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  • How Often Do You Get Together Each Month With Your Audiobuddies?

    Audiophilia is often a solitary hobby but that need not be so! There's so much more to the hobby to share with friends and strangers. One can invite newbies--or even musicians or those in the music industry--into your home and introduce them to high-end audio. One have music get togethers at audiobuddies homes. One can bring equipment over and do comparisons. One can even set up local audio clubs (sadly, a dying breed nowadays). Nor should the aspect of learning from hearing more and more systems and what they can and can't do (shows are often a poor substitute for hearing equipment in a properly set up environment!).
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    1 time per month
    40.00%
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    2 times per month
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    3 times per month
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    4 times per month
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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
    We have a audio club here in New Orleans and usually meet the last Thursday of the month. Every member is asked to host or co host one meeting per year.

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    • Johnny Vinyl
      Johnny Vinyl commented
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      I know someone who belongs to that club (if indeed it's the same one). I know him from another forum, so I only know his first name, which is Fred. He's a lawyer.

  • #3
    Every Sunday. Same place, same time.
    Source: Kuzma XL DC/4Point 14 inch/CAR60; Phono: Zanden 1200 Mk3; Tuner: Magnum Dynalab MD-108T Signature; Line Stage: Zanden 3000 Mk2; Power amp: conrad-johnson ART monos; Speakers: AlsyVox Botticelli; Grounding: Tripoint Troy Elite NG/Emperor Mk2; Cable system: Cardas Clear Beyond; Stands: Finite Elemente Master Reference & Master Reference Heavy Duty; Power strip: Cardas Nautilus; Acoustics treatment: Svanå Miljöteknik AB (SMT);

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    • #4
      Never belonged to an audio club, but we did have 5 guys that got together quarterly on a rotating basis. It was mostly about music though.
      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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      • #5
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        Johnny Vinyl commented
        03-22-2016, 08:07 AM


        I know someone who belongs to that club (if indeed it's the same one). I know him from another forum, so I only know his first name, which is Fred. He's a lawyer.
        Yes Johnny,
        I know Fred quite well, matter of fact I brought him into the club...

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        • Johnny Vinyl
          Johnny Vinyl commented
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          Small world! We're good online friends.

      • #6
        On the audiobuddy front. I usually try to make it across Central Park to have some fun listening to music with a couple of friends every Sunday. Not a whole lot of equipment discussion but more change the VTA/SRA, etc. I've noticed among my friends (not myself though) that they've become less into the equipment and more into the collecting or music fronts.

        Then I try to have one person over to listen at my place each month. Occasionally those visitors will include manufacturers or distributors too. Heidi keeps pushing me to have more people over and we all know the wife is right. It's all good though. I love having people over and pulling obscure LPs or tapes off the shelves and watching them pull their cellphones out and taking pictures. I'll never forget the first time I saw some snap a photo of an album and thought what a great idea!
        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
          Lately I've been making a pronounced effort to have people over every week to listen with. As much as listening to one's audio system is often a solitary experience, it's a lot more fun listening together with other audiophiles.
          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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          • Marcus
            Marcus commented
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            Now, that is so true! Good things in life need to be shared.

        • #8
          mine is between 0 and 1, which depends on if the meetings are close enough. I just don't have a hankering to drive 3-6 hours (Round Trip) to listen to someones system for 3 hours then turn around and drive back.
          Chris
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          Kef 201/2, Pass xa30.5, W4S STP-SE, Manley Chinook, VPI Classic, Dynavector DV20x2L, ExaSound e32, Acoustic Zen cables. (Office): Vincent SP331 Mkll, Quicksilver Pre, Lumin D1, (Ken Lau Signiture Edition PSU), Bryston BCD-1, Vapor Audio Breeze, WooAudio W6se,Questyle Audio CMA800R LCD-3,HD800s, HD600, Mr Speaker Ether C Flow,

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          • #9
            Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
            I'll never forget the first time I saw some snap a photo of an album and thought what a great idea!
            I'm sure I wasn't the first one to do that at your place Myles but yes...I plead guilty!

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            • #10
              Originally posted by JackD201 View Post

              I'm sure I wasn't the first one to do that at your place Myles but yes...I plead guilty!
              Ha, the beauty of digital. I go to shows and if exhibitors only have one list of what's in the room or just wrote something on a board, I will snap a shot off for my report.
              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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              • #11
                No longer audio buddies but music buddies. There are 3 or 4 who come over maybe 4 times a year for a rock-n-roll night of music listening and wine drinking. They are not audiophiles but just music lovers who like to get together to listen. When we have people over for dinner, we always end up in the music room listening.
                Thiel 7.2s, Manley NeoClassic 250s, Wadia 850, MIT Oracle V3 speaker cables, MIT MI-350 Oracle interconnects, Black Diamond Racing Shelves and Cones in a dedicated room with ASC Tube Traps, Room Tunes and 3 X 20 amp dedicated circuits.

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                • #12
                  Unfortunately, I don't know of any audiophiles who live close to me. We have friends over for dinner and I usually give them a tour through my audio room, but for lots of people sitting in a chair and listening to music is a foreign experience.
                  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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                  • #13
                    Originally posted by mep View Post
                    but for lots of people sitting in a chair and listening to music is a foreign experience.
                    Mark so true and if they do actually set down, there is usually one person or two that never stays quite long enough to even hear the music,

                    Chris
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                    Kef 201/2, Pass xa30.5, W4S STP-SE, Manley Chinook, VPI Classic, Dynavector DV20x2L, ExaSound e32, Acoustic Zen cables. (Office): Vincent SP331 Mkll, Quicksilver Pre, Lumin D1, (Ken Lau Signiture Edition PSU), Bryston BCD-1, Vapor Audio Breeze, WooAudio W6se,Questyle Audio CMA800R LCD-3,HD800s, HD600, Mr Speaker Ether C Flow,

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                    • mkuller
                      mkuller commented
                      Editing a comment
                      I find some people who say they like listening to music have a hard time sitting down and just listening. Some can't sit still, others can't stop talking.

                  • #14
                    Another great benefit of having audiobuddies come over.

                    It's so much easier to hear certain changes in the system, say moving room treatment around, changing a cartridge's azimuth if one person carries out the changes and the other person just sits in the chair and listens. I often find that you forget the sound in the time it takes you to stand up and make the change and then sit down. Experienced that in fact tonight when Marc Gomez was adjusting the SRA/VTA of the A95 while I sat and listened. The sonic changes were so unmistakable yet if I was doing it myself, not sure they would have been as easily heard.
                    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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                    • #15
                      A friend and I have a regularly scheduled Wednesday night listening session. In addition I occasionally have manufacturers or other audiophiles, probably a couple of times a month. I have on occasion had the local audio club over on a Saturday but find that is more than my listening room can comfortably accommodate.
                      Rockport Sirius turntable, Lyra Atlas SL cartridge, Audio Note M9 SE Phono stage, Audio Note M10 (Signature) linestage, EMM Labs TX2/DA2 digital, Audio Note Balanced Kegon amps, EMM Labs MTRX amps, Acapella Triolons, Jorma Prime and Odin 2 cables, Stage 3 Kraken power cords, HB Marble Powerslave, Finite Elemente Pagode Reference stands and Cerabases, Halcyonics active isolation bases, HRS Equipment stand, Stillpoints Ultra 6 footers, Furitech cable isolators and plugs, Loricraft and Audiodesk vinyl cleaners, Yamaha CT7000 Tuner.

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