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Meet at Art Sonneborn's Home April 28th

I think that there is enough interest to start a thread. I plan to have a meet at my home on Saturday April 28th. I will firm up the start time soon but expect mid afternoon start. There are some new things some relatively new ones.


For those who have been here lately I've added a second Sony 5000 projector to the mix to increase HDR performance primarily. This "stack" was set up by Ken Whitcomb. This is lighting up a 16' wide Stewart Vistascope screen.

I also have a full Atmos room with Harman JBL speakers including M2 mains with the Trinnov Altitude 32 processing. Recently I've also added two of Mark Seaton's new 18's to my four Submersives for some very impressive bass.


Anyway , if you are interested in attending let me know here or via PM and the names or AVS names of those coming with you. Wives and girl friends are welcome. I will limit the number at some point .


It will likely be real informal with demos and requests etc running.



https://www.avsforum.com/forum/86-ult...-upgrades.html



https://www.avsforum.com/forum/86-ult...n-theater.html






I'm going to go ahead and post a list of those who have expressed interest to this point:


Suffolk 1120 *
Ron +1 *
D6500Ken*
DIYGuy*
RGB+1*
Kevin4730 +1*
mushroommunk*
Brian6751*
hd0823*
mtbdudex*
sandbagger*
ccsid123+1*
Itai Bengal+1*
sdrucker*
SAM ZEOLI*
|Tch0rT|*
Axel+1*
Alahoops24*
jsalk*
jv3008687*
thebland+1*
nathanandrews+1*
Don-Kellogg*
luv2fly3+2*
Mark Seaton*
gworrel*
Rick Reeves*
smoothlk*
boomer +1*
aauno
stereodude+1*
geocab*
imrf*
Dan Francis
Mahuzz13*
Pennynike1 +1*
SOWK*
GetGray +1*
PAD +1*
MrDLC*+1



* Asterisk indicates those who have committed to attending




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I think that there is enough interest to start a thread. I plan to have a meet at my home on Saturday April 28th. I will firm up the start time soon but expect mid afternoon start. There are some new things some relatively new ones.


For those who have been here lately I've added a second Sony 5000 projector to the mix to increase HDR performance primarily. This "stack" was set up by Ken Whitcomb. I also have a full Atmos room with Harmon JBL speakers including M2 mains with the Trinnov Altitude 32 processing. Recently I've also added two of Mark Seaton's new 18's to my four Submersives for some very impressive bass.


Anyway if you are interested let me know here or via PM and the names or AVS names of those coming with you. Wives and girl friends are welcome. I will limit the number at some point .


It will likely be real informal with demos and requests etc running.




Art


It’s so awesome to see a theater of this caliber being offered as a GTG location. Thanks Art for doing this for us! Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend but hope to experience your setup in the future. I know everyone will have a great time!
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It’s so awesome to see a theater of this caliber being offered as a GTG location. Thanks Art for doing this for us! Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend but hope to experience your setup in the future. I know everyone will have a great time!
Sorry to hear that you can't come.


For me though I only have meets around large upgrades. This gives folks who have been here more of a reason to attend again.


As we get closer I will request a more firm commitment so I can get the food and drink I need. Additionally demos will have to be run in shifts at first and just what I'll have ready will be determined by the numbers.


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Sorry to hear that you can't come.


For me though I only have meets around large upgrades. This gives folks who have been here more of a reason to attend again.


As we get closer I will request a more firm commitment so I can get the food and drink I need. Additionally demos will have to be run in shifts at first and just what I'll have ready will be determined by the numbers.


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Got it, sorry , I received several last night and read it but forgot to respond.


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Gonna try to make this one if I can convince the wife. Will be quite a treat after seeing the big boys in Minneapolis the weekend prior.
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Art;

Wow, these are (once again) very impressive upgrades.

I would love to join and potentially bring my wife.

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Wow, these are (once again) very impressive upgrades.

I would love to join and potentially bring my wife.

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Holy Crap, more bass?!?!! I'm so in!

Hoping to convince my son to come once, but my +1 will probably be Craig again...
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Count me in I missed out on at least the last upgrade so its been a while
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Mentioned this in the main Michigan thread but putting here for your convenience too. Count me in. Your theater sounds like what we aspire to have ourselves.
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Holy Crap, more bass?!?!! I'm so in!

Hoping to convince my son to come once, but my +1 will probably be Craig again...
It will be fun. Just let me know who you want to bring. The added light output in the projection is what you are going to notice I think. Hard to believe that 30fL looks dull in comparison

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It will be fun. Just let me know who you want to bring. The added light output in the projection is what you are going to notice I think. Hard to believe that 30fL looks dull in comparison

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My son is in! I told him about the shrimp cocktail and the table full of food...he jumped at it then!
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Hey Art, at least your ditches are shallow! hahaha Just kidding Kevin!!
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My son is in! I told him about the shrimp cocktail and the table full of food...he jumped at it then!


Great ! How old is he now ?


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Great !
I will start a list for firm confirmations in about a week.


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Mentioned this in the main Michigan thread but putting here for your convenience too. Count me in. Your theater sounds like what we aspire to have ourselves.

I've had several big meets over the years great to get folks together who all get the reason I did what I did.


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I'm interested. Depends if I can get a baby sitter or enough sleep (3rd shifter). Battle Creek isn't far from me at all, in the Jackson area.

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Yep, from way back...but it's a story for at the meet - and only if Kevin is okay with us sharing it!
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Hi Art, count me in. Sam thanks
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Got it, you are in.

I'm getting close to the total that I'd like to limit it to so if anyone has a friend wife girlfriend etc please let me know. The big deal is if I set demo stuff I want everyone to see and hear and twenty or so in the theater at a time is about it. After that's done ,I just let it go to things folks want.



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Count me in, I went to HEMI meets in 2008 / 2009, missed yours from that era.

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Already mentioned on the other thread that I can come in for your GTG, just adding it here. I'll probably have maybe four hours between when Amtrak gets into Battle Creek and when I'd take off, so I probably would be around from about 4:30 to 8:00 pm.

Just me unless you want my 4 year old to come LOL...he IS HT friendly. Even went to a demo or two at AXPONA last year, as Mark Seaton might remember ....

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It will be great to see the old guard again as well as some new folks.


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Hi Art,

Saw the talk in the main MI thread and finally made my way over to this one.

Hope there’s still room left. Looks like I don’t want to miss this!

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