Monday, March 3, 2014

Our Seventh 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 seventh meeting!

We had our sixth meeting 2 Sundays ago, (which was 2-23-14)

This time LVAC member Barry hosted the affair, with his dynamite 2 channel system featuring high end JBL speakers!

As usual, we had a great time listening to a variety of tunes (CD and DVD) on Barry's system. We could have listened for quite a while as the system danced like a ballerina. But it could charge like a rhino when asked to do so. And of course, good food and drink were served. And once again, it was good times!

Right now we have 10 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 Barry.

Here is the system rundown:

  JBL 1400 Array loudspeakers w/2 1500 Array subwoofers

  Sony  TA-E1000ESD AV Pre Amp

  Two Tascam CD-500 1RU Compact Disc Players

  Panasonic BTD500 Blu-Ray Player

  Panasonic ZT60 65" Plasma TV

  Middle Atlantic UPS-2200R AVR for the Rack and TV

  Jensen DM2-2XX ISO-MAX transformer

  2 AE Techron (Crown Industrial) 7570 2KW Mono Block Power Supply/Amplifiers.

  Furman Sound ASD120 Power Sequencer

  Cables by Canare, the terminations are Neutrik. All the AC cords are Signal Safe low EMI by        Middle Atlantic

Some notes on the system by Barry:

  "The Sony is 22 years old but it has beaten every AAV Pre I have put it up against for sound quality so if one must have an AV Pre."

  "I got sick and tired of finicky CD players. These sound as good as anything I have owned and have every output imaginable including balanced. They are only 1U to boot."

  "The Blu-Ray player is Panasonic's Flagship player and sounds pretty darn good to boot plus I wanted one remote for video play."

  "The ZT60 is also Panasonic's Flagship plasma TV."

  "The UPS-2200R Is a server computer grade UPS-AVR. After a high voltage power line fault at my home destroyed two Crown amps, two JBL 2426 1" compression drivers, two JBL 2123 10" midrange drivers, and the control panel in my air compressor I decided that I was going to take some precautions against idle hopes of that never happens again."

   "The Jensen Transformers serve two purposes, first they allow me to drive the amps in true differential drive or balanced from an unbalanced source like the consumer grade AV-Pre and keep the noise floor at an absolute minimum, as you heard with your ear to the horn. Second, the amps being industrial power supplies are DC coupled and have bandwidth to 100 KHz, yup DC to light."

  "The amps, the 7560-7570 chassis has been used by Crown a couple of times for audio such as the Crown MA600, and the Crown Delta Omega which buy the way powered  Pink Floyd's  The Wall Concert Tour, and by AE Techron for things like MRI machines, shaker tables, high frequency electroplating, relay testing, I mean you name it, I saw a demonstration where they ran a skill saw with one and I used one on our fuel injector tester to drive a set of Ferrari DI nozzles that require up to 90 Volts to open under several thousand pounds of fuel pressure, our testers drivers would not open them at all."

  "The Furman sequencer is a six circuit 120 amp sequencer. I ran a 40 Amp 240 Volt dedicated run for the stereo that the Furman connects to. This allows the wife and kids to access any part of the system with only the push of the AV Pre power button, and, if I fell the need, I can turn it off and take the key leaving the system totally inaccessible."