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Old 13th September 2007, 09:03 AM   #1
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Question Audio Meet in Richmond, BC

Hey,

Some of you may remember me, but I doubt it. It's been quite a while since I perused this forum! Well let me introduce myself - My name is Michael and I was active on this forum about a year ago. I attended the 2006 RAW-fest and had a blast meeting everyone. I was the quiet young guy with the unfinished mini voigt pipes using 3" audax drivers and my dad tagged along (who talked up a storm with Al about veneer and woodworking in general).

I've come by here to let a different audio community know about an audio meet I will be hosting in January 2008. At the moment I stick around the Polk Audio forum because there are a ton of great people on that board so it has been labeled the first Canadian Polk-fest. Unfortunately, there aren't too many people in BC from the polk forum so planned attendance is lacking. I'm throwing out an open invite to anyone here that wants to come since this is where I found out about the RAW-fest and I had a blast last year.

Details in the polk thread HERE


The idea is that it'll be similar to the RAW-fest where everyone can listen to music and swap out gear to hear something new and I'll have a BBQ going for some food. If people can or want to bring electronics, cables, speakers, w/e it works that much better. DIY or not it doesn't matter - the idea is to try something new and have a good time.

If you have any questions or ideas please feel free to contact me either here through pm / posting in this thread, on the polk board with pm / posting or directly email me at polkfest@gmail.com if that's easier.



To mods: I realize this might be lurking / spam since I don't spend much time on this board anymore so please let me know if this thread is out of line and I'll gladly remove it.





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Old 13th September 2007, 07:40 PM   #2
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Is this going to be a Polk specific fest, or can anyone come?
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Old 13th September 2007, 07:43 PM   #3
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Quote: "I'm throwing out an open invite to anyone here that wants to come since this is where I found out about the RAW-fest and I had a blast last year." unquote...
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Old 13th September 2007, 07:45 PM   #4
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No, of course not. Anyone can come - friends, family, whoever you want but please give me numbers so I can plan ahead. Bring any brand of gear. It's only a 'polk-fest' because I started it on the polk forum.

Yes, there will be polk gear there (their top of the line bookshelves) but hopefully a wide assortment of different audio equipment. It all depends on what people bring.
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Old 13th September 2007, 07:53 PM   #5
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Saturday January 26, 2008 - Starts at 2:30ish and ends when it ends
Count on me being there!

I'll have my Aura 2-ways + Baby Amp (2W SET) and maybe another piece or two.

Cheers!
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Old 13th September 2007, 08:20 PM   #6
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Perfect! Off to a great start.

Where's Cal? No doubt he's built a ton of crazy things since last year. Only a matter of time before he sees this
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Old 13th September 2007, 11:31 PM   #7
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Here I am.

Nice to see you around here again Michael. Saturday January 26? Man you are one gutsy guy. I'm guessing you're having this indoors. (oops, just read the link you provided)

Ya, I've built some crazy stuff this year. Not sure if any of it will fit through the door though.

Actually, I do have the set of Calhoun's with the woofer I could bring along. Weather permitting that is (it is the dead of winter if I'm reading the calender properly). Something I put together rather quickly so the boxes are pretty rough (you and your Dad will have a good laugh) but it would be nice to hear them along with others and decide if good boxes are in order. The woofer (Shadow) is dual Extremis 6.8 and the Calhoun's are a dual CSS WR125 with a helper tweeter. (read lots -o- highs)

Sounds like fun. Let's see if we can stir up some interest for this.

Also, let us know about food and drink and what we can contribute.
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Old 14th September 2007, 12:00 AM   #8
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Dead of winter?? It's RICHMOND. We have snow on the ground for maybe four days a year

The date was actually picked so that we could time it around when a polk forum member from way up north (northwest territories) is coming down for a conference in vancouver.

My one concern is that we only have one listening room. It's fairly large but this means people will have to share and take turns swapping gear but I don't think that will be a huge deal.

I saw the thread about your calhouns a while back. Wasn't Dave in on this madness too? They're very intriguing and if you can swing it I'd love to see how they sound.
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Yes they were a compilation of Scottmoose and Dave's input. I put them together rather hastily but at least they don't fall over without a good wind.

January 26 probably has the best chance of having snow either falling or on the ground of any day I can think of except maybe the 25th or the 27th. Mind you it also has the chance of being nice and sunny and above freezing.

Fingers crossed.
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If we hold to the westcoast pattern, a so-so summer will mean a warmish winter. Almost certainly no repeat of last years killer
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