Monday, March 30, 2015

Our Nineteenth Meeting

Ok, fellow audiophiles in the Las Vegas area and everywhere really (this is the world wide web after all,) the first official audio club ever in Sin City, has now completed its nineteenth meeting.

We had our nineteenth meeting on 3-28-15.

For a list of equipment, check out this blog post here:

http://lasvegasaudioclub.blogspot.com/2014/07/august-meeting-place-and-time-set.html

Now, that's most of what was on hand. There have been improvements to the system, with the addition of a restored and rebuilt vintage Harmon/Kardon Citation II amp.

The main speakers have changed to a pair of restored and rebuilt Magnepan 3.6s. Below is the link to the company's (Magnestand) site who did all of the work, and good work they did indeed.

http://www.indiespinzone.com/magnestand.html

The meeting took place at LVAC member Mike's place. This was Mike's second time hosting. Once again, he pulled it off like he was like an old pro. As you can see in the list of equipment via the link above, most of his components are vintage. You can't judge a book by its cover, and the vintage components put out a sound that was on a par with today's top stuff. It was transparent, and had the old reach out and touch quality. As some say, "that midrange magic." Particularly in voices and acoustic instruments. The Magnepan speakers imaged like crazy, and the ribbon tweeters made percussion instruments like cymbals and cowbells sound very realistic indeed. Even more so than the previous Apogee speakers in this writers' opinion. The bass and overall dynamics, compared to today's top dynamic cone speaker systems was a bit on the light side, but what was presented was tight, quick, and nimble. Regardless, it was a very enjoyable experience to say the least, and all genres of music were played, from classical to rock to blues to jazz, and the sound was so good that we went overtime in the meeting. Which rarely happens. All in all a very successful meeting, perhaps the most successful 1 in our almost 2 year history. Last but not least, the food and drink Mike provided (BBQ pulled pork, rolls, coleslaw, various snacks, unlimited beverages, desserts, etc.) was nothing short of excellent. So basically, once again good times were had by all. No one was disappointed. And as you know, that's how we do it here at the LVAC!

So, if any of you wish to join the LVAC and get in on all of the fun, email us at

dave_a_2005@hotmail.com or motorcitydeadman@gmail.com

Photos are below. Photos are courtesy of LVAC member Les.













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