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Old 09-07-2019, 10:19 AM
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Default RMAF 2019 A.A. Show Report & Pictures

Guess who? Very nice sound playing Stevie Ray Vaughn.


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Old 09-07-2019, 10:23 AM
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Borreson speakers and Aavik Acoustics amp. Amp is unique looking, speakers are beautiful craftsmanship, but the overall sound was harsh and bright. Might have been the choice of music, something I didn’t recognize with very sibilant vocals.
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Old 09-07-2019, 10:26 AM
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Acora Acoustics speakers (made of granite!) with ARC amps (can’t have too many tubes, can you?). Sound was Ok but we weren’t wowed.

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Old 09-07-2019, 11:13 AM
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Buck.......What a great photo of the audiophile gang. Thanks for posting the photos and commentary.


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Old 09-07-2019, 12:54 PM
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Buck, Tony, thank you for sharing!
Great photos.
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IMO, the Sf Olympia Nova V are beautiful speakers. It looks like Sf/ARC are using Shunyata speaker cables with the Nova and SE17 speakers. Big pipes!
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Old 09-07-2019, 01:57 PM
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The Harman room is debuting these F226Be floorstanders, smaller siblings of the F228Be. Very nice sounding with surprising amount and quality of bass, for the smallish size of the woofers.

DSC_0062 by MDTshots, on Flickr
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Tony and Buck,

Many thanks for the intro and the photos of the rooms.

Hint: Find some Harbeths!
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Buck.......What a great photo of the audiophile gang. Thanks for posting the photos and commentary.
x2, a 'motley' looking crew !

Thanks for sharing the event
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Tony and Buck,

Many thanks for the intro and the photos of the rooms.

Hint: Find some Harbeths!
I believe the only Harbeths I’ve seen was a used pair in “The Music Room’s” room.....yep, a used dealer has a room here. They also have a pair of vintage Sonus Faber bookshelves too and they still sound great after all these years.

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