I had the opportunity to meet with a great group of Polkies yesterday during a business trip to Chicago. My first stop was at Normality's (Norm) house to listen to his Innersound Eros MK II's. He's got a breath taking setup using a ModWright SWL 9.0se PreAmp, and a pair of CODA 600 wpc amps. The Sony Modwright 9100ES Platinum Truth SACD sounded exceptional! He's got this nice comfortable chair situated in the sweet spot that made me feel like I was in heaven:D Eventually, he pryed me from the chair and off to Scompracer's (Rich) place.
I've been to Rich's place before so I knew I was in for a great afternoon. Rich's system is very similiar to Norm's (Innersounds, Modwright 9.0 and Sony 9100ES, etc) with the exception of the pair of TAD-60 tube amps in Rich's setup. Rich also has added the Linn LP-12 turntable to his fabulous setup in the family room. I enjoyed listening to the Linn through the tubes as I have heard this table a few weeks ago through a Krell preamp and power amp driving a pair of Carver Amazing Olatinum MK IV's. Rich's setup added a little warmth to the vinyl without loosing any detail from the HF. I couldn't detect even a hint of harshness from the vinyl rig.
I am still in awe of the SQ I heard from Norm and Rich's system. Congrats on a world class setup guys!!!
If the audition of all this fine equipment wan't enough, I had the great pleasure of meeting fellow Polkies Brett22, Halo (Victor) and his brother Greg. It was also good to see Rich's wife Dana again. The Olszta's are always so hospitable when I visit, I feel like family. Even Teddy (Rich's dog) is eager to lick my hand hoping for a little food to fall from the table.
Rich, Dana, Norm, Brett, Victor and Greg, thank you so much for the good time yesterday afternoon. Any and all of you are always welcome to my place to check out some tunes on my modest system. Here ae a few pic's from yesterday.
From left to right: Greg, Norm, Victor (seated) Rich, me, Brett,
Just checking out some tunes!