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post #1 of 18 Old 10-03-15, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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Dennis and Wayne are having a grand time in Denver. Wish Y'all were here!
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Both Wayne and Dennis have covered a lot of ground at this famous show - and compiled a small mountain of written coverage with great pics. Impressive work; yet so much fun. What a hobby! What a life!
I'm overwhelmed with the sheer number of mini-reviews and comments they posted, but am enjoying every minute of catching up. Thanks to you both for your impressive effort and accomplishment!

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OK, I have been waiting for years for a vinyl system to convince me that it is possible for vinyl to beat digital, or at least to feel that it could be possible. I just heard it. .... It all comes to almost $100,000 without exotic cables, but why stop there? I have heard it, and I now believe it. Vinyl CAN rival digital. Simply Amazing. Clarity. Dynamics. Smoooooth response. Engaging. Amazing. You have never heard anything like it. Did I say Amazing? I might have, but I am going to say it again. AMAZING!
Everyone knows bits are for kids! I know: Boooooo! Sorry, couldn't resist. Everyone "knows" digital is better, right? Just look at the investment required for analog to catch up. The rest of us "know" that much cheaper turntables closely deliver the goods. Will double-blind ABX trials reveal a $99k difference? Who cares when you're having this much listening fun!

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If you are thinking about high-end vinyl, Dynamic Sounds Associates is the company to talk to. Want to save some serious cash doing it? Fagetaboutit, ain't gonna happen. Their man Dave Sckolnik is more an authority about vinyl and vinyl reproduction than any other 10 men alive, and is a lot of fun to talk to. If you live within 100 miles of Denver, COME HEAR THIS ROOM. It won't cure hair loss, but it might change your life. In fact, for that sound, take the hair loss. Easily worth it in trade! (It will still cost you the $100 grand, too, though.)
It's reassuring to hear there are others to carry the vinyl baton after the passing of legendary Doug Sax and Stan Ricker. Here's a quick (not so shiny & gleaming) peek behind the scenes at the other end of the vinyl reproduction chain:

Unrestored American Record Presses Acquired by Acoustic Sounds for APO


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I spent a very special, very private, almost intimate hour with the Vapor Audio Perfect Storms last night after hours.
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And that might be a good nick-name for the Vapor Audio Perfect Storm high-performance speakers, Just For Fun. They are fun and accurate and make everything seem easy. The best speakers make it seem like speaker design must be the easiest job on the planet. I kinda doubt it, even though the Perfect Storm seemed to insist that Ryan and Pete and team did very little. They have a life of their own, and I fell in love with them for the second time in a year. I have to stop listening to them, walking away gets harder every time.
Sit up and take notice when a speaker guru likes a design this much. Most of us may not be able to afford a pair of these puppies, but each of us owes themselves a listening session to hear and understand how far music can carry our emotions. Only then can we fairly judge lesser models - even if it does involve crying!

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Nice coverage AudioRaver!!!!
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SO many rooms. SO much to see. SO many people to talk to.

It was three days of visceral overload and audio joy.
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Both Wayne and Dennis have covered a lot of ground at this famous show - and compiled a small mountain of written coverage with great pics. Impressive work; yet so much fun. What a hobby! What a life!
I'm overwhelmed with the sheer number of mini-reviews and comments they posted, but am enjoying every minute of catching up. Thanks to you both for your impressive effort and accomplishment!
Thank you for your kind observation, Lou. I am worn out from all the running to and fro, but it sure is fun shedding light on new gear for our valued members.

I took some detailed pictures, but they got compressed badly. I'll be fixing that, and both Wayne and I have little more coverage to add. So, stay tuned!

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As of this posting, the Reporting thread has 1375 reads. That is very rewarding.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2015 Discussion Thread

How can we help but read your reviews, we truely are living vicariously through you guys!!! Thanks for the great reviews.

And it's not so important that we all can't afford these types of systems. Just a few short years ago, very few of us could affort the systems we have now!!!
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How can we help but read your reviews, we truely are living vicariously through you guys!!! Thanks for the great reviews.

And it's not so important that we all can't afford these types of systems. Just a few short years ago, very few of us could affort the systems we have now!!!
Thanks, Tonto!

Agreed, few of us can afford the ne plus ultra, but it does help to know what it sounds like.

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