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Old 09-30-2018, 09:49 PM
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Default Jim (Weird Cuba), Buck, Avalon Acoustics and D'agostino all together

So my wife and I finally had an A.A. get together tonight here! Had the pleasure of having Jim (Weird Cuba) over this evening to check out the Avalon/D'agostino setup here. Jim lives in Decatur which is a little closer to midtown Atlanta than I do up here in the suburbs, but he made the trek nontheless. It was pretty cool actually having someone who appreciates high end audio actually out the house....most of my friends can respect the quality, but I can only think of one who really appreciates what I have here.

Anyway, my sweet wife made us some dinner while Jim checked out the gear and music. Had a really nice time and hope to have him out again sometime. We snapped a couple of pics so you can see the scale of everything in the room.

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Old 09-30-2018, 10:02 PM
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Buck......Looks like it was a fun time. Nice to see you two gentlemen. I have hosted several AA members through the years and always had a fun time listening to music and talking with someone who understands our obsession with high-end audio.

Your sound system is fabulous. I'll bet it was enjoyable to show it off to Jim. Many thanks for letting us peek in.
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:27 PM
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Good to see you guys getting together! Setup looks great!
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:41 PM
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See “they are here” thread for my write up. Fabulous system, beautiful home and family. Buck is a lucky guy.
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Old 09-30-2018, 11:09 PM
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Awesome to hear about this! Glad to see more AA get togethers. Damn, buck, the system and room look incredible. Wish I lived closer.

Looking forward to seeing you Friday.
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Old 10-01-2018, 02:38 AM
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Good times!

Who’s Jim and who’s Buck?
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:05 AM
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Good times!

Who’s Jim and who’s Buck?
I’m on the left (Buck)......Jim is in the shorts.
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Old 10-01-2018, 07:27 AM
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Great photos,..system looks beautiful!
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:06 AM
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Epic system! I could definately enjoy a few drinks in that environment.
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:41 AM
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Great photos and nice to hear you guys got together! Awesome system!!
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