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Old 12-07-2017, 06:42 AM
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Default Long-awaited visit to Ivan's will finally happen today...

Today is (finally) the day! I've been up in RI/CT/MA on a combination of business and personal travel and I am hitting the road to Ivan's in about an hour and a half to 'make my pilgrimage' as it were to see a good friend and his family together with all of his amazing systems!

Like any good audio-nut, I packed way too much material to be able to hear across all of the systems in a single long day but will do my best to hit the high-points and hear all the wonderful systems, post photos, etc....

A hearty THANK YOU to Ivan, Rich and Donna for opening their home to a travelling audio-nut for a day though I suspect at the end, I'll not want to leave!

Photos and listening impressions to follow....
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:54 AM
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:50 AM
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:18 PM
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His two-channel room in the Cape is life changing.
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:01 PM
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Full scale sensory assault is well underway since 945am 😎😎😎
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:11 PM
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Enjoy! Ivan and co. are great hosts
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Visit the gift shop!
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Hahahaha. Like a kid in a candy store.
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