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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Mackenzie View Post
    That was funny ��. I was only there for two days.

    Now l need a few options on my first Man versus Food venue after l arrive in the morning and grab the car.

    Any ideas? It needs to be a descent stodge ������������������☕️☕️���� Lol

    After that l will probably do the tragic tourist thing.

    Any ideas. No rules anything goes...Lol. (Might be easy to rule out what not to do)

    After that l will probably chill out in a bar.
    You could kill many birds with one stone. Many serve food.

    https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=str...-los-angeles-2

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    Yep. It wonít be a Dodge Charger unfortunately

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    You could visit "The Source" in Torrance, just south ofd the airport.

    https://www.yelp.ca/biz/the-source-a...iophile+stores

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy View Post
    Iím in for Friday/Saturday, possibility Monday

    Well guys, looks like just the three of us. I've not got any other responses and I even PM'ed Steve Schell and Bart with no responses. I haven't had El Torito in a dog's age and it is close for some listening/libations before/after. I'm good any/all days/evenings.

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    Just let me know the venue and when.

    Small gatherings are fine...

    I think Barry might be a starter but not to the weekend.

    Arrived, got the Dodge Challenger and planning a good coffee and a burger.

    No sleep on the flight so it will be a quiet afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Mackenzie View Post
    Just let me know the venue and when.

    Small gatherings are fine...

    I think Barry might be a starter but not to the weekend.

    Arrived, got the Dodge Challenger and planning a good coffee and a burger.

    No sleep on the flight so it will be a quiet afternoon.
    You are welcome to come here and crash in the spare bedroom or on the couch. I'll PM the address.

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    Have a great time guys......sounds like a great session to be at.....jealous

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    We are getting together today ~noon for lunch and listening. If anyone would like to join us (Ian, Grumpy, myself), we are in the North Tustin area for the afternoon.

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    What no pictures?

    Rob
    "I could be arguing in my spare time"

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    Pictures???

    I don't even have a cell phone.

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    Ian, for your ankle biter:

    https://youtu.be/JhjVtw1poeI

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    Firstly Todd is a great host and a funny guy.

    We had a lot of run listening to and comparing Toddís two main
    Jbl Loudspeaker systems and the new Altec monitors. I think the jury is still out for me on the preferences for either the L300 or the three way diy system featuring the Heil driver. The Altec monitors were a real surprise however. They were the best l have heard a 604 sound. Excellent.

    Thankyou also to Grumpy who joined us on Saturday and special thanks to Toddís wife Linda for putting up with us.

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    It was 1975 when I recorded synthesizer tracks at Momma Jo's Studio in North Hollywood and they used Altec Big Red Supers, and this is the sound that I remember from the control room. I don't know if theirs were tri-amped, eqed, or what, but the Big Red Supers that I auditioned in my living room with Mastering Labs passive units sounded nothing like these. More like when I switched off the the in-line passive eqs, and even then less highs/presence and there was no adjustment for the aux speaker's balance/response.

    Momma Jo's was quite popular at the time.

    From Wikipedia:

    Dave's Room was built in the late 1960s by producer, and engineer Freddie Piro.[1] Originally called Mama Jo's, the studio was the first independent recording studio in North Hollywood, California. Albums by artists such as Richie Furay, Keith Green, Billy Joel, Pat Benatar, Amy Grant, Sam Phillips, Ambrosia, Ziggy Marley, George Michael, Love Song, Michael W. Smith, Margaret Becker, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Andrať Crouch and the Disciples, Blink 182, Chuck Girard, The Way, Smokey Robinson, Randy Stonehill, Sweet Comfort Band and Daniel Amos were recorded there.

    Producers and engineers including Alan Parsons, Jack Joseph Puig, Jonathan David Brown, Al Perkins, T Bone Burnett, Andy Johns, Brown Bannister, Burt Bacharach and Larry Norman were clients during this period.

    After falling into disrepair in the mid-2000s, in 2006 it was completely refurbished by David Bianco. Bianco restored the recording space with an eye toward maintaining the incredible period feel, and acoustics. The control room, originally designed by Vincent Van Haaff,[2] was updated technically. The main speakers were re-built using matching components from another Van Haaff-designed room at Larrabee Sound Studios, and was re-named Dave's Room.

    Albums by Lucinda Williams, Blues Traveler, Bob Dylan, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Trombone Shorty, Exene Cervenka, Meghan Trainor, Bettye LaVette, Tift Merritt, Susan Tedeschi and Judith Owen were recorded there. Along with soundtrack music for The Muppets, Blades of Glory and Gangster Squad.

    After Bianco's death, in June 2018[3] the studio was taken over by his longtime friends, and colleagues David Spreng and Paul "Fig" Figueroa with the support of the Bianco family.

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    Well itís time to leave LA.

    I must say itís been might nice visiting LA and l look forward to my next visit a bit later in the year.

    Ian

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    Have a good trip back. I've been enjoying the Tour Down Under on tv. Nice scenery.

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