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Central Ohio Audio Enthusiasts

Discussion in 'Regional Clubs' started by buckeye1160, May 21, 2017.

  1. buckeye1160

    buckeye1160 New Member

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    See my facebook page. Just started yesterday. Would like to get a group started in the Columbus and surrounding area started. This is open to all targeting "mid-fi" equipment, all media and genres, mostly centered on vintage equipment from late 50's to early 80's (the good stuff). Hope to see people in the area join.
    Enjoy!

    https://www.facebook.com/Central-Ohio-Hi-Fi-Enthusiasts-435081616853205/
     
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  2. John401

    John401 Member

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    Hope to see this grow.
     
  3. M0therG00se

    M0therG00se Active Member

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    I'm in Akron Ohio and wished I had a group of audio buddies that would roll to estate sales or just get together to talk shop. I'm 27 and no one my age cares like I do. I'm always trying to inspire those ones who don't know though.
     
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  4. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    When I lived in Cleveland, OH we tried to to start up a group (Cleveland Regional Audio Club - CRAC) and it was really hard to get anyone out for it. When Big Steve left, it kind of really gutted what was left of the group. There were some great people around the area also.

    I also tried to start one in mid Michigan 14-15 yrs ago and it sputtered. The remnants started SMAC.

    People can keep trying, but you have to have willing souls.
     
  5. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    God we used to post all the time in AK to actually get people to come. Most of our meets around Cleveland had between 5 -10 people max, even though 27 people said they would come.

    I am not trying to throw water on y'all at all, just be realistic and don't get discouraged at all.
     
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  6. smccrary

    smccrary Low-Budget Collector

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    Hilliard here. Been hoping something like this would start local.

    I am ALL IN!
     

     

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  7. M0therG00se

    M0therG00se Active Member

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  8. golana

    golana analog Subscriber

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    So true. I wish we had had more. Tho, the few I was able to make were awesome. And the people I met, honorable and enthusiastic. The barn meet in Kent, was fantastic.

    I f someone was to host I would definitely...try to make it. :)
     
  9. megrout

    megrout New Member

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    Is this idea rolling yet? How do we get it going?
     
  10. MATT0404

    MATT0404 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I'm in PA, but I'd be interested in a meet up.
     
  11. DolphnSmooth

    DolphnSmooth Active Member

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    I am also in PA and would be interested in a meet up.
     

     

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  12. bravo30

    bravo30 Bravo30 Subscriber

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    Dublin here...willing to join in when up and running!
     
  13. smccrary

    smccrary Low-Budget Collector

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    It's up and running..see the Facebook link in post #1
     
  14. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I wouldn't limit it to 'mid-fi.' Invite anyone and everyone interested in audio.

    Food.

    Swap tables.

    Relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

    If you have all that, it should work! :thumbsup:
     
  15. DolphnSmooth

    DolphnSmooth Active Member

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    I'd personally love to help get the ball rolling for a way to get everyone willing to meet together. Find a place mutually agreed upon as most convenient location and get everyone together.

    Hardly anybody, let alone my age, are interested in this hobby, so getting together with other like minded individuals would be really great.
     
  16. kitt1987

    kitt1987 Member

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    Columbus here, this sounds great am eager to check the group out on FB later this evening!
     

     

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  17. 6L6PPP

    6L6PPP New Member

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    I would really like to get together and talk vintage audio and music.

    I am in Central Ohio 50 miles northeast of Columbus. Modified CD players, tube preamps and push pull 6BQ5, 6L6, 10GK6, 12AV5, 12V6, 14C5 amps, a few DIY speakers but mostly refurbished speakers from 1950 through the early 1980's. My keepers are Bozak B-302/ B-313/ B-401/ B-201, ADS L810, Frazier Mk 4, Speakerlab model 4 and 6, DLK 1 1/2, EV Sentry 2 and 2A and some above mentioned DIY builds. A couple tube headphone amps and modded grado headphones completes my stash.

    In addition, I have refurbished Advent 2002 and 4002, Avid 103, RTR series 3 A,B and E, Rectilinear 3 highboys/ 2 different vintages, Fisher 11C, Bozak B-301, Synergistics S-51, Heathkits, Olson's, Klipsch KG 4.2, Nova 7's and Boston Acoustics A-150 ..... all of which are sold or traded except the last two listed.

    Bozak's are my passion and I can tell you just about anything about them .... model B-302 or below. I do not have room for the big 8 tweeter type Bozak's or I would have some.

    Interestingly, I do not like the internet rage/ Tobin mod to the crossover. The mod may work fine on SS amps but the mod sounds all wrong with my tube amps.

    I have a hit list of great speakers I want to redo and I have done most of them. The only thing I like better than audio is my dogs.
     

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