Audiophile Club of Athens


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Hi everyone,

We have decided here in Audiophile Club of Athens (A.C.A.) to send a monthly update to all of our friends in our mailing list and from now on, in this FORUM as well !!

I am not sure if any of you is in this mail list, so he will read this for a second time but anyway...

Here is the UPDATE

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Message from Audiophile Club of Athens
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Dear Audiophiles hello,

We have decided from now on, to send you on a monthly basis, information about Club's activities and web-site updates.
So, here we are with our latest:

A. Last web-site entries and updates

We have redesigned our entry page to be more effective for new as well as old visitors having these (I.E. environment) vertical and horizontal navigation frame-bars.
To use these, search for example, for our latest entries at http://aca.gr/ :

1. Last Athens 2001 Hi-End Show is ready (interesting interview with LAMM & VERITY completed soon...).
2. Last Athens 2001 B&W - Classe Show is half ready (only photos, comments coming soon...).
3. Our last meeting report is ready (photos, comments).
4. Tselentis profile page has been updated with interesting photos (waiting for his TEXT).
5. Cheung profile (world member) has been updated with his latest photographs)

so, first, go to http://aca.gr/ and click the logo for the entrance page.

Then...

[for the events, go to vertical nav bar (entrance page) click Hi-End events and select]
[for the meeting, go to horizontal nav bar (entrance page) click meetings grouping and select]
[for the systems, go to horizontal nav bar (entrance page) click systems grouping and select]

B. UPCOMING EVENTS

A report in the EVENTS section, covering the presentation of the new "B&W 801" speaker model, driven by top "Classe" gear (these 2 companies have joined as you probably know) in INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL ATHENS is going to be completed soon with comments.

C. CLUB' NEWS

Our new member in the Club is KARL SZCZYPTA from Chicago, an analogue guru, computer expert and technical consultant in VPI.

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By the end of the month, due to increased circulation, we will be moving to another server, so please forgive us for any download problems during these 2-3 days.
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That's all for this month, KEEP IN TOUCH.

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Regards.

Christos Skaloumbakas
President of A.C.A.
http://aca.gr/
aca@aca.gr
Dear Audiophile friends Hello,

Here we are with our latest about Club's activities and web-site updates:

A. Last web-site entries and updates
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Here are are latest entries of the month, taken from the last month's navigator of our web-site:

Visit our last month's entries
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New Club member M. Valakostas (entered on 18 Dec 01)
New Club meeting only photos for now...(Rehdeko 175 driven by Creek monoblocks!) (17 Dec 01)
Updated A.C.A. system (17 Dec 01)
New items on sale (16 Dec 01)
New world system (15 Dec 01)
For Genesis speakers owners (10 Dec 01)
New turntables (Phase Linear & Simon York) (07 Dec 01)
New turntables (Transrotor & Trio L07D) (07 Dec 01)
New FORUM entries (06 Dec 01)
New turntables (JBE, Kenwood, Musica nova, Omicron & Opus) (06 Dec 01)
New DIY links from Europe (06 Dec 01)
New turntables (Brinkamann, Acoustic solid, Signature & Basis) (05 Dec 01)
Classe 'omega' driving B&W 800 sign. (Show at Intercontinental hotel Athens) (02 Dec 01)
10000 VISITORS in November!! (01 Dec 01)
Interviews with LAMM & VERITY (01 Dec 01)
Incredible Market watch page! New designed page with lots of goodies (30 Nov 01)
New Club meeting behind Athens Stadium...(Genesis 5 driven by A-R 600 ref. monoblocks!) (27 Nov 01)
New system from Istanbul (26 Nov 01)
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[for the navigator, go to left nav bar ( entrance page, http://aca.gr )
choose "How to navigate" and select "Last month's entries"]

B. UPCOMING EVENTS
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Next Club meetings for January will be held:

1. at MF Audio (LAMM - VERITY) on 13 Jan 2002 (Sunday afternoon)
mfaudio@otenet.gr, web: http://www.mfaudio.gr

2. 10 days after, on 23 Jan 2002 (Wednesday afternoon) the Club will hold a meeting at the EXTREME AV audio magazine Studios.

C. CLUB' NEWS
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Our new member in the Club is MIHALIS VALAKOSTAS from Larissa Greece, an analogue fun, Electrical Engineer by profession (his Profile Page will be entered soon...).

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We have moved to our new server 7 days ago, fortunately without problems.
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That's all for this month...

We wish you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year 2002.

KEEP IN TOUCH.

Regards.

Christos Skaloumbakas
President of A.C.A.
http://aca.gr
aca@aca.gr
Dear Audiophile friends Hello,

Here we are with our latest about Club's activities and web-site updates:

A. LAST WEB-SITE ENTRIES & UPDATES

Latest entries of the month below are taken from the last month's navigator of our web-site:

Visit our last month's entries, entered on ...

1. My quest for speakers... (new paper), 14 Jan 02

2. 13 January 2002 Club meeting (Verity speakers driven by LAMM monoblocks! only photos), 14 Jan 02

3. New items on sale, 12 Jan 02

4. New & updated A.C.A. systems, 04 Jan 02

5. New FORUM entries, 03 Jan 02

6. New paper explaining why analog sounds better (limits of digital), 31 Dec 01

7. New paper referring to analogue, digital & surround sound..., 31 Dec 01

8. Hi-End systems sorting updated (Audio systems that came first the last 2 months?), 31 Dec 01

9. New turntables (from Rega & Silver Note), 29 Dec 01

10 New turntable (from Townshead), 28 Dec 01

11. New world systems, 27 Dec 01

12. December Club meeting (Rehdeko 175 driven by Creek monoblocks!), 24 Dec 01

13. New Club member M. Valakostas (click to see his system), 18 Dec 01

[in case you find interest in some of those entries, go to left nav-bar (http://aca.gr/), choose "How to navigate" and select "Last month's entries"]

B. UPCOMING EVENTS

Next Club meetings for Jan - Feb will be held:

1. On 23 Jan 2002 (Wednesday afternoon), the Club will hold a meeting at the EXTREME AV audio magazine Studios Athens - Greece with some interesting stuff they are preparing for us.

2. On 17 Feb 2002 (Sunday), the Club will hold a meeting at a member's house where our 3-year Club Elections will take place as well.

C. CLUB' NEWS

Our site counter, just a few hours ago, showed 100,000 visitors, thanks to your kind contribution.

That's all for this month...

We wish you a very Happy New Euro-Year 2002.

KEEP IN TOUCH - SEE YOU NEXT MONTH.

Christos Skaloumbakas

President of A.C.A.
e-mails: skal@aca.gr
cpskal@whoswhosociety.net
Fax: +30-10-8095303 (b)
mob: +30-974-058015
Member, International Society of Who's Who Biographees
February 22, 2002

Dear Audiophile friends Hello,

We offer you here-below, our latest web-site updates, taken from the last month's navigator page.

LAST WEB-SITE ENTRIES & UPDATES (22 Jan - 22 Feb 02)

01. New & updated world systems 22 Feb 02

02. New world Hi-End system
(Nestorovic system 16 spcs, using exotic analogue, from Switzerland) 22 Feb 02

03. Audio... Paper follow-up 21 Feb 02

04. New world Hi-End system
(B&W matrix 800, driven by AR, from Netherlands) 20 Feb 02

05. New turntables (from Aura, Avid & EMT) 20 Feb 02

06. New items on sale 19 Feb 02

07. Listening to Tannoy & Avid 'Volvere'
(only pictures for now but DO visit them) 19 Feb 02

08. New Hi-End system from A.C.A.
(Mordaunt-Short, driven by valves & Krell, from Greece) 18 Feb 02

09. New Board of Directors for A.C.A.
(Skaloumbakas-Valleras-Mitsionis-Syrigos-Veronis) 18 Feb 02

10. New & updated A.C.A. systems 18 Feb 02

11. Updated Hi-End system from Istanbul 16 Feb 02

12. New entries in FORUM (Are low
frequencies dependent on LR dimensions?) 14 Feb 02

13. Systems sorting table
(visit the TOP 10 Hi-End systems) 12 Feb 02

14. Why Balanced Rooms sound better
(listening in magazine's new studio) 02 Feb 02

15. Balanced Room theory
(Lecture excerpts ...) 02 Feb 02

16. New turntable (from Teres) 02 Feb 02

17. Updated Club Meetings schedule 24 Jan 02

18. Wadia 15 DAC equipped with ClockLink
(Review on ultimate antijitter weapon) 22 Jan 02

[in case you find interest in some of those entries, go to left nav-bar (http://aca.gr), choose "How to navigate" and select "Last month's entries"]

KEEP IN TOUCH - SEE YOU NEXT MONTH.

Christos Skaloumbakas

President of A.C.A.
e-mails: skal@aca.gr
cpskal@whoswhosociety.net
Fax: +30-10-8095303 (b)

AUDIOPHILE CLUB of ATHENS
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In case of difficulty, please try later.
March 20, 2002

To be up-to-date, please visit aca.gr once a week!

March NEWSLETTER from A.C.A.


Dear Audiophile friend Hello,

Here we are with our latest about Club's activities and web-site updates:

A. LAST WEB-SITE ENTRIES & UPDATES (22 Feb - 20 Mar 2002)

Latest entries of the month below are taken from the last month's navigator of our web-site:

**** New items on sale, 20 Mar 02
**** First Club's Board meeting (listening to AudioSpectrums w/ NorthStar digital), 19 Mar 02
**** New pictures in PHOTO CENTER, 19 Mar 02
**** Extra info available in T/T gallery.. (links w/info added, below thumbnails), 19 Mar 02
**** How a SACD owner, decided to get an analogue source (this is a real story!), 18 Mar 02
**** New turntables (from Klaungstrum, Kuzma & Michell), 18 Mar 02
**** New turntables (f/ Project), 17 Mar 02
**** Awesome new DIY world systems!, 14 Mar 02
**** New turntables (f/ Teres & VPI), 14 Mar 02
**** Dealer updated (Crystal Audio), 11 Mar 02
**** Crystal's Prisma 2 active spcs, driven (& corrected) by TacT digital, 10 Mar 02
**** New & updated A.C.A. systems, 10 Mar 02
**** New Hi-End system from Istanbul, 09 Mar 02
**** Listening to Tannoy & Avid 'Volvere' (great photos great comments!), 03 Mar 02
**** Systems sorting table (visit the TOP 10 Hi-End systems of Jan-Feb), 01 Mar 02
**** Low frequencies vs. listening room dimensions (DO visit!), 28 Feb 02
**** We mention our Ex-Members too!, 25 Feb 02
**** New world Hi-End system (Nestorovic system 16 sps, using exotic analogue), 22 Feb 02

[in case you find interest in some of those entries, go to left nav-bar (http://aca.gr), choose "How to navigate" and select "Last month's entries"]

B. UPCOMING (and PAST) EVENTS

1. Next Club meeting will be held on 14 April 2002 (Sunday afternoon) at a member's house (G. Giannakopoulos).

2. Our 3-year Club Elections took place on 17 March 2002 and associated info and BOARD of DIRECTORS elected can be found in some of the above files of the month.
(remote ballot - form has been used for our international members. They voted through their e-mail boxes!)

C. CLUB's WEB-SITE NEWS

1. We have taken out the splash page (annoying to some of our esteemed visitors), so access to the main framed site is now straight and quick.

2. From 02 to 10 March we had Bravenet Services suspended, so we were unable to offer LINKS, FORUM, GUESTBOOK, access to EXTERNAL HI-END PROFILES etc. to our visitors. Now everything is back to normal...

That's all for this month...

KEEP IN TOUCH - SEE YOU NEXT MONTH.

Christos Skaloumbakas
http://aca.gr/pop_skal.htm
President of the
Audiophile Club of Athens
April 17, 2002

1. To be up-to-date, please visit http://aca.gr once a week.
2. Send this post address to a friend who might be interested.
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APRIL UPDATE from ACA.GR

Dear Fellow Audiophiles Hello,

Here we are with the latest about web-site updates and Club's activities:

A. LAST WEB-SITE ENTRIES & UPDATES (19 Mar - 17 Apr 2002)

**** New Club meeting (Listening to Montana speakers, driven by Cary V-12 and analogue) 15 Apr 02
**** New dealer (VPI, CAT, Cary, Montana etc.) 14 Apr 02
**** Voce Divina, driven by Atmaspheres, using Verdier Platine & Colibri! 12 Apr 02
**** Updated world systems! 12 Apr 02
**** New turntables (f/ Verdier & VPI) 12 Apr 02
**** Effective treatment of a cubic room (interesting pictures & additional comments have been entered... more to come...) 10 Apr 02
**** New & updated A.C.A. systems 08 Apr 02
**** New Club Members (T. Pothitos, MaxG, N. Hatzis & G. Toufexis joined the Club...) 08 Apr 02
**** Crystal's Prisma 2 active spcs, driven (& corrected) by TacT digital (updated) 06 Apr 02
**** New turntable (from a.a.s. Gabriel) 02 Apr 02
**** Klipsch 'Heresys' w/ valves & analogue 01 Apr 02
**** New entries in High End FORUM 31 Mar 02
**** New turntable (from Nottingham Analogue) 31 Mar 02
**** New turntable (from Pro-ject) 31 Mar 02
**** How a SACD owner, decided to get an analogue source (updated!) 28 Mar 02
**** ATC 50 active w/ VPI TNT 27 Mar 02
**** New items on sale 20 Mar 02
**** First Club's Board meeting (Listening to AudioSpectrums w/ NorthStar digital) 19 Mar 02
**** New pictures in PHOTO CENTER 19 Mar 02
**** Extra info available in T/T gallery.. (links w/info added below thumbnails) 19 Mar 02

All links above are included in the "last month's navigator" of our web-site which is the first you should check out when you enter the site.
It refreshes at least 15 times a month and to locate it, go to left nav-bar (http://aca.gr), choose "Visit the latest!" and select "Last month's entries".
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B. UPCOMING (and PAST) EVENTS
1. Next Club meeting will be a double one, held on 12 May 2002 (Sunday afternoon) at Tasos Syrigos & G. Hatziminas listening places.

2. Next month and the month after, we will have the pleasure to accept visits from fellow audiophiles from Istanbul just across the Aegean Sea. These visits, although on a personal basis, will be covered extensively in the web-site.
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C. CLUB's WEB-SITE NEWS
1. Everything is back to normal as far as circulation problems.

2. Apart from the usual stuff, we have placed 12 rotating Poll Questions in various pages. Please make use of them, it will be great help for us and the Hi-End community...

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That's all for this month...
KEEP IN TOUCH - SEE YOU NEXT MONTH.


Christos Skaloumbakas

President of the
Audiophile Club of Athens
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web address: http://aca.gr
e-mail: http://aca.gr/email.htm
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(My Rig @ http://aca.gr/pop_skal.htm)
May 16, 2002

1. To be up-to-date, please visit http://aca.gr once a week.
2. Send this post address to a friend who might be interested.
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MAY update from ACA.GR

Dear Fellow Audiophiles Hello,

Here we are with the latest about web-site updates and Club's activities:
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A. LAST WEB-SITE ENTRIES & UPDATES (15/4 - 15/5)

**** A Turkish Audiophile visits Athens (T. Gulsoy's impressions about Hi-End in Greece) 15 May 02
**** New Club meeting (Listening to Unity & Vienna speakers driven by Mcintosh & DIY triodes) 14 May 02
**** New entries in High End FORUM 13 May 02
**** Updated A.C.A. systems 13 May 02
**** New turntables (f/ Technics & Transrotor) 13 May 02
**** New Meetings schedule 10 May 02
**** New item for sale 09 May 02
**** New World system 09 May 02
**** New Hi-End Systems Central Page (World Systems Page split in 2 directories) 08 May 02
**** Visit last period's TOP 10 systems! 30 Apr 02
**** Visit last week's TOP 10 T/Ts! (New table, sorting T/Ts' pictures of our Gallery) 30 Apr 02
**** New World systems 29 Apr 02
**** New World system from Mexico (incredible 5-amplification horn analogue system!) 29 Apr 02
**** New Hi-End system from Istanbul 29 Apr 02
**** New turntables (f/ Linn & Michell) 29 Apr 02
**** New turntables (f/ Alphason & a.a.s.) 25 Apr 02
**** New ribbon for Genesis 300 (Extra info entered regarding ribbon's specs) 22 Apr 02
**** Analogue exercises (Presentation of a top notch pick-up updated) 20 Apr 02
**** New turntables (f/ Pro-ject) 19 Apr 02
**** New World system from Holland (JM Lab + sub driven by Monarchy) 18 Apr 02

All links above are included in the "last month's navigator" of our web-site, which is the first you should check out when you enter the site.
It refreshes at least 15 times per month and to locate it, go to left NAV-BAR (http://aca.gr), choose "Visit the latest!" and select "Last month's entries".
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B. UPCOMING EVENTS

1. Next Club meeting will be a double one, on 16 June 2002 (Sunday afternoon) at Yannis Vlahos & Ionas Sakkis listening places.

2. Last month (3 days ago) we had the pleasure to have Mr. Tuncel Gulsoy as a guest. He is a fellow Audiophile from Istanbul, past President of ihifi and honorary Member of A.C.A.

3. Next month, we will have the pleasure of Mr. Adnan Arduman's visit here. He is a past ihifi President as well, and well known from his Audio web-site 'Nuance and Fluence'.

These visits will be covered extensively in the web-site.
('High End Events' section - preliminary notes and very interesting pictures from the past visit are shown in the first file on top of the above list of updates)
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C. CLUB's WEB-SITE NEWS

1. Please note that, although an Audio web-site, ACA.GR contains also some useful files regarding:

Greek & International News
Market Watch (domestic & international with very interesting on-line features)
Great Stats Page
Various Services & Utilities
Rotating Polls etc.

Take a look at the top NAV-BAR of the web-site!)
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That's all for this month...
KEEP IN TOUCH - SEE YOU NEXT MONTH.


Christos Skaloumbakas

President of the
Audiophile Club of Athens
__________________________
web address: http://aca.gr
e-mail: http://aca.gr/email.htm
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(My Rig @ http://aca.gr/pop_skal.htm)
June 18, 2002

1. To be up-to-date, please visit http://aca.gr once a week.
2. Send this post address to a friend who might be interested.
___________________________________________

JUNE 2002 update from ACA.GR

Dear Fellow Audiophiles Hello,

Here we are with the latest about web-site updates and Club's activities:
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A. LAST WEB-SITE ENTRIES & UPDATES (19/5 - 18/6)

**** New & updated A.C.A. systems, 18 Jun
**** Updated Club Mettings Schedule, 18 Jun
**** New Club meeting (Listening to ProAc 5 & Lowther speakers, driven by DIY valve amplifiers), 17 Jun
**** People are getting crazy w/vinyl again... (Interesting FORUM posts, to be continued...), 14 Jun
**** New items for sale, 14 Jun
**** New turntables (from 'S p j', 'Progressive Engineering' & 'Rockport'), 12 Jun
**** New & updated world systems (directory a), 12 Jun
**** New turntable (from 'Transcriptor'), 07 Jun
**** New turntable (Designer's version of 'Aura'), 04 Jun
**** Updated World system (directory b), 03 Jun
**** Visit the TOP 10 T/T's of last month!, 02 Jun
**** Unbelievable web-site circulation! (11,500 visitors during past May!!!), 01 Jun
**** New entries in High End FORUM, 30 May
**** Audio... paper updated ('Low frequencies vs. room dimensions' updated w/incredible info...), 28 May
**** 'Goto' & 'ALE' horns! (Incredible pictures & comments on top horn designs!), 27 May
**** New Club meeting (Listening to Unity & Vienna speakers driven by McIntosh & DIY triodes), 27 May
**** New T/T's Central Page (More directories for our incredible T/T collection!), 26 May
**** Dealers updated ('Location Sound'), 25 May
**** New A.C.A. Member (Vangelis Goudanis), 23 May
**** Turkish Audiophile visits Athens (T. Gulsoy's impressions about Hi-End in Greece), 20 May
**** New World system from USA (Kharma Exquisite, driven by OTL using Rockport TT!), 19 May

All links above are included in the "last month's navigator" of our web-site, which is the first you should check out when you enter the site.
It refreshes at least 15 times per month and to locate it, go to left NAV-BAR (http://aca.gr), choose "Visit the latest!" and select "Last month's entries".
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B. UPCOMING EVENTS

Next Club meeting will be a double one, on 7 July 2002 (Sunday afternoon) at Manos Kodos & Yannis Tryfonidis listening places.
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C. CLUB's WEB-SITE NEWS

Please note that, ACA.GR web-site contains a very useful and effective in-site search tool.
(Take a look at the top NAV-BAR of the web-site!)
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That's all for this month...
KEEP IN TOUCH - SEE YOU NEXT MONTH.


Christos Skaloumbakas

President of the
Audiophile Club of Athens
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web address: http://aca.gr
e-mail: http://aca.gr/email.htm
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My System @ http://aca.gr/pop_skal.htm
We have to note that you are all welcome to visit our club site at www.aca.gr which contains many interesting audio papers.

Feel free to join our forum!
Dear Friends,

The Audiophile Club of Athens is back!

We are still in the process of moving our data from the old server so stay tuned, we are adding material every day!

Dont hesitate to visit the "Audio Discussions in English" Category and post anything regarding the hobby we all love!

Are new domain is www.audiophileclubathens.gr

We are waiting for you!

Mike
Please feel free to join our new site-forum at www.aca.gr !
One of the latest meetings with lots of music and joy despite the bad economy in Greece:
http://www.aca.gr/index/meetings?row=1482
Hi All:
I am looking for a quick response regarding a very very new audiogon member who says they are from Greece.  their moniker and name is  "barco (Amalia Printesi)"
No feedback and no reference but I am interested in buying from them if legit.  Does anyone know of this fellow?