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Thread: Basis Audio is Alive and Well! -- Los Angeles Audio Show 2017

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekong View Post
    Wow, this new Basis is gorgeous!

    I still remember visiting Optimal Enchantment in the mid 80’s, and the system had always sounded really great!
    Yes late 70's even up the Stairs to the Loft!

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    For those of us who knew and loved AJ..... it's really great to see his work persisting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Resnick View Post
    DDK disagrees, but I think this new Transcendence looks a lot like a contemporary version of David's American Sound turntable.
    I agree, it does!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Resnick View Post
    DDK disagrees, but I think this new Transcendence looks a lot like a contemporary version of David's American Sound turntable.
    Ive seen and heard the American Sound Ron and in fairness this one doesn't look anywhere close to David's TAS which IIRC weighs over 500 lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Williams View Post
    Ive seen and heard the American Sound Ron and in fairness this one doesn't look anywhere close to David's TAS which IIRC weighs over 500 lbs
    I agree with Ron's characterization of a 'contemporary version'. He did not claim that they looked identical, or even close to identical. Just like the 2005 Ford Mustang was a (imo successful) throwback to the original design (a 'contemporary version' of it) but didn't look anything like the 1964 version in absolute terms.

    Only that in this case the newer version was much heavier

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    I guess I see a kind of resemblance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Resnick View Post
    DDK disagrees, but I think this new Transcendence looks a lot like a contemporary version of David's American Sound turntable.
    Looks more like a Palmer or a Siman Yorke TT than the American Sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekong View Post
    Personally, I think the Transcendence looks like a beautified version of the J C Verdier Platine instead
    I actually thought it was the latest from JC Verdier when I walked into the room.

    Also I have to agree with Keith, the Vandy room was exceptional this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beaur View Post
    Looks more like a Palmer or a Siman Yorke TT than the American Sound.
    good point

    http://www.recordplayer.com/en/turntable/s-9.html
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