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Photography Wars – Axpona 2018

Photography is an important part of every high-end audio show – but these days everyone has a smartphone, and things can go wrong… 🙂

Danny Kaey of Sonic Flare – […your caption here…]

Rafe Arnott, most recently with Part Time Audiophile, was using this Canon 5D MkII with a Canon 24-105 L lens as his primary camera

 

Rafe Arnott, most recently with Part Time Audiophile, was using this lowly Leica M8 camera as backup

 

Neli is happy, it was a good show

 

Hermann [Hermann Winters of Acapella Audio Arts] starts to play his very, very favorite music at the end of the show.

Uh oh, Hermann spies me photographing him…

 

Now Neli gets her revenge with all these photos I took of her, taking her own photos of Herman and I

 

Hermann gets an idea…

 

Argh! Got me [I am not nearly as photogenic as these two, landing somewhere between the Loch Ness Monster and the Hunchback of Notre Dame].

Neli wins the most fun to photograph competition [but I am, of course, prejudiced ;-)]

Audio Federation – Axpona 2018

Our room. And this concludes [thank goodness!] the room by room portion of our show report. We [mostly me] will have more to say about this show, and shows in general, in the next few posts.

 

Audio Note UK and Acapella Audio Arts ‘LaMusika’ electronics on HRS ‘SXR’ equipment rack

Audio Note UK CDT-Five transport

Audio Note UK CDT-Five transport

Audio Note UK “The Fifth Element” DAC

Acapella Audio Arts ‘Cellini High’ loudspeaker

Acapella Audio Arts ‘Cellini High’ loudspeaker’s plasma ‘ion’ tweeter

Acapella Audio Arts ‘Cellini High’ loudspeaker’s plasma ‘ion’ tweeter

Acapella Audio Arts ‘Cellini High’ loudspeaker’s plasma ‘ion’ tweeter

Acapella Audio Arts ‘Cellini High’ loudspeaker

Acapella Audio Arts ‘Cellini High’ loudspeaker

The show is over… turn out the lights.

Classic Audio Loudspeakers – Axpona 2018

No sign for this room, but Purist Audio cables, Tri-planer tonearms, AtmaSphere electronics and of course Classic Audio speakers were all here.

Classic Audio loudspeaker

AtmaSphere amplifiers

Classic Audio loudspeaker rear

Classic Audio loudspeaker rear detail

AtmaSphere audio electronics

Records and …

..tape

The Audio Company – Axpona 2018

The large rooms here overwhelmed many other systems, but not this one. The scale of the sonic presentation was impressive.

The second floor had large rooms

Von Schweikert Ultra 11 loudspeakers dominates price list

Von Schweikert Ultra 11 loudspeakers

Von Schweikert Ultra 11 loudspeakers

Von Schweikert Ultra 11 loudspeaker rear panel

Von Schweikert Ultra 11 loudspeaker rear panel

VAC amplifiers

VAC audio electronics

Technics 1520 reel-to-reel tape machine

VAC audio gear

Kronos turntable

Kronos turntable

Legacy Audio – Axpona 2018

 

Legacy Audio loudspeakers

Legacy Audio loudspeakers

Raven audio amplifiers

Legacy Audio loudspeaker tweeter

Legacy Audio loudspeaker tweeter

Legacy Audio loudspeakers

Legacy Audio loudspeaker rear

Legacy Audio loudspeakers

Legacy Audio loudspeakers

Wynn Audio – Axpona 2018

First time I’ve seen the Thales turntables. Nice.

It was an hour before closing, many people had gone home.

Thales tonearms

Thales tonearms

Thales tonearms

Penaudio loudspeaker

Penaudio loudspeaker

Karan audio electronics

Thales TTT-Compact II turntable

Thales TTT-Compact II turntable

Thales TTT-Compact II turntable

Kalista CD player

Kalista CD player

Kalista CD player

Kalista CD player

Kalista CD player

Thales TTT-Compact II turntable

Penaudio loudspeakers

Penaudio loudspeakers