This weekend brought me to the New York Audio Show at the New York Palace Hotel. What does that have to do with car technology? I’ll get to that…
The New York Audio Show is divided up into different hotel suites. Manufacturers pick a suite, the hotel staff removes all of the furniture and beds, and they set up impromptu living and listening rooms. A week before the show, old school car audio competitor and sound-off extraordinaire Earl Zausmer chimed in to “make sure you hear the MBL loudspeakers www.mbl-northamerica.com ”
To heed his advice, I found the room and noticed that there was not just a wait, but a mobscene. Only those with tickets were allowed to enter for a demo. Even Earl did not know what was going on when I texted him from the show. Instead of a simple two-channel demo I was expecting, MBL, for the first time was demonstrating a full 7.1 surround sound system. We are talking a home theater cresting the 1 Million dollar mark. However, the high ceilings and room size of the suites at the Palace are not exactly intimate (but they aren’t stadiums either), and it can be challenge to fill the room with quality subbass for a dramatic and audiophile-pleasing demonstration.
In other words- the extraordinary system lacked bottom end. It needed some ass like Kylie Jenner admiring her older Kardashian stepsisters. And who do you call when you need audiophile-quality bass in an enclosed space? Why, as any car audiophile knows, JL Audio www.jlaudio.com , of course!
Anchoring the phenominal MBL system were four JL Audio Gotham powered home audio subwoofers.
Also on hand was Sony’s new 84″ XBR 4K television.
Thank you guys for an amazing demo. Freddie Mercury and Neil Peart never sounded so good. But with 4K and those MBL speakers, you could not only actually see thier individual chest hairs, but hear each individual one rustle against thier clothing (or lack of). The essence is in the details and this was the most detailed music and audio demonstration I ever had.