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HiFi Show 2014

Postby jadis » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:36 pm

All eyes and ears have been focused these past few days on the annual Hifi Show organized by the hyperactive guy known in these pages as 'detubo', aka TonyBoy. Ever since he launched the first ever show at LPL Towers way back in 2004 if I'm not mistaken, I have attended all save for last year when I was out of town. This year is another resounding success as far as I can tell, and it's high time that we bestow a "'Tony Award"' to the main man himself for uniting all 'camps' (local and imported, tubes or solid state, home audio or home theatre) of the Philippine audio world under one aircon'ed roof. :) We will also retire his 'jersey' and this award itself will be retired as we speak so that nobody else will be able to use it, after all it was named after him. :lol: And without much ado, a few shots from this year's event. (First time for me to bring a cam to the show and as luck would have it, nag 'lowbat' as I found out my kids used it a while without recharging so I had to substitute it with my cell phone cam for some low rez pics.) :lol:

From the Wiredstate DIY Room anchored by Jon Agner:

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Val's DIY Room:

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Mang Mandy's Turntable/Arm:

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Mang Rod's Power Amps:

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Architectural Audio's Room featuring Magico's Q3:

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Harana's Room featuring a Reel to Reel tape source playing 'disco music' from DJ's tapes: (Sorry the pic of the speakers and amps was blurred by the fury of the disco lights gyrating all over the room) :lol:

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The VS Room of Jack and Keith:

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Townshend Turntable:

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DaVinci DAC from ROSWELL: :lol:

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AVDI Room:

Focal Stella Speakers:

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With VTL amp and JL Gotham subwoofer:

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For a while there, I thought Piers Morgan of CNN had flown in, but upon investigation, it was Luke Manley of VTL. :lol:

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And even more confusing, I thought the owner of another audio store was inside the AVDI room giving a talk. :lol: He's actually the French guy from Focal. :lol:

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Until the next Hifi Show!
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Re: Tony Award

Postby kaffee » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:37 am

Thanks for ID'ing all these, @jadis ü Really helpful memory jog.

jadis wrote:From the Wiredstate DIY Room anchored by Jon Agner:
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Mang Mandy's Turntable/Arm:

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Beautiful!

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Val's DIY Room:

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Mang Rod's Power Amps:

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Proudly Pinoy ü What a great partnership this was. Pleasure to listen as were all the rooms featured here I was lucky enough to catch.
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Re: Tony Award

Postby dimfer » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:18 am

thanks for the report :rock:
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Re: Tony Award

Postby jadis » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:49 am

My pleasure, Kaffee, Ding. )
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Re: Tony Award

Postby detubo » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:52 am

:$ :*

See you this Friday for the Linn event. Function room 2. 630pm
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Re: Tony Award

Postby jadis » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:21 am

detubo wrote::$ :*

See you this Friday for the Linn event. Function room 2. 630pm


Copy, and thanks. :)
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Re: Tony Award

Postby keith » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:58 am

Agree!!! Long live detooooooobs!!! And many thanks for the ar-manyak :D :clap:
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Re: Tony Award

Postby sumnerbrowne » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:29 pm

Thanks, Philip!

Salamat, Tonyboy at sa Nov Hi Fi Show Team!
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Re: Tony Award

Postby Bebop » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:48 am

congrats/tnx tonyboy sa hifi show , sa 10th anniversary dapat mas bonga :clap:
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Dusit Hi Fi Show 2013

Postby jadis » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:57 pm

A few pics I snapped in last weekend's !0th Hi Fi Show. Great turnout, glad to meet old and new friends in audio.

Mang Mandy with MF:

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Yours truly included too, with MM and MF:

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With Val as well:

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Mang Mandy's DIY RCM:

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MM's all too familiar DIY TT and the Minimax Phono Stage:

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Rey Calara's beautifully crafted DIY Speakers:

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Senor Sensible's Room with ARC gears and Sonus Faber Extrema Speakers:

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Avid Sequel TT in Senor's Room:

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The VS Room of my good buddies Jack and Keith:

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Architectural Audio Room:

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Audio Dimension Room of my good friend Eric Lim:

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Awesome Kuzma flagship TT:

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Morita's Puppies in Val's Room, speakers are owned by Chuckyboy. This is what you would call 'sights and sounds'. :lol:

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A closer look (at the speakers). I am not easily distracted when it comes to audio. I always zero in on the what is truly pertinent in our lives...Like what are those speaker cables lingering down there? :lol:

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And oh, a real cute one, ARC's 75 watt integrated amp, new, clean look:

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Till next year. Thanks to detubo and his crew for another fantastic show. :clap:
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Re: Dusit Hi Fi Show 2013

Postby dimfer » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:39 pm

again, thanks for the show report
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Re: Dusit Hi Fi Show 2013

Postby jadis » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:07 am

dimfer wrote:again, thanks for the show report


thanks for reading too, ding. :)
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Hi Fi Show 2014

Postby jadis » Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:21 am

2014 HiFi Show - THE BROTHERHOOD OF MEN (and WOMEN) :)

Again, we come to this time of year where all those who love and breathe audio congregate in a single roof. The passion and dedication of all who listen and build audio is all too evident. So much effort by the master planner and the exhibitors who haul in and haul out tons of audio gear. It's a bit embarrassing that all I did was to pop in, sit, listen and chat with old and new friends, but hey, this representation got fatigued a few years ago 'exhibiting' a cartridge that weighed in at a mere 9 grams. :sweat: :D

Pictures please.... :lol:

Val's Room:

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Mang Mandy's beautifully crafted linear tonearm wand for the Opus turntable/arm on passive display on the left, with Morita's Minimax Phono on the right.

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Chuck E's Swedish made Opus turntable and linear tracking tonearm.

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ChuckyBoy's Room:

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ChuckyBoy was not playing Chuck E's In Love, but Ana Caram's Rio After Dark, which he said came from me. REALLY??? Ikaw pala ang nag hijack nun?? :D

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"MY GOOD FRIEND'S" Room: ARC Galileo Philippine Premiere.

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Interesting shape of the new super tube, the KT-150. Like a egg, fitting to fry on the hot plate. :lol:

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Pat Morita inspecting something. I believe it's not his Proteus. :lol:

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Audio Amplified Room:

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It was in this room that I met again, after 20 or so years, an audio friend from our Upscale Audio Quezon Ave days, Doc Les (to my right) thanks to the kind arrangement of Doc Angelo (esi) for this nice reunion; and I was told, I was flanked in all directions by FOUR M.D.s! I have always maintained that Biology was not my favorite subject in high school, otherwise, there would have been 5 M.D.s here. :D All are into audio, so all is good. :lol:

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AVDI Room:

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A mechanical stunner of a turntable, the Kronos Sparta.

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Audio World Room:

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This one reminds me of the alien who was singing an opera piece in the movie The Fifth Element. :lol: Smooth silky sound, like its body. :lol:

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Harana Room - Featuring a pair of Hartley 24" woofers with horn drivers.

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Architectural Audio's Room:

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Martin Logan Room:

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Panel speakers always attract me wherever they are. :inlove:

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Harbeth Room:

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AVDI Raidho Room:

Slender and sexy looking, and cute.

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In spite of being flooded with audio gears, the show is always about people, and the end result is better camaraderie and rekindling of the brotherhood between audio lovers and music 'passionistas'. :lol: It's no easy task to put up something like this year after year and I'm glad that there is something like this in our audio community. Till next November again. Keep reaching for the stars and hold on to your wallets. :lol:
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Re: HiFi Show 2014

Postby dimfer » Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:54 am

salamat ulit
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Re: HiFi Show 2014

Postby jadis » Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:06 am

My pleasure, Ding. As Pink Floyd would say, Wish You Were Here.

And glad to finally meet in person WS co-founder Russell Sy. :rock:
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Re: HiFi Show 2014

Postby qguy » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:35 am

Thanks for posting pics...

At first I said to myself, I did not see these gears, I missed several rooms. then I realized it was a continuation from a 2013 thread :)
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Re: HiFi Show 2014

Postby jadis » Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:20 pm

qguy wrote:Thanks for posting pics...

At first I said to myself, I did not see these gears, I missed several rooms. then I realized it was a continuation from a 2013 thread :)


Benjie, that's for a/b comparison between the 2 years. :)
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