Minneapolis mn

basically looking to share the hobby with othere audiophiles in the twin cities area.
25-55yrs listen to all types of music.
thanks Mike
Moved to Minneapolis 2 months ago.
Have installed Aerial 10T/Sunfire SRA/Classe 30/Analogue -Michell Gyro SE/Technoarm/Shelter501/
Conventional cheap wires between components and Panamax ACC.
Live now in downtown area.
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I would be very interested in meeting other audiophiles in the Minneapolis area. I've been in the this hobby for over 30 years. As of now my system consists of:
Meridian 508 24 bit digital front-end.
ARC L15 Preamp
ARC 150.2 Amp
Sonic Frontiers Power 2 Tube Amp
Carda Gold Reference balanced ICs
Audioquest Caldera speaker cables
Carver TX-11a tuner
ADS L1530s rewired with OCC Cu.
Over the years I have owned Maggies, B&Ws, Von Schwiekerts, and other ADS speakers.
Would like to hear other systems, compare notes on tweaking, and opinions. Feel free to contact me.
Thanks, Kevin
I too live in the twin cities area. I have 2 systems
Mac mc402 amp
Mac c46 preamp
Maggie's 1.7s
Wadia dock for iPod
Ps audio dac
Grace Internet tuner
Primaluna dialog2 integrated (not currently in use)

Phase linear 400 series 2 amp
Carver 4000 preamp
Jbl l220 speakers
Pioneer 909 reel to reel
Akai gx635 reel to reel
I've been into the hobby for just a few years and its been a blast. Here is my modest set up that allows me to do a bit of switching around when I feel like a change.

Tube Audio Design 150 signature preamp
Tube Audio Design 60 amp
Class D Audio SDS 470c
Exemplar nodded xindak 5 DAC
Speltz classic cables
Marantz 2285b

Small collection of speakers including
Speaker art superclef
Ads l1530
Sound field audio monitor 1
Audes 105 monitor

I'm up for meeting others who are into the hobby as well and I know of a few other members in the TC's that feel the same. Send me a message. Thanks.
Google MN Audio Society or look in Stereophile.
Meets monthly in St. Louis Park at Radio Museum.

Hi Minnesota, This thread and the MN Audio Society are great examples of what is wrong with our hobby here. Minnesota has many high-end manufacturers, fantastic audio stores, great independent record stores, and a ton of knowledge. In the winter, we gather with our few friends and share our joy for music and the hobby, but in the summer, we're outside, and our systems tend to sit.

The MN Audio Society lost its home over a year ago, so it seems time for our community to re-invent itself and discover who is interested in sharing our hobby.

I  had an idea a while back of having some "library" of gear that we could try out. I don't think that concept would ever take off, but it might be something that we could loosely develop. Most of us seem to have old gear that we moved on from and would either like to sell or keep it because we're audiophiles. What if we developed a group that first met? It could just be on one at first, but maybe grow. If we gained trust with each other, we could loan out our unused equipment and maybe start learning together. I know we have some highly knowledgeable audiophiles who would love to help others. Topics might include system set-up, room issues, and acoustics. Of course, the equipment and interface would be essential. We could argue about cables, and we could share new music discoveries.

Back in the day, that was basically how Audiogon started and what the hope was for the site. When it was sold, the site changed its focus to making money. That's cool; we all have our goals. My desire for Minnesota would be to share this wonderful hobby with others.

Is anyone interested?

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