- 40 posts total
- 40 posts total
I think a fun activity for a meetup could be that a host offers his home for some listening, and perhaps two other members bring some different speaker cables, to explore the differences in a particular system. Not necessarily because the host is in the market for cables, but rather just to educate our ears and have a group discussion. Another way to do that would be to use the cable company's lending library and chip in for the cost, and experience a cable comparison together. And of course, discuss the nuances over some nice malt whiskey!
We had about 25 active members, but slow growing due to limited word of mouth. After migrating to Meetup, lots of local audiophiles started finding us! We now have over 100 members (60+ active), and a sister club spun off in Sarasota (also on Meetup). If you search Meetup, you'll find many audiophile clubs are using it worldwide. The platform has it's quirks, but overall lots of tools for managing meetings, RSVP's, discussion forum, uploading pics, etc. My suggestion is to make it a PRIVATE group, and vett your prospective members with a phone call and/or public meeting.
I am in Chicago and have thought the same thing should happen here. But, I tend to agree with sleepysurf. A small private group of vinyl guys getting together.
I have done the club thing in Juneau, AK and here in Chicago. Both Kayak Clubs/ Not Audio. A few people do all the work to make the club happen. Exhausted me eventually.
Think that I will try Meet Up to try finding a few audio buddies here. So your effort has had good effect near and far.
I will follow your efforts with interest.
Best Wishes on this Journey