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    Quote Originally Posted by ack View Post
    . . . . Here are the Goodwin's guys trying to move into position (later revision)



    I love that room at Goodwins!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryProtein View Post
    I love that room at Goodwins!
    Agreed. There are a few dealers around the world that make a point of showcasing large speakers in large enough rooms, properly designed and treated. They are one of them. I love their dedication to this hobby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ack View Post
    Agreed. There are a few dealers around the world that make a point of showcasing large speakers in large enough rooms, properly designed and treated. They are one of them. I love their dedication to this hobby.
    Indeed....

    Still recollect how extraordinary the Rockport Altair's were in that room....quite the benchmark.
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    I never liked that room
    For the uninitiated it was impressive but it always sounded foreign, dull, damped. Seemed like it was designed to keep out the neighborhood noise.......
    The other rooms sounded better

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    M6 was debuted at the Tokyo International Audio Show the past weekend.
    Several friends of mine went there. Not impressed.
    Michael Fraemer visited the Show too. Let's see what he will say.

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    They showed them with the new Mac MC1.25kW monos.

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    I have not heard the new Mac MC1.25kW monos (that were used in this demo), but the MC1.2kW made the single worst combination with my Magico M3s I've had in my listening room. Almost embarrassingly bad, compared to my MSB monos, D'Agostino Momentum Stereo and Vitus SM-011 monos. So I cannot say I'm surprised.

    Unfortunately, during shows like this one, the partnering equipment almost always is based on what the distributor has in his portofolio, not on what sounds best (but may come from a competing distributor).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elberoth View Post
    They showed them with the new Mac MC1.25kW monos.
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    I have not heard the new Mac MC1.25kW monos (that were used in this demo), but the MC1.2kW made the single worst combination with my Magico M3s I've had in my listening room. Almost embarrassingly bad, next to my MSB monos, D'Agostino Momentum Stereo and Vitus SM-011 monos. So I cannot say I'm surprised.
    Unfortunately, during shows like this one, the partnering equipment almost always is based on what the distributor has in his portofolio, not on what sounds good (but may come from a competing distributor).
    Agree with Adam on Mac+Magico.

    My friends visited that room a few times and said that the Passlabs Xs150 monos (at the back in the photo) weren't good partners of M6 as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CKKeung View Post
    Agree with Adam on Mac+Magico.

    My friends visited that room a few times and said that the Passlabs Xs150 monos (at the back in the photo) weren't good partners of M6 as well.
    This surprises me as I heard a full suite of XS amps and preamps driving my friend's M Pros and the sound was incredible. Complete ease and authority with no identifiable weaknesses. I don't think the M6 has started shipping yet, so I wonder if this is a brand new pair that may not have been played before.
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    I was in Tokyo. Something didn't sound fully broken in. I had no way of knowing what but my guess was either the speakers or the EMT cartridge. Shows are shows. One thing however is that these speakers are a lot larger in person than the pictures suggest.
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