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    The Silbatone room with Western Electric horns & drivers.

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    Careful in that room.
    Think i just spotted jack the ripper behind that drape.

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    How do they sound?
    They look massive.

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    Any news on the new Harbeth M30.1 from anyone at the show?

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    Quote Originally Posted by i_should_coco View Post
    The Silbatone room with Western Electric horns & drivers.

    How did I know you guys would head for that room?

    Hope you're all having a great time.

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    I've been sat in a bloody courtroom listening to people telling fibs all week. I suspect Sibatone and WE may have the edge on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gjm View Post


    I've been sat in a bloody courtroom listening to people telling fibs all week. I suspect Sibatone and WE may have the edge on that.
    Tsk, those bloody judges eh?
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    Keith in the Cessaro room

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    Which ones Keith?

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    He should've spent his time reading up on air travel, instead of scmoozing. Did you manage to get on the plane in the end?
    Last edited by i_should_coco; 05-05-2012 at 10:58 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_should_coco View Post
    He should've spent his time reading up on air travel, instead of scmoozing. Did you manage to get on the plane in the end?
    Yes in the end......

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    Leo strikes again!

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    I took alot of pics which I'll gradually put up here.

    Entrance to MOC



    3 views from the top floor gallery down to the first floor concourse in Hall 4. (They also made use of the concourse in Hall 3)






    These chaps were wandering about providing extra 'atmosphere'!



    We started out in the Auditorium 23 room. Keith Aschenbrenner is a renowned guru to many European audiophiles with a longstanding interest in old tech. He was playing via some Klangfilm powered OB's but there were also the nice LM Audio repro WE drivers in various implementations scattered about, a Verdier TT, new production EMT 997 tonearm, an SPU-A & being run through the AcousticPlan Electronics.











    LM Audio TVC and amplifier






    repro WE 555








    Klangfilm


    There were other items of interest scattered about. Turntables from Garrard, Simon York & EMT (930).







    Along the corridor, these speakers, with what appeared to be a large Linaeum type mid driver (illuminated from the rear)



    Then to the Hanss room where various of their TT's & amplifiers were on display.





    Further along & some huge Nola speakers arranged in 4 towers with separate crossovers.





    From the rear


    All being powered by some huge Canary Audio Monos (with 300B's)



    This amp was also in the room. I have read about it previously but the name escapes me.



    These were a striking looking design but it wasn't obvious who the manufacturer was.


    From the rear.


    Not sure they are my cuppa but at least they are different.
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    In the trade Wammer pure sound's Avatar
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    On to the Kharma room which was lavishly decorated and which had the comfiest chairs.






    That big panel in the centre matched the textured finish on the amps.


    A Clearaudio TT at the front.




    Personally I found the appearance of all of this a bit tasteless but I imagine there'd be plenty of footballers etc who'd go for it.

    The next room had the Immedia TT and some Bulgarian amps called Thrax.




    and a nifty little streamer/DAC ? gizmo from Nagra.


    Foo with style in the next room. Didn't ask the price of this mains block!


    More Thrax. They do seem to use some Tamura transformers.


    Another Immedia TT, more Thrax


    and the speakers with separate Duelund loaded crossovers.


    Given the prices charged for some Duelund components its hard to imagine what these crossovers would set you back!


    On next to the Pratt & Whitney room







    While going around the show, Mr Coco & I were carefully selecting items for a 'Cheshire Bling' system aimed at the inhabitants of Wilmslow & Alderley Edge.

    We knew where we'd find the turntable, Transrotor always have something suitable. Indeed, there was a choice.





    As for an amplifier we expected that MBL would have something for the discerning man of means. And they did, in white & gold (pics later) but this amp took the biscuit if Burmester chrome was thought to be too tasteful.


    Speakers were always going to be tricky until we spotted these lovely gold leaf covered delights.



    As a bonus we also found a matching record cleaning m/c.



    Of course no self respecting Wilmslovian would be without a large fibreglass animal adorning the listening room & this handsome lion (complete with meat) certainly fits the bill.
    Last edited by pure sound; 05-05-2012 at 04:29 PM.

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    Very nice pictures,thank you.
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    The Clearaudio decks (although still made in Germany) are looking similar to the Hanss (made in China) I suspect Hanss are drawing their styling from several makers.

    I hadn't seen this latest take on the Souther arm by Clearaudio before.


    The Devaliet room with Wilsons actually sounded quite enjoyable. I've never encountere one being played properly at a show before.

    Under the hood.


    With Wilsons.


    The new AMG V-12 turntable was being displayed & we were able to handle the various component parts. I didn't particularly like the optional wooden surround, but the basic deck seemed very well executed as it should be for the price.


    Another deck seen but not heard was the new Air Force One which is garnering alot of attention in Germany. The people behind it are ex Micro Seiki and alot about the appearance & design ideas behind it suggest a heavyweight MS being brought up to date. I think it has an airbearing & possibly air suspension. Whatever, we didn't find one actually being played.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pedalfaster View Post
    Which ones Keith?
    The good looking one!
    The valve amp with the glass cover is the 'Lars' and the white and red speakers from Foerster Audio.
    Regarding modern aircraft travel, we would have taken thhe BHB Lear, but Jack had lent it to PDiddy for the weekend.
    Keith.

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