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Audible Images AV customer Scott Hurley talks about Ed Masterson

Audible Images AV customer Scott Hurley talks about Ed Masterson’s Acoustic treatment and engineered approach to optimizing Scott’s listening room and Ultra High End system.

An interesting aspect in this wonderful customer testimonial, is how Scott actually had some nice high end gear, but the room was lacking in any engineered acoustic treatment and the most critical step of any AV system, the system tuning, had never been done by someone that was skilled & trained in the fine tuning of a system.

Enjoy the Video!

Scott Hurley speaks about Ed Masterson

“Enabling Your Music to sound Incredible Again”

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Wilson Audio’s – Speaker Placement Training: Quick Takes with Ed Masterson

How important is Tuning a system? Is Speaker placement a part of that? How important is training your ears?

Quick Takes with Ed Masterson: Ed continues on his admiration for Wilson Audio gained from his training from them in Utah when he became a Wilson Audio authorized dealer. He talks about Dave Wilson’s obsession and how Dave’s life’s work has created a culture at Wilson of excellence. Attention to detail seems to be a cornerstone of this great company and in fact, all companies.

Quick Takes with Ed Masterson: Wilson Audio’s - Speaker Placement Training

President Bill McKiegan shares history of Dan D’Agostino Master Audio Systems w Ed Masterson

Okay, I’m stepping out of the content of this Video, and asking myself and You the question,  What would make a man, stick with Dan D’Agostino (the man & Highly respected, legendary Geek who started 2 companies),  from 1994 to present, two different companies, like 24 years?  Why would Bill McKiegan take the chance of leaving a great company “Krell” and stand with Dan starting the company “D’Agostino Master Audio Systems” ?

Ed Masterson of Audible Images AV and Bill McKiegan, President of D’Agostino Master Audio Systems have a candid discussion of the history behind the Man who created Dan D’Agostino Master Audio Systems (the brand), Dan D’Agostino (the Man).

They also dive into what’s going on down the pipeline of the company.

Excellent candid discussion.

Bill McKiegan President of D'Agostino shares history of Dan D'Agostino Master Audio Systems

“Enabling Your Music to sound Incredible Again”

Wilson Audio’s Pursuit of Excellence in Speaker driver timing: Quick Takes with Ed Masterson

Have you ever listened to a friends stereo or av system,  and the instruments such as flute, sax and trumpet sounded very far from real sounding?  Or the lead guitar in a recording sounded far from real?  It could be the system is of low quality, or it could be that the system has not been properly tuned.

Wilson Audio produces some of the finest speakers in existence. When Ed Masterson became a Wilson dealer he visited their headquarters in Salt Lake City. Amongst many things Ed learned, he learned about speaker driver timing and it’s importance in sound reproduction. Specifically, how distortion can occur if the timing of particular musical sounds coming from the Tweeter or Mid-Range drivers in the speaker are delivered late, or perhaps too early, and how this can create distortion for the listener. In this Quick Take he explains what Wilson puts into practice.

Quick Takes with Ed Masterson: Wilson Audio’s Pursuit of Excellence in Speaker driver timing

Easy Fixes for Room Acoustics : Quick Takes with Ed Masterson

Have you ever had someone say, “Turn that Noise down!” ?

That’s probably because it’s not a high end system, or, it is a high end system that has not been Acoustically optimized and Tuned.

Listening room Acoustic optimization and isolation is quite often not addressed with music listeners, and often not even with Audiophiles in their own listening rooms. Acoustic treatment can become very complex and in fact require considerable Engineering training, experience and insight. However, so much of Acoustic optimization can be addressed by attending through experimentation to some simple things, such as: making sure speaker placement is optimal to begin with, area rugs, followed by placement of standing or hanging sound absorbers, bass traps and diffusers installed in specific places within the room on the walls and ceilings, etc.

Quick Takes with Ed Masterson: Easy Fixes for Room Acoustics

Do you pick speakers or electronics first? – Quick Takes with Ed Masterson

Do you pick your speakers first, or should you pick electronics first?

Whenever someone puts together a new Audio/Stereo system the allocation of budget is a big decision to make. In this Quick Take, Ed chimes in on his approach. Perhaps the old paradigm of 50% towards speakers and 50% for the rest of the system, may be outdated thinking.

Watch the video to hear some solid and experience backed up input on what Ed has learned is best!

Quick Takes with Ed Masterson: Do you pick speakers or electronics first?

“Enabling Your Music to sound Incredible Again”

Solid State or Tubes? – Part Two – Quick Takes with Ed Masterson

Each Audiophile struggles with the issue of Tubes vs Solid State. This topic will be debated for as long there are sound systems. In the end, it comes down to personal choice. In this Quick Take, Ed Masterson weighs in on his thoughts on this topic and zeroes in on how different price points may have different answers to the topic.

Solid State or Tubes? – Part One – Quick Takes with Ed Masterson

Why do some people prefer Tubes over Solid State Amplifiers?  What are the advantages of each?  How are speakers affected by the sound provided by Tube Amps vs Solid State?

Each Audiophile struggles with the issue of Tubes vs Solid State. This topic will be debated for as long there are sound systems. In the end, it comes down to personal choice. In this Quick Take, Ed Masterson weighs in with his thoughts on this topic.

Quick Takes with Ed Masterson: Solid State or Tubes? - Part 1

“Enabling Your Music to Sound Incredible Again”

Alexx 1 Debut Video

Wilson Audio’s “Alexx” is available at Audible Images AV in Melbourne, FL.

Back on February 25 2017 from 12-5 pm we had a big Debut with all kinds of wonderful people there. We had Bill Peugh from Wilson Audio, Bill McKiegan, President of Dan D’agostino Master Audio Systems and Bob McConnell from Transparent Audio. 

Whether you’re in the hunt for some new stereo or A/V gear or not,  Just stop on in during our Showroom hours and come have a great listening experience, one like you have never had before.

Let Ed or one of us share an incredible demonstration of not only the “Alexx” speakers in our Transporter theater, but also experience High Performance audio in our other two Listening / Reference rooms.

Alexx 1 Debut

Audiophile Crossfit / Triathlon w M-400s

We are unboxing three Dan D’Agostino Momentum M400 Monoblock amps to break in for our customer. 

Ultra High End Electronics setup does indeed expose Audiophiles to a few stages of Crossfit 🙂

Audible Images AV Audiophile Crossfit/Triathlon

“Enabling Your Music to sound Incredible Again”