Munich High-End 2018 Ron Report: Goebel Divin Majestic

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Yes, I agree Mike. Doing this exercise correctly would require the enormous exertions and efforts you describe. Simply bringing in four pairs of speakers on a giant rotating turntable built into the floor just won’t do it.
And sometimes we just have to be content with what we have and just sit down and listen to the music.

Of course that’s easier said than done. First Vince comes along with the Select II blowing away my V. Then I hear the Gobels cables compared to the Nordost. Then in an effort to help my pal pick a good SS amp the CH M1 enters my system and out goes my ARC gear. And last but not least, my 5 year old standard NOLA CGR gets thwarted by allowing Elliot to use my soundroom as a demo for the Aeon Fine until his studio is finished and a pair are now on order.

I’m listening to music again!

This time I SWEAR I’m done just like I said 5 years ago.

Lol
 

Al M.

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I do want to thank all the people that came and visited our rooms, The Divin room was packed consistently to overflow throughout the four days.
That's great to hear.

Some things I would like to mention to those who were not able to observe them or did not attend

These rooms have glass back walls ( windows) and the entire front of the rooms are glass as well.
Some of the rooms are smaller and have metal ceilings that are slanted, This is true for many but not all. There are a few rooms that did not fit either criteria but that is only the corner areas that I observed and they have plenty of glass as well.
They room owner gets one day to move all of their gear, furniture room treatments signs etc, into the rooms and set it up for the show.
These are the facts folks, I have to say that most did an amazing job of making these empty shells look great and professional looking. I know from experience that getting them to sound good is quite another story.
Good to remind us of this. Show conditions are just that.
 

Ron Resnick

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Hello Ron and it was a pleasure to finally meet you and chat.
I won't make any comments here on my opinion of what I heard throughout the show. I don't believe that would be considered a positive or a professional thing to do.
I do want to thank all the people that came and visited our rooms, The Divin room was packed consistently to overflow throughout the four days.
Some things I would like to mention to those who were not able to observe them or did not attend

These rooms have glass back walls ( windows) and the entire front of the rooms are glass as well.
Some of the rooms are smaller and have metal ceilings that are slanted, This is true for many but not all. There are a few rooms that did not fit either criteria but that is only the corner areas that I observed and they have plenty of glass as well.
They room owner gets one day to move all of their gear, furniture room treatments signs etc, into the rooms and set it up for the show.
These are the facts folks, I have to say that most did an amazing job of making these empty shells look great and professional looking. I know from experience that getting them to sound good is quite another story.
I think that if I was interested in buying a state of the art system I would do just that. I would listen to systems because that is always what you are hearing. Its not just one item and there are many opinions and tastes need to be addressed here.
I don't agree on the tube for SS debate my response is what does the system sound like. Does it engage me on an emotional level? Does it sound like real music? Does it disappear? Does it transport me? I like time machines and I think that this is very very difficult to achieve and especially at a show.
We all have to make choices and so do the manufacturers displaying their products. I think a show serves a purpose and that is to give you a taste of what is available and if you find that interesting you should definitely seek out a place to really listen to the SYSTEM and perhaps the system you are interested in assembling.
I like single system in a room since that is the only way I am going to use it.
Ron thank you for your time and kind words and perhaps when my room is completed you can visit and we can listen and talk some more.
warm regards,
Elliot
Thank you, Elliot. It was great to meet you in person!

I would welcome that!
 
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