Originally Posted by wavoman
John managed to destroy seven or eight EF-1's with his bogus 12AU7, but Fang smiled thru it all. I do believe Fang has taken out an old-fashioned contract on John, this being New Jersey and all, so we expect to read John's obit soon.
Hey, man, we tested that tube. There's nothing wrong with it, in fact, it's the best tube I have besides my cleartop out of the 6 that I brought. The problem is that the pins were bent, which we now fixed in Neal's pin straightener. Lesson learned: bent pins can ruin a socket. The death toll is actually only three EF1's. Major, major props to Fang, who not only puts up with me but brought some really awesome prototypes for us to try out.
Wow, we had an ever better showing than last year with even more great
equipment than before! I must say, I never heard a rig at this meet that I didn't like!
I'll post full impressions later, but this is something that a few of us talked about afterwards... we're locking July 24th, 2010 in as our date for next year
. Craig told me last year that I should lock in this year's date, but I told him that I wanted to see what the turnout would be. Turns out, I should have taken his advice, because this was the best date two years in a row now!
Also, people often ask me, "did you organize this meet?". The important thing to note here is that nobody organized the meet!
Head-Fi'ers are amazing in that regard. I made a thread to drum up people, Larry found a hotel so we could actually meet somewhere (PROPS TO LARRY!!!), but nothing was organized. We showed up, we set up, we listened, we eargasm'd, and then we ate too much Italian food.
It was a blast!