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#135960 - 04/17/06 11:45 PM Winnipeg gathering (Tannoy & MonitorAudio & Axiom)
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4827
Loc: western canada
Bruce, Bren , the date for Saturday the 29th, afternoon, in Winnipeg, speaker audition works fine for me. No plans as of yet.
There is a slim chance i could be out of town but until that call comes in, i'm here.

I will have a switcher box of some sort. Either an interesting fast flip, A/B switch but no gain adjustment, or my Russound, as yet unmodified, with a slower A/B switch, but gain controls for equalizing SPL.
I will need to rearrange the media room layout a bit to provide some extra distance for listening, one or perhaps two people at a time, but other than that, there is little left to do but stock the fridge.

I'm REALLY looking forward to hearing these GR60s!!
On a related note, Jordan is coming by this Sunday to hear the M60s+ and would like to join us to hear the Monitor Audios when that comes about as well. I will be sure to tell him on Sunday.
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#135961 - 04/18/06 07:01 AM Re: Winnipeg gathering (Tannoy & MonitorAudio & Axiom)
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Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 1123
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Chess, not being particularly familiar with Manitoba geography, how are you faring with the flood waters we've been hearing about?
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#135962 - 04/18/06 09:44 AM Re: Winnipeg gathering (Tannoy & MonitorAudio & Ax
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
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Loc: western canada
Manitoba geography is simple. We live on a flood plain.
Those who complain about floods were not thinking that far ahead when they bought/inherited houses in southern Manitoba.
Our major rivers carry water from the States northward. During spring thaw, if you couple the effects of big rains or heavy snow seasons the rivers can overflow their banks (local and major tributaries). Without any real valleys to speak of, the flat land spreads a barrel of water over every 20 feet like spilling a full tall glass of milk on a very flat table top.
The city of Winnipeg had the foresight so long ago to build a protective floodway that can drain water from the rivers (and incoming water overland) around the city. The city and province together regulate how much, how long the gates are open each season. This allows faster drainage of water in the south and it keeps Winnipeg relatively dry.
The system worked (close call) in the flood of the century in 1997 and most people had small problems with some basement flooding coming up from below. Those south of the floodway lost homes if they were sitting on low ground, however there was alot of anger about the use of the floodway. If the gates had been open more, the drainage would have lowered water levels in the area but the city/province made some decisions and did not open the gates as far as they said they would. This meant that all the sandbagging done for some southern homes did little as the places were lost to water by mere inches in some cases. There is still a lawsuit pending in the courts over the decision that was made and not told to homeowners as they were constructing the sandbag dykes.
All new homes being built in that aftermath had a regulation to be on much higher ground and several people we know re-built their homes another 10-15' up beyond that spec!
The floodway is now being upgraded and expanded.

Incidentally, we live about 200m from the Red River. If it ever does overflow its banks within the city, we would lose our new media room for sure.
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#135963 - 04/18/06 12:58 PM Re: Winnipeg gathering (Tannoy & MonitorAudio & Ax
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Registered: 07/12/05
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Yes, quite an event in '97. I got evacuated from my home in the south end of the city. We have a perimeter highway around the city that was to act as a secondary barrier if the flood waters rose a little higher than the floodway could handle. We were just outside that highway (but within the floodway), about 300 m from one of the main tributaires and had to be evacuated. Fortunately, I was able to stay with a friend for about two weeks. I have since moved "further inland" and don't forsee a risk. At least my out of town insurance covers flood damage and sewer backup.

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#135964 - 04/18/06 01:01 PM Re: Winnipeg gathering (Tannoy & MonitorAudio & Ax
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Registered: 07/12/05
Posts: 353
Loc: Western Canada (just)
In reply to:

Bruce, Bren , the date for Saturday the 29th, afternoon, in Winnipeg, speaker audition works fine for me.




Perfect. My wife is still looking forward to seeing your home theater room! Now if Bren is good to go then we have ourselves an audition.

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#135965 - 04/18/06 02:43 PM Re: Winnipeg gathering (Tannoy & MonitorAudio & Ax
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
I only read the Tech and Water Cooler boards, but thanks for the link, Chess.

I'm in Ste. Anne's that day, but you guys can giv'er. Going into the busy season here now, so I don't want to keep being the spoiler here.

Bren R.

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#135966 - 04/18/06 03:16 PM Re: Winnipeg gathering (Tannoy & MonitorAudio & Ax
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
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Loc: western canada
In Ste Anne's?
We almost bought a house there last year.

So in your absence, all you have to do, before you go out to Ste Anne's, is drop off your M3s and Hsu sub....
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#135967 - 04/18/06 09:00 PM Re: Winnipeg gathering (Tannoy & MonitorAudio & Ax
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7400
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Anyone want to swing by and pick me up?

Please?
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#135968 - 04/18/06 10:04 PM Re: Winnipeg gathering (Tannoy & MonitorAudio & Ax
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4827
Loc: western canada
Well St Pat, if you cabbed it and took hwy 75 all the way up from North Dakota...no waitaminute, that highway is under water at the moment.
You may have to come in through Regina way.
Ouch.

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#135969 - 04/18/06 11:28 PM Re: Winnipeg gathering (Tannoy & MonitorAudio & Ax
St_PatGuy Offline
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7400
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Darn it.
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