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THE SHOW continues 10:00
to 7:00 today and 10:00 to 6:00 Sunday.
Many rooms are sounding good and worth a listen. Three floors and easy to navigate.
Yesterday the Ryan Monitors $3995 (room315) had a big musical sound. A real pleasure meeting Mr. Ryan.
Room 312 had a new horn speaker- Ocean Way Audio the Monterey. A 3- way speaker with mid and high frequency horns. Designed by recording engineer Allen Sides .Amplifiers were by AGD. Worth a trip to hear this room.
A second listen confirmed that the famous JBL 6700 expensive horns do sound special. Room 322. Powered by Melton tube amps based in Hong Kong. They had the speakers pulled out 5 feet from the back wall and the Soundstage was special. One of the few rooms I have heard over the last few years where the sonics justified the cost of the components.
Spent quite a bit of time in 3 rooms on the second floor. Elac ($6500) , the new Magico A3 ($10,000) and Bowers and Wilkins speakers. These rooms all had a big music filling sound that made my ears happy.
Magico has a cutaway model of the A3 speaker so you can see exactly what you are paying for and their factory rep. David was very engaging in answering questions.
For me this is a wonderful show that has a relaxed, friendly feel. I am not detecting some of the high energy anxiety and or boredom I have felt in the crowed halls and rooms of Rocky Mountain Audiofest.
Check to see if Ray is there manning his Von Gaylord room. He's a genius of a designer and his rooms play real music. I think you'd enjoy both Ray and his speakers/electronics.