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Are you going to purchase something seen at the fest?

Discussion in 'AKFest 2008' started by MrGee, May 9, 2008.

  1. MrGee

    MrGee Stereotomus Lobotomus

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    Did the fest introduce you to gear that you are going to now buy?
    (...not that you may be dreaming of buying, but actually have plans to purchase...)
    Details are not needed if you want to keep it to yourself, I am just curious how many see something that they purchase.
     

     

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  2. Urizen

    Urizen Lunatic Member

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    After hearing the Madisound BK-16 kits, I'm mighty tempted to sell my La Scalas.
     
  3. MrGee

    MrGee Stereotomus Lobotomus

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    I am buying a set of the SI drivers for a set of OB speakers from Hawthorne.
    A friend of mine is buying a set of Fostex drivers and DIY boxes from Madisound
     
  4. Fisherdude

    Fisherdude Regular Dude - Super Mod Staff Member Super Mod

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    This year, for sure, I'm buying that Madisound kit. I decided to buy it last year, but didn't get around to it.

    Sittin' on my thumbs cost me $100.:no:
     
  5. Urizen

    Urizen Lunatic Member

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    Painful, ain't it?
     
  6. Celt

    Celt Peanut Head Staff Member Super Mod

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    I modded mine a bit, but really like them. I need to update my old build thread.
     

     

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  7. dogscanskate

    dogscanskate Super Member

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    Actually, I did buy my Art Audio Vinyl 1 at the fest.
     
  8. Wardsweb

    Wardsweb Behind The Curtain Staff Member Admin

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    I'm buying the Wadia 170iTransport as soon as they start shipping. The units at the show were pre-production. It pulls the digital data stream and thus by passes any internal processing. I will use an external DAC.

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  9. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    Based on the reports & pix, I'm interested in contacting Brian B. to learn more about those FJ OM speakers from Deutschland.
     
  10. Urizen

    Urizen Lunatic Member

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    They were remarkable for their size.

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  11. Billfort

    Billfort Addicted Member

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    Those Madisound kits are very nice to my ears. I liked them in the past and hearing them again (especially after a few rooms that didn't do it for me) was like a breath of fresh air. Don't go real low but what is there...damn. Major bang-for-the-buck.

    I'm probably going to buy something I saw at the fest...too expensive, not my usual type of audio purchase and not something I'm ready to tell my wife about so I won't mention it now. :)
     

     

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  12. Grumpy

    Grumpy Krusty old SOB! Yes, I own Audiokarma Staff Member Admin Sponsor Subscriber

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    I bought some vinyl from Audio Two, AN E speaker stands from Audio Note and a SA-11S2 from Marantz.
     
  13. RichPA

    RichPA Don't drive angry Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

    After hearing the little Role Audio FTL's last year, and taking my wife to hear them this year, we're buying a pair from Audio Two. My office system is going to love them!
     
  14. piece-it pete

    piece-it pete What, me worry?

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    'Super Furry Animals"?

    ;)

    Pete
     
  15. dnewma04

    dnewma04 The Healer Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

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    Although I didnt buy anything from a vendor at the actual fest, I'm a regular customer at Madisound and wouldn't mind trying out some of those Hawthorne coax speakers down the road.
     
  16. jeffsab

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  17. MrGee

    MrGee Stereotomus Lobotomus

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    Those were a huge surprise to me!
    I liked them a lot and would be very interested to hear long term reviews if you buy them.:music:

    Those are something special:)
     
  18. luvvinvinyl

    luvvinvinyl Lily! Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    jcmjrt Addicted Member

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    And it sure did sound nice with Ed's set-up. Thanks for pulling it out of the box so that I could take a listen and bringing Joe down.

    Now, you've got my curiousity up. If it's those Quads, I'm coming over to your house.
     
  20. RichPA

    RichPA Don't drive angry Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

    I'll bet it's something digital :)
     

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