We are happy to announce that Nokturne Audio and Lejonklou HiFi will be displaying during the Axpona Audio Expo 2020 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL (a suburb of Chicago) Friday April 17th through Sunday April 19th. I am pleased to add that Fredrik Lejonklou will be with us for the show (although having to depart early Sunday) and will be presenting his talk "Focus your listening to the fifth level" several times during the show.
This will be the first US public showing of the new Entity MC phono stage, and the SINGularity 1.1 MC phono stages will be on display beside it. To further represent the fine Lejonklou HiFi phono stages we will have the recently updated Slipsik 7.1 and Gaio 2.4 available for audition as well.
As always we will be trying to put together an exceedingly musical room. Last year the room was very well received and reviewed, so we won't be messing too much with success. Plus we are in the same room this year so we already know how to set it up.
This is the equipment list:
Linn Sondek LP12/Harban movingui plinth/Karousel/Klimax Radikal/Keel/Trampolin 2/Ekos SE1/Kandid/Grey T.Kable
Linn Sondek LP12/refinished Linn rosewood plinth/Lingo 4/Kore/Trampolin 2/Ekos 2/Adikt/Grey T.Kable
Lejonklou SINGularity 1.1 mono block MC phono stages
Lejonklou Entity MC phono stage
Lejonklou Slipsik 7.1 MM phono stage
Lejonklou Gaio 2.4 MM phono stage
Lejonklou Sagatun Mono v1.4 preamplifiers
Lejonklou Tundra Mono v2.2 power amplifiers
Quad ESL speakers (also known as ESL57s) rebuilt by Sheldon Stokes and ThomasOK
OFIL X644 speaker stands modified for Quads
NOKTable turntable stands
Harmoni audio racks with Mimer top shelves, Tor 2nd and 3rd shelves and Reference bottoms
Linn Sliver interconnect and black K200 signal cabling, new Lejonklou AC cables
While we're not making big changes, there are a couple of improvements that should create an even more engaging and musical environment. First off we have the 1.1 version of the SINGularity which is even more musical than the original. Also last year we used a 61 year old pair of Quad ELS speakers that were stock except for updated, more reliable diodes in the power supply. This year we will be using a pair of Quad ESL that were manufactured about 20 years later, in 1978. This pair has been fully refurbished with all the panels rebuilt to original specs by Sheldon Stokes and the crossovers rebuilt by me with precisely matched and oriented components. All internal wiring and crossover components have also been properly oriented. They sound significantly better than the already fine 61 year old pair.
We will be in the same room as last year - 1422. The show hours are:
Friday April 17th 10:00AM through 6:00PM
Saturday April 18th 10:00AM through 6:00PM
Sunday April 19th 10:00AM through 4:00PM
Here is a link to the main page for the show:
We look forward to seeing any of you who might be able to visit!