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Re: A big THANK YOU to all our donors
« Reply #1395 on: June 16, 2018, 04:52:35 PM »
During the last few months, the club has been very fortunate to receive some excellent and useful donations, from participants of this forum

We don't want your gifts to us to go unrecognised, so a big thank you to:

Waldman, for a pair of Rogers LS/3A large bookshelf speakers.  These have already produced most satisfying sound at our June house meeting

thenoizeguy for the donation of a Shure V88 stereo microphone.  This is something we have been after for some time, and seeing we have talented members who are adept on musical imstruments, we want to record them, if not for posterity, but as a learning exercise

Waldman (again) for a Rotel speaker switch box.  Since many of our meetings involve switching from one component to another, this will enable us to do it cleanly and easily, instead of fumbling around on the floor


Thanks Chris for your kind words and I’m glad the kit is getting some proper use. Cheers guys.
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Re: July 2018 meeting
« Reply #1396 on: June 23, 2018, 10:24:19 AM »


Full details in the newsletter. 

Want one?  Send an email to: capetownhificlub@gmail.com
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #1397 on: June 23, 2018, 10:26:04 AM »

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #1398 on: July 01, 2018, 11:29:38 AM »
Five of us visited Ramsey Raad (Audiotweak) in Capri Village on a wet and windy Cape Town Saturday afternoon.  Ramsey not only treated us to lunch, but let us listen to his much improved system, not so much different equipment (I don't think there was anything new) but some minor alterations (low-gain valves on the Lampizator DAC) and general tweaks

A stunning track was "Walking On The Moon" by the Yuri Honing Trio, from their album "Star Tracks".  Amazing clarity, depth of field and presence.  Audio has certainly matured listening to the selection of music



A very firm Thank You to Ramsey for providing a superlative listening session
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #1399 on: July 01, 2018, 05:50:07 PM »
Looking forward to the Head-Fi gig.  >>  :groovy:

Hopefully will be better attended :thinking: - although those who miss out on these events truely do.

The Afrikaaners have a wonderful saying: Jammer oor jou    k  :cr@p: k   te hoor.

I guess the english equivalent would be : You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink


Either way folks are missing out, - though it is squarely their loss.

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #1400 on: July 02, 2018, 01:36:31 PM »
Thanks Ramsey for the invite and thanks to the Club that arrange the meeting. Had a lekker chat after the demonstration.
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Re: 2018 Speaker shootout, 11th August
« Reply #1401 on: July 04, 2018, 12:14:34 PM »
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #1402 on: July 12, 2018, 08:56:58 AM »
Our meeting at Jacques' emporium, The Turntable Guy, in Durban Road was very well attended.  A most interesting shop, with many audio items from the past on display, plus some of Rega's latest turntables

Jacques went over the many improvements that have been made to the design and construction of Rega glass platter turntables from their heyday up to the mid-1980's until the vinyl resurgence today which has enabled Rega to spend more time and effort into improving the build of their flagship products today

A big thank you to Jacques for hosting this meeting, which was most interesting and a great success









The model from the 1980's



2018's iteration

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #1403 on: July 12, 2018, 09:08:49 AM »
iNTERESTING AND ENJOYABLE EVENING. tHERE IS STILL A LOT TO BE SAID FOR VINYL AND NOT ONLY AT STRATOSPHERIC PRICES OF SOME OF THE NEW HARDWARE OFFERINGS (SORRY CAPS LOCK ON AND NO TIME TO RETYPE). Rega stuff (TT's, amps and phono stages) gave a really good account of themselves as did the other favourites like the Linn LP12 coupled to a Mission Cyrus.

Thanks Jacques and all who attended for the interaction - for the record (no pun intended) KK (Kent Kassler) was there too and you know what that means: wow but no flutter due to extra tolerences and machining techniques for the bearings