Wednesday, February 25, 2015

March meeting place and time set

Ok fellow audiophiles, everything is set for March madness!

This time around, LVAC member Mike will host at his place. This is Mike's second time hosting.

The meeting date and time is Saturday, March 28th. from 2-5 pm PST.


Mike has some interesting additions to his system that must not be missed!


For a list of equipment, click on the link below.

http://lasvegasaudioclub.blogspot.com/2014/07/august-meeting-place-and-time-set.html

We hope to see you there. To become a member of the LVAC, click on the link below.

http://lasvegasaudioclub.blogspot.com/2014/10/membership-in-lvac.html

Our Eighteenth Meeting

Ok, fellow audiophiles in the Las Vegas area and everywhere really (this is the world wide web after all,) the first official audio club ever in Sin City, has now completed its eighteenth meeting.

We had our eighteenth meeting on 2-21-15.

For a list of equipment, check out the blog post here:

http://lasvegasaudioclub.blogspot.com/2014/10/october-meeting-place-and-time-set.html

However, there have been some interesting additions to the system. Instead of the McIntosh 225 amp, in its place is a fully restored Marantz 8B! Also, the speaker setup has changed. Gone are the JBL Studio 590s (they weren't really very good in this system anyway.) In it's place full time are the Klipsch La Scalas. Plus, very interesting horn tweeters from Altec (805Bs on top) and Eminence (APT 200 with bi-radial horn in the middle). As well as Crites A/4500 crossovers. To round it off, 2 Velodyne subwoofers are used.

The meeting took place at LVAC member Todd's place. This was Todd's second time hosting. He was very professional in his presentation. And as you can see in the list of equipment via the link above, most of his components are vintage. You can't judge book by it's cover, and the vintage components put out a sound that was on a par with today's top stuff. It was dynamic, transparent, and had a visceral quality. Compared to last time 6 months ago, it was even better, if you can imagine that! So, it was a very enjoyable experience to say the least, and all genres of music were played, especially classic jazz from the Blue Note label of which Todd scored an entire collection of last year. Overall, a very successful meeting, and the food and drink Todd provided (pizza and soda pop) was nothing short of excellent. So basically, once again good times were had by all. No one was disappointed. And that's the way it should be! That's how we roll here at the LVAC!

Photos are below. Photos by LVAC member Todd.













Tuesday, February 10, 2015

February meeting place and time set

Ok fellow audiophiles, everything is set for February! Sorry for the delay.

This time around, LVAC member Todd will host at his place. This is Todd's second time hosting.

The meeting date and time is Saturday, Feb. 21st. from 2-5 pm PST.


Todd has some interesting additions to his system that must not be missed!

For photos of the last system setup and a description of the previous meeting at Todd's place, click on the link below.

http://lasvegasaudioclub.blogspot.com/2014/10/our-fourteenth-meeting.html

We hope to see you there. To become a member of the LVAC, click on the link below.

http://lasvegasaudioclub.blogspot.com/2014/10/membership-in-lvac.html

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Our Seventeenth Meeting

Ok, fellow audiophiles in the Las Vegas area and everywhere really (this is the world wide web after all,) the first official audio club ever in Sin City, has now completed its seventeenth meeting.

We had our seventeenth meeting on 1-17-15.

The meeting took place at the home of LVAC member Les. This was Les' first time hosting. He was very professional in his demonstration. And as you can see in the list of equipment below, all of his components are vintage. And not your typical audiophile system, with diy horns and cabinets. Very "unorthodox" but somehow it works; and it did. Surprisingly enough, the sound was clear yet smooth. And it was very dynamic when it needed to be. All of the different genres of music sounded great on Les' system. The system did not discriminate on recording quality as well.

Refer to the link below for a list of equipment in Les' system.

http://lasvegasaudioclub.blogspot.com/2015/01/january-meeting-place-and-time-set.html

We had a great time evaluating this system, It was a fun listening session augmented by delicious New York style pizza and soft drinks. Everything from classical to jazz to classic rock was played, and no one left disappointed. Once again, as par for the course here at the LVAC, it was good times indeed.

Photos by LVAC member Jonathan.








Saturday, January 10, 2015

January meeting place and time set

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, Jan. 17th, 2015 from 2pm-5pm

The meeting will be at LVAC member Les' place. Les' system is very unique to say the least. A list of equipment is below.

Speakers    
Bass    
1 Pair     *Custom LaScala replicas with JBL D140F woofers
1 Pair     JBL 4502 Studio Monitors with JBL 2226J woofers
Midrange/HF    
2 Pair     *Custom 24in Smith Horns with JBL LE85 drivers
2 Pair     *Custom 36in Smith Horn prototypes with JBL 2451J drivers and Truextent BeX diaphragms

Electronics    
Pre-amplifier     SAE Mark IXb
Amplifiers     SAE Mark III

    SAE 2200

    4 JBL UREI 6260s

Equalizers     2 SAE Mark 7s

    SAE Mark 17 (restored 2014)

Crossovers     Rane AC22 two way electronic crossover

    Rane AC23 three way electronic crossover

Play Vinyl    
Turntable     SONY TTS 3000 (restored 2014)
Tonearm     SONY PUA 237
Cartridge     Stanton 681

Play CDs    
DVD player     SONY SR210P

Video    
Projector     EPSON 8350
Screen     120in (generic)

Footnotes
* Unique equipment you would not be able to hear anywhere else.

Photos by LVAC member Les.




Both analog and digital recordings will be played, evaluated, and enjoyed. Pizza and drinks will be served to satiate the appetite.

So, as with any of our meetings, you don't wanna miss this!

Any questions or comments, and details regarding this event, feel free to contact us at:  motorcitydeadman@gmail.com or dave_a_2005@hotmail.com

CES 2015 Part 3

Photos by LVAC member Robert.