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  • codyc1arkcodyc1ark Posts: 2,539
    Can we get some names with faces por favor...

    I'm NOT the guy in the Iowa shirt....
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,479
    Hey ya been in So Cal a couple of days and already speak some Spanish. I bet your having second thoughts about returning to the homeland for a couple of weeks. Yeah names with faces would be cool.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 15,908
    I was impressed by the Musical Fidelity integrated. I have not heard their stuff before, but have heard good things about it. Thanks Doug, and to your wonderful family for hosting us. It was a pleasure to meet all of you.

    I had a great time today, and hope to see everyone again soon.

    John
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 15,908
    codyc1ark wrote: »
    I'll add this, pictures cannot do those amps justice. It was an honor to me to see them in person. They sound much better than they look, if you would believe that. I'm surprised that they aren't doing an extended stay. ;) >:) ;)


    Thank you sir for the kind words. I am happy you got your ears on them after all that Dan has put you through. :D
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 37,345
    Looks like everyone had a good time spending time with some nice gear.

    Oh yeah.......I know who is who and I'm taking bribes to keep my mouth shut.
  • aboroth00aboroth00 Posts: 985
    I'd like to echo the sentiments posted already and thank Doug for providing the venue and Erik and John for providing some great gear and Cody for blessing us with his presence :P. All in all a great time with a bunch of great guys.

    By the looks of it you could not tell whatsoever that John's amps were DIY. In Doug's room and with John's gear, it definitely made me second guess my current setup once I got the Revel's back into my system. And I keep saying i'm done...

  • Erik TracyErik Tracy Posts: 4,691
    What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

    My thanks to Doug and his family for playing host again - fantastic family.

    And thank you to John for hauling down his Carver monoblocks and Pass preamp. With those set up - any speaker we hooked up went to a whole different level of sonic performance.

    I couldn't stop saying 'wow' at the detail, depth, and texture I was hearing. And power....ppffft - those mono blocks were shaking the house!

    We tried all sorts of combos with the gear there and it all sounded good, but everyone was in agreement 'best' was the Carvers with the Pass.

    Very impressed with Will's Revel Gems - amazing soundstage width and balanced sound. Definitely sounded better to me with the rear firing tweeters engaged.

    I think Doug has some thinking to do with the next steps on his path....me too!

    Best part - meeting up with new folks into this hobby and sharing good music.

    Thanks to all!
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,676
    dpowell wrote: »
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    Left to right

    Cody, John, Erik, Will, Doug
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 15,908
    edited March 2015
    "Erik wrote:
    And thank you to John for hauling down his Carver monoblocks and Pass preamp. With those set up - any speaker we hooked up went to a whole different level of sonic performance.

    I couldn't stop saying 'wow' at the detail, depth, and texture I was hearing. And power....ppffft - those mono blocks were shaking the house!

    We tried all sorts of combos with the gear there and it all sounded good, but everyone was in agreement 'best' was the Carvers with the Pass.

    Thank you Eric for the kind words... I learned quite a bit too from your MF and the B&W's. That is some seriously fine gear as well. I have never really considered "bookies" to be as good as their floor standing counterparts, but my eyes were opened to that possibility in a very big way.

    I was also impressed by Doug's Sunfire paired up with the Pass. I don't see ever going back to SS power, but that Sunfire is a beast, and really came alive once the Pioneer was taken out of the loop. If my wife were not wanting to get on the road for the long drive home, I could have listened to that combo for a long time.

  • schwarcwschwarcw Posts: 7,059
    Very nice guys! John has some great equipment. I've heard the Revel Gems and they are very impressive! Glad to see Polkies getting together and having a great time. Thanks for sharing!
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,389
    WTG Doug!! Thanks for sharing and glad you all had a great time!
  • Erik TracyErik Tracy Posts: 4,691
    I uploaded some pictures I took of the event - just gear.

    We had the bookies on some very nice stands that Will brought down - I couldn't believe how good my B&Ws sounded out in the room. And the way John's Carver's gripped and controlled the bass - they were digging low!

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  • civiliancivilian Posts: 277
    Looks all to familiar. Isn't it about time to do something again?
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