We had our twelfth meeting on 7-19-14.
For details on the meeting, and a list of equipment, check out our last blog post here: http://lasvegasaudioclub.blogspot.com/2014/07/july-meeting-place-and-time-set.html
Needless to say, the sound produced by the Luxman/Vivid system was nothing short of glorious. One track led to another seamlessly without any hiccups, buzzing, booming bass, etc. You had crisp highs, a lush midrange, and a deep and wide soundstage. As well as deep, tight bass. Which was surprising due to the Vivid's woofers being on the smaller side. Also surprising was the driving capabilities of the Luxman Class A integrated amp, which is (conservatively) a rated at 30 W per channel into 8 Ohms. Quite an incredible feat there! Anyway, at one point, the members of the LVAC were applauding after 1 track ended just like they would at a live concert. Our special guest for the afternoon, Philip O'Hanlon from 'On a Higher Note,' who is the distributor of Luxman and Vivid (and other high quality brands,) started us off with high resolution digital files vis the Luxman DAC, but then went to the wonderful Luxman PD-171 turntable! This turntable is a tour de force of technology and aesthetics. It is because of this that it made out 'component of the week' late last year: http://lasvegasaudioclub.blogspot.com/2013/11/component-of-week-luxman-pd-171.html
Whether it was digital or analog, the Luxman/Vivid combo really strutted its stuff. The sound was everything you could ask for in a high end system. The build quality of all of the components was second to none as well. This stuff just breathed high quality all the way. And to think, these components are not anywhere near the flagship products in their respective lineups! So after listening to the system we just did, you can only imagine how good that stuff sounds! And it is to say that the LVAC members present were really impressed by both the looks and the sound of this system.
Also presented was a unique desktop system by Japanese manufacturer Eclipse. This was incredible bang for the buck, and at $1300 MSRP, it's great candidate for someone who wants a small but high quality system for their computer room, bedroom, or other smaller space.
Regarding our special guest, Philip of 'On a Higher Note,' we must say his presentation skills were right on the money, he was professional, and made use of time wisely.
Of course there was good food and drink to be had (courtesy of our host, LVAC member Kirk) and overall it was good times!
Therefore, it was a very successful meeting, and probably the best one we've had to date. Everything went perfectly, and there wasn't one member who was disappointed in the slightest.
A BIG special thanks to LVAC member Kirk for hosting this fantastic meeting, and of course Philip from 'On a Higher Note' for working his magic by doing the presentation of these incredible audiophile products.
For more info, please visit 'On a Higher Note website at: http://onahighernote.com/
Visit them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/onahighernote
Photos of the event are below. Photos were taken by LVAC member Des and Philip of 'On a Higher Note.'