Happy Birthday Doc B. I dont suppose you can raffle a tape machine for me next year?
You are welcome to drop by for a listen if you ever find yourself in POrtland. Same goes for everyone else. Just drop me a Pm and give me a heads up.
Should we all accidentally show up at once?
Thanks Gil for organizing another great meet . A big thanks goes to the people at Front Panel Express for allowing us to use there facilities, the door prizes,and the nice tour... and the beer for those who enjoyed it.
To all the mots, thank you for your contributions of door prizes, wisdom and great gear.
To iamone, I hope your move goes well and happy listening to wherever you end up. It was always good to talk and listen to your setup.
As usual, between talking and wandering around looking at everything I dont get to listen to even half the equipment I wanted too.
It was really nice to finally hear the he6. I have heard so much about it. It has a large soundstage with plenty of detail to really allow great separation of instruments. The bass was well defined, but the mids are a little dry. A powerful warm tube amp would probably by awesome with it. It would be a can worth having if I didnt have to buy another amp for it. The marantz hooked up to it was pretty good though.
While on the subject of hifimen, the he400 left me wanting more....... more treble that is. While it had a large quanity of bass and nice creamy mids. it had less treble than the lcd2. That actually surprised me because of all the great hifimen cans that have large amounts of treble. The soundstage was small like the lcd also. It didnt have the clarity of the lcd2 and got a little congested in the mids when trying some large scale symphony, but that is comparing them to cans much more expensive.
Equues, Your rig is coming right along. I liked the bada and with the different tubes in the LF, it had a nice mix of detail and warmth. A little more work on the front end, and that bada/lf will really sing, even though, it sounds top notch as is.Looking forward to it.
I had a chance to listen to sachu's LL and 007 combo. Up till now, I havent liked the sound of stats. The few times i had listened to them they were all top heavy in the treble and light in the seat. This is the first time I have actually enjoyed the signature of stats. I have heard the 007 were darker, but until now, I hadnt experienced it. The ll/007 combo had plenty of bass presence while having a nice warmth to the mids and the highs wasnt ruling the roost. It now has me thinking about buying stax again.
I didnt manage to listen too to much else, at least not enough to really form an opinion. I missed a lot of gear that I wanted to hear like the peachtree, audio gd, whatever doc b had new, but I guess that leaves me something to do at the next meet.
Thanks to everyone that brought and shared there rigs and to everybody that helped setup and tear down.
Untill next time....