Happy that all had a great time! I want to thank those that already posted impressions and encourage those that have not to be sure and chime in when you have some time!
We escaped the day without dropping any can lights out of the ceiling, the only pictures that fell stayed safe, and no pottery above the room was broken, so I would say a massive success!!! Big thanks to David
for bringing some DSS goodies to play with, and for the massive KP effort in the kitchen! Spencer
for the BEQ awesomeness (no really, really frikkin cool), Paul
for his killer measurement rig, and all the other fun stuff we managed to do! I hope you got at least most of what you wanted to measure. We need to do it again sometime without all the additional craziness. Can't wait to see what all you've captured from the SL readings and whatnot.
, as always, fun chatting with you about anything and everything. Glad you could make it as well man! Other Dave
(we quite a few Daves there...haha) Thanks for the rolls man! I sent some off with a few of the other guys, and kept quite a few for myself as well! Thanks also for letting me use your car as the food delivery service truck. I can't believe the BBQ place screwed up again! At least this time they made it right after a return trip.
for his incredible woofers and his buddy for bringing the Tahoe. That was something serious to experience. I am glad I can cross that off my bucket list now to say the least. I don't know if my body/ears liked me much after that...
for all your help and this impressive grit cake thingies.
for making the long trip and bringing those massive woofers, I know someone got a pic of those somewhere right?
for making the long trip and mad stoked we finally got to hang out in person!
Steve for making down. always good to see you again man and glad your health is well.
My other NC/SC brethren,
....we need to do this type thing more often! Who's next?
for coming down! Great to meet you as well man! Good times!
I think I got everyone
Now it's time to get on the phone real quick and call about this dang Gene Autry disc....To explain. I had ordered Gravity atmos edition to demo for everyone this weekend. For whatever reason, it look like 2 weeks to show up from FYE (I had a giftcard, so I used it). I was surprised when I opened the package and saw this instead:
So yep, I guess we will do Gravity in atmos another time.
I was impressed with the amount of content we got to go through. Couple snags here and there, but I feel like we put a pretty good dent into some stuff. There is always that scene or two you don't get through, but my thoughts were to do a few things that are outside the usual go-to's that people have seen 1000 times. I thought a lot of people were really surprised with how well the Danleys managed full range duty on acoustic type material. I many times love enjoying them in PURE direct stereo on that setting later in the evening. I think most people did see a benefit in the Atmos/Auro demos and agree that while subtle, it definitely is an upgrade that many can consider worth it if you have the capability to incorporate it right. I am glad we in fact did NOT shake the PJ off it's rack as I think someone mentioned was the only true yardstick of a successful g2g. What I will say, we definitely improved on the bass immensely. I will let Paul get into that a little bit more, but wow. There was quite a few times while content was playing that I was running around up and downstairs checking out the conversations going on outside the theater and stuff like that but dang man, I just forget sometimes how violent it can get above the theater room while the system is cranked....and the extension we added to the system makes that all the more violent now.
Anyways, super stoked that all you made it out. Consider yourselves invited any time you want to swing back by! Also I need to shoot some mad props out to my wife for vacating the premises and letting us go crazy on the house for the weekend! I'm a lucky man! I am still in recovery mode today man! Lack of sleep, ears with a slight ring in them for most of yesterday, and a fair amount of soreness in my liver, but all those are totally worth it for good times, good food, and great local beers! Thanks again to all that made this even more memorable this time around!