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As you know, I definitely wanted to help you out - that is before I moved down south. There's some chatter and I assume pent-up desire for a large meet down here in SoCal. I had to turn down a few folks at the Irvine mini-meet last year (with less than a month's notice and even after I expanded it.) A "big one" next Feb, or maybe even in the fall? The usual suspects are available to help out lots too. Maybe I'll post a feeler thread in the next day or two.

Finally, I would encourage the attendees up there, should they be interested, to break up into smaller mini-meets. This is where you can really listen to equipment and solidify friendships.

If you are that gung-ho maybe try to get Jude to let you lead-organize the next CanJam in southern california (looks like another joint RMAF this year, but maybe June 2013!). wink.gif
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It's great to see a fantastic meet come together!! Hopefully So. Cal. can host something similar in the near future.

 

Could anyone give further impression of the Eddie Current Super 7? I've heard very little discussion of this amp and would love to get some more impressions.

 

John

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It's great to see a fantastic meet come together!! Hopefully So. Cal. can host something similar in the near future.

 

Could anyone give further impression of the Eddie Current Super 7? I've heard very little discussion of this amp and would love to get some more impressions.

 

John


Well I thought there was a huge difference this time between the S7 and 2A3 (with the 45 tubes) because the 2A3 had the high frequency heater - the same secret sauce of the BA (but without the silver secondary transformers.) Anax did not think so - at least he couldn't tell. The vendor room was extra loud. I assumed I heard the increased "openness" from the secret sauce of the 2A3 because I was more familiar with it. The S7 was pretty open too, just not as much as the 2A3.

 

I felt the BA was wayyy better than the S7 (not slightly when I had stolen the prototype and had the BA in my house a month or so ago), until Anax reminded me that I had far superior super tubes (vintage PX25s) - a big thanks to Keirtijai for buying every vintage toob on the planet and sending them to Craig so I could actually hear each one of them.

 

I was more impressed by the S7 this time around and I assume it was because of the improved production transformers (Electraprint vs Transcendar of the prototypes) The reason I was impressed was because of the schit decent russian Tung-Sol 6SN7 outputs on the S7 - usually this combo is good/OK, but not that great. So again, count me impressed. The same ol' modified Moth HyperDAC was used - same as the Venice mini-meet. It is a slightly dark sounding DAC. This is one thing to be aware of when you receive your S7. It will sound brighter and have that last bit of air which was missing at Venice.

 

So anyways, it was the S7 on the left and the 2A3 on the right. Two feet away on the table to the right was the Pinnacle. I looked at the S7, and then the Pinnacle. I thought $10,000. Then I looked at the S7, I thought "why is this $1400?" Then I looked at the Pinnacle and I thought $10,000. Then I looked back at the S7 and I thought, why is this not $9,000? Then I looked at the 2A3 and thought, why is this not $15,000? 

 

Okay, I've probably said too much.

 


Edited by purrin - 2/14/12 at 9:11pm
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What Mr. TP is getting at is that the S7, 2A3 and BA all sounded improved over the last meet(s).  Hope that helps.

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What Mr. TP is getting at is that the S7, 2A3 and BA all sounded improved over the last meet(s).  Hope that helps.


The fact that Craig actually took the time to set things up properly with good toobs and a good source helped. We gave him so much crap having such a crap setup at RMAF. But that's another story.

 

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Excellent input guys, thanks!!! I hope to enjoy the S7 very soon.

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I'm even more impressed/happy after seeing/hearing (and trying to lift) the production Super 7.  REALLY looking forward to receiving it.

 

Okay, need to download the <few pics> I took and get some notes together...

 

 

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I'd love to have a really big SoCal meet again!  The last huge one was CanJam and I'm sure we could get a ton of people to go again as long as there's a date set well in advance.  I'd love to help you out, I have a couple ideas for it.  I think the CJ thing is up to Jude.

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Maybe a BIG one this summer in LA county... will put up an interest thread tomorrow.

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Was also really surprised how light the hd800s were. I think they were by far the most comfortable headphones for me.

 


I meant to comment on this earlier. The HD800 is actually a heavy headphone. The design effectively distributes the weight very well.

 

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Not really heavy, but not light either. The HD800 logs in at 330g according to headroom's specs. They list the LCD3 at 550g. The thing about the HD800's fit is that there is so much more contact area for the headphones to grip your head it feels significantly lighter than it is.

Stax SR-009 454g
Stax SR-007 365g
Sennheiser HD650 260g
AKG K701 230g
AT AD700 250g
AKG K1000 270g

for reference...
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Love any more pics that you guys might have...bigsmile_face.gif

 

 

 

 

GO GO GO!!!  See you guys this Summer:

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Maybe a BIG one this summer in LA county... will put up an interest thread tomorrow.

 

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Not really heavy, but not light either. The HD800 logs in at 330g according to headroom's specs. They list the LCD3 at 550g. The thing about the HD800's fit is that there is so much more contact area for the headphones to grip your head it feels significantly lighter than it is.
Stax SR-009 454g
Stax SR-007 365g
Sennheiser HD650 260g
for reference...



Using a special measurement method invented by LFF which takes into account the hanging portion of the cable:

 

08.4oz  Sennheiser HD558
10.3oz  Fischer FA-011

11.0oz  Sennheiser HD700
13.2oz  Audio Technica W3000ANV (with wings!)
14.3oz  Beyer T1
14.5oz  Sennheiser HD800 (they implement anti-grav technology to make it seem lighter)
19.6oz  Audeze LCD2r2

 

 

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Stock cables aren't going to be that much different on TOTL headphones. I know the PS1000 has a thick cable on it just like the HD800s and LCDs do. Also people have varying lengths of cable support (before it touches their chair, floor, etc) so you really can't judge with cables.
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Some pics, mostly taken in about 10 minutes before things got really crowded...

 

Ryan and his wife from UE getting ready...they had more crew later too!

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Mkubota1 made some great signs and the quiet room was quiet for a decent bit of the day...fun way of doing it.

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The "man behind the Manley" @cfjrbw...he corrected me and told me that a woman runs the Manley Co.!

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Tdogzthmn hanging with the Liquid Fire (he was a great help at the meet):

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particleman14 might have created a few new DIY-ers with this light show:

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Frank Cooter putting purrin to the test:

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Mkubota1 made some great signs for the electrostats:

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Another "Happy Place"?

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Way to do it is show up EARLY, calaf is smart:

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Jude and Wiatrob:

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Craig of Eddie Current with Tony DiChiro of Monster:

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Someone talking PCB with Amphead:

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Donald showed pics of the new cases for the 2A3- I think they will be awesome and incredibly versatile.

The below version was beautiful enough...

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Dan (Doc B.) of Bottlehead went high-tech with digital and DACs but applied new 300B drivers;

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Starting to heat up in the Vendor Room, we had spa day with heat for a while.

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jazzfan's nice, black WA5:

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Jude and n3rdling...what a meet!

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Val (V-MODA), Jude, blessingx, me, Al (Voltron).

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So happy everyone came out!!!!


Edited by CEE TEE - 2/14/12 at 11:56pm
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