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Re: EVENTS

Post by cjs » 2019-03-28 08:46

Apologies for the belated post, but it's been very busy over the last few days. Below are some photos from the event
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Re: EVENTS - Anxpina Hi-Fi show is a Go!

Post by ThomasOK » 2019-04-12 06:03

I have not been present on the forum much lately. This is due to running into a medical problem that resulted in prostate surgery and complications. I am out of the woods and good enough to do the show m, with a rest here and there, but was only released from the hospital two days ago.

Fredrik and I are at Axpona and had a very productive day getting the system tuned. I think it is fair to say that we are both pretty geeked about the music we are hearing. Once the system was grooved we took turns playing familiar music for each other that somehow we had never heard before. This system reveals levels of musical information and enjoyment unlike anything in my experience. Nuff said.

We will be in room 1422, show hours:
Friday April 12th 10:00AM through 6:00PM
Saturday April 13th 10:00AM through 6:00PM
Sunday April 14th 10:00AM through 4:00PM

The system is:
Linn LP12/Harban movingui plinth/Klimax Radikal/Keel/Trampolin 2/Ekos SE1/Kandid
Urika as a load for the Radikal
Lejonklou SINGularity mono block MC phono stage
Lejonklou Sagatun Monos
Lejonklou Tundra Monos
Quad ESL (original, also known as 57s) 61 years old
OFIL X644 stands modified for Quads
NOKTables
Harmoni racks with Mimer tops
Linn cabling

Also available fir audition is:
Linn LP12/refinished Linn rosewood plinth/Lingo 4/Kore/Trampolin 2/Ekos 2/Adikt
Lejonklou Slipsik 7 MM phono stage

Hope to see at least some of you there!
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Re: EVENTS

Post by beck » 2019-04-12 07:56

A retro looking system sounding great.

Have a nice show Thomas and Fredrik!
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Re: EVENTS

Post by Ianw » 2019-04-12 10:32

Glad to hear you are on the mend Thomas.

System promises to be a musical revaluation, I can imagine the Singularities peeling back layers of music and being reproduced by the electrostatics. Excellent speaker choice.

Would really like to hear the Singularity in the UK if the opportunity comes along.

Good luck with the show.

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Re: EVENTS

Post by tokenbrit » 2019-04-12 14:47

All the best at Axpona, Tom and Fredrik.
Was wondering why it was quiet from Ann-Arbor - just thought you were busy, Tom. Glad you are well enough to go to Chicago - hope it's a great success; sorry I couldn't attend the event. If nothing else, the fun of listening to the SINGularities should help with your reCuperation :)

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Re: EVENTS

Post by lejonklou » 2019-04-13 01:31

Wohoo!

First day of Axpona has come to end and now I am knackered, as the British would put it. Perhaps partly due to the jet lag.

A more or less constant stream of visitors visited us and some were really moved by the music and fully understood what we're trying to do - to impress with the emotional qualities and the deep insight into the music, not show fireworks. Those encounters are always particularly rewarding.

Looking forward to tomorrow!

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Re: EVENTS

Post by mrco99 » 2019-04-13 21:45

I hope that you both can recover a bit as it looks like it's going to be a very busy venue.

With all the hard work done I have no doubt SINGularity will sound better than ever.

Have a great show!
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Re: EVENTS

Post by lejonklou » 2019-04-14 04:49

Thank you Marco!

Saturday was even better than Friday. Even more people through the door, most of whom stayed longer to listen and some visitors from Friday that returned and brought vinyl they wanted to experience and share with us.

Several LP12 owners said we were probably the only exhibitor with this extraordinary turntable. Surprising, given the huge number of rooms.

Thomas excelled as always, sharing wisdom of turntable and system setup.
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"1958?? How can they sound so good? Best I've heard all day!"
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Re: EVENTS

Post by Charlie1 » 2019-04-14 10:17

Good to hear you're on the mend Thomas. Glad the show was a success too.

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Re: EVENTS

Post by Matteo » 2019-04-15 13:31

I'm glad too, in particular for your health Thomas

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Re: EVENTS

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Re: EVENTS

Post by Charlie1 » 2019-04-16 23:29

That's cool!

Some good publicity there.

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Re: EVENTS

Post by grey17 » 2019-04-17 00:07

"But to see and hear an original pair dating from 1958 in the room shared by Michigan dealer/manufacturer Nokturne Audio and Lejonklou HiFi from Sweden was a highlight of the 2019 AXPONA."

Pretty high praise from John Atkinson! Also good news to hear Thomas is recovering and doing well.
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Re: EVENTS

Post by ThomasOK » 2019-04-17 19:11

Hello all and thanks for the good wishes. (Although my healing might have taken a step back after tokenbrit's attempt at humor. I'm thinking some reCumpense might be in order.) I hope I will be at 100% efficiency for the next show we do.

Anyway, we did have a quite good show, with lots of interest in the system. Half of the people knew the Quads and were glad to see them, those in the know where quite surprised that a 61 year old pair with original panels and crossovers could sound that good. Many positive comments on the sound and look of them, some current or previous owners saying they had never heard Quads sound that musical before. Imagine that! Cue system hierarchy discussion. A fair number of people telling us we were making the most musical sound at the show, including some industry people.

Then again we had arguable the most iconic turntable and speakers in the world connected together with Fredrik's wonderfully musical electronics. The SINGularity are truly even more stunning musically than they are visually, which is saying something. The connection with the performers through this system is unlike anything in my experience. Even some hardened industry vets told me it made the show for them.

We disappointed some people by closing up early Sunday, and I apologize for that. But seeing as Fredrik had to leave at 1:00 for his flight back, and Chicago was covered with a heavy blanket of snow with more coming down, I made the decision to close up as 1:00 as well so that I wouldn't be getting back home and unloading the van after midnight. I was glad I did as we got to the house at a more reasonable time and I wasn't so wiped out.

As usual, Fredrik was a ball of energy and charmed everybody he talked to. His enthusiasm for the music and understanding of what lets a Hi-Fi make music are always evident. The Stereophile write up was a surprise as I didn't even realize John Atkinson was in the room. I don't think Axpona uses different color tags for the press as RMAF does, or maybe they just hid them. I'm glad to see we made people happy with the music, that's what it is all about. So our first experience with Axpona was a very good one, and the first showing of the production SINGularity was a great success. I'm sure the first of many.
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Re: EVENTS

Post by tokenbrit » 2019-04-17 23:51

ThomasOK wrote:
2019-04-17 19:11
Hello all and thanks for the good wishes. (Although my healing might have taken a step back after tokenbrit's attempt at humor. I'm thinking some reCumpense might be in order.) I hope I will be at 100% efficiency for the next show we do.

Anyway, we did have a quite good show, with lots of interest in the system.
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So our first experience with Axpona was a very good one, and the first showing of the production SINGularity was a great success. I'm sure the first of many.
Mea Culpa but glad everything (else) went well. Congrats & a continued, unbroken recovery.

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Re: EVENTS

Post by ThomasOK » 2019-04-21 19:59

Here’s another write up on our room at Axpona with a good photo of Fredrik and the system.
http://www.enjoythemusic.com/AXPONA_201 ... /page4.htm
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Re: EVENTS

Post by ThomasOK » 2019-04-23 18:58

A couple of images from the show (had a hard time posting these directly from Imgur just using the iPhone):

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Both taken at the end of setup day. The same time as the clips I posted above.

Much thanks to Fredrik and to Simon (at the end in the photo) who drove me to Chicago and back and helped greatly with packing and unpacking the van at both ends. Without his help I wouldn't have been able to do Axpona.
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