These are perhaps some of the most average photos I've taken to date, but at least it's a chance to share some of the goodies we heard yesterday at the Melbourne Meet:
I was really impressed with the Philips Fidelio X1 - they've got a really nice sound akin to something like the HD600 / HD650 (not saying they're the same or better / worse, just reminiscent in their laid back, but detailed presentation)
The Shozy Magic amp (and DAC) is a freak of a device. It's literally the size of a matchbox and performed pretty close to other amps like the Tralucent T1 and JDS C5. It's presentation is detailed and clean, but musical, sitting somewhere between the C5 and T1 for warmth vs analytics.
I didn't get around to testing this out, but it looked interesting. What is it?
Lotus, loved hearing the Marunis and the Alessandros. I was particularly impressed with the Alessandros and will definitely be considering them as a potential addition to the collection in the future...
Mahdi's Crack came along to keep mine company and sounded really sweet with his 600ohm DT770s! We also had some fun rolling various tubes including my favourite Mullard ECC82 and 6080WA as well as a Tungsram E80CC input tube
The Alpha Dogs were great, but I think a touch over-hyped as a few of us enjoyed them, but were perhaps a little underwhelmed. They look great though!
Billy's "test bench" provided some interesting listening too with some of the Melbourne peeps testing out the Matrix M-Stage and the Aune S2 amps.
Thanks again Billy for hosting us and thanks everyone for some great discussion and sharing some fun and interesting gear! I didn't get a photo of the Torpedo amp, but I was really impressed with it after a short listen, especially for the tiny price.