- 40 posts total
- 40 posts total
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
Thanks Nkonor, coincidentally, I am also from Chicago! Hopefully something interesting will arise from this effort.
I am not looking for much, just a new acquaintance or two who would enjoy getting nerdy about audio. It would be fun to host some people at my home for a high dB music session, and it would be great to hear other systems as well. Could be very educational.
i recall a special moment back in the mid 90's in Chicago. I was in college at the time. I wandered into Audio Consultants in Evanston. I informed the salesman that I was a poor college student who would mind drooling over the equipment, and that I didn't want to take up any of the staff's time. The man told me to forget about that, he said he wasn't busy at all, and he was happy to assist in blowing my mind.
He led me into a room with a pair of B&W Nautilus Speakers bi-amped with a pair of Mark Levinson amplifiers for each speaker. He asked me what I'd like to hear, and with out hesitation, I requested Dark Side Of The Moon. I don't recall if it was vinyl or digital, I only remember the crazy looking speakers and the huge Levinson amplifiers. Mind blown, seeds of addiction planted!