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    If you can't run-walk. Bernd's Avatar
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    Vaccum Tube State of the Art Conference.....

    .....(VSAC) 2008.

    For the tube fans amongst us. I always got time for that sort of lunacy.

    http://www.6moons.com/industryfeatur...0082/vsac.html

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    What impressed me ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernd
    .....(VSAC) 2008.

    For the tube fans amongst us. I always got time for that sort of lunacy.

    http://www.6moons.com/industryfeatur...0082/vsac.html

    ... on first perusal is the preponderance of plumb, grey-haired or bald, middle-aged men. Guess I'd get along fine there.

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    I'd have to say I noticed the same thing

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    Yeah, not a target-rich environment...unless them asian gents brought their daughters.

    ...bet it sounds heavenly though.
    So, I broke into the palace
    With a sponge and a rusty spanner
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    I said : "That's nothing - you should hear me play piano"

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    I almost went to this - it's too bad because I wanted to listen to the Audio Note kits together. Though a lot of people liked their rooms quite a bit. Oh well next time.

    Here are two other reports
    http://www.theanalogdept.com/vsac08.htm

    This one is 6 moons but a different writer and different equipment heard http://sixmoons.com/industryfeatures...0083/vsac.html

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    The "Experince Music System is clealy for bachelors and the disenfranchised, WAF Rating -12

    Vaccum Tube State of the Art Conference.....-experience1.jpg

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    i wonder how it sounds, - as for tubes nothing very impressive in that audio fest
    Good idea to put the midrange closer to hears, but very looking bad in positionning, they look too high

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    Hiya lads
    Just got a rare 4-channel Messenger tube preamp with a tube power supply that looks like it has 300b tubes as well as other types - I have to check. Would like to get into 300b SET amps but they are just not powerful enough to drive The Maidstone (91db - 4ohm). The horns above probably sound great - but Bobsticks is right about them being impractical for most of us mere mortals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by O'Shag
    Hiya lads
    Just got a rare 4-channel Messenger tube preamp with a tube power supply that looks like it has 300b tubes as well as other types - I have to check. Would like to get into 300b SET amps but they are just not powerful enough to drive The Maidstone (91db - 4ohm). The horns above probably sound great - but Bobsticks is right about them being impractical for most of us mere mortals.

    you could try a secondary system too, something with higher sensitivity speakers...

    giving up the maidstones would be like, stupid. But limiting your audio experience because of the speakers is too, so a possible solution could be a good secondary system...

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    [QUOTE=bobsticks]The "Experince Music System is clealy for bachelors and the disenfranchised, WAF Rating -12




    Unless they are bachelors with a flair for interior decorating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnMichael
    Unless they are bachelors with a flair for interior decorating.
    lol... even when I was single, nothing that fugly would ever be in my living room... Seriously, how would I ever be able to bring a date home with that monstrosity in my place???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajani
    lol... even when I was single, nothing that fugly would ever be in my living room... Seriously, how would I ever be able to bring a date home with that monstrosity in my place???
    good point .... interesting with the velour seat cushions.
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