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post #16 of 28
I thought the old retro amp was a DIY project from a member, and not by SinglePower (1st/2nd picture on the last page). Correct me if I'm wrong?
post #17 of 28
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I thought the old retro amp was a DIY project from a member, and not by SinglePower (1st/2nd picture on the last page). Correct me if I'm wrong?

x2... I dont think its one of Mikhails creations
post #18 of 28
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I thought the old retro amp was a DIY project from a member, and not by SinglePower (1st/2nd picture on the last page). Correct me if I'm wrong?
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x2... I dont think its one of Mikhails creations
It was built by FrankCooter, a new member of Head-Fi. It was simply gorgeous with a ton of retro charm. I am going to have to find a way to hear his creations. If you are reading, Frank, get in touch sometime. I know you said you would be up for more meets, and we need more time to hear your cool gear.

Stoney should revise the piece on that note, but he did a great job reporting for us! Thanks Stoney.
post #19 of 28
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Steve, Thanks so much for sending your contingent to HeadFest. The report and pix are simply outstanding. And your team fit in with the crowd like a pair of comfy slippers.
ALWAYS glad to help and really, really wish i coulda been there personally.


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PM me your racing schedule, and we'll try to be sensitive to making sure the weekend of next years meet will work for you.
The schedule changes, so best bet is to see http://www.enjoythetrack.com/race_schedule/ for the most up to date info.

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Then you can take off those tight driving shoes, and put on a nice soft pair of Scoobydoo house-shufflers and join in the fun.
As you know, i AM the guy with the 'Bulldog smoking a cigar' slippers (seriously for those who have not seen me wear them at a show). Many in the industry know have been known to enjoy a cigar nightly, sometimes after breakfast, and lunch is a nice time for a smoke too


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Many thanks, and thanks again for sending in a crew.
Dude, ALWAYS glad to help. Next show is Munich by the High End Society, the largest show of the season and hope you can make it. It is like the CES of Europe for high-end audio imo and NOT to be missed!
post #20 of 28
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It was built by FrankCooter, a new member of Head-Fi. It was simply gorgeous with a ton of retro charm....Stoney should revise the piece on that note, but he did a great job reporting for us! Thanks Stoney.
Consider it done, making the change now

MANY thanks for the heads up.
post #21 of 28
enjoythemusic - Excellent report, with refreshing pictures and comments to boot; very professionally done. Everything all in on place...my hats off. Cheers!
post #22 of 28
Nice report! Don't feel like it was your fault that the W5000 didn't fit properly. It has an odd design, and fits less than 50% of people that I've seen try it (probably more like 33%).
post #23 of 28
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Nice report! Don't feel like it was your fault that the W5000 didn't fit properly. It has an odd design, and fits less than 50% of people that I've seen try it (probably more like 33%).
Agreed, both guys deserve a huge thanks for their great photos / wrtitings. Look forward to the Boston meet!
post #24 of 28
Yeah, I don't know how that one got labeled as Single Power... editing process glitch. I was unaware whose it was and simply labeled it a gorgeous DIY project. Thanks to Steve for adding the details.

I do wish I had Sunday to hear the last bit of equipment, but moreso to meet people and get some of the background that the more frequent visitors to this site know so much better than I.

My pictures were limited in number, but larger JPGs are located here.

PS: I was the guy who looked like this, only a little less fat and more gray. ;^)

post #25 of 28
Thanks for the nice report and photos, Stoney. It makes things slightly better for those of us who didn't attend.

I thought it was interesting as a show report and also from the perspective of a loudspeaker/HD650+blue Cardas owner.

I just wish there were more observations about the headphones, amps, sources, etc. The article is too short!
post #26 of 28
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Elephas,

Mr. Photo (aka Leonard Norwitz) sent me a very interesting article concerning his impression of the show. His article is titled "Ruminations On Altered States: Head-Fi 2007" and is now online at http://www.enjoythemusic.com/head_fi...nal_meet_2007/ .

Hope that gives you more Mojo Jojo from the word side of things.
post #27 of 28
Cool read! Leonard hit it on the spot - we're a bunch of Amateurs! It's definitely more like the Pro-Am event, and the collegiate atmosphere of learning from others and each other is still alive and well as this thing gets going, whatever this thing is. The funny thing is how much money is really tied up in this crazy hobby of ours, so it's good that the members are still listening to the grace notes and not looking at the bottom line. Until our wallets hit bottom. Then it's time to worry.
post #28 of 28
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Cool read! Leonard hit it on the spot...
Agreed! His article is also the Guest Editorial for the May edition of the Review Magazine. FYI, this is the FIRST TIME we ever had a guest editorial in the 6+ years of the Enjoy the Music.com Review Magazine's existence! Leonard is indeed a great writer with a very keen sense of grasping audio, happenings, and the world in general. He is a gifted man in many ways and am honored to have him aboard.

The funny thing is, had this whole portable audio phase about 20 years ago, when the super small Sony D-88 portable 3-inch (and 5-inch) CD player was brand new! Perhaps that explains why the guys at the Boston meet called my humble collection <cough>interesting<cough>. Still have the bright yellow waterproof Sony FM tuner (with arm band) and many other things from the Big 80's

The recent uptic, largely due to the iPod and the Internet, is a two-sided coin. On one side we have great portability of our collection, on the other we have the proliferation of really horrible, compressed audio (iTunes, mp3, etc). It is a huge step BACKWARDS in mainstream audio quality not seen since perhaps the 8-track tape. My fears are that 128kbs will become a long-term standard, and while 256kbs is better, it is still a far cry from lossless such as that sold by MusicGiants or, of course, ripping your CDs.

What many people also need to realize is that the CD is the product of LOSSY COMPRESSION since 1983 or so. Studio mater tapes [analog and digital (DDD)], have been 20+ bits and 48kHz or better for decades, yet the mass appeal of iTune and other online sites is taking music quality BACKWARDS in a VERY big way. This is a very sad fact.

My apologies for the long post, guess there was much to be said and, to my defence, have been sniffing Water Wetter as had to change out one of my track car's radiators today.
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