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UK Meet (UPDATED!) - Saturday November 7th 2009

post #1 of 398
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Hi guys.

Thanks to the great level of interest, this is shaping up to be a superb meet!

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IMPORTANT GUIDELINES

-- Please bring along enough power sockets to cover your rig, and an extension lead if possible. Assume you'll have one socket provided. if you have any extras & have the space, please do bring along additional spare power blocks & extension leads in case others don't bring enough.

-- Please read the MEET ETIQUETTE GUIDELINES. Let's ensure everyone's gear finishes the day in the same condition as it started.

-- Due to increasing numbers, it's been agreed that only Head-Fi members who express their intention of attending on this thread, will be admitted on the day. We'll have a entry/exit presence on the day to check people into the meet. For brand new Headfi members, registering just for the meet, please send me a PM once you're registered on the forum with your intention to attend so I can ascertain an identity. As I'm sure you'll understand, with a meet of this type, we do have to be cautious.

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We have a sponsor!
Head-Fi forum sponsor HiFi Headphones have offered to attend and sponsor the meet! I've spoken with Shaun of HiFi Headphones and he's really enthusiastic about taking part, and will bring along a selection of their products for us to play with. Shaun has generously offered to pay the conference room booking fee, essentially making this meet free of charge for the rest of us.

Date
Saturday 7th November 2009, 9am to midnight (we can access the room as early as we like on the Sat morning to set up).
Depending on how the day goes & how much time exhibitors feel they have had to mingle, we may close the doors at 5 or 6pm so that just those bringing kit can enjoy a relaxed evening without worrying about watching their table like a hawk. We can play this by ear on the day.

Venue
Days hotel, Manchester (close to Manchester Piccadilly train station)
I've booked the conference rooms Weston Room II and III for Saturday Nov 7th, 9am to midnight, at a cost of £200 (our sponsor is kindly covering the cost of the room). The rooms are adjacent to each other, with a small sofa/coffee area in between, essentially making it one large suite. Tables will be arranged around the edges of the rooms, with lots of space in the middle for moving around. Tea, coffee & biscuits will be provided at approx 11am. Outside of that, the hotel has a bar just down the corridor for beer/wine/tea/coffee/snacks etc. The room will be available to us pretty much as early as we want it on Saturday morning to setup. A few particularly keen members (including me :-) will be in there early to ensure everything is set up correctly. Some of us are planning on staying over at the hotel on Friday and/or Saturday night. The hotel is now fully booked for Saturday night but there are loads of other hotels in Manchester city centre. One worth trying for starters would be the Ibis, just around the corner from the Days Inn.


Members who have expressed an interest (42)
pedalhead (Mark)
03029174 (Pete)
Duggeh
MarkyMark
niranhopper
anoobis
BigTony
Bencrest
DanielCox
Ben Kenobi
milkpowder
Progenitor
suicidal_orange
seroxatmad
tudj
nhat_thanh
alvin sawdust
LFC_SL
Musicdiddy
Shaun (hifiheadphones.co.uk)
Sceptre
binkobonko
fault151
apmusson
rocketron
John (Graham Slee Audio)
tranhieu
Drake22
pipster
adriatikfan
ste
mbutter
jhanby
harj
P4Z
skellington
audiorocket
vkvedam +1
fing
mofonyx
Douglas (DACS-Audio)
Parafeed

For those planning on coming along, please post details of any goodies you're planning on bringing & I'll update the kit list in the post beneath this one.

Cheers! Mark.
post #2 of 398
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Kit list...

pedalhead
Sources -
Squeezebox 3 + CI Audio VDC-SB psu (Squeezeserver on Dell Studio XPS 16)
Little Dot CDP_1 (CD transport)
CI Audio VDA2/VAC2 DAC/PSU
CI Audio VDA1/VAC2 DAC/PSU
iPod Touch 32GB (with iPeng for wireless control of Squeezebox)
Cowon D2
Amps -
Woo Audio WA22 with all tube upgrades
Mapletree EAR+ HD2
Pro-ject Headbox
Headphones -
Sennheiser HD800 + Moon Audio Blue Dragon XLR (plus Moon Audio XLR-->1/4" and stock SE cable)
Grado HF-2
Headphile woody/recabled Alessandro MS2
Senn HD600/Cardas
Headphile Koa Darth Beyer
Senn HD25-1 + HD600 cable
Shure E500 PTH
Senn PX-200

03029174
Grado PS-1s (Should be recabled by then)
Melos Maestrobator Amp
Cary Xciter Dac
Might bring Monster Turbine IEMs (If i get new tips) and A729 Sony player

seroxatmad
Roksan Kandy CD player
Kumisa headphone amp
hopefully built Millett Max and AT ATH-A900 phones

tudj
HD600 w/ Oehlbach cable
Millet Hybrid MiniMax (boutique)
Yamaha CDP

Duggeh
Sony DAS-R1
Stax SRM-717
Stax O2
Sennheiser HD800

MarkyMark
Benchmark DAC1 and some hi-rez discs
ALO K701
Markl D5000
Etymotic ER4P/S
Sugden Headmaster
Heed Canamp

suicidal_orange
AKG K340 (Headphile modded)
Grado SR225 (ALO woodies/Jena cable)
Ack! Dack 1.3e - if it ever arrives/isn't heavy!
Carat Peridot DAC/amp
UE Triple.fi
Klipsch Image X10
Phonak PFE
Imod + Auricap dock + GS Voyager

Ben Kenobi
iPod 5G 80GB
Grado SR60
Shure SE530

alvin sawdust
Darkvoice 337se
Monarchy NM24 dac
Teac P700 Trichord modded transport
Blue moon v3 cabled Senn HD650
maybe JVC HA-DX1000

Musicdiddy
Imod with ALO wooden dock
ALO Amphora amp
AMP3 dap
Grado HF2 headphones
ACS iems

Sceptre
Most of...
Headphones: UE9 (1021), RS-1 (3212), HD600 (APS V3), ATH-ESW10JPN, D7000, Pro 750 (S2), HFI780 (S2), HD25 (Kimber)
IEM: JH13Pro, IE8 (ACS custom), SA6, Earset 3, Shure e4c, e3c,
Amps: GSP Solo SRG PSU1, GSP Voyager, Lisa III
Sources: Cyrus DVD 7+Q, MBP 2.4GHz, Duet Apogee (ALAC)
Cables: Silver Foil custom
Portable Rig: 160Gb Classic, Qables SilverCab, Voyager, JH13Pro
Ultra Portable Rig: 16Gb iPhone, JH13Pro
MacBook Pro 2.4G with 210GB of lossless ALAC

fault151
balanced amb labs b22 amp (if finished)
beresford TC-7510 dac
modified musical fidelity v-can v3 amp
dual mono Aikido valve amp
buffalo dac
y1 dac
millet max amp
Senn hd 650's
Graham Slee solo intro

apmusson
Beresford 7520 DAC
AKG K701
Yuin Ok2
iPhone 3GS

BigTony
HD650
HF-2
Ibasso P3
Bravo Tube AMP
Itouch/Ipods/SanzaFuze
Lappy
Bose Quiet Comfort (for the train journey, honest!)
Sense of Humour!
and many thousands of Zappa shows :-)

tranhieu
emu 0404 usb
little dot mkV
yuin pk1
hd25-1 II
ATH-AD900
AKG K702 + Locus Design Cryoparts cable

Drake22
gs1000
hd600
cowon s9
uknown pair of IEMs

pipster
Corda HA2 SE amp
Iriver as source
Super Pro Dac
Maybe AKG K701

jhanby
Audio-gd Compass DAC/Amp
AT AD700

ste
Lehmann BCL
Senn HD600

harj
gs1000
rs1
sr60
igrado
ne-7m
total bithead
earmax pro
ps audio ghca
denon cdp 150
orelle cd100 evo
various high end cables.

P4Z
little dot mk vii
DAC tbc
HD650
dacmagic

skellington
Grado SR225 with all the pads
Stax SRLambda normal bias with adapter
Audiotechnica ATH7 electret
Sony DVP S7700 transport
Keces DA 131 DAC

audiorocket
Naim Headline + hicap
Grado GS1000

nhat_thanh
AT AD2000 Cardas recabled
Sennheiser IE7
Head Direct EF1
Musical Fidelity V-DAC
maybe Yuin pk1 and Zune hd

anoobis
PCDP (w/ line out)
CMoy amp
Compass

fing
Havana DAC
Singlepower Supra XLR

mofonyx
Benchmark DAC1
Squeezebox 3 powered by S11
4ch Beta22 w/ JT-Attenuator w/ dual S22
balanced HD600

Douglas (DACS-Audio)
DACS Headmaster
DACS Headlite
Sennheiser HD800s (hopefully!)

Parafeed
3A/167M with Magnequest (Peerless) TL-404 autoformers (DIY) (best headphone amp in the universe )
6C45 with Sowter Type 8665 transformers (parallel feed) (DIY)
Eddie Current Zana Deux
Little Dot MkVI (balanced)
post #3 of 398
Im definate
I'll bring my Grado PS-1s (Should be recabled by then)
Melos Maestrobator Amp
Cary Xciter Dac
Might bring Monster Turbine IEMs (If i get new tips) and A729 Sony player

Pete
post #4 of 398
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by 03029174 View Post
Im definate
I'll bring my Grado PS-1s (Should be recabled by then)
Melos Maestrobator Amp
Cary Xciter Dac
Might bring Monster Turbine IEMs (If i get new tips) and A729 Sony player

Pete
Ooh I'd be very interested to try out the PS-1s
post #5 of 398
i might if i can but wont know till nearer
post #6 of 398
Hi

I will be coming with my Roksan Kandy CD player, Kumisa headphone amp, hopefully built Millett Max and AT ATH-A900 phones.

I will probably travel down early sat morning from Durham (so can give a lift if required to 2 more) and stop over night saturday.

Cheers

John

P.S Anyone bringing wifes or girl friends etc
post #7 of 398
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post
i might if i can but wont know till nearer
Quote:
Originally Posted by seroxatmad View Post
Hi

I will be coming with my Roksan Kandy CD player, Kumisa headphone amp, hopefully built Millett Max and AT ATH-A900 phones.

I will probably travel down early sat morning from Durham (so can give a lift if required to 2 more) and stop over night saturday.

Cheers

John
Great stuff
post #8 of 398

Hotel room rates.

A double room for the saturday night with a book early discount of 25% is £54.
Me feels a night out in manchester!!!

They offer discounts for bookings over 9 rooms - any feedback on any more discounts with using there room?

Has this meet been posted on DIYaudio or Headwize?

John
post #9 of 398
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by seroxatmad View Post
A double room for the saturday night with a book early discount of 25% is £54.
Me feels a night out in manchester!!!

They offer discounts for bookings over 9 rooms - any feedback on any more discounts with using there room?

Has this meet been posted on DIYaudio or Headwize?

John
Hi John, yeah the rooms are pretty good value it seems. I'm expecting an email from them on Monday with room prices for us, though frankly I'm not expecting anything much cheaper than their current early book deals. I haven't yet posted this anywhere else. If you're registered on the other forums, feel free to spread the word. I've been hanging around the AVForums for quite a long time & will start a thread over there soon. Cheers.
post #10 of 398
I'm very intested in this, I've only just recently got into the higher end of headphones.

I'm local so I won't need a room at the hotel.

I can bring my HD600 w/ Oehlbach cable and my Millet Hybrid MiniMax (boutique), it's possible that I'll have a DacMagic by then so I'll bring that along if I do.
post #11 of 398
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tudj View Post
I'm very intested in this, I've only just recently got into the higher end of headphones.

I'm local so I won't need a room at the hotel.

I can bring my HD600 w/ Oehlbach cable and my Millet Hybrid MiniMax (boutique), it's possible that I'll have a DacMagic by then so I'll bring that along if I do.
Hi mate. Thanks
post #12 of 398
I'm defo in. I'll come down Friday afternoon, stay Fri/Sat.

I'll bring:

Sony DAS-R1

Stax Omega 2
AKG K1000
TakeT H2
Goldring NS1000
An Orthodome
The Thunderdome (if it's ready)

NAD C352
Stax SRM-717


Might bring the Surrounder and maybe other bits.
post #13 of 398
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duggeh View Post
I'm defo in. I'll come down Friday afternoon, stay Fri/Sat.

I'll bring:

Sony DAS-R1

Stax Omega 2
AKG K1000
TakeT H2
Goldring NS1000
An Orthodome
The Thunderdome (if it's ready)

NAD C352
Stax SRM-717


Might bring the Surrounder and maybe other bits.
Well obviously it wouldn't be the same without you and your marvellous head-fi bling . On a personal note, I've never heard the 02 or the K1000 and am dying to hear what all the fuss is about!
post #14 of 398
I'll most likely be coming, but I just need to make sure my calendar is clear and work out if I have the savings to do this. I'm planning on bringing:

- Cambridge Audio Azur 740C

- Creek OBH-21SE (though really I should be selling it for funding this)
- Graham Slee Solo SRG (i.e. the newest version)

- Sennheiser HD497 (in use by the family, but I'll get them to use the Sony headphones lying around)
- AKG K518DJ
- AKG K240 Sextett LP (maybe "refurbished" and recabled by then if I get my arse in gear)
- AKG K601
post #15 of 398
Hi All,

I'll be down for Friday and Saturday night. Can bring Benchmark DAC1 and some hi-rez discs, ALO K701, Markl D5000, Etymotic ER4P/S, Sugden Headmaster, Heed Canamp. Can't bring my turntable unfortunately as I'll be coming by train!!

Will book my room as soon as we have a final price from the hotel.

Cheers....
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