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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #1455 on: December 24, 2018, 11:28:53 AM »
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Re: First Vinyl Faire in Cape Town for 2019 - Sunday 3rd February
« Reply #1456 on: January 05, 2019, 09:18:02 AM »
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #1457 on: January 07, 2019, 10:21:31 AM »
Excellent!

The flight of the Cosmic Hippo? Cosmic solution... sounds promising :drool:

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #1458 on: January 19, 2019, 05:37:57 PM »
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #1459 on: January 21, 2019, 10:16:27 PM »
What kind of music or instruments will feature at your meeting?

I can pay you from an account in France, what is the SWIFT code of the bank?

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #1460 on: January 22, 2019, 07:48:09 AM »
Anthony plays the acoustic guitar very well.  We will experiment with microphone placement, also recording the instrument directly, then from its amplifier and also using one channel of the mixer to blend the amplifier line out with the ambience from the microphone

I will PM you the SWIFT code, as the general enquiries number did not know it.  I suggest that 12€ will be fine and will allow for any exchange fees

Do you have a Devialet Reactor now?
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Re: First Vinyl Faire in Cape Town for 2019 - Sunday 3rd February
« Reply #1461 on: January 23, 2019, 11:58:37 AM »


Is this open to all ? I'd like to pop around.

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #1462 on: January 25, 2019, 08:47:56 PM »
Yes, always free for visitors

Apart from the main attraction, which are the hundreds of LPs, CDs, DVDs and books, we kare having a professional barista along to supply some decent coffee.  The club sell boerewors rolls (kameeldoring wors and crusty rolls) and from 11.00 the bar is open. 

There are usually 200-250 visitors over a 5 hour period

Parking for 22 cars in the grounds and the adjacent tennis club opens their car park after 9.45
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #1463 on: February 01, 2019, 08:20:49 PM »
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #1464 on: February 02, 2019, 07:42:28 AM »
Looking forward to seeing you guys tomorrow!

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #1465 on: February 02, 2019, 08:04:33 AM »
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Re: Vinyl Faire - 3rd February 2019
« Reply #1466 on: February 03, 2019, 01:22:23 PM »
A new addition today was a professional Barista.   Some delicious coffee and a welcome addition to the range of items

It drizzled a bit until 10.30 but this did not stop the cricket match taking place on the field
























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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club - meeting 13/02/2019
« Reply #1467 on: February 13, 2019, 10:08:48 PM »
We had a well-attended meeting on 13th February at Andrew's home in Rondebosch.  Anthony spoke to us about differences in guitar construction and amplified and acoustic guitars

We then recorded a series of renditions played by Anthony on two guitars, adjusting the microphone to guitar distance.  Each subsequent recording was quite different from the other.  The technical aspects were:  Shure V88 microphone into a NIO mixer, USB into a Windows computer running Audacity at 48KHz 24 bit

Our thanks to Jason for bringing his Honda generator which provided electricity during the meeting









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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #1468 on: February 13, 2019, 10:17:13 PM »
Promised myself to be there, but made another commitment before realisig the date. Any chance those recordings can be shared with other forumites? Soundcloud or even YouTube.

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #1469 on: February 14, 2019, 02:25:56 PM »
Thanks @chrisc and the guys for arranging last night. Nice to see some old faces. When i got my stuff sorted on my side, then i will invite over.



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