1. From Iolante by Gilibert
2. Monthly The Audiophile
This is a joint meeting of
The Audiophile Society [of NYC; no web page] and the NJ Audio
Society. Guests from the Boston Audio Society, the Connecticut
Audio Society, the Philadelphia Area Audio Group, the Atlanta
Audio Society, the Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society
and the Houston Audio Society are invited. Zoom guidelines are
at this link. The meeting will begin at 1:30 EST, with the presentation
starting a little after 2:00. As usual, participants should
raise their hands using the Zoom Reactions
to ask questions after the main presentation.
Sunday, February 6th, 2022, at 1:30
The Audiophile Society will conduct this
meeting anywhere you want to be.
We had an all-analog meeting in December
with J.R. Boisclair, but whats to stop us from having
another? This month, were happy to announce that the wizard
of wax, the viscount of vinyl, the lord of the long play, Charles
Kirmuss, will be delving into the theory and practice of cleaning
our precious records. Just as J.R. Boisclair at Wally Tools
upended conventions about cartridge setup, Charles has been
equally disruptive in challenging the myths and misrepresentations
of record care that have accumulated over several decades. Using
his $120,000 Keyence VX-7000 digital imager to support his findings,
Charles has turned the record-cleaning ritual into a science.
Our friend Michael Fremer headlined an
article this way: If Kirmuss Audio's Record Cleaning Ideas
Are Correct Are Everyone Else's Wrong? Lets listen
to Charles and decide for ourselves. His presentation will cover
the production process, the reproduction mechanics when stylus
meets groove, and how to get the best sound out of our records.
We will, of course, have a Q&A session, so bring your questions
and be prepared to learn.
As you know, Charles sells a very affordable
and very complete ultrasonic record cleaningsorry, record
restorationsystem. Its a great system, but somewhat
time-consuming in practice. Is it the best? Is it worth the
effort? We think so, and Charles has generously agreed to give
everyone attending the meeting a special show discount
on the complete KA-RC-1 system: $895 shipped, with an extra
300 ml refill bottle, extra carbon fiber/parastatic felt brush,
and goat hair brush included at no charge. The items sold separately
have a retail value $1,385, so this is a great offer. Charles
will also raffle away five carbon fiber/parastatic felt brushes
and four KA-RS-1 record supports.
Now, an important announcement. After
the Zoom bombing at our last meeting, we will be requiring advance
registration for all future Zooms. No biggie, but see notes
below. We will use your registration info as the raffle entry.
Register in advance for this
Feb 6 meeting:
After registering, you will receive a
confirmation email containing information about joining the
meeting with a link and passcode.
If you havent already done so, please
download and install the free Zoom app. If after registering
you do not get an e-mail with the link and passcode, check your
Junk mail. The reply from Zoom will be coming from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full instructions for troubleshooting
can be found in the Support section of Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360032808951-Not-able-to-receive-emails-from-Zoom
If you still cant manage the Zoom
registration, e-mail Mark Block and let him know. You can register
at any time, but try to be helpful and take care of it well
before the meeting.
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