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Paris Audio Video Show 2022

Kal Rubinson

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If you don´t mind, take some pics of your listening space. Multichannel Blades is a personal dream come true. :)
I hope I don't disappoint you but the Blades with be L/R only with other KEFs for the remaining channels. It took a lot of mental wrestling (and a little technical help from KEF).
 

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I hope I don't disappoint you but the Blades with be L/R only with other KEFs for the remaining channels. It took a lot of mental wrestling (and a little technical help from KEF).
You will not. :)

I have a multichannel set of old IQ´s, so in a sense, yours is the "heavy weight top version" of what I have.
 

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many thanks for the huge effort @VintageFlanker, very well done.

Everything looks so oversized, overpriced, overdesigned, over.. like a true Show I guess. Was there really no midrange stuff that normal people can buy or you just chose the most 'expensive' pictures?

And some of us are still waiting for your ear impressions. Without 'politically correct' filters please :)
 

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Great idea but I none was compact enough to let the door close.
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Ok, so use u shape connectors , spades and problem is solved
 

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I demand a new mouse wheel for this post!
 

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Ok, so use u shape connectors , spades and problem is solved
Thanks for all your efforts but spades are not acceptable for my situation because I often need to swap connections quickly.
My solution was to change speakers. :)
 

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Yamaha going for the porn mood lmao.
Audio Vector and Dynaudio look so boring. Yes, speakers are not jewelry but come on.

I am really curious about the KEF Blade. But the 33 Hz @ -3dB seems really weak for this size and price, it should be noticable in higher levels as bass distortion. But maybe the enclosure has some magic that somehow brings the distortion really low.

Oh, and for those huge wide Klipsch retro speakers. I wonder how in this day and age those old school horn tweeters come anywhere close to hifi.
 

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Yamaha going for the porn mood lmao.
Audio Vector and Dynaudio look so boring. Yes, speakers are not jewelry but come on.

I am really curious about the KEF Blade. But the 33 Hz @ -3dB seems really weak for this size and price, it should be noticable in higher levels as bass distortion. But maybe the enclosure has some magic that somehow brings the distortion really low.

Oh, and for those huge wide Klipsch retro speakers. I wonder how in this day and age those old school horn tweeters come anywhere close to hifi.
The horns have been designed from the ground up apparently. All new stuff.
 

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The horns have been designed from the ground up apparently. All new stuff.
Still a horn. I don't know why one would need to raise efficiency of a tweeter when it's the part that is most resistant to distortion of a speaker. I believe you're just worsening SINAD.
 

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So sorry for the very late reply... Anyway, the camera i used is a Sony RX100 Mk6.
I tried to deal with both sensibility and speed, on order to limit noisy pictures, but it was not a win at all... Next time, all in full auto mode...
 

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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.


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.


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.


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


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 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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Thank you very much for sharing these great pictures!

Looking forward to reading your impressions on the system you listened to! In particular the Perlisten and KEF Blade 2 meta
 
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First time I saw the feet of the Blade i thought it was a failed DIY add-on made by the owner. Cannot help looking at them ever since. Did they hire the designer of the cheapest ikea office furniture lines? How much do these speakers cost? those holes.... aaarrrrgggggg

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$26,000 the feet have to be solid aluminum for the speakers not to topple over!
 

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I hope I don't disappoint you but the Blades with be L/R only with other KEFs for the remaining channels. It took a lot of mental wrestling (and a little technical help from KEF).
Tell us what are the others, surprising that you didn’t do all KEF Blade 2 meta as a 5.4
 

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Still a horn. I don't know why one would need to raise efficiency of a tweeter when it's the part that is most resistant to distortion of a speaker. I believe you're just worsening SINAD.
The main job of a port is directivity control
 

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Tell us what are the others, surprising that you didn’t do all KEF Blade 2 meta as a 5.4
When those arrive and are installed, I will let you know what and how I decided. As for why I did not use all Blades, there are two issues, cost and space.
 

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When those arrive and are installed, I will let you know what and how I decided. As for why I did not use all Blades, there are two issues, cost and space.
Yes that would be exorbitant 5 KEF BLADE 2 Meta $70,000 even at dealer cost $35,000!
 
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