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    Re: Florida Audio Expo - Pictures and Comments

    My wife, Lynn, and I had a great time at the show as we did last year. Thanks, Mike, Bart and everyone else involved for putting on a super show.
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    Paul - I think we met last year. Sorry I missed you this last weekend.
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    Did anyone else find it curious that there wasn't a single mention/demo of MQA in any room?
    I was quite surprised....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward View Post
    Did anyone else find it curious that there wasn't a single mention/demo of MQA in any room?
    I was quite surprised....
    You werenít paying attention! The MQA rep was flying around giving us dealers free files to use at the show.


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    very happy to hear that!


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    You werenít paying attention! The MQA rep was flying around giving us dealers free files to use at the show.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    You weren’t paying attention! The MQA rep was flying around giving us dealers free files to use at the show.


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    I hope he gave you a sample of Anne-Sophie Mutter and John William's "Across the Stars". Amazing violin playing and SQ.

    Note for those of you who prefer to avoid MQA it is also available in 24/96 FLAC from HDTracks.
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    Everyone that was a involved in making this show a reality deserves a big thank you and congratulations!
    The hard work paid off big time.

    Year #2 built upon the success of the first retaining all of the positives, but with more to experience.
    I love how this show has such a relaxed atmosphere and so many fine sounding systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward View Post
    Did anyone else find it curious that there wasn't a single mention/demo of MQA in any room?
    I was quite surprised....
    Don’t forget that with Qobuz, MQA is not an option. Qobuz was a key sponsor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    You weren’t paying attention! The MQA rep was flying around giving us dealers free files to use at the show.


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    Now that the dust has settled from this weekends fantastic show, I just wanted to take a moment to congratulate the entire Suncoast crew on organizing this top notch event. The location, venue and vibe of the event is a very welcome change from the other shows on the domestic calendar.

    Moreover, as an exhibitor the small touches like having an adjoining room, actually eating breakfast AND lunch and having a happy hour to decompress after a hectic day were totally wonderful. The show ran like a well oiled machine and it's difficult to believe this was only the second year of it running.

    Mike, Bart and everyone else behind the scenes--CONGRATS!!!

    We are already looking forward to next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Soundfield View Post
    Hah, I hear you. Dropped in to a few rooms myself. Couple, I thought I was still in the elevator.

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    One room that fit that description included a pair 7.5' tall line arrays. I won't name names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    You werenít paying attention! The MQA rep was flying around giving us dealers free files to use at the show.


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    He should have been handing out his resume.....

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    Triangle Art - First time hearing them , very nice analog stuff ...
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    The Saturday night listening session in the MBL room was one of the most enjoyable listening sessions Iíve ever had. They played everything from Jim
    Croce to Michael Jackson. It was wonderful.


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    On the right music the MBL room had the best sound on that floor ...



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    Quote Originally Posted by chops View Post
    One room that fit that description included a pair 7.5' tall line arrays. I won't name names.
    Could be that's what the dealer wants folks to hear, not necessarily the manufacturer. Easier to talk to folks with that type music playing too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Soundfield View Post
    Could be that's what the dealer wants folks to hear, not necessarily the manufacturer. Easier to talk to folks with that type music playing too.
    Never heard the room in question. Wish I could comment on some more of the rooms, but I had four rooms myself and only got out for a bit on Saturday to listen to a small handful of rooms. I thought they were all getting good sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Soundfield View Post
    Could be that's what the dealer wants folks to hear, not necessarily the manufacturer. Easier to talk to folks with that type music playing too.
    I can't imagine any dealer wanting to demo a system to sound like what that one did. We sat through two or three different pieces, all from different artists/albums, so the sound couldn't be blamed on a bad recording, one such recording being on a very familiar Norah Jones album that I have.
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    Stereophile Ė Stand out rooms at Florida Audio Expo 2020


    Stereophile calls out the ďstand out rooms with super systemsĒ at FLAX 2020; Magico, Von Schweikert, MBL and Borresen.

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    I love Julieís comments about our demographics. Itís something we all work so hard toward.


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    I was there all day Friday and it was obvious there was many more women there this year. Very happy to see that.
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    I noticed the same. Some just along with their husbands mostly bored but quite a few engaged and asking questions. Keep em coming.

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    While volunteering at the registration desk, a middle-aged woman who attended with her husband proudly proudly proclaimed that she had her OWN two channel system comprised of tube gear, turntable, and Maggies! Sweet!

    Might be interesting, if feasible, to arrange a "panel" next year, moderated by Julie, comprised of younger audiophiles (both male and female), sharing their perspectives on the hobby.
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    Ahhh, errr, no live Band music this year ... missed

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    We had a live band. Did you miss it?


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    Must have, was it Sat night only ..??

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    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
    Must have, was it Sat night only ..??
    Thursday I believe


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    https://youtu.be/Za65wXOaM4U


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    https://audio-head.com/suncoast-audi...ass-flax-2020/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
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    Thanks for sharing this wonderful Michael Fremer interview at the 2020 Florida Audio Expo.
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    Analog Planet video from the show:

    https://youtu.be/hkVgLmy-GhI
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    Re: Florida Audio Expo - Pictures and Comments

    Mikes rooms all sounded great. It’s not an accident to have great sound at a show. But I also feel most there don’t know when it’s good or not lol.
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    Suncoast Audioís Stenheim/VAC room wins best of show:


    https://audio-head.com/best-of-show-...xpo-flax-2020/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Suncoast Audioís Stenheim/VAC room wins best of show:


    https://audio-head.com/best-of-show-...xpo-flax-2020/


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    Yes, but this was interesting too:

    MSB Ė Magico

    This room was one of my favs and that surprised me a little. I am an avowed analog fan, preferably with lots of glowing vacuum tubes. Neither of those things was in this room. This system was jaw-dropping.

    MSB has to take the prize for gear that plays digital with the heart and soul of a fine turntable (or tape) oriented system. I would usually run screaming from a system this clean but there was some intangible thing about the musical presentation of this system that I found thoroughly engaging.

    Of course their S500 stereo amp controlled the Magico M2ís like a huge Kraken fending off some measly attackers, but it was more than that. The laser-sharp transient control was mated with a lush liquidity that Iíve rarely if ever heard from solid-state amplifiers or any DAC for that matter. Astonishing.

    I heard a wide range of music in this room and it all sounded fantastic.

    Could I live with the complete absence of Ďvibeí exemplified in this system? I donít know, but Iíd sure enjoy finding out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin View Post
    Yes, but this was interesting too:

    MSB Ė Magico

    This room was one of my favs and that surprised me a little. I am an avowed analog fan, preferably with lots of glowing vacuum tubes. Neither of those things was in this room. This system was jaw-dropping.

    MSB has to take the prize for gear that plays digital with the heart and soul of a fine turntable (or tape) oriented system. I would usually run screaming from a system this clean but there was some intangible thing about the musical presentation of this system that I found thoroughly engaging.

    Of course their S500 stereo amp controlled the Magico M2ís like a huge Kraken fending off some measly attackers, but it was more than that. The laser-sharp transient control was mated with a lush liquidity that Iíve rarely if ever heard from solid-state amplifiers or any DAC for that matter. Astonishing.

    I heard a wide range of music in this room and it all sounded fantastic.

    Could I live with the complete absence of Ďvibeí exemplified in this system? I donít know, but Iíd sure enjoy finding out.
    That room sounded fantastic.


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    Buddy

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    Great review!!!
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    https://www.tonepublications.com/ons...da-audio-expo/

    "Here's the real quandary with the Florida Audio Expo: I want all of you to
    come to Tampa next year and hang out with us, because this is the most
    enjoyable show I've been to in years."


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    https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2020/...nII4TlCDQiBqYk


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Congrats Mike and Team. Another great write up. This is note worthy:

    TAMPA, FL (PTA) ó Back again, to tell it like it is. This yearís Florida Audio Expo delivered on all of the promises made in 2019. New for 2020: more exhibitors. For me thatís enough, as the guys and gals who put on the Florida Show have a great thing going. Attendee traffic at the 2020 show was abundant from all reports Iíve encountered.What the Florida show also delivered was some of the best sounding rooms of the year, and yes I know 2020 is just beginning but Iím really speaking about the latter half of 2019. Quite a few of the rooms were outright excellent sounding, with a few brands really stepping up their game. Each of them setting a new high water mark for performance, strength, and beauty.


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    Re: Florida Audio Expo - Pictures and Comments

    Quote Originally Posted by Alrainbow View Post
    Mikes rooms all sounded great. Itís not an accident to have great sound at a show. But I also feel most there donít know when itís good or not lol.
    You were there? I was there! Florida Audio Expo - Pictures and Comments


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