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Aug 30, 2011
Chicago area
I attended AXPONA 2017 in Chicago yesterday. There were some good-sounding rooms, some not so good. To me, the MBL room was one of the rooms that particularly stood out. When I entered, the room was packed and it was one of the large conference room.

At AXPONA, people tend to come and go from the rooms fairly quickly, often leaving in the middle of songs, sometimes during their first song. And there tends to be quite a bit of talking during songs. But the MBL room had staying power. The sound was engaging and emotionally involving. When the second song ended, I noticed the room was dead quiet, no one had left, and no one was moving. People were still absorbed in and engaged by the last song.

When I went home and told my wife about it, she said, "Isn't that why you audiophiles go to these things? Isn't that what you're looking for?" Yes. Yes it is.

Greg Beron

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Apr 5, 2012
Washington DC
That room presented some unique challenges this year.
The entire rear wall was draped in a 1/4" thick velvet wall to wall, ceiling to floor drape that was literally sucking the life outta the music.

We contemplated taking it down but then the opposite issue presented itself, behind the drape was a glass dry erase marker board that ran the width of the room, super reflective.
Lucky we had the acoustic wings room treatments that we could roll in behind the speakers to push the sound back at the room instead of being sucked into that velvet vortex behind the speakers!

Just an iPhone video I shot in the room for grins....


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