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Old 16th June 2012, 06:49 PM   #61
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I may be able to host a small gathering at my place sometime in July when my wife is at work on a weekend on call shift. I'd be willing to "somewhat" clean my garage for some speaker/amp/headphone or whatever demo's, maybe even do a BBQ (depending on attendance). It just seems that these mutual meeting spots are somewhat troublesome and I do have the room to host outside. I'll discuss it with my wife and get back to you on the details if I've been cleared . I will also have to OK it with neighbors, due to the nature of said gathering I don't want to upset anybody.
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Old 16th June 2012, 08:15 PM   #62
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There was some confusion about the meeting spot and at the last minute it was changed to the Starbucks because it was known to have plugs

most tim hortons don't have plugs you can use..

We are looking for more friendly places like community center or library meeting places so that we can have a proper setup

I apologize if there was any confusion

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Old 17th June 2012, 01:34 AM   #63
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at the last minute it was changed...
Thanks for the apology.
Thats not how to do business.
If you don't see whats wrong with this modus operandi,
we obviously can't do business.

I got up, sorted and loaded three boxes of parts, and arranged a ride.
I checked and rechecked the address, and got it nailed.
I wasted another 2 hours and 10 bucks + gas getting there, and securing two booths.

Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.

Make the next date April 1st.
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Old 18th June 2012, 01:26 AM   #64
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Well, it was most unfortuante that we ended up in two different places. I guess we all reacted to whatever we thought was the "right way" to go and went there when we discovered (at the very last minute) the address that Merlin proposed was not a suitable meeting place. This mishap would have been avoided if someone (myself included) looked up the address sometime before the meeing.

Although Joe Tam kind of "initiate" the meetings, no one really owns the repsonsibility. My view, no one is to be blamed for this mishap.

By now, we pretty much realised that a more "proper" venue is needed for these meeting. Particularly if the meeting is more for "swap" than a bunch of hobbists get together to shoot the breeze on audioDIY stuffs. I do not think the owners of commercial outfits, be it SB or Tims, like to see other people use their venue to conduct "business transactions". I think both Joe and Jaimo are exploring possibilities of holding these meetings in community centers where we can actually set up some gears for listening and would not intrude upon anyone. Lets see what happen.

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Old 18th June 2012, 02:34 AM   #65
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Thanks for the apology.
Thats not how to do business.
If you don't see whats wrong with this modus operandi,
we obviously can't do business.

I got up, sorted and loaded three boxes of parts, and arranged a ride.
I checked and rechecked the address, and got it nailed.
I wasted another 2 hours and 10 bucks + gas getting there, and securing two booths.

Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.

Make the next date April 1st.
As we have stated, part of the blame is on us for not checking the address... but to be fair I have always suggested starbucks.. i only went with dufferin location because I assume that was a starbucks location

not all tim hortons have plugs and most of them are franchises that have time limit on how long we can stay

we didn't get hassle at the starbucks until the very end..

and for your information, I am arranging the meet ups, it's not a commerical venture and it is in no way tied to my business..

it's unfortante that you had so much hassle, and if you want you can take up the leadership to arrange the next meet to make sure we get to a spot to your liking

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Old 18th June 2012, 03:56 AM   #66
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If you fellas are willing to meet at my place ( East York) for July 1st weekend I'm still game. Although my wife is mulling it over slightly, shes afraid of a whole gaggle of audio whack jobs talking gibberish and playing odd musical ensembles could possibly convince the neighbors of their already sinking suspicions of me being a total quack job :P . Other than that small detail I'm sure we would be OK. Parking is great on the street, I have a large drive to my garage so no unloading from they road is required. I'm not going to push the point but if you guys are willing to give it a go let me know so I can make definitive arrangements for the date.
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Old 19th June 2012, 01:12 PM   #67
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I am not in town, so it's up to somebody else to arrange the next meet up (if it's July 1)

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Old 19th June 2012, 06:10 PM   #68
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Well, we will have to skip the long weekend unfortunately. I'll try and make a definitive plan for a date in July some time if everyone is still interested. I should have my NEW dipole line array's and tapped horns ready for later next month also. So I'll check back with info when I have more to give.
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Old 20th June 2012, 01:20 AM   #69
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Well, we will have to skip the long weekend unfortunately. I'll try and make a definitive plan for a date in July some time if everyone is still interested. I should have my NEW dipole line array's and tapped horns ready for later next month also. So I'll check back with info when I have more to give.
Hi, Speakersrfun,

First of all, thank you for the offer to held the meet. The upcoming long weekend is probably not good for most since school is out for the kids and trips/activities have been arranged sometime ago. Let's plan for a later date for the meet up. Looking forward to check out your dipole line array one of these days.

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Old 22nd June 2012, 12:33 AM   #70
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I got the information from Angus Glen community center... there is cost involved and the minimum rental time is 4 hours.. do we want to pursuit this?

it's a nice space with a conference table for us to setup headphone amps.. no loud speakers though

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