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Old 29th March 2009, 01:16 AM   #1
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OK this is a serious post but with my tongue firmly in my cheek.

My wife and I have just moved and we are looking to buy a house, while looking we came across a church building for sale, needs a lot of work and while we could afford the asking price we could not afford (just at the moment ) the renovations needed to make it a habitable home.

Anybody want to start a group buy for a DIY Audio club house in Geelong Victoria Australia??

Building and land about $AUD190,000; renovations to new eco standards about the same.

But think of the music possibilities in a hall 12 by 35 metres with a cathedral ceiling of 8 metres.

We could build really big sub-woofers.

100 members at $4500 each??
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Old 29th March 2009, 01:27 AM   #2
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By gum he's on to something!
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Old 29th March 2009, 01:36 AM   #3
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You'd have to put the turntable on the altar.

(I'll probably burn for that.)
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Old 29th March 2009, 02:27 AM   #4
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Heh. I'll give you a tenner - 'fraid a students worldly possessions don't come to $4500.
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Diocese of Cleveland OH is closing close to 50 Catholic Churches -- you can get St. Procop's on the West Side for next to nothing as long as you take its 1911 Holtkamp Organ. Pictures on the Organ Historical Society website.
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Diocese of Cleveland OH is closing close to 50 Catholic Churches -- you can get St. Procop's on the West Side for next to nothing as long as you take its 1911 Holtkamp Organ. Pictures on the Organ Historical Society website.

Man that would be such a sweet clubhouse... Rock and roll hall of fame is there and everything!
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Old 29th March 2009, 04:52 AM   #7
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I live in a small town in Georgia U.S.A . As everone knows in the
U.S.A there is a rigerious seperation of church and state. Our town hall is in an old church, our local school rents out part of the school building for church services sundays and a different church is used for our voteing pole on election days.
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Hey Seeker hows it going? please send the tenner in a plain brown paper envelope, we promise to put it to good use < "Ha Ha" >

Older Catholic Churches did seem to have reasonable acoustics, perhaps our US brethren should start collecting to buy the building and restore the organ.
Then gradually pay for it by running audio swap meets on a monthly basis
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IMO, purchasing a decommisioned church sounds like a more practical way to 'find religion'.

As a bonus one could hook up that big dipole antenna on the steeple to a shortwave radio.
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Here in OZ I'd rent that particular vertical space to a mobile phone company
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