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Singapore Head-Fi Meet 8th December 2013 [Pictures]  

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Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated to any companies neither am I paid to do this.

 

LL

 

The second Singapore Head-Fi get-together (meet) is held today, 8th of December 2013, I've taken some photos during the meet, ranging from desktop amps to portable dap. The meet was a successful one, with overwhelming response. Please bare with me, as the photos taken isn't professional. Enjoy! :beerchug:

 

PS: This will be a short and simple summing up, mostly are equipments photos. Please note that I am not a veteran in the audiophile world, do correct me if you see any mistakes. (I won't be writing down impressions as I do not have much time to demo the equipments)

Came in at around 9.45am-10am to set up the tables, directions etc.

 

Woo Audio WA22 tube amplifier 

Fostex T50RP

 

Alcohal swabs to clean IEM tips after usage for hygiene purposes

 

 

Drinks brought by fellow Head-Fiers

 

Rules on the left, Head-Fi impressions penned down after the meet

 

Shure SRH840 and Etymotic ER4P from our first Head-Fier of the day.

 

10.30am, 30 minutes more to the meet, time to hurry!

 

 

 

HD800 and WA22 ready for demo!

 

Some CDs to pair with the WA22 and HD800

 

AKG headphones up for demo

 

3.5mm plug with the stereo plug

 

iBasso standalone

 

Some desktop amps

 

Calyx Coffee dac plug into the desktop amps

 

Rooth lineups brought by Null-Audio

 

Rooth shell color-chart

 

On the left: Hidition NT6 Pro demo, On the right: Hidition NT6 demo

 

Starting from the left: Rooth LS5X, Rooth LS8/LS8+, Rooth iem (Sorry didn't saw what is it)

 

The Focal Spirit (If I'm not mistaken)

 

 

From the left: 1964 Ears V6, 1964 Ears V6-Stage brought by E1 Personal Audio

 

 

 

 

 

Rhines customs brought by Caesar Palace

 

 

Aurisonics ASG lineups brought by Soundwaves Studio

 

 

SE846 brought by Soundwaves Studio

 

 

 

Stax SRM-252S brought by E1 Personal Audio

 

Iona Wood amp

 

 

PanAm

 

 

 

 

Westone new lineups

 

Heir Audio 8A Wizard Design

 

Canal Works universal demo line-ups, from top to bottom: Canal Works L51a, Canal Works L51PSTS

 

The new Rooth LS10X

 

Some cables, iems, daps and amps.

 

Noble Audio 8C universal demo.

 

iBasso DX50(Top), FiiO X3 (bottom)

 

Lear LUF-4F

Some Audio Techinca IEMs

 

More drinks and food!

AK120 with Audio-Technica ATH-CK100

 

Just an ordinary Pelican Case 1010

 

FitEar's pouch

 

FitEar's pouch with DIYmod

 

MiuAudio tube amp

 

Not a single soul in the walkway

 

The McIntosh amp

 

Noble Audio K10 universal demo

 

Audio-Technica AD1000PRM

 

Audio-Technica A900TI

Audio-Technica amps

Lineup of amps, daps, cables and iems.

 

 

 

 

1964 Ears V6-Stage

 

 

Final Audio Piano Forte I/IX

 

V-Moda V80

 

 

Stax Headphone stand

 

 

Audio Technica ATH-W100

 

 

 

From the top: Noble Audio universal demo, Heir Audio universal models.

 

The brick, iBasso DX100

 

Time passed very quickly, time is almost up, 30 minutesleft.

 

 

 

 

Rhapsodio RDB 2V1

 

I wanna thank Alamakazam for organizing this meet, and everybody who came to make this a successful one.


Edited by hilosxdd - 12/13/13 at 4:56am
post #2 of 41
nice. any impressions on the items auditioned? smily_headphones1.gif
post #3 of 41
Thank you for the pictures!
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Nice pics hilosxdd! Don't mind if I add on my pictures as well.

 

Shhh...

 

Etymotics ER4-PT

 

Beta22

 

CDs - Hitomi Yaida and Murakami Yuki

 

Modified Fostex T50RP

 

Woo Audio WA22 with United Electronics 596, Psvane CV-181T and GEC 6AS7

 

Sennheiser HD800 and AKG K240 Sextett MP with Jena cable

 

The guys from Null Audio

 

McIntosh D100 digital preamp with Focal Spirit One and Spirit Pro

 

Iona Woody amp

 

Pornography? Insides of a 3-channel Beta22

 

Will it blow up?

 

Lots of precious metals here, copper, silver and gold

 

Head-fi is... inspiring

 

Vendors hawking their wares

 

Audio Technicas - W3000 Anniversary at foreground

 

Stax

 

Enjoying the Fostex

 

Blossom BLO-0299 balanced amp

 

Mesmerised by the ES10

 

Experiencing the power of the McIntosh

 

Admiring the tubes

 

Another metal Audio Technica

 

Audio Technica W5000 victim no. 1

 

Audio Technica W5000 victim no. 2

 

Gotta get them all!

 

 

Some impressions of the meet:

 

Modded Fostex T50RP with 3 channel Beta22

Nice dark, warm signature that's still detailed with good soundstaging. Playing Eva Cassidy's Live in Blues Alley, this combination showed off her powerful voice with aplomb. I had heard the Fostex before driven on portable amps, and the Beta22 really takes it to another level

 

Shure SRH1540 with iBasso DX50
I was told the Shure had only a few days of burn it, but I found them quite enjoyable. Compared to the earlier SRH840, the newer model delivers more powerful and deeper bass with a bit more extended treble. Midrange is about comparable between the Shures.

 

McIntosh D100 with Sennheiser HD800
I completely didn't expect something of this level to show up at the meet. Packing USB and other digital inputs, preamp function, multiple outputs and a headphone jack, this is a really flexible all-in-one device. And when I plugged in my HD800s, I was struck by the high level of detail and transparency. I only had a few minutes with it playing Jazz at the Pawnshop, but the sheer resolution and liquidity is stuck in my mind.

 

Hifiman HE-6 and Woo Audio WA22
When I saw someone plugging in an HE-6 into my WA22, my first thought was "No, no way the Woo can drive that thing with low-gain tubes." The WA22 had GEC 6AS7 power tubes with Psvane CV-181T and 596 rectifier, not the more powerful 5998 or 7236. In fact, the volume knob had to be cranked to past 5 o'clock to be at above listening level in a noisy room. But I was floored that the end result was on par with my HD800 in terms of detail retrieval, imaging, speed and tone. There was no clipping and no distortion. Treble was a bit silker than the HD800 and the bass a bit meatier as well. The Hifiman's owner was also surprised at how good this combination sounded, and if this is what the HE-6 is capable of on a so called unsuitable amp, then I'd love to hear a properly-amped HE6.


Other stuff:

Many thanks to alamakazam for organising this meet, as well as all attendees for making this meet a success!

 

Beside audio stuff, the meet also had elements of Camera-fi - there was a Nikon D800E with 50mm f/1.2 AIS, Canon 5D Mk.II with 50mm f/1.2L and Leica M8 with 50mm Summilux - and Watch-fi - a Rolex Datejust(?), a Panerai Luminor Marina "Fu" PAM366 and a Grand Seiko Hi-beat. It goes to show that while we were united by audio, we also share many hobbies together.

post #5 of 41

Great stuff guys. Pity I couldn't be there!

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May i know, how much is the Mcintosh D100 in Spore? And where do they sell it in Spore? I might get when i stop over in spore in January

 

 

Thanks...

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Hi, I didn't ask how much the McIntosh costs, but I believe it's available at Ong Radio, The Centerpoint, Orchard Road.

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Originally Posted by louis9 View Post
 

May i know, how much is the Mcintosh D100 in Spore? And where do they sell it in Spore? I might get when i stop over in spore in January

 

 

Thanks...

 

$5XXX

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Originally Posted by kchew View Post
 

 

 

Beside audio stuff, the meet also had elements of Camera-fi - there was a Nikon D800E with 50mm f/1.2 AIS, Canon 5D Mk.II with 50mm f/1.2L and Leica M8 with 50mm Summilux - and Watch-fi - a Rolex Datejust(?), a Panerai Luminor Marina "Fu" PAM366 and a Grand Seiko Hi-beat. It goes to show that while we were united by audio, we also share many hobbies together.

 

lots of poison... I need to get a 50mm f/1.2 lol

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Great pictures. Pity I missed the meet. 

 

Next time around I will make sure to be there.

post #11 of 41
is a fun meet, indeed:D
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Cool stuff!
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Need to get an admin here to truncate these quotes haha.

 

Really comprehensive work OP!  How well do you think the McIntosh holds up its retail value?

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Picture 'quoted'

 

Pretty sure they are Audio Technica ATH CK100's rather than Final Audio IEM's. Best ever production cable? Quite possibly.

 

Meet looks great by the way! Loads of tasty gear on display. Im considering attending the next London one when its on.

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nice pic guys! But hey... I just come to Singapore yesterday.... and I am flying on the same date or is it the day before MOOK Festival... Look at the timing... LOOK AT IT T.T
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