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SF Audiophile/Mechanical Keyboards Small Meet - August 27th, 2016!
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So, this might be (probably is) the wrong place to ask this, but how does one find people with similar interests in your own area? For instance, I am in the Raleigh / North Carolina area, I see no meetups / meets being arranged around here.
How do I even get to know other audio enthusiasts in the area, just so we could maybe have a mini-meet (maybe less than five people, haha)? I just want to be able to find others so I can learn, experience, share. Travelling to a different city is too steep a commitment for me, unfortunately.
Thanks a lot for your reply! I think I should definitely do that over on Head Fi, I did not know about the local interest threads! I do have posting / thread starting privileges here on the Talk section as well.
That said, I almost feel like I'm not qualified to host an event of that size. I have only been involved with good audio gear for about a year and a half now, starting with the initial launch of the K7XX in December 2014. Currently I own the K7XX, along with the ZMF Blackwood, a Schiit M2U+M2U stack, and an Audioengine D1. I've also not really tried any equipment apart from my own (which is one reason I really want to attend a meet), so... I don't know how to explain it but I feel like a baby in the audio world, and hence would be uncomfortable hosting something of that size myself and was thinking more along the lines of just a few people meeting up at somebody's place to try out gear on a regular basis. :)
HOWEVER I can probably help facilitate a proper meet in the area since I am / was (just graduated) a student at NC State and can probably get cool spaces to host events if I ask.
I am elessartelconta over at Head-Fi (I missed the 'r' at the end of the username and now I'm stuck with this username, haha), and still learning. I'll probably post in the thread you linked to for the North NC / MD meets.
PS. That was way too cool for having been the first meet you arranged!
Thanks for letting me know! Unfortunately due to a recent accident (gasp!) I don't have a car right now, and that's the biggest reason I was only interested in local meetups. Otherwise now that I graduated and have some time I would have loved to drive to other cities on the East coast to attend these meetups (I love driving long distances). The meetup you mentioned is in Asheville - I LOVE the place, excellent breweries in town ;) but it's about a four hour drive from Raleigh. Oh, also, I don't really have a mechanical keyboard, I just use my laptop's bulit-in keyboard, haha. I would have liked to just attend and see if others are interested in audio equipment, as you suggested.
Oh- don't worry about the size, you can always set a maximum count of people that fits with a place or your comfort level.
"Micro" or "Mini" meets can even be better so that you can actually listen to the gear shared or really get to know the people that show up.
Since it sounds like you have a place and they would come to you, less risk to try a small meet. Let me know if you end up trying to organize any size of meet and I'm happy to help with tips/advice.
California is a pretty packed state, so we're a little different with the 200+ sized meets. Don't be afraid to start small and keep it that way. ;)
Sorry I forgot to reply to this, I thought I had.
Oh, that actually sounds good. I should push for a "micro" meet. I would certainly look to you for organizational advice if I do, thanks a lot! :)