1. Our last meeting was at Walter Swanbon's Fidelius,
an easy exit from I93 in Derry NH. You can tell it's not an ordinary store, with
LP bins in front and acoustically treated high end sound rooms in the back It's
located in a 100 year old building with 12 foot ceilings.
In Open Forum Al Foster talked about a new live recording
opportunity for BAS members. It's the Boston Classical Orchestra, once recorded
for free by Peter Mitchell. They perform in Faneuil Hall in Boston (one parking
spot provided) and will allow any miking setup and recording for their rehearsal
on Wednesdays and Friday and Sunday concerts. They have a six concert season.
For details contact Al.
John F. Allen raved about Nashville's new concert hall, sucessfully
modeled after Symphony Hall, but louder and with better bass (600 fewer seats,
hard floor as opposed to SH's wooden floor).
2. Furotech has intoduced the DFV-1 Disc Flattener
for LPs. You clamp the record in a holder and it takes about 2-1/2 hours (1.5
hours heating, 1 cooling. Michael found that it worked very well, although Furotech
accepts no liability if it doesn't. $1480 Stereophile Oc 07
3. United Artists has annouced a 30 lb DVD set from
their archives. It will feature frosted glass panels. About $850
4. For BAS members out of town we have a special offer
for Jazz lovers. A package of 30 Jazz CDs, randomly picked from Ira Leonard's
collection, for $22 including shipping in the USA. To order, send a check, made
out to "Boston Audio Society", to David Hadaway, POB 460, Rindge NH
03461. These were donated to the Society by Ira's brother, Joe Leonard.
President, Boston Audio Society
email me HERE