Great day at the show in Jax

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Great day at the show in Jax

Post by Jazzman53 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:56 pm

Hi all,
Today Martin (1970) and I drove down to the Axpona show in Jacksonville. For me the highlight of the show was making some new friends: Don, James, Alex, Angelo, and of course, Bob Carver. I even got the Bobfather's signature on my old C1 preamp and we had a lively discussion about the speaker building psychosis over dinner. We heard the best systems at the show today and nothing else impressed me as much as Bob and James' ALS speakers. Even the gazillion $$$ MBL Radialstrahlers sounded almost lifeless by comparison. And, dare I say it (ouch! this hurts for an ESL builder to admit)-- I preferred the Amazings over ML's flagship CLX electrostats, which I thought were as clean and transparent but lacking the wide sound stage and awesome dynamics of the Amazings. I'm blown away.

Thank you, Martin and my new friends for making my day!
Charlie (a.k.a. Jazzman53)

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Post by Don » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:11 am

Charlie,

It was great meeting you and catching up with Martin. I apologize Terri and I were so busy bouncing from room to room and we did not get to spend more time together. When we returned on Sunday with our son Matt, it was a much more relaxed atmosphere for us. Terri and I had pretty much had seen everything on Saturday. Therefore, we were not rushing from room to room as we were on Saturday. Some of the rooms on Saturday, as Martin mentioned were pretty crowded. Sunday, they did not have near the crowd. Therefore, "sweetie" spot was available much of the time without having to return to a particular room.

Had to skip dinner with everyone on Saturday night. We had purchased some Kayaks at Dick's Sporting Goods the week before on our way to Savannah at the Orange Park store. Planned to pick one up Saturday night after the show at Dick's on our way home. Thus, the reason for the bail out on dinner.

Charlie, you need to plan to attend Carverfest with Martin. Great bunch of people, good times, good food and good music. It is truly a wonderful experience shared by all.

Until then, unless Terri plans another trip to Savannah between now and then. If so, we will look you and Martin up. Would love to hear your DIY electrostatics.
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Re: Great day at the show in Jax

Post by Jazzman53 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:20 pm

Thanks Don,
I'm definitely coming to CarverFest. Martin's putting a bug in my ear to bring along the electrostats but I couldn't fit even one of them in the car. Check your inbox.
Charlie

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Post by angelod307 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:31 pm

ok charlie, time for a trailer....great to meet you in person, you are a pretty cool cat.... carverfest is the best time i have had i think period.
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Re: Great day at the show in Jax

Post by treitz3 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:06 pm

Hello, Charlie. I'm glad you were able to make it down there for the debut of Bob's speakers. I see that you were able to meet some of the forum's members. That's pretty cool as it's always nice to put a face with a name. We welcome you to come to Carverfest and join in the fun! This year should be a great 'fest.
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