Over the years I have found the bane of most exhibits is playing too loud and unfortunate musical selections. Of course small rooms and associated equipment also rank hihgly.
Gary not only avoids these pitfalls but tends to excell in these areas. I see no need to expect anything different this year.
The room really came together quickly this year. We usually reward ourselves with lunch after setup on the first day, and sometimes that lunch doesn't happen until mid-afternoon and we've fortified ourselves with chocolate through the lunch hour. This time, we the system sounded great (not fabulous but great) right out of the box. So we let it settle and play in while we ran out for some lunch.
Thank you, Alex. It was great to see you and Fabio again.
Sorry I jumped down your throat when you said "that mbl thing" - my association with that phrase connotes a singer with a mouth the size of an aircraft hanger. That's why I played Ricky Lee Jones immediately after to note that her mouth was an appropriate size and the guitar sounded the size of a guitar. I thought that we had a particularly great sounding room this year, the total system synergy hung together really wonderfully.
As usual, my brother Gary does not toot his own horn.
From left to right.
That handsome gent on the left - no one other than my brilliant brother, Gary Leonard Koh - designer of many things audio - the Phono PreAmp, the Maestro speakers, all those cables, the rack, the music server.
The one with the great smile in the center - Amadeo Schembri - brilliant half of Viva Acoustics - designer of the Viva Auroras. Those sexy tube amps you see on the ground to the right.
The happy, buff one on the right - Steve McCormack (does he actually need any intro??) - designer of the SMc Pre-Amp, the component in the middle of the rack with blue glowy lights. (Designer of Tip-toes, the original McCormack Audio and engineer/producer for some truly brilliant direct to disc music LPs)
From the first moment Jane and myself sat down in the room we were blown away by the sound. Gary has an eclectic taste for music from classical to heavy metal and punk! A crowd favorite was the sound track from Star Wars, the Force Awakens. Considering the usual setup issues at all trade shows, the Genesis room had none of those problems having a seamless and well thought out setup. It was a pleasure being a part of this musical system and we hope this is the first of many more like it!