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Any Indianapolis audiophiles?

Discussion in 'Regional Clubs' started by gguillot, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. yesshows77

    yesshows77 Well-Known Member

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    Bobby has done wonders to the showroom of his shop and he is always willing to take the time to talk audio when I drop buy (which is often). Walking into his store is almost like going back in time to the stereo shops that I used to frequent as a teen in the mid to late seventies. We are very blessed that folks like Bobby are keeping the flame alive for us.
     
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  2. indyhawg

    indyhawg AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    It is probably a good thing Bobby's shop is on the other side of town from me. I cannot get over there often enough.
     
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  3. Stanley88

    Stanley88 New Member

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    Hi everyone, My name is Chris and actually just purchased my first vintage system from Bobby. It is and Onkyo tk-3000 with some DLK 1 1/2 speakers. He was very knowledgeable and was able to get me started on the hobby on a small budget. I would love to go to a meet up if someone hosted one.
     
  4. JordanVA

    JordanVA New Member

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    I actually just moved to San Antonio, and found this thread when I was searching for meets in SA. All I can find for the RCAS is a Facebook page though, and I don't have Facebook. Do you recall if there's another way to reach them or find information?
     
  5. gguillot

    gguillot AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Hi JordanVA,

    Congrats on your move! San Antonio is a great town! I think you'll really enjoy the guys in the RCAS. They are having their annual BBQ this weekend. Anyway, you can communicate with them via the Yahoo Groups site - (https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/rivercityaudiosociety/info).
    Its a little old school, but it works well to get the word out about events. Tell them Greg sent you!
     
  6. gguillot

    gguillot AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Hi Stanley88,

    How's that new system sounding? I haven't been out to Bobby's shop yet, but I hear good things about it. My problem is I know I won't leave there empty handed. :D
     
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  7. JordanVA

    JordanVA New Member

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    Thanks Greg! I appreciate the info!
     
  8. Jake Tutorow

    Jake Tutorow New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I was just curious whatever became of this thread. Just an addict looking for his audio fix. :p
     
  9. gguillot

    gguillot AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Hi Jake,

    There are a few folks around Indy that get together every now and then. I see this is your first post on AK. Why don't you introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about your audio interests and your current setup...
     
  10. Lo-Fidelity

    Lo-Fidelity AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I am not in Indy but have been to the Brownsburg store. I think the owner is also the tech. The place is pretty awesome and worth a visit.
     

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  11. gguillot

    gguillot AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I've got to get over there for a visit!!
     

     

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  12. Infinitoid

    Infinitoid euphoniums, etc. Subscriber

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    Bring cash. And some Kleenex (to catch the drool). It's a trip back in time!
     
  13. Jake Tutorow

    Jake Tutorow New Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I've only been in Indy for about 2 years, but I have made the pilgrimage to Getchell's a few times already.
    Actually I've been meaning to take a few old pre-amps up there for Bobby to look at.

    My current project is to restore an old pair of HPM-100's I got from my dad. About half the speakers are toast so it's more of a scavenger hunt to fix it on a reasonable budget.

    My system:

    Preamp: Emotiva UMC-1
    Power Amp: Emotiva XPA-2 2nd Gen
    Speakers: Tekton Pendragon (8 Ohm)
    Digital Source: Tidal via Chromecast or via HDMI on my Macbook pro (if I'm feeling fancy)
    Analog Sources: Teac X1000R Reel to Reel, Technics SL-D2 turntable with Stanton 881S Cartridge and needle, and a Yamaha K-1000 Cassette Deck

    All my analog stuff runs through my processors since all my tapes are encoded with DBX I or II.

    Processors: BSR EQ-3000 Equalizer, DBX 3BX series two 3 band dynamic range expander, DBX 224 Type II noise reduction system (for DBX II tapes)

    Other: Emotiva XPS-1 Phono preamp (since my UMC-1 doesn't have a phono section)

    What are you guys rockin with?
     
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  14. gguillot

    gguillot AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Hi Jake,

    I'm fairly new to Indy myself (moved here the summer of 2016.) That's quite a nice setup you have there - how do you like the Pendragons? I've hear many good things about them. I've got a friend back in San Antonio running nearly the same Emotiva stack that you have with some Monitor Audio Gold speakers and it sounds terrific.
    I am running a Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum for amplification to a pair of Totem Acoustic Hawks and a Monitor Audio ASW210 sub. I've been trying out a few different DAC's and am currently waiting on an Yggdrasil (backorded unti end of June!). I use Roon/Tidal for digital music and have a Technics Sl-1600Mk2 and a refurbished AR XA for analog.

    There's quite a few folks around Indy who are on AK and chat about gear from time to time. Hopefully they'll chime in.
     
  15. Jake Tutorow

    Jake Tutorow New Member

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    Very Nice! I hadn't heard about the Totem Acoustics before.

    The Pendragons as sweet, but they are a little bright for my taste. I think it's more due to the size of my listening room though.
    They're great for jazz and swing music or anything that's heavily instrumental though. At times the vocals almost remind me of a pair of Magnepans I heard once.
    I'm not terribly fond of my Emotiva preamp though. It's a bit... slow. I'm open to some suggestions for a new preamp if you have any recommendations. The power amp is great though.
    Also, Do you know of any digital equalizers out there? I really hate using the one built into my UMC.
     
  16. SLArmstrong

    SLArmstrong New Member

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    Hello,
    I suggest that you take a look at www.minidsp.com.
     

     

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  17. Jake Tutorow

    Jake Tutorow New Member

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    Thanks! I'll check that out!
     
  18. Cylontymany

    Cylontymany Well-Known Member

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    So there are no Techs in the Indy area?-
     
  19. gguillot

    gguillot AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Bobby Getchell's shop - just outside Indy in Brownsburg (20 minutes away). See Lo Fidelity's pics earlier in this thread.
     
  20. Cylontymany

    Cylontymany Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I might retire outside of Indy
     

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