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post #61 of 266
I prefer a Saturday, so either the 20th the 27th get my vote.
post #62 of 266

well as of now

 

20 21 27 and 28 u said

 

I like Saturday to actually!

 

the 27'th for me! I can push the date back a week since my "request off'" was not offical

post #63 of 266

Hello Head-Fiers,

     Mike from Virginia, here. My first time on this forum. I'm just getting interested in 'phones again. My last set was a Koss Pro 4AA headvise. I have been into audio since I was in diapers. Haven't done anything with headphones since I was a kid. I'm excited that a meet will be this close to me. I would like to attend. Don't mind throwing some cash in the kitty to help out.

     I should have a new custom HA from my friend Tom Tutay of Transition Audio Design. It is a dedicated desktop unit. Output transformerless design similar to a unit by Ray Samuels. Per channel it has a switchable input tube--either a 6L5G or a 12J5, with a 6900 (or 5687) in parallel push pull as the drive tube. The 6900 was designed as a line amp for ICBMs in our National defense system. Hard to find a quiet one, but I have a line stage with this tube and I have a good selection. Power supply will have vacuum tube rectification--274B, WE 422A, 5U4, etc. I would be glad to bring it if anyone is interested. I want to get a portable system and this is why I want to attend the meet. I'll be coming from central Virginia. Like all kinds of music.

 

Cheers!

post #64 of 266
Is there room for another headfier? I live in the triad and really would like to come. I've got the vmoda m100 of it helps?
post #65 of 266

i may have another good set by then. maybe a good amp too. because the 14th is my birthday. please consider me this will be my first headfi meet and its soo close due to the fact i live in greensboro. Do i need to send a pm for anything?

post #66 of 266

Pardon, I mis-spoke in my description of my HA. The 6900 has its two sections paralleled for lower output impedence. The unit sports huge output coupling caps so it can drive anything. I plan to drive a set of LCD-3s with it.

post #67 of 266
I look forward to you explaining this at the meet. What I saw was "theta iota epsilon epsilon lambda omega"
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Pardon, I mis-spoke in my description of my HA. The 6900 has its two sections paralleled for lower output impedence. The unit sports huge output coupling caps so it can drive anything. I plan to drive a set of LCD-3s with it.
post #68 of 266
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I look forward to you explaining this at the meet. What I saw was "theta iota epsilon epsilon lambda omega"

Hi TNCM,

     I feel much the same way about digital. I have many questions. I'd love to share my experience in audio. Looking at the conversations I see in HF, I'm coming into this from a different angle. I know we can benefit from each other's experience. Thanks for the reply. This is a really cool forum, and I've learned alot already.

post #69 of 266
Thread Starter 
Yeah, this meet will likely end up being a crash course in head-fi-ness for me. Can't wait!

Adding jmwaite and nimbostruck14 to the list. Welcome folks! (I hope this room is big enough (12' x 24'))
post #70 of 266

Just looked at the calendar. If on the 20th, I'll be there. If on the 27th, I won't be there. I have a ticket to this: 

 

https://www.atlantasymphony.org/ConcertsAndTickets/Calendar/2012-2013/Perlman-Commands.aspx

 

and I'm really looking forward to it.

 

If it does work out to be on the 20th, I'd be very interested in bringing the MacBook Pro, USB/SPIDF converter, and the Nova - I really would like to hear a pair of good headphones on the Nova versus many of the amp / DAC combos that will be there. 

post #71 of 266
Thread Starter 
I think everyone can make it at some point on the 20th, so should we lock in the 20th? We actually have the room the whole day and I'll be willing to stay later than 6:00. I'm very indecisive and am way too curious about all this.
post #72 of 266
20th works great for me
post #73 of 266
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Just looked at the calendar. If on the 20th, I'll be there. If on the 27th, I won't be there. I have a ticket to this: 

 

https://www.atlantasymphony.org/ConcertsAndTickets/Calendar/2012-2013/Perlman-Commands.aspx

 

and I'm really looking forward to it.

 

If it does work out to be on the 20th, I'd be very interested in bringing the MacBook Pro, USB/SPIDF converter, and the Nova - I really would like to hear a pair of good headphones on the Nova versus many of the amp / DAC combos that will be there. 

I'm using a Mac Book with Amara playback, and I have a Scott Nixon USB Tubedac D/A converter. I'll bring that too. My Amara has crashed I'm afraid. I'm not too computer literate, so I hope to have that fixed well before then. As I've been known to say----my favorite computer tool is a .357 magnum........

post #74 of 266
Out of curiosity, I've talked to RastaDolphin but does anyone know any audio shops in the general Winston area or Greensboro? I know Drew has a great shop in Cary, but that's a little far away for a student without a car.

Also, does anyone know any electronics store that sells DIY basics like heat shrinks and plugs/jacks in the Winston area too?
post #75 of 266
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Out of curiosity, I've talked to RastaDolphin but does anyone know any audio shops in the general Winston area or Greensboro? I know Drew has a great shop in Cary, but that's a little far away for a student without a car.

Also, does anyone know any electronics store that sells DIY basics like heat shrinks and plugs/jacks in the Winston area too?

I'm in the Raleigh area, and being generous I think I've been to Winston once before.  If I remember correctly we sat in a car at Hanes mall for about 10-15 minutes...reason not remembered at this point.  What this means is, sadly, I know nothing out that way really.  The Radio Shacks around here sometimes have some of that stuff, have you tried there?

 

 

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 (I hope this room is big enough (12' x 24'))

 

I heard that.  I was beginning to wonder myself :)  should be fun

 

 

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Originally Posted by Afghan Vet View Post

Just looked at the calendar. If on the 20th, I'll be there. If on the 27th, I won't be there. I have a ticket to this: 

 

https://www.atlantasymphony.org/ConcertsAndTickets/Calendar/2012-2013/Perlman-Commands.aspx

 

and I'm really looking forward to it.

 

I saw him play not long ago when he came to Raleigh.  He is fantastic, and really at ease on stage.  Definitely one I'd have lunch with in one of those hypothetical questions of who to have lunch with...not the ONLY one, but up there :)

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