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


Monday, October 20, 2014

Our Fourteenth 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 fourteenth meeting.

We had our fourteenth meeting on 10-18-14.

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

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

The meeting took place at LVAC member Todd's place. This was Todd's first time hosting. You couldn't tell by the way Todd presented. He was very professional. 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. Interestingly enough, more members preferred the oldie but goodie Klipsches (with Velodyne subwoofer) to the new flashy JBLs. Of course it was apples to oranges, but the fact remained, the modified Klipsches were the clear winner here. So, it was a very enjoyable experience to say the least, and most genres of music were played, leaning heavily towards classic jazz from the Blue Note and Atlantic labels. Overall a very successful meeting, and the food Todd provided (pizza and wings) 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.
















Wednesday, October 15, 2014

RMAF 2014

Well, ladies and gentlemen, here it is, our exclusive pictorial of arguably the biggest audio show in North America; The Rocky Mountain Audio Fest!

Photos by LVAC member Mike.

PS Audio and vintage Infinity IRS Beta's

Vegas Image Audio system

VPI Turntable with Bob's Devices excellent CineMag step-up transformers

Vapor Audio Speakers with Allnic electronics

Classic Audio T 1.5 Reference speakers with Altma Sphere Novacron Mk 3.2 triode amps

Wavelength Audio Amps and Vaughn Audio Plasma speakers

Musical Concepts Pass/pro mod for the Hafler DH101 pre amp

Volti audio Vittora speakers and Border Patrol electronics

Devore Gibbon X

ModWright electronics with Daedalus Audio Muse speakers

Audio Research Reference amp with KT 150 driver tubes

Nola Studio Grand Reference Gold speakers

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Membership in the LVAC

By becoming a member of the LVAC, you’ll enjoy these benefits:
  • Invitations to all LVAC meetings and events.
  • You’ll get to meet top designers, distributors, and luminaries from the audio world.
  • Audition equipment and music not normally available from local audio salons and dealers.
  • Exchange ideas with others sharing the same interests.
  • Attend meetings at members' places and local audio-related businesses.
  • Participate in CES
 
How to Join
Dues are $30 USD annually. You must also answer a little questionaire (via email) which will be reviewed by our President and Founder, Dave. If you pass, you will be sent an acceptance letter. If you fail, you will not receive any further correspondence. So as we always say here in Vegas, good luck!

Email to: dave_a_2005@hotmail.com or motorcitydeadman@gmail.com