I grew up in North olmsted
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- 227 posts total
I would like to gather some information to help us get to know each other. Some basic information like name, age, occupation, and years interested in high end audio.
Next planned purchase/audition?
Next part of your rig that you want to drop soonest?
Where do you shop for equipment?
How often do you check Agon?
How often would you like our club to meet?
What types of activities would you like to see become part of this club.
Would you be willing to host a gathering?
How far are you willing to travel, what is the best day of the week for you to meet?
Are you still interested in an Ohio audio club?
Anything else please add, just hoping to get this moving forward.
When 2-channel was king in the 70s and 80s, we had a group in the greater Sandusky area that met between 2-3 times a month to listen. The group consisted of 8-10 people and we never had a problem finding a willing host. Things have changed dramatically since then due to the advent of home theatre; however, 4 of these guys still live in the general area and would probably like to participate. I know of another 3 that live in Toledo that would drive periodically to Cleveland or closer.
The bottom line is that the Ann Arbor / Detroit group meets one a month on Sundays and they have anywhere from 5-15 people at those meetings. Pretty informal listening eats talk. They usually dont have any problem getting host homes. This is an easy format to initiate. Im all for visits to stores also if the group is up for it.
As far as how far Ill drive, I have gone to 3 of the Detroit meetings @ 2-2 1/2 hour drive times and meet pretty regularly with a friend in Toledo. Most of the group attended the Detroit audio show last year. I have driven 7 hours to a CD player shootout in Chicago. I have driven overnight many times to hear new gear at stores far out of state. Im pretty serious about the hobby and distance is not an issue. The group I know feels about the same.
As far as the other info you are looking for ..I shop/read Audiogon at least twice a week. Ive bought equipment from many retail shops around the country as well as used stuff online. I have good friendships with John and Bob at Golden Gramophone, Mike at Audio Visions, and Art at Genesis Audio. Our group bought (4) Tympani 1Ds, (4) Audio Research SP6As, (3) Threshold 400As and (2) Audio Research D52Bs in one day in 1984 from GG.
Please email me with any additional info you need to put this together.