More pics, with random impressions mixed in:
Boomana's bedtime selection of cans for after the mini-pre-meet
Triple-M while setting up. He was inspecting rigs around the room to see if they were clean enough for HIS meet!
Tomohawks: not just for IEMs anymore! Guss2 rocks the R-10s with the Tomohawk sourced by the Meridian 508, while Boomana does the same sourced by a Nano G2! I swear that the R-10s sounded excellent in both of these rigs! I believe Ray when he says that he used the R-10s in designing the Tomohawk.
Ah, now that's a Qualia tweak I can relate to! Actually, my personal tweak was a wad of bubble wrap under the headband to lift the earcups over my ears. The Qualias sounded better to me at this meet than ever before. The Zana Deux drove them like crazy and the B-52 made what I heard previously as wispy, airy cans into BASS MONSTERS with an incredible frequency range and soundstage like you wouldn't believe. And I still don't think I had a perfect fit. I can say I am closer to being a believer than ever before. After Patb loans me his pair maybe I will be a full-fledged Qualia man.
Also of note is the fact that this bottle didn't stay sealed up long after this shot when Stevieo got a hold of it while Tyrion was elsewhere.
This Moth is a really sweet amp, although I liked it driving JP#'s hemp-cone Omega speakers even more than driving headphones! The little EC/SS that was next to its big cousin sounded really great with new opamps that Craig sent for JP#s to try out. I don't know if that is the sound of the next round of EC/SS but all I can say is I want one.
Tyll's pics are awesome and he says he is available for weddings and bar mitzvahs.
Here, JP#s demonstrates how he can conserve iPod battery life by using reflected light to make his selection. The AD2000 was another one of the hits at the meet. Really nice cans that can perform well in a wide range of setups.
Where does mikeg look happiest: (1) trying out Boomana's killer K340s?; (2) trying out Japanese food for the first time IN HIS LIFE!?; or (3) checking out the Stevie and Ray show?
Team Brew-Fi was kind enough to supply the meet with both Head-Fi IPA and K1K Oatmeal Stout. Needless to say, that generated a lot of excitement!
The Psycho Sonnet: Extremeo, Oh Extremeo, how do I love thee. Let me count the ways...
Team Baby-Fi was well-represented at the meet, although Boomana swears that Melinda liked me best!
Well, I guess that's it for now.