I have enjoyed John's exceptional service many times. Treasure your brick and mortar places, for when the John's of this world are gone, they are gone.
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Agreed! Audio Connection in Verona N.J with John, Nick, Greg and crew are first class all the way. The Vandersteen Seminar was great fun and a great hang for audiophiles/ music lovers. It's ALWAYS a great place to hang and talk audio, with great gear and a very knowledgeable and friendly staff. John Rutan loves music and audio as much as anyone and always wants to help.
I'll be there next Saturday for the Musical Surroundings Seminar which I'm sure will be another fun, informative event.There's not too many places like Johns around anymore so if you're near the area try and stop in or make an appointment, etc. You'll be glad you did.
Yes,it was a great gathering of Audiophiles and Music lovers. John and his crew put on their usual good time (special thanks to Samier - I hope that's spelled right - and Sam who saw to it that everyone was comfortable and happy). If you weren't there you missed out on one of the very special places in Audio.
PS John soldiered on though he had a broken arm. Even with one hand he's better then most!!
Guys, I wish I knew John's crew. I'm new to the store and live in CT, so I can't get down there all the time, but since I"m wanting Vandy Treo's, I had to get there. I still need to list all my gear that I'm selling off. John has two sets of my Proacs I'm selling off as he just reconditioned them etc.... Poor guy, broke his arm. He's a health guy and will recover quickly I'm sure.
Guys, I'm a bit shy and didn't really speak with too many folks. I was the one with the walking stick (I have MS). Next time you see me in the store, please come up and say hi and that you are on this board. Love meeting new folks. Thanks.
The Musical Surroundings Seminar was great at Audio Connection today. I couldn't stay long but had a great time while there. John and his crew are a rare breed indeed. Ctsooner, next time you're in, hopefully you can meet some of the "regulars" that are devotees of John Rutan. Really is a special place with fine sounding, tried and true brands including Vandersteen, Magnepan, Audio Research, Ayre, Aesthetix,Quicksilver, Bryston, Rogue,Cary, NAD,Basis,ProAc, VPI,B&W,Rega, etc. Can't remember them all even though I have quite a few myself. The staff there can really help you reach "Audio Nirvana" and you'll be very happy, but up all night listening to your system. And now, back to my Quicksilvers!!
LOL.....Its ironic as I was close to the owner of Ocean State Audio back in the day. I have three pair of Proacs I'm selling off and a Quickie full service pre and silver monos with a ton of top line MIT cabling. Even a Krell DAC, lol. John will help me out so I can take what I get and put it towards my Vandy Treo's. Hopefully I can get everything sold pretty quickly. I will be trying to get down there next week maybe even during the week. I have a cousin who lives in Verona which is kind of neat.
Bjesien, I found the same thing. When I met him he took the time to help knowing full well that I was just kicking tires. He had no idea that I was about to sell all of my gear (three full systems of high end) and start over. There are still a few John's out there and they are scattered all over the country and we are lucky to have them. This is why I try and support my local (or at least within a 3 hour drive) stores.