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Florida Audio Expo 2019 Show Report

Tortuga Audio And Triode Wire Labs
Florida Audio Expo 2019 show in Tampa, Florida.
Report By Steven R. Rochlin



  Setting up on the long wall here at the Florida Audio Expo had challenges. With Tortuga Audio and Triode Wire teaming up, the soundscape was very encompassing.




Meant to revisit this room for more listening notes yet my parents came to the Florida Audio Expo on Sunday so my last day where I usually revisit rooms was curtailed. Note to self, visit their room at AXPONA because I know both manufacturer produce excellent gear.

As a side note, it was interesting to see them using QSC amplification as well. Personally use their K10.2 powered / DSP loudspeakers mated with KS112 powered / DSP subwoofers for my percussion / drumset monitoring system (and parties / DJ / etc). Just as Tortuga Audio and Triode Wire Lab make impressive high-end audio products, QSC produces impressive PA / FOH / etc gear imho.





Here's a great listing:
Tortuga Audio Products
Speakers: LoggerHead 2.8 cubic foot two-way ported speakers sans internal passive crossovers. Requires external crossovers and bi-amping (not included) and are custom made to order $12,000

Preamplifier: LDR3.V25 Passive Preamp Light Dependent photoResistor (LDR) based single-ended volume controller with graphic OLED display and three input switching $1195

Buffer TPB.V1 Tube Preamp Buffer: Unity gain 2 stage hybrid buffer with Genalex Gold Lion ECC88/6922 tube input stage, LSK170 JFET class A solid state output stage and optional Belleson SuperRegulator plate voltage controller and VCAP OIMP high performance output coupling capacitors $1733

Power Cords: Seven Plus - Audiophile 7 AWG power cords used on the amplifiers
Digital American - Audiophile digital power cords - used on the DAC $549+ and$499+

Speaker Cables: American Speaker Cables - Audiophile bi-wired speaker cables terminated with premium Cardas CAB bananas $1099+ per set

Interconnects: Spirit II - RCA interconnects with cotton outer dielectric utilizing Ohno Continuous Cast 7N copper. Discrete Precision 90 Ohm digital USB cable with both power & data leads $399+ per pair and $249+

Supporting Products
DAC Schitt Audio Yggdrasil - Closed-form 21-bit ladder DAC $2399

Amplifiers: QSC GX3 Pair of workhorse 300 watt pro-audio amps $350 each

Crossover/DSP: MiniDSP 4x10-HD Digital signal processor based active crossover and equalizer with 28/56-bit DSP engine, 24-bit ADC/DAC, with 114dB SNR and 48/96kHz sampling rate $499

Music Server: Generic no-brand custom PC running Windows 10 with Roon Labs music server/player software via stock USB out to DAC $750 (estimated)

All Tortuga Audio & Triode Wire Labs products are proudly & meticulously
hand-made in The U.S.A.




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