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post #61 of 225
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Originally Posted by walfredo View Post

It was a great meeting.  I had tons of fun.  GigaThanks to purrin and everybody else who put it together.

 

Alas I could not stay the whole time and thus did not have a chance to see/hear everything.  But a few things really impressed me:

 

-  MrSpeaker's modified Fostex are awesome.  Easily the best 'phone under $500 out there.

 

-  DNA's stratus is mind bloggling!!  The sinergy with my ATH W3000 was made in haven.  I guess I should start saving for my birthday... L3000.gif

 

 

 

I really enjoyed the Stratus with my pair of ATH-W3000ANV's as well.  After taking my headphones around and trying different set ups, they were driven the best by the Balancing Act, the Stratus, with the Burson Conductor coming in closely.  Unfortunately, they all hit close to my upper limit for a budget.  I'm already thinking what I can sell off to make the purchase happen without feeling to guilty about it.


Edited by daigo - 2/18/13 at 9:51am
post #62 of 225

 

Leben CS600. An interesting setup. A close relative of the 6L6 was used instead of the EL34s. The HD800s were coupled to the amp with an inline impedance adapter. Really enjoyed some Bartok and Copeland on this rig. I had chance to speak with tiberiouspv, and I think he put it best about the importance of having a "theme" to what one wanted to accomplish with a system.

post #63 of 225
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SRM-3 + Lambda. Methinks the older STAX Lamdba setups are better than the newer stuff.

 

Yes, I was so very impressed by this setup as well.  It felt I was not wearing headphones.

post #64 of 225

 

Very interested in this AMB/Linuxworks pre-amp / volume control gizmo. Unfortunately I didn't have time to speak with Ti in depth about this.

post #65 of 225

Great meet, it was lots of fun talking to everyone.

 

I went into the meet with the intention of selling my stax rig, however the EC Electra has made me fall back in love with the SR007.

post #66 of 225

 

Woo WA6SE. With that rectifier tube, it is one of my favorites from Woo.

post #67 of 225

 

The Eddie Current S7 and BA. To those who asked, the new 2A3 with the high frequency heater and new power supply did not make it. Supposedly, five are currently under production.

 

I actually forgot to take pictures of the Electra. The first deliveries are expected in March. The Electra had the Jantzen cap upgrade from the red WIMA boxes. It's a significant change. Much cleaner and without that hint of thickness anymore. I think ironbut hit the nail on the head in his post about this amp's ability to reproduce fine detail and micro-dynamics better than any other 'stat amp.

post #68 of 225
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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post

 

Yep. I agree. Though I think your T5P still has it beat slightly with a more dynamic sound.

 

And I also think the W3000ANV was neck-to-neck with the TH900. The W3000ANV had better ambience, slightly narrower soundstage but even smoother treble. Gosh, I'm turning into such an Audio Technica fanboy.

 

 

Aww, don't tell me you missed out on the W3000ANV as well?

sigh.......>.> I didn't spot that W3000ANV at all, I was all busy looking for HE500 and 400s haha..

post #69 of 225

I had a great time at the meet. Thanks to all the members here that made it special by sharing their gear with the rest of us. I feel lucky to be living in such a vibrant community of fellow enthusiasts. 

 

Big thanks to @purrin for picking up this meet when it looked like it wasn't going to happen. It was looking like there wouldn't be a big Bay Area meet this year, but purrin came through and made it happen (while he was sick and getting slammed at work, no less).

 

Thanks to the other organizers that helped out to make this possible too: @CEE TEE, @Anaxilus, @shipsupt.

 

And thanks to the donations from all of the members. You guys really showed great community spirit by being so willing to help pitch in to make these meets happen. You all rock.

 

And lastly, big thanks to the vendors (Eddie Current, Donald North, Schiit, Ultimate Ears, MrSpeakers and Superior Sound Technology)  that hauled their gear here (either in person, or by proxy) so that members could listen. It's always cool to see the faces and talk to the folks behind the wonderful gear that we all enjoy.

 

Disappointed that some folks had scheduling conflicts and weren't able to come: Frank Cooter (was looking foward to what new creations he came up with), rroseperry (always fun to chat wit her, and she helps out lots behind the scenes), or Jude (was a pleasant surprise to see Jude pop up at the last two California meets... Jude don't love us anymore? biggrin.gif) Hopefully we see you guys next time!

 

Looking forward to everyone's impressions. 

post #70 of 225

Mcberto wasn't therefrown.gif he has a WA7 and a HD800. Both of which I wanted to hear and hear together..

post #71 of 225
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Originally Posted by raif View Post

Great meet, it was lots of fun talking to everyone.

 

I went into the meet with the intention of selling my stax rig, however the EC Electra has made me fall back in love with the SR007.

 

Yes, that Electra was superb. I was about to put my ESP-950 up for sale at the meet, and then I heard it out of the Electra -- completely different headphone. Now I gotta decide if I want to put in an order for one too. 

 

I agree with what's already been said about it being resolving as hell, which is true of all EC amps. The soundstage was ridiculously expansive, with lots of depth and spatial information. And then there was that touch of euphony that adds some weight and lushness to the typical ethereal e-stats sound.

post #72 of 225
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

On a personal note, I'm finally glad that my Pioneer SE-A1000 got some attention.  At the L.A. meet, I couldn't get people to give them a listen to save my life.  This time around, even Anax gave them a try!

 

 

LOL -- Anaxilus came to our table in the front with those Pioneer's and said "holy ****, these aren't that bad at all". You only hear Anax say that maybe once or twice a year. 

post #73 of 225
My CHANGfest 2013 photo gallery is up:

http://www.amb.org/ti/audio/chang20130217/

Thanks for purrin, CEETEE and others for putting on this fun event!
post #74 of 225

I want to be sure everyone knows how big @Questhate stepped up for this meet.  He organized the table layouts, printed the cool name and table tags complete with avatars, manned the door ALL DAY, and was generally one of the key reasons this was an exceptional meet.  BIG THANKS to QH!  

 

As usual what made it great was the people who showed up.  This is our chance for the community to meet face to face and share in our hobby.  It was amazing to see everyone who packed huge amounts of gear into the hotel for everyone to share, no easy task.  Simply awesome.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Questhate View Post

I had a great time at the meet. Thanks to all the members here that made it special by sharing their gear with the rest of us. I feel lucky to be living in such a vibrant community of fellow enthusiasts. 

 

Big thanks to @purrin for picking up this meet when it looked like it wasn't going to happen. It was looking like there wouldn't be a big Bay Area meet this year, but purrin came through and made it happen (while he was sick and getting slammed at work, no less).

 

Thanks to the other organizers that helped out to make this possible too: @CEE TEE, @Anaxilus, @shipsupt.

 

And thanks to the donations from all of the members. You guys really showed great community spirit by being so willing to help pitch in to make these meets happen. You all rock.

 

And lastly, big thanks to the vendors (Eddie Current, Donald North, Schiit, Ultimate Ears, MrSpeakers and Superior Sound Technology)  that hauled their gear here (either in person, or by proxy) so that members could listen. It's always cool to see the faces and talk to the folks behind the wonderful gear that we all enjoy.

 

Disappointed that some folks had scheduling conflicts and weren't able to come: Frank Cooter (was looking foward to what new creations he came up with), rroseperry (always fun to chat wit her, and she helps out lots behind the scenes), or Jude (was a pleasant surprise to see Jude pop up at the last two California meets... Jude don't love us anymore? biggrin.gif) Hopefully we see you guys next time!

 

Looking forward to everyone's impressions. 

post #75 of 225
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Originally Posted by shipsupt View Post

I want to be sure everyone knows how big @Questhate stepped up for this meet.  He organized the table layouts, printed the cool name and table tags complete with avatars, manned the door ALL DAY, and was generally one of the key reasons this was an exceptional meet.  BIG THANKS to QH!  

 

As usual what made it great was the people who showed up.  This is our chance for the community to meet face to face and share in our hobby.  It was amazing to see everyone who packed huge amounts of gear into the hotel for everyone to share, no easy task.  Simply awesome.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Questhate View Post

I had a great time at the meet. Thanks to all the members here that made it special by sharing their gear with the rest of us. I feel lucky to be living in such a vibrant community of fellow enthusiasts. 

 

Big thanks to @purrin for picking up this meet when it looked like it wasn't going to happen. It was looking like there wouldn't be a big Bay Area meet this year, but purrin came through and made it happen (while he was sick and getting slammed at work, no less).

 

Thanks to the other organizers that helped out to make this possible too: @CEE TEE, @Anaxilus, @shipsupt.

 

And thanks to the donations from all of the members. You guys really showed great community spirit by being so willing to help pitch in to make these meets happen. You all rock.

 

And lastly, big thanks to the vendors (Eddie Current, Donald North, Schiit, Ultimate Ears, MrSpeakers and Superior Sound Technology)  that hauled their gear here (either in person, or by proxy) so that members could listen. It's always cool to see the faces and talk to the folks behind the wonderful gear that we all enjoy.

 

Disappointed that some folks had scheduling conflicts and weren't able to come: Frank Cooter (was looking foward to what new creations he came up with), rroseperry (always fun to chat wit her, and she helps out lots behind the scenes), or Jude (was a pleasant surprise to see Jude pop up at the last two California meets... Jude don't love us anymore? biggrin.gif) Hopefully we see you guys next time!

 

Looking forward to everyone's impressions. 

He was really nice toobiggrin.gif

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