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Bristol show pics - 2013

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RE: Bristol show pics - 2013

Very interesting, thanks.

I like the look of that McIntosh system but not so sure about the green valve glow. The Moon's look hideous, as do the Blades.

The point, I assume, of Leema's Element system is to save space so to display it on a full size rack and on individual shelves seems a little puzzling ... . Never mind, how did it sound?

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+ 1 on the thanks, it's a shame we don't get more pics posted, it's a very handy insight for us folk living in the north! 

 

Agree mcintosh looks great, blades genuinely hideous, tho I quite like the moon garishness. 

 

As a fan of primare I'm not sure I like the new styling, how does it look in real life?

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Thank you for the link......very good viewing, though it does look like the "Focal Show".

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drummerman wrote:

Very interesting, thanks.

I like the look of that McIntosh system but not so sure about the green valve glow. The Moon's look hideous, as do the Blades.

The point, I assume, of Leema's Element system is to save space so to display it on a full size rack and on individual shelves seems a little puzzling ... . Never mind, how did it sound?

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The Elements system sounded pretty good driving a pair of KEF LS50s, IIRC - they didn't overpower the room like the Blade's next door.

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BenLaw wrote:

+ 1 on the thanks, it's a shame we don't get more pics posted, it's a very handy insight for us folk living in the north! 

 

Agree mcintosh looks great, blades genuinely hideous, tho I quite like the moon garishness. 

 

As a fan of primare I'm not sure I like the new styling, how does it look in real life?

i told one of the Karma rep my thoughts on the looks - he agreed! I hope Primare drop the two-tone Baggy Trousers look. If they want to differentiate the looks from their existing mid-Fi range, just keep the etched "Primare" rather than screen printing your's and mine has. I did voice my disappointment that they no longer place the mains switch on the underside like your I30 & my I21. They had complaints from some of their more intellectually challenged customers who just couldn't figure it out. A really pity as I thought it was a great place to put the switch.

The combo was driven by a BD32 & sounded very good. Primare are "returning" to "high end" with this new stuff. Probably over £6k each - ouch!

I've heard those Simaudio Moons in Loud & Clear in Edinburgh last year with a dCS source - got to play & listen for an hour. The system cost £100k. It was still bedding in at the time but instruments were pin-point in the soundstage. Did like being able to remotely control volume in 0.1dB increments! Needless to say, they were a little less garish - just beautifully put together.

 

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CnoEvil wrote:

Thank you for the link......very good viewing, though it does look like the "Focal Show".

My pleasure. More a coincidence I took more pics of Focal than world domination! I did something very impulsive at the show - I bought a 5m pair of Atlas Ascent 2 cables at half-price having heard them in their demo room. Much better than the Hyper & almost as good as their Mavros but still with those natty Rhodium plugs.

My system now sounds stunningly good & has cured most of the brashness. The imaging is more cohesive. I won't be selling the Primare now! I'm a very happy bunny tonight!

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busb wrote:

My system now sounds stunningly good & has cured most of the brashness. The imaging is more cohesive. I won't be selling the Primare now! I'm a very happy bunny tonight!

I am truly pleased to hear this.......but surely the improvement is all in your mind!   >)

Ps. Did you ever connect up the SL6s?

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BenLaw wrote:
blades genuinely hideous

I don't understand that, if you ask me (which you didn't) they're sleek and elegant, I'd rather have those in the room than the usual square boxes.

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The_Lhc wrote:

BenLaw wrote:
blades genuinely hideous

I don't understand that, if you ask me (which you didn't) they're sleek and elegant, I'd rather have those in the room than the usual square boxes.

Can see them appealing to interior designers, so not hideous but an acquired taste IMO.

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Well I can assure anyone that there were some far uglier speakers there, the ones in the Paradigm demo looked like they weren't even finished and the giant Tannoys are just stupid looking (literally, they look like they should be outside the house looking in, licking the window whilst making "duuuur..." noises).

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The_Lhc wrote:

Well I can assure anyone that there were some far uglier speakers there, the ones in the Paradigm demo looked like they weren't even finished and the giant Tannoys are just stupid looking (literally, they look like they should be outside the house looking in, licking the window whilst making "duuuur..." noises).

Indeed: I've seen real hideous looking cabinets, albeit non that looked like noisey window lickers.

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RE: Bristol show pics - 2013

 

A contact of mine took these pics, some of which are very good.  

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mesmoland/sets/72157632867219880/

They include the duo singing 'live' through a McIntosh and Focal system, the great little GURU Juniors, and the Audio Note system, as well as pics of the PMC SE series, Quads, Spendor, et al. 

 

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The_Lhc wrote:

BenLaw wrote:
blades genuinely hideous

I don't understand that, if you ask me (which you didn't) they're sleek and elegant, I'd rather have those in the room than the usual square boxes.

 

If you'd said you 'don't agree' with me I could appreciate that, but not to 'understand' that someone could have a polar opposite view from you on something as subjective as appearance indicates a deficit of some basic adult human qualities (like sympathy and empathy). 

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nopiano wrote:

 

A contact of mine took these pics, some of which are very good.  

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mesmoland/sets/72157632867219880/

They include the duo singing 'live' through a McIntosh and Focal system, the great little GURU Juniors, and the Audio Note system, as well as pics of the PMC SE series, Quads, Spendor, et al. 

 

Thanks for sharing! Some more hideous speakers! The pmc (?) special editions with the hubcap in the middle. What are those white double boxy things that look like a tall washing machine? And the cheap looking glossy red speakers including the toadstool sub, what are they? Yuck!

 

What was the rest of the system with the zodiac gold / voltikus in and how did it sound?

 

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Nice pictures. Thanks  Smile

That Toadstool sub has a nice dust collecting port in the top too  :wall:

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