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8pm Wednesday 20th September - Willis Room, City of Whitehorse Offices
The New Committee Presents

This month's meeting will be more of a music presentation, and less to do with the equipment. The new committee will present to the club a selection of music from their favourite CDs. It could be a track from one of their 'desert island discs' or a recent purchase. The program will cycle through the numerous tracks presented by each committee member.

To ensure that we get through as many different tracks as possible, I've requested that each track to be no more than 5 minutes long. This will get us through plenty of CDs before the coffee break. While it's good to have a music program for the night, a system to play all the music on would be appropriate.

Ray Go from the Hi Fi Exchange will be providing the equipment for the night. In fact we will have two systems to listen too. The first is a pair of refurbished Gale 401 speakers matched to a Marantz SM-11S1 power amp. Reviewed by Stereophile magazine back in May 2008, they commented "The Marantz's clean, fast, revealing,surprisingly transparent, well-organised overall presentation took the most challenging recordings in its stride."

The second system will have a large pair of floor standing speakers and a valve power amp. Ray is keeping the details of this gear a mystery up until the night of the meeting. I can tell you that both systems will have the same front end, an OPPO 95 as a transport, and a LAMPIZATOR DAC will be taking care of the D to A conversion.

This would be a good opportunity for all members to discover some new music at this meeting. I'm sure the guys on the committee will do their best to present a thoroughly satisfying night of music.

Nick Karayanis - Program Co-ordinator.

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Devialet Expert Pro Integrated Amp, Phantom Gold and PMC Speakers

In 2009, a French manufacturer Devialet, set the audio world on its ear with the introduction of the D-Premier DAC-Integrated Amplifier. This unique component, housed in a slim shiny case the size of a laptop, featured a host of customizations that had never before been incorporated into an audio component.

A digital preamplifier section that could accept digital as well as line and phono-level analogue signals; a high-powered digital signal processor (DSP) that could perform real-time processing of the music signals for equalization and room correction; and an innovative amplifier topology Analogue Digital Hybrid (ADH), which set Devialet apart from other Hi-Fi manufacturers.

The current line up of amplifiers called Expert Pro, start off with their entry level model Expert 130 Pro which delivers 130Wpc into 6 ohms and goes up to their most powerful model, the Expert 1000 Pro. Leigh Fischer from INTERDYN will be demonstrating the many features of the Devialet amplifier with a pair of PMC fact.12 speakers. With new technology called Speaker Active Matching (SAM) the amplifiers output signal can be optimized for your particular speaker.

A testament to the pace of Devialets technical evolution is incorporated in the Phantom speaker. Their active loudspeaker backed with R&D and out-of-the-box thinking sets a path for the future. By design, the Phantom goes against and beyond the existing establishment. Egg like in shape and white only in colour, the technology contained within the Phantom speaker is very impressive.

The Gold Phantom will also be demonstrated at the club. Its novel combination of 'Class A' and 'Class D' amplification, 4500W at 108db, and their 'Bass Implosion' technology measuring ruler flat from 20Hz, is the absolute demonstration of Devialets design and engineering.

Devialet has firmly cemented its name in the audiophile world. Their integrated amplifiers and Phantom speakers, play host to the most exciting and innovative technologies available in sound reproduction. The future in Hi-Fidelity has arrived.

Nick Karayanis - Program Co-ordinator.