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Thanks to all the Headfi faithful for coming by and listening to the HeadAmp booth!

I realize that tape isn't something for everybody but I'm always happy to share my rig with everyone.

Pairing it with Justin's fantastic amps gives folks a chance to hear what's possible with great analog and headphones.

 

Everyone I got a chance to meet and talk to were very respectful of all the gear and others at my table. It really means a lot to feel like there is mutual trust here in our little community!

 

It was a pleasure to meet and talk to the other vendors too. Great guys and gals all!

 

I can't say enough for what a great job Frank did to make this a great time for both listeners and vendors alike.

We should all be thanking him for all the behind the scenes work it takes to make this sorts of event a success!

Way ta go Frank!
 

Thank you for the kind words and very happy you guys were satisfied and that has been the feedback we have been getting from all over the show.

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Okay, finally I have some time for this.

 

The rest of my photos are still processing, so I'll upload them once I'm done.

 

Here are all I have of the Audeze closed-back prototype. I'm sure I've captured most (if not all) of the faces that got to put them on.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liu Tim should sign up to be a model for Audeze!

 

 

 

 

Classic!

 

 

Here's another potential model:

 

 

 

 

 

 

And wolfetan, this should be your Facebook profile photo!

 

 

 

Thanks for these Bill-P!!!  What a great moment for us all in that hot room, small fans kickin...

 

and 

 

wolfetan44

 

were we listening to the Carabou remix of Radiohead's  "Little By Little" for this too????

I'm not sure.


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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

That WA7 is so right in so many ways, which is why I absolutely had to have it!  Are you thinking about picking one up at all? 

 

Do these  things ever appear on the For Sale threads?

 

 

This is one of the reasons why I love meets and audio shows!  We get to try out - and come home with - some wonderful new toys!

 

 

Jelly.

 

 

 

 

+1, you got a review unit of AKR01?  Jelly here, as that thing sounded great.  For me, it's like the best parts of the UE600 and ER-4PT blended into one unit.

 

Do they sell em online? Where do I get them? I freed up some extra funds recently, so something small like this wouldn't hurt too much...after the big damage (a TH900 should be arriving this week)

http://shop.iriverinc.com/index.php/astell-kern-akr01.html

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Here are my impressions of what was going on.  Unfortunately I might have shown up too late or too early but there didn't seem to be many people showing off their gear at the headfi tables.  But I did get a chance to listen to MikeMercer's equipment and the studio six paired with the HD 800's was absolutely stunning. The way it made Miles Davis come alive was unparalleled to me so far.

 

I also got a chance to drop by each of the vendors booths.

Audeze: Like always the LCD 3 was nothing less than amazing..makes me want to upgrade.  

Moon audio:  I got a chance to listen to the JH16 and honestly I though that it sounded good and I could kind of see the potential there but without custom fit to my ear it just did not sing the way it should of.

Cavalli Audio:  I got the try out both the Abyss and the SR-009 paired with the Liquid Gold and Liquid Lightning respectively and I liked the SR-009 better and honestly I thought that that was the best pairing in the room.  I think a close second was the LCD3's with the EC Ballancing Act but they where having trouble with it so I didn't get a chance to listen to it for very long.  

Woo Audio:  As always their amps are stunning but I didn't have much time to browse their stuff. 

Schiit:  I can see what all the hype was about.  Honestly man the different stacks all had their appeal and now I want a Lyr. 

Headamp:  The SR-009 and BHSE was amazing.  Personally I liked the Stax with the Liquid Lightning more but I did have to really nitpick to even tell a difference.  

 

The star of the show though in my opinion was Dan and the Mr. Speakers booth.  Now granted there where better sounding headphones but the fact that the Alpha Dogs even come close and in some respects beat competitors that cost 2 to 5 times as much I think is a testimate to how hard Dan and the Mr. Speakers team is working to get as much out of the Fostex drivers as possible.  I just have to say I can't wait to get my hands on a pair of Alpha Dogs and really sit down and so some listening they are truly a gem.  Also I don't want to finish typing until I have finished talking about the Maddogs 3.2.   They though don't sound quite as good as the Alpha Dogs are also something to behold.  I think that everyone should have a chance to listen to both of the headphones in the Mr.Speakers lineup.  Honestly in those price points and sometimes even higher than that especially for the Alpha Dogs I can't think of a better headphone, even taking into account open headphones.  

 

After going through everything I did take a listen to some speakers as where impressed by some and not so much by others but even thinking that I can afford most of the speakers at the show was so far beyond me so I decided it was time to leave.  

 

Thank you so much to the people that organized everything and also to the people that where nice enough to let me listen to their gear.  I had an amazing time and can't wait til the next meet.  

Thanks SO much for the kind words!!  

I just moved back up to the North Bay and had a helluva time gathering all the gear I wanted for the meet!

 

But I'm glad people responded to the system, and met some fantastic fellow Head-Fiers

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Dan, hope you can join us for dinner or drinks at RMAF. :)

 

Oh yeah.

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Oh yeah.

HELL YEAH!

We gettin the Alpha Dog himself to come out, NICE.

 

Dan's the man

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Dan, I am holding TWO rain checks for you by now.  If your family members move to Denver by October, IMA BE PISSED!  biggrin.gif

 

Me too!  I already lived in Denver, the family didn't bite.  We're safe!

 

Awesome!  smile.gif  Of course, with our luck, Gus might have family in the area... rolleyes.gif

 

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Jimmy said he'll see what he can do at the meetconfused_face.gif

 

Success!  biggrin.gif

 

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That WA7 is so right in so many ways, which is why I absolutely had to have it!  Are you thinking about picking one up at all? 

 

Do these things ever appear on the For Sale threads?

 

I think I saw one in there, a while ago.  But no one seems to want to let go of them... a sentiment that I can understand completely.

 

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This is one of the reasons why I love meets and audio shows!  We get to try out - and come home with - some wonderful new toys!

 

 

Jelly.

 

It sounds bloody fantastic!  Spent all morning loading music, and now I've got it all on shuffle.  Right now, it's cranking out Def Leppard (lol).  biggrin.gif

 

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+1, you got a review unit of AKR01?  Jelly here, as that thing sounded great.  For me, it's like the best parts of the UE600 and ER-4PT blended into one unit.

 

Do they sell em online? Where do I get them? I freed up some extra funds recently, so something small like this wouldn't hurt too much...after the big damage (a TH900 should be arriving this week)

 

Contact Jimmy!  He's here on Head-Fi (can't remember his handle though).  They had a show special going on.  It's only been a few days since the show, maybe just maybe he could try to extend the show special for you just this once.  smile.gif

 

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Really?  You didn't like the Tralucent 1plus2 over the K3003?

 

My preference was TG334>1P2>K3003, The 334 just made the vocals sound heavenly, so it's a personal preference. Maybe it's my Kaedes that's been satsifying all my microdetail desires that I feel like this.

 

It's a shame that we didn't get the ASG2s at the table. I wanted to compare them with the 334s and see what's all the fuss about between the two. 

 

But it was a pretty cool table. Summit-fi full sized were all around us like a normal thing. And then we have this one table...loaded with TOTL IEMs. Made me giddy inside.

 

Yeah, and John was loving it as well!  biggrin.gif  A big kid in a candy store he was!

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Thanks SO much for the kind words!!  

I just moved back up to the North Bay and had a helluva time gathering all the gear I wanted for the meet!

 

But I'm glad people responded to the system, and met some fantastic fellow Head-Fiers

Ya no problem man. I don't know if you remember me but I was the tall kid wearing a very bright blue shirt.  It was nice to meet you.  Also I now have to figure out a way to get my hands on a pair of HD800s

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I think John enjoyed the headphones I brought with me on his AK120 player. :D
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Jimmy is sending me AKR01's!

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Jimmy is sending me AKR01's!

NICE one!

 

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Ya no problem man. I don't know if you remember me but I was the tall kid wearing a very bright blue shirt.  It was nice to meet you.  Also I now have to figure out a way to get my hands on a pair of HD800s

 beerchug.gif

of course I remember you!  Right on.  I ended up playing Miles for more people are you left.  You inspired me to switch it up (was focusing on electronic/experimental).


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Jimmy is sending me AKR01's!

NICE one!

Yea, I really, really liked them.

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Yea, I really, really liked them.

 

I see you run Music Hall Marimba's! Great choice. I've known the Music Hall guys for YRS. I still rock a Music Hall DAC 25.2 w/ a Sovtek tube upgrade. I also run their USB-1 turntable in my office sometimes to rip vinyl to hard drive.
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Yea, I really, really liked them.

 

I see you run Music Hall Marimba's! Great choice. I've known the Music Hall guys for YRS. I still rock a Music Hall DAC 25.2 w/ a Sovtek tube upgrade. I also run their USB-1 turntable in my office sometimes to rip vinyl to hard drive.

Its not mine, its my dads vinyl setup that I highly influenced the purchase oftongue.gif

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Do we have any impression of the closed-back Audeze?

 

Comparisons to the LCD-2 would be helpful.

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