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REXTON
14-02-2015, 22:11
Just a thought? I'd certainly like to meet, chat hifi with others in the Yorkshire area.

YNWaN
15-02-2015, 00:09
Yorkshire, as a whole, is a mighty big area.

RichB
15-02-2015, 01:00
Fab idea... you could call your meet ups the YOBO!

audioquiz
15-02-2015, 01:55
i'm intrested, but i live in north yorkshire, or are we just gonna do a grand tour of all yorkshire? north, then east, then south, and then west. defo sounds a good idea

REXTON
15-02-2015, 09:41
Just looking for interest at the moment. I know that quite few people on AOS are from the Wakefield, Sheffield, Leeds area but I'm not sure about the distribution of other AOS members within the Yorkshire area, hence the expression of "interest" rather than a decleration of intent to set up a new group. :)

REXTON
15-02-2015, 09:42
Fab idea... you could call your meet ups the YOBO!

Go on then what's the acronym?

RichB
15-02-2015, 09:44
FWIW anything happening in Yorkshire would get my attention.

Leeds is a 90minute drive for me so more than doable.

The Barbarian
15-02-2015, 13:48
Yorkshire, as a whole, is a mighty big area.

Just a bit since it's the biggest county in the UK.
Count me out i have no time for other peoples views on Hi-Fi, as an hobby has been long time over for me, i use what i use i think what i hear sounds good to my ears. jobs a good un.

Gordon Steadman
15-02-2015, 13:55
Go on then what's the acronym?

Yorkshire Oiks Bake Off?

YNWaN
15-02-2015, 14:07
I'm not sure that a bake off is what is being proposed - after all, there's nothing stopping anyone from hosting one of them currently.

REXTON
15-02-2015, 15:19
FWIW anything happening in Yorkshire would get my attention.

Leeds is a 90minute drive for me so more than doable.

Great, thats a start I suppose.


Just a bit since it's the biggest county in the UK.
Count me out i have no time for other peoples views on Hi-Fi, as an hobby has been long time over for me, i use what i use i think what i hear sounds good to my ears. jobs a good un.

Thats a great shame. :(


Yorkshire Oiks Bake Off?

Hmmm, what about Young Offenders Bring Ordio (SIC we cant spell in Yorkshire).



I'm not sure that a bake off is what is being proposed - after all, there's nothing stopping anyone from hosting one of them currently.

Bake off's would be cool. I'm sure something like that would go down a storm. Depends of what people want.

YNWaN
16-02-2015, 12:07
I think that when successful hi-fi clubs have been run in the past the organisers have sort of themed each meet. So, for example, they may arrange for it to take place at a dealers, or have an industry spokesman talk about a new product, or centre it on interconnects, or phonostages etc. I think it would help if people had a focus.

My earlier comment regarding Yorkshire being a big place wasn't intended as flippant either. I would be interested in such a club but it does ultimately depend on where it would take place - if local to me then obviously no issue but the further afield it is the more awkward it would be (I realise this is obvious).

Also, I suppose it would be useful to consider what people would actually want to get out of such a club - i.e. Is it just a socialise with hi-fi being very much secondary or is it primarily about the hobby with a social element attached (not sure I have explained that very well)? If it's about sharing experience then I'm not sure that the forum doesn't ready serve that roll?

REXTON
16-02-2015, 12:21
I think that when successful hi-fi clubs have been run in the past the organisers have sort of themed each meet. So, for example, they may arrange for it to take place at a dealers, or have an industry spokesman talk about a new product, or centre it on interconnects, or phonostages etc. I think it would help if people had a focus.

My earlier comment regarding Yorkshire being a big place wasn't intended as flippant either. I would be interested in such a club but it does ultimately depend on where it would take place - if local to me then obviously no issue but the further afield it is the more awkward it would be (I realise this is obvious).

Also, I suppose it would be useful to consider what people would actually want to get out of such a club - i.e. Is it just a socialise with hi-fi being very much secondary or is it primarily about the hobby with a social element attached (not sure I have explained that very well)? If it's about sharing experience then I'm not sure that the forum doesn't ready serve that roll?

Some very good points. I live in wakefield but was thinking of Huddersfield due to the fact it has several dealers in the town centre and probably one of the best vinyl shops around. Huddersfield has good links to Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and Wakefield (and many others). The train station has two very good pubs and the dealers and record shop are is within 300 yards of the train station and I'm sure these guys would be interested in helping out.

YNWaN
16-02-2015, 12:29
I think that's probably an hour away (by car) from me which sound doable and your logic seems sound :). As you say, rope in the dealers and the record shop - sounds very promising.

The Barbarian
16-02-2015, 12:39
I would think the most attractive thing regarding private clubs is to totally omit commercial Audio ie: No dealers or any such mainstream equipment.

REXTON
16-02-2015, 12:50
I would think the most attractive thing regarding private clubs is to totally omit commercial Audio ie: No dealers or any such mainstream equipment.

It wouldn't always be that way, roping in dealers is just one facet of what could be achieved. I think an organic approach would be needed where suggestions from club members could determine how a club could be run i.e a simple meeting in a pub to discuss hifi with a few beers and a curry one week and then possibly a demo of the latest hifi kit in dealers shop for the next time around. It looks like it won't be happening. I expected more replies and interaction than this :(.

The Barbarian
16-02-2015, 12:57
Yeh not much feedback. Thing is i would never fit in, anything that is out of my own ideal i would either not turn up next time around or just completely switch off :D

YNWaN
16-02-2015, 12:58
It looks like it won't be happening. I expected more replies and interaction than this :(.

Yes, I understand. Unfortunately the reality is that the number of members who regularly post (on all the forums, not just AoS) is relatively small and some who would potentially be interested may not have seen the thread. It is difficult because there may well be people on pfm or the Wam who would be interested in such a club but either haven't seen the thread or consider it an AoS only thing and not for them.

The Barbarian
16-02-2015, 13:01
That what you get from each Forum being insular.

YNWaN
16-02-2015, 13:04
I don't personally consider myself a member of any particular forum but reading posts it is clear that some people do think of themselves that way - that's down to the individuals though rather than being a forum issue as such.

The Barbarian
16-02-2015, 13:15
Without People there is no Forums. in other words a posting board is only a Tool for a poster, many posters make up a forum. It's the click on Forums that are the danger. Say you are a Flat earther :rolleyes: into say Naim/Linn what forum are you going to choose to post? If you a Techy & Tannoy fanboy what forum are you gonna choose? etc instead of concentrating on certain products & beliefs forum posters may become more as one interacting with one another.

Probably the only reason i choose AOS is i can talk freely about vintage gear, i know there is a few members that like the same stuff & most importantly i can be naughty & cross the line :D i doubt i could do any of this sucessfully on another forum. The only downside to AOS for me is a shortage of Sense of Humour & some people are far too serious. A meeting full of people like that would be my worse nightmare.

YNWaN
16-02-2015, 13:27
Well I would say that the sense of 'community' that a forum may illicit is 90% illusion. I have only a passing interest in Tannoy's etc. but I still post on this forum. Regarding sense of humour I would say that the nature of writing posts is not an easy medium in which to convey humour as so much comedy is down to timing and inflection.

Audio Al
16-02-2015, 13:32
I tried this last year down London way

It never got off the ground :(

Had about 6 people interested who all had different ideas

I was hoping for a monthly meeting , others said every 3 months is enough

I was looking at a venus that would require a payment of £20 per hour ( this cost would need to be covered by those attending ) as my home is not big enough for a event like this.

My idea would be for each person in turn to bring his or her system along for us all to enjoy and talk about , the good the bad and the ugly , suggest way of improving / setting up ( if vinyl ) , if vinyl other could bring pre amps to swap etc

Plenty of variation is good :)

The Barbarian
16-02-2015, 13:33
Mark:
What im trying to say because some peoples main interest maybe say Naim/Linn they are hardly going to spend time on a forum that chats about Techy/Tannoy are they. I would not because i would have zero interest. The more of a certain fan on a certain forum the more those products will be talked about hence members will stick to the forum of their choice.

The Barbarian
16-02-2015, 13:38
I tried this last year down London way

It never got off the ground :(

Had about 6 people interested who all had different ideas

I was hoping for a monthly meeting , others said every 3 months is enough

I was looking at a venus that would require a payment of £20 per hour ( this cost would need to be covered by those attending ) as my home is not big enough for a event like this.

My idea would be for each person in turn to bring his or her system along for us all to enjoy and talk about , the good the bad and the ugly , suggest way of improving / setting up ( if vinyl ) , if vinyl other could bring pre amps to swap etc

Plenty of variation is good :)

Al
People are naturally self centered: Look after No.1! Thay are hardly gonna pay for something that does not at least cover their best interest..No clubs only work if everyone is into the same thing. Do you honestly think someone into British Vintage bikes would give the time of day to Japanese super bike fanboy within a club?

Audio Al
16-02-2015, 13:42
Al
People are naturally self centered: Look after No.1! Thay are hardly gonna pay for something that does not at least cover their best interest..No clubs only work if everyone is into the same thing. Do you honestly think someone into British Vintage bikes would give the time of day to Japanese super bike fanboy within a club?

Most people are OPEN MINDED , myself included , rather than stuck in a rut

The Barbarian
16-02-2015, 13:51
That's not very nice Al. For that im not gonna let you come to my club :eyebrows:

Audio Al
16-02-2015, 13:53
That's not very nice Al. For that im not gonna let you come to my club :eyebrows:

:lol::rfl:

REXTON
16-02-2015, 14:27
I will add some comments when I get back home. ;)

YNWaN
16-02-2015, 15:22
I would be happy to pay a club fee to cover venue costs etc.

RichB
16-02-2015, 16:20
Go on then what's the acronym?

Yorkshire Bake Off...

We have the NEBO, North East. You can have a YOBO!

mik_rik
16-02-2015, 16:55
Would be very interested,but a long way for me, unfortunately.Nebo's are attended by very knowledgable people who are able to laugh about things and most importantly at themselves.Only by listening to gear which is not your "usual "do you move on and learn that either there is something else or reinforces your belief in what you already have.Come away from each Nebo with a "wishlist " of gear and sounds.

REXTON
16-02-2015, 17:27
Without People there is no Forums. in other words a posting board is only a Tool for a poster, many posters make up a forum. It's the click on Forums that are the danger. Say you are a Flat earther :rolleyes: into say Naim/Linn what forum are you going to choose to post? If you a Techy & Tannoy fanboy what forum are you gonna choose? etc instead of concentrating on certain products & beliefs forum posters may become more as one interacting with one another.

Probably the only reason i choose AOS is i can talk freely about vintage gear, i know there is a few members that like the same stuff & most importantly i can be naughty & cross the line :D i doubt i could do any of this sucessfully on another forum. The only downside to AOS for me is a shortage of Sense of Humour & some people are far too serious. A meeting full of people like that would be my worse nightmare.

That's all fair comment. You have some fantastic retro hifi. I would love to see your Ferrograph amp and discuss Prog with you. I'd also like to hear some of your other gear. It could all be done with a sense of humour, I'm the least serious person I know. ;)




Well I would say that the sense of 'community' that a forum may illicit is 90% illusion. I have only a passing interest in Tannoy's etc. but I still post on this forum. Regarding sense of humour I would say that the nature of writing posts is not an easy medium in which to convey humour as so much comedy is down to timing and inflection.

You may have a passing interest in Tannoy's but your really into your NS1000's :D This is another example of me wanting to hear these speakers. I'm intrigued by your x-0 and active/passive configuration. I may also get you to make me one of your magnetic clamps at some stage ;)


I tried this last year down London way

It never got off the ground :(

Had about 6 people interested who all had different ideas

I was hoping for a monthly meeting , others said every 3 months is enough

I was looking at a venus that would require a payment of £20 per hour ( this cost would need to be covered by those attending ) as my home is not big enough for a event like this.

My idea would be for each person in turn to bring his or her system along for us all to enjoy and talk about , the good the bad and the ugly , suggest way of improving / setting up ( if vinyl ) , if vinyl other could bring pre amps to swap etc

Plenty of variation is good :)

Al' thats really sad. I think this is where a good pub comes into it's own. Some of the pubs in my neck of the woods have free rooms that you can use so long as you spend sufficient behind the bar.




I would be happy to pay a club fee to cover venue costs etc.

I'd quite happily chip in a few quid as well.

REXTON
16-02-2015, 17:34
Would be very interested,but a long way for me, unfortunately.Nebo's are attended by very knowledgable people who are able to laugh about things and most importantly at themselves.Only by listening to gear which is not your "usual "do you move on and learn that either there is something else or reinforces your belief in what you already have.Come away from each Nebo with a "wishlist " of gear and sounds.

Well I have classic hifi 1/2 mile away from where I live. I have Audiovation, MCRU in Huddersfield. Mark and Simon from Sheffield are extremely knowledgable about building high end phonostages and speaker modification. I've got a fair old but of modified vintage kit. We have Andre in south Yorkshire. I'm sure plenty of others are lurking!!!

YNWaN
16-02-2015, 20:01
Most manufacturers also welcome tours by audio clubs and having visited a number of the UK's manufacturers in the past (Linn, Naim, Quad, Arcam, Mission, Meridian) I can attest to how interesting such visits are.

I don't think it's realistic (or fair) to expect someone to host a club night at their home. Some pubs are happy enough to host such a night in the body of the pub or in a separate room but where I live (in a city) they all charge for use of private rooms so some extra charge is inevitable.

Floyddroid
17-02-2015, 22:09
That has a ring to it Richie
Fab idea... you could call your meet ups the YOBO!

YNWaN
17-02-2015, 22:12
A gold coin signet ring?

Ronksley
17-02-2015, 22:32
Most manufacturers also welcome tours by audio clubs and having visited a number of the UK's manufacturers in the past (Linn, Naim, Quad, Arcam, Mission, Meridian) I can attest to how interesting such visits are.

I don't think it's realistic (or fair) to expect someone to host a club night at their home. Some pubs are happy enough to host such a night in the body of the pub or in a separate room but where I live (in a city) they all charge for use of private rooms so some extra charge is inevitable.

Deffinately interested in hearing different systems and meeting up with other people to discuss stuff and beer
I think going round some manufacturers could be very interesting
Just I hope I get well enough to do such things
When you say club night makes me think of a night club would be good to have access to a venue where we could really crank it up !!!!:gig:

YNWaN
17-02-2015, 23:42
I don't know if this idea will actually get past the idea stage (as REXTON said earlier, there hasn't exactly been an avalanche of interest) but one of the problems (alluded to earlier) is that people all have different ideas as to what they want from an audio club.

RichB
18-02-2015, 00:02
I think Floyddroid lights the way here. He took a punt on organising a small meetup and it's turned out to be popular enough to warrant a larger venue. Even if I only speak for myself I've got to know and like many of the people and that alone would keep me coming back.

I think if you build it Andrew they will come. I wouldn't call NEBO a hifI club as such, even if that's what my Mrs calls it:lol: For me the forum sort of does that and provides knowledge, resources and other like-minded souls. Start it small and see where it goes. There must be plenty church halls and community centres will give you space for a modest donation. Get a few people together in a room chatting and enjoying music and it will take the form it is meant to have.

YNWaN
18-02-2015, 00:45
I think you are right that a forum already fulfils many of the roles of a club - in fact the only thing it doesn't offer is face to face meeting - which not everyone wants anyway.

Floyddroid
18-02-2015, 17:03
Can i join even if i don't live in Yorkshire?

Marco
18-02-2015, 17:37
Only if you pass the initiation test.... :eyebrows:

Marco.

RichB
18-02-2015, 18:27
Only if you pass the initiation test.... :eyebrows:

Marco.

Which is surviving an afternoon in the p**s with the North East Prog Collective :eyebrows:

Marco
18-02-2015, 18:32
In which case I think Steve'll pass with flying colours! :D

Marco.

YNWaN
18-02-2015, 20:04
In the p**s!?

REXTON
18-02-2015, 20:13
Deffinately interested in hearing different systems and meeting up with other people to discuss stuff and beer
I think going round some manufacturers could be very interesting
Just I hope I get well enough to do such things
When you say club night makes me think of a night club would be good to have access to a venue where we could really crank it up !!!!:gig:

All these things could be organised. Forgot to mention we have Sugden Audio in Cleckheaton which is a 10 minute drive from where I live and I think about the same distance from Huddersfield.



I don't know if this idea will actually get past the idea stage (as REXTON said earlier, there hasn't exactly been an avalanche of interest) but one of the problems (alluded to earlier) is that people all have different ideas as to what they want from an audio club.

We could take an organic approach and discuss how the club could evolve. Nothing has to be set in stone.



I think Floyddroid lights the way here. He took a punt on organising a small meetup and it's turned out to be popular enough to warrant a larger venue. Even if I only speak for myself I've got to know and like many of the people and that alone would keep me coming back.

I think if you build it Andrew they will come. I wouldn't call NEBO a hifI club as such, even if that's what my Mrs calls it:lol: For me the forum sort of does that and provides knowledge, resources and other like-minded souls. Start it small and see where it goes. There must be plenty church halls and community centres will give you space for a modest donation. Get a few people together in a room chatting and enjoying music and it will take the form it is meant to have.

Yeah, I'm beginning to think that this might be the only way forward.



Can i join even if i don't live in Yorkshire?

Yeah if you want, more the merrier. I love prog as well. :D

The Barbarian
18-02-2015, 20:19
Yeah if you want, more the merrier. I love prog as well. :D

What even new fangled pretend prog? ;)

RichB
18-02-2015, 21:14
In the p**s!?

Lol, on... although some places you may as well be hahaha

Marco
18-02-2015, 22:47
Is that where the women drink pints of Newkie Broon and shave twice a day [I'm not just talking about their armpits], and have bigger 'saddle bags' than John Wayne? :eyebrows:

Marco.

RichB
18-02-2015, 22:56
Is that where the women drink pints of Newkie Broon and shave twice a day [I'm not just talking about their armpits], and have bigger 'saddle bags' than John Wayne? :eyebrows:

Marco.

Didn't realise you'd met Mrs B before:lol:

Newcastle is full of gorgeous wimmin actually, the trouble only starts when they open their gobs!

Marco
18-02-2015, 23:05
:lolsign:

Yeah, their 'oral' skills lie in other areas! :D

Marco.

The Barbarian
19-02-2015, 04:50
:lolsign:

REXTON
24-02-2015, 13:41
Made some progress. It looks like a local vinyl shop in wakefield would be interested in supplying some free space to a few vinyl heads at the same time as when they are running a vinyl fair. This would take place at unity hall in Wakefield. This is great news as unity hall is an excellent venue which would give us plenty of space. We have good local train and motor way links and we have lots of excellent bars and places to eat quite near by.

Marco
24-02-2015, 14:11
Great stuff, Andy! Iíd be willing to travel to take part in something like that, so letís make it happen :)

Marco.

The Barbarian
24-02-2015, 15:13
Whose that then Andy Wah Wah?

REXTON
24-02-2015, 15:21
Whose that then Andy Wah Wah?

No I haven't spoken to them yet.

RichB
24-02-2015, 16:52
Looks like a decent venue, its less than 2 hours drive for me so no problem.

REXTON
24-02-2015, 18:45
Sounds promising. I'll have a word with Wah Wah records and see if they would come and support us or maybe do some sort of special offer.

Pieoftheday
16-03-2015, 15:52
i'd no idea there was still a record shop in wakefield, i remember EGS and J.A.T records many years ago, happy days:)

REXTON
16-03-2015, 16:43
i'd no idea there was still a record shop in wakefield, i remember EGS and J.A.T records many years ago, happy days:)

This might be of some interest


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nhvOt4HUEs

I used to spend more time in the back playing arcade games than buying Vinyl.

James send me a PM i live in Wakefield as well! Have you been in WahWah records yet???

The Barbarian
16-03-2015, 16:57
Regarding the Jive Bunny & the master mixes , well the Studio is a 5 mins walk from our house.. Its on the same road as the High End Studio equipment manufacturer 'Drawmer'..

That Video was shot around 1989

The Barbarian
16-03-2015, 17:03
rgEj0r2g4oQ

:D

Pieoftheday
16-03-2015, 17:26
This might be of some interest


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nhvOt4HUEs

I used to spend more time in the back playing arcade games than buying Vinyl.

James send me a PM i live in Wakefield as well! Have you been in WahWah records yet???

brilliant!! went to school with the blonde haired chap behind the counter and the lad with the jive bunny record was a drummer in a local band. yeah the arcade, DEFENDER!!! wahoo

REXTON
16-03-2015, 17:32
James,

Bit of a long shot, can you remember the Chinese guy that used to be able to score a million on defender. I could probably even recollect the layout of the arcade games I spent that long in that little back room. :eek:

Pieoftheday
16-03-2015, 17:37
James,

Bit of a long shot, can you remember the Chinese guy that used to be able to score a million on defender. I could probably even recollect the layout of the arcade games I spent that long in that little back room. :eek:

no i dont remember, i were shit at it, all those buttons,much easier on the Atari 2600:carrot: havnt been in wah wah records yet, only found out about it today whilst reading this thread, i should get out more

Firebottle
16-03-2015, 18:29
rgEj0r2g4oQ

:D

How I wished I lived in Sheffield, these guys are brilliant. Been trawling their Youtube videos, so funny :lol:

Andrei
16-03-2015, 18:51
James,

Bit of a long shot, can you remember the Chinese guy that used to be able to score a million on defender. I could probably even recollect the layout of the arcade games I spent that long in that little back room. :eek:

Defender!! Also known as Planetoid I believe. I recall two of my brothers regularly scoring over 700K.

Ronksley
16-03-2015, 19:23
How I wished I lived in Sheffield, these guys are brilliant. Been trawling their Youtube videos, so funny :lol:

Me too
I was last in Record Collector on Thursday great little shop

The Barbarian
16-03-2015, 19:33
Yes Shut Wed tho..

REXTON
16-03-2015, 19:34
Defender!! Also known as Planetoid I believe. I recall two of my brothers regularly scoring over 700K.

My arcade game of choice was Gyruss by Konami, I managed 3.3 million I played last year and only managed about 500k. I'm now 20 years older with slower reflexes. :rolleyes:

The Barbarian
16-03-2015, 19:45
Best record shop in sheff was Violet May's

Gazjam
18-03-2015, 21:57
HiFi Club?
I'd never join any Club that would have me as a member...

Word to the Wise from us Scottish Mafia types?
Don't be so organised, especially in the early days of setting something up.
End of the day we are all into our stereo's, just go with the flow and turn up when there's an invite.

Say Hi, introduce yourself and let it be. Its all good. :)

Arcades, Defender?
Big arcade guy in the 80's....Have one in the house - build a MAME cabinet!

wee tee cee
19-03-2015, 02:09
The Scottish boys get together on a regular basis. Always good craic/music/grub.....I always discover new music and a different direction to take my system. We all like different music/sounds/systems but you never stop learning.
Be warned though it can give your wallet a kicking!!!

BTH K10A
19-03-2015, 07:44
Does thee alla whippets 'n pigeons intoa t' club :eyebrows:

RichB
19-03-2015, 08:09
Does thee alla whippets 'n pigeons intoa t' club :eyebrows:

Nope, but we'd let folks from the SE in so we're not choosy.

Whilst on the issue of regional difference, doesn't it seems that the most active communities are in the North and Scotland. Wondered why SE folks haven't got something going themselves.

Perhaps some of the stereotypes about the north are true, Maybe we are all just friendlier :)

brian2957
19-03-2015, 08:10
No , the haggis would eat them :lol:

Marco
19-03-2015, 08:44
Whilst on the issue of regional difference, doesn't it seems that the most active communities are in the North and Scotland. Wondered why SE folks haven't got something going themselves.

Perhaps some of the stereotypes about the north are true, Maybe we are all just friendlier :)

There’s definitely something in that I think, although I’m not sure it applies to anyone here. In my experience, amongst the general public I’ve met over the years. ‘southerners’ tend to be more distant and aloof. They're definitely a different ‘sort'.

It’s no co-incidence, I feel therefore, that the three friendliest cities I've been to in the UK (where there are the warmest, cheeriest, most down to earth people), without question, are Glasgow, Liverpool and Newcastle :)

Worst of all, by some margin, was London! Go figure…

On a much smaller scale, in that respect, it’s also interesting comparing Chester with Wrexham. One city (and a very large town, which should be city), less than 15 miles apart, but that couldn’t be more different!

Marco.

Firebottle
19-03-2015, 08:58
I guess it's the same with any big capital city.
It's said the rural French hate the Germans (for obvious historical reasons), the Belgians and Parisians.

:) Alan

Marco
19-03-2015, 09:10
I guess it's the same with any big capital city.


Perhaps, Alan, hence why these days I wouldn’t thank you to live in one. In that respect, there’s also a HUGE difference between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

As for France, it’s often said here (mainly amongst the English) that the French are unfriendly and arrogant, which is the complete opposite experience we’ve had in nearly 50 years of visiting France on its own, and whilst en-route (by car) to Italy.

However, we always go ‘off the beaten track’, and stay well away from cities, which is generally where you meet the most genuine people :)

Marco.

Gazjam
19-03-2015, 10:56
Perhaps, Alan, hence why these days I wouldn’t thank you to live in one. In that respect, there’s also a HUGE difference between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Marco.

YkhtpYIRHAU&feature=youtu.be

:)

Marco
19-03-2015, 11:55
:lolsign:

"Ye'll get more fun at a Glesga stabbing than an Edinburgh wedding!"

How true! :lol:

Marco.

337alant
08-04-2015, 22:27
:lolsign:

"Ye'll get more fun at a Glesga stabbing than an Edinburgh wedding!"

How true! :lol:

Marco.
:rofl: LOL :lol: I liked that one Marko

Alan

337alant
08-04-2015, 22:37
Id say just organise a meet up even if only half a dozen turn up with some kit to put a couple of systems together its good crack and never a true bake off more experimenting
I remember Steve being really worried about the lack of response to his first Nebos but a lot more turned up than expected so all was well.
Steve just has a donations Jar to pay for the room, he's usually to piss*d to sort that out though LOL
Id be interested at coming down as I am often down at York for week ends

Alan

RichB
09-04-2015, 07:08
Id say just organise a meet up even if only half a dozen turn up with some kit to put a couple of systems together its good crack and never a true bake off more experimenting
I remember Steve being really worried about the lack of response to his first Nebos but a lot more turned up than expected so all was well.
Steve just has a donations Jar to pay for the room, he's usually to piss*d to sort that out though LOL
Id be interested at coming down as I am often down at York for week ends

Alan

Precisely, that's what I enjoy... getting to hear kit and systems I'd never normally come across and being able to chat with the people who build it... Usually through trial and error throughout the course of the day a mega system gets constructed. The sound of Marcos deck playing through Nick's music first phono stage and your amps had me pretty much enthralled at the last meet up.

Also if we'd known earlier on how good Ali's 300B monos would sound with my speakers we might have built some of systems earlier in the day a bit differently. Trial and error is the name of the game.

337alant
09-04-2015, 10:14
Also if we'd known earlier on how good Ali's 300B monos would sound with my speakers we might have built some of systems earlier in the day a bit differently
Funny that Rich I had been to the bar when you set that up and as soon as I walked into the room you could hear immediately is was just right and it made your system just gel together

Like you I like the possibility of being able to hear the combinations of kit that you just cant demo anywhere, Ive heard more Valve amps in the last year than in the last 20 years and I am impressed as how good they are, pre and power
Alan

Floyddroid
09-04-2015, 15:14
Eee, the cheek of it! i may have had a few Guiness.
Id say just organise a meet up even if only half a dozen turn up with some kit to put a couple of systems together its good crack and never a true bake off more experimenting
I remember Steve being really worried about the lack of response to his first Nebos but a lot more turned up than expected so all was well.
Steve just has a donations Jar to pay for the room, he's usually to piss*d to sort that out though LOL
Id be interested at coming down as I am often down at York for week ends

Alan

337alant
09-04-2015, 16:32
Eee, the cheek of it! i may have had a few Guiness.

LOL only joking Steve

Alan

RichB
09-04-2015, 17:03
Eee, the cheek of it! i may have had a few Guiness.

I'd say you were more tired and overcome with emotion at the brilliance of the event than p***ed ;):lol:

Floyddroid
09-04-2015, 17:34
Yes Rich i would too. However, i think alan rumbled me ha ha:cool::comatose:.
I'd say you were more tired and overcome with emotion at the brilliance of the event than p***ed ;):lol:

337alant
09-04-2015, 18:38
There was a picture taken of Steve, LesW and myself near the end of the night
I don't have a copy but I'm sure that picture would show the true story :eyebrows: :lol:

Alan

Floyddroid
09-04-2015, 21:05
I'll be good at Nebo 6 Alan.
There was a picture taken of Steve, LesW and myself near the end of the night
I don't have a copy but I'm sure that picture would show the true story :eyebrows: :lol:

Alan

RichB
09-04-2015, 22:20
I'll be good at Nebo 6 Alan.

I won't....:cool::cool::cool::drunk::vomfest::partyt ime::gig::guitar::uhho:

trio leo
09-04-2015, 22:36
I can't be bothered reading through 93 posts, is there a consensus that a Yorkshire HiFi club should be tried?

cheers Al

Floyddroid
10-04-2015, 06:34
I think it would be a splendid idea. Try using the voting system here and holding a pole. You might get a better picture then. Also it would be better for interested folk to pm you with their intention.

REXTON
10-04-2015, 08:07
How do you get a voting pole setup?

Floyddroid
10-04-2015, 09:39
I think you may have to go into your settings. Failing that contact Marco
How do you get a voting pole setup?

Barry
10-04-2015, 14:33
How do you get a voting pole setup?

Let me know what the question is and I'll set up a pole for you.

REXTON
10-04-2015, 16:33
Quite simple really.

Who wants a HiFi club in West Yorkshire area?

Ta.

Andy

The Barbarian
10-04-2015, 16:39
:whistle:

struth
10-04-2015, 17:19
Seems Barry forgot so there you go lads

Barry
10-04-2015, 17:21
Seems Barry forgot so there you go lads

Sorry, I had to go out and have only just got back!

Darren
10-04-2015, 20:40
:whistle:

Its a shame that you aren't interested in people visiting and listening to your system hifi Andre. I think your approach to system building has some unique aspects and it would be fascinating to hear what results you get and have the opportunity to discuss your priorities.
I live in Lancashire but I do think that the thing that would draw me to a hifi club is bring able to visit members homes and experience their systems in action. The Wam seem good at this - I've had some friendly invitations based purely on my location.

The Barbarian
10-04-2015, 20:48
Thing is Darren i have no interest in Hi-Fi any more. i would just be bored to tears listerning to it..It's just how is with me nowadays, at least i got the been there farting about for 30+ years 'T' Shirt. Im just finishing off completing a system i bought in 1982 {The best sounding system i ever owned regardless of how cheap it was, well not so cheap back then}..

Darren
10-04-2015, 22:57
Thing is Darren i have no interest in Hi-Fi any more. i would just be bored to tears listerning to it..It's just how is with me nowadays, at least i got the been there farting about for 30+ years 'T' Shirt. Im just finishing off completing a system i bought in 1982 {The best sounding system i ever owned regardless of how cheap it was, well not so cheap back then}..
That's fair play Andre and you are upfront so I knew what your reply would be. I can understand anyone being bored with a hobby interest after thirty years.
I was just deceived by the fact that you always seem to be buying, selling or refurbishing hifi and that you hang around on a hifi forum a great deal.... .( ignore me I'm only gently ribbing you)

REXTON
11-04-2015, 08:17
Let me know what the question is and I'll set up a pole for you.

Thanks Barry, let's see what happens!

The Barbarian
11-04-2015, 11:41
That's fair play Andre and you are upfront so I knew what your reply would be. I can understand anyone being bored with a hobby interest after thirty years.
I was just deceived by the fact that you always seem to be buying, selling or refurbishing hifi and that you hang around on a hifi forum a great deal.... .( ignore me I'm only gently ribbing you)

All my collection of mint fully restored Vintage gear is all just about gone now. Just have a couple more things to get rid of now..I don't honestly know why i hang around here tbh.. I do like to help people out when i can i guess..

Darren
11-04-2015, 14:12
I do like to help people out when i can i guess..

...... And theres nothing wrong with that pal. You advised me on pink triangle bits a few years ago. So ta.

Floyddroid
12-04-2015, 20:19
It's looking good innit?

REXTON
12-04-2015, 21:04
It's looking good innit?

What? That people want a club?

BTH K10A
02-05-2015, 18:57
How do you get a voting pole setup?

Can you fly a flag off of this Pole ;)

YNWaN
03-05-2015, 09:41
Unfortunately I feel it's highly unlikely that this idea will proceed any further.

REXTON
03-05-2015, 09:55
It was only an IC. Don't rule anything out.

Andy831
12-06-2015, 12:51
I am an infrequent visitor to AOS and tend to only pop into classifieds so I missed this thread, but since I am just about in West Yorkshire (by about 350 yards) I would have an interest if this got off the ground, so I will vote "yes"

REXTON
12-06-2015, 15:49
Andy,

You have some nice kit, how about some pics?

From

Another Andy!

Marco
12-06-2015, 17:29
You should go and hear Andy's big Tannoys, Rexty, and see his beautiful house. The view alone from his lounge is worth it! Stunning.... :eek:

Nice to see you checking in again, Andy. You're really too much of a stranger!

Marco.

REXTON
12-06-2015, 18:04
You should go and hear Andy's big Tannoys, Rexty, and see his beautiful house. The view alone from his lounge is worth it! Stunning.... :eek:

Nice to see you checking in again, Andy. You're really too much of a stranger!

Marco.

Maybe so, but I'll have a listen to my Wariwck cabs coming from paul at RFC first. Tuned for my own personal listening room!

Andy831
13-06-2015, 09:29
Andy,

You have some nice kit, how about some pics?

From

Another Andy!

Hi Andy

I am really not good with a camera in my hands :lolsign:

You have some interesting stuff too, maybe we should organize a small mini bake I will come and have a listen to your's and then you can come and have a listen to mine. (Sorry my listening room is quite small and I can only realistically entertain 1 or max 2 guests at a time :reel::reel:)

And

Andy831
13-06-2015, 09:35
You should go and hear Andy's big Tannoys, Rexty, and see his beautiful house. The view alone from his lounge is worth it! Stunning.... :eek:

Nice to see you checking in again, Andy. You're really too much of a stranger!

Marco.

Kind words Marco Thank You.

Your right whenever I do "pop in " I always find some interesting stuff, so I will try and not be so much of a stranger in future.:wave:

And

Us-&-Them
19-08-2015, 21:11
Thereís definitely something in that I think, although Iím not sure it applies to anyone here. In my experience, amongst the general public Iíve met over the years. Ďsouthernersí tend to be more distant and aloof. They're definitely a different Ďsort'.

Itís no co-incidence, I feel therefore, that the three friendliest cities I've been to in the UK (where there are the warmest, cheeriest, most down to earth people), without question, are Glasgow, Liverpool and Newcastle :)

Worst of all, by some margin, was London! Go figureÖ

On a much smaller scale, in that respect, itís also interesting comparing Chester with Wrexham. One city (and a very large town, which should be city), less than 15 miles apart, but that couldnít be more different!

Marco.

Like I said in another post, the bit in the middle is definitely a wilderness and probably doesn't exist. I think the people in the middle are some of the most straight, down to earth and realistic people in the country - somebody has to fly the flag just to say hello, we are here !! :lol: :cool:

vegman1973
17-10-2015, 10:16
Just seen this post. I'm in Sheffield and would be interested in a meet or small bake off.

REXTON
17-10-2015, 15:40
I might be getting a little closer to getting this organised. I've recently taken over a new business so all my time has been spent integrating it into my current business. Wakefield has a thriving vinyl community with several decent shops and a few local companies which specialise in doing things like producing brand new bits for Garrard 301's.

vegman1973
17-10-2015, 17:16
Cool, Wakefield isn't that far from Sheffield so it's very do able. Sheffield also has a few good record shops maybe 4 that I can think of

marec
14-08-2016, 09:25
This is what I joined to do...
But, I didn't realise quite how "Dead in the Water" this thread was though:lol::lol:

Anyhow, FWIW, I'm in favour of a local gathering!

REXTON
14-08-2016, 14:10
I have been planning on doing something with this again but I think I need to scope out a local venue in Wakefield that's either free (like in a pub) or maybe ask for small contributions from members on a meet by meet basis to cover cost of room rental. The quaker meeting place in Wakefield looks interesting I might give them a call. ;)

marec
14-08-2016, 17:15
There used to be a recorded music appreciation society that met in the Quaker meeting house... As I remember it, they used to leave the equipment there between meetings, so you might have a flying start! The room they used was a bit small, but there were a couple of other rooms available...

marec
14-08-2016, 17:17
Actually, they might still exist..
see here: http://www.thefrms.co.uk/affprogs/wakefld.htm

REXTON
14-08-2016, 17:28
Actually, they might still exist..
see here: http://www.thefrms.co.uk/affprogs/wakefld.htm

It does still exist, it reports it's monthly meetings in the Wakefield Express.

Floyddroid
15-08-2016, 19:59
Go for it.

marec
18-09-2016, 13:17
Any more thoughts on this?
Anything I can do to help?
I'd willingly help to finance this, if required... In a small way! Maybe up to £25 a session, if others were equally contributing...

Rgds
Mark

marec
18-09-2016, 13:26
I was (optimistically) thinking that this might become a little cultural event for Wakefield. If we could set up a regular venue and then publicise it, we might generate some more interest in out dying hobby...
I don't have any axe to grind here, I just think most people never hear what a record player can do...

Rgds
Mark

REXTON
18-09-2016, 15:30
Time, children, businesses and hifi projects have gotten in the way with this idea. I see that you are also a fellow DECCA owner Mark, I have a Maroon but not tried it yet. To be honest I really need to find a venue and the rest is pretty easy. I've more than enough stuff to do bake-offs. I have lots of vintage stuff as well. Do you have any suggestions for a venue?