Originally Posted by Todd
Did you get to use the Peak and Volcano I sent to the show?
This is the amp I tried the most when I visited on Saturday. The Peak/Volcano combo pairing with the HD800 is one of the best setup I have heard so far in my headphone journey. The sound was solid, very detailed, a bit sweet and the PRaT was very good. The HD800 treble energy was obvious but I did not feel any harshness. The pairing with the LCD-2 was also very good, it reminded a bit me of my HE-6, but with tighter/faster bass and less openness. It was my first occasion to hear the LCD-2 and I was pleasantly surprised by their overall sound signature after the hundred and hundred of comments I read here. I was expecting the treble to be recessed, but off the Futurtech and Apex amps, it was shining and sparkling enough to be enjoyable. I wish I could have listened to WyldRage's Hagerman Castanet and Cavalli Audio amps but he was indeed always busy with visitors.
Many thanks to Papomaster for organizing all this again with FSI and to all the other volunteers and vendors who generously offered their time and equipment to the public.
On a non-headphone related note, it seems to me the room with the best sound was still the Verity Audio / Nagra room, while the room with the best "affordable" sound was the room with Harbeth P3ESR speakers.