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Old 09-06-2012, 08:21 AM
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Arrow New England OktoberFrankenFest October 20th in Clinton MA

Saturday October 20th, 2012

At Franks shop-
55 Sterling Street
Clinton Ma 01510

Just over the railroad tracks.

As usual we'll start around 11AM and we usually go until around 6-7PM.

These events are going quite well with people taking more responsibility for bringing food and cleaning up afterwards. Let's keep that up!

The swap / sell tables will be a given as usual and people can bring their favorite toys and systems to set up. Just take your unsold treasure home with you, don't load Frank's dumpster.

Please spread the word to anyone and everyone in the New England area to attend - AK involvement isn't a requirement, although typically a given.

All that is required is an obsessive interest in all things audio - that's our common bond.

For the Summer GTG we had some additional space available. We won't know if that will happen again for a few weeks.

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Old 09-06-2012, 08:28 AM
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I was thinking it would be good if we could have more participatory activity at this event.
In the past I've done done things like comparing a recapped to stock receiver (SX-850) and compare LPs to CDs.
The last event Audiodon did a preamp comparison and Al Wise usually brings his tube tester.

What kinds of comparisons or teaching sessions would you guys like to see or present?
I know Stephanie expressed interest in learning how to solder. Perhaps a cable building session?

I was thinking it would be interesting to have an outside speaker but then it occured to me that we have plenty of expertise in our own ranks.
Also, I think people like the loose structure so that they can come and go as they please.

What are your thoughts?

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Old 09-06-2012, 02:02 PM
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Thinking about it.
I've brought too much gear last couple of go-arounds.
Will be thinking about something different this time.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:08 PM
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Excited and really hope to be able to make it.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:42 AM
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I had a conversation with gigbyt about what would be useful.

How about a class on how to integrate a powered subwoofer or two into your system?

Please let me know if interested. If there's enough interest, I'll develop material you can take home also.
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:32 PM
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I'll be there. As for participatory ideas, I may be the only one, but if anyone's willing, I would REALLY like some hands-on insight into proper cartridge alignment. Despite my best efforts, Inner Groove Distortion continues to mock me...

I'll even volunteer a table for people to experiment on
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:01 PM
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I'm with Taylor. Somebody align a cartridge in front of me, damnit!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:27 PM
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I'd love to attend a turntable setup clinic also.
I can't tell my VTA from my rake angle.
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I had a conversation with gigbyt about what would be useful.

How about a class on how to integrate a powered subwoofer or two into your system?

Please let me know if interested. If there's enough interest, I'll develop material you can take home also.
I like this.
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:20 PM
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I would like to learn how to set up my turntable with a new needle / cartridge! I have several waiting to be done!
also..at the last get together someone had a box of cables available for a nominal donation..I suddenly find myself in need of 5 or 6 sets of good audio cables, any leads?
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:23 AM
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It's a hell of a drive but I'll get 'er done.

I have a complete set of early Rolling Stones records but they're stereo.
I'll bring them if someone else will bring their early mono originals for a sound quality shootout.
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I really would love to come, but sadly I'll be at college during that time .... have fun guys!
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:50 PM
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Add my name to the "Please show me how to set up a TT" list. I thought I did know how to do that but am not so sure any more.

Steph, Deli, and other TT wizards, can you hear us begging?

Another possible subject - A guided tour of a tube amp and how it works. Al or Don? Anyone else? There seems to be a lot of interest in tube amps.
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If everything works out, I'll be there as well. Haven't decided what I'll bring, but it should be interesting.
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Damn, looks like I'm going to miss this one. Don't feel too bad for me though, I'll be in Italy.
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