Queensland Audio Club © 2019

2019 March 23rd - Andrew H.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes Folks that's right.  Today Andrew our Club Secretary clicked over the big Six Zero.

Happy Birthday Mate. I hope you had an awesome day with many more to come.

Hip Hip HOORAY !

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Despite the weather forecast for possible rain it was sunny.

Which meant humidity. I don't like humidity.

 

So many audio systems.

Seriously I've seen shops with less gear.

I honestly have no idea just how he manages to cram them all into his house.

I suspect his house may be a Type 42 Tardis. :)

**Only us true nerds will get the TWO Sci-Fi references there :D **

As we arrived we were served a multitude of nibbles before listening to his main system.

Due to space restrictions, while some listened, others sat outside chatting away happily in the shade of his carport and marquee.

After everyone had cycled through and sampled the music (and air conditioning :D ) the bbq lunch was ready.

Bread rolls, burger patties, chicken skewers, fried onion, snags, potato salad, pasta salad, tomato, pineapple, beetroot.

All being washed down with various wines, soft drinks, water, etc etc... 

Later in the afternoon as we settled in to his cool lounge room for some more tunes, they served a variety of cakes.

Many different cheese cakes, some with passion fruit, sponge cake, lamingtons, biscuits, and more.

Kylins cheese cake seemed to evaporate rapidly.

Thank you Kylin :)

Eventually we managed to get Andrew to sit still long enough to hand him some cheese cake with a few candles.

After a chorus of Happy Birthday, He seemed to be having trouble blowing out the candles.

No sooner had he blown them out, somehow they relit as if by some sort of magic........

Ain't I stinker :D

Andrew has promised revenge on me.

Love ya Andrew ;)

As always I would like to give a great big Thank You to this months host who is also our current Club Secretary.

A big Thank You and much Respect also has to go to Blake (Andrews son).

From well before we got there, to long after the last person left, he was either in the kitchen prepping the various foods, or moving furniture to make it more comfortable for us all.

I didn't see him stop or rest the entire time I was there.

I try not to single out people but I have to express my personal thanks to everyone.

Those that come along and make these get togethers the fun day out that they are.

Those that help the hosts set-up and pack up afterwards.

Those that help with cooking and cleaning.

Remember.

In some way we ALL contribute, support, and benefit from Our QAC Social Club.

Well done to everyone.

Sorry but I failed miserably on the photographic front today.

My mind was many kilometres away which meant I forgot my camera and had to borrow one.

Nig.

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Equipment;

 

Lounge room:

Linn Sondek LP12, Kuzma Stogi Reference tonearm, Audio Technica Art 9 MC, Edmund Chan Hercules/Moses external power supply, Edmund Chan LP12 inner platter, Carbon fibre / balsawood sandwich tonearm plate and chassis board, SRM Tech Silent base plate, Trichord Dino Plus phono stage, on wall mount.

Kuzma Stabi, Stogi 12” VTA tower unipivot tonearm, ZYX R 1000 MC, Kuzma outer ring, Kuzma external power supply, RCM Sensor Prelude IC Phono Stage Furutech upgrades, on wall mount.

Leema Elements DAC

Keece 116 power supply

Intel NUC PC music server, Windows 8, JRiver 24

Panasonic 3D Blu-ray HD recorder

Shanling T-80 CD

NAD C420 tuner

4GB external HD

Moon P5 dual mono preamp

Pass Labs X250.5 power amp

SGR passive floor-stander speakers (only 7 pairs made)

Ambience Reference 1800 Ribbon Hybrid Series floor stander speakers (upgraded crossovers)

Homemade subs (ex Phil G) - 12" Peerless drivers, O Audio 300W plate amps

Sony 55" 3D LED TV

Acoustic panels

2 Gecko equipment stands


 

Study:

Pioneer PL-51 Direct drive, Shure VN35HE MM, Lehmann Audio Black Cube SE phono stage

Windows 10 Desktop PC, 27” 4K 3D monitor, JRiver 24

Audiolab M-Dac

Auralic Taurus preamp

Quad 522 power amp

Netgear ReadyNAS 312- 75,000 music files loaded

ICY BOX NAS

Denon DCD-1015 CD

Pioneer TX-9100 tuner

Sennheiser HD600 headphones

Sennheiser HD320 headphones

Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones

Earsonics SM-64 IEMs

Homemade large bookshelf 3 way ported speakers (Based on a Troels Gravesen design)

VPI 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine

Pink Triangle P Two TT (no arm at the moment), ZYX Bloom MC, and modified Linn Valhalla card in external power supply box.

Yamaha K320 Cassette deck

Acoustic panels


 

My Bedroom:

Samsung Blu-ray Recorder

PS Audio NuWave DAC

Parasound P3 preamp

Parasound A21 power amp

Intel NUC music server, Windows 8, JRiver 24

Yamaha TX-480 tuner

Dynaudio Audience 82 floor-stander speakers

Samsung 46" 3D LED TV

Glass HiFi rack

Acoustic panels


 

Son's Bedroom

Intel NUC PC Windows 10, JRiver 24

Sony Playstation 4

Peachtree DACiTx DAC

Teddy Pardo power supply

Pioneer VSX-919 AVR

Polk LS-70 floor-standing speakers

Panasonic Plasma TV

Samsung Blu-ray player

M&K 150 subwoofer

Timber HiFi low line rack

 

Bathroom: (on shelf)

Sony NWZ-ZX1 128GB HD player (or Android phones)

Audioengine 2 powered speakers

 

Workshop:

Desktop Linux Mint 20, JRiver 24

Parasound ZDac

Emotiva USP-1 preamp

Bryston 2B-LP power amp

Yamaha T-700 tuner

Sharp 32” LCD TV (wall mount)

Sansui SP-3500 large 3 way bookshelf speakers

Sherwood SW-10 subwoofer


All rooms and workshop are Ethernet connected (hard points and 5 port switches)

Lots of cables. Nordost, Alpha Core, Van Der Hul, Tara Labs, Dark Side, Xindak.

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