Mindblowing experience : JH Audio's JH-13s
Moar mind blowing experience: Frank Cooter's monstrous tube amplifier (:drool) + Vicki's Stax O2)
Even moar mind blowing experience: headamp Blue Hawaii + Koss ESp-950s ( grawk i blame you now for setting me down this path ..
There were a lot of other gear, the two orthos being of most interest to me.
The Grado HF-2s are a great buy. Forget the PS-1000s get the HF-2s.. PS-1000s were to me very similar to the GS-1000s and I hate the GS-1000s. Of course this is my personal opinion
The HD-800 single ended out of the TTVJ 307A was good...but not 1400$ good IMHO. Though I heard that folks who listened to it in balanced config in Headroom's place thought it truly came into its own.
Most satisfying moment: There were several..since each involved meeting the face behind the screen names that I have come to know for a while now, just like you guys. I tell you these guys are the nicest bunch of folks I have met. I can see why some of them are best friends since many many years.
Fun : where do I start....suffice it to say the whole friggin event was a non-stop party...
Who the hell was responsible for all this :
JP#s is a man with mischief written all over his face (love your cigar lighter
) , but wow what a show he managed to put together in conjunction with the other organizers (Edwood, Iron Dreamer, etc). Salutations to all involved in making this a huge success, in making me feel like not wanting to leave
The biggest 'draw'
of the event: See pic
Side note: Cetoole (Colin was about to get lynched the first day of the raffle..Even Ray Samuels trying to vigorously rub some of Colin's good luck on to himself didn't stop Colin from winning the Rudistor amp the second day
Personal high moment : winning the Audio-GD Reference 1 DAC on my only extra 5$ raffle ticket
p.s: I am just glad I managed to haul ass down there at the very last minute . A very very satisfying trip.