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Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2012

Discussion in 'audio' started by dan m, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. dan m

    dan m pfm Member

    Any PFM members attending this weekend?
     
  2. chainrule

    chainrule gordon

    i thought about going, but i thought about it late, and now a plane ticket to fly 700 miles starts at $860. if a cheap flight comes along, i might.
     
  3. Jaspercat

    Jaspercat pfm Member

    I will be there. Over on business in Chicago and my friend lives in Denver so not too costly to be there.
     
  4. dan m

    dan m pfm Member

    The only day I can make it is Sunday, but it's the day after GABF and listening to music at the volumes they like at these shows may not be the best way to nurse a hangover.

    Gordon - did I mention Dinosaur Jr. are playing on Monday night at the Bluebird? ;-)

    Jaspercat - if you get a chance, can you check out the new Zu coaxial driver speakers (Union)?
     
  5. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer 432 Point5

    Resonessence Labs should have their new CONCERO DAC at the show too.
     
  6. chainrule

    chainrule gordon

    dan_m - beer and dinosaur jr.: no wonder the plane tickets are so pricey. my ears are still ringing from the last time i saw dinosaur jr., circa 1988-89. still the loudest show i've seen.

    i've listened to the new dinosaur jr. album once. too early to tell, but pretty good, nothing embarrassing, which i always fear when bands reform.
     
  7. Teddy Ray

    Teddy Ray pfm Member

    you ****ers need to come to NC for a bit during a stateside trip.

    i live on the beach, baby
     
  8. dan m

    dan m pfm Member

    Didn't make it to RMAF, but the Dinosaur Jr. gig was great. I would have liked to hear the Union and DeVore's new orangutan - anyone here manage to see/hear them?
     
  9. Markus S

    Markus S 41 - 29

  10. AndrewR

    AndrewR pfm Member

    The comments in that article are certainly worth reading. But let's save that for another thread.

    Andrew
     
  11. Space is the Place

    Space is the Place pfm Member

  12. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer 432 Point5

    Caption competition:
    [​IMG]

    Alan; You smelt it, you dealt it..
    Lady in the middle; got away with it, again.
     
  13. Markus S

    Markus S 41 - 29

    Now what was I saying about respect? Ah well ...
     
  14. merlin

    merlin Avatar changed - Town names deemed offensive.

    Aspirational to who?

    How does it become aspirational to the youth of today?

    Other aspirational products I can think of are very public expressions of wealth. Some more subtle than others but still public. Watches, cars, clothing, Leicas.

    Audio systems are private. Unless of course, the future aspirational items will be those you can show off and discuss ad infinitum on internet forums and Facebook.
     
  15. Purité Audio

    Purité Audio Trade: Purite Audio

    Fremer must be sitting on a box,
    Keith.
     
  16. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    Spent the weekend at RMAF. It's a short flight for me, and I like hearing the different setups. Also enjoy talking with manufacturers, writers, and so on.

    The DeVore Orangutan 93's sounded great. John set them up well into room, so sound stage depth was impressive. He used a couple of WTA turntables along with Line Magnetic amps.

    The other speakers that caught my ear were the Trenner and Freidl Pharoh's. Beautiful, rich sound, but still fast and detailed. The dealer had them paired with Heed mono blocks.

    Spent a lot of time in the Naim room as well, where the NDS/555PS DR was featured. On day one, they used Ovator 400's. Day two was Dali Epicon 8's, and day three was Fact 3's. I thought the day one setup sounded best.

    There were also a couple of megabucks setups that I liked: Lansche (Ypsilon) and MBL.

    Met Alan Sircom, and heard him lecture on the "loudness wars". Also told him that I appreciated the forthrightness he's shown by posting on PFM.

    ATB.

    Hook
     
  17. dan m

    dan m pfm Member

    Nice combination of gear! I bet they did sound great. Are the 93s the new ones?
     
  18. John

    John TDS free

    Indeed, those look interesting. I wonder how much?

    http://www.trenner-friedl.com/index2.php?menu=pharoah&sprache=en
     
  19. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    Yes. John said he started working on the 96's and the 93's at about the same time, but the 96's came together first. This was the first public showing of the 93's.
     
  20. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    $12,500 USD...if I heard the dealer correctly.

    These fooled me at first because the cover makes it look like a single full range driver. But if you look underneath, it is a separate tweeter and 8" woofer. They're vented on the bottom, so they can get pretty close to the back wall (which makes them suitable for smaller to normal sized rooms).
     

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