, 8 planars, 1 horn firing up, 1 horn back. All active and very tuneable - active XO's, DSP EQ, amps included at $22k all in. These had zero time on them beforehand and he had them sounding great. Very impressive.

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    I helped out all weekend with demos of the Dutch & Dutch 8c's and the Theoretica Applied Physics BACCH SP ADIO processor. We were booked solid for private individual sessions before and after hours, with numerous "Wow!" reactions even from analog purists. Great stuff.

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    Another fun Florida Audio Expo in the books. Thanks to the SAS team for all the hard work.
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    Re: Florida International Audio Expo Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by chops View Post
    This past weekend makes it my 4th year going to this event. Every year, it gets bigger and better. This year was no different.
    <SNIP>
    Here's a few pics of the show on Saturday. I should have asked to take a pic with Mike, but I just didn't think about it at the time. Oh well, maybe next year!




    Really nice to see the products from Soulnote make an appearance. I had the D-1N DAC in for review at Secrets and just recently submitted my review of it to my Editors, so the review should appear fairly soon.

    I was really impressed with the D-1N DAC, and if I were shopping for a standalone DAC, the D-1N would be my first choice at this point in time. 👌

    and...this photo shows the same turntable I have and use, the Michell Gyro SE II. Pretty cool.
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