Get to Rockford, IL on the 18th of November

Open house on Saturday, the 18th of November. House opens at 10am and I'll run it until no one is here anymore.

Upstairs - small speakers and headphones on tube amps. Bottlehead will lead the charge with a 2A3 integrated amp, the Crack, the BAC and Mainline headphone amps. Bring your own cans if you want to try one out. Sennheiser headphones will be in house. If you'd like to bring some small speaks to try on the 2A3's do so!

Downstairs- Odyssey Audio Tempest, Stratos and Lorelei speakers with Schitt and Oppo feeding them. 2nd system is a Candela, Stratos and Carver Silver Amazing speakers.

Bring your own media, SACD doesn't work well, the Oppo likes to send it to the home theater system but that's fixable also.

Let me know if you're coming so I can get enough food and drink.
Aaron
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,595
    Might have to mosey on over.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 7,806
    edited November 5
    Hmmmm. Just might have to road trip to kick Russ in the backside :p
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  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,563
    edited November 5
    My car knows the way there. I'm all in. Maybe I can kidnap Jay and bring him.

    I'll kick in with cash or bring some drinks. Need anything else?
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,165
    edited November 5
    @lightman1 don’t forget you have Thanksgiving dinner here on the 18th.
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,595
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    @lightman1 don’t forget you have Thanksgiving dinner here on the 18th.

    You suck
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,748
    I think I’m free
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  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 622
    SCompRacer wrote: »
    My car knows the way there. I'm all in. Maybe I can kidnap Jay and bring him.

    I'll kick in with cash or bring some drinks. Need anything else?

    If'n you've got a specific drink you like bring it on but other than that I should have it covered.

    If'n you've got a specific drink you like and I know about it before hand you might not need to bring it.
    Aaron
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 1,978
    Will talk to the boss. It's perilously close to her birthday so I'll have to see what night the celebration is to be.
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  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 4,419
    Gotta work but should be around by 5ish.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,058
    A little too far for a day trip - dang.
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  • halohalo Posts: 3,654
    I will have to ask my brother if he's up for a trip to Rockford!
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 7,806
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    A little too far for a day trip - dang.

    We have hotels this side of the Appalachian's, I know that's hard to fathom this far out in the wild west >:)
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,519
    Hrmmm.....
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  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 622
    edited November 7
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    A little too far for a day trip - dang.

    We have hotels this side of the Appalachian's, I know that's hard to fathom this far out in the wild west >:)
    I've got indoor toilets also!

    DSkip wrote: »
    Hrmmm.....
    Common man....DO IT!
    Aaron
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 7,806
    ALL212 wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    A little too far for a day trip - dang.

    We have hotels this side of the Appalachian's, I know that's hard to fathom this far out in the wild west >:)

    I've got indoor toilets also!

    I like trees, but I'm sure the good Dr. is far more sophisticated than myself :p
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,812
    DSkip wrote: »
    Hrmmm.....

    You already know the route to get there, and the time it will take.... just add about another hour from Plainfield IIRC....
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,701
    I was in Rockford a couple of weeks ago is anyone invited?
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  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 622
    Sure - sometime next week I'll start to whine about getting a head count. Probably will need to contact the local city administrators to see what my acceptable building capacity is...
    Aaron
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,563
    Assign shifts.
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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 23,459
    Since this is in my backyard, I should probably attend. Been awhile since I've seen all your ugly mugs in person.
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,812
    edited November 10
    Have fun fella's. Normally a run up to Chicago aint a biggie... but its my littlest ones 2nd bday, and well.... those two things dont mix.

    Just play some "gangsta rap", or Skrillex/Diplo/Chainsmokers for me, and it will be like I'm there. Especially if Dave is there to b|tch about it :smile:
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 7,806
    Just play some "gangsta rap", or Skrillex/Diplo/Chainsmokers for me, and it will be like I'm there. Especially if Dave is there to b|tch about it :smile:

    Trust me I'll take Daves place or help out in that factor ;) My head hurts just looking at what you just laid down.
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,563
    edited November 10
    pitdogg2 wrote: »

    Trust me I'll take Daves place or help out in that factor ;) My head hurts just looking at what you just laid down.

    Skrillex/Bangarang/ Breakin' a Sweat, one of my vinyl demo tracks. :) Your 'putie speakers won't do it justice. If you'd rather not, I have some great pipe organ on vinyl too.


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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,812
    or for some “audiophile” bass try London Grammar: Hey Now Or Non-Believer....
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 622
    I'm trying to get a headcount - do I have any definites? Do I have any maybe's?

    I think we'll open this up as a free trade center also. If you've got gear you want to give away or sell think about bringing it. Advantage - no shipping cost. Disadvantage - not sure if we'll be able to rig it up for listening. If you can't get rid of it you have to take it back with you!

    I'll have some stuff here if someone just wants to take it, some classical cd's, a Sansui tuner, maybe the shell of a Yamaha Ca1000 reciever.

    If you do bring stuff please no spikes or remove the spikes. Hardwood floors + spikes = pissed off wife.

    We do have a dog, he won't be milling with the group but if you have a dog alergy just be aware.
    Aaron
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,563
    edited November 11
    I'm still in but don't count me twice.... ;)

    If you're interested, I have a Denon DCM280 5 Disc CD Changer that I'd offer up for a door prize. I won it in a Karma and it just sits here. Be good for a garage or basement system.

    No remote included. Not the actual unit but its in nice shape.

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 7,806
    I'm pretty sure I'm coming.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,748
    So far it’s a go for me also. Just need to make sure one of my guys will cover the bar gig.
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  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 4,419
    Got in some gangsta rap last night. Still have a headache. ;(
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