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Paris Audio Video Show 2022

VintageFlanker

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Paris Audio Video Show 2022

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Hey folks,

It has been one year already, since
my last report of the Paris Audio Video Show. Like it is often the case, there were many ways to get free entrance for the Paris Audio Video Show 2022, which was a good reason, among others, to come back. This year, the event took place on November 5-6th in the Palais des Congrès. I have been there on Saturday 5th, and had the pleasure to meet again a few ASR fellows (@SubOjectivist, @K0RnY, @biglebowski) as well as friends from the Dealabs community (@Ultravare, @Augde716, @Sabug). This edition in particular was very different from the last one with, fortunately, all exhibitors in the same building. There was also quite an impressive affluence (they announced a total of about 11,000 visitors) and as a result, most rooms were overcrowded. To state the obvious: listening conditions were far from ideal. That being said, I will eventually add some of my detailed impressions later. For now, I will only focus on pics and legend with a simple photo tour. The vast majority of pictures are mine, but both @K0RnY and @Ultravare have kindly volunteered to share some of their shots that I could have missed.
KEF / Hegel
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KEF Blade Two META, along with Reference 3 META on the corner.


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From top to bottom: Hegel V10 Phono Preamp, HD30 DAC, feeding the new P30A preamplifier and A30A power amplifier.

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LS50 META, with KC62 Subwoofer.

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A pair of Reference 1 META with KC62 and KF92 Subwoofers.

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From sides to center, the new LS60, LS50 Wireless II and LSX II.

Monitor Audio / Cambridge
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The new Platinum PL300 3G floorstandings, in piano black finish.

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Cambridge Edge NQ DAC/Streamer, feeding a pair of Edge M mono power amps.

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The Monitor Audio Silver 100 Limited Edition and Platinum PL100 3G bookshelves.

Cabasse
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Cabasse Murano with, on the right, the just announced Rialto active bookshelves.

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Backside of the Cabasse Rialto, with backplate and 17cm rear (active) woofer.

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The brand new Abyss all-in-one amp (Streamer, amplifier, with integrated DSP)

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The Pearl, active wireless speaker.


Focal / Naim
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Focal's absolute top-of-the-line speaker, the Grande Utopia EM Evo, presented in exclusive Ebène Blanc finish.

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Naim Statement, flagship integrated amplifier.

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Naim Solstice Special Edition turntable, with ND 555 streamer and 555 PS DR power supply.

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Upcoming (2023) Focal Vestia range. From left to right, Vestia 3, Vestia 1 and Vestia 4.

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From left to right, Sopra N°1 bookshelf, the new Solo 6 studio monitor and Sopra N°2 floorstander.

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The Focal Naim 10th Anniversary Edition System.


Pier Audio
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Pier Audio Filante 17 Tubular standmounts.

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On top, CD 880SE CD player, MS-88SE integrated. On the bottom: PRE-PHONO MM/MC 8SE phono preamp and MS-880SE integrated.


Triangle / AudioQuest
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The new Triangle Magellan Quatuor 40TH Anniversary, in Zebrano color, fed by an Accuphase E-800.

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The entire Magellan 40Th family. From left to right: Quatuor 40TH, Cello 40TH, Duetto 40TH and Voce 40TH.


MOON By Simaudio
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MOON Voice 22 standmounts speakers.

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First stack on the left is MOON is Limited 40th Anniversary Edition of the 600 i integrated and 680 D DAC. Second one is 390 streamer & DAC with 330A power amp.

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The gigantic MOON 888 Power Amp, monobloc amplifier.

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JBL / Mark Levinson / dCS
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JBL Synthesis S4700 floorstanding speakers.

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From top to bottom: dCS Rossini DAC APEX, dCS Rossini Horloge (clock), Mark Levinson N°5206 preamp and N°5302 power amp.

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JBL Model 4305P, active wireless monitor.

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"Entry level" dCS Bartok DAC on top, and Vivaldi DAC Apex with Vivaldi Upsampler.


Elipson
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New Horus line from Elipson. These are the 6B bookshelves demoed and 11F floorstanders. The vintage monitor is the Heritage XLS 11.

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Elipson P1F DAC/preamp and A2700 (Pascal based) power amp.

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Legacy 3230 and Legacy 3220 towers, with the 3210 bookshelf.


Klipsch / Jadis
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The (huge) Klipsch Jubilee flagship floorstanders.

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Jadis JA 30 MkII power amps on the floor. On the stands : Jadis JPS2 Preamp with its separate PSU.

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Reference Premiere RP-8060FA II, RP-8000F II towers and RP-504C II center.


Davis Acoustics / Gryphon
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New flagship speakers from Davis, the Stellar.
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Meither MA3 DAC, Gryphon Diablo 120 integrated, Zena preamp and Essence power amp.


Atohm
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From sides to center, Atohm GT-3 HD and GT-2 HD towers, GT-1 HD bookshelf.

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Atohm RS700, DSP-controled and ICEpower based power amp.


Atlantis Lab / Kora
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Atlantis Lab AT31, AT18 and AT23 towers.

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Kora TB140 and TB200 integrated amplifiers.

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Untitled prototype stereo power amp.


Sonus Faber / McIntosh
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Sonus Faber Olympica Nova V floorstandings.

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MC611 and MC3500 mono power amps.


Bowers & Wilkins / Marantz
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A complete 15.4.4 Atmos setup, with, for the front only: B&W 703 S3, HTM71 S3 center and a pair of DB1D subwoofers.

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All the home theater system was fed by the new flagships from Marantz, the AV 10 HT Processor and AMP 10 multichannel power amplifier.

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The complete 700 S3 series. From left to right: 702 S3, 703 S3, 704 S3, 705 S3, 706 S3. Both center speaker on the back are HTM72 S3 and HTM71 S3.

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Marantz's new AVR CINEMA line: CINEMA 70s, CINEMA 50 and CINEMA 60.

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EgglestonWorks / Luxman
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EgglestonWorks The Viginti.

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A bunch of Luxman electronics. D-10X SACD player, L-507Z integrated, CL-1000 preamp, and, on the center: the M-10X stereo power amp.


Dynaudio
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New line of Dynaudio Focus wireless active speakers. From sides to center: Focus 50, Focus 30, and Focus 10.


Audio Vector / ROSE
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Audio Vector QR 7 floorstanding speakers.

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Arender N200 streaming transport, with Rose Audio RA180 integrated amp.


Wilson Audio / Dan D'Agostino
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Wilson Audio Alexia V.

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A pair of Dan D'Agostino Momentum M400 MxV mono power amps, and an Acoustic Research Reference 6SE preamplifier.


PSB / NAD
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The new Passif 50 monitor, with Synchrony T800 tower on the right.

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NAD C 3050 LE (Anniversary Edition) integrated amp & streamer, with a M33 on the bottom.


Perlisten
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Perlisten S7t rowers, paired with two NAD M23, bridged.

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S5m standmount monitors, with a D212s subwoofer.​


Technics
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Technics SB-G90M2 and the flagship, SB-R1 floorstander.

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SU-G700M2 integrated amp, with SL-G700M2 SACD player, DAC and streamer on top.

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SL-1000R flagship turntable.

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SL-1200 50th Anniversary turntables.


Yamaha
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Yamaha NS-2000A towers, paired with R-N2000A integrated amp and streamer.

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NS-3000 standmounts monitors with R-N2000A.


ATC / Chord Electronics
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ATC SCM200ASLT towers with their dedicated P4 Pro monoblocs.

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Chord Dave DAC, with ULTIMA PRE 3 preamplifier and ULTIMA 6 power amp.


Bonus

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A Lotus Emira at the Car Audio exhibitors area.

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And a McLaren GT nearby.

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REL No.32 and No.31 Reference Series subwoofers.

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A bunch of Arcam amps and AVRs.

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Waterfall Victoria Evo speakers.

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M&K Sound XT10+, X15+, and V12+ subwoofers.

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EgglestonWorks Nico Evolution, Jern 11, German Physics HRS-130.

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Great pictures @VintageFlanker. Thanks for the efforts. Did you have any time to demo any ?
 

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this ”kova” (Atlantis Lab / Kora) designs really got my interest… kef also stands out. thanks for posting!
 

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You don't see power conditioners even though the audio and computer equipment is drawing power from an electrical distribution line(s) in a busy hotel and conference center. There is presumably zero credibility for power conditioners among the audio professionals. If PSB had a display did they show a power conditioner? It looks like these days that the gold standard for signal source is digital and not turntable analogue.
 

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How many rooms did they had at the show? 11.000 that is A LOT of people ...
 

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Did you get to audition the Klipsch Jubilee? How did they sound?
 
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Part 3/3 is online.

Thank for detailed report. I know it is a ton of work to take pictures, sort and publish them this way. Much appreciated!
Thank you for the pin, @amirm! :) Yes, it's absolutely time-consuming to chose dozens of "acceptable", over hundreds of missed shots.

Did you have any time to demo any ?
Yep, fortunately quite a few ! (spoilers: most sounded not great, not to mention I've found zero correlation between price and preference). As said, I will add my impressions later. ;)

Did you get to audition the Klipsch Jubilee?
Sure I did ! :cool:

How many rooms did they had at the show?
Dozens and dozens. Did not count. But it was virtually impossible to visit all, even during one full day (we stayed from the opening at 10:00 to about 19:30)
11.000 that is A LOT of people ..
It's precisely 10876 entries, including the November 7th, for press and professionals :
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Very nice pictures, did you use a smartphone or a camera?
Google Pixel 7.
 

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Thanks for the great pics.. form over function, having practiced eng. for decades guess on what side I am on.. I can still appreciate great design and beauty and boy some of those are sweet
 

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Thank for detailed report. I know it is a ton of work to take pictures, sort and publish them this way. Much appreciated!
Ditto, thank you very much!

Some beautiful goodies and plenty of silliness too!
Yep, fortunately quite a few ! (spoilers: most sounded not great, not to mention I've found zero correlation between price and preference). As said, I will add my impressions later.
Holding my breath.
 

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Yep, fortunately quite a few ! (spoilers: most sounded not great, not to mention I've found zero correlation between price and preference). As said, I will add my impressions later. ;)
Awesome, can’t wait to read about your experience and impressions. Many of those speakers are worth more than my house! :eek:
 
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