2017 Axpona


Best of Show by Jonathan Valin (for the money) - The Absolute Sound.

" MartinLogan Renaissance ESL 15A with Constellation Audio Revelation Series electronics and Continuum Audio Labs Obsidian turntable and Viper tonearm with Ortofon A95 cartridge, all wired with MIT cables. "

"...downright terrific—far and away the best sound I’d heard at AXPONA up to that point. Extremely natural on Taj Mahal’s vocals, not too thick in the power range (like the Liliums), not overly sibilant on the Pointer Sisters backup vocals, with well-defined, boomless,...""

Best Sound by Julie Mullins (cost no object) - The Absolute Sound.

"The new Constellation Revelation Series electronics powering MartinLogan ESL 15a Renaissance loudspeakers (system detailed above). A great balance of impressive resolution, coherence, imaging, and effortless musicality while maintaining definition and naturalism...cabling was by MIT"

Five Most Significant Debuts by Julie Mullins - The Absolute Sound.

"...reproduced an assortment of vinyl cuts beautifully with all the accuracy, clarity, and control the celebrated ultra-high-end marque brings. ...cabling was by MIT (its sign read “audio interfacing by MIT”). The crisp tambourine on Fine Young Cannibals’ “She Drives Me Crazy” sounded quite lively and lifelike—plenty of snap here. El Vy’s “Paul Is Alive” featured compelling dimensionality and imaging on guitar and piano flourishes."

Best Sound and Clarity by Steven Rochlin - Enjoy the Music

"Brain overload as Tweak Studio's brought what appeared to be everything and the kitchen sink by Burmester, there was a Thorens turntable and wiring was by MIT. One word: clarity. Here's one of those moments where you feel the music is within the room, as you become 'one' with it. No doubt that this room earns my award for Best Sound And Clarity At AXPONA 2017."


MIT Cables approaches cabling to properly interface components to operate as a single unit, or “System”. A System approach creates a single voice from many different contributors, similar to an orchestra or chorus made up of many voices. Similar to tuning an orchestra to a single perfect pitch, properly interfaced components can become more than the sum of its parts. We celebrate with our exhibit partners and all that contributed to creating the sonic experience at each of the several rooms.


Tweak Studio

Room 640

Source: Burmester Musiccenter, Burmester 089 CD Player, Thorens TD550 Turntable, Acoustical Systems Aquiler tone arm, Acoustical Systems
Speaker Cables: Oracle Matrix Super HD 120.2 Speaker Cable
Interconnects:

Oracle MA-X XLR interconnect
Oracle MA-X Rev2 XLR interconnect
Oracle MA-X SHD XLR interconnect

 

Power: MIT Cables Z Powerbar
MIT Cables Oracle ZIII Power Cords
Loudspeakers: YG Acoustics Carmel floorstanding speakers
Amplifiers: Burmester 911 Mk Ill Monoblocks
Preamp: Burmester 077 Preamplifier

Magico

Room 642

Source:  
Cables: MIT Cables Oracle SHD Series interfaces
Interconnects: MIT Cables Oracle SHD Series interfaces
Power: MIT Cables Z Powerbar
MIT Cables Oracle ZIII Power Cords
Loudspeakers: Magico M3
Amplifiers:  
Preamp:  
Phono Preamp:  
   

Martin Logan

Room 1247

Source: Continuum Audio Labs’ Obsidian turntable and Viper tonearm with Ortofon A95 cartridge
Speaker Cables: MIT Cables Oracle 90.5 Speaker Interfaces
Interconnects: MIT Cables Oracle Matrix 50 Audio Interconnects
Power: MIT Cables Z Powerbar
MIT Cables Oracle ZIII Power Cords
Loudspeakers:  ESL 15A
Amplifiers: Constellation Audio Revelation Series electronics (Taurus Stereo power amp, Pictor preamp, Andromeda phonostage)