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post #331 of 483
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Originally Posted by rhythmdevils View Post

I think a fee is fine. 

 

Yeah totally, the LAX Hilton ain't free.  Plus, from what I understand, purrin's generously paying significantly more than $20 himself. 

post #332 of 483
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Originally Posted by purrin View Post
Jude is aware of the fee. Per HF rules, fees are OK to cover the cost of pay-for-use facilities. The strong probability of the fee was posted on day one on the first post. As LFF stated, these events are not cheap in LA. It should also be noted that the 2011 NorCal meet charged a fee, of which the overages were used to offset the costs of the 2012 NorCal meet, which did not require an attendance fee.

 

I think I should clarify my position & background a little, so no one here gets the wrong idea.

 

First, I meant primarily to question if Jude was aware of the fee, as fee-based meets are the exception on Head-Fi, not the norm, and in the past those have had to be cleared by Jude (and it wasn't already apparent). In addition, I've always personally been of the mindset that meet costs should be covered voluntarily, not as a requirement for attendance. IMO, charging an admissions fee has the potential to alienate Head-Fiers who might otherwise attend but can't afford to.

 

Second, I'm not averse to paying an admission fee myself - it's not like I was trying to skate by on $0.50. tongue.gif I'm more than capable of paying the nominal $20 and would probably give more, in fact.

 

Third, I'm well aware of how much it costs to organize a meet, as I've organized a few myself - 1 in NorCal (San Jose) and 3 in Colorado. So I actually have a pretty good idea of what your meet costs are, and I'm not exactly talking from inexperience here. wink.gif

post #333 of 483

Take it to PM...

post #334 of 483
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Originally Posted by Asr View Post

I'm not exactly talking from inexperience here. wink.gif

 

Since this is going to be my first meet, I am speaking from a total lack of experience.

 

But like you, I am also not averse to paying an admission fee.  So it appears that both the total pro and the total noob agree that a meet is well worth the admission fee.  biggrin.gif

post #335 of 483

Hmmm.... this may be a bit late to ask, but does anyone plan on bringing a matrix m-stage? I was hoping they would turn up so that I could try them out with my Q701's :P

post #336 of 483

I'm in. Will bring my humble Sansa Zip + HD558/KSC-75 on me.

post #337 of 483
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Hmmm.... this may be a bit late to ask, but does anyone plan on bringing a matrix m-stage? I was hoping they would turn up so that I could try them out with my Q701's :P

 

You could always ask Jeffrey Tam if you could borrow one and bring it to the meet on his behalf. I've already got a couple of other guys doing this for other pieces of gear here and there.

post #338 of 483

Just confirming my attendance with my brother and have no objections regarding the fees. :D

post #339 of 483
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I got ya on my list. n3rdling will update the public list here in a few days

 

 

 

I'll be sure to plan the next meet in Havana. I hear that a lot of things are free in Cuba. Just gotta find Fidel's number on my rolodex.

post #340 of 483

Just adding a couple headphones to what I'm already bringing. I'll have the V-moda m80 and ATH-M50s as well.

 

Also, my gear will be up for sale if anyone is interested. Trying to appropriate funds for an upgrade.

post #341 of 483
I can't afford to go right now. I'm runnin' on a slim budget at the moment. I only swap out gear by selling other gear. Sorry...

Kojaku
Edited by Kojaku - 8/3/12 at 9:08am
post #342 of 483

I'm definitely interested! I'll bring the beyer DT-150's.
 

post #343 of 483
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Originally Posted by itshot View Post

Hmmm.... this may be a bit late to ask, but does anyone plan on bringing a matrix m-stage? I was hoping they would turn up so that I could try them out with my Q701's :P

I can bring mine.

post #344 of 483

I will certainly make it.

See y'all there
 

post #345 of 483
Bummed. Just found out that the BHA-1 that I ordered on 7/18 won't ship until 8/31. So unless someone has one they'd like to loan me for the meet, the BHA-1 vs. P-200 shootout is off.
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