Originally Posted by cessna1466u
Mak99, definitely keep us posted on a get together. I would like to meet others in the area that are into HT. Will this be a regular get together where folks can bring equipment to listen to or just a demo or your set up?
I hoping that it can be both, actually - I'll make sure to mention that in my upcoming GTG thread which I should post in the next few days, and provide a link here.
I'm finally working on the other big room in the basement that's long overdue for some updates (paint, lighting, etc), and I've been planning this to become a music room/lounge kind of area since I bought the house in late 2012. I hope to get most of the painting done by next week so I can at least unbox my two-channel gear (original Rega stuff) and get it set up. This setup should be easy to demo any gear people might bring (sources, speakers, amps, etc) as everything should be out in the open and accessible.
The media room could also be used for demoing other gear, as my rack is on wheels so would be easy to swap cables around, even with the rack located in an adjacent room. There should be enough speaker wire up front to place any demo speakers beside my current floorstanders. I also have unused 24" sand-filled stands for bookshelf speakers if needed.
Plus, I need to host a GTG before Kris does another one, otherwise people will be verrrrry disappointed in my system!
I did have the pleasure of meeting Kris about a month ago for an afternoon of AV discussions and a personal demo of his system. Kris was absolutely great to hang out with, and his home theatre is absolutely amazing. Plus, I left with some great ideas to incorporate into my own media room in the near future. This is another reason for me to host a GTG - maybe my media room transformation from last year might give a fellow forum member some good ideas for their own upcoming project. I know I always appreciate a great idea!