Scratch that, do need a table.
Edited by wolfetan44 - 2/10/14 at 10:08pm
Scratch that, do need a table.
I would have never imagined I would attend one of these meetings being from Europe. Count me in.
my friend will be bringing his Hifiman HE-400 with him and I'll have that at my table, if there is space for me ;)
it sounded pretty good on the b22 (we used to leave those at work, believe it or not) but it was a bit heavy (weight wise) for me.
I'll have my hd650, which is still my go-to phones, with me, as well.
Tibetan Singing Bowl: Guess the Frequency Contest
On a sheet of paper at the front desk, enter your:
LIMIT, ONE ENTRY PER PERSON (determined by name on the entry)
Person who guesses primary frequency of the bowl the closest (first harmonic to within a tenth of a Hz) will win a $40 HDTracks gift certificate PLUS adoring fans & bragging rights for one year.
Tie? A drawing from tied entries determines the winner.
Will be announced after 3:00 pm on February 16th, 2014 at the SF Bay Area Head-Fi meet.
Must be present to win.
If you win, NO SPAM will be awarded! Just need an email address to send you the HDTracks gift certificate.
(Thanks, jazzfan for this extra bit of fun!)
That is a supercool idea.
Floor Diagrams Updated:
Just a quick update on my equipment, I'll just be bringing:
Macbook Pro -> Schiit Bifrost Uber w/Gen. 2 USB -> Cavalli EHHA Rev. A -> HD800
Sorry, AK100 has been sold & Denon D2000 w/Cocobolo Rosewood extra depth cups won't be in by then.
Will be cool to catch up with you!
Update to what I plan on bringing:
- Hifiman HE-500
- Mr Speakers Alpha Dog
- Sennheiser HD650
- Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium 600 Ohm (for sale)
- Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 Ohm
- HRT Musicstreamer II+
- HRT Musicstreamer II
- Burson Soloist (all 5 headphones)
- Bottlehead Crack + Speedball (HD650, DT880 and DT770 only)
- Emotiva mini-X a-100 (only have cabling for HE-500 and AD)
As you can see, there will be two amp options for each of the headphones I'm bringing. The HE-500 and AD are both terminated with 4-pin XLR and with XLR to TRS adapters, and the Emotiva only has an XLR adapter for it currently... hence why only those two will work with it currently.
what I am planning, so far:
just completed (well, almost complete, as of right now) a beta22 build that is a little bit different from the rest:
it uses an arduino inside (LCDuino without lcd), has a delta-1 relay attenuator, IR remote and motor pot - but also uses a nixie display for dB readout. kind of fun and somewhat uncommon, with all the LCD builds going on these days.
I also updated my build of the gamma2 dac, with a built-in spdif 'meter' showing the sample rate (also an arduino inside doing that):
for spdif, I have the hiface-2 that gives asynch usb audio at 24bits and 192k. I'll have a laptop with me that will play thru that usb/spdif dongle and into either the AK4399 ebay dac or the AMB y2 dac.
phones will be my hd650 and my friend's hifiman, that I listed in my previous post.
the beta22 is being finished this week, just in time for the meet ;)
zomg. Nixie display. We will find you space even if it means I am functioning as your table.
the display board was just built last nite, in fact. took me an entire day to solder this!
(the nixies are sitting right above the 4 resistors; those are the anode resistors that feed 170v DC, in)
I've been buying old test gear and some with nixies - and I just could not resist doing a build with those cute little tubes. they are very abundant from russia and ukraine (on ebay) and not super expensive, either ($10 per tube, average).
I was worried that there would be some bad affect on the sound, but I don't hear any issues. I am -not- using multiplexing, each tube is direct driven.