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    I have to say this has been an enormously fun weekend and reminds me of why I love this hobby! First, I had an old time audiophile (one of my client's fathers who was an audiophile in Boston's '50s heyday) over on Friday and then Marty Waxman, another audiophile that I've gotten to know over the past couple of years over today. Sadly in this day and age of social media, texting, email, etc often substitutes for the real thing and the human contact element of this hobby has been getting less and less. In some ways the audio hobby (and life) is more and more becoming a solitary endeavor. Even in a city of 8 million. And it was great hearing their observations and getting their feedback on my system. After all, it's not unlike writing an article. You look at it long enough and there's a point where you can't pick up errors. The same holds true for our audio system and it's always great to get a fresh pair of ears opinion. Agree or disagree, it's really fun listening together and doesn't have to be a solitary endeavor!

    So when was the last time you've had buddies over to hear your system and what do you like most about and aim to get out of your get togethers?
    8
    Audio speak
    12.90%
    4
    Catching up on things
    22.58%
    7
    Listening to music
    12.90%
    4
    Sharing new music
    22.58%
    7
    Showing off your system
    6.45%
    2
    Getting buddies feedback on the sound of your system
    12.90%
    4
    Hearing component (s) you are thinking about buying
    6.45%
    2
    Other
    3.23%
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    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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    -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
    Good Lord, how could you have possibly left off drinking someone else's single malt scotch. Admittedly that would have a tendency to color ones perceptions during the listening experience.

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    • #3
      doing shootouts of different pressings of the same music to find out which is the best
      Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Audio Technica AT-OC9XML Cart (St) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (St) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (St) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (M) , Luxman Tonearm (M) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (M) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-300 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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      • MylesBAstor
        MylesBAstor commented
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        Very cool. We do that on occasion also!

    • #4
      Originally posted by Rust View Post
      Good Lord, how could you have possibly left off drinking someone else's single malt scotch. Admittedly that would have a tendency to color ones perceptions during the listening experience.
      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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      • #5
        Myles-I would have to choose "All of the Above." It's always great to spend time with a fellow 'phile and get a fresh set of ears on your system. It's also great to spend some time with someone you care about and enjoy being around.
        Micro Seiki SX-8000 table with flywheel, SME 3012R arm, SME 312S arm, Lyra Etna SL and Dynavector XV-1S cartridges, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 tape deck, Ampex 350 repros, Roon Nucleus Plus server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6 pre, ARC Ref 75 amp, JBL 4345 speakers, and Def Tech Ref subs.

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        • #6
          Originally posted by mep View Post
          Myles-I would have to choose "All of the Above." It's always great to spend time with a fellow 'phile and get a fresh set of ears on your system. It's also great to spend some time with someone you care about and enjoy being around.
          Yes audiophilia is quite a fraternity. There aren't too many hobbies where you can meet a complete stranger and feel like you've known each other for years.
          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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          • #7
            For our group of five, who's systems ranged anywhere from 5K to 50K, it was all about social interaction and music. Most of our listening was vinyl based and we always managed several shootouts. We'd get together about 3 times a year and each one lasted 6-8 hours. Ribs and beer were staples. In addition to this we also got together twice a year for RSD and usually ended up at a local Pub for a few end-of-day cold ones. Miss those days!
            Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables

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            • #8
              Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
              For our group of five, who's systems ranged anywhere from 5K to 50K, it was all about social interaction and music. Most of our listening was vinyl based and we always managed several shootouts. We'd get together about 3 times a year and each one lasted 6-8 hours. Ribs and beer were staples. In addition to this we also got together twice a year for RSD and usually ended up at a local Pub for a few end-of-day cold ones. Miss those days!

              I could go for some beer and ribs right now!
              Micro Seiki SX-8000 table with flywheel, SME 3012R arm, SME 312S arm, Lyra Etna SL and Dynavector XV-1S cartridges, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 tape deck, Ampex 350 repros, Roon Nucleus Plus server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6 pre, ARC Ref 75 amp, JBL 4345 speakers, and Def Tech Ref subs.

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              • #9
                Agree w Mark, we need an All of the Above option!
                Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by mep View Post


                  I could go for some beer and ribs right now!
                  So could I, but tonight it's Bratwurst, Perogies and roasted taters!
                  Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables

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                  • #11
                    How many here still belong to or have audio clubs in their area?
                    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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