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Monthly Listening Party at Audio Video Synergy in Clinton, NJ
« on: January 30, 2018, 08:22:37 AM »
About two years ago we started holding monthly “Listening Parties” with the sole intent of getting the average person to sit down and listen to music again. We have since grown these events into something that we are quite proud of, and with this post we are hoping to attract more hobbyists to these get-togethers.

We hold them on the 2nd Friday of every month, from 5 pm to 8 pm at our showroom at 33 Main Street in beautiful downtown Clinton, NJ. The format is quite simple; we provide the wine, food, and soft drinks, and we ask that the attendees provide the music.  We have plenty of great speakers and gear on the floor to chose from, and we have no problem moving stuff around for our guests. While we are hoping to make some new customers in the long term the purpose is not to sell, but to get together with other like-minded people, and show the “average person” exactly what good sound is. It also doesn’t hurt to remind ourselves the reasons we got into this business, from time to time!

A little about our store, Audio Video Synergy-
Audio Video Synergy was started nearly 20 years ago by our fearless leader, Mr. David Schulz. David, who has been a lifelong resident of NJ, is a longtime musician and audiophile, with a resume that includes Berklee School of Music, and close to 40 years in audio/video sales, design, and installation. While he is equally at home programming Crestron as he is setting up a turntable, he would take the latter any day of the week. He also just happens to be the brother of your own mfsoa, so if nothing else, he has that going for him!


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What- Monthly Listening Party
Where- Audio Video Synergy at 33 Main Street in Clinton, NJ
When- 2nd Friday of every month; 5pm-8pm (although they have been know to go much later!)
What to bring- yourselves and maybe some good music

We hope to see you there!
Happy Listening,
Chris

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Re: Monthly Listening Party at Audio Video Synergy in Clinton, NJ
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 09:29:16 AM »
About two years ago we started holding monthly “Listening Parties” with the sole intent of getting the average person to sit down and listen to music again. We have since grown these events into something that we are quite proud of, and with this post we are hoping to attract more hobbyists to these get-togethers.

We hold them on the 2nd Friday of every month, from 5 pm to 8 pm at our showroom at 33 Main Street in beautiful downtown Clinton, NJ. The format is quite simple; we provide the wine, food, and soft drinks, and we ask that the attendees provide the music.  We have plenty of great speakers and gear on the floor to chose from, and we have no problem moving stuff around for our guests. While we are hoping to make some new customers in the long term the purpose is not to sell, but to get together with other like-minded people, and show the “average person” exactly what good sound is. It also doesn’t hurt to remind ourselves the reasons we got into this business, from time to time!

A little about our store, Audio Video Synergy-
Audio Video Synergy was started nearly 20 years ago by our fearless leader, Mr. David Schulz. David, who has been a lifelong resident of NJ, is a longtime musician and audiophile, with a resume that includes Berklee School of Music, and close to 40 years in audio/video sales, design, and installation. While he is equally at home programming Crestron as he is setting up a turntable, he would take the latter any day of the week. He also just happens to be the brother of your own mfsoa, so if nothing else, he has that going for him!


TL;DR
What- Monthly Listening Party
Where- Audio Video Synergy at 33 Main Street in Clinton, NJ
When- 2nd Friday of every month; 5pm-8pm (although they have been know to go much later!)
What to bring- yourselves and maybe some good music

We hope to see you there!
Happy Listening,
Chris

Website
Facebook Event Page
Instagram

Thanks for posting. That’s a great idea and I hope it continues to grow and create some business as well 👍 I’m going to take a look at your website now
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Re: Monthly Listening Party at Audio Video Synergy in Clinton, NJ
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 11:41:29 AM »
  Good idea, but in NJ over two bridges for me nah. NJ guys lucky to have this event.


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Re: Monthly Listening Party at Audio Video Synergy in Clinton, NJ
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 12:59:55 PM »
Thanks for posting. That’s a great idea and I hope it continues to grow and create some business as well 👍 I’m going to take a look at your website now
Nick

Thank you Nick! The website is always a work in progress, so please don't judge us too harshly by it! We have recently picked up Simaudio Moon components, and a couple of other things that are not up there. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.

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Re: Monthly Listening Party at Audio Video Synergy in Clinton, NJ
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 01:03:11 PM »
  Good idea, but in NJ over two bridges for me nah. NJ guys lucky to have this event.


charles

Well, if you ever do make it out this way, you are always welcome to drop by, party or not. Clinton is a great, picturesque little town that is ~an hour from both NYC and Philly.  Hopefully, you can find an excuse to get out here.

(I really might have the wrong guy, but were you not here for one of Anthony Gallo party back in the day?)

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Re: Monthly Listening Party at Audio Video Synergy in Clinton, NJ
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 01:49:52 PM »
So the next one is Friday Feb. 9th?  If yes, I might stop by after work, since my work is about 10 minutes from the store.

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Re: Monthly Listening Party at Audio Video Synergy in Clinton, NJ
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 02:37:51 PM »
So the next one is Friday Feb. 9th?  If yes, I might stop by after work, since my work is about 10 minutes from the store.

Yes it is. By the way, even though we call it 5 pm it is very laid-back. Some people stay the whole time, while others will pop in for 30 minutes or so because of other obligations.

As I stated in the OP we do provide the wine, food, and other drinks. That being said, if you prefer a good craft beer over a glass of wine feel free to bring some along. We have plenty of ice.  8)

Hope to see you there!

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Re: Monthly Listening Party at Audio Video Synergy in Clinton, NJ
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018, 08:51:23 AM »
Quick reminder-
Our February Listening Party is tonight at 5pm. We will have Scott Jordan from B&W/ Rotel with us and he brought us a pair(!) of Rotel's  RB-1590 350 watt stereo amps. So, we bi-amped a pair of 803 Diamonds with them!  8) Let's see what they will do...

  With Valentine's Day around the corner, we will be keeping to a "Love Songs" theme! It doesn't have to be sappy; just have anything to do with "love", or have the work "love" in it.

We hope to see you there!


In the coming months we will have reps from Revel/ Mark Levinson/ Arcam, Martin Logan, and Mcintosh; something for everyone. I will keep you posted once we finalize the dates.
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Re: Monthly Listening Party at Audio Video Synergy in Clinton, NJ
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 01:29:04 PM »
Aren't you related to Mike Schultz?

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Re: Monthly Listening Party at Audio Video Synergy in Clinton, NJ
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2018, 08:44:17 AM »
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Aren't you related to Mike Schultz?

You got it. Disclosed by the OP in the OP.

Couldn't make the event last night but I usually try to.
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Re: Monthly Listening Party at Audio Video Synergy in Clinton, NJ
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2018, 03:13:02 PM »
For those of us who will probably never be able to get there (I'm in NC), how about posting the music people bring in and overall thoughts on the pieces. I wouldn't mind reading what equipment was going that particular night.

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