Since I hogged up this space at the beginning of the thread I thought it might be a good idea to use it.
Got to the convention center parking lot around 10:05 and it was already almost full.
We done car shows in the huge lot before, but I never explored inside other than a run for restrooms. First impression is how much larger this space than the previous space where were last the eight years I think. I think this show now has potential to be larger than Munich.
If feels as if there are twice as many rooms and my feet agree.
I thought since it's already getting crowded, I'd better get around to people I know or equipment I really want to hear because it might be too crowded tomorrow.
First stop was Revel to see and hear the new beryllium domed 228. Speaker looks to be the top of the line, and is beautifully finished
Kevin was in the room so we had a good chat. I had my flash drive with me with most of my favorites so right to one of my favorite test cuts the Sheffield, Harry James of Still Harry After All These Years.
I also have some video of the speaker so I'll see if I can fend off the YouTube copyright censors by not playing entire cuts
Next stop was room 330 to visit with Elac and hopefully hear the New F6.2, which I have on order.
Heard the Adante stand mounts and thought they sounded fine. The big surprise again is what Andrew had at 1/10th the price of the Adantes and that's the new B5.2s. What a surprise this is at the under $300 price point. One of the most impressive speakers I've heard today at any price. Sounded far far better than what I heard at Best Buy a couple of days ago. I don't understand how he keeps doing this and knocking them out of the park.
Next room I really wanted to see/hear was the Constellation, Continuum and Martin Logan. Last year I thought this one was the second best sound of the show and the best vinyl playback I've ever heard. This year, no such luck. The speakers, ML 15As, were dead, over damped and lifeless. Pretty certain that this is the room and as I've heard these speakers sound fantastic before. Such are the perils with electrostatics. How well I know.