Ok I been trying to think of something for this group to do as a meet, or hell just doing anything would be a good start. So I have a couple of ideas to throw out. Nils posted a while back that he is starting a search for a new pre/pro, and asked for recommendations. One of our better meets was the original pre/pro blind shoot-out, how about resurrecting this shoot-out with our best attempt at getting together some more modern contenders vs. pretty much the king of the last shoot-out. I am curious to see how much things have advanced since then to see how viable the Theta Casa Nova still is today and it can also help Nils and anyone else pondering pre/pro purchases. So this is what I know we have amongst the group as potential test subjects. Theta Casa Nova (Colin and I) Krell Showcase (Grisley) Sunfire Theater Grand III (Prator) EAD Theater Master 8000 (Chuck) Rotel 1066 (Rich) and probably a few others that I don't know about. I would guess someone owns an Anthem amongst the group, and probably a high end receiver from Denon or somebody too. So what do you think? Interesting? Let's get the ball rolling, because right now there is a nasty odor rising up from these Austin threads due to stagnation.