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Re: LSAF 2012 [message #71827 is a reply to message #71826] Sun, 18 March 2012 19:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Maurice1201 wrote on Sun, 18 March 2012 17:42
Hi Fellas, I am new to the audiofest community. What entails during the fest at the hotel? Can I bring my own stereo set-up to demo for other enthusiasts in my own room?

Certainly! Get a room, setup your gear. The only requirement for exhibitors is a passion for good sound!

Re: LSAF 2012 [message #71830 is a reply to message #71827] Sun, 18 March 2012 21:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi, Last year was our first year and we had a great time. See what everyone else is doing, get some new ideas, show off your stuff and make some new friends. Smile

Good Listening
Bruce
Re: LSAF 2012 [message #71833 is a reply to message #71830] Sun, 18 March 2012 21:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99 is currently offline  gofar99
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hi Fred, I missed your post a few days ago. Crying or Very Sad I remember that you heard the Poddwatt last year. They are really neat. For their size they are about as good as it gets. For what was originally designed as a sort of utility amp, they really came out well. A few changes from the originals since then, but the overall character is unchanged. They share what I have come to call the "Oddwatt" sound. It seems that all the amps from the Poddwatt to the KT120 sound quite similar. Clean, fast and quiet with very wide range response (sorry not intended to be a commercial for them) Anyhow, We will have the full range from the Alpha which is really a sort of starter amp and not really in the same league as its bigger brothers to a set of KT120 mono blocks. These are the pre-production ones and except for a few cosmetics and a slightly different chassis will be the actual production kits. For source material my modded Dual 701 direct drive TT, three cartridges (Soundsmith ruby cantilevered Dynavector 10X5, Benz Micro Gold low output MC, and a Grado Reference Platinum I), an Oppo 83SE, the new phono preamp (lovely sound, super quiet), a remote control Forewatt, probably the prototype fully integrated preamp with phono section and remote, bunches of amps, and the Martin Logan Prefaces we used last year. I would love to bring the Martin Logan Vistas, but they just won't fit in the vehicle if I pack them right. I considered a trailer, but I really don't want to haul one a thousand miles each way. I look forward to seeing you there. T'was a bunch of fun last year. Smile Sorry to wander to near OT, my apologies to all.

Good Listening
Bruce
Re: LSAF 2012 [message #71840 is a reply to message #71833] Sun, 18 March 2012 23:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hoping to get there again this year. I won't know for a few more weeks for sure, though. We've got a lot going on in May.

Re: LSAF 2012 [message #71854 is a reply to message #71541] Tue, 20 March 2012 12:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Danny Richie is currently offline  Danny Richie
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Hey guys,

Dave Elledge from PI Audio will be joining me as well.

http://www.piaudiogroup.com/
Re: LSAF 2012 [message #71859 is a reply to message #71854] Tue, 20 March 2012 16:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here's a picture of the OddWatt Audio Poddwatt class A EL84 amp I'll be showing:

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Re: LSAF 2012 [message #71860 is a reply to message #71859] Tue, 20 March 2012 17:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Fred, As the proud parent... I know you will be happy with it. The Poddwatt was one of those projects that almost didn't get done. I didn't have a use for one at the time and was hesitant to design an amp of that power range. Since then I used the original (doesn't look like that) in my former office for nearly 3 years and it is still running perfect. They are a great match for speakers with efficiencies over about 90 db/w. I can use one on my Martin Logan Vistas and unless you really like loud music it is just fine. I used them on Klipsch KG4s in my office and everyone loved the sound.

I look forward to seeing you at LSAF. I'll be getting in Thursday PM.



Good Listening
Bruce
Re: LSAF 2012 [message #71877 is a reply to message #69582] Wed, 21 March 2012 20:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Getting excited fellas. I've got my friends Colleen Cardas and Marc Phillips who are the new exclusive importer of Unico and Unison Research providing the gear in the Polk room, and Chris Sommovigo's Black Cat Cables will be cabling the room.

I'll have some raffle items from Polk and Black Cat to give away during happy hour Saturday perhaps? Thoughts on raffle items? I kind of want it to be a 'thanks for coming to LSAF' raffle, here are some goodies - not a 'be in the Polk room at 3pm for a drawing' type raffle.



Cheers!
Re: LSAF 2012 [message #72029 is a reply to message #71827] Thu, 05 April 2012 17:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wayne Parham wrote on Sun, 18 March 2012 19:07

Maurice1201 wrote on Sun, 18 March 2012 17:42
Hi Fellas, I am new to the audiofest community. What entails during the fest at the hotel? Can I bring my own stereo set-up to demo for other enthusiasts in my own room?

Certainly! Get a room, setup your gear. The only requirement for exhibitors is a passion for good sound!



Sounds Great, Wayne. I'll have to see if I can get my GF to come with me. She likes great sound as much as me Smile

Would my Marantz 2500, and HD880 speakers suffice, along with my SEA-80 EQ with mic for tuning? The HD880's were designed by famed Engineer Edmond May during his tenure at Marantz, his last lines he turned out shortly before his unexpected death in 1980.
Re: LSAF 2012 [message #72030 is a reply to message #72029] Thu, 05 April 2012 18:32 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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I think that's wonderful. Sounds like you'll have a really neat room.

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