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post #16 of 62

Frank, I completely agree.  The combination of the Cary DAC/Woo 6SE and LCD-2s was a winner.

post #17 of 62

Quote:Originally Posted by JoeyRusso 



Quote:Originally Posted by baka1969 

I want to thank Jack Woo for his magnificent amp. 
"Corrected for accuracy...  LOL"


I was holding out for Dave to walk out with it. It's not too late Dave. I'll drive it to you. LoL I want no PMs telling me how much (even) better the Woo amp will improve with just the perfect tubes. Heh heh heh

post #18 of 62


 

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Quote:Originally Posted by JoeyRusso 



Quote:Originally Posted by baka1969 

I want to thank Jack Woo for his magnificent amp. 
"Corrected for accuracy...  LOL"


I was holding out for Dave to walk out with it. It's not too late Dave. I'll drive it to you. LoL I want no PMs telling me how much (even) better the Woo amp will improve with just the perfect tubes. Heh heh heh


Actually they sounded good with the tubes that were in there. I wouldnt worry about the better but I suspect they would be better but sounded really good enough with your setup you owe it to yourself to buy it. 

post #19 of 62

I got home a little while ago, and just wanted to say that I had a great time. 

 

I'l post pics and a few impressions in a bit

post #20 of 62

I had an awesome time today.  Big thanks to Frank and his family for opening their home and providing us yum-yums and to Ross for a co-host job well done.  It was great meeting everyone and the "mini-meet" conditions allowed for some better listening than the usual meet conditions.  I particularly enjoyed the Woo Audio 6SE, Frank's Taboo setup, and the Leben. 

post #21 of 62

Frank thank you for opening up your home to us for a really great mini meet. It was a pleasure meeting all of you .

 

The omega monitors were a big hit with me and they did so much right that I wish I had spent more time with them and tried some different music with themt o run them throuh their paces. What I did hear was outstanding,  Louis at Omega makes a damn fine speaker!

 

I was great to see Fang and Fei Fei (sp) and he always has great stuff to bring with him we heard a few protos that were out of this world good.

 

I've got a few moew impressions to come but I just got home and am beat.

post #22 of 62

Wish I could have made this one. Looks like you had a good show.

post #23 of 62

My good friend Ross asked me to post these on his behalf. I was not there for the record (here in the Great White North), but man, I wish I was! smile.gifIMG-20110122-00069.jpgIMG-20110122-00070.jpgIMG-20110122-00072.jpgIMG-20110122-00074.jpgIMG-20110122-00075.jpgIMG-20110122-00076.jpgIMG-20110122-00078.jpgIMG-20110122-00080.jpgIMG-20110122-00082.jpgIMG-20110122-00083.jpg

 

So here they are.

post #24 of 62

Round #2:

 

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post #25 of 62

What did people think of the Leben amp. I am strangely attracted to it.

post #26 of 62

Hey great pics and it looks like it was a great time. 

 

I thought it would be fun to have a mini meet here. It's only 8000 miles from somewhere. Some of the best surfing in the world though. Your best off with battery power with all of the power outages. 

post #27 of 62

I hope your hospital/lab has backup emergency power (orange/red) outlets.

post #28 of 62

The meet wa a fun day and I was finally able to hear some headphones that  I have not hear before , The Sennheiser HD600 was impressive at its price point and sounded great. The bass was very tight and controlled and vocals sounded very good and afor the money is still a contender. The AKG Vintage  240 Sextett was very interesting and had very nice balance and I could see why so many people are upset that AKG built better products in the past than current. The Leben is a very nice amplifier and played the LCD2 very well and Dave setup was very nice and impressive with the squeeze box setup he was using. The Grado RS1 sounded nice on my CSP-2 and I did not feel it was too bright , The Cary DAC that Ross has was exceptional and sounded very good off the Woo 6SE driving both the LCD2 and the HD800. That was a very godd combination and the HD800 sounded very nice as did the LCD2 and I enjoyed the Woo 6SE and if you looking for an amp to drive those cans it will please you long term. I also was impressed with Fang HE5 amp driving the HE^ and it did not struggle and sounded very nice indeed and looked very well designed and made. Ari DIY amp sounded very nice with some sexy tubes. His other Pro setup with a Denon pro player and equalizer not only sounded good but made Ari look like a professional recording engineer as he demonstrated some equalization a first for m. The pictures are very professional as Lee does take pictures professionally and Ari is well on his way there also. Ross was taking Blackberry photo and sending to out friend Macedonian Hero in Toronto that Peter enjoyed. JC had some interesting gear and is welcome to come over any time he would like to spend some time with the Omega monitors that really are amazing  speaker designed by Loius Chocho and really can fill a mid size room with easy.I also listened to B22 designed by Diego and it sounded very good. It was good to have some young headfliers who are serious about the music and are starting the hobby with some nice gear. . It is refreshing to see that the hobby is recruiting new young people that can experience high end audio and help keep it alive in the future. Digital PC based audio is starting to sound IMO very close to well recorded CD playback and has come a long way and as new more inexpensive products are developed it will become the playback of choice and eventually make new CD extinct. or niche. These mini meets are a great way to have some people over hear some different gear and get more people interested in the hobby. I feel I also made some new friends. I look forward to hosting more of these and attending some in the future.I was impressed by the HE6 finished product. I enjoyed listening to it on my Taboo CSP-2 setup and really was drive very well. The Taboo was putting out 6W working as a speaker tap without using the speaker terminals. It deliver big time on the difficult to drive HE6 and made the 6 seem like a highly efficient headphone which it is not. Fang was impressed by the pairing and he also liked the T1 on the transformer side better than the CSP-2. He is not a fan of the smaller sound stage of the LCD2 but can see why people like it so much. I will hope to spend some more time with the HE^ and do some AB comparisons with the LCD2 and T1 over an extended period of time. It was very different from the prototype and I enjoyed my time with it. Fang has some less expensive headphones coming out in different price ranges that can get everyone interested in a HiFiman product/ His relentless commitment to this community is to be admired and it will be sad to see him move back to China which he intends to do, He promised he will be at our meets and I believe him. Norse had sent me the 8 conductor cable and Dave had the Silver Dragon and both sounded fine. We heard no difference in presentation and both aftermarket cable are recommended. Trevor 8ft 8 conductor is similar to the ALO chain cable and for the 179.99 it is a bargain. I hope I didn't miss too much but I am sure I will post more impressions as I remember them. It for me was both an honor and a great time.

post #29 of 62

I had a great time, many thanks again to Frank for hosting.

 

I listened to a bunch of stuff. The Leben amp sounded great with the R10 and the Audeez LCD2. 

 

I listened to a starving student with my AKG K240sextets and the Coldplay magic was there in full force. I think that coldplay "A rush of blood to the head" was MEANT for the K240sextet. 

 

a couple pics :)

 

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Our Host Frank. Thanks!

 

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Every time the R10 come out this happens. 

 

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For someone who wears the HD800 so much you think she'd put them on right.

 

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Woo6se

 

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MHSS

 

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Leben. Sounded reallly nice. I probably need to buy a squeezebox too.

post #30 of 62

I was just here thinking, listening to many headphones again yesterday, that the LCD-2, the Beyer T1, the HE6 and the Senn HD800 really do have their rightful place in the top tier of headphones. I was fortunate to listen to them with differing amps and I must say that all four headphones are very impressive. My opinion hasn't changed since the first time I heard them and was only reinforced yesterday, they may each have their own individual sound but the quartet deserves to be in the same class. There were many great cans brought on Saturday. I listened to the HD600 for the first time and I have to admit to myself if I had those instead of the HD650 (which I got to A/B) I might have kept them longer than I did the HD650. The HD600 is a more flat and neutral headphone. The HD600 is much closer to the HD800 sound sig than the HD650. I put on all of the many Grados that fellow Head-Fi'ers brought with them. I finally got to do an A/B with the RS1 and HF2. I had the HF2 before and had listened to the RS1. Never together though. If you're a fan of the house Grado sound the RS1 is the one to get. The HF2 is for those that want more richness and weight to their Grado. As with all the Grados I've owned and heard they scale up well. Say what you may, the RS1 is the most Grado of them all. Well, current Grado that is. I heard Ari's Joe Grado HF1000 and it's a completely different animal than the current John Grado sound. The 1000 is much more neutral than the fun, but colored, John Grado headphones. Ari also had his other baby with him, the R10. They are very unique sounding. Sort of the antithesis of the HD800 in many ways. The R10 it not a fully closed sound but not quite an open sound. It's quite soft without being mushy. It's laid back but still doesn't manage to be too slow. They look like they'd be heavy but are deceptively light. All said, an excellent 'phone. Listening the K-701 again reminded me that I like them for their typical street prices but also feel the HD600, which are still fairly easy to find, could also be a decent alternative. The HD800, LCD-2, HE6 and T1 are the kings of the heap. Of course all of the above are only my opinions with my ears. YMMV of course. :)Peace


Edited by baka1969 - 1/23/11 at 4:00pm
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