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The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« on: January 02, 2014, 06:22:22 PM »
This is in the final planning stages, a venue has been chosen, some arm-twisting is being done to provide equipment for a demo, all that is lacking are people

To be put on the mailing list of the Cape Town Hi-Fi Club please send an email to...  capetownhificlub@gmail.com

In the email, please write

1 - Your name
2 - Your telephone

And you will be added to the list of contacts

The first newsletter is currently being written and we are planning for a meeting early in February on a Wednesday at 8.00pm.  It will be at a venue in Wynberg, but we have to speak to the boss there who is away at present.  The newsletter will include the address and also a map and directions to get there

The previous Hi-Fi Club ran from 1975 to 2004 and included such stalwarts as Charles Strever.  There are many forum readers who were members.  With your presence and support we can again make a go of it

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 07:28:50 PM »
Mail sent ...

Sounds like a great idea.

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 07:38:07 PM »
Details sent.

All the best

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 08:02:02 PM »
details sent too... sounds like a great plan.

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2014, 03:44:22 PM »
I seem to be at the right place, I'll send a mail later. I have to study.  :boring:

EDIT: I don't have a telephone number but I do have a cell number.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2014, 03:49:11 PM by oNyX »
Recapping of vintage equipment isn't restoration. By definition, restoration means returning to it's original condition.

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2014, 12:03:14 PM »
There have been 22 replies in 5 days, which is promising.  A newsletter will be sent out around the 15th January, since I have to confirm with the management of the venue that he is happy with us using it.

If you would like to receive this newsletter, which is free, please reply to the address in the first post
You can also advertise in the newsletter.  It can be A/V stuff, anything for sale or a service.  If it is a commercial ad, the first 3 months will be free and I'll give you a 1/3 page insert at the back of the newsletter

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2014, 02:55:31 PM »
As long as my name and number isn't used for spim or other malicious purposes.  :thumbs:
Recapping of vintage equipment isn't restoration. By definition, restoration means returning to it's original condition.

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2014, 03:00:00 PM »
No spim, no spam either.. ;D

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2014, 03:42:53 PM »
The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday 13th February at 8.00pm - the newsletter will be sent out at the end of next week.  So if you want to be included, reply to the address on the first email, which is capetownhificlub@gmail.com

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2014, 04:41:29 PM »
The re-vamped staff room at WBJS where the meetings will be held, first pic the kitchen end and second pic the screen end.  The speakers would go at the screen end
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2014, 07:35:17 PM »
5mins walk from my home.

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2014, 08:04:31 PM »
5mins walk from my home.

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But it could take forever if the bergies get to you first... :OMG:

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2014, 08:16:52 PM »
I reckon the club needs a reference system  to be able to demonstrate the virtues of high fidelity. Is this part of the plan?

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2014, 12:00:48 AM »
But it could take forever if the bergies get to you first... :OMG:

There's a particularly virulent strain of vagrant around here - they do similar things as the 4-legged hairy kind one finds in places like Marina da Gama...

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2014, 08:08:50 AM »
I reckon the club needs a reference system  to be able to demonstrate the virtues of high fidelity. Is this part of the plan?

Yes, suitable donors are being sought...   I would have thought that with all the excess stuff members here have, it would be a doddle.  We are working on a shopping list, but if you have a couple of spare B&W speakers, a Krell or two, maybe some Oppos, then I am sure we could make a plan

Btw:  Was at the school yesterday and the head master is very keen that it succeed and will bend over backwards to assist - very encouraging