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Cape Town Vinyl Faire # 3 - Sunday 1st February
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The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club February meeting announcement
« Reply #451 on: January 29, 2015, 09:55:06 AM »
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #452 on: January 31, 2015, 10:11:43 AM »
Sorted your stuff, packed your LPs and Cds?  Tomorrow is the Vinyl Faire at the False Bay Rugby Club, close to Virgin Active in Constantia.  Bring money!

There are major road-works at the intersection of Brommersvlei Road and Constantia Road causing delays during the week, but this will not affect you on a Sunday morning

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #453 on: February 01, 2015, 09:37:03 AM »
If you are newbie and come along to the False Bay Rugby Club today, from 10h00 onwards, be sure to pick up a Visitors Pack envelope to take home

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #454 on: February 01, 2015, 12:46:37 PM »
A big success today.  14 dealers/sellers, including our old favourites and over the course of the morning to lunch-time, several hundred visitors

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #455 on: February 01, 2015, 07:38:33 PM »
Wow!!....the turnout today was exceptional,Anthony looked amazing in a pastel,washed out,light Barney shade of lavender,Sadia danced and frolicked around whilst juggling my valve and even Urshie pitched up to eat my profits.......more about the boys later..... :giggle:....a great day it was indeed.Thanks to all.
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #456 on: February 12, 2015, 05:06:53 PM »
Cape Town Hi-Fi Club meeting - tonight at Wynberg Boys' Junior School at 8.00 - all welcome.  Members please bring your subs for 2015
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #457 on: February 13, 2015, 07:58:40 AM »
The few members that came braved a summer shower (unusual in Cape Town) and listened to a boring report given by myself, some ABBA music sung by Anne Sofie von Otter, elected a committee for 2015 and then partook of the delicious samoosas, chili bites, biscuits and coffee that had been provided.  Having stuffed ourselves silly, we went home

The second part of the meeting involved playing the iPad app "Dog whistle" through the speakers.  This app allows you to play an adjustable tone from 1Hz right up to 20KHz.  Some of the younger members found they could hear a tone of just over 16KHz whereas us oldies dropped off at about 8KHz
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #458 on: February 13, 2015, 08:45:07 AM »
The club had no chance against the SONA antics.

Quite sad that politics was considered more important than audio....
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #459 on: February 13, 2015, 09:09:08 AM »
Well, you have to be worried about the club if Zoomer attracted more audiophiles than it did.
What exactly did you expect last night , your program was uberboring club admin with a feeble hearing test we can all take at home on offer for entertainment.
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #460 on: February 13, 2015, 09:29:32 AM »
We'll ensure that future meetings live up to the standard expected by Cape Town audiophiles.  Pity Dean missed the snacks, we thought of him when selecting them at the counter
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #461 on: February 13, 2015, 10:04:56 AM »
Well, you have to be worried about the club if Zoomer attracted more audiophiles than it did.
What exactly did you expect last night , your program was uberboring club admin with a feeble hearing test we can all take at home on offer for entertainment.

Rodney

Sometimes it is not always of what YOU can get from the club but also what can YOU contribute.

Mistakes have been made  so instead of whining from the side - how about getting more involved in promoting the hobby that has given you so much pleasure in the past ?

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J

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #462 on: February 13, 2015, 11:35:38 AM »
I have done more in my personal capacity to promote audio in CT than the club ever has Jozua , ask anyone about the social get togethers we have had (Which normally cost me R2-3000 for decent food etc)

You were warned from inception not to adopt the fuddy duddy committee and formalised structure as it is not suitable for CT (or JHB for that matter- take Francois , without any formal club etc , he single handed has forged a strong cohesive audiophile hub.)

It would be one matter if there was any gain out of some of the meeting we have had , but most are shambolic or dealer showcases (which were even more shambolic)
Of course there has to be gain to a member for joining the club , dont ask the members to do your job , you undertook to serve , not the members. You were the one instigating for the club...

We had a great system going pre CTHC, 4 social meetings a year , some listening thrown in, casual CT attitude, no committee , no fees , no office bearers , no pressure to "find" something audiophile for the next meeting etc etc.


To be brutally honest , the CTHC is somewhat of a joke amongst a lot of CT audiophiles and the meddling that you proposed in terms of identifying "audiophiles in need " which required another committee or the hifi clubs involvement is VERY offputting and way beyond either a personal or a club's remit.




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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #463 on: February 13, 2015, 04:56:28 PM »
...I have done more in my personal capacity to promote audio in CT than the club ever has Jozua , ask anyone about the social get togethers we have had (Which normally cost me R2-3000 for decent food etc)

...To be brutally honest , the CTHC is somewhat of a joke amongst a lot of CT audiophiles...


R2-3000 for decent food for private audio gatherings !!! 

But seriously, to keep on making snide remarks re the club is simply not cool when you are unwilling to contribute in making it better. 

We can differ on certain issues but it is much nicer when we can do so as gentlemen.


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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #464 on: February 13, 2015, 06:57:15 PM »
FOLKS!

No need to repeat last night's national antics!
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

'Trespassing' here although my native area, just to say hello and wish somebody up here could start something like you have established ... be it with whatever shortcomings. Hope the 'brotherhood' will survive!

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