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post #61 of 75
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Originally Posted by oogabooga View Post

So... who's going to Salon son et image next month? Looking at the list of brands (http://www.salonsonimage.com/EN/Visitors/brands.html) that will be there, we have:

Audeze

Beyerdynamic

Grado

Sennheiser

STAX :)

Woo Audio - actually an exhibitor!

Audio Note

Bryston

Cardas

Focal (hopefully with their new headphone)

Fostex

Moon Audio

 

 

Seems like a lot of fun. And trouble for everybody's wallet! I may visit if college allows me to take a day off this week end. It would be a nice break though, doing something radically different than studying for a day.

 

I can't help but notice Denon's absence, which is weird considering they have such a large offering and not only in headphones.

 

Now the question is, should I bring my own headphones to try the different sources... 

post #62 of 75

Ohh audez'e is actually going to be there this year, interesting. Hopefully I'll get to ask them about upcoming products. HiFiMAN was there last year, I actually spent time at the booth explaining some of their phones.

post #63 of 75

I don't know that Audeze will actually be there - just a store that is displaying Audeze products.

post #64 of 75

Looking around their website, I noticed you have to pay to get in... Since when do you need to buy a ticket to go shopping? blink.gif

post #65 of 75

Yeah this sounds like fun! Maybe meet up there then head over to some resto or bar? I haven't been before, are any of the days particularly interesting for headphone stuff?

post #66 of 75

Would anyone happen to know if there's a Montrealer with either a KGSS, SRM-727, BHSE, or other TOTL Stax amp? I am looking to upgrade and would like to have a proper listen before I start randomly buying gear!

post #67 of 75

Your best bet is probably SSI, but Audioshop on Montagne should have an SRM-717 or SRM-727 for demo if you ask nicely. I'm building an amp with an output stage similar to the BHSE that I'd be glad to have you try, but it won't be ready for at least another month or two. :(

 

Congrats on the 007s! biggrin.gif

post #68 of 75

audioshop only has the 007t, unfortunately (they were my first visit). Hopefully SSI will be productive!

 

what amp are you creating?

post #69 of 75

I'm building a slightly modified Stax SR-X amp, better known as a the SinglePower ES-1. I'm adding the BH's discrete current sources to the output stage and doing a few more tweaks to bring it into the 21st century (and not blow up like the ES-1s). It won't get as loud as a BHSE, but it will have similar output power at comparable volumes.

post #70 of 75

Anyone going to SSI tomorrow? I'm hoping to go at least two of the three days (especially if I can go during work hours tomorrow very_evil_smiley.gif).

post #71 of 75

Okay, so I just managed to sneak away for a couple of hours. I was intereted in three booths:

 

Woo Audio. Jack Wu was there with a good collection of his amps, including the WES and a pair of Stax SR-009s :D  I only listened for about 10 minutes, to some music I was not familiar with. That said, they sounded amazing!  He also had a pair of SR-007s there (not sure if the were SZ-2 or SZ-3) which sounded dark in comparison. To me, the 009s were just right!

 

Resonessence Labs. I asked to listen to the Concero DAC, but they told me that they were busy and asked if I could come back another day. Disappointed, but the Concero is their low end model so I supposed that's that.

 

Plurison (a distributor in the Montreal area). I listened to their Micromega Dac/Amp combo (sounded bassy with the Focal headphones they had there) and chatted with them about DACs. Nice enough fellow there.

 

I'm hoping to go back once more to hear the SR-009s with some of my own music.

post #72 of 75

I'm happy to say my HD800's paired with a McIntosh MC225 is right up there with the Stax SR009 and Woo WES in almost all fronts. It's a fun show this year too, getting to befriend a lot of manufacturers and Jack and his recording engineer friend. Great guys! I think I'm the youngest guy working at the show lol

post #73 of 75
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

I'm happy to say my HD800's paired with a McIntosh MC225 is right up there with the Stax SR009 and Woo WES in almost all fronts. It's a fun show this year too, getting to befriend a lot of manufacturers and Jack and his recording engineer friend. Great guys! I think I'm the youngest guy working at the show lol

 

You were there representing the store? I didn't know retailers had booth there too... 

post #74 of 75

Of course, most rooms are actually audio boutiques throughout Quebec

post #75 of 75

If anyone subscribed here missed our other threads, we are looking to repeat the success of last year's meet. Anyone interested? http://www.head-fi.org/t/668002/ic-montreal-quebec-meet

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