Toronto Audio Fest 2019 Oct 18 to 20th

Redboy

Knobophobe
Say hi to Mike Tang of Mike Tang Audio for me! He's a good guy, always running some neat stuff.
 

Kyle

Junior Member
I went to the show.
Red Boy, you're right Mike is a very nice person. He had a large custom table with magnetic suspension arms. see pic. muraudio.jpgMiketangturntable.jpg
My vote for most appealing sound was from these Mur Audio hybrids. Very natural mids from Estats and solid bass from four 6" dymanic drivers, all powered and fed by Triangle source and electronics.
 

Prime Minister

Site Owner
Staff member
Got out there today and had an, ummm, ok time. Very few things that were new or exciting. Lots of horrible audiophile music. The same crowd of middle aged dudes, getting greyer every year. I found most systems to be overly bright. Ultra detailed, but lacking musicality. Impressive for audio effects, but not something I'd want to listen to long term.

One of my favorites was this unassuming looking system. Totem Forests and an Arcam integrated amp. Cheap and cheerful in this crowd, but it made beautiful music.

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Prime Minister

Site Owner
Staff member
NAD had a killer little all in one at $3500 Canadian. Direc DSP in it too! Just add speakers.

Btw, the folks from NAD are really great. Totally welcoming and very informative.

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Prime Minister

Site Owner
Staff member
The Oracle room, with their new prototype phono preamp. Great sound, and musicality, as always. Plus, they are not afraid to play real music.

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Kyle

Junior Member
And once again the majority of vendors forgot that a tiny hotel room doesn't work for 110dB volumes. I did compliment the few that recognized this and played music at a level that made their equipment sound better than the high volume types.
Bass overload and screeching highs made my visits to some rooms very short.
 

guiller

Active Member
Many thanks for the report and for sharing the pics! One thing that puts me off is LED lit up platters!
 

Olson_jr

Active Member
And once again the majority of vendors forgot that a tiny hotel room doesn't work for 110dB volumes. I did compliment the few that recognized this and played music at a level that made their equipment sound better than the high volume types.
Bass overload and screeching highs made my visits to some rooms very short.
So the excessive volume is not just an Axpona thing, damn!

Next, you will be telling us that room treatments would have helped in the 98% of rooms that did not use them.
 
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