Thursday, December 4, 2014

December meeting addendum

"We'll have in-house, a demo of a great new product designed by one of the true masters of high end audio. Details will be forthcoming!"

And here are the details...

It will be the First Watt J2 amp by legendary designer Nelson Pass. First Watt is Nelson Pass' other company dedicated to lower powered Class A amps.

Here's some links so you can get familiar with it:

http://www.firstwatt.com/prod.html

http://www.firstwatt.com/j2.html

http://www.ultraaudio.com/index.php/equipment-menu/300-first-watt-j2-stereo-amplifier

After the meeting, we will have reviews of the amp by our members who have attended. They will be included in this very blog of course. Stay tuned for that later this month!

It should be fun! And that's the name of the game...



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

December meeting place and time set

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, Dec. 13th, 2014 from 2pm-5pm

The meeting will be at LVAC Founder and President Dave's place. If you recall, we had out first ever meeting there back in August of 2013. We have had 2 meetings in 2014 there as well. Since then, there have been new or newer members that have not yet heard Dave's system! Hence the reason for doing at his place once again. Also, the way it looks, and it looks good, is that we'll have in-house, a demo of a great new product designed by one of the true masters of high end audio. Details will be forthcoming!

In case you don't already know, Dave's system features JBL Synthesis loudspeakers aka high end JBLs, and Bryston amplification. The sound is big and bold, and plays as loud as you can stand it. Among other things.

http://lasvegasaudioclub.blogspot.com/2013/08/ok-fellow-audiophiles-in-las-vegas-area.html

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

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from the LVAC

From all of us here at the LVAC; for those in the US, have yourselves a safe and fun filled Thanksgiving. Be sure to have good food and drink, and get those systems rockin'! You know we will! Also, take time to remember those who are less fortunate. A donation of food, money, or clothing (big or small) goes a long way.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Our Fifteenth 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 fifteenth meeting.


We had our fifteenth meeting on 11-15-14.


Here is a list of the equipment used according to our host for the afternoon, LVAC member Barry:


  "The CD player was one of the Tascam CD 500's from the house.
  The pre was the Nakamichi CA-5 from my office
  The DSP, a DBX DriveRack 260
  The HF amp Crown CE1000 -- 275 Watt per channel into 8Ω or about 150 into the  16Ω 2441
  The mid amp, Crown CE2000 -- 400 Watt per channel into 8Ω
  The LF amps, Crown CE4000's. One per bass cab. -- 600 Watt per channel into 8Ω. Power dependent they will drive up to 3600 Watts bridged in to a 4Ω load but they sound better to me driving each 2226 with a single channel at 8Ω and they get plenty loud anyway."


  "The HF horn is my favorite large format HF horn,  Community 60° radials with a JBL 2441 drivers loaded with proper JBL D16R2441 aluminum diaphragm's."


  "The mid horn is also a Community, an M80 with a JBL 2020H in them."


  "The bass horns are RCA 9462's loaded with JBL 2226H's. These horns were made in about 1953 and they slay the JBL 4550's sorry to say."


The meeting took place at LVAC member Barry's place. This was Barry's second time hosting. He was quite gracious and accommodating. And as you can see in the list of equipment above, most of his components are vintage. For all intense purposes, this was a PA system. An audiophile PA system. Yes, that sounds like an oxymoron, but the results showed it to be true. Surprisingly enough, the sound was clear as a bell, but had the dynamic range that most home systems can't even begin to touch. Peak sound levels were way over 100 db, and even at those levels, the sound stayed clean and clear, not jumbled up or garbled in the slightest. It had the grace of a ballerina with the full charge of a bull elephant. It could easily convey the power and glory of a full tilt heavy metal band, a big band, or a full orchestra. This system is not for the weak of heart! It was quite the experience to say the least and everyone who attended walked away very impressed. Most genres of music were played, and all of the different genres sounded great. The system did not discriminate on recording quality. So overall, it was once again a very successful meeting, and the food Barry provided (subs, chips, cookies, and soda pop) was nothing short of excellent. So basically, once again good times were had by all. No one left disappointed and hungry. And of course that's the way it should be.


Photos are below. Photos by LVAC member Les and Doc Mark Rutledge out of Southern California.
















Wednesday, November 5, 2014

RIP HP

The LVAC would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of one of the pioneers of high end audio journalism (and high end audio in general,) Harry Pearson.

http://thehighfidelityreport.com/

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/harry-pearson/


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November meeting place and time set

The November meeting place and time is now set.

The date and time will be on 11-15-14 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm PST.

The meeting will be at LVAC member Barry's place. You might know Barry from the killer pics he took that are right here in this blog.

Barry's got some huge (mostly JBL) speakers, so it won't be for the faint of heart! So get your ticker checked by the doctor before you attend!

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

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

LVAC membership dues

As of this day 10-22-14, the LVAC now has membership dues. Dues are in the amount of $30 USD which will be charged annually. In addition, all new members must pay $30 USD annually as well and also pass the special questionaire.

For details, email to:  dave_a_2005@hotmail.com or motorcitydeadman@gmail.com