Sonus Faber, Audio Research, Cambridge and Rega

The August Melbourne Audio Club meeting had all the above
Wednesday August20. Audio Research VSi 75 integrated amp with AR CD6 source, and Sonus Faber Olympics II speakers. Can!bridge Audio speakers will be most interesting, the upper bass, mid and tweeter (they call it a BMR, crossover point 250Hz) is a new design. So ctronics from Rega.
Nick is still the acting programme convenor.
Update: the Cambridge bookshelf speakers were the star of the show, retail price $699 for z clean uncoloured sound with reasonable bass for a small box, and they could play loud enough in the Willis room with the Rega 90 Watt amplifier from CD. Synergy snowed a good range of products and have offered to give club members good pricing, contact them through Nick or the committee.

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RIP WALLY ROCHE

Sad news this week that Wally Roche passed away.
Many meetings at the Melbourne Audio Club were made memorable by the humourous comments emanating from the rear of the Willis room. Wally many times presented his own speakers, and when asked technical details about the designs he would answer that he had no idea, that he was just a lucky guesser. Having seen the effort he put into testing and listening while adjusting crossovers I can confirm that his “lucky guesses” were based on years of experience and critical listening. His builds were notable for their impeccable finish.
Wally was great company at the HiFi Exchange on Saturdays, we all expected a joke as we stood around the coffee machine, his delivery was unique!
How many times did Wally announce that he had now built the best speaker you had ever heard? I remember him after he acquired his Whyse/Nakamichi speakers. He then said that he now had found his ultimate speakers.
My condolences to Molly, Wally was an unforgettable friend.

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