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  • Audionirvana Second Anniversary Contest Award Winners!

    Join with me in congratulating the winners of Audionirvana’s second anniversary celebration! All the contests but one were hard fought and winners weren’t ultimately decided until the very end. So thanks to everyone who cast a vote!

    In the “Most Helpful” category: This was the closest race here with Ki Choi and Joe Pittman finishing in a dead heat. (Is there something about living in Seattle here as we had three contest winners from the state of Washington?) Both Ki and Joe have shared their vast knowledge and expertise and gone the extra yard for people on and off the board! Just ask Bruce!

    Next, the “Most Musically Knowledgable” category: A hotly contested event with a lot of competition here with Bill Hart pulling away from Jazdoc and Astrotoy at the end to clinch this category. As many know, Bill has his own excellent website that deals with music, interviews with musicians, collecting records, taking care of your records, etc.! Check it out!

    “What Are You Listening To Tonight” was Audionirvana’s most popular thread with many, many members sharing their favorite LPs, tapes, CDs, files, etc. Quite a few members received votes and at the end it was Jazdoc pulling away from Rockitman to clinch the prize!

    Last but not least, the title of “Most Passionate aka Ultimate Audiophile”: Winning with the greatest number of votes of any of the four categories was Mike Lavigne. Now the only question is there any record (or tape) that Mike wants and doesn’t have?

    Gift certificate numbers for Elusive Disc will be PM’d separately to all winners!


    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
    ________________________________________

    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
    -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

  • #2
    Thirteen new members met the contest requirements by joining Audionirvana and posting on the board. We we did make one minor change to the contest. Four members were chosen at random for a $50 Elusive Disc gift certificate; the fifth award was set aside for the new member with the greatest number of posts! Congratulations to everyone!

    From this 13, Heidi reached into the bowl and chose the following winners!

    LFC
    Bryans
    Rustem
    Elader

    In case someone doesn’t claim their award, the following members are runners up:

    1. Burky
    2. Packgrog

    Finally, the award for greatest number of posts by new member goes to:

    DetroitVinylRob

    Gift certificate numbers will be PM’d under separate cover.

    Here’s to a highly successful third year!




    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
    ________________________________________

    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
    -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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    • #3
      Thanks to Mark and Andre for their help in holding the contest!
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
      ________________________________________

      -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
      -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
      -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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      • Dre_J
        Dre_J commented
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        Thumbs up!

    • #4
      Whoa. The only thing I ever won was a bag of fertilizer when I was still in high school! This is cool, but I couldn't do this alone--

      lasercd ​​​​​​-Ken has been a real ear opener for me on prog rock and obscurities.jazdoc is always coming up with new records, new bands, and
      astrotoy Larry is by far more knowledgeable of things classical. There is a long list of people I want to thank, but at the top is Myles, for putting this site together.

      and Marlon Brando.

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      • astrotoy
        astrotoy commented
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        Congrats Bill, well deserved. Larry

    • #5
      You guys are the best. It’s great to be here and share in the music and gear love.

      Happy Listening!
      Living-Listening room 1100sq (modestly lively): Brinkmann Balance w/RöNT II PS, HRS, Reed P3-12 >Miyajima Zero, Graham Phantom III >DynaVector Te Kaitora Rua, Avid Acutus SP, SME V w/Kondo fairyhair silver litz >Lyra Kleos, Linn Sondek LP12 w/Ittok LVII, Nakamichi ZX-7, SCD-XA5400ES, Aesthetix Rhea Signatures, Nordost TYR Norse 2 ICs, Silent Source Music Ref/Shunyata NR, CX Anaconda/Elrod EPS-3 Sign mains, Atma-Sphere MP1 & MA1 Mk.3.4 OTL Silver Edition monoblocks, Classic Audio T3.4 full voice coiled, Yamamoto racks, SMARTractor, REL S812 (pair)

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      • #6
        Congratulations to all the winners, and new members!
        SOURCE: VINYL - EAT C-Sharp with, EAT LPS power supply, My Sonic Lab Signature Gold
        DIGITAL - Auralic Vega G2 DAC. Schiit Yggdrasil DAC. Bluesound Node 2i streamer
        PHONOSTAGE: AudioNet PAM G2 with AudioNet EPX power supply.
        PREAMP: Audionet PRE G2.
        AMPLIFIER: Audionet MAX monoblocks.
        SPEAKERS: YG Acoustics Anat III Signatures (upgraded to Sonja 1.2) SVS SB-4000 subwoofers (x2)
        CABLES: Kubala-Sosna.....Audio Desk Systeme RCM, Adona Rack, GIK & Acoustimac room treatment, Isoacoustics

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        • Johnny Vinyl
          Johnny Vinyl commented
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          Indeed! So I'll echo those sentiments!

      • #7
        Wow, thanks Myles! Fantastic! Never won anything (well, can’t say I tried though) but this is great! Off shopping for some vinyl))

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        • #8
          Congratulations to all the winners! Both new and existing members.
          [TURNTABLE] TW Acustic Raven One [TONEARM] Dynavector DV 507Mkii & Graham Phantom [PHONO] BAT VK-P10 & Dynavector PHA200; [CARTRIDGE] Dynavector XV1S, Lyra Kleos, Ortofon Cadenza Mono [TAPE] Otari MTR15 & Technics RS1500 with JRF Headblock [DIGITAL] Grace Design M920, Lynx Auroa 8 ADC/DAC, Mac Mini with roon labs [PRAMP] McIntosh C2300 [AMP] McIntosh C601s [SPEAKERS] Legacy Audio Whisper & Wavelet [ACC] Klaudio Ultrasonic RCM

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