Originally Posted by Class A
Wow all that in your home. Very impressive. How was the gear aquired, dealers, owners or companies? I noticed some tubes. I just picked up a Primaluna Dialogue 3 w/HT bypass and I love the result I'm getting w/my Aerial 6's. I rolled in 4 Military grade NOS 6189 RCA Black plate 12AU7WA's all matched from 1962, just took everything to a higher level. Next time you have one of those shindigs see if you can score some Primaluna gear. Should match up well w/the Salks. By the way A+ for the catering.
Thanks for the kind words. And yeah, the chow was excellent!
It was wall to wall people and gear that day! It was purposed as the Great Northwest GTG...but we had as many people from out of state as we did from Oregon and Washington.
My best buddy, BelowAverageJoe on AVS, housed the event in his new home here in our little coastal town of Lincoln City, Oregon. I was the principle organizer, but had a tremendous amount of help from Majorloser (who flew out from Florida for the event).
We had gear ALL over the place. The photos don't do it all justice and those I posted are an incomplete record. Most of it was sent by the manufacturers upon our request. (That was our 2nd annual event.) Once a few sponsors were lined up, many more came to us volunteering to send their gear. Some of the loudspeakers were brought by attendees. The gig turned out very much like a mini-convention. The list of sponsors was as impressive as their generous loan of equipment. (Believe it or not, one of our chief concerns was whether or not we had enough insurance to cover any losses should the house have burned down in the middle of the night.
That little blue tubed amp was sent by RBH/EMP, who also sent a really cool and unusual one-of-a-kind speaker pair, some other gear, AND their principle speaker designer. Dan Wright sent the Modwright gear, and we used Jim Salk's Van Alstine AVAHifi gear. SVS sent tons of stuff, including a snazzy, new at the time, ASEQ1, and that full 5.2 setup you see in the livingroom photo. Skiing Ninja, Salk, SVS, Aperion...too many to list actually...and even the City of Lincoln City all donated great swag, as well as sponsoring their fine gear. Local Oregon company, Aperion, was represented here in force. Jim and Mary Salk drove out here immediately after RMAF with all their gear. That's a LONG drive from Michigan!
The house wasn't quite finished being built when we had the event. Headachesville!
But a few great people like Mary Salk and our wives just dug in and helped get everything cleaned up and in place.
Thanks for the tip on the Primaluna gear.