As I have received a lot more archives from Alain Wacquet, I thought it was time to share with you...
This poster is a nice reminder of our first encounter in Lille, Northern France.
Tam-Scall would become one of my best dealers and I guess Sonor was more in tune with AW Audio, selling more high-end gear than Tam-Scall, and for proof, you can see what Alain was using for his demos during this event: Conrad-Johnson, Pink Triangle, Thorens and
Lynn Sondek turntables with Audio Tecnica and Grado cartridges and curiously a Nakamichi tape player.
Note the timid apparition of a Yamaha CD-1 (sic...) CD player in one of the settings.
Also, to be noted, the care taken by Alain in recording every single demo configuration...
It was the same with the music he was playing.
Alain was trying to show that you could drive his system with as little equipment as a NAD preamp and a Hiraga 20W amp, or with a big gun like the Conrad Johnson.
Microphase is also duly recorded on top of the page as one the exhibitors!
We were showing our SAT+SWS system using my just retired NAD 7140 with a Rega Planar 3 and a Grado cartrige, but no CD player at the time...
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.