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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:21 pm 
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Recently, due to an injury I've had a little time on my hands and have been looking at ways to improve my music system. In my wandering I found Blue Circle in Innerkip, Luscombe, in Mt. Elgin and a company in Ingersoll (where I live) Ideal Innovations. With the exception of Blue Circle, whose products have been reviewed in many publications, Stereophile et al, I am embarassed to say I have never heard of these companies.
I'm wondering how many more are "in my back yard".I've been an audio-fool for years and I never knew. If your making audio related equipment in the Ingersoll, Woodstock, London area lets hear from you.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:28 pm 
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Although not in the London area, a company out of Midland:

http://www.newformresearch.com/

has anyone ever listened to or owned their speakers?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:38 pm 
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Foundation Research, manufacturer of brilliant tube line stages and phono stages along with some of the best AC line conditioners available today, are located in the Hamilton Area. Paradigm/Anthem,a slightly larger manufacturing concern(!), are located in the GTA.

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Mahatma,

I just live down the road ... toward Tillsonburg. I started making cables recently, I am not surprised that you have not heard of them. However, here is a review that mentions them in 6moons:
http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/dared/845.html

Let me know if you have any questions.

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I had no idea that Ideal Innovations existed
http://www.idealinnovations.biz/

Thanks for the heads-up.

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Maybe not exactly in you backyard but not far from it ...

Mapletree Audio Design
http://hollowstate.netfirms.com/

I've been very tempted to try a MAD component but haven't pulled the trigger yet.

However I can say that whenever MAD shows up here on CAM it's usually gone before the day is out!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 6:00 am 
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Others ...

Song Audio
http://www.songaudio.com/

CryoClear
http://www.cryoclear.com/index.html


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b3733366 wrote:
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Just a small reminder that Dave wants to know what audio equipment makers are in his area. Song Audio is a little far away from him...in Toronto.

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Ideal Inovations is owned and operated by a friend of mine Syd Beaumont, he has vast experience in electronics and has developed some great tube amps. You can check him out on EBay.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 6:30 pm 
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I used to work with Syd (many centuries ago) when he was an electrician at IMT Ingersoll.


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Arcadia Audio wrote:
Although not in the London area, a company out of Midland:

http://www.newformresearch.com/

has anyone ever listened to or owned their speakers?

Scott


Heard the smallest pair from a about 4-5 years ago. I can't really describe the sound, but they reminded me of the smaller martin logan series speakers, but the high end sounded verrrry open. Sounded great with classical and jazz type music, however rock and roll didn't sound very good. Can't remember the model but they were on demo in a Toronto store and they were very affordable....$600 or so....


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 6:50 pm 
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I have briefly heard some of Song audio, when Executive in Toronto had it. My impression was that it was pricey for what it was. Again it was not an ideal environment.

I did see the New Forms once, used in a store on Queen. It looked like it had been put together from a kit...which it may well have been, since Newform did make kits at one time.

There was also a company in Toronto that was making electrostatic speakers....I forget the name of the company, but the least expensive speaker was about $4000!

People should of course spend some time listening for themselves.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 9:07 am 
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I can't recall the model but it had a very tall ribbon driver attached to a sub(woofer).The high end was spacious and crystaline unfortunatly I thought the lower end couldn't keep up. That was a few years ago perhaps the bottom end has improved. If memory serves, the company was very concerned that the speakers wuold be used in a room that complimented them.To that end they had a survey,or a questionaire to help determine which model would be best for your room and application.Also I recall a favourable review in The Absolute Sound years ago.
Dave


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I did own a pair of Newform Research R645 for a couple of years and my only complain was the warmth in the mids and as other mentioned the bass was not as pronounced as other speakers - in my room. That being said the top end of the NFR 645 is very close to the Maggies 3.6. After selling the NFR645 I acquired a pair of MG12 which was amazing for the money. Because I have cats now, Maggies are out of question for the mean time. The day I will know the cats will not be incline to consider Maggies for a scratching post I will have the 3.6 in my living room. Just as good extention as the 645 but far superior texture in the mids.

Bernard Durand
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A freind had the same problem and by taping a few balloons to the speakers,solved the problem. As soon as kitty bares his claws and scratches BANG. Scares the hell out of the cat and is resonably amusing. Ballons can be left in place with no ill effect, just in case kitty has a poor memory. :lol: :lol: :lol:


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