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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

Extremely well said beerchug.gif

Haha, even though it's only my second meet, I've already learned a lot from the first one.

I think I'm right where my end-game rigs should be (portable and home-use), but I'd still like to see how other people set theirs up.
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

Extremely well said beerchug.gif

Haha, even though it's only my second meet, I've already learned a lot from the first one.

I think I'm right where my end-game rigs should be (portable and home-use), but I'd still like to see how other people set theirs up.
We had the same first meet!
post #438 of 645
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

We had the same first meet!

Yes!

Although I think you're still looking for the sound signature that you like.

I'm almost at the end of my journey. I have headphones with which my type of music sounds heavenly.
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We had the same first meet!

Yes!

Although I think you're still looking for the sound signature that you like.

I'm almost at the end of my journey. I have headphones with which my type of music sounds heavenly.

I've settled on the HD800. Not bought yet, and doubt I will, who knows though! I'm actually halfway there in terms of money. And I am planning on selling the DT880, and then Christmas. So hey, you never know man.

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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post

I think I'm right where my end-game rigs should be

 

LOLOLOL!  biggrin.gif  HAHAHAHA!

 

 

 

 

Round 2.  FIGHT!!!

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LOLOLOL!  biggrin.gif   HAHAHAHA!










Round 2.  FIGHT!!!

If someone can bring a L3000, I'd love to do a comparison to my heavily modded W1000X. tongue.gif

And of course I'd love to do a comparison to a W3000ANV as well.
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LOLOLOL!  biggrin.gif   HAHAHAHA!










Round 2.  FIGHT!!!

OMG!.. Leather stitched Audio Technicas??!!
Dream setup too! Haha!
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Warren  should seek out that LA flier and get up north. LOL/. Tyll was using th erig but who owns it.

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Personally, I think the $30 entry fee is quite steep as well. It limits the type of audience pretty severely. If the event was $5 or $10, then it would be able to attract far higher traffic. For instance, some of my friends are put off by the $30 entry fee, so they aren't coming. I'm trying to see if I can cover for some of them, because I know some of them really would like to go and demo gears.

On the other hand, I know the valuable experience I'd gain from going.

Paying $30 to be able to demo the top of the line speakers from top manufacturers all over the country... and hang out with those who enjoy the same hobby... and get to try and compare their $1000+ setups?

Bargain!

That's my conclusion.

It's an experience. Not a sale. cool.gif

Side note: local Jazz Center (Kuumbwa in Santa Cruz) charges $20 - $25 for a ticket to a ONE-HOUR live jazz performance. So this is just like another concert to me. Only it lasts 3 days long and I get to hear my own music. Hah!

 

Going to see Alice Russell there! Worth it :)

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Going to see Alice Russell there! Worth it smily_headphones1.gif

It is! Maybe we can meet up on that day and have dinner together. smily_headphones1.gif
post #446 of 645

I purchased the ticket today, and it said I would pick it up at the booth, is this right?

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Bummer--discovered I will be out of town that day--sorry to miss all of you.

 

--Wahhab
 

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Originally Posted by Mr.Tom View Post

 

The price should be FREE, imo.

 

The attendance fee for the L.A. Meet that we had a few weeks ago was $20.  This is because hotel ballrooms cost money.  It's not about profit, it's about everyone chipping in their fair share to get together as a community.  Why is it that someone else should spend their hard earned money to make sure you get in for free?  When you start laying down thousands of dollars of your own money to book these venues, then you might not be so keen about giving everyone free admission.

 

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So HiFiGuy528, if it's such a drop in the bucket, if you dont mind buying my pass, I'd love to go.

 

Srsly?  rolleyes.gif

post #449 of 645

I'm currently trying to work things out so that I can attend this. I've had to cancel just about every other trip I had planned this summer for one reason or another and would like to get out of CO at least once this summer! (I had to cancel 4 trips which was really annoying!)

 

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So how much do you pay to enter your favorite HiFi shop? how much to go to Sears or Walmart? We are talking about going to a place were VENDERS are showing off the products, To SELL!

 

The price should be FREE, imo.

 

I could see $5. or even $10. to keep the riff raft out, but $30. is just a show of greed. Plus I love my system, and have no desire to waste money on the FOTM(like sooo many do).

 

Have you ever attended a 2-channel audio show before, or even a regular Head-Fi meet? I'm just going to assume the answer is no, because it sounds like you haven't.

 

First, as warrenpchi pointed out, hotel facilities aren't free to reserve, so why should attendance be free? A hotel in the SF Bay Area has had its meeting rooms booked out completely for 3 consecutive days - do you have any idea how much that might cost? As someone who's organized meets before (mostly in CO, but also one in the SF Bay Area), I'm guessing that it cost around $100K (or higher) for the show organizers to book out the Westin SFO. They have to make that money back, and hopefully profit as well, in order to continue to run the CA Audio Show year after year. They're already charging the audio manufacturers thousands of dollars for their own demo rooms, and they need to also charge regular people some sort of entrance fee too, to make up the rest.

 

Second, the vendors aren't showing off their products to "sell" per se. They're showing products for demonstration first and foremost. It's an opportunity to hear all sorts of gear, headphone- and speaker-related, all in one place, with no pressure to buy anything. No one at an audio show will pressure you to buy anything. Granted, you'll still see salespeople there, and they'll still be making pitches about how great something is, but usually the equipment at audio shows is not for sale and no one will be pushing product on you. The point of an audio show is for consumers to get to know the manufacturers and demo their equipment in an environment that mimicks the at-home experience as closely as possible. The manufacturers do this to persuade you to buy their products later, after the show (though there might be vendors who offer show-special pricing).

 

Third, Frank I is organizing a Head-Fi meet that will take place at the same time (well, just on Saturday 8/10 that is). The Head-Fi meet will be completely separate from the 2-channel audio show and will be full of your fellow Head-Fiers who will be bringing their own equipment setups to share with each other. Even if you skip the rest of the audio show, the Head-Fi meet will have a wide variety of headphone-related gear that you can demo for yourself with absolutely no pressure from anyone. At the same time you'll get to meet your fellow Head-Fiers who will happily socialize with you, if you're so inclined. And have you seen the equipment list in post #2 of this thread? All of that will be there. The Head-Fi meet will also be guaranteed to have a completely different atmosphere & energy than the rest of the show, as it'll be full of hobbyists. Surely that would catch some of your interest?

 

Even if you attended only the Head-Fi meet part of the show, the $30 would still be worth it for the knowledge that you can gain for the listening experience with a wide variety of headphones & amps, and for being able to talk to your fellow Head-Fiers in-person. Head-Fiers are also generally some of the coolest, friendliest people that I've met - and you'll probably have a great time just chatting it up with people. I know that I always do every time I attend a meet anywhere in the country, and I've been to a lot around the country over the past several years!

 

$30 really isn't that much either, so I don't get the price complaint especially from someone in the SF Bay Area. That whole area has a high cost of living from rent to food to gas and all sorts of other things. I know because I used to live in Silicon Valley.


Edited by Asr - 7/30/13 at 1:56am
post #450 of 645
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Thanks Steve for the support. I will list you and hope you can make it. This is going to be an exciting show and event. See you there

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