Some pictures from the meet, taken with my little Kodak. Hopefully DoomzDays will get around to posting some of the prettier pictures he took with his legit camera as well.
The beginnings of my rig in the morning - I was the first one there, but the store had set up their peachtree rig at the back of the room with some b&w monitors.
The room got a lot more packed... here's 4N6 listening to my rig, PC/USB -> DLIII -> Rethm Gaanam amp -> Recabled Sony MDR-CD3000s. The Sonys got a lot of love at the meet, with many suggesting that I'm crazy to be thinking about selling them. With an HD800 on the way, we'll see if I can justify hanging on to both. The CD3000 does sound oh-so-sweet with a tube amp though...
m1abrams's M^3 build, with the Sigma11 power supply in the same box - very nice-looking build and casework, with a lot of attention to detail. Also sounded great with my K701 - it gave them some serious punch in the bass. I'd highly recommend this amp as a serious contender for the K701s in the price range.
Boom Shaka Laka's rig - a Sony CDP feeding a Singlepower MPX3 and an Antique Sound Labs amp, with recabled HD650 and a Grado HF-1. The 650s sounded really lush creamy and warm through the Singlepower - very beautiful, relaxed sound, but still the 650 is a little too dark for my personal tastes.
The rig of the meet for me: 4n6's Meridian CDP, TTVJ Millet 307A balanced amp, feeding balanced HD800, SA5000, and CD3000. I actually didn't get a chance to listen to his CD3Ks on this rig, which I feel bad about - I would love to hear what they sound like on such an impressive balanced rig. But the 800s I think were the best I've ever heard them, and the SA5000 was stunning compared to what I remembered from having owned them previously.
Here is markmaxx enjoying those Sonys
And here is Boom Shaka Laka sitting back and enjoying his rig, comparing my CD3000 to his 650s in the little underutilized room that was actually a beautiful place to take a seat and listen to tunes undisturbed.
Great meet, it was wonderful meeting all you guys, I can't wait to do it again!