Author Topic: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club  (Read 276864 times)

Offline frikkie

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #330 on: August 15, 2014, 08:28:51 AM »
Couldn't make it... Own business keeping me very busy at odd hours, so decided to rather catch up on some much needed sleep.
Next time hopefully...
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #331 on: August 15, 2014, 09:02:00 AM »
My first official hifi club attendance.
Just realized again that digital audio is not "plug and play" especially when using MS Windows.

Offline Rodney_gold

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #332 on: August 15, 2014, 09:07:22 AM »
It actually is plug and play mostly , however if your first intro to ripping and playing was that demo last night..it would put anyone off even trying. If you want some help , just call me or come visit and I will show you how easy it is..
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Offline Audioperv

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #333 on: August 15, 2014, 09:19:24 AM »
Sorry had to work last night. :cr@p:

Offline Henry

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #334 on: August 15, 2014, 09:40:28 AM »
Why oh why always Dianna Krall?  I was almost asleep there.  Next time I am bringing my Pixies.  :groovy:

That system sounded a bit flat.  Sorry, just my opinion.  Maybe all those digital NAD stuff.  :sh1tstirrer:

Offline Kent Kassler

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #335 on: August 15, 2014, 10:17:46 AM »
^...I enjoyed that Mendelssons Organ Works and am happy to report that after getting home  so did mine.
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #336 on: August 15, 2014, 10:42:08 AM »
I enjoyed the ride there in Rodneys jag.
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Offline Jozua

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #337 on: August 15, 2014, 12:15:43 PM »
I enjoyed the ride there in Rodneys jag.

Same here, Pierre showed me what a powerful BMW 6 cylinder engin can do, made my 2 liter feel like a Mini !!
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Offline Jozua

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #338 on: August 15, 2014, 01:45:00 PM »
Some interesting opinions heard during last nights visit to AV Specialistísí.

1.   AV installers have replaced the traditional audio shop hence the drastic reduction in hi-fi outlets.
2.   Owing ultra high end equipment seems to have become a status symbol amongst the rich.
3.   Cheap small equipment (eg. soundbars) are hot sellers whereas the traditional audio equipment have become slow movers.
4.   Many local dealers are simply product agents and do not carry stock.
5.   More and more emphasis is placed on replacing broken equipment due to difficult to repair surface mounting pcb boards
6.   Even baseline systems are becoming expensive
A real audiophile will eventually end up with the ARC Ref stuff..

Offline Henry

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #339 on: August 15, 2014, 01:57:16 PM »
Some interesting opinions heard during last nights visit to AV Specialistísí.

6.   Even baseline systems are becoming expensive

No ___ Santa!  I can't even afford Rotel and NAD anymore.

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #340 on: August 15, 2014, 02:46:08 PM »
Probably at the November meeting, we will feature "Computers in Audio".  Having had lots of experience doing it, using various programs (including dbPower Amp which Francois liked) you will see how CDs can be ripped, although that is not the primary purpose of using a computer, how different software programs handle different resolution recordings, why it might be necessary to convert from one format to the other (your hardware cannot handle DSD and DXD formats, so you need to make them into something else), how to handle 88KHz 24bit rips off SACDs made with a PS-2.  Playback on Windows and Mac machines, remote control of Windows and Mac from an iPad and what hires music is available from overseas vendors including 2L, Linn, Channel Classics and others.

No fumbling around, just getting on with it and a presentation to show you what is going on, whether you need to buy any software, etc
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Offline Jozua

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #341 on: August 15, 2014, 06:35:16 PM »


« Last Edit: August 15, 2014, 06:37:47 PM by Jozua »
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Offline Frank007301

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #342 on: August 19, 2014, 01:06:08 PM »
Damn. When is the next one. Cant believe i missed this.
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Offline Jozua

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #343 on: August 19, 2014, 09:33:55 PM »
My first official hifi club attendance.
Just realized again that digital audio is not "plug and play" especially when using MS Windows.

But get your digital source working properly on a good system and you will most likely walk away very impressed.....
« Last Edit: August 19, 2014, 09:37:00 PM by Jozua »
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September meeting announcement
« Reply #344 on: August 24, 2014, 04:13:31 PM »
September's meeting on Thursday 4th needs your participation.  It is a bring and buy sale, so please start sorting the items you would like to dispose of. 
Please read the guidelines in the newsletter. 

There will also be a competition where you can win a prize


Music is the shorthand of emotion