Okay for thread followers, here is some good news. For our meet, Planet of Sound in Ottawa has agreed to provide a stunning door prize. They will be doing a draw for a Graham Slee Novo headphone amp for us! That is a retail value of $449. Not a bad little prize. A few things, there is one entry per person only, and the ballot must be dropped off in person at the Ottawa store, but you do not need to attend the meet to enter. This seems fair to me as we would like the possible entrants limited to Ottawa and capital region members who are active in the forums and who might actually become customers of Planet of Sound. However, the owner has not restricted those who can enter, but they must themselves drop off their ballot.
Not that I am suggesting anything here, but I don't think any of us should offer to submit a ballot for a head-fi buddy who can't get to the store themselves. First, it dilutes the odds of those of us who are attending the meet and those actually who live in the area. The people in Toronto, Montreal or where-ever have plenty of other opportunities that we don't get here in Ottawa so please, only encourage people to enter who should. That is fair isn' t it? I sure don't want a member in Vancouver winning because a buddy in Ottawa did the leg work for them. This is a contest that we should enjoy while also being fair to the owner of Planet of Sound who wants to get as many potential customers to physically go into his great store and see what is there. That was the reasoning I used to seek such a generous offer, and I think looking at this as a marketing/good-will opportunity is a very reasonable expectation on the part of the owner.
By the way, I know some of the members in this thread are students from other cities, but I didn't mean you shouldn't enter. If you live here and go to school here you are a member of the community that can actually visit the store so regardless of the fact that you might live elsewhere sometimes you should feel free to enter of course. Anyway, it will make the event a little more exciting for all of us and it was an extremely generous offer on the part of Planet of Sound. For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of visiting the store the website is www.planetofsoundonline.com Good luck to you all.
In the words of David Bowie ....'Hunky Dory' guys - NICE meet highlight - and thanks to Planet Of Sound for their support and generosity!
RIP Dick Clark.