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Sydney Audio Club Meeting - Sunday 19th November 2017 - Krispy Audio - Oswald Mills, Esoteric

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Our November club meeting is the last Sydney Audio Club for the calendar year.  (We’ll be back January 21st 2018!)  

 

For November, we are very pleased to have Cameron Pope of Krispy Audio (http://www.krispyaudio.com.au/pages/About-Us.html) present.   Cameron has presented to the Sydney Audio Club a few times before, each time bringing in something different and very musical.  This time Cameron is bringing in another superb system based on the unusual and stylistic looking Oswald Mills Audio speakers and the Esoteric Grandioso K1 SACD/CD player.   

 

Details of the system…. 

 

Oswalds Mill Audio Minis.   From Eastern Pennsylvania USA – a good read at the OMA story.  Taken from Oswald Mill’s website… “The OMA Mini is a unique two way horn based speaker with the performance of speakers much larger. The OMA Mini enclosure is a 14 cube, and the speaker stands 57".
More info at http://www.krispyaudio.com.au/products/Oswalds-Mill-Audo-Mini-.html and https://oswaldsmillaudio.com/mini


Esoteric Grandioso K1 SACD player.  Taken from Esoteric’s website… “The supreme Super Audio CD player reigning over all other single chassis models”.   Features … VRDS-NEO VMK-3.5-20S;  VS-DD* Spindle Servo Driver and Proprietary Toroidal Power Supply;  Newly Designed Integrated Dual Monaural D/A Converters for the Ultimate in Quality;  35-bit D/A Processing for Outstanding Powers of Musical Expression;  Esoteric-HCLD*1: Esoteric's Proprietary Current-Enhancing Output Buffer Circuit;  USB Support for 11.2 MHz DSD, 384 kHz/32-bit PCM, and Asynchronous Transmission; High-Precision VCXO Clock.  
More info at http://www.krispyaudio.com.au/products/Esoteric-K1-Grandioso-SACD-player.html and http://www.esoteric.jp/products/esoteric/k1/indexe.html


Bespoke Audio passive preamplifier.   Taken from a review at MonoAndStereo … “The Bespoke Audio Company’s first product, their TVC based passive preamplifier, shows in a striking manner what can be achieved with this approach - in the ultimate sense. The sound it produces illuminates the depths of every recording that crosses its path, removing all veils and adding no sonic imprint whatsoever. Add to that the extremely elegant visual aesthetics, a variety of available custom finishes, aided by the top notch build quality and a first rate customer support and you get a product that in my opinion deserves to join the elite company of Mono & Stereo Upper Echelon award.
More info at http://www.krispyaudio.com.au/products/The-Bespoke-Audio-Co.-Preamplifier.html, http://www.monoandstereo.com/2015/05/the-bespoke-audio-company-preamplifier.html and http://www.thebespokeaudiocompany.com/)


Manley Labs Neo-Classic 300B amplifier.   Recently underwent 6 months of intensive re-engineering.  Now ships with the Electro-Harmonix Russian 300B tubes.
More info at http://www.krispyaudio.com.au/products/Manley-Neo%2dClassic-SE{47}PP-300B-monoblock-amplifiers.html and 
http://www.manley.com/products/view/nsepp


Shunyata Research cabling.  
More info at http://www.krispyaudio.com.au/categories/Cables/ and http://shunyata.com

 


The second half of the music sessions will be our popular BYO.   Members and guests are welcome to offer music to share with us all.  So bring along your favourite music on CD/SACD (sorry, no vinyl again this month!).  All we ask is 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.  Feel free to come and hear the capabilities of the system, or to just share the experience with like-minded music lovers in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.  

 

Guests are 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 19th November 2017

Doors open 1pm
Meeting starts at 2pm
 
Best regards,
Tom Waters
President
Sydney Audio Club
W: www.sydneyaudioclub.org.au
FB: https://www.facebook.com/sydneyaudioclub
E: [email protected]

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