First off , I would like to thank thxman (Brandon) for opening his home to us and for a GREAT time.
It was a pleasure to finally met everyone and enjoyed all the conversations we had through out the day.
I arrived around 11am and was greeted by a handful of avs'er.
Brandon started the demo's in his theater room almost immediately after I arrived.
The theater is on Brandon's second floor and all thou small once the demo started that feeling fades away and you get totally drawn into whatever is displayed on his screen. Everyone had a chance to sit in the MLP chair and each demo session lasted about 30-40 minutes. I was lucky to sit in the hot seat the first demo which was "Unbroken" opening scene. The Atmos sound and the D-Box seats were AWESOME!!
After the demo hung out downstairs, while Brandon marched another group up for their demo session. On a side note... Never really saw much of Brandon after my demo session, since he faithfully was giving demos to everyone till I left at around 6:30pm. This might have not been a smart choice on Brandon part, leaving a bunch of audio addicts alone with a bunch of speakers and no guidance to tell us how loud we are allowed to play.
My volume meter on my iphone reached on occasion over 101 db and the room is wide open with close to a 20ft ceiling.
popalock brought his 24" monster sub and it is a very impressive. Wish I would have gotten a pic of popalock carrying it back to his car. Sort of waddling like a duck while walking down the sidewalk.
No offense to popalock because it is a heavy beast and I certainly couldn't have carried it.
Brian from Rythmik was gracious enough to bring his new 18's for us to play with. Started with his sealed version and wow is it a beautiful piece. The piano black really shines.
Next he opened up is ported version. This is a big sub. Package weighs over 180 and sub alone about 160.
From all the variety of speakers. I have to say the Danley SM60Fs all on a level by themselves. A huge sound they put out if toed in correctly. The JBl LSR 308s really surprised me on how they sounded. Have me thinking that I may want to use these for my set up. For the price I don't think you can go wrong.
We ran the Tekon Pendragons full range. No sub and they would be a good speaker for a 2.0 set up. Sound clear and threw a nice image.
I didn't get a picture of the Tannoy or the Presonus 328i. from McLuvin but was impressed with the sound. I can see the advantage of having a built in amp on the Presonus 328i. I liked it.
Final thoughts on the GTG ..WHY did it take so long for us to have one. I truly enjoyed meeting everyone and talking about our hobby. Lets do this again.
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