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HAL at CAF2023
« on: August 24, 2023, 05:27:56 PM »
Looks like HAL will be at CAF2023 in Rockville MD, Nov 10-12.   Room number will be 708.

The system so far will be a fully active 3-way version of the Magnepan MG10/QR speakers with OB servo subs using the dspNexus 2x8 system. 

Will be using two pairs of Orchard Audio Starkrimson Monoblocks driving the planar drivers.

Will be streaming with Qobuz, as the track record at shows is about 99% music selection availability.  Lets see if your track is available to play.

Hope to see folks at the show for a listen! 



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Re: HAL at CAF2023
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2023, 11:44:53 PM »
Good luck on that, Rich. Is this the same set up as the previous show you recently attended?
Orchard Starkrimson Ultra amp
Hattor Big preamp
JMR Voce Grande speakers
Holo Cyan2 dac
Holo Red streamer
Hapa Aero digital coax
WyWires Silver cables
TWL Digital American II p cord
Audio Envy p cords
Roon, Tidal, Qobuz
PI Audio UberBUSS

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Re: HAL at CAF2023
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2023, 04:36:31 AM »
Nick,
No.  This time I am converting a pair of Magnepan MG10/QR speakers to biamp with the dspNexus 2x8 DSP crossover.  Will add a pair of OB servo subs since the LF cutoff of the planars is 80Hz. 

Since the dspNexus 2x8 works for converting passive crossover speakers to DSP active crossovers, wanted to show that capability this time.  The room is also 13ft x 20ft, so better for a standard room setup.

Just got a pair of Magna Risers for the MG10/QR's yesterday to install.  This should be interesting.

Also, might be a surprise along the way if things get completed in time.  You just never know.  :)

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Re: HAL at CAF2023
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2023, 10:16:36 AM »
Nick,
No.  This time I am converting a pair of Magnepan MG10/QR speakers to biamp with the dspNexus 2x8 DSP crossover.  Will add a pair of OB servo subs since the LF cutoff of the planars is 80Hz. 

Since the dspNexus 2x8 works for converting passive crossover speakers to DSP active crossovers, wanted to show that capability this time.  The room is also 13ft x 20ft, so better for a standard room setup.

Just got a pair of Magna Risers for the MG10/QR's yesterday to install.  This should be interesting.

Also, might be a surprise along the way if things get completed in time.  You just never know.  :)

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Re: HAL at CAF2023
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2023, 10:56:42 AM »
Have fun. I am looking forward to it and meeting you.

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Re: HAL at CAF2023
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2023, 04:59:51 AM »
Less than 2 weeks to CAF2023.

Hope to see folks in room 708 at the Hilton Twinbrook Parkway in Rockville MD from Nov10-12.  :)


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Re: HAL at CAF2023
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2023, 05:26:44 AM »
Packing for CAF2023 is begun!   :shock:

Final system checks before boxing today and then things get put into the truck to take to the Hilton, Twinbrook Pkwy in Rockville, MD Nov 10-12. 

Hope to see folks for some listening in room 708!


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Re: HAL at CAF2023
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2023, 12:29:11 PM »
Packing for CAF2023 is begun!   :shock:

Final system checks before boxing today and then things get put into the truck to take to the Hilton, Twinbrook Pkwy in Rockville, MD Nov 10-12. 

Hope to see folks for some listening in room 708!

To quote Maynard G Krebs…. work!!??  :shock:
Orchard Starkrimson Ultra amp
Hattor Big preamp
JMR Voce Grande speakers
Holo Cyan2 dac
Holo Red streamer
Hapa Aero digital coax
WyWires Silver cables
TWL Digital American II p cord
Audio Envy p cords
Roon, Tidal, Qobuz
PI Audio UberBUSS

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Re: HAL at CAF2023
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2023, 10:24:50 AM »
Made it to the Hilton Twinbrook Pkwy, Rockville, MD CAF2023 show hotel and got to say hello to Gary Gill. 

Truck is parked at the hotel to make it easier to move the equipment into the demo room tomorrow.

Getting closer! :)

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Re: HAL at CAF2023
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2023, 07:35:42 AM »
Setup day for CAF2023.

Will be a long day!

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Re: HAL at CAF2023
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2023, 08:13:13 PM »
The system is up and making music!   :thumb:

Ready for the weekend!

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Re: HAL at CAF2023
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2023, 09:40:25 PM »
Getting closer…. ⏰👍
Orchard Starkrimson Ultra amp
Hattor Big preamp
JMR Voce Grande speakers
Holo Cyan2 dac
Holo Red streamer
Hapa Aero digital coax
WyWires Silver cables
TWL Digital American II p cord
Audio Envy p cords
Roon, Tidal, Qobuz
PI Audio UberBUSS

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Re: HAL at CAF2023
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2023, 12:19:33 PM »
The system is up and making music!   :thumb:

Ready for the weekend!
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Re: HAL at CAF2023
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2023, 01:34:54 PM »
The system is up and making music!   :thumb:

Ready for the weekend!

Now "That Would Be Something" :roll:

Faithful playback of music that has previously been recorded is what the attendees should be concerned with  8)

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Re: HAL at CAF2023
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2023, 08:53:17 PM »
Day 2 of CAF2023 is complete.

System is up and running and sounding really good!

Leo from Orchard Audio is here along with Al Clark from Danville Signal to discuss their products and then listen to them.

Qobuz is working well and so far only one track requested was not available.