Saturday, June 14, 2014

Our Eleventh 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 eleventh meeting!

We had our eleventh meeting on this day, (6-14-14)

This time we took a private tour of Las Vegas' number 1 high end stereo and home theater store, Premiere Home Entertainment! Our host was Paul Helvin, Audio/Video Specialist.

Inside the fantastic state of the art facility we had a great time listening to tunes (mostly digital, with a few cuts on LP) on several different systems in just about all price ranges. Each system possessed many different strengths and tonal colors, and a wide variety of music and movies were played including Deep Purple, James Taylor, various classic jazz cuts, and more. Suffice it to say, each system was very well put together and sounded superb in their own way. Every member had their favorites, and you really couldn't go wrong with any of the equipment Premiere has on demo.

Paul turned out to be a great host who was very thorough and professional. He answered every question with no problem, and he wasn't snobby or stuffy. He did not have a sour attitude as some of the types you can come across in various other high end audio stores. He understands the needs and desires of dedicated audio and videophiles. He presented each demo perfectly. And that is what you should expect out of a high end stereo store manager; courtesy, respect, and knowledge. This stuff isn't cheap, you know.

So a BIG thanks to Paul and Kim (store owner) of Premiere Home Entertainment for making this event happen!

Be sure to visit Premiere on 6-28-14 for their 15th anniversary celebration and grand re-opening. There will be a barbeque, live music and DJ, plus a prize drawing and charity raffles. Also, there will be special package deals. So don't miss it!

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Here is a brief list of the systems that we saw and heard at Premiere:

 ROOM 1 (7.1)

Sharp 70 inch LCD

Left side:

Marantz SR5008 receiver

Marantz UD5007 Blu-ray player

Furman Elite15PF

Right side NAD T758 receiver

OPPO BDP 103D Universal Player

Furman Elite15PF


Paradigm Monitor 11 towers

Paradigm Center 3 center channel

Paradigm ADP 590 Dipole surrounds

Paradigm AMS150r in ceiling speakers

ROOM 2 (5.1)

Samsung 60inch LED TV

Anthem MRX710 receiver


Furman REF 15i


Paradigm studio 100 towers

Paradigm Studio690 center channel

Paradigm Studio 20 bookshelves rear


Epson 6030 Projector

Anthem AVM50v Prepro

Anthem A5 statement Amp

OPPO BDP105D Universal player

Furman IT reference 7i

Martin-Logan speakers:

Theos fronts

Motif X center

ElectroMotion FX2 rears

Dynamo 1000 sub

Photos of the event are below. Photos were taken by LVAC member Des.

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