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Southern California Registry

Discussion in 'Regional Clubs' started by johnblue, May 26, 2017.

  1. johnblue

    johnblue Active Member

    There doesn't seem to be a large West Coast presence here on Audiokarma, so maybe we can start to get to know each other. It seems to help others trade and collect.

    I am available In Los Angeles to help you out if you need some love over here...:)

    Please just put tour name, city and general audio interests... Like this...
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  2. johnblue

    johnblue Active Member

    John Blue
    Los Angeles (SFV)
    Vintage Pro-Audio, All Tube stuff.
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  3. r_deming

    r_deming Active Member

    Twin Peaks, CA
    Richard_ deming
    Lake step ahead
    Turntables, and anything interesting I might be able to ads to the system be out tubes or solid state.
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  4. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

    With my screen name, SFV, South of the Blvd. Tubes, modern and vintage SS, and more.

    There is an AK member I have been trading messages who resides in the Inland Empire. From what he is telling me, he has one of the best monster receiver collections. I'll let him answer the roll call.
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  5. bobabode

    bobabode AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Behind the Orange Curtain aka Costa Mesa, Orange county
    Lil' Feat and tubes, 'nuff said.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2017
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  6. tubed

    tubed Lunatic Member

    North of the Blvd(The Third World USA)
    The neighborhood has "gone to the dogs", literally and figuratively.
    Stranger in A Strange Land
    No tubes, too many speakers.


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  7. manu et deo

    manu et deo I'm loving it! Subscriber

    SW Riverside County, CA
    I love all things audio but am deftly afraid to mess with my electronic circuits for fear of killing some unobtainable part.
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  8. toddalin

    toddalin Super Member


    North Tustin area. I have been looking for a local group and the Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society (largest audio club in world with >2,100 members) events are usually further into LA than I want to travel and always at some dealer.

    My living room is set up as a home entertainment room with modified JBL L200/300s as L,C,R and JBL 10" with 2425 compression drivers on butt cheeks for rear and front presence. To add bottom, a JBL W15GTi/Crown PSA-2XH and a Sunfire Signiture sub fill in the gap and can shake the house. Yamaha RX-Z9 receiver (170 WPC) and SACD/DVD-Audio provide sounds.

    Just finished wiring the room (16' x 26' x 7.5'-15' sloped ceiling) up to demo three pair of speakers with level matching and A/B/X comparison.
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  9. Davron94

    Davron94 Active Member

    Sunny SoCal
    Camarillo, Ventura Co.
    Vintage Turntables and Receivers
    Tube Audio
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  10. Darby Crash

    Darby Crash Active Member

    Long Beach
    Long Beach

    Just getting started and going vintage (80's ish)
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2017
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  11. awdiofile

    awdiofile New Member

    Pasadena, California USA

    Love all types of gear related to accurate audio reproduction...

    Marantz Model 1 copy (stereo config) by John Miller, McIntosh MC30's, McIntosh MC225, Dennis Had 2A3 SET, Dennis Had EL84 SET, SAE Mark XXVII, Scott Nixon 40w mono blocks, Altec 414A/EVT35 speakers, Wavetouch Audio Grand Tetons, Shure SE-1 phono preamp, Russco Studio Pro-B, Thorens TD 320 MKI, Auralic Aries Mini, Squeezebox Touch
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  12. r_deming

    r_deming Active Member

    Twin Peaks, CA
    I must have been drunk and posing from my phone on this one!!!
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  13. ColonelKurtz

    ColonelKurtz Are my methods unsound?

    Los Angeles California
    Los Angeles CA - Macintosh 4300V receiver, KEF 105.1 speakers, and currently looking for a CD player for this setup. Open to suggestions... Thanks
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  14. caltechi

    caltechi New Member

    Wildomar, CA
    Wildomar, CA (Temecula Valley)
    My main system in the media room is fairly modern but love vintage HiFi restoration projects.
    I aquired some vintage pieces for restoration and would like to start building a 2 channel system:
    Speakers: EV Sentry V - Acoustic Research AR-4x
    Pre amp: HK Citation 11
    TTs: Yamaha YP-D4 and YP-B2 - Philips GA 212 and 312
    The plan is to restore them, try them out, and sell them on if I don't like them. That's how it's done right?
    Just fished a complete resto on a Kenwood KR-9600 for a friend of mine.

    I also work on guitar and bass amps and pro audio gear, both tube and SS.
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  15. Jeff Brooke

    Jeff Brooke New Member

    I'm not from southern California but you guys appear to be the closest thing to Sacramento. I'm currently trying to get a Fisher 800B receiver and a Futura Modern IV console up and running and would like to know who out here would be good for doing the work. I've had years of Dynaco collecting but I'm seriously thinking of divesting myself of my gear as I'm feeling a need to downsize. Many thanks for any help I can get.
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  16. Moman5150

    Moman5150 Member

    San Diego,CA
    Marty Erickson San Diego,CA.
    Sansui gear and Cerwin Vega too.
    enjoy the hunt for vinyl
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  17. billpeloquin

    billpeloquin New Member

    Bill Peloquin Central Valley
    I have been spending money on HiFi since 1974.
    First system was:
    JBL L100
    Crown PreAmp
    SAE Power Amp
    Shure V-15 Type 3
    DBX noise reduction
    TEAC Open Reel

    Today I have:
    B&W 804 matrix
    Classe CP-60
    Wyred4sound ST500 mark II
    VPI Classic 1
    Dynavector 20x2
    Ortofon 2M black
    Musical Surroundings Phono Preamp
    Cambridge Audio Azure 840C

    Tons of albums and CDs
    not into streaming yet.

    Looking to sell a Proceed HPA-2 monster amp.
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  18. jberger

    jberger AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Long Beach, CA
    John Berger
    Near the Long Beach airport

    Keeping good stuff alive, or bringing it back to life.

    My first full-time jobs were selling increasingly higher-end equipment. I'm a long-time fan of surround media, going back to quadraphonic days and gear, and now with SACD, DVD-Audio, and dabbling in Blu-Ray surround formats. Fix and flip for fun.
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  19. Mr Creosote

    Mr Creosote Active Member

    Visalia, Calif
    Not sure if I qualify for So Cal.. Visalia here.
    I love my vinyl. My 2245 is retired for now. Went with a new Yamaha A-S501. Really dig my Polk monitor 10s.
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  20. Mike Sweeney

    Mike Sweeney AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Orange CA
    Definitely SoCal here.. 15 mins away from Disneyland :D I started restoring cars years ago.. then I started restoring pre-50s radios.. I could have a lot more of those in the garage than cars.. went away from it when the kids were born and now they are teens, I'm back.. but digging into vintage audio. Current favs are Marantz and Kewood. I've my loft set up with Marantz 2226B fully restored, a Fisher DD-300 cassette deck restored and a Technics SL-D2 which plays but is scheduled for a makeover :D The bench has a Marantz 2285B on it right now, just finished a Marantz 1030 and I have a Kenwood KA-5700 lined up after the 2285B. I've got some Sony speakers which work OK but I have not decided which way to go for some good speakers. I just picked up and restored some AKG K-240 Sextett headphones for the Marantz.
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