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  1. The May 2016 meeting of the Sydney Audio Club sees us meet once again for an afternoon of fine music, great sound and amicable company. For May, we are having a long over-due DIY (Do It Yourself) meeting…! To qualify, a DIY component must simply be a component that has been built or modded without the direct aid of experts or professionals. This is shaping up to be a great meeting. We’ll have lots of DIY gear on hand for you to marvel over – built from scratch preamps, phono stages, preamps, power amps, integrated amps, speakers, even cables. Plus Raspberry Pi’s driving various DIY gear; a DIY music server driving a modded DAC; plus a complete DIY system from a very keen DIY fellow! Many of these components sport very sophisticated parts – make no mistake, these guys are serious about their DIY! We’ll have 3 systems to demonstrate on the day, so be prepared for a bit of musical chairs as we ask you to turn towards the system of the moment. Members and guest that provide components are given the opportunity to talk about their system/component (time boxed!) and play a bit of music of their choice to highlight what their component/s do best. Visit our entry page on StereoNet at http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php/forum/81-sydney-audio-club/ to get more information and see photos as we put them up. We’ll also provide a limited supply of print-outs you can take which will explain the various components. The idea of the DIY meeting is to expose people to all the great things you can build from scratch and from kits, and also the modifications you can make to improve a store-bought component. We think it’ll be fun and educational. It’ll be a busy day with lots to see and hear. Please note that an early notification of our DIY meeting has previously been emailed to our members, and to our frequent visitors/posters to StereoNET via a post there. (At StereoNET, refer to http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php/topic/101785-sydney-audio-club-meeting-sunday-15th-may-2016-members-and-friends-diy/). We already have lots of gear to present. However, if you arrive with some DIY gear you’d like us to hear then we’ll certainly try to accommodate. However, we cannot guarantee that we will have the time – my apologies in advance should we not be able to do justice to your gear. Note that we usually have a BYO music session in the second half of our meeting. We may or may not have that this month. We’ll play it by ear - if we have the time then we’ll open up our meeting to BYO. Should that eventuate, you’ll be able to play music on vinyl and CD/SACD. Flash drives will likely not be possible. As usual, we ask that the music and recordings be interesting. We'll ask you to tell us a little about the artist/recording before it is played. Tracks over 6 minutes will be faded out, to give everyone a fair go. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned veteran, you will have the opportunity to listen, learn and share your experiences with others of a similar mind. Feel free to come and hear the capabilities of the various systems and components, or to just share the experience with like-minded music lovers in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Guests are always welcome – we are a very friendly club so you don't need to know anyone to join us for an afternoon of fine music and sound. Venue: Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park Address: 26 Stanley Road, Epping When: Sunday 15th May 2016 Doors open 1:30pm Meeting starts at 2:00pm Best regards, Tom Waters President Sydney Audio Club www.sydneyaudioclub.org.au tomwaters@sydneyaudioclub.org.au
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