You know of my keen interest for open baffle speaker and having had inside information about this new "baby' - so to speak, compared to the Gaia... - and I have been trepidating for some time in anticipation.
A last minute impediment almost prevented me to attend the Show, but I managed to spare Saturday to pay Lee and Leon a visit at the Intercontinental at the Rialto Towers. Unfortunately, there will be no time to try "Vue du Monde" the famous restaurant of Shannon Bennett on top of one these towers.
The Kronos are a fabulous contraption with a 300% raise in their WAF compared to the Gaia. It will help that there also a tad less expensive...
Another exhibit that I missed in Paris and Melbourne two years ago was the Dan D'Agostino stand. It was static in Paris (go figure...) and ran out of time at the last Show in Melbourne. Glad I waited, though as we now have a full range of products, including the recently released preamp. Ken Kessler reckons this is the best amplification in the World. Let's see if I am trading in my Bryston - don't worry too much Brian! - They will be in Room 440.
Bryston will have a big room called "Stock", Another amplifier worth your time is Devialet shown in rooms 403 and 410 and one of the few French companies present at the Show, in good company with Elipson and Focal.
Cabasse and Waterfall seem to be absent from the Show Guide, but we might have a last minute surprise!
I will tell you all about the Show next week!