Join Renaissance Person and Pete Raho of Gowanus Audio at his in-home studio in (surprise) Gowanus on Tuesday, June 12 from 7-8:45. Pete will teach us how amps and speakers work (in the "break them open and take them apart" kind of way), how to make changes to existing units, and (in his words) "the difference between 'ok' and 'holy shit that sounds amaaaaazing'." Drinks will be served. (Space is limited.)
From Gowanus Audio: Ever wonder how speakers work? And why some go for $15,000 when you can just get a Sonos for $200? Or some Bluetooth thing for $30. And what's the deal with "tube amps" - or vinyl for that matter? And this talk of "imaging..." Does vintage gear always sound better? But now that's all gotten so expensive... So what's the point? And then you have those crazy people talking about $800 cables. What's the deal with all this stuff?
Over the course of the evening we'll talk about how speakers work, take some apart, and swap in a couple different pairs so we can hear the differences, talk about speaker placement, and what makes some better than others.
We'll also play a bunch of music and everyone can sit in the "sweet spot" hear it as sound as good as it can be. We'll also talk about digital room correction - the secret weapon for small New York apartments. Small rooms can make the bass sound all weird and boomy, but we've just gotten used to it. When you can hear actual notes because the signal has been "EQ'd" properly, it's a revelation.
This evening is a great introduction to learn how to take your music to the next level.
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