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post #136 of 431
I'm a definite maybe! Other only audio related function I've been to is the headmasters (and I didn't even make it to the HF room) last year but I definitely look forward to meeting you all. I can bring:

Ak100 possibly rwak'd by the 16th
Schiit bifrost über
Cavalli EHHA Rev. A
Hd800
D2000 Cocobolo Rosewood w/alpha pads (if I get them back by the 16th from Martin - I've been lagging on sending my cans to him)
Ue11

Anybody able to bring an alo international by any chance??
post #137 of 431

This amp looks totally awesome.

 

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Originally Posted by FrankCooter View Post
 


Just posted this in the LCD-3 appreciation thread, but I thought it might be appropriate here as well since this will be the rig I'll be bringing to the meet. Dac will be a Metrum Octave. Source , if it's ready in time, will be a "poor man's" music server based on the "Rasberry Pi". Server control will be wireless based on a tablet. Otherwise CD's.

post #138 of 431

Well, I'll be listening to that:wink:

post #139 of 431
Count me in, probably no gear, just me and my donation.

Here is to hoping I can find t5p's smily_headphones1.gif and maybe just maybe if the gods are smiling upon us, lcd-xc
post #140 of 431

OK, just throwing out an idea to the group... is anyone interested in participating in a "Guess the Frequency" contest?

 

I have a small Tibetan Singing Bowl I could bring to the meet.  When played, the bowl resonates at a certain frequency.  I could play the bowl and each person who wants to participate in the contest would be allowed to submit one guess.  Participants would write their name and their guess on a small sheet of paper.  All entries would be collected then reviewed later in the day.  The closest guess within a 10th of a Hz to the actual primary frequency (first harmonic) would win.  In the event of a tie, a random drawing would determine the final winner.   Hopefully, we could offer a small prize, maybe a CD, LP or gift card, to the winner.

 

If you are unfamiliar with these instruments follow this link for a little info on the science (Note: we won't be using water).  My thought is this could be somewhat educational and hopefully fun.  Comments?


Edited by jazzfan - 1/23/14 at 11:17pm
post #141 of 431

^ I am totally in for that fun game. :beerchug:

post #142 of 431
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Originally Posted by jazzfan View Post
 

OK, just throwing out an idea to the group... is anyone interested in participating in a "Guess the Frequency" contest?

 

I have a small Tibetan Singing Bowl I could bring to the meet.  When played, the bowl resonates at a certain frequency.  I could play the bowl and each person who wants to participate in the contest would be allowed to submit one guess.  Participants would write their name and their guess on a small sheet of paper.  All entries would be collected then reviewed later in the day.  The closest guess within a 10th of a Hz to the actual primary frequency (first harmonic) would win.  In the event of a tie, a random drawing would determine the final winner.   Hopefully, we could offer a small prize, maybe a CD, LP or gift card, to the winner.

 

If you are unfamiliar with these instruments follow this link for a little info on the science (Note: we won't be using water).  My thought is this could be somewhat educational and hopefully fun.  Comments?

That could be a fun test...Mike Dias put these threads up a little while ago and I haven't been able to do the Ear Training yet.

These could get everyone ready for your game:

If people are interested, we'll have it at the front desk so you can try with fresh ears.

And, we'll have to figure out that prize!


Edited by CEE TEE - 1/23/14 at 11:30pm
post #143 of 431

I'd bring a ringer -- my wife has perfect pitch -- if she didn't have to watch the kids.  (Not that she has much interest in hanging out with a bunch of headphone nerds anyways.)

post #144 of 431
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Originally Posted by CEE TEE View Post
 

That could be a fun test...Mike Dias put these threads up a little while ago and I haven't been able to do the Ear Training yet.

These could get everyone ready for your game:

If people are interested, we'll have it at the front desk so you can try with fresh ears.

And, we'll have to figure out that prize!


I love this stuff!!
This has been one of my favorite graphics for a very long time:


http://www.independentrecording.net/irn/resources/freqchart/main_display.htm

post #145 of 431
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I love this stuff!!
This has been one of my favorite graphics for a very long time:


http://www.independentrecording.net/irn/resources/freqchart/main_display.htm

I love that, so helpful!

post #146 of 431
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Originally Posted by shane55 View Post
 


I love this stuff!!
This has been one of my favorite graphics for a very long time:


http://www.independentrecording.net/irn/resources/freqchart/main_display.htm

 

 

Hi shane55!

 

I agree, that's a great site.  I stumbled upon it a few years ago when I was looking for an equalizer.

 

Here are few more links you might enjoy...

 

1) If you are interested in the science of acoustics and hearing, this site has a wealth of information:

 

http://acousticslab.org/psychoacoustics/

 

2) A good collection of sound test and test tones can be found at audiocheck.net.  I especially like the collection of tests for headphones.

 

http://www.audiocheck.net/soundtests_headphones.php

 

3) And lastly, if you'd like to know how "flat" your hearing is try this next site.  Just make sure you heed the posted warnings before proceeding with the test.


http://www.digital-recordings.com/hearing-test/www-ht-pro/ht_help_p.html

 

(Note: We've all seen headphone frequency response charts and they are helpful for understanding the sound signature of a headphone.  What I think would really be interesting to see are "reviewer hearing" frequency response charts.  Can't say that I've ever seen one of these.)


Edited by jazzfan - 1/25/14 at 12:25am
post #147 of 431
Thread Starter 

Okay, 22 days to go!!

 

We've been working behind-the-scenes this week:

  • Culled the Interest Check Thread, the Google Registration Doc, this thread for: members, vendors, table space requests, & gear lists.
  • Table space list compiled earlier in the week- may need another room!
  • Gear list delivered to zerodeefex a day ago, first draft diagrams will be ready this weekend.
  • zerodeefex inquiring with Sofitel about extra room, so let us know if you are <a member> not on the diagram & would like space!
  • Confirming some raffle prizes with vendors, HiFiMAN prizes already received.
  • Meet closed to new vendors, great line-up in place.
  • Please chime in if the Frequency Contest is interesting, need to see enough interest to try it...

 

Should have a BIG update tonight or tomorrow!  Please let us know if we have missed you on the Member List. :bigsmile_face: 

post #148 of 431

I'll be there and will share my table with rubenpp/s1.

 

On the menu, various (mostly vintage) Stax amps & cans - the exact list will depend on how much stuff I am willing to carry around :-). Most likely a Chordette DAC and a PC (JRiver) as the source. My PC only has classical music. Bring a USB stick if you want to listen to your own music...

post #149 of 431
Frequency game sounds cool!
post #150 of 431
Thread Starter 

UPDATE (1/25/2014):

  • Room Diagrams- First Draft Up (please see first post)
  • Some More Raffle Prize Info Up- HeadAmp Bringing "SurPrize", Schiit Too-Good-to-Be-True (Gotta Confirm). 
  • Gear List- First Draft (in post below)

 

Please contact myself and/or zerodeefex with any questions, requests, & updates or post here...thank you!

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