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Central Iowa April 2013 GTG

Hey all!

I thought I would share some pictures and thoughts from a GTG I attended this weekend. First, I will post up some pictures and then follow that up with some thoughts on what was heard.

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Re: Central Iowa April 2013 GTG

First off, thanks to David Beck (dlbeck at AVS) and his family for opening up the house to a bunch of audio geeks and allowing us to traipse through everywhere. The food was wonderful and the comaraderie even better.

I am going to break down posts a bit - as the "official" photographer (HA! - David did not realize I am a complete picture noob), I took a bunch and one post would be overwhelming.

So, first, the ever-popular people pictures!

Milling around like cattle while final preparations are made:









Phil talking about the Series 5 TMWs:



Everyone listening so attentively!



Discussing the HT2's?:



Mark must be droppin' some knowledge!



Dinner Time!





More pictures to come..........


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Re: Central Iowa April 2013 GTG

Upstairs, the Hilo was set up with the JTR Single 8s and the Cap 2400. One of Mark's F2's was on display as well.

Here is a picture of the Captivator and the F2 together:



The F2 by its lonesome:



The Cap 2400 by its lonesome:



The JTR Single 8s:



The Lynx Hilo:



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The first part of the GTG was a blind audition which was an interesting exercise - definitely not something I would base a speaker purchase on, but a fun exercise nevertheless. Some pictures once the lights came up:



A tad blurry, but it was the only shot I had of the HT2s and Ultras (sorry ):















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Re: Central Iowa April 2013 GTG

The Bamburg Series 5 TMW's:



















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The SVS Ultras:









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The Seaton Catalyst 12Cs:















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Steve chatting about iRule:



A couple of iRule screenshots:





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The LS6s:















To give you an idea of the size:



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The Salk Veracity HT2's:













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