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    Re: RMAF 2018 Best of Show

    Very nice summary Mike. Balanced approach from reasonably priced systems to the ultra expensive.
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    Re: RMAF 2018 Best of Show

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I don’t consider my top two picks, the MBL room or most certainly the MSB/Magico room large. Quite the contrary. I also mentioned the Avantgarde Uno Fino XD designed for very small rooms and priced excellently.
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    Mike, thanks for the report, great job. What is the list price for the Uno Fino XD?
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    Re: RMAF 2018 Best of Show

    Thanks Mike. It's great to have a summary of what sounded right. Many are the standards you would expect. I guess those people know how to make it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by puroagave View Post
    Mike, thanks for the report, great job. What is the list price for the Uno Fino XD?
    $24,800


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    Re: RMAF 2018 Best of Show

    Great coverage Mike! Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: RMAF 2018 Best of Show

    Thanks Mike...the photos & summary commentary has let the rest of us share a little of the "magic"...
    Heartening to see that your best sounding rooms covered almost all speaker variations...
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    Re: RMAF 2018 Best of Show

    Thanks Mike!

    Did you get to listen to the Wilson demo? I've not seen listening coverage of their room.
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    Re: RMAF 2018 Best of Show

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Smith View Post
    Thanks Mike!

    Did you get to listen to the Wilson demo? I've not seen listening coverage of their room.
    There was no Wilson room, but there was someone with Wilson Tune Tots. Thatís it. I didnít see any other Wilsonís.


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    Ah! That's why. I had seen Wilson listed on RMAF's website exhibitor list.
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    https://www.stereophile.com/content/...-capped-awards


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