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post #16 of 78
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Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
WA5 being ordered tomorrow.

K1000 to keep me company while my pair is repaired (hopefully) due to the abuse it took in the K1000 room.

Probably a Squeezbox.
If you don't post a review please PM me with your impressions after you've had it for a while. What source are you pairing with it?
post #17 of 78
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Originally Posted by Icarium View Post
Hrmm without getting too ridiculous:

Esoteric DV50s
L3000/More Qualias
Qualia Cardas cable and reterminate at least one of my Black Dragons if not my Silver Dragon (For the hell of it as it is next to useless anyway) to balanced.
Oritek X-2 cables or Virtual Dynamics cables (These really only if necessary to achieve the synergy that my set up had with these cables + neil's dv50s).
Many more balanced HD650 cables.
Singlerpower SS1 or perhaps it'll be called SS2.
A good rack.
A PSAudio Power conditioner thing.
More R10s (At least one lower serial # one)
Either 3 custom/Westone 3 or the up and coming new Ultimate Ears flagship along with some sort of Ray Sammuels portable amp, probably a hornet.
Benchmark DAC1 that will someday be sent to Steve Nugent from Empirical Audio for upgrading and some of his other goodies
HE90
NWO 2.5t (Whatever that new player Neilvg is getting is, it may not sound a lot better than his Emm labs... but that feature set is sick. What? Stick a usb flash drive into it and play music off of it or record music onto it???? Can any player match that? Can any girlfriend or wife?? Nope.) or Esoteric P03/D03
Singlepower SDS-XLR Extreme or maxed out/ES-1 same or Justin's up and coming electrostatic wonder(s)
And some more stuff that is somewhat secret and almost vapor-ware at this point like that Chinese handmade electrostatic headphone.
......
Dan, I totally agree with you that your list is not ridiculous at all








I can't show my humble list any more ....
post #18 of 78
Before the show...
Singlepower PPX Slam
K701
K1000

After the show...
Singlepower PPX slam, I didn't hear anything at the meet to make me change my mind.
Headroom desktop speaker rig. That was a real eye opener... talk about a complete 180 !!! No more mister anti-speaker for me. If I want imaging and separation I'm going for a small 2.1 speaker setup.
post #19 of 78
Now:
Ordered the equinox k1000 hardwire cable
More music

Near to far future:
Emm Labs DCC2/CDSD SE
Omega Loudspeakers
2nd K1000
Power conditioner such as PS audio premier
Another attempt at an office rig

And that should just about do it! (i hope i hope i hope)
post #20 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by Icarium View Post
Hrmm without getting too ridiculous:

Esoteric DV50s
L3000/More Qualias
Qualia Cardas cable and reterminate at least one of my Black Dragons if not my Silver Dragon (For the hell of it as it is next to useless anyway) to balanced.
Oritek X-2 cables or Virtual Dynamics cables (These really only if necessary to achieve the synergy that my set up had with these cables + neil's dv50s).
Many more balanced HD650 cables.
Singlerpower SS1 or perhaps it'll be called SS2.
A good rack.
A PSAudio Power conditioner thing.
More R10s (At least one lower serial # one)
Either 3 custom/Westone 3 or the up and coming new Ultimate Ears flagship along with some sort of Ray Sammuels portable amp, probably a hornet.
Benchmark DAC1 that will someday be sent to Steve Nugent from Empirical Audio for upgrading and some of his other goodies
HE90
NWO 2.5t (Whatever that new player Neilvg is getting is, it may not sound a lot better than his Emm labs... but that feature set is sick. What? Stick a usb flash drive into it and play music off of it or record music onto it???? Can any player match that? Can any girlfriend or wife?? Nope.) or Esoteric P03/D03
Singlepower SDS-XLR Extreme or maxed out/ES-1 same or Justin's up and coming electrostatic wonder(s)
And some more stuff that is somewhat secret and almost vapor-ware at this point like that Chinese handmade electrostatic headphone.

Well that's pretty much my plan of attack for after I complete my current in progress transactions... I figure within a 5 year time frame? I guess it is somewhat is in order of priority. Good thing I took out the ridiculous stuff or else I'd figure that I can't pull it off. Thankfully I am completely happy with my current set up so I really don't even have to look at anything in the mid to low range. Oh yeah, I need to buy some w5000 spare parts. Let's put that right before the SS1 (Or 2 or 3 depending on how many have been ordered by that point or if it'll require a name change like Neil's ES-2).
sounds reasonable to me.
post #21 of 78
Before the Meet:
Aqvox USB 2 D/A MKII

After the Meet:
Aqvox USB 2 D/A MKII
possibly the Single Power Square Wave - it's transportable and it's black! I was originally eyeing something else but who knew Single Power was going to release a solid-state? I love solid-states! And I haven't owned a Single Power amp yet!

I pretty much had my finalized rig going into the Meet, was only really missing a balanced DAC so I can go fully balanced without getting a different CDP. I didn't get to hear Iron_Dreamer's Aqvox but I don't need to, just looking at it confirmed that I wanted to buy one. It has the perfect form factor for stacking! And it's got sleek looks and it's black! Everything on my stack of components needs to be black!
post #22 of 78
Stax Basic Setup (Or something better if I can find it for under 500 used.)

Musiland MD10
post #23 of 78
I didn't listen to much gear. Never do at meets really.

I sure did like the Edition 9 and will probably end up with a pair some day. Also, after hearing Gene's pair of AH-5000, I'm glad that I already ordered a pair, and guess what? They're here in Florida! I'll have to give them a good listening session tomorrow evening when I get back to Cayman.
post #24 of 78
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Originally Posted by foo_me View Post
Now:
Ordered the equinox k1000 hardwire cable
More music

Near to far future:
Emm Labs DCC2/CDSD SE
Omega Loudspeakers
2nd K1000
Power conditioner such as PS audio premier
Another attempt at an office rig

And that should just about do it! (i hope i hope i hope)
Yes, power conditioner.

It was a surprise to me that not many people brought their power conditioners to the meet. It will make huge difference to your system, since from cans you can hear every thing.
post #25 of 78
Westone 3 or UM2
Tomahawk
post #26 of 78
Well I love my Westone UM2's but I was floored by the quality of the entire new Shure SE line, and the top of the line Ultimate Ears, as well as the Westone 3. (and for the money, the Westone UM1).

As far as purchases, ummm, the greatest pressure on me right now is not to replace my UM2's but to find decent earphones at a low price for so many family and friends .... I purchased three Crossroads at the fest - the MB is bass heavy and my nephew loves them for rap music and gym (I kind of do too). The M3 are better balanced for classical, jazz, etc... My quandry is: do I give away my remaining two Crossroads and to who; do I try to order a bunch from "Uncle Wilson" in Asia. They were $45 each at the headfest with discount for multiple. I don't know of anything this good in that price range. No distributor yet in the "states".

If I give away my one remaining MB, then I'll probably by a UM1 for the gym :-)

Art

ps: I've been determined to NOT get into small portable headphone amps - yet ANOTHER electronic box to carry around and worry about recharging - but the Mini-E sounded really, really great at the conference.

pps: Do we really have to wait another year?

ppps: Turnout was ok but less than I expected. I think this event calls for increased advertising. Maybe some of us next year can spread the word via other forums like Audiogon?
post #27 of 78
More music?
post #28 of 78
I am on the event horizon, about to be sucked in....

I bought Ken's Cryo-mini interconnect with nothing to connect to, so I'm committed, or need to be.

Priority:
RSA Tomahawk

Secondary:
Red Wine Imod (hearing was believing)

Two months later (chip supply issues):
RSA SR-71
post #29 of 78
My list is short:

1. I got molds taken of my ears for custom ear pieces for my UM2. They should be ready in 2 or 3 weeks as I remember.

2. Today I ordered some Yuin PK2's from Fang. These sounded pretty good at the show and I'll be using them in the gym during workout time so they should work just right for that.

I have both a Singlepower Extreme Platinum and a Headamp AE-2 due to arrive before the end of May so I wasn't tempted much by the amplifiers. I got off pretty easy!
post #30 of 78
Let's see!

1. Ray's Apache
2. L3000 (damm you Abe!)
3. Ultrasone Edition 9's
4. New cables for the Senns
5. B22

What a great meet! My wallet is screaming at me!
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