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I’m betting it will measure better than a Modi 2.
Well, I left the sample at Irvine Marriott. Probably too late to call them to save it....
 

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If you have been to trade shows as members of the trade/press rather than the general public, you'll see why.
The HPA-3B is a pretty decent balanced output amp with a lot of grunt. But i'm pretty sure its not quite SOTA like the THX 789.

Based on Matrix's old specs, think it should top out at around 105-108dB for SINAD numbers.

For all purposes, its more than good for listening though.
I have been to Trade shows as a memeber of the trade, just not Hi Fi trade shows. I ended up taking my name and company badge off because as soon as the other trade people know who you are and who you represent there is a marked change in attitude.
I found I learnt a lot more about my companies competitors through being anonymous.
I also found I was able to get a much more honest opinon from the customer base if people thought I was just another customer and not one of the boys.;)
There is a general human tendency to respond to the badge rather than what the person wearing the badge says. It's how so many 'experts' in Hi Fi particularly get away with talking so much garbage.
 

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Our favorite vendor, Synergistic Audio was there I think selling some kind of table to put your gear on. Supposedly, it stops the stray electrons from leaking below your gear (kidding):
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They did not have many takes though as you can tell by the folks reading their mail or whatever on the phone.
I believe that's the great Ted himself sitting there on the left.
 
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@amirm I’d love to hear your thoughts on the Rob Watts seminar. I was there as well in the front row, just in front of the guy that fell asleep and started loudly snoring
Ah, I saw him falling sleep but didn't realize he was snoring. :)

I will post the slides and my comments on it soon. Thanks for reminding me.
 

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