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Make it out to Chicago in one piece.

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We set everything up this morning And now it’s warming up. The tape pre and tape player sounds great.
 

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Konstantinos and Costas(?) of Pilium visited the Portland RLR yesterday -- a treat to spend time with the mind behind the sound. I love meeting with and learning from the passionate and creative individuals who drive this hobby forward.

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Konstantinos Pilios, my good friend, and the owner of Pilium spent the last 4 days visiting Rhapsody- Brooklyn. This concluded his trip which started in San Francisco, then on to Portland, OR, then Dallas, TX and finally ending in Brooklyn.

Konstantinos visited Alon at Magico to see the Pilium system which drives the Magico M9s in the Magico showroom, then Konstantinos visited the Portland, Dallas and Brookklyn Rhapsody Listening Rooms.

Thank you SO MUCH for your week in the US and visiting us all. Greatly appreciated!!!
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The Esoteric N-01XD network player, which either plays the Esoteric player (Qobuz/Tidal/Spotify) or Roon via the Taiko Extreme server (N=01XD is Roon Ready) driving the F-03A (30 Watts, Class A into 8 ohms or 60 Watts Class A into 4 ohms, surprisingly to me drives either the Magico A5s or the Raidho C1.1 speakers, which both are not that easy to drive. I have no desire for more power with either speaker and the sound is VG, with the pure class A amplification.

The N-01XD utilizes the latest Esoteric in-house DAC's which imho are VG sounding.

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Diesis Roma being driving by a Taiko Extreme>>>Esoteric Network Player>>>Esoteric 30 Watt Class A F03A integrated with Nordost cables at Rhapsody - Brooklyn.
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Magico A5s with the Pilium Leonidas integrated at Rhapsody-Brooklyn
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Interesting that the new Alsyvox Raffaello is being driven with the Jadis JA30s (30 Watts) at Munich.

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I heard the predecessor design driven by 14 tube watts at the New York audio show in 2012. I think it was called the Leonardo and the whole point was that it could be driven by low powered tubes and not massive solid-state according to the guy running the room at that time. Perhaps the new designs are different.
 
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I heard the predecessor design driven by 14 tube watts at the New York audio show in 2012. I think it was called the Leonardo in the whole point was where it could be driven by low powered tubes and not massive solid-state according to the guy running the room at that time.
Yes, Leonardo was the Alsyvox predecessor, also made by Daniele, the owner of Alsyvox. Daniele has been using a 30 Watt tube amp during all of this Leonardo and Alsyvox development over the years.

I am presently using either 600 Watts of Pilium SS power or 200 Watts of VAC power. I like both sounds.
 

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Bayz Audio Courante being shown at Hi-Fi Deluxe this weekend at the Marriott in Munich.
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I heard the predecessor design driven by 14 tube watts at the New York audio show in 2012. I think it was called the Leonardo in the whole point was where it could be driven by low powered tubes and not massive solid-state according to the guy running the room at that time.
How did you like the (then called) Leonardos?
 

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How did you like the (then called) Leonardos?

I enjoyed them very much. I had never heard low powered tubes drive panels before. The guy played a couple of my LPs on a Redpoint or Galivier TT. He liked the LPs so much he waited for me to return so he could use them for demo. Vivaldi Four Seasons Winter, Neville Mariner, and Carla White, Mood Swings. The audience loved it too with many writing down the info. The sound was very clean, dynamic, coherent, and open with decent tone if a bit lean sounding.
 
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Bayz Audio Counterpoint at Munich High-End-
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Alsyvox Raffaello at Munich High-End 2022
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The Magico/Pilium/Taiko/VYDA room at Munich. The room has been packed all three days so far. I have heard comments like jaw dropping, one of the best sounds at the show etc, from MANY visitors. This is with $25K Magico A5s.
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