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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:50 am 
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I drove by yesterday and noticed brown paper on the windows. Did I miss something while we were gone camping for the last little while?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:38 am 
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I haven't been to the store in quite a while but I live nearby. I don't think it's brown paper but rather roller blinds that kind of look like brown paper. If you drive by on Carling during business hours you can see that there are lights on inside. I'll have to try to stop by this weekend and see what's what.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:55 am 
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Greetings Cammers,

I thought I'd add an update to this post.

I dropped by Distinctive Audio last week and can confirm Rheal is doing very well and his shop has a renewed sense of energy and passion. The store had a new coat of paint, new carpets and some new A/C outlets. Rheal, also looking and sounding refreshed, mentioned he will be hanging some one of a kind, audio related, art onto the walls to make things even nicer.... renovations are to be completed and ready for his grand re-opening on Tuesday September 20th.

Distinctive Audio will be celebrating its 30th year anniversary this month (1986 - 2016) and I suggest stopping in to see the new digs.

Items on display while I was there included:
Speakers: Proac, Martin Logan, Wharfedale and Chario.
Turntables: Oracle Paris (the new Origine will be in for the re-opening), Clearaudio Concept and Performance DC tables, as well as a beautiful Jean Nantais model.
Electronics: Audio Note (Kits), Modwright Instruments, Classe, Prima Luna, Magnum Dynalab, Lyric, PS Audio. Shanling, Audio Space, Unico
Cables: Shunyata, Transparent

The Nantais/ Arm? / Cadenza Black > Unico Phono Stage> Modwright LS100 > Modwright KWA 100 > Transparent music wave ultra > Proacs (?) system was playing while I was there and it was very pleasing and fun to listen to...

Here are a few photo's I snapped with my Iphone:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:31 am 
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Hello again,

Thought I would add a few more photo's. These are from the Distinctive Audio grand re-opening party that took place on Saturday, September 17th.

Enjoy!! :D

-- 04 Oct 2016 08:35 --

Rheal toasting his guests... as well as a few shots of the food and the new, original, art pieces on the walls...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:37 am 
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Thanks for sharing...but I ain't going no where close to that place. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:59 am 
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Thanks for the pics, Rhéal looks better without a beard :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:32 pm 
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That's funny, I had forgotten about his "mountain man" years.
I guess he didn't want to be mistaken as a 'hipster' at the used record shops and live shows....
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