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post #31 of 133
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Originally Posted by Asr View Post
Just wanted to add that since two of my CDPs have dual analog outputs, and all three CDPs have both Toslink and coaxial, and most of my amps have loop outs, my system will be able to support at least three DACs and three amps, as long as the other people bring their interconnects.
It's basically the same story for everyone's equipment. if people are willing to cooperate, we can have ICs flying everywhere and all kinds of interesting combinations. i'm surely bringing all the ICs and adaptors i can.
post #32 of 133

Bringing Our Own Gear

Will there be a way we can bring our own iPod, headphones, etc so we can compare the gear being demo'd?

Presumably this would require someone at the entrance to apply authorization stickers to our gear.
post #33 of 133
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Originally Posted by Patent View Post
Will there be a way we can bring our own iPod, headphones, etc so we can compare the gear being demo'd?

Presumably this would require someone at the entrance to apply authorization stickers to our gear.
I can't speak for the committee, seeing as how i'm just a peon this year, but last year we just had a guy with "security" on his T-shirt, and that's it. in other words, feel free to bring whatever you like i would think! just don't take out whatever you like of course
post #34 of 133
You're absolutely welcome to bring your own gear. See the Member table sign up thread if you'd like a place to put it out to share with others.

There will be some level of general security to make sure only authorized people enter the main meeting room, but little to none beyond that. In our past experience these meets are very safe (people bring tremendously rare and valuable items, and without trust and respect the whole concept would fall apart), but in the end it's up to you to evaluate the level of risk and decide what you want to bring (and how closely you want to watch it and/or whether you want to "chain it down" in some way).

We have no plan to apply "authorized" stickers (or any other kind) to people's gear.
post #35 of 133
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Originally Posted by episiarch View Post
You're absolutely welcome to bring your own gear. See the Member table sign up thread if you'd like a place to put it out to share with others.

There will be some level of general security to make sure only authorized people enter the main meeting room, but little to none beyond that. In our past experience these meets are very safe (people bring tremendously rare and valuable items, and without trust and respect the whole concept would fall apart), but in the end it's up to you to evaluate the level of risk and decide what you want to bring (and how closely you want to watch it and/or whether you want to "chain it down" in some way).

We have no plan to apply "authorized" stickers (or any other kind) to people's gear.
I got my own stickers with my head-fi name and avatar to put on my stuff.

If i still havn't sold them by then, you can add the GS1000 to my table. My digital cable has switched to the Harmonic Technology Copper Coaxial. my Dac is now the VDA-2/VAC-1 and that too may change.... and I may or may not get Harmonic Tech Pro Silway III cables.
post #36 of 133

Do normal go'ers usually bring headphones with them to check out setups?

This will be my first headphone meet... I planned on registering this week but then all my money went into a D2 so hopefully there's still space in a couple of weeks ;p

So, yeah do you guys typically bring headphones to check out peoples' rigs and how they function with what you are trying to power?

I'm considering bringing my w5000s as they do roam around in that sexy case they come with... but I can see carrying it a hassle and I'd hate to damage them on the roam.

Yeah, dunno the ettiquette of posting in this forum, so if you need to move then np!

P.S. I know people bring a ton of stuff to demo, as do retailers/manufacturers. I really mean more like your average go'er.
post #37 of 133
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Originally Posted by Icarium View Post
This will be my first headphone meet... I planned on registering this week but then all my money went into a D2 so hopefully there's still space in a couple of weeks ;p

So, yeah do you guys typically bring headphones to check out peoples' rigs and how they function with what you are trying to power?

I'm considering bringing my w5000s as they do roam around in that sexy case they come with... but I can see carrying it a hassle and I'd hate to damage them on the roam.

Yeah, dunno the ettiquette of posting in this forum, so if you need to move then np!

P.S. I know people bring a ton of stuff to demo, as do retailers/manufacturers. I really mean more like your average go'er.
at meets gear usually floats around and i try every amp i can find with my lovely HD650s. it's fun, just dont' mess everything up and put things back where you found them... and ask before taking gear.
post #38 of 133
How do you carry around your HD650s? In the stock box? Or do you have a more elaborate pouch that you purchased for that purpose.

Also... do most vendors take credit card? Or would people suggest bringing cash (I shudder at how much) for the spending that we plan on doing ;p
post #39 of 133
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Originally Posted by Icarium View Post
How do you carry around your HD650s? In the stock box? Or do you have a more elaborate pouch that you purchased for that purpose.

Also... do most vendors take credit card? Or would people suggest bringing cash (I shudder at how much) for the spending that we plan on doing ;p
ask the vendors what they take, usually i check out stuff and then buy it sometime later.

no, there's not bags or anything... look at meet photos, most of the stuff is pretty out in the open. those with multi thousand dollar headphones may place them in a special box, but no one would go around with a box trying stuff out, meets are far to fast and crowded for that sort of thing.
post #40 of 133
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Originally Posted by Icarium View Post
Do normal go'ers usually bring headphones with them to check out setups?
Almost everybody brings something along, and most members and vendors will have no problem letting you plug in. But don't even think there's anything like a "normal" go'er. Most folks in this hobby are pretty far from the norm ... in all directions.
post #41 of 133
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Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post
Almost everybody brings something along, and most members and vendors will have no problem letting you plug in. But don't even think there's anything like a "normal" go'er. Most folks in this hobby are pretty far from the norm ... in all directions.
That's so true...
post #42 of 133
Source Update:
I've upgraded to an audio aero capitole mk 2 SE CD player so I'll be bringing that instead of the Wavelength Dac and the Marantz SA-11S1 player.

I really hope this will be my last source upgrade for a while...
post #43 of 133
Icarium, great question! I'll be my first and I'm also not sure of the protocol. Is it alright to bring our own sources to auditions DACs and Amps?
post #44 of 133
Hrm...I think it's a bit worrisome that two people have posted this question. Seems like something about the 2007 International isn't being advertised clearly?

To those who have asked (or haven't asked but wondering regardless), this event is still a Head-Fi meet, despite the fact that so many vendors are participating, thus bringing it closer to the scale of an expo. For a better idea of what meets are, visit the Meet Impressions forum!

Meets are built on the principle that attendees will bring their own gear to share with everyone who comes, because if they didn't, there would be no gear to demo! So absolutely bring your gear if you want to! You don't have to share if you don't want to, but I can pretty much guarantee that in less than an hour you'll probably end up sharing once you see how freely everyone else's gear is moving around the room.
post #45 of 133
Just realize the only way to edit it is to start the thread so I own the first post...
Please post to the FAQ: Questions about the National Meet thread.


Can we create a FAQ for the national meet so members attending the meet know what to expect, what to bring, how to prepare, how to act, etc? It's nice to have all the information in one place. This way people don't repeatedly ask the same questions. They also don't have to read through 41 pages of stuff to find the answers, and may not even know what questions to ask.

The Registration FAQ is a good start. We could do a more complete job.

We could take this opportunity to update the Meeting suggestions thread with the goal of ultimately developing a generic meeting FAQ. Actually, it makes more sense to create a new thread here for this. (Or maybe just rename this one and hijack it.) The Meeting suggestions thread is more for planning meets. We should have a thread specifically for people attending meets. It makes sense to develop a FAQ specifically for the national meets. Each meet has its own rules and policies, so the stuff in the national thread might not apply to specific meets.

The rule at the NYC meets is that the first person to mention name tags has to bring them. (It's based on the same principle as the game of chicken--someone will get nervous, flinch, and bring it up.) So... If we need someone to pour through suggestions and edit them... Tag! I'm it. Of course, if someone else wants to volunteer...
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