AFTER THE MEET, IMPRESSIONS:
Bay Area Meet February 19th, 2011
DoubleTree Hotel, Burlingame: 9am-5pm (8 set-up/4:30 break-down/5 dinner)
Room Size: 1900 sq. ft. (divided by two "airwalls" to try and help with noise)
Tables: 6 feet x 30 inches each
AMB, Neko Audio, Schiit Audio, Bottlehead, Ultimate Ears, Head-Direct/HIFIMAN too. (NuForce loaning some gear.)
Also: Audiologist (Courtesy of Ultimate Ears)
Current plan: At 11am we will have an "ear health and care" presentation. 11:30am-2pm = free impressions for UE to keep on file (good for about two years), costs $50 for an extra set of impressions for your own use. (There should also be some Head-Fi discounts of UE customs announced.)
Payment? (As the meet has grown and suggestions have been sent to me...2/13/11 update)
Please bring a donation for the room (suggested $10-$20).
Optional: We'll have a raffle called @ 3pm...$5 tickets.
(5 Logitech items from Ultimate Ears and a door prize from Doc B. of Bottlehead will be awarded!)
Lunch? The DoubleTree has a nice restaurant and validates 3hrs parking.
Dinner? 5pm. Max's Restaurant is just a couple of minutes drive from the meet. I'll hand out a map.
Will have Name Badges. No Hair Nets (you know who I'm talking to). Power Strips? Bring ‘em!
Rooms are normally $99 per night right now, but call in (650)344-5500, ask for reservations and mention the code "LWD" and you will receive an additional 10% off your room (so $89 per night).
(COURTESY of renlute, who has been a great moral support to this meet and provided the following info...)
PUBLIC and PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION!
You can get to the event from long distance via 1) BART, 2) Caltrain, 3) SamTrans bus, or 4) your car. Airporter buses to SFO are another option.
1) BART terminates at the airport, Garage G, near the International Terminal.
Then find a hotel courtesy shuttle bus to the Doubletree Inn. That should be free.
2) Take Caltrain from SF or San Jose or points between to Burlingame and catch a Burlingame Trolley to the hotel for free:
I just rode a Caltrain yesterday from the airport (SSF station, not Burlingame) to Palo Alto and it set me back $6.50.
3) The thrifty head-fier can take a local or express bus from north or south, from points between Palo Alto and San Francisco. You need exact change.
4) Car. Hotel parking is more expensive than some parts of San Francisco. I drove to the event last year and paid about $10 for a few hours. All day maximum in the hotel's self-parking lot is $16.00.
Original Thread: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/507583/bay-area-meetup
Link to the previous 2/27/2010 Meet: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/461831/norcal-san-francisco-bay-area-meet-2-27-2010
Link to amb's Pics of 2/27/2010 Meet: http://www.ibiblio.org/tkan/audio/headfi_20100227/
Edited by CEE TEE - 2/19/11 at 4:00pm