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metaphacts 05-04-2012 08:36 PM

Aida and D'Agostino in Munich
 
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Dan gave the special introduction of his amplifiers in a closed exclusive press event along with Sonus Faber Aida, that only few of us were invited. his. He talked about how much efforts are put into Momentum amplifiers.

No feedback design was plan from the start, but the final version were made at around 5db of gain. Along with the testing and listening this he came up with few unique solutions.

Itís great to hear, that final tuning of the sound were made by listening and not only measuring it. Difference of such method is more then just noticeable.

Preamp wasnít ready for the show, but he announced upcoming product. Stay tuned for and exclusive video with all the details.

Six to nine people are a steady working for under the Dan strict direction. Everything is build by hand and as far as Iím concerned Dan can be proud of his Momentumís. For all of us that cherish watches, this is the only true Breguet of ultra high-end. One of the most prominent looking and sounding solid state amplifers.

Dance Macabre was specially chosen and played on the largest EAT turntable by lady, that assist at presentation.

Sonus Faber Aida is as impressive as it looks. This is much larger speaker, then you might think. Aidas were 4 meters away from the back walls and the sound they produced in combination with DíAgostino amplifiers was amazing. Honestly, I might not prefer the sound of Evolution and Futura, but this is completely different league. For the first and last time on the Munich show my hairs stood up by the electricity of excitement while the importer and host of the event played carefully chosen music.

We switched to the digital front end through the Audio Research DAC and enjoyed some natural classical swing vibe and ďechtigĒ Swiss alp horn player. As expected digital sound brought out the dynamic and power even more for the presentation.

What can be said about the sound? Itís on the level of the price tag. Ultra transparent. For such a large speaker Aida never sounded larger then life. Studio recordings were not moved back as it often happens, but as they were. I for sure didnít expect this kind of revelation. Thanks God for this experience and to Petra and Dan for private invitation. It was a pleasure to meet them both.

Dan D'Agostino meets Aida

BlueChiaro 05-04-2012 08:52 PM

Thanks for the story, Bill. I've been fortunate enough to have been at three of Dan's Momentum demonstrations, and they surely know how to make speakers sing. :yes:

Are you saying this is the best you've heard from Aida?

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metaphacts 05-04-2012 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by BlueChiaro (Post 306067)
Thanks for the story, Bill. I've been fortunate enough to have been at three of Dan's Momentum demonstrations, and they surely know how to make speakers sing. :yes:

Are you saying this is the best you've heard from Aida?

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I'm not in Munich. Saw this report and just wanted to give Serge a preview of his future :naughty:

PHC1 05-04-2012 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by metaphacts (Post 306074)
I'm not in Munich. Saw this report and just wanted to give Serge a preview of his future :naughty:

Bill, I think your crystal ball may need a tune up. :D

metaphacts 05-04-2012 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by PHC1 (Post 306078)
Bill, I think your crystal ball may need a tune up. :D

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_NQXi84lBIv...magic8ball.jpg

:dunno:

BlueChiaro 05-04-2012 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by metaphacts

I'm not in Munich. Saw this report and just wanted to give Serge a preview of his future :naughty:

Oops, sorry for the misinterpretation...and my crystal ball says that Serge has a big truck from Utah in his future. :D

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PHC1 05-04-2012 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by BlueChiaro (Post 306084)
Oops, sorry for the misinterpretation...and my crystal ball says that Serge has a big truck from Utah in his future. :D

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Am I moving to Utah??? :scratch2: :D

http://www.justpictureitnow.com/wp-c...moving-van.jpg

Ritmo 05-04-2012 10:12 PM

:lurk:

Cheezewhiz 05-04-2012 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by PHC1 (Post 306085)
Am I moving to Utah??? :scratch2: :D

http://www.justpictureitnow.com/wp-c...moving-van.jpg

Nice to see your using a truck. Was afraid that you were going to pack up and move on the back of this ...

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:sigh:

Cheezewhiz 05-04-2012 10:56 PM

Thanks for the report and the photos Bill. I can't image what systems like that must sound like. At least I get to see them. :D


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