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Paris Audio Video Show 2023

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Paris Audio Video Show 2023

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Hey Folks,

A couple of weekends ago took place the latest edition of the Paris Audio Video Show. As usual, it was a great time to meet some friends there and walk around together, but not so much to properly listen to systems. I went on Sunday 22nd October and the overall mood is that it was a bit less overcrowded than the 2022 edition. Still, listening conditions in many rooms were most likely mediocre, either because of acoustics, listening position, or overall ambient noise.

It was, again, virtually impossible to demo all rooms and brands presented. This would have taken another half of a day. For this year, I will focus on a simple (and uncommented) photo tour of the systems I was able to see and listen to. I enjoyed shooting gears despite the terrible light conditions and left the place with quite a few pics that you will find a selection below.​


Monitor Audio / MOON
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Monitor Audio Hyphn

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MOON North 791 Streamer/Preamplifier and North 761 Power Amplifiers

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MOON North 641 Integrated Amplifier

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Monitor Audio Platinum 100 3G

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Monitor Audio Anthra W10, W12 and W15


Audiovector / Esoteric
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Audiovector R3 Arreté

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Esoteric S-05 Power Amplifier and N-05XD Streamer/Preamplifier

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Audiovector R3 Signature, R3 Arreté and R1 Signature


Perlisten / NAD
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Perlisten S7t Limited Edition

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NAD M66 Preamplifier/DAC/Streamer

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Bluesound NODE X Streamer

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Perlisten S5m


Triangle / Primare
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Triangle Magellan Quatuor 40TH and Borea BR10

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Primare I35 Integrated Amplifier, CD35 CD Player, PRE35 Preamplifier and A35.2 Power Amplifiers

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Triangle Magellan Duetto 40TH


Bowers & Wilkins / Classé / Marantz
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B&W 801 D4 Signature and 805 D4 Signature

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Classé Delta PRE Preamplifier and Delta MONO Power Amplifiers / Denon DNP-2000NE Streamer

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B&W 603 S3 and 607 S3

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Marantz Stereo 70s Streamer/Amplifier, CD 50n Streamer/CD Player, and Model 50 Integrated Amplifier


Pro-Ject
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Pro-Ject DS3 Line : MC Step Up Box DS3 B, Phono Box DS3 B, Tube Box DS3 B, Stereo Box DS3. Beneath are Debut III Reference, Debut Carbon Reference, and Debut Carbon EVO turntables

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The Dark Side Of The Moon Special Edition Turntable

1/5​
 
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Sonus Faber / McIntosh
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Sonus Faber Stradivari

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McIntosh C12000 Preamplifier, C12000 Controler, MCD12000 SACD Player and MC611 Power Amplifiers

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Sonus Faber Homage : Garneri G5, Serafino G2 and Amati G5

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Sonus Faber Lumina I

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Sonus Faber Duetto Active/Wireless Speakers


Focal / Naim
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Focal Maestro Utopia Evo

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Naim NAC 332 Preamplifier, NSS 333 Streamer, NAP 350 Power Amplifiers and NPX 300 Power Supplies

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Naim Nait 50 Integrated Amplifier

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Focal Trio6 ST6, Solo6 ST6 Monitors, and Clear Professional Headphones


ATC / Chord Electronics
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ATC SMC20, SCM40, and SCM50

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Chord Dave DAC and Chord Ultima Integrated Amplifier

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Chord Ultima 3 Power Amplifier


Diptyque Audio / Atoll Electronique
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Dyptique Audio dp160 MKII and dp140 MKII

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Atoll ST300 Signature Streamer, PR400 Signature Preamplifier, and AM400 Signature Power Amplifier


Gryphon Audio
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The Gryphon EOS 2

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The Gryphon Diablo 333 Power Amplifier

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Brinkmann Audio Taurus Turntable


Cabasse
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Cabasse The Pearl Pelegrina and The Pearl

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Cabasse Murano, Rialto, and Abyss Streamer/Amplifier

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Cabasse La Sphère

Atohm
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Atohm GT1 HD, GT2 HD, and GT3 HD

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Atohm RS700 DSP Power Amplifier

2/5​
 
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Magico
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Magico S3

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MSB Technology The Reference DAC + Dual Powerbase


Elipson
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Elipson Heritage XLS 7 and 402 Tribute

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Elipson I2140 Integrated Amplifier

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Elipson Planet L Gold Edition


DALI / MBL
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DALI Epikore 11

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MBL Noble N31 CD Player/DAC, Noble N11 Preamplifier, and Noble N15 Power Amplifiers


hORNS / Tsakiridis
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hORNS FP15 MK2

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Tsakiridis Theseus Ultima Integrated Amplifier

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Tsakiridis Apollon Power Amplifiers


Tannoy / Audio Research
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Tannoy Stirling III LZ Special Edition

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Audio Research I50 Integrated Amplifier

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LUMIN T3 Streamer/DAC

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Tannoy Mini Autograph GR


Martin Logan / Krell
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Martin Logan Neolith

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Krell K-300p Phono Preamplifier, Illusion Preamplifier, and KMA-I800 Power Amplifiers


Davis Acoustics / Jadis
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Davis THE WALL

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Jadis JPL MkII Preamplifier, JS2 MkIV DAC, and JA170 Power Amplifier

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Jadis PA70 Power Amp


Fyne Audio / Accuphase / Eversolo
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Fyne Audio Vintage Twelve, F1-12, and F-1-10

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Fyne Audio Vintage Five

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Accuphase C-2900 Preamplifier, C-47 Phono Preamplifier, E-4000 Integrated Amplifier, A-75 and P-7500 Power Amplifiers

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Eversolo DPM-A6 Master Edition and Accuphase DG-68 DSP Equalizer

3/5​
 
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Wilson Audio / Dan D'Agostino
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Wilson Audio Sasha DAW

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Dan D'Agostino Progression S350 Power Amplifier

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Dan D'Agostino Progression Integrated Amplifier


Audio Physic
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Audio Physic Spark and Avanti

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Audio Physic Midex


Yamaha
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Yamaha NS-800A and NS-2000A

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Yamaha R-N800A and R-N1000A Streaming Amplifiers

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Yamaha NS-3000 and NS-5000

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Yamaha HA-L7A DAC/Headphones Amplifier


Q Acoustics / Cambridge Audio
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Q Acoustics 5040 and Concept 500

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Cambridge CXA81 and Edge A Integrated Amplifiers

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Cambridge EVO150 Streaming Amplifier

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Cambridge MXN10 Streamer


Totaldac
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Totaldac d100%wood

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Totaldac d1-streamer-sublime, d1-sublime DAC, and d1-driver-mk2

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Totaldac Amp-1-mk2 Power Amplifier


NAD / PSB
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PSB Synchrony T800 and Indiana Line Tesi 661

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NAD C 3050 SE Integrated Amplifier

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Original NAD 3030


Audioquest / GoldenEar
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GoldenEar T66


Octavio
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Octavio Maestro Streaming Speaker

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Octavio Amp Streaming Amplifier

4/5​
 
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Advance Paris / Hervet Manufacturier Bellame
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Bellame Speakers (untitled)

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Advance X-Stream 9 Streamer/Player, X-P1200 Preamplifier and X-A1200 Power Amplifiers


Musical Fidelity
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Musical Fidelity LS3/5A

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Musical Fidelity M6x 250.7 Multichannel Power Amplifier

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Musical Fidelity A1 Integrated Amplifier


Bonus...
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KEF LS60 Wireless

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Western Electric 91E Integrated Amplifier

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Austrian Audio Full Score One Headphones Amp, and The Composer Headphones

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Waterfall Victoria Evo

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WiiM Pro Streamer

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Devialet Mania and Phantom II

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YG Acoustics Peaks Summit

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A bunch of Goldmund and Audionet gears...

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Sennheiser HE-1 DAC/Headphones Amp

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Tangent DAC II, Tuner II and PowerAmpster II

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Storm Audio ISR Fusion 20 AVR

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Tessiture N°1

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Rotel RMB-1587 MkII Multicannel Power Amplifier

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Michi P5 S2 DAC/Preamplifier

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Riffaud Epure Turtable

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JBL SA750 Integrated Amplifier

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JBL 4305P, 4329P, and L52

5/5
 
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Upload of the five parts completed ! Sorry for the pics size, @amirm :cool:

Next time, let me know upfront.
I'll try to attend and we may have a beer or two together :)
Sure, but certainly not at the Show itself... no sign of a bar inside. What a shame... :facepalm:

Nice to see Davis still exists.
Not sure if it's that nice considering what they are doing now...
 

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Thanks for your effort.
Nice pictures...!
Because of your visual, I have dream to set Perlisten and Nad purifi amplifier lol:p.
Also I wonder MA's new multiple driver. Looks very interesting
 
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Because of your visual, I have dream to set Perlisten and Nad purifi amplifier lol:p.
Very frustrating since the Perlisten weren't playing the time I was in the room...

I tho gave a short listen at the regular S7t (also with M23 amps) last year and they sounded very good, indeed.
 
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Yep, I've seen it. Yet, I still publish a dedicated thread with my own photography tour, as I did for the three last editions by now. ;)

@VintageFlanker - what systems stood out for you?
Sadly, none really. Biggest surprise was the Dyptique for me. Very deep extension for the such thin electrostats-like ("isodynamique"). Big soundstage, didn't sound too harsh. Another surprise was the SF Stradivari, that did not sound bright like most SF speakers. Was mostly good, but I would never spend 50k€ for of pair of these.
 

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Nice to see the market appears to be thriving in mainland Europe and thanks for sharing all those pics. So much expensive 'bling' on show, but I wonder how much of it reproduces music with any degree of accuracy?

I see Chord Electronics playing into *passive* ATC's. I've heard the dreadful thick punchy but bland sounds this brand pairing gives in a local show here (mind you, Chord and Wilson Benesch wasn't very good either) and I suspect the sound wouldn't be as 'Hifi' and 'impressive' as other similarly prices exhibits so maybe self defeating.
 

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Your photographs are arguably the finest group of HiFi pictures I have ever seen. Unbelievably beautifully shot. I don't know how you do it.

What an amazing window into the show. Thank you so much for posting. :)
 
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Thanks @restorer-john ! :)
Unbelievably beautifully shot. I don't know how you do it.
By using an actual real camera this time, instead of my phone... ;)

So much expensive 'bling' on show, but I wonder how much of it reproduces music with any degree of accuracy?
Very few, indeed. But it is always hard to tell the factors, the systems themselves or their acoustic environment. Another thing I observe with years, is that the more High End the speakers are, the more coloration you get (sometines to awful levels). This, apart from very few exceptions.
 
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