Photo Highlights Of California Audio Show 2011

Steve Williams

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#1
Well this was truly a labor of love. I took several hundred pictures and narrowed them down to 109 of the best and then had to resize all of the photos. I will try to add some comments along the way

My vote for the Best Sound at the show came from Music Lovers in Berkeley/San Francisco. Jae and Hugh IMO rose to the top of the pack. This room was so large that in order to get both main speakers in the photo I had to sit way at the back of the room. The speakers were probably 25 feet apart and the soundstage was as magnificent as anything I have ever heard. The room was dialed in by Dr Keith Johnson as well as 4 hours of speaker placement refinement by Hugh



Thor's Hammer



Aesthetix front end



Spectral



Maxx lll's



Jae spinning some music





 

KeithR

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#15
thanks for the pics Steve.

how was the Ayon room? I thought the amps looked a bit garish in person (and much, much larger than online photos), but they were in a really small room in Newport, so didn't get any sweet spot action.

I'm not sure how anyone with Magico Minis could sell them for the Q1s. that is a bit of an ugly duckling compared to one of the most beautiful speakers i've ever seen in person.
 

Steve Williams

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#19
My good friend Jonathan Tinn's room. Unfortunately no Wave Kinetics however these Evolution MicroMini One's at $2K/pair was IMO the best deal at the show





The man himself



 

Steve Williams

Site Founder, Site Owner, Administrator
#20
A seminar of Recording Artists and my good friend Andreas Koch from Playback Designs on DSD, the past, present and the future

 

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