LSAF 2023 On like Donkey Kong

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  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,870
    treitz3 wrote: »
    I was (honestly) NOT expecting the rate increase as well as it being booked so soon...

    Tom

    Would have been nice to announce limited number of rooms or have a running countdown of rooms remaining before the price increase. Wayne is going to talk to the manager Monday. I even tried booking as an exhibitor and rates have gone up there too.
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,305
    edited April 2023
    WTH? The cutoff date for even rates is May 2nd, according to the official FB page.

    The double bed situation, I understand. They only have 30 rooms in the entire hotel with a double bed. They wanted to charge me an "owner's rate", which didn't amount to jack for the second night because they were all taken.

    It took me 4 hours of speaking with lawd knows how many people but I no longer have to move rooms from night one to night two and have a double bed room for the event.....at the event prices (which were CONSIDERABLY lower than owner's rates or regular rates).

    If all else fails, I'm sure we can make accommodations in our room for you. This is unwarranted BS, TBT. Just keep me posted.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,870
    edited April 2023
    I went ahead and booked using AARP discount, I can cancel if the lower rate comes back or there is a Hilton Doubletree about a mile away with a lower rate and a couple more close with lower rates just can't get as drunk as I would like. :'(
    The room I have on hold now is $362.01 with discount. Hilton Doubletree with breakfest and discount would be under $300.
    Post edited by marvda1 on
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  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,870
    Anyone wanting to save shipping and damage worries can carry the mastersound compact 845 integrated I have for sale here back with them :D
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,131
    edited April 2023
    If it's going to be that crowded then bring Skip with you, he can clear a room...or just grab this off Amazon

    Might be fun to visit rooms. slide in their restroom and give it a few pumps then walk out

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  • Wardsweb
    Wardsweb Posts: 903
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    @Wardsweb
    Luther, will you and John be attending??

    That is a good question. I need to talk with John and others in the group down here.
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,515
    Wow
    I’m actually not working june 3 and 4 for once
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  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,870
    Wayne is trying to get them to open up some more rooms.
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  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,870
    if you are still trying to get rooms at the show rate, contact Wayne at http://lonestaraudiofest.com/contact-lsaf/
    the cutoff day is 5/2
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  • PSOVLSK
    PSOVLSK Posts: 5,043
    I hope to be there. Not sure if it will be Friday or Saturday, but most likely will no spend the night.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,870
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    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
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  • displayname
    displayname Posts: 1,129
    Bummed to miss it this year! I was fully planning to join but I had some family obligations come up that take priority.
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,305
    12 days away.....I'm PUMPED, I tell ya'.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,653
    edited May 2023
    Yup. Im ready. I should also be receiving my speakers about then.
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  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,870
    edited May 2023
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    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,305
    edited May 2023
    Awesome! Anyone know if Josh (JWM Acoustics) will be there this year?

    Also, has anyone heard or have an update on Doug? (Douglas Connection) *fingers crossed all is still well with him*

    I tried looking up the exhibitor list but the list appears to be severely outdated. They have Jolida, Dodd Audio and a couple of others that are no longer around being listed as an exhibitor. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place. Anyone know where I can find this year's list?

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,305
    I believe I have finally found the updated list for this year. http://lonestaraudiofest.com/ You have to scroll down and read the banner flowing across the bottom of this link's page.

    Odd Watt
    The Gryphon
    Lone Star Audio
    Vanzl Audio
    YG Acoustics
    Selah Audio
    Austin AudioWorks
    Hollis Audio Labs
    Miller Audio
    Raven Audio
    GR Research
    Nordost
    Blowtorch Audio
    Austin Acoustic
    Usher
    Essence
    AK
    Apex
    Arcturus
    Landfall
    Legacy
    Pie Speakers
    JWM Acoustics
    Stereo Clarity
    BAT
    YG Acoustics
    Austin Acoustics
    Pureadx
    Ni ????

    The Ni I have question marks about is a company whose logo I do not recognize. Here is the logo..

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    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,870
    @treitz3 That's also an old list. I will try to get an updated list.
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,305
    UGH. Thanks, Marvin.

    I was looking forward to hearing The Gryphon. I have read so much about it (along with fanfare)...

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,018
    I think you guys should have shirts made that say "I am ready" 😅
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,131
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  • smartie_panta
    smartie_panta Posts: 181
    I have booked for 2 nights but may only be able to come for 1. If I am able to "choose" Friday-to-Saturday or Saturday-to-Sunday, does anyone have a recommendation? (Hopefully the hotel will able be to change my reservation and keep the conference rate, but I'll deal with it.)
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,870
    I'm checking in Friday and checking out Sunday morning, you might be able to get a late check out on Sunday.
    If only staying one night, check in Saturday morning and out Sunday.
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  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,909
    I'll be there Saturday.
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  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,870
    edited May 2023
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: Sonnet Morpheus 2, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables: Argento Organic Reference, Synergistic Research Foundation 10 and 12 ga.
    Puritan PSM156
  • PSOVLSK
    PSOVLSK Posts: 5,043
    edited May 2023
    It’s looking more and more like I’m going to be there either Friday or Saturday instead of both. That being the case, should I come Friday or Saturday? Probably looking at getting there around 2:00 either day.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,870
    edited May 2023
    PSOVLSK wrote: »
    It’s looking more and more like I’m going to be there either Friday or Saturday instead of both. That being the case, should I come Friday or Saturday? Probably looking at getting there around 2:00 either day.

    How long are you staying?
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    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
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    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables: Argento Organic Reference, Synergistic Research Foundation 10 and 12 ga.
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  • PSOVLSK
    PSOVLSK Posts: 5,043
    9 or 10 maybe.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,305
    edited May 2023
    Only 8 hours to get you drunk enough to stay?.....

    Who's bringing the moonshine?

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,305
    edited May 2023
    About this time next week, many people will be having a blast at this event.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~