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post #16 of 76

Def interested in this one but can't say if I will be able to make it this time around or not. We'll see as things progress.

post #17 of 76

So I've sold off the Fiio E9 and the Digizoid ZO2.3. Won't be able to bring them to the meet. I'm replacing the E9 with a Magni, and adding a Modi to my list. Seems they're already allocated to be there but I'll be able to bring mine as well, should we need a second set.

post #18 of 76
Let me kick this can a little further. Anybody else open to visit? It would be nice to get a gathering like some of our established towns where we need a convention room to support all the gear. Ohio is a strong Head Fi state but are not as fired up about the prospect of tearing down and setting your gear up a couple times plus travel. I U redface.gif . Wish we had more stat setups to appear.
post #19 of 76

It would be fantastic if we could get a big, statewide meet up, but we'd probably have to hold it in one of the major cities and get front-page coverage like the Dayton one did (I only found out about it because of the front page blurb).  Combine that with guarantees of top notch stuff being there and I think the attendance could really spike up along with other unique gear.  I'd even be willing to help go and get some people and their rigs if they weren't too far or far out of the way.

post #20 of 76
We used to be able to search the member files by location, gear, etc. You could then solicit interest. The current setup won't let you.
post #21 of 76

We might just have to try casting a larger net like making a thread called "Midwest meetup, gauging interest" and see how many people bite, how far they'd be willing to go, what we'd have to do to sweeten the deal, and so forth.  By that point, though, we'd almost be setting up a mini Can-Jam, which would be cool, but a lot of work.

post #22 of 76
Getting pumped about this meet!! Last te was great hangin with Jason, Finn, and Shawn. Looking forward to meeting others. Many hp's, and DACs I am looking forward to seeing and hearing.
I am selling my Klipsch RB-35's bookshelf reference and custom zebra cables. Plus possibly my crewing vega 15 down firing powered sub plus cable coaxial. Should anyone be seriously interested I will bring them. Pm me for info or questions. I listed them for sale on work barter board. Figured I would give fellow hfiers opportunity prior to listing online. Plus I really don't want to ship them.
Sorry Jason for using your thread as advertising but of coarse you have priority. smily_headphones1.gif
post #23 of 76

We should have an event that could possibly be sponsored by a local shop near Cincinnati called Sound Earphones. I've been to the shop, and it is quite nice. If anyone would like to go through with this plan, we could start a thread to gain some interest. The ideal location for this, in my opinion, would be the Duke Energy Center. If anyone would be interested in planning this for sometime in the summer, please start a new thread to spark up some interest. 

Thanks,

Very best 

post #24 of 76

Duke Energy Center is definitely an expensive venue if you're doing a first time event. I work with a local convention that pulls in 3000 people or so each year and Duke wanted way too much for an event of that size. If we'd be doing something in Cincinnati, we'd almost certainly be better off with a smaller, more budget friendly location. Maybe the newly remodeled Sharonville Convention Center, or one of the many banquet/ballroom capable hotels in the area. It's best not to pick the venue until you have an estimate of how many you think will attend in order to minimize the expense to a sponsor.

post #25 of 76
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Originally Posted by L-G-C View Post

We should have an event that could possibly be sponsored by a local shop near Cincinnati called Sound Earphones. I've been to the shop, and it is quite nice. If anyone would like to go through with this plan, we could start a thread to gain some interest. The ideal location for this, in my opinion, would be the Duke Energy Center. If anyone would be interested in planning this for sometime in the summer, please start a new thread to spark up some interest. 
Thanks,
Very best 
I like your thinkin. biggrin.gif

Seriously though, I've spoke to them about putting on a meet. They would if enough interest was shown but the last few meet attendances were meager.
post #26 of 76

I blew my Stax amp and I may not be able to bring anything to the meet.

post #27 of 76
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I blew my Stax amp and I may not be able to bring anything to the meet.

........how? why?

post #28 of 76

Possibly interested depends on my schedule..

post #29 of 76

I blew my Stax amp and I may not be able to bring anything to the meet.

 

........how? why?

 

I might have a new energizer by the time I come to the meet, but I wouldn't count on it.

Here's what happened:

 

Except from email to Anker (Click to show)

 

I received the Anker® Astro3 10000mAh External Backup Battery Pack on April 10th, 2013. I purchased this product for the purposes of using an electrostatic amplifier rated at 12V 4W (by my estimates, approximately 300-400mA) DC input power portably as opposed to keeping it powered in a stationary setting via a wall-wart. This amplifier is not battery-operated and relies on an outside power supply to operate.
 
Unfortunately, it seems as though your product has damaged the amplifier in question. This damage occurred at some point on April 12, 2013 in the process of acquiring a properly fitting DC cable at my local Radio Shack using their Adaptacable standard cable with replaceable DC tips in order to properly connect your product and my battery. Upon finding tips suitable for both products (specifically, a tip matching the "C" tip included with your product for your product, and an "N" tip for my amplifier), the battery was plugged into an outlet using the wall wart included with your product inserted into the "input" of your product, the "C" tip was inserted into the "output" of your product, and the "N" tip was inserted into my amplifier. 
 
The battery and amplifier were then turned on and immediately began to noticeably malfunction, with the LED for the "12V" selector on the battery repeatedly flashing on and off, and the amplifier's "on" LED not activating despite the power switch being flipped to the "on" position. Within a few moments, my amplifier began to smell of smoke, upon which both devices were disconnected and the amplifier inspected by the manager of the Radio Shack by disassembling the case and inspecting the inside circuitry of the amplifier. Upon inspection, no visible damage was present, despite the now very noticeable odor of smoke. The amplifier was then tested to visibly power on properly with the actual wall wart used with the amplifier, although the output sound was not tested. A variation of other tip selections were then tested, with a similar result on the battery end each time but without such an event reoccurring with the amplifier.
 
Your customer service department was then contacted, the time being at this point approximately 4:40 PST. The customer service rep, to his credit, was very helpful in his effort to find a solution to my problem, and gave me some details pertaining to it; your product is apparently not designed to power devices that are not battery-operated, despite the fact that this detail is not mentioned explicitly or otherwise anywhere in the manual or  online product documentation, or product packaging to my knowledge. Your customer service representative then gave me instructions as to how to bypass a fail-safe in the battery that prevents the battery from apparently providing power to any product that is not battery-operated, that consisted of drawing approximately 80mA from one of the two USB ports on the battery and then attempting to draw power at the same time from the DC output on the battery. These instructions were followed shortly afterwards, uneventfully and to no avail.
 
I then left the Radio Shack without purchasing a product and proceeded back to my home. Upon arriving, I reconnected my amplifier to my home audio system in the fashion it was connected before it was disassembled prior to taking the unit to the Radio Shack, and attempted to play media through the amplifier to a pair of "ear-speakers", only to find that the output audio was massively distorted to the point of being unlistenable. Even after reconnecting my gear to itself in a variety if different ways, the end result was the same; at the time of writing, the amplifier is no longer functional in any way except for the LED indicating power status; however, the battery itself is still perfectly functional.
post #30 of 76

Lord-Tris,

 

Sent a couple of IMs  to you over the last couple of days regarding my interest in the Westerville meet.  Is this still going to happen?

 

Jim

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