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Newport Beach Junho/2016


A Part Time Audiophile visitando o evento de Newport Beach escreveu:
...Nenhuma surpresa, nada de coisas engraçadas, apenas uma apresentação musical acima do padrão que cimenta a GamuT numa posição à frente como uma companhia que leva pesquisa e desenvolvimento seriamente e, obviamente, usa fantásticos ouvidos para “tunar” seus produtos. Veja a matéria completa aqui.

A The Absolute Sound também foi enfática afirmando que a GamuT Audio sempre tem a sala de melhor som nos eventos que participa, veja abaixo:

T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2016: Alan Sircom's Best in Show
By Alan Sircom

Always one of the best sounding rooms at a show, the combination of Pear Audio turntable and phono stage with GamuT amplifiers and loudspeakers is a sure fire success.

AV Showrooms

A Audio e Video Showrooms escreveu sobre o sistema GamuT Audio com os mini-monitores RS-3:

GamuT:
The small GamuT’s reproduced some of the biggest sound at the show.  Music flowed with a natural quality unlike your typical hyper-detailed xray-vision audio system.  This is a true desert island system.

E até deu um certificado como melhor som do evento, veja abaixo:

A Part Time Audiophile também elogiou muito as caixas Magnepan, veja abaixo:

Newport 2016: Magnepan isn’t afraid of the dark
By John Stancavage

 

Many audio system demos take place in dimly-lit rooms. I think sales reps feel this adds some mystique to the gear being auditioned, and maybe allows the listener to better focus on the sound and create his or her own aural illusion.
Often, there are just a few accent lights on the speakers and the glow from various controls and meters on the electronics. But, in all the auditions I’ve ever been to — and that’s a very big number after four decades in this hobby — I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a playback in a store or at a show that took place in complete darkness. Not just dimmed-to-minimum, or door-cracked-open, but actual I-can’t-see-my-hand-in-front-of-my-freaking-face blackness. Yet, that’s exactly what I encountered at T.H.E. Show in Newport.

I knew something was up as I approached the Magnepan/Hi 5 Stereo room. There was a large paper clock with moveable hands taped to the door, with a sign reading “Next Demo.” A Maggie rep was standing just outside, trying to get people to line up in a semi-orderly fashion down the tight and busy hallway.

So, I joined the crowd and 10 minutes later, after a dozen people filed past, we were taken in. Magnepan had a large one-room suite that had a slight L-shape. There were three rows of chairs just in front of us, and I could see speakers on the right-hand wall. The electronics, though, were almost out of site on the side of the seating area.
With only the light coming through the open door, we found our seats. I looked at the setup and was surprised to see three Magnepan MMG panel speakers ($300 each) set up in front of us. The left and right speakers were fairly far apart and the third full-size, matching speaker was dead center.

Driving them was a Bryston/Magnepan-modified processor ($9,800), used to generate the center fill signal, along with a Bryston 6B SST three-channel amplifier ($8,895.00). There was some other support equipment as well, but it was too dim for me to make out what it was.

After a few words from Magnepan’s Wendell Diller, the door shut and we were plunged into darkness. I think I may have kicked the foot of the person next to me, but at least I concentrated on keeping my elbows tucked in. Then, the audio started playing.

The first track was an “environmental” recording that featured various beach sounds, appropriate for Newport. That was followed by some acoustic instrumental pieces, a few percussion-heavy segments and a classical excerpt.

The sound — remember this was on speakers totaling $900 — was startling. The panels offered fine resolution, excellent detail and remarkable speed. The center channel, meanwhile, added a subtle extra dimension to the sound that perceptibly widened and deepened the soundstage. The 3-D effect was especially superior to most home theater rigs, which usually put too much information in the rear. The Magnepan/Bryston system, instead, was almost holographic. The sound was presented very naturally, with group performances emerging as a cohesive whole.

The resolution of the Maggies also was impressive. In fact, I think you’d be hard-pressed to find a better speaker for $600 a stereo pair. This panel not only punches above its weight, it barges in the ring with the big boys and stays on its feet through the final round.

“We’re not trying to convert anyone from two channel,” Diller told me in the hallway after the demo, as my pupils returned to normal size. “We’re having some fun. We want to attract people and let them hear our speakers.”

Magnepan, in fact, has conducted something like this at past shows, but then it hid the center channel behind a curtain. Still, in stealth mode or not, the three-channel system sounded great — and is something you really could do at home, lights on or off. (I’ll take a moment here to apologize for my photos, as the exhibitors had removed all lighting from the room, so I made do when the door opened.)

Three-speaker systems actually date back to the early days of hi-fi. Bell Labs did some research on the concept, but the growing popularity of the phonograph — with two sides to a stereo groove — spelled the end of center fills for the most part.
Diller said retailer Hi 5 Stereo planned to show the three-channel setup at its La Habre, Calif., store. Who knows, this could turn into a thing. So check it out. Just don’t get left in the dark.


A The Absolute Sound também elogiou muito o sistema Magnepan, leiam a matéria abaixo:

T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2016: Chris Martens' Best in Show
By Chris Martens

Magnepan’s engaging three-channel stereo system, consisting of three Magnepan MMG speakers ($600 each) driven by an Oppo disc player and Bryston electronics, yielded huge soundstages and remarkably focused imaging. Magnepan’s point: “We hope our dealers will focus first on entertaining customers with great sound before they attempt to close sales.”

A Audio Beat Inglesa também teceu excelentes comentários sobre a apresentação da Magnepan em Newport Beach, leiam a matéria a seguir:

THE Show Newport Beach 2016 • Hot Product

Magnepan's three-channel stereo configuration, which was once again on demonstration at THE Show. While using three Magnepan MMG speakers ($599/pair) with a nearly $10,000 processor seems odd, what's even odder is that Magnepan wasn't demonstrating this system with the goal of creating consumer demand for it. Instead, it was an aspiration, like a concept car at an auto show. The idea is to remind Magnepan dealers that they are "in the entertainment business," said Wendell Diller of Magnepan. And the concept won't end at THE Show. This summer, Wendell will be traveling around the US, demonstrating this system and talking to audiophiles with the goal of restoring the idea of "a listening experience" to high-end audio. Magnepan will also be emphasizing this message with advertising -- aimed not at consumers but rather Magnepan dealers and their salespeople.

Magnepan may be one of the oldest makers of audiophile speakers, but the company definitely isn't resting on its deep bed of laurels. As usual, three-channel stereo made a compelling case for itself, creating a vivid soundstage with great depth and a distinct center image from any seat in the room.

 
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