Here are my (slightly delayed) mini-meet impressions:
Horio’s turntable playing the Beatles White Album through Purrin’s Stax headphones was a revelation. While playing the ‘Revolution 9’ track backwards we could hear ‘Paul is Dead’ reproduced with authority and treble extension that none of the other systems could match.
We were all impressed. Except for AMB -- who was in the other room rewiring Particleman14’s TV and replacing all of the capacitors with Black Gates.
TMoney and I did a quick tube roll on my Isabellina, using both new and NOS vacuum tubes. We proved conclusively that they just don't make vacuums like they used to.
The highlight of the meet was the A-B comparison we did using live music. Particleman14’s friend Neil Young was kind enough to come down from Oakland to help us. While Neil played ‘Harvest Moon’ on his guitar, CeeTee alternately compared what he was hearing live to what he heard with his new UE Reference Monitors. CeeTee was able to determine that, when properly inserted, the UERM is very effective at preventing music from reaching the user's ears.