"Vinyl Sundays" is a music appreciation concept. It was first launched as a public venture as "Classic Album Sundays" by Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy in London in 2010 and has spread to cities in Europe, Australia and America.
The idea is simple: in an era where music is treated as a free commodity, or worse, like sonic wallpaper, music lovers should be able to A) enjoy the experience of immersing themselves in recorded music the way it is best heard: in its entirety, uninterrupted, on vinyl, and on a quality sound system so that the artist’s original intention is fully revealed, B) hear & discuss the artist & recording's unique story, and C) share the experience with people from differing walks of life, united only by their love of music.
I've been wanting to give this idea a go in a salon-like setting, and gave it some trial runs in my NYC loft. With my move to Newburgh, I am launching this as a monthly event, starting in July. If it goes well, I will try every two weeks.
The best listening experience requires that I keep the seating for each event limited to five. Before entering the Audio Attic, guests will be required to turn off their cell phones and leave them at the door: there will be no exceptions. If you are tied to your phone by a umbilical chord, this experience is not for you.
If this concept interests you, go to the CONTACT page and tell me a little about yourself and the types of music you enjoy listening to. Your name will be added to a waiting list from which I will make invitations each month on a first come first serve basis and on an algorithm not quite understood by me. I will provide some wine: guests are encouraged to bring some wine and snacks.
Please explore the library. The Albums of the Month tab will give you an idea of what's on my mind recently. And visit the blog, where I will (try) to write about something or other once or twice a month.
— Michael 'Red Leb' Lebron
Cartridge: Koetsu Onyx
Tonearm: Sumiko MMT
Table: VPI HW MK IV with SAM
Step-Up Transformer: SHURE A86A
Preamp: Beard P505
Phase Alignment: BBE282ri sonic maximizer
Subwoofer: Velodyne ULD-15
Amps: Julius Futterman OTL3s, converted to
triode by Jon Specter
Crossovers: Mastering Lab
Speakers: Altec Lansing 604C coaxial
Semi-anechoic room design and treatment:
by architect C.B. Wayne