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I always look forward to seeing and hearing the folks from PFO, Dave and Carol Clark, as well as what they've got cooked up for our listening and libation pleasure (unfortunately I didn't have time to libate). This year, the PFO Hospitality suite featured the Sonicweld Pulserod System ($110,000) which gets you those two slim towers of flash-reflecting aluminum filled with 13 drivers and 200W ICEpower switching amps as well a pair of aluminum-encased Subpulse active subwoofers, a DEQX controller to dial-in your room, and all cables including power. A Macbook Pro fed its digital stream to a Sonicweld Diverter HR USB to SPDIF Converter ($2,888) which in turn passed its 24/192 bits to the DEQX.

My notes said only "Holy crap!" in the shakiest hand of the show seeing as Dave was playing James Blake's debut LP and those Subpulse subs have 1100W ICEpower switching amplifiers inside each and are rated down to 16Hz which hurts (so good as long as you time your food intake accordingly).

p.s. Speaking of hospitality, I noticed a sign in the lobby that read something like "Come to the AudioAsylum hospitality party across the street..." and I thought—now that's funny in more ways than one.

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