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 !
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.
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.
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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
2 Gecko equipment stands
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
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
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
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
Desktop Linux Mint 20, JRiver 24
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.