ROCKY MOUNTAIN AUDIO FEST
The IDS 25 officially made its National debut
at the 2006 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Room 1104. The speakers were placed on the wide wall so
that more listeners could experience the Image, Depth and Spaciousness of
this fabulous speaker at the same time. Throughout the three day event,
seldom did the room see only a couple of listeners at a single time, usually
it was packed and people marveled at the absence of a sweet spot. As
visitors left others moved from the wings to the center, over and over again
exclaiming in awe that the move was unnecessary. Visitors even stood on the
chairs to satisfy themselves that the sound didn't change from the floor
level whether seated, standing or even perched near the ceiling.
The favorite samples of the show were vocal selections by
Jacintha and Fairfield Four, dynamic demonstrations of the Eric Kunzel's
classic 'Fanfare for the Common Man' where the power hungry timpani sections
consumed no more than 40 watts and Gary Karr's 'Oh Holy Night' bowed bass
resonated down the length of the hall. Ronnie Earl showed off his Stratocaster and
the Hammond B3 in 'Around Midnight', Keith Jarrett did 'If I were a Bell'
and 'Local Announcements' by Wynton Marsalis rounded out the provided
During the show more than 300 listener provided selections
were played, allowing visitors to experience their favorite selections on
this incredible speaker system. More than thirty people made no less than
four repeat visits, and over fifty returned at least twice to re-experience
We thank all the visitors to the show who took time and
lauded us with so many compliments regarding the speaker systems
performance. The most rewarding aspect of the entire experience was the
compliments of the system performance no matter what the source material or
type of music the visitor enjoyed most. That is the reason the IDS25 was
designed and built.
We also extend our thanks to McIntosh Labs
who graciously provided a pair of 501 amps and a 1000 CD transport.
We rounded out our demo equipment with the
McIntosh 1000 D/A converter and the 300 Music Server which was loaded with
nearly 600 various CD's and limited edition vinyl selections. We used a 13"
LCD video monitor for fast access to the stored music selections.