Moscode is Back!
Moscode at HE2005
Enthusiastic Press and Audiophiles Pack
Room to Experience the New 401HR Stereo Amplifier
Wow! That was fantastic. A big thanks to everyone
for visiting us at HE2005 at the New York Hilton to check out
my new 200Wpc stereo 401HR. It was just great meeting each and
every one of you and sharing Moscode Memories, reminiscences of
Harvey, and your new listening impressions.
We found that by angling the Von Schweikert VR-4
JR's at 45 degrees to the rear corners and backing them up, we
lowered the room’s bass boom, and tamed a vicious slap echo
with Michael Kochman’s Echo Busters. Thanks to Lionel at
Sim Moon Audio for the terrific sounding front-end, and Stereovox
and Harmonic Technology for cables and power cords and Igor Kuznetsoff
of K Works for his power line Silencers.
Thursday, Press & Trade Day, was busy right
from the start, building up to a crescendo for our official press
event. We had to stack the listening chairs to make room for a
SRO press corps! Speaking to such a receptive and enthusiastic
group about my new amplifier was a great experience. Some of you
looked kind’a startled when I fished my hand around inside
a live amp while I was talking about it, but I’ve been doing
this for more than 20 years, and I’m still here. The party
continued well past the 6 o’clock show close, and we got
close, musical and personal with many of our old friends and new
acquaintances. Man, Harvey would have loved it.
The next three days were exhilarating. My business
partner Gage Rommel and his belle Jill McKenty and I were busy
meeting, greeting, and DeeJaying. I want to thank my sister Maggie
for working the room Saturday afternoon. We had fun with legendary
producer/engineer Rolling Stones mastering man Rob Fraboni, and
Hollywood pianist/arranger Lincoln Mayorga and his daughter came
by, as journalists and musicians, music lovers, and audiophiles
pressed in to mix and mingle. Walt Szymanski, a great NY trumpeter,
stopped by and we had a good old-fashioned listening session diggin’
the Brandenburg Concertos. Bach had it covered!
Being true to my bass, I kept my music jones happening
by sitting in on acoustic bass with masterful jazz vocalist Frank
Senior at Roth's Steak House, 93rd & Columbus, on Saturday
night. Thanks, gentlemen!
Note: All pics at left open to full-size with captions
Press Responds ~ 401HR at HE2005
Next stop? Visit Moscode and friends
Mountain Audio Fest 05 this September!