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@hptubes and ginster6,   Thanks for your comments...I have had more time with the PL and Harbeth combo and have to say it is magical at times with the right recording.  Funny you should mention an upgrade "itch"...as it turned out, I wanted an improvement over the Audio Technica AD2Ks without sacrificing the midrange texture I relish through tube amplifiers and after 4 years of looking, I found a MINT pair of AT W3000ANV headphones...they still need break-in time as the...
Hello, HPTubes,   Have not been on Head-Fi forums for a while, primarily due to encountering folks at a local audio shop where I live who were very generous in their equipment audition program by allowing me to be seduced by a pair of Spendor S2/R3 speakers after I bought a Coffman GHA-1 pre/HP amplifier to breathe soul into a pair of Audio-Technica ADH-2000 cans.  I went down the speaker hole and have pretty much not listened music with the ATs except in another room...
I have the Coffman GA-1 headphone amp and just read a quite interesting review in The Absolute Sound mag about the LCD-X which the reviewer praised quite highly.  The amp pairing was the Pathos, with the source running through a PS Audio PureDac.  Since you did alot of listening with the LCD-X at Echo, you must have had a chance to pair it with the Coffman and get a sense of its mating up well or not.   Did you have a chance to listen to the Coffman-LCD combo?   I have...
Big Pops, Any clue for us clueless folks as to the needs of the day?  How many tables are available and such?  If it starts at ten am, is it the library opening time and those not bringing gear can expect much of the tube gear warmed up properly for a quality listen an hour or so later?   Do we need to bring extra cords and chairs?  Pray tell.  
I will be bringing the Coffman G1-A and a Cayin ST-50 source, along with a few mid-fi cans.  I might bring a vintage Pioneer receiver just to show how good gear was back in the day.
J-  If you are on the move for a used VPI or SOTA TT, you might want to check with Kurt at Echo Audio and Bill Davidson at Fred's Sound of Music, both in Portland   Echo had a SOTA Sapphire that is in gorgeously grained blonde-black wood.  Can't remember the cartridge tho. Saw it for $1,300 and change.  Normal retail was over $3K.  I think it might be posted on their website.   Fred's had a VPI (maybe a Traveller??) with a JMW 9 tonearm...for $795.00.  You have...
Whoot, dude?  I thought you were taking the D7000s to your grave!    Josh:   I really haven't plumbed the depths of this amp...the phonostage is very good and I expect it will get better as the Sumiko Pearl cartridge on my Sota Comet TT goes thru its break-in period.   With the Focal 806 speakers, the Coffman puts out alot of loveliness...With headphones, it is downright sinful.  There is just so much more music left in my collection that is not even listened to...
Count me in.  I have new gear that I'd like the gang to take a listen to...check out the Coffman G1-A all-tube analog phono preamp/headphone amp at the Coffman Audio Labs website.  I'll bring it and am looking forward to paring it with the planar magnetics...so far, I think the dang thing has cured my hearing issues....it is that good!  LOL!
  I could not agree more with sheldon.  The HA-1 headphone amp is going to be something and is way up there near the top of the class of reference headphone amps, I would gainsay.  It remains a spiritual revelation every time I put in well-recorded CDs.  The tone and timbre of instruments is achingly sublime on acoustic and jazz pieces.   Rob and Kurt were very gracious.  The customer service at Echo is beyond excellent.  I shall return...and I sincerely hope to be at the...
I will be coming down to Echo around noon or 1 pm to settle the Coffman amp business (yes, I lost all measure of sanity) and unfortunately, won't be able to stay for the meet with my own gear as I have to be in Vancouver by 4 for a 50th birthday dinner...however, would like to see what is there in the P'town crowd as I usually attend Seattle area meets.  Will be good to see HamSamwich and possibly Sachu.  I'll bring my Audio-Technica ADH-2000s just in...
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