No doubt about it...
CEE TEE is amazing. As nice (if not nicer) in person as online, truly dynamic and always cheery... even when trying to herd cats... like getting us out from under the cans for the raffle. Susan... thanks for all you did too! From the online information (thanks renlute!) to the signs (mkubota !) and raffle and organizing... next year’s lead will have some MAJOR shoes to fill.
It was a great time, and the amount of truly amazing setups there absolutely boggled the mind.
I feel so fortunate to have been able to make this meet and spend time with the wonderful people who braved the storms with all their bazillion-dollar rigs. It was a feast for the eyes as well as the ears.
I have to thank my immediate neighbors… Purrin (& gzone3lement ! ), bobcn, FrankCooter, Ironbut, rockcod. A great group who had amazing setups and were gracious and kind. All the gang in our room were fantastic, and of course we had Neko, AMB (!) and a table full of Schiit at one end. Brilliant! Yes, we had the hottest room, and Schiit was clearly responsible for much of it. Though the units actually were not as hot as I expected.
And thanks to UE for the Audiologist and wonderful toys you brought to share. Nankai (Head-Direct) had great play-things too, and also at sick prices!
It was great to put faces with names, like jazzfan, Mdraluck23, KevinBrown, rhythmdevils, Mkubota1, iamvincent, Horio (Dude… you brought your VPI… !), rroseperry (thanks again for bringing DeusEx and friend! Very glad they were able to come.), SanJoseCanJunkie (I agree... use only lossless files for demos), Bigrock2150 (now I get it…), shipsupt, VLCAD, and on, and on. Sorry for not mentioning everyone I met.
The Stax. Really? Come on… Frank and n3rdling, thanks for bringing such amazing rigs and helping me understand ‘why’ Stax.
The LCD-2 is exactly how it’s been described on the threads. From all I’ve read, it met expectations and then some (Bob, thanks for letting me borrow yours for a while). The HD800 far exceeded expectations.
It was three rooms full of great people with amazing taste in music and equipment. It was a better time than I expected. And I expected it to be fantastic!
So… next time… I may or may not bring anything other than some cans. I was so glad I was able to turn folks on to what I love and hear, but I wish I had more time to enjoy everyone else’s rigs and equipment. The day went by very fast, and before I knew it we were packing up and movin’ out.
Too many impressions to list here… I’ve rambled enough.
See you all next year, if not sooner.