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Nice pics!

 

third_eye and warrenpchi, thanks for organizing!

 

mbritt and Gilly87 had great time with you gear, was great fun talking audio with you guys and thanks for the coffee :D

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Wow, killer meet...great thread. What a success! Hate to have missed it. Thanks for all of the impressions and pics everyone. Will also go back and check out the videos. So nice!
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Of course!  I find it to easily be the best of the line in terms of balance - a very nice surprise right in the middle of their line. 

Also, I don't know if you had a chance to listen to their AH-C400 IEM at all, but that dual BA IEM is intoxicating if you love mids.  In a nutshell, it's mids mids mids with detail detail detail.


Please let her know that it was wonderful to finally meet her!  I hope she didn't have too bad a time with us devout audio zealots.  redface.gif   But yeah, that is definitely a good idea.  We also listened quite a bit outside of the meet, in our rooms upstairs, wish you were there!


Jack is gonna kill me for this... but I was so busy in the days leading up to the meet, that I really didn't get a chance to enjoy the Woo WA7.  I had just enough time to verify that it works and do some simple tube/cable rolling for the meet setup. I'll be setting it up later on tonight for my own audition.

BTW, in case y'all didn't know, the WA7 isn't mine.  Jack @ Woo Audio heard about our little meet-up and very generously lent us the WA7 Fireflies to audition - complete with a matched pair of Electro-Harmonix's 6C45 tube upgrades!  And when Jude told me how much he loves the WA7, I jumped at the chance.  Thanks so much for that Jack!

I'm sure all of you will agree that, once it was set-up, it was simply beautiful, and beautifully simple.  Mac > WA7 > cans.  A very clean and excellent performer.


Right?  I've been talking mikemercer's ear off about how much I love that thing.  If amps were cars, the DarkStar would be a Hemi.  Better have your wits and balls about you, or it will take them both.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again.  If there is such a thing as power overkill, the DarkStar is an example of overkill done right, just right.


Wow, that's cool!  Thanks for the vid caps bro... I love having those so that everyone who couldn't make it can live vicariously through them.  smile.gif


I totally did, and I was rather surprised that I liked it as much as I did.  And of course, it was easily one of the most gorgeous rigs I've seen in some time. 
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I've never tried Lismore before, and I must say that I liked it quite a bit!  I don't know why some people were saying it was harsh.  I found it wonderfully sweet and smooth, with a quick finish that never overstays its welcome.  Nice, very nice indeed.  Thanks so much for that!  smile.gif


I truly feel that we're about to enter a golden age of personal/portable fidelity here.  With the rapid innovations happening on the universal IEM front (Tralucent 1plus2, Shure SE846, etc.) - paired with fidelity-focused DAPs - I'm seeing a bright future indeed.  ksc75smile.gif


Silent, that thing is absofreakinlutely crazy!  I'm not going to tell you what it does to the sound so as to suggest any notions to you beforehand.  But everyone that mikemercer has shown it to (including myself) all heard the exact same change.  Some of us like it, some of us don't.  But to have a component - that technically isn't part of the signal chain - influence the sound like that is just weirdness.


I'm sorry about the traffic fellas.  frown.gif   I'd love to return the favor and come down for an SD meet sometime though!  smile.gif

Where/when do you guys typically have them?  Wouldn't mind visiting either La Jolla or Coronado again... haven't been there in ages!


Very kind of you to say sir!  redface.gif


No, please, thank all of you for coming!  Also, it was mostly Ethan, I just helped out here and there where I could.  smile.gif

I was SO psyched to bring my gear and share experiences and listen with friends, and make new ones!!

I'm currently with my wifey at the hospital - will - Will report back on the tranquility base ASAP
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I even got to hear my DarkStar via the four-pin for the first time w/ my new Mad Dogs!!!!
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I have to say... seeing those pics of all those old-school Stax headphones make me regret not going through the rooms more thoroughly.

 

Oh well... I was late to the meet by a couple of hours, and as mentioned before, I'm a headphone noob so I wanted to check out all the major players first (HD-800, LCD3, TH-900, etc.). Next time, for sure.

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Wow, killer meet...great thread. What a success! Hate to have missed it. Thanks for all of the impressions and pics everyone. Will also go back and check out the videos. So nice!

 

We missed you at the meet.  Are you going to Cal Audio Show (HeadMasters)?  Me, Warran, Mike, and a few guys will be there on Sat.

 

Mike

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I was SO psyched to bring my gear and share experiences and listen with friends, and make new ones!!

I'm currently with my wifey at the hospital - will - Will report back on the tranquility base ASAP

 

Is the wifey OK?  I wish you guys the best.

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Wow, killer meet...great thread. What a success! Hate to have missed it. Thanks for all of the impressions and pics everyone. Will also go back and check out the videos. So nice!

 

We missed you at the meet.  Are you going to Cal Audio Show (HeadMasters)?  Me, Warran, Mike, and a few guys will be there on Sat.

 

Mike

No he won'tfrown.gif I'll be there though!tongue_smile.gif

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Thanks for sharing chaps. Truly enjoy the read, the pictures, and the YouTube. Amazing stuff you guys get to play with there!!

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Hey, Mike, great videos! I'm very jealous of the Sony and the Abyss headphone.

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We missed you at the meet.  Are you going to Cal Audio Show (HeadMasters)?  Me, Warran, Mike, and a few guys will be there on Sat.

 

Mike

 

Thanks, Mike. Unfortunately, I'll be out of town the weekend of the Headmasters event. Missing all the fun! It's getting really busy for me these days...you guys are doing such an awesome job!!!
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Thanks, Mike. Unfortunately, I'll be out of town the weekend of the Headmasters event. Missing all the fun! It's getting really busy for me these days...

 

LOL, aren't you like going camping or something?  tongue.gif

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^Now you guys are really rubbing it in. Yes. Might also have to go to East Coast for a week in August. Hopefully not 2nd or 3rd week!
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