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Welcome to our website!
On this Website, you can find out who we are, what's happening next, and info on our past activities. You will be able to read our Forums, Music & Equipment Reviews, and other information of interest to audiophiles. You can sign up to receive meeting announcements and even join the club. If you are not yet a member, there are some web pages you can't see, and you can't participate in Forums and other interactive content.
On this Home Page, you will be able to quickly find out about our past meeting, next meeting, the one after that, and information about using the website.

Previous Meeting Pgm Notes

Sunday, May 17, 2015

This was an interesting meeting, as in the ancient Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times!”. We had a frustrating start brought on by my not agreeing to test the complete system at the training room prior to the meeting. But, as in all adversity, we learned two important things. When you remove a USB cable from your PC, you first must shut down JRiver or you WILL have to reboot your system, and second, the Pulse DAC will shut down if you don’t supply 12 volts to it when it starts. The power supply we were using built slowly to 12V and seeing less than 12V the Pulse entered what we think is a protective “brown-out” mode. We eventually went back to the Pulse’s wall-wart power supply, substituted another PC and got the meeting started. After that it was a piece of cake. Dennis did a marvelous job of explaining how to do great CD rips, upsamples, and then show the difference in sound quality that the upsamples made as well as comparing CD playback with the 44.1 wave file created from the initial rip! We even made believers out of several attendees who didn’t think any of what we did would make a difference in the sound of the track. Our play-back system was one of the best we have heard in the training room and everyone was amazed by the fabulous full-range sound of the Emotiva Audio Stealth 8 powered speakers. These are pretty amazing with lows down to the 30 Hz range and a sweet, detailed top end. Not to mention the great sound provided by Sam’s Pulse fi DAC. Those who have purchased these are in for a treat when the rest of them are shipped to us. We spent the rest of the afternoon playing digital music from a number of attendees including yours truly, Dennis, Sam, and others. We are considering doing a similar workshop for those who are Mac users if there is enough interest. Everyone appeared to have a great time and I had numerous attendees stop me to say how helpful the program had been to them! Wait until June 28th when we provide all of the transportable ways that digital music can enhance your lives on the move!

 Next Meeting
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 12 N - 5 PM
Please note that this meeting starts at 12 noon not 2 PM - Tables Provided
Meet and greet fellow portable audio retailers, factory reps, and hobbyists! Lots of the latest gear to listen to and share!
6/23 - We have just learned that we will have one of the first pairs of Audioquest NightHawks available for listening thanks to Lee Scoggins and Stephen Mejias of Audioquest. And possibly more new gear courtesy of Lee.
Click Here to go to the event page.
Location: Virtual Properties Realty Training room,  2750 Premiere Pkwy., Duluth, Ga. 30097. Time - 12 N - 5 PM

 Future Meeting(s)
Annual Picnic, Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 2 PM - 6PM
To be held at the beautiful home of Tom and Dwana Horner. The club will provide the main course and other dishes. (There is a rumor it will be that great BBQ from David Jackson's Old Hickory House.) Attendees can bring salads, snacks, and desserts. Come on out and hear Tom's "new " music room. Tom and other members of the club have contributed to some of the best sound you'll ever hear! You don't want to miss it!
August - A surprise will be announced! Coming to a neighborhood near you!  Details TBA but our club is invited to attend a "Swap Meet" hosted by the Audio Engineering Society (Atl Chapter) on Saturday, August 22.  This could be fun and most interesting to pro audio fans - stay tuned for more details.
September - Lyn Stanley acclaimed Jazz/Romance songs vocal artist returns to the club on Sunday, Sept.13, 2015, 2 - 5 PM.
Don't miss this terrific live performance event featuring songs from her past hit albums, Lost in Romance and Potions (songs from the 50's) and her upcoming new album "Interludes".
More details later, Location Dunwoody North Driving Club, 4522 Kingsgate Dr, Dunwoody Ga., 30338,

For Meetings Already Scheduled, check the Event Calendar Tab Above
For Possible Future Meetings, check the "Future Meetings?" Tab Above

Local Activities of Interest



For the Schedule
Atlanta Music Scene on WABE  - Producer: T.J. Anderson June - Aug 2015 Click Here
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on WABE Dec 2014 - June 2015 Click Here
We provide this information as a courtesy to local audio and videophiles. We can not be certain that all of the information is correct and we recommend that you check out the events on your own.
If you have an event that you would like to suggest we show in this space, contact John Morrison via email.

Website Contents
A listing of the navigation tabs, a short description of the contents, and who sees them. 
 HOME  The website's Home Page   All
 ABOUT US  General info & membership requirements   Non-Members
 BENEFITS  Some of what makes membership worthwhile  Non-Members
 MEMBER SIGNUP  Step by step signup procedure  Non-Members
 NEWS  Latest happenings of interest in the Audio World  All
 EVENT CALENDAR  Scheduled club events - some are members only  All or Members
 INTERESTS  List of the interests of individual club members  All
 FORUMS  Discussions & Offers of interest to members  All
 PAST MEETING INFO  Past meeting information by year/month  All
 PHOTO ALBUMS  Pictures from Club meetings and other events  All
 A-VCOA VIDEOS  Videos from Meetings and Special Events  All
 MUSIC REVIEWS  Classical & Jazz music reviews for A-VCOA  All
 EQUIPMENT REVIEWS  Equipment reviewed by our members  All
 BLOGS  Not sure that we will use... but we have it!  All
 DOCUMENTS  All document files for the Club  Members
 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY  Contact info for those members who agree   Members
 FUTURE MEETINGS?  Programs that we are working to schedule  Members
 COMMITTEES  Committees and their members  Members
 SURVEYS  Current Surveys and Officer Elections  Members
 EQUIPMENT LOANS  A-VCOA Owned Equipment and Process for Member Usage    Members
 FAVORITE LINKS  Links to other audio/video related websites  All
 CONTACT US  Send us a message or a question  All

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