Did you ever get a club started? I would be interested to correspond with you, I am the president of Pacific Northwest Audio Society in Seattle (audiosociety.org) we meet once a month on Mercer Island, maybe I can give you some pointers.
Ah the lonely world of Audiophilia. My co workers don't understand, my wife pities me (just kidding). I live in Albany, Oregon home of no respectable audio stores. I lived in Corvallis for 21 yrs where there is only one credible audio store (I do not consider an audio store with car stereo junk and decibel contests credible). We only had Northwest Audio Labs and it's proprietor Jim Ott. Jim is a true audiophile and gentleman. Unfortunately due to the the size of his store he can only carry a couple of brands NAD, Marantz, Paradigm, and Boston Acoustics. 40 miles to the south in Eugene is Bradford's Home Entertainment whose proprietors Geoff and Tim are great to work with and they have a great range of products from Vandersteen to Magnepan, form Musical Fidelity and Creek to Denon and Marantz, as well as Rotel, Paradigm, and B&W. It's a great store. 80 miles north is Portland and several great stores but my personal fave is stereotypes they are laid back and thaey have great equipment. Anyway it would be graet to have a local audio club. Anyone interested!
Good sounding stereo is alive in Medford - at least in my house.
20 years ago I lived in Southern California and had the very fortunate opportunity to participate in an audio club which counted among it's members Albert von Schweikert. At that time he would trundle his hand-made 'experimental' loudspeakers to the various members homes. His home-brewed devices sounded superior to any of the high-end loudspeakers which could be audioned in the high-end rooms around the Claremont area. His loudspeakers sounded like live music. Remarkable.
Live in Albany.......guess that makes 2, hey! Have done much business with Jim @ NWAL and also Stereotypes up in Portland. When first getting into high end audio 25 years ago, I spent most of my time at Corner Audio (Joe Weber). Might be interested in some kind of get togethers.
Eugene based Superphon Inc. Is offering private auditions of thier new product line if you are interested contact Chuck Jones. 541-579-1374 I would also be willing to bring our products to your club meeting if you chose to invite us.
HI, I would like to connect with some audiophiles in the Portland, Or. area. My audio pasion are tubes because I find them magical in both sound reproduction and in collecting them, not to mention the fun of "tube rolling". I use two large and highly modifed Altec Lansing theatre amps that put out around 150w of DHT Triode in P-P mode. They are great match with my Coincident speakers.
So, if this sound familar and there are more people here in town and would like to get together to pass along thier experiences or like to trade,etc. Then drop me a line.
We have a very active audio club in Seattle, you can get on our newsletter distribution list if you contact me. there are samples on line. You can find us on the web. Jerry, President of Pacific Northwest Audio Society
I'm interested in a Portland Club or maybe "listening Parties". I was a member of the Seattle club several years ago and it was fun. It's fun to listen to your music on other systems, and it's fun to listen to other people's musical picks. I'd like to do that here in Portland. Please contact me.
Sorry it has taken so long to respond. I was out for a while recovering from minor knee surgery.
I contacted a couple of people in the area about this with sparse results. One fellow and I have traded visits and another communicated via e-mail for a while but haven't heard from him lately. Where are you located? I am in the Sandy area. I would look forward to mutual listening sessions.
I have had the curse/pleasure of being an audiophile for 35+ years.
System: Cary SLI-80 tube integrated amp McIntosh 7270 Martin Logan Aeon I speakers Pioneer Elite DVD/CD Music Hall MMF-7 turntable with Project Tube Box pre-amp AKG 701 headphones
Our group, audiofoos of Portland, would like to be invited to new, prospective members' homes as an introduction. There would only be 2 folks from the group. This is just to get to know you. Then we'd like to have you join us for listening sessions at our homes which happen once a month or so. If this is acceptable to anyone in the Portland area, please shoot me an email. Happy listening.