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!
For more info, please visit Premiere's website at: http://www.premierehomeentertainment.com/
Visit them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/PremiereHomeEntertainment
Here is a brief list of the systems that we saw and heard at Premiere:
ROOM 1 (7.1)
Sharp 70 inch LCD
Marantz SR5008 receiver
Marantz UD5007 Blu-ray player
Right side NAD T758 receiver
OPPO BDP 103D Universal Player
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
ARCAM BDP 300
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
Motif X center
ElectroMotion FX2 rears
Dynamo 1000 sub
Photos of the event are below. Photos were taken by LVAC member Des.