Sorry - no time to read these 9 pages of whatever it is that's been posted. Must get back to Tyll's room which is loud, boisterous, rockin' and oh-so-much fun.
Brain cells too fried to say much yet.
Ray's new Appache solid state amp -- very similar in performance to B52 (tube) amp but no tubes, warm and powerful, lower profile, drives K1000 with ease, R10 sounds marvelous (and I don't usually like R10), HD600 (with Ray's military grade cable) loves the Appache. Lots of folks seem to love the Raptor, too, today.
Loved Mikhail's Extreme, and his "little" Square Wave (balanced) amp was very nice.
Justin's production AE-2 is really very nice. As I expected, it is much better than the prototypes I heard a couple of NYC meets ago. Love the metallic coppper (very limited custom finish). GS-X very smooth but didn't have time enough time on it yet.
Zanden tube amp is quite remarkable with K1000. A revelation of sorts.
Fizzled at brief go at Guitar Hero 2 -- then got sucked into the Tyll vortex. Must -- get -- back -- to Tyll's world (ouch).
Woo Audio's WA5 (flagship?) is another winner.
Jahn and I desperately wanted -- and were really expecting -- to finally be able to hear a Xin SuperMicro IV -- but NOOOOOOOOO. Not a one to be found. You'd think this was Noo Yawk. Where the heck is it. We were almost promised there'd be at least one hear.
Hey Dr. Xin: Don't you want us to maybe say something nice about it? We can't say anything if we can't hear one. Sigh.
Lots of significant industry people present. Met Noel Lee and son Kevin Lee of Monster Cable. Very glad to have made your acquaintances, gents!
We Phillips played sharp and witty moderator for our dinner with the vendors panel thingy. Fun as always.
I didn't win anything today. Sigh. There's always tomorrow. (Wasn't that a line from Gone With The Wind?)
[EDIT: Oops. That's "Tomorrow is another day."]
I'm fading - going back for a Tyll boost.