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post #136 of 247

OK, guys!

 

I have been following this thread for a few months, but only today I became a member of HeadFi.

 

I own a cafe in downtown Toronto, near the Eaton Centre, connected to Queen subway station. There is a green P nearby for parking.

We are not open on the weekend, so you are welcome to use the cafe for the meet, free of charge.

I will try to post some pictures so you can get some idea of the space available.

It would be nice if maybe one of you can come and take a look for yourself, as I have no idea what are required.

It has a 30 persons seating capacity, with 10 small tables and 1 long bench.

 

Some things to consider:

All electrical plugs are located behind the counter, so we will need some extension cables.

The premises are not fully enclosed. Our perimeter is a 5 ft glass wall, which opens to a public lobby, although it is rather quiet on the weekends.

Weekends of March 9 and March 16 are not available. Other weekends are okay.

 

Because it is a cafe, I can provide food and drinks, if needed.

 

cheers

Joseph

 

PS: I can bring Schiit Bifrost and Schiit Lyr to the meet.

 

 

 
 
 
 
post #137 of 247

Welcome jrprana

That sounds really interesting

 

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post #138 of 247

I just realise I don't have permission to post any attachment yet frown.gif

If any of you would like to pm me your email address, I will send you some pictures of the place, then you can post them in the thread for all to see.

 

thanks

Joseph

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
post #139 of 247

Welcome jrprana!!!! thank you for offering your cafe :)

PS trying to get Rockit Sound r-50 before the headfi meet

post #140 of 247
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Originally Posted by jrprana View Post

OK, guys!

 

I have been following this thread for a few months, but only today I became a member of HeadFi.

 

I own a cafe in downtown Toronto, near the Eaton Centre, connected to Queen subway station. There is a green P nearby for parking.

We are not open on the weekend, so you are welcome to use the cafe for the meet, free of charge.

I will try to post some pictures so you can get some idea of the space available.

It would be nice if maybe one of you can come and take a look for yourself, as I have no idea what are required.

It has a 30 persons seating capacity, with 10 small tables and 1 long bench.

 

Some things to consider:

All electrical plugs are located behind the counter, so we will need some extension cables.

The premises are not fully enclosed. Our perimeter is a 5 ft glass wall, which opens to a public lobby, although it is rather quiet on the weekends.

Weekends of March 9 and March 16 are not available. Other weekends are okay.

 

Because it is a cafe, I can provide food and drinks, if needed.

 

cheers

Joseph

 

PS: I can bring Schiit Bifrost and Schiit Lyr to the meet.

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

Awesome and welcome to head-fi, officially. Regarding the pictures, can you take some and upload them to imgur and provide a link. It's very simple to do so. This might be the break we're looking for.

 

A lot of us without cars would also benefit from the subway.

post #141 of 247

Here are pics of the Cafe jrprana was talking about. I am uploading these on his behalf.

 

 

 

 

 

post #142 of 247

Thanks Zoom25 for posting these.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can see the 5ft glass wall I was talking about in previous post.

Facing the white stools is the long bench I mentioned. You can line up some equipments there.

The tables can be moved around, As I said, there are 10 smallish (as you can see) tables.

I may have some folding tables in storage. (I'm not sure, have to check first)

The other side of the glass is a corridor that people use to go down to subway station. Pedestrian traffic is light on the weekends, but could be an issue.

Across the corridor is a Bank of Montreal branch, which is close on the weekends, so no worries there.

 

 

 
 
 

Edited by jrprana - 2/27/13 at 4:52am
post #143 of 247

That looks awesome. In addition it looks really convenient as the subway station is right there. 

 

If that location goes through, definitely count me in. 

post #144 of 247
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Thanks Zoom25 for posting these.


 






 



 



 







You can see the 5ft glass wall I was talking about in previous post.
Facing the white stools is the long bench I mentioned. You can line up some equipments there.
The tables can be moved around, As I said, there are 10 smallish (as you can see) tables.
I may have some folding tables in storage. (I'm not sure, have to check first)
The other side of the glass is a corridor that people use to go down to subway station. Pedestrian traffic is light on the weekends, but could be an issue.
Across the corridor is a Bank of Montreal branch, which is close on the weekends, so no worries there.


 
 
 

Hey!

Thanks for offering up an location. It does look really nice. How many outlets are behind the bar??

Edit: please check on the other tables. I had priced out a cafe previously but was told it would not be enough room ( table space wise for the amount of equipment) FallenAngel would be a good judge in knowing if this location will actually be suitable.
Edited by merkil - 2/27/13 at 5:43am
post #145 of 247
@merkil
I'll confirm tomorrow (I'm working at home today)

As I have said previously, it would be nice if one of you with more experience in this thing can come and take a look at the space. I don't have any idea what are required in terms of space and equipments.
post #146 of 247
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@merkil
I'll confirm tomorrow (I'm working at home today)

As I have said previously, it would be nice if one of you with more experience in this thing can come and take a look at the space. I don't have any idea what are required in terms of space and equipments.

Ya that's cool. Just post in the thread or shoot me a pm.

We have 4 possible locations now and although none might be ideal we'll have to make one work. My plan is as follows

1) talk to FallenAngel and get an idea of what location will be best
2) choose date. I'm thinking April 6 but this could change on location availability. This will also give people ample time to book it off if needed and allow us to get venders if the location allows it.
3) Update the spreadsheet tonight with new equipment additions and possible attendees. I will post this later.
4) Once location and date is set I will post it here and also PM all possible attendees on the spreadsheet with the details and ask for a confirmation on attendance by a certain date.

If I have forgotten something let me know, I have not organized one of these before so I am going with the flow so to speak.

Cheers
post #147 of 247

This is absolutely fantastic!  Very excited.

 

Thanks for the offer.  Can't believe your first post is such as smash.

post #148 of 247

Indeed!  Thank you jrprana for your generosity.  The place looks great and helps keep logistics more simple for costs and transportation.
 

post #149 of 247

Thanks for the warm welcome, guys!

 

I'm a newbie in this head-fi things, having bought Bifrost/Lyr/HD650 only last year.

Came across this forum while looking for reviews of the Schiits.

 

I was into speaker rigs back in my college days in Cleveland, Ohio.

After school, I had to face reality that I did not have enough money to continue this hobby (either quit the hobby or stay single)

 

Now, years later, I can finally put aside some money for this, only to find that there is no room in my house where I can properly install a sound system.

So I decided to go the headphone route, and I did not regret the decision one bit.

 

I must say I regret having found this site, though. You guys are evil biggrin.gif

Right at this moment I am already thinking about HD800, Woo WA2 or WA6SE, Westone 4, another portable amp (currently using Fiio E11 and Hifiman RE-Zero)

And you know me, the thinking will soon translate to spending 

 

Looking forward to meeting some of you guys at the meet.

 

Joseph

 
 
 
post #150 of 247

Welcome aboard Joseph and thank you so much for the offer for space for the meet!

Another Bifrost/Lyr owner here. Hopefully you'll be able to hear some of the other headphones on your list at the meet. I had the HD650 and went in favour of the HD700 and newly acquired HE500.  You haver to hear them.  That's the fun part of the meet! I think I'm done with headphones and maybe the next thing might be the Woo WA7.

Looking forward to meeting you and the rest of the gang at the meet!

Cheers, MV

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