DOOR PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT!
Many of our great vendors are donating items for door prizes, so we wanted to post up what we know so far about the goods that are for grabs. Everyone who registers for Head-Fest, including guests, will be entered into the drawings for these fabulous prizes. As one last incentive to pre-register for the Int' Meet, those who pre-register will have two entries in the drawings, while those who register at the door will have only one entry. You do not need to be present to win, but only one prize will be allowed per person. Just to keep it fun, if a pre-registered attendee wins two items, they will have the option of taking the second prize and letting the first one go back into the pool. If any multiple prize winner is not present, then we will default to the first prize awarded.
Any winner who is not present will have to make arrangements for shipping.
So, with the formalities out of the way, here is the stuff (although more will be added as vendors inform us of their donations):Headroom:
A Desktop Amplifier with built-in DAC and preamp function! Beautiful desktop solution for computers or analog sources!Ultimate Ears:
One pair of Triple.fi 10 Pro and one pair of Super.fi 5 Pro! Three drivers or two, these are both great options for mobile listening!Head-Direct:
One pair of Yuin PK1 earphones, one pair of Yuin PK2 earphones, a brand new unreleased three MiniBox Silver mini-mini cables! Portable fun for the entire family!Lavry Engineering:
LavryBlack DA10 stand alone stereo digital to analog converter and state of the art discrete headphone driver all in one! Put your headphones into the Black!Audio Art Cables:
One 2M foot pair of award-winning SC-5 speaker cables and one 1M pair of award-winning IC-3 RCA interconnects!Benchmark Media:
A brand new DAC 1 USB two-channel digital-to-analog audio converter and headphone amplifier! Very cool new technology from Benchmark!Stefan AudioArt:
Equinox HD650/600 Cable, either regular or Limited Edition, up to 12 feet and your choice of connector. Plus a Black Long-Sleeve T-Shirt with Stefan AudioArt logo. Custom work and high fashion too!RudiStor Sound Systems:
An NKK 01 SE top of range hi-end portable audio amplifier with integrated USB-DAC! Headphone Amp, DAC, transportable, rechargeable, what more could you ask for?Slim Devices:
Squeezebox 3 Network Music Player! You know you want one!Reference Audio Mods/Kryophysics:
A stock Oppo 970 CDP as well as a $200.00 voucher for the Oppo cryo treatment by Kryophysics! Cool as ice!Crossroads Acoustics:
Five portable setups, each including all three models of Mylarone IEMs, plus a CR-2 Amp, plus a Head-Fest logo iPod dock! Just add an iPod and you are rollin’!KOSS Corporation:
Koss ESP950 Electrostatic Stereophone System, including the ESP950 Electrostatic Stereophone, energizer, battery pack, leather carrying case, connecting cables (straight, dual entry 4 foot cord/6 foot extension), and 120 VAC adapter! Wow!Shure:
Two pairs each of the brand new SE210 and SE310 IEMs! Pop some black olives on them and there's a party in your head!Todd the Vinyl Junkie:
Hot off the assembly line, Todd will be donating a TTVJ Millett Hybrid Portable Amp, or TTVJ MHPA for short! These are being built as we type, so there is a chance that the winner will have to wait for it to be shipped. This world-premier little item will be worth the wait!Woo Audio:
A Woo 3 SET OTL amplifier with preamp output and silver and black Woo Audio aluminum headphone stands! WooT!Audio Line Out:
Ken is making his newest and bestest Jumbo Cryo X Silver iPod Line-Out Dock for one lucky winner! Which sounds better: Cryorrific! or Cryotastic! Either way, it's so cool it's hot.Moon Audio:
A pair of Silver Dragon interconnects, up to 3 feet long, with Cardas GRMO RCAs! And just so everyone is clear, Drew cannot even attend the meet! Going the extra mile on top of sponsoring and loaning cables for the K1000 room. Mad props are in order!Ultrasone
A pair of HFI-2200 ULEs and a pair of shiny new iCans! The Ultrasone site says the HFI-2200 ULE "assures a goose skin feeling" so the winner will have to let us know if it is accurate!STAX
Two complete electrostatic systems! First, the S-001 Mk2 Portable system, comprised of the SR-001 In-earspeakers and the SRM-001 battery-powered energizer. Electrostats running on 2 AA batteries (or included AC adapter) is amazing! Second, is the SRS-2050II Basic, which includes the SR-202 open-back earspeaker and the SRM-252II energizer. Basic is an understatement!AAA Audio
An Original Master headphone amp! Ping Gong and AAA Audio are throwing another fine solid state headamp into the prize pool!Ray Samuels Audio
An Emmeline "The Tomahawk" Portable IEM amplifier, *possibly* in a fancy new color! Ray is flinging a Tomahawk to sweeten the fat pot of door prizes, and he hopes to have one of the new color models available to make it that much more special.Mystery Head-Fier
Two Mystery Boxes are being donated by an anonymous and rather mysterious Head-Fier. All we have available are the names: Mystery Box #1 is known as "The Portable Trifecta"!
Mystery Box #2 is known as "The Box of Snakes"!
Who will win these prizes will remain a mystery until the weekend of April 21-22. Wait, that's only 10 days away!!!Sennheiser
Sennheiser's offerings are the impossible-to-find (even for them) 60th Anniversary HD555 Aqua Blue that were released in 2005, and the brand new, unreleased PX450 active/passive noise cancelling travel headphones! Or as I like to call them: something old, something new, something portable, something blue!SinglePower Audio
A brand new SinglePower Squarewave amp! Mikhail is keeping mum about the details, but this is a new offering that will have its debut at the Meet. Sweet!Westone
A triple play in honor of their new release: a Westone UM1, a Westone UM2, and a Westone 3 (shipped to the winner in time for the release date). That ought to make for three happy Head-Fiers!V-Moda and Altec Lansing
Although neither of them will be able to exhibit at the meet, they are both donating prizes! Specifics will be announced when we have them, but thanks to both for adding to the pot!MASantos
Manuel is donating some cables of his own design and fabrication! The Black Beauties (my name, not his) are RCA-RCA interconnects, 2.6 feet long, with black sleeves and black connectors. The Silver Plated Copper wire with teflon insulation has a 2x4 wire braid per cable (for 16 wires in total), use silver solder throughout, and terminate in Neutrik NYS RCA plugs with gold contacts. That's a lot of great components and a lot of hard work to construct. Thanks for pitching in!**Note the new rules above regarding drawing entries for pre-registered attendees!**