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
We are unique in that there are no dues to join this club (at this time.) However, you must 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

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October meeting place and time set

Sorry everyone about there not being a September meeting. Things happen.

Anyway, everything is set for October!

This time around, LVAC member Todd will host at his place.

The meeting date and time is Saturday, Oct. 18th from 2-5 pm PST.


Todd's system is as follows:

Klipsch La Scalas with up graded Bob Crites A/4500 X overs and T-125 Tweeters (speakers)

JBL Studio 590's (speakers)

Mcintosh MC 225 (amp)

Mcintosh MX110Z (preamp)

Thorens TD 145 (turntable)

Teac A-3340s (reel to reel)

Sony XA-5400es. (SACD player)

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

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day from the LVAC

The LVAC wants to wish everyone in North America a safe and fun filled Labor Day. Be sure to have good food and drink, and get those systems rockin'! And please spare a moment to recognize the hard work of labor that manufactures (designs, constructs, and ships) our favorite components and to those (the artists, producers, and engineers) who make the recordings a reality.




Saturday, August 23, 2014

Our Thirteenth meeting and 1 year anniversary.

Ok, fellow audiophiles in the Las Vegas area and everywhere really (this is the world wide web after all,) the first audio club ever in Sin City, has now completed its thirteenth meeting and celebrated its 1 year anniversary!

We had our thirteenth meeting on 8-16-14.

For a list of equipment, check out our last blog post here:
http://lasvegasaudioclub.blogspot.com/2014/07/august-meeting-place-and-time-set.html

First, some words about our 1 year anniversary. This has truly been a labor of love over the past year. We had no idea the club would last this long, and grow like it has. It is truly surprising and is a humbling experience. It is because of dedicated audiophiles like the LVAC members, and even those who aren't members that have supported us, that have made this club a reality. So, we made it, and let's hope we can make it for yet another year. The way it's going, it is thus assured. So a big thanks to all of our members, industry people, and dealers who have hosted meetings and have supported us in general. Viva Las Vegas Audio Club!

Now the meeting; the meeting took place at LVAC member Mike's place. This was Mike's first time hosting. You couldn't tell by the way Mike presented. He was like an old pro. 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 looking components put out a sound that was on a par with today's top stuff. It was dynamic, transparent, and had the old reach out and touch quality. The Apogee speakers imaged like crazy, and the ribbon tweeters made percussion instruments like cymbals and cowbells sound very realistic indeed. The bass was deep and tight courtesy of the twin 10" woofers per channel in the Apogee Grands. So, i was a very enjoyable experience to say the least, and all genres of music were played, from classical to rock to blues to jazz. The sound was so good that we went overtime in the meeting. Which rarely happens. All in all a very successful meeting, and the food Mike provided (chile verde, rice, cheese pizza, unlimited beverages, and last but not least, a huge anniversary cake) 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!

So, if any of you wish to join the LVAC and get in on all the fun, email us at dave_a_2005@hotmail.com or motorcitydeadman@gmail.com 
It's still free to join at this time, but that won't last long, so join now!

Photos are below. Photos are courtesy of LVAC member Barry.



There's no T in LVAC!

Munchin'! 











Tuesday, July 22, 2014

August meeting place and time set

Ok folks, the next meeting (our 1 year anniversary!) will be on Saturday 8/16/14 at LVAC member Mike's place: 2:00 to 5:00 pm PST.

His system is as follows:

Apogee Mini Grands with North Creek Crossovers and Graz KLM5 ribbons

Restored Marantz 8b amp; Restored Harman Kardon Citation 1 Pre-Amp

VPI HW19 Mk IV Turntable and VPI tonearm; Ortofon Windfeld Cartridge

Sonic Frontiers SFP-1 Sig phono stage

Oppo BPD105 player with ModWright Tube mods

Adcom GFA 858 with Musical Concepts mods to drive the Mini Grand woofers

Other various toys in the musc room.

He has tons of vinyl and silver discs of all types of genres.

He hopes to have the Harmon Kardon Citation II amp back in rotation soon...

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

It's our 1 year anniversary, so be there or be square!