I will be in Paris next week-end to visit this Exhibition which is a staple on the calendar of French and some european HiFi freaks, and it has been going for over 25 years, still with the same organisers, SPAT and Jean-Marie Hubert, already at it when I was presenting our Microphase speakers in the mid-eighties!
Passion just doesn't go away that easily, and they say, you can't take the spots of a leopard!
If you happen to be there, I will love to meet with you and have a chat about the topics we discuss here and beyond.
I am also interested in buying back some Micrphase speakers, in particular the central subwoofer part of our Triton system (I will post on this product when in Paris, as I will have access to one at a friend's place...) and also, some of the active versions of the SATs, once very poular in Germany and Norway (The Norvegian Radio was a big fan!) and the quite rare black piano lacquer version.
I will be in Paris until the 22nd of October, so plenty of time to do a deal!
I will also use some of my time to visit some of the best dealers in Paris or nearby (Denis Beau, Le Studio Hifi in Versailles, will be one of them) with the intention to report on the evolution of the most enduring French Hifi manufacturers, like Triangle, Jean-Marie Raynaud, Cabasse, Elipson, Davis, Supravox and more...
Your suggestions are welcome and I will try to fit them in.
See you in Paris!
I mentioned before that at about the same time I built my first HiFi system, I got exposed to the Elipson 4040s and that changed my (audio) life!
I could not afford a pair of these fabuloous speakers and had no room for them anyway, but I could afford to buy a pair of 215 RTF from Supravox and the plywood to build new speakers.
I built the RJ baffle at the time. I helped a friend build an Onken version with a Fostex compression tweeter on top in the late 80s
Both fabulous full sound, courtesy of the perfect phase across the frequency range, the high efficiency and full range of the speakers.
Difficult to beat, specially if driven by a low power valve amp!
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.