I spoke with Walter Swanbon, who owns of Fidelis AV (Nashua, NH), about having a New England Headfi Meet. Their new store is located in Nashua, NH, which is approx. 45 miles (about a 30 - 40 min. drive) north of Boston.
When: Saturday, December 6th, 2014
Where: Fidelis A/V, Nashua, NH.
Fidelis AV's website: http://www.fidelisav.com/ which lists their address: 460 Amherst St. (Route 101A), Nashua, NH
1) We haven't had a New England meet in ages - this is long overdue!
2) Fidelis A/V moved their store from Derry, NH to Nashua NH earlier this year, and their new store is worth seeing in itself!
3) It will be catered (free food and beverages!)
4) You'll get to listen to some really good home audio rooms as well at Fidelis!
5) You can "dump" your spouses off at the big mall in Nashua, so they can do TAX FREE holiday shopping (that should help free up the date for you )
This date should give us time to try and get an many people to make it as we can, and it is after the Fall NY meet. I was going to try and poll dates that would work, but I think it was just best to pick a date, make it solid, and hope it works for as many people as we can.
Excluding the large size of northern Maine, I'd say Nashua, NH is right in the middle of New England. I'm not very familiar with this small city, but here is a link to info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nashua,_New_Hampshire
I've been to the their new store, and the layout is really nice because it has a fairly large and open main section, and dedicated listening rooms around the main section. The main section will be perfect for setting up tables, and for those also interested in home audio, there is plenty to see and listen to! In the main section, they even sell new and used CDs and LPs.
There is plenty of parking in front of the store, as well as restaurants (independent and chain) to choose from all along Amherst St. And the store's location itself is right off the the highway (RT. 3).
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE IN!
Here is my roll call so far. Please PM me to let me know if I've made any mistakes, or missed anyone:
COMING TO THE MEET LIST
MAYBE COMING TO THE MEET LIST
As far as the gear you are bringing - please don't be concerned if it's "good enough" --- it is ALL good. Just bring what you have, and we'll be there to HAVE FUN.
We hope to see you there, and please let me know if you have any questions.
Edited by Vinnie R. - 12/4/14 at 10:32am