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post #121 of 133

I’ll bring:

jkeny SP/DIF Mk II

Oyaide DR-510 75-ohm cable, 1.3 m

Benchmark DAC 1 Pre

Cryoparts power distribution strip, cryogenically treated

Cryoparts CryoMax III power cables terminated with Furutech FI-11 connectors

Audez’e LCD-2

Samsung NC-10 netbook, XP, JRiver MC 18

post #122 of 133
Ill bring an emotiva mini-x a100 with 4 pin xlr speaker tap cable, hifiman he-500, mad dogs with aphla pads, beyerdynamic dt 880 600ohm, and audio-technica ath-ad900.
post #123 of 133

Does anybody own Hifiman HM-801 or Astell & Kern AK100 DAP? Would kill to get a demo

post #124 of 133
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Does anybody own Hifiman HM-801 or Astell & Kern AK100 DAP? Would kill to get a demo

I'll piggy back on this.  Does anyone have a Tera Player?  I would love to hear it.

post #125 of 133

Does anyone have a USB CD-drive by any chance? I won't be using it, but rather if anyone would be interested in hearing their CD's with my rig since I don't have a CD player.

 

Right now I have MacBook Pro Retina Display -> Audirvana Plus -> ODAC -> O2, but I'm in the process of converting my FLAC files to ALAC so I can utilise Audirvana Plus's iTunes integration feature to make it easier for others to browse my music library.

 

 

Also yay for HE-500. I was thinking of getting one as an upgrade in the future and I wanted to hear it in-person with an O2. Most people have said the O2 is fine, but some say it's "not good enough".

 


Updated list of gear, sorted in alphabetical order by username:

 

atomicbob: Beyerdynamic T90, Woo Audio WA7

BIG POPPA: Alessandro MS2 and MS1, Bowers & Wilkins P5, Sennheiser HD650, Woo Audio WA3 (modded)

curbfeeler: Audeze LCD-2, Benchmark DAC 1 Pre, Samsung NC-10 netbook, Cryoparts CryoMax III power cables terminated with Furutech FI-11 connectors, Cryoparts power distribution strip, jkeny HiFace MKII SP/DIF, Oyaide DR-510 75-ohm cable

Doc B.: Sennheiser HD800, Bottlehead amplifiers, Bottlehead DAC

DrForBin: AKG K550, Etymotic ER-4S, Sennheiser HD25-1 II, iPods

Equus: Audeze LCD-2, Cavalli Audio Liquid Fire, Berkeley Audio DAC Alpha, Logitech Squeezebox Touch

Girls Generation: Audeze LCD-3 and LCD-2.2, Sennheiser HD800 (Anax mod 2,0), DNA Stratus, Triad Audio L3 and LLP, X-Sabre
Joshatdot: Little Dot MK II
KingStyles: Stax SR-009

labrown: Audio Technica ATH-AD900, Beyerdynamic DT880 (600 Ω), HiFiMAN HE-500, MrSpeakers Mad Dogs with Alpha Pads, Emotiva Mini-X A100 with 4 pin xlr speaker tap cable

m2man: Fostex TH-900, Ultrasone Signature DJ

Markj: German Maestro GMP435, MB Quart QP400, Sennheiser HD650 and HD800, Ultrasone Edition 8, Headroom Home Headphone Amp, SPL Phonitor, Panasonic DMP-BDT500, Sony SCD-XA5400ES
miceblue: AKG K 701 (8-bump version), V-MODA Crossfade M-100, FiiO E12, JDS Labs C5, Objective 2, FiiO E7, Objective DAC, FiiO L3 and L9 line-out dock connectors

MusicPDX: Coffman Labs H1-A

palmfish: Sennheiser HD800, Benchmark DAC1, Pioneer VSX-1122, Pioneer DV-79AVi

ribeye: Schiit Audio Mjolnir, Wyred 4 Sound W4S DAC-2
ShortieFish: Denon AH-D2000, FiiO E7

Wharfrat: Audio Technica ATH AD2000, Beyerdynamic DT880 (250 Ω from 2005), Denon AH-D7000, HiFiMAN HE-6 (prototype), Sennheiser HD650, Coffman Labs G1-A, Cayin SCD-50T


Edited by miceblue - 5/3/13 at 5:23pm
post #126 of 133
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Does anyone have a USB CD-drive by any chance? I won't be using it, but rather if anyone would be interested in hearing their CD's with my rig since I don't have a CD player.

 

Right now I have MacBook Pro Retina Display -> Audirvana Plus -> ODAC -> O2, but I'm in the process of converting my FLAC files to ALAC so I can utilise Audirvana Plus's iTunes integration feature to make it easier for others to browse my music library.

 

 

Also yay for HE-500. I was thinking of getting one as an upgrade in the future and I wanted to hear it in-person with an O2. Most people have said the O2 is fine, but some say it's "not good enough".

 


Updated list of gear, sorted in alphabetical order by username:

 

atomicbob: Beyerdynamic T90, Woo Audio WA7

BIG POPPA: Alessandro MS2 and MS1, Bowers & Wilkins P5, Sennheiser HD650, Woo Audio WA3 (modded)

curbfeeler: Audeze LCD-2, Benchmark DAC 1 Pre, Samsung NC-10 netbook, Cryoparts CryoMax III power cables terminated with Furutech FI-11 connectors, Cryoparts power distribution strip, jkeny HiFace MKII SP/DIF, Oyaide DR-510 75-ohm cable

Doc B.: Sennheiser HD800, Bottlehead amplifiers, Bottlehead DAC

DrForBin: AKG K550, Etymotic ER-4S, Sennheiser HD25-1 II, iPods

Equus: Audeze LCD-2, Cavalli Audio Liquid Fire, Berkeley Audio DAC Alpha, Logitech Squeezebox Touch

Girls Generation: Audeze LCD-3 and LCD-2.2, Sennheiser HD800 (Anax mod 2,0), DNA Stratus, Triad Audio L3 and LLP, X-Sabre
Joshatdot: Little Dot MK II
KingStyles: Stax SR-009

labrown: Audio Technica ATH-AD900, Beyerdynamic DT880 (600 Ω), HiFiMAN HE-500, MrSpeakers Mad Dogs with Alpha Pads, Emotiva Mini-X A100 with 4 pin xlr speaker tap cable

m2man: Fostex TH-900, Ultrasone Signature DJ

Markj: German Maestro GMP435, MB Quart QP400, Sennheiser HD650 and HD800, Ultrasone Edition 8, Headroom Home Headphone Amp, SPL Phonitor, Panasonic DMP-BDT500, Sony SCD-XA5400ES
miceblue: AKG K 701 (8-bump version), V-MODA Crossfade M-100, FiiO E12, JDS Labs C5, Objective 2, FiiO E7, Objective DAC, FiiO L3 and L9 line-out dock connectors

MusicPDX: Coffman Labs H1-A

palmfish: Sennheiser HD800, Benchmark DAC1, Pioneer VSX-1122, Pioneer DV-79AVi

ribeye: Schiit Audio Mjolnir, Wyred 4 Sound W4S DAC-2
ShortieFish: Denon AH-D2000, FiiO E7

Wharfrat: Audio Technica ATH AD2000, Beyerdynamic DT880 (250 Ω from 2005), Denon AH-D7000, HiFiMAN HE-6 (prototype), Sennheiser HD650, Coffman Labs G1-A, Cayin SCD-50T

I wouldn't trust the sound quality of a USB CD drive. I have a CD player I can bring but I do not have quality spdif cable, somebody would need to bring theirs 

post #127 of 133
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Does anyone have a USB CD-drive by any chance? I won't be using it, but rather if anyone would be interested in hearing their CD's with my rig since I don't have a CD player.

 

Right now I have MacBook Pro Retina Display -> Audirvana Plus -> ODAC -> O2, but I'm in the process of converting my FLAC files to ALAC so I can utilise Audirvana Plus's iTunes integration feature to make it easier for others to browse my music library.

 

 

Also yay for HE-500. I was thinking of getting one as an upgrade in the future and I wanted to hear it in-person with an O2. Most people have said the O2 is fine, but some say it's "not good enough".

 


Updated list of gear, sorted in alphabetical order by username:

 

atomicbob: Beyerdynamic T90, Woo Audio WA7

BIG POPPA: Alessandro MS2 and MS1, Bowers & Wilkins P5, Sennheiser HD650, Woo Audio WA3 (modded)

curbfeeler: Audeze LCD-2, Benchmark DAC 1 Pre, Samsung NC-10 netbook, Cryoparts CryoMax III power cables terminated with Furutech FI-11 connectors, Cryoparts power distribution strip, jkeny HiFace MKII SP/DIF, Oyaide DR-510 75-ohm cable

Doc B.: Sennheiser HD800, Bottlehead amplifiers, Bottlehead DAC

DrForBin: AKG K550, Etymotic ER-4S, Sennheiser HD25-1 II, iPods

Equus: Audeze LCD-2, Cavalli Audio Liquid Fire, Berkeley Audio DAC Alpha, Logitech Squeezebox Touch

Girls Generation: Audeze LCD-3 and LCD-2.2, Sennheiser HD800 (Anax mod 2,0), DNA Stratus, Triad Audio L3 and LLP, X-Sabre
Joshatdot: Little Dot MK II
KingStyles: Stax SR-009

labrown: Audio Technica ATH-AD900, Beyerdynamic DT880 (600 Ω), HiFiMAN HE-500, MrSpeakers Mad Dogs with Alpha Pads, Emotiva Mini-X A100 with 4 pin xlr speaker tap cable

m2man: Fostex TH-900, Ultrasone Signature DJ

Markj: German Maestro GMP435, MB Quart QP400, Sennheiser HD650 and HD800, Ultrasone Edition 8, Headroom Home Headphone Amp, SPL Phonitor, Panasonic DMP-BDT500, Sony SCD-XA5400ES
miceblue: AKG K 701 (8-bump version), V-MODA Crossfade M-100, FiiO E12, JDS Labs C5, Objective 2, FiiO E7, Objective DAC, FiiO L3 and L9 line-out dock connectors

MusicPDX: Coffman Labs H1-A

palmfish: Sennheiser HD800, Benchmark DAC1, Pioneer VSX-1122, Pioneer DV-79AVi

ribeye: Schiit Audio Mjolnir, Wyred 4 Sound W4S DAC-2
ShortieFish: Denon AH-D2000, FiiO E7

Wharfrat: Audio Technica ATH AD2000, Beyerdynamic DT880 (250 Ω from 2005), Denon AH-D7000, HiFiMAN HE-6 (prototype), Sennheiser HD650, Coffman Labs G1-A, Cayin SCD-50T

I wouldn't trust the sound quality of a USB CD drive. I have a CD player I can bring but I do not have quality spdif cable, somebody would need to bring theirs 

Yeah I figured most people probably wouldn't like the USB CD drive, but it adds more options for the listener. The alternative solution that I have is a pink portable 1-bit DAC CD player. :D

post #128 of 133

So it'll be my first time to the library. Is there a parking lot? which room will this be held? someone putting up signs? Thanks

post #129 of 133

A USB driver digitally streamed and buffered properly with Foobar2000 or JRiver Media Center performs just fine. The bits are just data until they reach the DAC. If there is a flaw in the data stream it will be heard as a dropout.

post #130 of 133

hello,

 

what a bunch of really nice folks here in the Seattle HeadFi community.bigsmile_face.gif

 

thanks to everyone who let us listen to their gear and answered our (insufferable) newbee questions.

 

highlights for me were the TH-900 (i think i had an eargasim), the Woo Audio WA 7 (looks and sounds amazing) and curbfeeler's exquisite set-up.

 

(we have similar tastes in rock and Van the Man's "Moondance" on this system, took me back to Berkeley where i had the great good fortune to see the tour in support of this release all those years ago.)

 

special thanks to Tess and her dad Brian? (both my spouse and i are terrible at remembering names, sorry. redface.gif) for being very kind to us when we first showed up. the discussion of using a good receiver's headphone out was very thought provoking. and hearing a portable amp for the first time with our iPods was an eye opener.

 

as for the spouse she WANTS a jds labs c5 (thanks micebleue!) and believe me she never gets excited about tech. (remember i am Q.)

 

again, you people rock! (next time we'll book the sitter longer, or sell the kids to the gypsies for whiskey. wink.gif)

post #131 of 133
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hello,

 

what a bunch of really nice folks here in the Seattle HeadFi community.bigsmile_face.gif

 

thanks to everyone who let us listen to their gear and answered our (insufferable) newbee questions.

 

highlights for me were the TH-900 (i think i had an eargasim), the Woo Audio WA 7 (looks and sounds amazing) and curbfeeler's exquisite set-up.

 

(we have similar tastes in rock and Van the Man's "Moondance" on this system, took me back to Berkeley where i had the great good fortune to see the tour in support of this release all those years ago.)

 

special thanks to Tess and her dad Brian? (both my spouse and i are terrible at remembering names, sorry. redface.gif) for being very kind to us when we first showed up. the discussion of using a good receiver's headphone out was very thought provoking. and hearing a portable amp for the first time with our iPods was an eye opener.

 

as for the spouse she WANTS a jds labs c5 (thanks micebleue!) and believe me she never gets excited about tech. (remember i am Q.)

 

again, you people rock! (next time we'll book the sitter longer, or sell the kids to the gypsies for whiskey. wink.gif)

Didn't know you guys wanted to try portable amps. I had my Fostex HP-P1 hidden under a pile of cables

post #132 of 133
Had I known the HP-P1 was there earlier I would definitely tried it out. It was cool indeed trying out all the cool gear. Just not enough time to try everything. Thanks to all.
post #133 of 133
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Originally Posted by DrForBin View Post

hello,

 

what a bunch of really nice folks here in the Seattle HeadFi community.bigsmile_face.gif

 

thanks to everyone who let us listen to their gear and answered our (insufferable) newbee questions.

 

highlights for me were the TH-900 (i think i had an eargasim), the Woo Audio WA 7 (looks and sounds amazing) and curbfeeler's exquisite set-up.

 

(we have similar tastes in rock and Van the Man's "Moondance" on this system, took me back to Berkeley where i had the great good fortune to see the tour in support of this release all those years ago.)

 

special thanks to Tess and her dad Brian? (both my spouse and i are terrible at remembering names, sorry. redface.gif) for being very kind to us when we first showed up. the discussion of using a good receiver's headphone out was very thought provoking. and hearing a portable amp for the first time with our iPods was an eye opener.

 

as for the spouse she WANTS a jds labs c5 (thanks micebleue!) and believe me she never gets excited about tech. (remember i am Q.)

 

again, you people rock! (next time we'll book the sitter longer, or sell the kids to the gypsies for whiskey. wink.gif)

 

I'm tessa! or tess, whichever works for you. my dad would be, yes, brian, or palmfish!

 

I'm definitely interested to hear what you guys thought of my FiiO! I don't remember if I actually talked with you about it after you were playing around with it.

 

glad you had a fun time at your first meet! hopefully there's going to be many more to come for you! c:

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