Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Membership in the LVAC

We're currently looking for a few good audiophiles in the Las Vegas area. Whether you live in the area, or are just visiting, we implore you to join our club. It truly is a lot of fun, and is educational to boot. Membership is currently FREE. That's right, it's free to join, and will be for the forseeable future. There are no rankings or fancy titles. Everyone is an equal in this club. So, what are you waiting for, join the LVAC now!

Contact us at: or

Thanks for looking, and we would love to have any and all of you as new members!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

December meeting place and time set!

Ok, the next meeting will be Saturday, Dec. 21st from 10 am-12 pm.

We have a very special guest at this meeting! He is Brad of Lone Mountain Audio, the official US distributor of the world famous ATC loudspeakers made in the UK.

Brad will demo 2 different models for us as well as the latest integrated amp from ATC, which will be powering the speakers.

The location will the famous Palms recording studio inside the Palms Hotel and Casino right here in Las Vegas!

You do not wanna miss this!!

For details, feel free to email us anytime @ or


Our Fourth Meeting

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 fourth meeting!

We had our fourth meeting this last Saturday, (which was 11-16-13)

This time LVAC member Tony hosted the affair, with his amazing ultra high-end 2 channel system!

In a fabulous suite overlooking the Las Vegas skyline, we had a great time listening to tunes (including master tapes via reel to reel!) on Tony's system. We could have listened until the wee hours of the night, it was that good. And of course, good food and drink were served. And once again, it was good times!

Tony also runs the high end company Electra Fidelity. They manufacture high end tube amplifiers right here in Las Vegas. Here is their website: If you'll be at CES, stop by their room and say hi to Tony and the gang!

Right now we have 8 members, and we're looking for a few more good audiophiles in the Vegas area and beyond.

Again, meetings will be once a month.

So, don't be shy, we'd love to have you for the next meeting, and as of now it's still FREE to join!

Any questions? email us at: or

Photos of the system are below. Photos were taken by club member Tony.

The system is as follows:

Atma-Sphere Music Systems: M-60 OTL amplifiers.

Audiokinesis: Jazz Modules speakers.

Atma-Sphere Music Systems: MP-3 full function preamplifier.

Lessloss: DAC 2004 MkII digital-to-analog converter.

Apple: MacMini music server.

Audiophilleo: AP2 with PurePower USB to SPDIF converter.

Denon: DP-3000 direct drive turntable.

Otari: MX-5050 MkIII tape transport.

Electra Fidelity amp

Friday, November 8, 2013

Component of the Week: Luxman PD-171 turntable

This is LVAC member Dave's pick for Component of the Week.

Dave says: "Very ingenious and high quality Japanese (and actually made in Japan!) belt drive turntable with speed control and a host of other features. Luxman is back in the analog world, and with a vengeance. It's not cheap, but no component of this quality rarely is. The sound is said to be very dynamic and transparent. The only caveat is the tonearm, which is said to be one of the cheaper (but still high quality) Japanese-made Jelco brand tonearms. Nevertheless, a turntable I could easily live with for many years. Build quality is head and shoulders over many European and American brands as well. Overall, you can't go wrong with the Luxman PD-171!"

Links: (Stereophile review)

Price: $6400 USD