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    Cool Etf 2010

    Pete, Guy and myself just got back from a weekend at the European Triode Festival at "Le Plague" France. It was sheer triode madness and to top it off there was a 16 horn and compression driver shoot-out! It was definitely le expérience ultime. Will hopefully post more when I recover.

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    That explains why it's been so quiet around here!

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    'Twas excellent (apart from the weather). Much horn & valve madness Serge would definitely not approve! :-P I'll post some pics later.
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    Pete having a chin wag with Le Cleac'h
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_should_coco View Post
    'Twas excellent (apart from the weather). Much horn & valve madness Serge would definitely not approve! :-P I'll post some pics later.
    Would've been interesting to have taken him along with you and heard what he thought about it all after though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by voiceofthemysterons View Post
    Would've been interesting to have taken him along with you and heard what he thought about it all after though!
    He might have imploded with all that thermionic radiation and horns!

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    He would have probably been surprised at how technical it actually was.

    Some lazy buggers at the beach.... It's a hard life...

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    Fuck, looks like a cool trip
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    "Cool" is the operative word. As in "fuck me, it's so 'cool', my balls are going to fall off and roll across the car park"!
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    >Clang!<
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    Quote Originally Posted by gjm View Post
    >Clang!<
    The things we have to suffer in the name of uber-ultra high end. Mind you hearing Le Cleac'h give a lecture on horns was worth the trip. Nice funny chap.

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    ffs absolutely gutted and only 30 minutes drive from my house, never heard about it before and this years theme right up my street.
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    Amazing trip....more photos and info please please please!

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    Some of these guys had it bad. One of the highlights was an expletive ridden lecture on Korean high end lunacy (care of Silbertone) & new circuit ideas by JC Morrison. Top stuff.

    The house system with some very sorted VOT's was worth the entry price on its own. Nice to meet messrs Schick & Schroeder again too.

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    Had a good chat to JC in Munich, that guy knows his onions.

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    He does but he's also certifiable which is a good thing. Seeing him unload into a roomful of fairly serious minded German & French tube geeks was very funny.

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    Some photos...

    Bar system (Thomas Schick's Lenco-based TT, Sibaltone pre, Silvercore 833A amps, Altec VOTTs ) playing some nice jazz




    Lovely Mercury glow from some RG1/250s




    JC Morrison brought a prototype (seriously, the final version will not use PCBs, but be all hard wired with single crystal silver wire) of the Silbatone Phono pre-amp. This is what happens when a billionaire decides to build the best equipment possible with no expense spared.






    Frank Bloehbaum's 6th order active crossover. These were the subject of a presentation and demo and sounded very, very good indeed hooked up to the house Altec VOTTs)




    Guido Tent's mad power amp using huge numbers of parallel small-signal tubes






    Scary 833A tube amp





    Beautifully made L'il Sis DHT phono



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    Some horns waiting for the shoot-out



    and the room prepared




    My conical horns in shoot-out with Jean Michel Le Cleac'h's 300Hz/TAD combo (I lost )

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    Other assorted DIY coolness...

    Ok, this one's not DIY as this is a Zarathrusta TT







    PHY-HP drivers in open back cabinets




    Listening to the Silbatone pre through some very exotic filed-coil drivers in custom cabinets



    Mmmm globes!



    Wish my DIY looked like this....












    Assorted Lundahl iron and some KR tubes





















    Commonwealth TT + Schroeder arm & Allnic cartridge (the new one)



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    401 in lovely Loricraft plinth + Naim Aro & Lyra cart.

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    Looks like a great day out! I see that Klangfilm won the shoot-out. A quick Google takes you to their website:
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    And you are greeted by quite a piccie:
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    Compression drivers twerk my eardrums

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