San Jose CA - GTG - 7/14/07

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  • McCelery
    McCelery Posts: 123
    edited July 2007
    I'll be camping that weekend. I only have a few free times to get out of the city and I'm going to take full advantage of them! Thanks, though.
  • fredv
    fredv Posts: 923
    edited July 2007
    Bump to wake everyone up, it is this Saturday :-)

    -fredv-
  • Ron Temple
    Ron Temple Posts: 3,212
    edited July 2007
    I've sent PMs to Danny and Bear with no reply...if they chime in they are welcome, but as far as food and drinks go, Fred has the right idea.

    It looks like there will be only 4 - 6 of us...a couple of non CPers are at least bringing some gear. So for an entre...chicken, sausage should be enough to feed us.

    Could use some;

    salad (green or potatoe)
    munchies (veggies or chips and dip)
    desert (cookies or brownies)

    Drinks;
    I'll have a 12 pack or beer and soda (ea) in coolers...you serious drinkers bring what you want.

    I'll be sending out PMs with my contact information...today.

    Ron

    If you have something special you want to bring let me know

    Combo rig:

    Onkyo NR1007 pre-pro, Carver TFM 45(fronts), Carver TFM 35 (surrounds)
    SDA 1C, CS400i, SDA 2B
    PB13Ultra RO
    BW Silvers
    Oppo BDP-83SE
  • fredv
    fredv Posts: 923
    edited July 2007
    I will stop by Costco and pick up a couple bags of green's then. So, salad is mine.

    -fredv-
  • Skynut
    Skynut Posts: 2,967
    edited July 2007
    I want to bring Pie.
    I am thinking about Apple and Lemon merangue, maybe ice cream for the apple.

    I plan to bring a pair of RT55's, RT35I's, an Onkyo M-282 amp, an Outlaw ICBM, a Belkin PureAV PF-60 power conditioner as well as a PSAudio UPC-200 P/C and my Onkyo TXDS-787 processor.

    I am looking foreward to meeting everyone who shows up and I hope to learn a thing or two while I am there.
    Skynut
    SOPA® Founder
    The system Almost there
    DVD Onkyo DV-SP802
    Sunfire Theater Grand II
    Sherbourn 7/2100
    Panamax 5510 power conditioner (for electronics)
    2 PSAudio UPC-200 power conditioners (for amps)
    Front L/R RT3000p (Bi-Wired)
    Center CS1000p (Bi-Wired) (under the television)
    Center RT2000p's (Bi-Wired) (on each side of the television)
    Sur FX1000
    SVS ultra plus 2

    www.ShadetreesMachineShop.com
    Thanks for looking
  • Ron Temple
    Ron Temple Posts: 3,212
    edited July 2007
    Here's a list of what Fred is bringing...
    fredv wrote:
    Cool, here are what I will bring the following for sure:
    1. Transcendent Sound Ground Grid tube preamp.
    2. TAD-60 tube power amp.
    3. Modified Radio Shack Accurian toy amp (this is for Steve to compare to the stock form).
    4. Entech DAC.
    5. DPA or Adcom DAC
    6. One or 2 players to use as transport for the DAC's.
    7. Cables to hook the above.

    Possible others:
    1. Adcom GFA-555 amp(s)
    2. Carver AL-III+ speakers
    3. Luxman C-05 pure class A pre
    4. My home brew ugly duck tube pre
    5. Active crossover for any biamp-able speakers such as the Carver.

    So with Sky's stuff...we have quite a bit of gear to try.

    Speakers are looking like this...
    1Cs
    CRS+
    600i
    55i
    35i
    Mordaunt-Short 902
    GR Research AV-2
    maybe the CAs...I might be able swing by on Friday to help you load them Fred.

    Skynut...I'll be interested to get your impressions between your Ultra/2 vs the 2 Plus subs I'm running.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone...

    RT

    Combo rig:

    Onkyo NR1007 pre-pro, Carver TFM 45(fronts), Carver TFM 35 (surrounds)
    SDA 1C, CS400i, SDA 2B
    PB13Ultra RO
    BW Silvers
    Oppo BDP-83SE
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,229
    edited July 2007
    Did someone say, Pie? :D

    I'm pretty sure Bear's computer is still out of action. He's remodeling his office.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • Skynut
    Skynut Posts: 2,967
    edited July 2007
    I will be glad to listen, maybe someone can show me how to set my sub up for my room, I have never calibrated my sub.
    Skynut
    SOPA® Founder
    The system Almost there
    DVD Onkyo DV-SP802
    Sunfire Theater Grand II
    Sherbourn 7/2100
    Panamax 5510 power conditioner (for electronics)
    2 PSAudio UPC-200 power conditioners (for amps)
    Front L/R RT3000p (Bi-Wired)
    Center CS1000p (Bi-Wired) (under the television)
    Center RT2000p's (Bi-Wired) (on each side of the television)
    Sur FX1000
    SVS ultra plus 2

    www.ShadetreesMachineShop.com
    Thanks for looking
  • Skynut
    Skynut Posts: 2,967
    edited July 2007
    I said pie. :D
    Skynut
    SOPA® Founder
    The system Almost there
    DVD Onkyo DV-SP802
    Sunfire Theater Grand II
    Sherbourn 7/2100
    Panamax 5510 power conditioner (for electronics)
    2 PSAudio UPC-200 power conditioners (for amps)
    Front L/R RT3000p (Bi-Wired)
    Center CS1000p (Bi-Wired) (under the television)
    Center RT2000p's (Bi-Wired) (on each side of the television)
    Sur FX1000
    SVS ultra plus 2

    www.ShadetreesMachineShop.com
    Thanks for looking
  • Ron Temple
    Ron Temple Posts: 3,212
    edited July 2007
    Skynut wrote: »
    I will be glad to listen, maybe someone can show me how to set my sub up for my room, I have never calibrated my sub.
    It's no trick to do a rough cut calibration on a sub with an SPL meter. The tricky part comes with flattening out your FR due to room cancellation/placement issues. Those big suckers kind of limit you on placement options. I had mine pretty flat before I put the HK back in the system, but I can tell I need to work on it again...sounds great, but my ears tell me I'm hot, the meter says I'm not.

    Anyway, I'll be glad to help sort it out.

    Combo rig:

    Onkyo NR1007 pre-pro, Carver TFM 45(fronts), Carver TFM 35 (surrounds)
    SDA 1C, CS400i, SDA 2B
    PB13Ultra RO
    BW Silvers
    Oppo BDP-83SE
  • Skynut
    Skynut Posts: 2,967
    edited July 2007
    Sweet, I think it needs help.
    Sounds real good but it could sound better, i think.
    Skynut
    SOPA® Founder
    The system Almost there
    DVD Onkyo DV-SP802
    Sunfire Theater Grand II
    Sherbourn 7/2100
    Panamax 5510 power conditioner (for electronics)
    2 PSAudio UPC-200 power conditioners (for amps)
    Front L/R RT3000p (Bi-Wired)
    Center CS1000p (Bi-Wired) (under the television)
    Center RT2000p's (Bi-Wired) (on each side of the television)
    Sur FX1000
    SVS ultra plus 2

    www.ShadetreesMachineShop.com
    Thanks for looking
  • fredv
    fredv Posts: 923
    edited July 2007
    Let see whether my brother will be free to help me to load the Carver in the next couple evening. I will report later.

    -fredv-
  • Skynut
    Skynut Posts: 2,967
    edited July 2007
    I could possibly swing by and help if need be.
    Skynut
    SOPA® Founder
    The system Almost there
    DVD Onkyo DV-SP802
    Sunfire Theater Grand II
    Sherbourn 7/2100
    Panamax 5510 power conditioner (for electronics)
    2 PSAudio UPC-200 power conditioners (for amps)
    Front L/R RT3000p (Bi-Wired)
    Center CS1000p (Bi-Wired) (under the television)
    Center RT2000p's (Bi-Wired) (on each side of the television)
    Sur FX1000
    SVS ultra plus 2

    www.ShadetreesMachineShop.com
    Thanks for looking
  • fredv
    fredv Posts: 923
    edited July 2007
    Skynut wrote: »
    I could possibly swing by and help if need be.
    Great, that will work, too. I will PM you my addy if I need help to load the Carver.

    -fredv-
  • Skynut
    Skynut Posts: 2,967
    edited July 2007
    Fine with me, I will be in my truck so I can haul it also if you want.

    In fact we could probably ride together but I don't know how late I am staying.

    How close to 680 are you?

    Shoot me the addy so I can map quest it.
    Skynut
    SOPA® Founder
    The system Almost there
    DVD Onkyo DV-SP802
    Sunfire Theater Grand II
    Sherbourn 7/2100
    Panamax 5510 power conditioner (for electronics)
    2 PSAudio UPC-200 power conditioners (for amps)
    Front L/R RT3000p (Bi-Wired)
    Center CS1000p (Bi-Wired) (under the television)
    Center RT2000p's (Bi-Wired) (on each side of the television)
    Sur FX1000
    SVS ultra plus 2

    www.ShadetreesMachineShop.com
    Thanks for looking
  • fredv
    fredv Posts: 923
    edited July 2007
    I am on the 880 side, so it will be a good 10-15 miles west of 680. My brother confirmed to me that he would come over on Friday night. So, the Carver will show.

    -fredv-
  • Skynut
    Skynut Posts: 2,967
    edited July 2007
    Sweet.
    Skynut
    SOPA® Founder
    The system Almost there
    DVD Onkyo DV-SP802
    Sunfire Theater Grand II
    Sherbourn 7/2100
    Panamax 5510 power conditioner (for electronics)
    2 PSAudio UPC-200 power conditioners (for amps)
    Front L/R RT3000p (Bi-Wired)
    Center CS1000p (Bi-Wired) (under the television)
    Center RT2000p's (Bi-Wired) (on each side of the television)
    Sur FX1000
    SVS ultra plus 2

    www.ShadetreesMachineShop.com
    Thanks for looking
  • Polk65
    Polk65 Posts: 1,405
    edited July 2007
    McCelery's RT600i's are in very good condition. If anyone is interested speak up before Friday night so I can pick them up.

    I'll bring a soundcraftsmen pre, rotel amp, a funky DVD/CD, two pairs of 12' speaker cables, and 'interesting' speakers for the pool rig. Fred, kidnap your brother and bring the spare GFA-555's.

    Eats: local hand made prosciutto tortellini, sourdough bread, salami, salmon and red wine. Skynut, bring your extra Weber and I'll pack a 20lb bag of lazzari mesquite.

    Anyone 60 miles north or south need a ride?
  • Skynut
    Skynut Posts: 2,967
    edited July 2007
    I can bring a webber, anything else?

    edit for disclaimer: if I don't forget.
    Skynut
    SOPA® Founder
    The system Almost there
    DVD Onkyo DV-SP802
    Sunfire Theater Grand II
    Sherbourn 7/2100
    Panamax 5510 power conditioner (for electronics)
    2 PSAudio UPC-200 power conditioners (for amps)
    Front L/R RT3000p (Bi-Wired)
    Center CS1000p (Bi-Wired) (under the television)
    Center RT2000p's (Bi-Wired) (on each side of the television)
    Sur FX1000
    SVS ultra plus 2

    www.ShadetreesMachineShop.com
    Thanks for looking
  • Polk65
    Polk65 Posts: 1,405
    edited July 2007
    Bring whatever you said on page 1 + some PIE. :)
  • Skynut
    Skynut Posts: 2,967
    edited July 2007
    McCelery wrote: »
    I'll be camping that weekend. I only have a few free times to get out of the city and I'm going to take full advantage of them! Thanks, though.


    Where are you going camping?
    Skynut
    SOPA® Founder
    The system Almost there
    DVD Onkyo DV-SP802
    Sunfire Theater Grand II
    Sherbourn 7/2100
    Panamax 5510 power conditioner (for electronics)
    2 PSAudio UPC-200 power conditioners (for amps)
    Front L/R RT3000p (Bi-Wired)
    Center CS1000p (Bi-Wired) (under the television)
    Center RT2000p's (Bi-Wired) (on each side of the television)
    Sur FX1000
    SVS ultra plus 2

    www.ShadetreesMachineShop.com
    Thanks for looking
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,229
    edited July 2007
    Yummmmmmy......PIE
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • fredv
    fredv Posts: 923
    edited July 2007
    F1nut wrote: »
    Yummmmmmy......PIE
    :confused: This is principal polky is more interested in the Pie than the Polk :rolleyes:

    -fredv-
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,229
    edited July 2007
    You're damn right I'm interested in the pie. In fact, I'll be in your neighborhood soon, so who has the best pie?
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • Ron Temple
    Ron Temple Posts: 3,212
    edited July 2007
    Steve,

    If you have some Monitors laying around you're looking to sell bring them down. I'm not going to be able to live with the Mordaunts as surrounds anymore after using the CRS+s. I'm totally spoiled...

    As far as the 600is...I have no space for more floorstanders...like to hear them though...just don't make a special trip unless someone can take them.

    Combo rig:

    Onkyo NR1007 pre-pro, Carver TFM 45(fronts), Carver TFM 35 (surrounds)
    SDA 1C, CS400i, SDA 2B
    PB13Ultra RO
    BW Silvers
    Oppo BDP-83SE
  • Skynut
    Skynut Posts: 2,967
    edited July 2007
    F1nut wrote: »
    You're damn right I'm interested in the pie. In fact, I'll be in your neighborhood at the end of the month, so who has the best pie?

    Nations or Marie Callendars
    Skynut
    SOPA® Founder
    The system Almost there
    DVD Onkyo DV-SP802
    Sunfire Theater Grand II
    Sherbourn 7/2100
    Panamax 5510 power conditioner (for electronics)
    2 PSAudio UPC-200 power conditioners (for amps)
    Front L/R RT3000p (Bi-Wired)
    Center CS1000p (Bi-Wired) (under the television)
    Center RT2000p's (Bi-Wired) (on each side of the television)
    Sur FX1000
    SVS ultra plus 2

    www.ShadetreesMachineShop.com
    Thanks for looking
  • fredv
    fredv Posts: 923
    edited July 2007
    Polk65 wrote: »
    Fred, kidnap your brother and bring the spare GFA-555's.
    I just pulled the pair out for action :-)

    -fredv-
  • Polk65
    Polk65 Posts: 1,405
    edited July 2007
    F1 prefers to bypass the Polk and jump to the PIE. Ron, I have something up my sleeve and sorry to hear your Mordaunt's are coming up short.
  • Ron Temple
    Ron Temple Posts: 3,212
    edited July 2007
    Polk65 wrote: »
    sorry to hear your Mordaunt's are coming up short.
    :D...you mean coming up -Short.

    They are fine for a bedroom or office system and are better than what I had before...just don't have the dreamy midrange of a timbre matched MCH setup...quite a difference in presentation...you'll see.

    Combo rig:

    Onkyo NR1007 pre-pro, Carver TFM 45(fronts), Carver TFM 35 (surrounds)
    SDA 1C, CS400i, SDA 2B
    PB13Ultra RO
    BW Silvers
    Oppo BDP-83SE
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,229
    edited July 2007
    Skynut wrote: »
    Nations or Marie Callendars

    Thanks, I'll check'em out.

    Too bad you guys aren't having this GTG a little later, I'd have liked to join in the fun.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk