A big congratulations to you for the wonderful article Julie Mullins wrote in the December 2021 issue of Stereophile about your Rhapsody Listening Room business model!
The pictures of each RLR are posted on the individual pages which are listed on Rhapsody.Audio site. Individual components are NOT listed as they will be changing/adding continually. Contact information (email or phone) is available on each RLR site, which is how one would find out the system configurations at each location.Yes. It is a very innovative approach and a clever business model. Sound distribution at each showroom with centralized sales and product delivery and east-mid-west service. I presume little B&M overhead. Imo one of the keys is multiple choices for comparison at each showroom. Hopefully the days of 'you can only hear that in NYC' will dwindle.
Bob (@Rhapsody) - are the equipment offerings for each RLR posted on you Website?
The RLR's and myself are NOT creating this biz model to SELL. I happen to have been selling especially Pilium, Alsyvox, Diesis and Bayz across the US over the last two years at an accelerated rate.
If I came across as offended, it was not the intent. I'm too thick skinned at my age to be offended on WBF. Was just giving a general response to your question and adding some additional information, nothing more than that. No offense taken.Goodness - whether it is a sale or a purchase I didn't mean to offend you or misdescribe what you are doing. I thought it was an innovative approach given the general lack of showrooms.
Hi Mark,Bob, I'm intrigued by the property you have in Brooklyn. 8000 sq ft over multiple large rooms. Having moved from a 1930s industrial factory loft building in London, my heart always melts when I see such buildings put to good, continued use, especially live/work.
Can you post more photos of the building itself?
You sound like a kid in a candy shop!There certainly isn’t anywhere here in the Pacific NW to hear these brands. Portland brick & mortar dealers don’t have anything similar, even Seattle offerings are limited (though I admit I did not visit each and every store in these markets). One reason I thought this RLR thing would be fun was a chance to share Diesis Roma with folks here in Portland. I tongue-wagged generously about themafter first hearing them a couple years back, encouraging everyone, should they be in NYC, to stop for a listen.
I am having a blast getting to know these products myself. My audio buddies too! The Achilles amp is starting to hit full stride, the Botticelli external cross-over is getting run-in, and there are smiles on every face. My Etsuro Gold cartridge and CS Port phono stage now feel they are playing in the same league. I’m happy to share — it is one of the joys of this hobby for me.
I had the Romas setup for a week, was loving the sound, thinking I found my favorite. Now the Botticelli are in-room and maybe these are my favorite? I am blessed I don’t have to choose (I don’t want to leave out the Bayz, though I have decided to change out the smaller Courante for a pair of the big boys, the CounterPoints. The Bayz with their omni-directional delivery are very special indeed.)
We had designed the room that I spent the last 10 years at 24th street in NYC to be a theater. 40+ drivers. It had to be absorptive.I watched your youtube interview on the Rhapsody LR growth. Looks like a great group of people you have brought together.
Interesting comments on rooms. At least your experience in NY. I was thinking of a designed room for my next home. I'm becoming very shy to the idea of room absorption.
Just one technical question... I'm looking about specifications of Pilium pre and Power amplifiers...Pilium heaven =
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