With everything that has happened during 2020 we had some major good news that we didn't get into this past year. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic we were blessed with the news that we (Jane) were pregnant with our second child! Getting around and living your life during COVID-19 was difficult enough with the added difficulties of the usual doctor check ups and steps to take to have a heathy baby. Our first doctor's appointment I was forced to stay outside the building and found I wouldn't be allowed into any visits until 5 months later. It was a bit heart breaking not being able to be more directly part of the process because of the quarantine precautions.
We were also afraid to talk too much about any up-and-coming good news because we didn't want to jinx anything with the continued struggles of 2020 for everyone! We forged through, kept Jane at home as much as possible to minimize the risk of catching COVID-19 and kept it quite. To our surprise, our amazing VPI staff threw a mini and safe Baby Shower so we didn't have all celebration lost in the days of quarantine.
Jane has been amazing and has worked while severely pregnant up until last Friday, November 6th. This past Monday, November 9th was going to be her first day off while she sent the rest of the week preparing to bring home our new baby with an expected due date of November 14th. Like with everything in 2020, best laid plans go to waste and when a baby is ready to nothing is stopping them!
Early on November 9th around 7:15 AM I could hear Jane on the phone with the hospital letting them know we would be on the way. We start to pack which we immediately realize there is no time and we shovel anything we can into a bag while our little one, Shyla, was attempting to help pack (it wasn't much of a help but still appreciated). She paced around chanting, "the baby is coming!" in the more adorable way. Jane's mom comes over to take care of Shyla and we are off!
In typical dad fashion, I drove safely like a maniac to get to the hospital as quickly as possible and contemplated multiple illegal traffic moves. Pulling into the Riverview Emergency room I ran in yelling, "We have a pregnant girl coming in hot!" The nurse runs out in time for Jane's water to break in the car at 7:51. I won't go into the details of chaos that followed but at 7:55 half in the hallway Goldy Weisfeld was born!
10 finger and 10 toes, Goldy was born nice and healthy and ready to join the family! Because of how fast the delivery we were known as the "Emergency Room Delivery" with the "Rocket Baby". The nurse who delivered (more like caught Goldy) apparently had the nickname "Brian the Stork" from the experience! After that excitement everything couldn't have gone smoother! Goldy's and Mom's vitals were spot on and we were bale to leave and head back home in a little over 24 hours.
There was another person who was super excited for us to come home with Goldy! Her big sister Shyla was waiting with Grandma at the front door jumping and running with excitement to see us and to meet her little sister. Everyone is now back at home and safe with both myself and Jane being a bit MIA from VPI related work for obvious reasons.
We are now taking pre-orders for the new entry level Goldy cartridge... just kidding (for now) but we are excited to introduce you all and and welcome Goldy Weisfeld into the world! The 2040 VPI workforce is looking stronger and stronger everyday!
We hope everyone is staying safe out there and if anyone has VPI related questions please email us at email@example.com please be patient with response between COVID-19 related delays as well as having both Jane and myself with our hands full at the moment!
*** Register on our Eventbrite page by clicking the 'Tickets' link ***
The hi-fi dealer Now Listen Here is pleased to announce a two-day event September 26-27 in King of Prussia, PA. Special guest Mat Weisfeld of VPI Industries will be on hand to demonstrate—for the first time—prototypes of their new modular direct drive turntable, universal arm pod, and phono preamp. Special guest Jeff Joseph of Joseph Audio will also be on hand to demonstrate the Pearl 20/20 Graphene loudspeakers. In addition, we will be demonstrating Fyne Audio F704 loudspeakers, Jeff Rowland and Chord Ultima electronics, Transparent cabling, and state-of-the-art digital frontends with Chord DACs and Sonore optical streamers. Special ‘event-only’ pricing will be available on all demonstrated lines.
When asked for comment, Now Listen Here owner Aaron Sherrick said:
“With the many show cancellations this year, including Capital Audio Fest where we exhibit, we really wanted to connect with the hi-fi community in a different way. We’ve heard from many customers how much they miss hi-fi shows so we’re doing our best to deliver a slice of that experience in a safe and controlled way.”
The event will be held at the Hyatt House in King of Prussia, located next to the King of Prussia mall.
In order to create a safe event for everyone, masks and temperature checks are required before being granted admission. No exceptions. To control the number of attendees and comply with Pennsylvania’s gathering limit of 25 people we’ve adopted a seminar format that requires registration (no charge—see link below). The time slots are 2 hours long where attendees will spend an hour in each of our two rooms listening to music and presentations from our special guests. The rooms are large—approximately 1,000 sq/ft each—to allow ample social distancing of chairs. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available to attendees. Hyatt House is following procedures and protocols developed in consideration of guidance and information shared by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other leading organizations and experts, and local government requirements and guidance.
The hotel conference center space, where the event will be held, is located one floor down and is accessible by a wide, open staircase off the hotel lobby and by elevator. The conference center has its own ‘wing’ to reduce traffic from other hotel guests, and the entire conference center space has been reserved for this event to ensure privacy and no intermingling with other events. The conference room wing also has its own set of bathrooms.
Register for the event on our Eventbrite page below and choose a session time that fits your schedule:
240 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA 19406
We had a fantastic with Rich Grado from Grado Labs the other day. We were even more excited that Rich was so impress with the sound of the HW-40 with Grado Aeon he had to take one home with him!
Here is a post from Rich about his listening experience with the HW-40. Thanks Rich for joining us for some great company and fantastic music!
"I visited VPI Industries and the VPI House on Tuesday and snuck out with a new toy. I finally got to set things up today and I must say I'm impressed. Here is the first album, Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life, playing on the VPI HW40, their 40th Anniversary Edition turntable. I have to thank Mat Weisfeld for having me out and Harry Weisfeld for setting the turntable up with my Grado Labs Aeon cartridge before I left."
On February 28-29, 2020 Moscow salon " Note +" invites you to the 6th annual exhibition-sale " vinyl jam 2020 ". Our company will traditionally participate in the event.
What are we going to show? The program is also an integration player of the best " rosewood " in a gorgeous finish of " rosewood " with the newest tonarmom of the card type " Fatboy Gimbal ". The system is also an integration of audio Flight 10 (for the first time in Russia, by the way! ), audio-flight Photo fonokorrektor, acoustic systems of Piega Coax 70.2, Pure audio Design cable.
But this is not accurate. Maybe we won't even take a fonokorrektor with us... Why? Come to vinyl jam 2020 and you'll find out.
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The "Note" salon.
Kazan lane 2-4
FRIDAY - February 28, 2020 from 11:00 to 18:00
Saturday - February 29, 2020 from 11:00 to 18:00
Скучали? Мы вернулись с хорошими новостями: мы едем на «Винил Джем»!
28-29 февраля 2020 года московский салон «Нота+» приглашает на 6-ую ежегодную выставку-продажу «Винил Джем 2020». Наша компания традиционно примет участие в мероприятии.
Что мы покажем? Проигрыватель виниловых дисков VPI Prime Signature в шикарной отделке «rosewood» с новейшим тонармом карданного типа «Fatboy Gimbal». В составе системы также интегральный усилитель Audia Flight FLS 10 (впервые в России, между прочим!), фонокорректор Audia Flight Phono, акустические системы Piega Coax 70.2, кабели Purist Audio Design.
Но это не точно. Возможно, фонокорректор мы с собой даже не возьмем… Почему? Приходите на «Винил Джем 2020» и все узнаете.
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Казанский переулок 2-4
ПЯТНИЦА – 28 февраля 2020 года с 11:00 до 18:00
СУББОТА – 29 февраля 2020 года с 11:00 до 18:00
📝 БЕСПЛАТНЫЙ ПРИГЛАСИТЕЛЬНЫЙ БИЛЕТ здесь: https://nota.ru/info/vinyl_jam/
Have you missed? We are back with good news: we are going to the vinyl jam.
Make sure you don't miss a room at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest!
Homestead 1 - HW-40 with Nordost, VTL, and YG Acoustics
Homestead 2 - HW-40 with PS Audio
Room 9113 - HW-40 with Audio Technica, Krell, Alta Audio, Zensati
Room 10134 -HW-40 with Raidho TD2.2 and Van Den Hul
Room 6105 - HW-40 with Listen Up, Audio Technica, Moon, Focal,
Room 7125 - Prime Signature with MC AudioTech
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