Hello Ed,Im located just south in Bradenton.Ray
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Well, at least there's 4 of us. I agree that St. Cecilia Sound Gallery is a very nice audiophile store and its owner, Brian, is a great guy. It is the last place in the Bay area where analog and tube gear is better represented than ss and Brian never rushes you.
I also recommend Audio Visions South in Tampa on Henderson Blvd. George Liu, the owner, has been a close friend of mine for 20 years (disclosure item: my wife has worked for George for the last 2 years). Except for Linn, George has pulled out of the LP playback market based on lack of sales. Except for Musical Fidelity (very good CD players and integrated amps - don't know about their TT), he has also stopped carrying tube gear. But I've fallen in love with everything I've heard from Ayre.
I have been out of the analog game since 1999 and have just jumped back in with the purchase of an SME 20/2 and a Graham Phantom. If any of you guys are experienced with TT, arm and cartridge setup, it's possible I may need help setting up this rig. Let me know if you can and would be willing to help.
Thanks and good listening,
Hey, Tampa Bay area audiophiles, check out the Tampa Bay Listening Society.
We're a (growing) local high-end club with a diverse mix of interests from pure analog to state-of-the-art digital, and everything in between. We host monthly meetings to demo our systems and/or enjoy live music.
Thanks really great guys, the website looks really nice.
I'm over on the east coast in Fort lauderdale and would love to have something like that here. I know a fair amount of gents over here but few seem willing or able to build something like what you have. But they are more HT guys thn 2 channel audiophiles so to speak.
But I hope your club keeps growing and everyone is benefiting from the relationships and knowledge base.
I have not checked into this thread in a while. Its nice to see there are some real audiophiles in the Tampa Bay Area after all.
Blindjim we live in the same zip code, so we must not be far away. You have a very nice system.
Ray, your system looks like it rocks.
Kevin, you sound as though you have put a toe into the audio waters and liked what you felt!
Let's hear more from you guys.
Fellow Tampa Bay audiophiles... as posted previously, check out the Tampa Bay Listening Society. We have monthly meetings, plus LOTS of smaller scale listening sessions/gear swapping arranged between members. Our Website and Forum are still under development, but activity and membership is growing. Check out our Forum at...
Sign up, introduce yourself, and join the fun!
Just a reminder that the Tampa Bay Listening Society is alive and well, and has a new and improved website... www.thetbls.com
The forum is now up and running, and we'll be incorporating it with the full website shortly. The TBLS meets the FIRST Tues of every month, and various members hold informal listening sessions from time to time. If you live in the Tampa Bay area, check us out!
Bumping this thread!
The Suncoast Audiophile Society (https://www.meetup.com/Suncoast-Audiophile-Society/) is alive and well, with over 100 members, including some from Central Florida and as far south as Sarasota.
Now, there is also a "sister" audiophile club in Sarasota... https://www.meetup.com/SarasotaAudiophiles/, with many local audiophiles belonging to both groups.