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Official: NY Metro Area Meet, December 13  

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The New York Head-Fi contingent is doing it again. We're setting the pace, leading the way, and raising the bar, with the first Head-Fi Holiday Party and Annual Fall Meet.

Place:

Harrison Knights of Columbus
33 Halstead Ave (corner of Halstead and West Street)
Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 835-0322
(Enter on the West Street side)

SiBurning's Officially Unofficial Gear/Attendee/Vendor List

Date:

December 13, 2008

Time:

12 Noon to 5PM (doors open at 11)

Attendees:

Please post

Gear:

Please post

Directions:

From New York City via train:

Take the Metro North from Grand Central Terminal or Harlem 125th Street Station.

Trains leave from GCT approximately every half hour

Departs________________Arrives
10:10AM_______________10:51AM
10:37AM_______________11:18AM
11:10AM_______________11:51AM
11:37AM_______________12:18PM
12:10PM_______________12:51PM
12:37PM_______________1:18PM
1:10PM________________1:51PM
1:37PM________________2:18PM
2:10PM________________2:51PM

Trains leaving from 125th Street leave approximately 10 minutes after the Grand Central Terminal departure time.

Return trains returning to GCT leave at 23 and 50 minute after the hour.

I will be available to pick people up from the train station if prior arrangements are made.

Walking Directions from Harrison Train Station

Depending on weather the walk from the train station to the meet is fairly easy. The train tracks run parallel to Halstead Avenue. Upon exiting the train you should be facing a parking lot and beyond that Halstead Ave. It is a main street so it should be pretty obvious which way to go. Turn right on Halstead Avenue. Keep walking for .7 miles. The Knights of Columbus will be on your left at the corner of Halstead Avenue and West Street. Turn left on West Street as the entrance to the hall is on West Street.

From New York City via car:

Triboro Bridge to the Bruckner Expressway (I-278) East to I-95 North.

Take Exit 19, Playland Parkway bear right

Take first right (about 100 yards from end of exit ramp)

At stop sign, turn right.

At traffic light turn left onto Theodore Fremd/Halstead Ave.

Stay on Halstead Avenue for about 12 blocks/2 miles.

The building will be on your left at the traffic light, at the corner of Halstead Avenue and West Street. Right before the building you will see Harrison Beverage Center. Pick up a six pack of premium American craft beer or high quality import. Parking is available next to the building right after the beverage center. There is also street parking on West Street on the same side of the street as the venue. If you turn left onto West Street from Halstead Ave. you will need to turn around to be on the side of the street with parking. You can turn around by going through the Food City supermarket parking lot. There is a gas station across the street on the right hand side and there is a used car lot on the other side of West Street.

From Connecticut and points north:

Take 95 south to exit 19. Follow directions above.

If you Google directions and you are coming from NY City they will be correct but they will instruct you to exit at an earlier exit. It is shorter in terms of miles, but I believe the directions above are easier.

Ground Rules

*Donations are appreciated but not mandatory. Any money collected will first go towards paying for the meet with anything left over being donated to Head-Fi.

*Bringing gear is not mandatory (except that somebody has to bring gear or it will be a pretty boring meet).

*When handling other people's gear use the utmost caution and treat it as if it were your own. Do not swap out amps, sources, or cables without first asking permission from the owner.

*Food and beverage should not be consumed in the general proximity of any equipment. Any cheesecake brownies will have to be consumed at least 5 feet from any solid state amplifiers and 6 feet from any tube amps.

*Good hygiene is appreciated by your fellow attendees. Bathing and the proper use of deoderants and antiperspirants is highly recommended. Avoid wearing cologne or fragrances. Make sure to clean your ears.

Local Phine Quizzine

There are several eating establishments close by should you feel the need for nutrients. Food City supermarket is right across the street on the other side of West Street. They have a full deli counter as well as the usual grocery items.

There are also a couple of delis about 2 blocks away on Halstead Ave.

There is an Italian restaurant close by on Halstead and a bar and grill a little farther down. There is also a seafood restaurant that has been there for at least 50 years although it may be difficult to get in. If anyone is interested in an apres-meet dinner we may want to make a reservation at one of these phine astableshmints.

ATMs

There are no banks close by the venue. The closest bank is Chase near the train station at the corner of Halstead Ave and Harrison Ave. There is probably an ATM in the super market or the pharmacy next door but I do not know that for a fact. You'll want to plan ahead in terms of having cash on hand for donations or silent auction items.

Silent Auction

Anyone can contribute an item to the silent auction. It need not be expensive but it should be something that someone might actually want. Your old Motorola StarTAC or fourth grade gym shorts might not make good auction items but a decent CD or working DIY cable would. Proceeds from the silent auction, like donations, will go to cover meet expenses, with anything left over going to Head-Fi.
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The New York Head-Fi contingent is doing it again. We're setting the pace, leading the way, and raising the bar, with the first Head-Fi Holiday Party and Annual Fall Meet.
good work, zenmeister. i'll be there, dunno about beer, but i'll bring gear. i guess part of the party and festivities will be in honor of our birthdays .
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subscribed.
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i'm in.

will probably bring my B52 rig.
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Ooh, Ooh. Pick me! Pick me!

Is it too early to post a gear list?

Kopfhörer (headphone):
SR-60
HD-414
HD-580
gradodynamic sr-770
mystery headphones.
Stax Gammas

Verstärker (amplifier):
708B with spiffy mods
The Silver Ghost (DIY, see P2)

Quellen (sources)
Eastsound E5 Cd player. NO TT this time, sorry
post #7 of 312
I've been told that I may attend, so for now that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Gear List

Headphones

Woody HF-1s
Senn 650s w/ DIY cable

Amps

The Menace
Millett Starving Student Hybrid

Sources
The Hertsens Signature DAC
Twisted Pear Buffalo Sabre DAC (if I get it done)
Transport T.B.D. (need to talk to my buddy Boze about this)

Ari, if I can get the buffalo done you can borrow one of the DAC's for your rig, they're both balanced.
post #8 of 312
Count me in. I should have the BHSE by then and if I can get a lift from a fellow attendee, I can bring:

O2 (will bring regardless)
BHSE
Transporter
post #9 of 312
menace and BHSE!

should be a nice meet.
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I've been told that I may attend, so for now that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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Count me in.
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i'll be there
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Ooh, Ooh. Pick me! Pick me!
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subscribed.
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i'm in.
Eggcellent dudettes!
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Its iffy for me at this point,I work till 12 & my daughter is flying in from LA at 5pm,staying for 2weeks for the holidays.
I may be able to make it for a couple of hours,if I can get one of my other kids to pick up thier sister.
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Its iffy for me at this point.
It would be a shame not to see you there but certainly understandable. I hope you can make it.
post #13 of 312
Great news.
Kohn from Audio Cubes can probably make it that day, and Fang from Head-Direct will be in attendance. I will talk to Ray.

The meet will not be complete without Bozebuttons, so I will help him repair his cars for the day and drag his arse there.
What would a NYC Regional Meet be, without Tom. It's inconceivable. Like a day without sunshine.
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It's inconceivable. Like a day without sunshine.
Agreed, I want my buttons.
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Agreed, I want my buttons.
Agreed, I'll take my booze.
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