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2012 Hollywood Headphone Hobbyists (H3) Meet

also known as the Socal Headphone And Gear Festival or the "Big L.A. Meet"

 

design courtesy of LFF

700

 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

9:30am to 5:00pm

LAX Hilton, Los Angeles, CA

OFFICIAL THREAD

 

Please reply to this thread if you plan on attending (even if you have already replied in the "interest" thread.) Include a list of equipment that you plan on bringing and indicate whether you will need a full 6' table, half-table, or a general hang out place to sit (if you are just bringing a few things.) Requests will be honored based on need. n3rdling will be maintaining an attendee and gear list. Table arrangement and allocations will be made later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the Door Admission Fee:

 

$20 per adult and $8 per additional family member
$12 for students or minors.
50 cents for people coming in out of state.
 
Discounted Admission Fees for Paying in Advance:
 
 

Important to note that everyone attending will be required to check in at the front desk and wear a tag.  This is part of security protocol and we will have random organizers doing roving patrols just to be on the safe side.  They will be disguised as a bush so you won't be able to tell who they are.

 

 

Parking and Registration

 

Parking will be discounted at $12 for the day for attendees. A 10% room discount will also be available to attendees. This is a non-profit event and its organizers will do whatever they can do keep the costs down. A few have generously offered to assist with the costs, but hopefully this event will pay for itself. A final admission fee will be determined later. This will be a private event. Attendees will have to register to obtain the parking discount and an event name tag.

 

Parking discount tickets will be handed to everyone at the registration table. An event badge will be supplied which must must be worn at all times.

 

Facilities and Power

 

The event will be held in the lower level away from most of the regular foot traffic of the hotel. There will be one large room and three smaller rooms. The lower level rooms are heavily carpeted with pillars, so hopefully this will keep background noise to a minimum. The hotel will be providing electrical to each table. There will be no need for extension cords, but please bring power strips.

 

Meet Rules:

 

1) Please treat others' gear with the utmost care and respect.
2) Do not unplug headphones without asking permission from the owners first.
3) Do not turn anything on or off without asking permission first.
4) Do not move anyone's gear from their established area without asking permission.
5) Always treat other headfiers with the utmost respect.
6) If a woman shows up - DO NOT GAWK. They are part of the human species and also deserve the utmost respect. Do not fear that this is the only one.
7) Do not bring ANY food or drinks near any equipment, including your own.
8) If you eat, please WASH YOUR DIRTY, GREASY HANDS BEFORE touching other people's equipment.
9) Do not ask the vendors too many questions. They want to have fun too and others may want to ask questions as well.
10) Always follow the rules of the host. He/She/They have been gracious enough to host a meet so he/she/they deserve the most respect and if you don't follow any of the above rules, AT LEAST follow this one.
11) No shirt, no shoes, no headphone meet.
12) Do not put screw drivers in electrical outlets, people's equipment or people's ears.
13) If it's summer - please wear deodorant.
14) If it's winter - please wear deodorant.
15) DO NOT wear hair gel or any cosmetic product that may damage or stain a headband or earpads.
16) Make sure your guests, if you bring any, follow the rules as well.

That said....HAVE FUN!

 

Just an FYI: Many of the of the high-end or "summit-fi" rigs use CD-Players as a source. It may be a good idea to cut a CD with your favorite tracks if you want to hear them.

 

Setup and Breakdown: Setup starts at 8:30am. Break down is at 5:00pm.

 

Loading/Unloading:

 

If you are having any boxes/ materials pre-shipped to the hotel please contact Elena Morales via fax 310.410.6177 or e-mail at elena.morales@hilton.com no later than August 15, 2012 as shipping and receiving charges will apply.

 

For those exhibitors that are not shipping materials into the hotel, please note the following guidelines for loading and unloading at the hotel.  Exhibitors may only load and unload from private vehicles on the East Drive of the hotel via the loading dock on the following dates and times:

  • Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Personal vehicles may not remain parked on the East Drive for any duration of time.  Once the vehicle has been unloaded, please relocate your vehicle to our valet or self parking garage so that other exhibitors have the opportunity to unload. 

 

We do not allow personal loading or unloading from the front drive of the hotel. Hotel Bell Staff will be available onsite to assist in bringing materials to and from your vehicle. Recommended gratuity for bell staff services is $10 per full cartload. Bell carts and other hotel equipment are not available for personal use, so please provide your own carts for transporting your product.

 

We will be providing several of our own handcart / dollies for people to use. There is no need to pay the bellhop if you do not wish to, but please wait at the east entrance loading zone to get a handcart. There will be a few organizers there to guide things along and allocate/keep track of the carts / dollies.

 

Hotel Discounts - Act Soon!

 

If you are interested in staying at the hotel, a special discount of 10% off the best available unrestricted rate for standard run of the house rooms has been established for your event. This rate is based on allocated inventory and may not be available to all of your guests. Reservations will be accepted at prevailing rates after allocated inventory is used. Please call 1-800-Hiltons and ask for the ZSE catering discounted rate. Please note that inventory is limited and we are expected to sell out over this weekend.

 

VENDORS CONFIRMED

  1. Ultimate Ears
  2. Schiit Audio
  3. Eddie Current
  4. Donald North
  5. Bellatone Audio
  6. Audeze
  7. HeadAmp
  8. MrSpeakers
  9. Cavalli Audio
  10. HeadRoom (by proxy. Jorge will be sending us stuff.)
  11. TekNmotion
  12. Joe Audiophile

Edited by purrin - 8/14/12 at 3:36pm
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LAYOUT

This is the final layout for the four rooms.

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TABLE ASSIGNMENTS (UPDATED 8/15)

 

 

   

*reserved*

C2

*reserved*

D2

Anaxilus / Headroom 

D9, D10

Anetode

D7

Audeze

A10, A11

Bellatone

A12

burnspesq

B1

Cavalli Audio

C5

CT / QH / Jazzfan

D8

dallan / santacore

D1

Donald North Audio

A14

Eddie Current

C3

Elwappo

B4

FearSC549

self seating A15-19

fejnomit

B8

Frank Cooter

D5

gilency

B2

gnarlsagan

self seating A15-19

HeadAmp

C1

iamoneagain

self seating A15-19

iLLicit1

self seating A15-19

j2kei

B3

 

 

Jeffinator

B1

Joe Audio

D4

mackat

B9, B10

mbritt 

self seating A15-19

mike1127

self seating A15-19

Moonstrkaaft

B7

Mr. Rogers

D3

Mr. Speakers

A13

mtntrance

self seating A21-25

n3rdling

C3

ongua

B7

oswing

B2

Schiit

A8, A9

shiorisekine

self seating A21-25

sluker

B5

tehmom

D6

Teknmotion

A1, A2

Teufelshunde

D4

The Fed

self seating A21-25

Tubesforme

B6

Ultimate Ears

A3, A4

Wfojas

self seating A21-25

xtine

self seating A21-25

 

CO-ORGANIZERS AND HELPERS

 

LFF

Anaxilus

Teufelshunde

Ultrabike

Questhate

n3rdling

itshot

MisterRogers

 

Feel free to contact any of the above guys if I do not respond in a timely fashion.


Edited by purrin - 8/15/12 at 10:05am
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If everybody can please post if they are able to attend and what they're bringing, that'd be great.


Member List

Jude
purrin
n3rdling
Anaxilus
LFF
CEE TEE
Teufelshunde
Questhate
IpodPJ (Bellatone Audio) (+1)
Jason Stoddard (Schiit Audio)
Moostrkraaft
mackat
scud80
manveru
Tyll Hertsens (InnerFidelity) (unconfirmed)
Lurkumaural (unconfirmed)
NU62
ocswing
R_burke
Spidercable (Spider Cable)
santacore
gilency
45longcolt
j2kei
irag
Donald North (Donald North Audio)
Deadneddz
zmatrix
Draygonn
melomaniac
uzi
scoopbb
tehmom
jsohn
iamoneagain
mikop
gzone3lement (unconfirmed)
Edwood
sluker
tom2cat
fejnomit
Misterrogers
HK_sends
Insidious Meme
FrankCooter
at1692
DouglasQuaid (unconfirmed)
twocommas
burnspbesq
Magedark (unconfirmed)
dallan
Stringfellow
mrspeakers (MrSpeakers)
elwappo99
runeight (Cavalli Audio)
justin (HeadAmp)
TubesForMe
sachu
russtafarian
shiorisekine
levinhatz
Hiyono
ProleArtThreat
Jon L
junepy
warrenpchi (+1)
Cableguy
jazzfan
jeffinator
itshot
Volarious
morug
JMcMasterJ
jrb (+1)
howie75
mike1127
ongvua
anetode
Larmeister
The Fed
Alex Cappello
FearSC549
ServinginEcuador (unconfirmed)
Wfojas
njtc (+1)
iLLicit1
gnarlsagan (+1)
xtine
hammerfilms
rubenpp (+1)
klesk
ultrabike
Fonksta
Hrimthursum
psychoplast
mbritt
Pardong
Edwood
Aegentirony
Jasper994
Iron_Dreamer
third_eye
iLLicit1





Gear List



Headphones

AKG K240
AKG K240 Sextetts
AKG K340
AKG K501
AKG K550 (x2)
AKG K701 (x4)
AKG Q701 (x2)
Audeze LCD-2 vegan
Audeze LCD-2 rev1 (x3)
Audeze LCD-2 rev2 (x3)
Audeze LCD-3 (x5)
Audio Technica ATH-AD2000
Audio Technica ATH-ESW9A
Audio Technica ATH-ES10
Audio Technica ATH-L3000
Audio Technica ATH-M50
Audio Technica ATH-W3000ANV (x3)
Audio Technica ATH-W1000x
Audio Technica ATH-W5000
Beyer DT150
Beyer DT770 Pro 80
Beyer DT990 (x2)
Beyer DT1350 (x2)
Beyer T1 (x3)
Beyer T5P
BrainWavez HM5
Denon D7000 (x2)
Etymotic ER-4S
Etymotic HF2
Fisher Audio DBA-02
Fostex 20Tv1
Fostex T50RP
Fostex TH900
Grado HF-1
Grado HF-2
Grado PS-500
Grado SR-225i
Grado Magnums v4 (3 diff kinds)
HE Audio Jade 1.2b
Headphile Fostex/Vixens
HifiMan HE-5
HifiMan HE-6 (x8)
HifiMan HE-400 (x3)
HifiMan HE-500
JVC FXD80
Koss KSC-75
Koss ESP/10
LFF Paradox (x3)
Martin Audio Magnum V4
MrSpeakers Mad Dog (x2)
Phiaton PS320
Pioneer SE-A1000
Pioneer SE-MJ591
Samson SR850
Shure 940
Sennheiser HD25-1
Sennheiser HD558
Sennheiser HD580 (x2)
Sennheiser HD598 (x2)
Sennheiser HD600
Sennheiser HD650 (x4)
Sennheiser HD800 (x8)
Sennheiser HE60 Baby Orpheus (Headphile modded)
Sennheiser HE90 Orpheus
Shure SRH-1440
Shure SRH-1840
Sony MDR-7506
Sony MDR-F1
Sony MDR-Z1000
SpiderCable Moonlight
SpiderCable PowerForce
Stax SR-007 mk1 (x4)
Stax SR-009 (x3)
Stax SR-404LE
Stax SR-507
Stax SR-Lambda
Stax SR-Omega
Stax SR-Sigma (x2)
Stax SR-Sigma404
Thunderpants (x3)
Ultimate Ears Reference Monitor
Ultrasone HFI-780
Ultrasone PRO 900
Ultrasone Edition 8 LE
Wachara DIY Stax SR-Omega clone
Yamaha HP-2
Yamaha YH-1
Yamaha YH-3
V-MODA m80


Amps

ALO Audio Continental V2
ALO The National
AMB mini^3
Audio Technica ATH-DHA3000
Bellatone B22
Burson 160D
Blue Hawaii
Bottlehead Crack w/ and w/o Speedball
Bryston BHA-1 (x2)
Cavalli Liquid Fire
Cavalli Liquid Glass
Cavalli Liquid Lightning
Donald North Audio Sonett 2 prototype
Donald North Audio Stratus
ECP Audio DSHA-1
Eddie Current Balancing Act
Eddie Current Electra
Eddie Current Super 7
Fostex HP-P1 (x2)
FrankCooter DIY dynamic amp
FrankCooter DIY electrostatic amp
Grace m902
HeadAmp Blue Hawaii SE
HeadAmp Pico (x2)
HifiMan EF5
HifiMan EF6
KGSSHV
LaFigaro 339
LFF Custom Amp
Luxman P-200
Little Dot MKVI+
Meier Concerto
Meier Stepdance
Millett Hybrid MiniMAX
Minute EL34-SE
Objective O2 portable (x2)
Objective O2 Desktop
Onkyo NDS-1
Pioneer SX1250
Pico Slim
Portaphile 627
RSA Hornet
RSA Predator
Schiit Asgard
Schiit Lyr (x2)
Schiit Mjolnir
Schiit Valhalla
Sennheiser Amperior
Sennheiser HEV90 Orpheus
SPL Phonitor
Stax SRM-727
Trends Audio TA-10.2 SE
TTVJ Portable Millett Hybrid
TTVJ Slim
Woo Audio WA2 (x2)
Woo Audio WA6-SE
Yamamoto Sound Craft HA-02


Sources

Digital:

Accuphase DP-75
AMB Gamma2
Anedio D2
April Music Eximus DP-1
Archos 101 G9
Audio-GD NFB-10SE
Audio-GD NFB-10WM
Audio-GD Reference 1
Audio-GD Reference 7.1
Audiophilleo2/PurePower
Audioquest Dragonfly USB DAC
Ayre QB-9
Behringer DEQ 2496
Benchmark DAC-1
Centrance DACPort
Cyrus CD8SE
Fostex HP-P1
Grace M903
HeadAmp Pico DAC
HifiMan HM-602
HifiMan HM-801
HRT MusicStreamer II+
iBasso D6
iBasso DX100 (x2)
K Works Superberry DAC
Lavry DA11
Leckerton UHA6S
LFF Custom DAC
Logitech Sqeezebox Touch (x2)
Logitech Transporter
Marantz 2275
Meier StageDAC
NAD M51
ODAC
Oppo BDP-95
PS Audio Lambda II transport
PS Audio PerfectWave DAC (x2)
Sansa Zip
Schiit Bifrost (x2)
Schiit Gungnir
Shanling CD T100 RAM Modded
Sonic Frontiers SFCD-1

Analog:

Sony 2251 turntable w/Infinity Black Widow tonearm and Shure V15V-MR cartridge
Dual 1219 turntable restored by Bill at fixmydual.com with either the Shure m97xe or Shure V15 Type II Improved
Edited by n3rdling - 8/14/12 at 11:19pm
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Im coming, ill only bringing my Shure 940s and K240s, for some mid-fi selection.  I shouldn't need any table, don't think two headphones are worth it, maybe a headphone table in each area for headphones anyone can try with any other set up?  Edit: unless someone wants me to bring my desktop with my M-Audio Audiophile Delta-192 card, I move my desktop a  ton anyways should barely be more of a problem than a laptop. It is fully balanced and has a lot of power behind it for a PCI card. 


Edited by John In Cali - 3/27/12 at 11:18am
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Good idea - we'll have a general hang out place for people who just bring a few items.

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My turn to visit you guys!   Less than half a table with one of you SoCal Eddie Current guys.

 

Will bring:

 

iPad> iPure> DAC1> Super 7> HD800

 

Pico Slim

TTVJ Portable Millett Hybrid

mini^3

 

Would be good to have the Super 7's together to show how flexible they are with different tube combos, yeah?


Edited by CEE TEE - 3/27/12 at 12:17pm
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Will be there.

 

Will bring NAD M51 DAC, ecp audio DSHA-1, RSA Predator, LCD-3 (original unveiled), Ultrasone PRO 900, Beyer DT770 Pro 80, Sony MDR-7506, associated cables and what-not.

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Count me in! 

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Originally Posted by CEE TEE View Post

My turn to visit you guys!   Less than half a table with one of you SoCal Eddie Current guys.

 

Will bring:

 

iPad> iPure> DAC1> Super 7 > HD 800

 

Pico Slim

TTVJ Portable Millett Hybrid

mini^3

 

Would be good to have the Super 7's together to show how flexible they are with different tube combos, yeah?


We could do that, maybe run an LCD 2/3 setup and an HD800 one.  Then people could switch and see how the sound changes.

 

What's with the meet name?  Yawn. wink.gif


Edited by Anaxilus - 3/27/12 at 12:17pm
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I'll be there as a member and vendor. Equipment list is listed in my profile.
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We'll be there, and we'll need a 6' table for 4 set-ups if possible: Bifrost/Asgard, Bifrost/Valhalla, Bifrost/Lyr, and Gungnir/Mjolnir (which are larger chassis than the other gear.) Let us know if that's OK, or if there are additional charges for vendor participation.

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That works. I'll get in touch with you on the details. There will be a small vendor charge (we are still working it out because we want to encourage participation), but it will hardly be an arm and a leg.

 

We may consider waiving vendor charges if you bring a "booth babe." (I hope I'm not being politically incorrect.) And no, Mike Moffat does not count. biggrin.gif

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Whatever minimal amount of space that would be able to fit these. Maybe a half-table?

 

HD800, LCD-3, LCD-2 R1, ATH-W3000ANV, HE-6

Eddie Current Balancing Act

Grace M903

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Looking forward to your Grace M903.  bigsmile_face.gif

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I will ABSOLUTELY be there. I will need a full table, please. This is roughly what I will be bringing:

Marantz 2275 receiver
Sennheiser HD-650 headphones
Yamaha HP-2 ortho dynamic headphones
What used to be Barney Grados- Will bring Barney cups to put on display if I can find them

Sony 2251 turntable w/Infinity Black Widow tonearm and Shure V15V-MR cartridge
Technics SL-10 turntable with original EPS-310mc cartridge
Philips 212 turntable w/Stanton 680ee cartridge
Dual 1219 turntable restored by Bill at fixmydual.com with either the Shure m97xe or Shure V15 Type II Improved

If someone has a phono stage or two that has more than one inputs that I can borrow, that would be great!!!

Mucho vinyls biggrin.gif

I think that's about it folks! Looking' forward to it biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
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