I was priveliged to view the new shop and listening room. The display shelves look really gpod but importamtly the treatment in the listenong room allows the equipment to perform properly. You must hear the dofference compared to the old listening room; better tighter bass, extended frequency range and no overhang on transiwnts. A new coffee machine for super coffee and a nice kitchen with a small table and seats to enjoy a cup and chat.
The Grand Opening and barbeque at the new premises MAY BE DELAYED ! Ray is almost ready but eants everything to be just right.
Ray and John are moving the stock this week. The Hifi part of the shop on Box Hill has moved, camera exchange open for business as usual.
The Hifi exchange will open at 152 Rooks Road Nunawading as soon as Ray is ready, probably on 22 August. Watch this space.
A reminder, the next Melbourne Aeudio Club is on Wednesday 19 August.
Latest dates for the mpve are the last Saturday pf July (tentatove at the moment). The plan is that Ray, John and I will be at the Rooks Road premises for the first three weeks. After that Ray will decide what to do. The Saturday opening times are expected to be 10am to 3pm.
Stock is already being allocated for the new listening room. The display also sounds interesting: industrial chic!
Wednesday 15th July, Mark is providing what he describes as a “High Effociency Single Driver” system which actually uses a 12 inch 2-way Beyma concentric driver and the third component a “stereo bass box” to provide bottpm end.. The amp is Mark’s 300B SET.
music selectopn by the new committee.
8pm in the Willis room.
Bye the way, compliments to Peter the MAN editor for an excellent issue.
Dwell magazine (online) has just put out an article with their selelctio0n of top audio products,
Avantgarde Acoustic Zero 1 http://www.avantgarde-acoustic.de/zero1/_en/zero-einfach.html
Magico Q7 Mk II http://magico.net/product/q7mkii.php
Don’t laugh, the next one is the $25 Lepai 2020 class D amplifier! http://www.amazon.com/Lepai-LP-2020A-Tripath-Class-T-Amplifier/dp/B0049P6OTI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1435764800&sr=1-1&keywords=Lepai+LP-2020A%2B+amplifier
Number 4 is the VPI Scout turntable http://www.musicdirect.com/p-254907-vpi-scout-jr-turntable.aspx
Peachtree Audio Deepblue 2 brings up number 5.
I’m sure I could have come up with a better list.