The date for the next big Austin meet is set! January 18th 2014 at the Norris Conference Center's largest ballroom, the Red Oak. This room is 2.5 times the size of last year's, meaning there will be much more space and much less noise. More tables for vendors, more space between table sections to reduce noise pollution. The meeting will begin with setup at 8AM, and officially start at 9AM with a closing time of 5PM.
Last year we had an attendance of approximately 55-60. I expect at least a 10-20% growth, and more vendors than before. This will be your opportunity to sample gear you always wished you could. Set aside January 18th to expand your experience with headphone gear and head-fi members.
Entry Form HERE: http://tinyurl.com/ny644n7
Directions (Click to show)
No food or drink will be provided (other than bottled water) or allowed. There are a few very close restaurants if you get hungry, or if you are discreet, you may smuggle a small snack in your bags, just don't make a show of eating it. You will need to bring a power strip for your gear. Please also bring a 20-50 foot grounded (3 prong) extension cord with you if possible!
There are many reasonable hotels within a short drive of Norris. A sample list can be found on their website - http://norriscenters.com/austin-hotel-list/ I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn in the Arboretum area last year and it was fine.
Confirmed Vendors -
RK Audiology of Austin - featuring the Westone line of custom and universal in ear monitors
JDS Labs - featuring their collection of Objective, CMOY, and C5 portable headphone amps and DACs and DIY kits
Aurisonics - featuring In Ear Monitors, hearing protection products, and cool custom addons like bluetooth. (Really??)
Cavalli Audio - featuring high end amplifiers Liquid Lightning, Gold, Glass, and Cobalt
Ultimate Ears - featuring an expansive line of custom and universal in ear monitors
Double Helix Cables - featuring high quality cables of all types
Headphone Lounge - featuring headphone recabling, and upgraded removable cables for compatible headphones
Nice-Cans of Austin - featuring Benchmark, Fostex, Hifiman, Audeze, Musical Fidelity, AKG, and CEntrance products
Mr. Speakers - featuring Mad Dogs, a modified Fostex TR50P headphone, and the new Alpha Dogs, a headphone based on the TR50P driver using exclusive 3D printed cups
Leckerton Audio - featuring high quality, small form factor DAC/Amps
Headamp - featuring the Blue Hawaii SE and GS-X mk2 electrostatic and dynamic headphone amplifiers as well as Pico portable DAC/Amps
Interested Vendors, but not yet confirmed -
Woo Audio - featuring desktop dynamic headphone amplifiers for every price range as well as top tier electrostatic amplifiers and energizers.
Arthur of Matrix USA also representing Violectric in North America as well - featuring the full line of price competitive Matrix products and great amps and DACs from Germany (Violectric)
Noble Audio - featuring the Wizard's artistic custom and universal in ear monitors
The CablePro of Dallas/Ft Worth - featuring cables of all types and price points
Sennheiser USA - featuring many headphones from portable to reference and now desktop headphone DAC/Amps
I have contacted others and am awaiting reply.
Gear list -
"Grado SR325is, BeyerDynamic DT-880/600 (FS $200), BeyerDynamic DT-660, HiFiMan HE-4 (FS $250)
Woo Audio WA-6, iFI iCAN (FS $200 latest version)
Peachtree DAC IT
Rega RP6/Ortofon 2M Black
NAD PP2i (FS $100)"
Woo Audio WA6-SE
Fostex HP-A8C amp/DAC
Musical Fidelity M1-HPAP amp/DAC
"Denon DVD-2900 (possibly to be replaced with a laptop+DAC)
Little Dot MKIVse
Sonic Impact Super T-amp
Matrix M-Stage HPA-1 w/USB
Headamp GS-X 2
"Leckerton Audio UHA-6S.MKII
Leckerton Audio UHA760"
DT-880 (250 Ohm)
Adcom GFA-535 II
Not sure which of the following yet:
Yulong SABRE DA8 or Lynx Hilo"
Bottlehead Crack w/ Speedball
"1 Nagra IVS
1 Nagra IVS with QGB 10 inch reel adaptor
1 Tascam DA-P1
an integrated amp
Sound Devices 702"
"PS Audio P3
QLS QA660 music source
"Headamp Blue Hawaii SE
Headamp GS-X 2
Stax SR-007 Omega 2 (likely)"
"Matrix M-Stage HPA-2 USB
Violectric V-181 balanced amp
Violectric V800 balanced DAC"
"Schiit Uber Bifrost
"Not sure yet, but probably......
Liquid Cobalt prototype
Resolution Audio Cantata
Various headphones including Abyss, LCD3, HD800, Alpha Dog"
"Paradox Slant (if it has arrived =/)
CEntrance HiFi M8
VModa VAMP (iphone4s)
I might bring my: (let me know if I should)
Cavalli Liquid Fire (for display, demonstration, and sell)"
"Burson HA 160D
LA 7000 Lite
Hifiman HE 500 (with grill mods)
JHA Roxanne CIEM (If I get it by 01/18)"
Edited by Maxvla - 1/8/14 at 7:30pm