We almost had a meet at larry's today, but it was canceled for a family emergency. I didnt know that and showed up anyways, Thanks to larry for hanging behind and letting me sit for a few min
I listened to a audiocats modified STAX Transformer box, a DIY Lundahl transformer (also made by audiocats), and the Orpheus (because its awesome, and its a crime to be in the same room as an HE90 and not listen to them).
I didnt want to hold Larry up, as he was being very generous by staying behind anyways so I only listened for a few minutes. The Lundahl transformer had a slightly smoother top end than the STAX transformer. It wasnt rolled off as far as I could hear, just smoother. Compared to the definition of all that is awesome in audiophilia (the HEV90/HE90) The Lundahl transformer + Omega2 sounded much closer to the HE90.
A few pics, because thats the only reason I read these threads
The system in general.
From the left:
Lambdas of some sort.
Larry's custom balanced dual headphone amp.
DT770 (I dont know which)
Goldpoint volume control
Modified STAX transformer
Stock STAX transformer (was not listened to)
nifty band & olfusen system
PS audio amp to drive the transformers
speaker switcher to switch the transformers.
Major bonus points for tasteful reuse of packaging.
As a matter of housekeeping:
I propose that rather than starting new threads for these little mini meets, we keep a thread for each host. This makes finding things SOOO much easier.
Edited by nikongod - 10/9/10 at 5:45pm