Our Room

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest
Denver Marriott
September 30th - October 2nd, 2005

A complete inventory of the equipment we took to the show is online.



Here is our decimated 'main listening room' aka livingroom. Pictures of the system when it is alive and whole, and lotsa pictures of the components we took to the show, are on our website in the tour section.







The second listening room was also ransacked for components and cables for the show.







We managed to pile everything into a rented Dodge Grand Caravan minivan and the Audi Allroad, all except one box of LPs, which we had to come back and pickup later.






Everything in the room Wednesday night, Sept. 28th. We managed to get the system up and playing by 10:00 pm or so.









This year the Marriott had these new, tall-back red leather chairs that made it difficult for those behind to hear very well. Regardless, this year we put the couch in the rear - a great place to kick back and enjoy the music if not the ultimate in sonics.






Denver lies at the interface between the Rocky Mountains (in the distance) and the plains. Our 9th floor window looked out onto highway I-25.



The Marten Design Coltrane loudspeaker with the highway in the background. With the windows and curtains closed, the highway noise wasn't too bad - but it did mean we had to turn on the air-conditioning periodically to keep the humans in the room from melting - and the air-conditioner did add a white noise floor to the music, fine for when we are rocking out, not so fine for quiet passages.




The Marten Design Coltrane loudspeaker with I-25 in the background.













Here is the butt of many jokes and much consternation. All of the larger suites had one of these.... things. Visual aesthetics aside, sonic aesthetics aside, those horns are pointy and at eye level. We arranged the seating and placed some end tables underneath to address safety issues - and were thankfully successful, knock wood.








The Brinkmann Balance turntable with Lyra Titan cartridge.





The Brinkmann Balance turntable silhouetting the Rocky Mountains and I-25






The Brinkmann Balance turntable silhouetting a beautiful Denver sunset




The last night had quite a sunset - at least for this part of the country.



Time to tear it all down...














The Brinkmann Balance turntable on top of a Rix Rax equipment rack.





The Brinkmann Balance turntable on top of a Rix Rax equipment rack.
[Yes, this does look like the previous picture, but the are different, and I couldn't decide which one to use, so I used both... this, by the way, is the method I use to decide many choices like this, but unfortunately I only have room in the garage for one car].




Now it is the Lamm equipments turn to take a snooze on the couch.




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