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Yes, 15%!! Let's not get rumors started again. tongue_smile.gif

It was a great rumor though. Anyways I can't wait til Saturday.
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I'll be there. Not sure what gear I'll bring yet. Might lurk about and go home ( I live close) and bring some things back.

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Can't wait for the meet!

 

I will have a brand new in box Cavalli Liquid Gold available for only $3700.

 

Also the production version of the Vostok Sound ES-31 made it in time direct from Moscow. I will have it at my table with my Stax SR-009:

 

 

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So, the list is not updated I guess because I registered before the preregistration was over and I am not on it, nor are the headphones. DX1000, Ultrasone sig pro and ed8. Just checking since we are close now.
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Ooops. I'll get that fixed!
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I realize it's a lot of work. I helped on one of the meets years ago and was amazed, kind of a job in itself. Thanks for all the work.
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Official 2014 SoCal Head-Fi Meet Update

The Prizes (current as of Thursday, March 6th, 2014)

 

  • Red Bull Racing Limited-Edition Sennheiser Momentum (courtesy of Sennheiser)

 

Did you see third_eye's teaser pic above?  That's what this is.  It's a fantastic-looking and true limited-edition Momentum given out to VIPs only.  There were only 1,000 of them made, and they cannot be purchased anywhere (outside of someone scalping theirs on eBay).

 

  • Apogee One for iPad & Mac digital interface and DAC (courtesy of Apogee)

 

Apogee's new One for iPad & Mac brings pro-audio accuracy to portable DACs.  Born of Apogee's 25 years in pro audio, the Apogee One for iPad & Mac features an amazingly clean headphone amp, can be battery-driven, and can be connected via either USB and Lightning.

 

  • FiiO X5 audiophile DAP (courtesy of TekFX)

 

Fiio's top-of-the-line X5 audiophile DAP+DAC comes with a dual-core 600MHz CPU, up to 256GB of storage, and support for various formats including:  DSD, APE, FLAC, ALAC, WMA, WAV and more.  You could pay more for another DAP, but if you win this, you won't e paying anything at all.

 

  • The complete Out of Your Head software package (courtesy of Darin Fong Audio)

 

You can talk about soundstage in your headphones all you want... but Darin Fong Audio takes this to a whole other level.  This price includes – not only their Out of Your Head software – but all of the various preset modules as well.  All told, this is a $600 value.

 

  • plusSound silver cables (courtesy of plusSound)

 

plusSound is offering – not one – but two items for the raffle.  The first is mini-to-mini interconnect, and the second is an LOD-to-mini interconnect.  Both are constructed of silver + 1% gold type 2 wires.  A combined retail value of $300.

 

  • $1000 Gift Certificate from WyWires (courtesy of WyWires)

 

Yes, that's a one-thousand dollar gift certificate.  No, this is not a joke.  And even though cables aren't cheap, WyWires's aggressive pricing will stretch that gift certificate farther than you thought possible.  And, this gift certificate is not limited to inventory on-hand.  You can use it for custom-made cables that fit your specific needs!

 

  • NuForce HA-200 Pure Class-A Headphone Amplifier (courtesy of NuForce)

 

Quick, think of a pair of monoblock headphone amps!  Time's up – betcha the NuForce HA-200 didn't come to mind.  Well, surprise!  NuForce has a new class-A single-ended headphone amp that be paired with a second unit to form a pair of balanced monoblocks.  We're currently reviewing these over at Audio360.org, but you'll be among the first to hear – and possibly win – one of these amps.

 

  • Light Harmonic Lightspeed USB (courtesy of Light Harmonic)

 

This is the one... the mother of all USB cables... the definitive audiophile USB cable that has won more praise and awards than just about any other in recent memory.  With performance that has 20 times the bandwidth of USB 2.0 high speed, and an astounding 10 Gigabits per second bandwidth is twice as fast as USB 3.0, you could do much, much worse.

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How To Enter:

 

1. Pick-Up your Official 2014 SoCal Head-Fi Meet raffle card.

 

When you pick-up your badge, ask for an official raffle card to take with you throughout the meet.  This raffle card will contain the logos of every exhibitor that is participating in the raffle (i.e. donating a prize).  To keep the odds of winning favorable for everyone, there will be only one entry per attendee.

 

2. Get your raffle card filled out.

 

As you make your way through the meet, make sure to stop by each participating exhibitor. They will have some kind of task for you to complete.  This can range from auditioning a specific item, to opting-in some info, to bequeathing your firstborn.  Once you complete the task, you will receive a mark on your raffle card for that exhibitor.
 
3. Turn-in your completed raffle card.

 

Once you have your raffle card completely filled-in, turn it into a meet volunteer at the registration desk.  They'll take your stub and enter it into the drawing.  Raffle cards will be accepted until 4:30p.

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How To Win & Claim Your Prize:

 

1. Show-up at the raffle drawing to see if your number is called.

 

We will begin the drawing at 5:00p, right when the meet ends.  If the number on your raffle card matches the number called, YOU WIN!  BTW, you must be present to claim your prize.  If you are not, then another winner will be drawn.  We are completionists and MUST have closure.

 

2. Decide to claim your prize or possibly go for something bigger.

 

If your number is called, you can choose to claim that prize, or pass on it in an attempt to win one of the other prizes.  Is a bird in the hand worth as much as – um – a different bird in the bush maybe?  Only you can decide.

 

3. Assuming you decided to claim your prize, gloat.

 

Make an "L" on your forehead, do a victory dance, taunt the rest of us, whatever.  The fates have smiled upon you that day, and you won it fair and square.  Just don't be caught alone in the parking lot after m'kay?

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Oh, and just so you can be sure this is a legit raffle, here's some legalese for you:  you must be 18 years or older to enter and claim your prize.  Only one prize per winner.  Once you win (and accept your prize), you're done.  Neither Head-Fi.org nor the meet's officials and volunteers warrant anything regarding the prizes in any way.  We're kinda serious about that firstborn thing BTW.  Except for sceleratus, you agree to have your picture taken with the prize you claimed for posting on the meet's impressions thread.  Good luck!

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 • 9:00a to 5:00p • Westin South Coast Plaza

 

Reposting! Updated prize list!

 

Audeze LCDD-2

Sennheiser Red Bull Momentum

Apogee One for Ipad & Mac

FiiO X5

Darin Fong Audio Software

PlusSound Silver Cable Set

WyWires $1000 Gift Certificate

NuForce HA-200 Class A Headphone Amp

Light Harmonic Lightspeed USB Cable

Ultimate Ears UE900

Pendulumic Stance 1 Wireless Headphone

Mr Speakers Mad Dog Pro

And a secret Noble Audio Product!

 

plus some late additions.....stay tuned!

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I just registered! I'm so excited! This will be my first time to attend a Head-Fi Meet! :)

 

I'll bring my humble gear:

HD 25-1 II

Rockboxed Sansa V2 Sansa Fuze

KSC75

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You can add a Mad Dog Pro to the prize list...  

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I just registered! I'm so excited! This will be my first time to attend a Head-Fi Meet! :)

 

I'll bring my humble gear:

HD 25-1 II

Rockboxed Sansa V2 Sansa Fuze

KSC75

 

Very cool!! Prepare to be blown away!!!

 

 

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You can add a Mad Dog Pro to the prize list...  

 

:beerchug:

 

Thanks!!

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Originally Posted by third_eye View Post

Yes, 15%!! Let's not get rumors started again. tongue_smile.gif

It was a great rumor though. Anyways I can't wait til Saturday.

 

Lol, that old chestnut... :D

 

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I'll be there. Not sure what gear I'll bring yet. Might lurk about and go home ( I live close) and bring some things back.

 

Aww, no need to lurk, come say hi!  :smile:

 

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Originally Posted by darinf View Post

 

Also the production version of the Vostok Sound ES-31 made it in time direct from Moscow. I will have it at my table with my Stax SR-009:

 

 

 

:beerchug:

 

 

Official 2014 SoCal Head-Fi Meet Update
Some Miscellaneous Updates...

T-Shirts are looking good!

 

I'll be handing t-shirt distribution personally.

 

For everyone who reserved a t-shirt, please see me at the registration desk to pay/pick-up your t-shirt.  I'll be there for the first two hours of the meet as that is when I am taking my shift.  After 11:00a, I should be at my table... or floating around the meet... but in both cases the registration desk will know how to page me.  If you don't claim your t-shirt reservation by 3:00p, it will opened up for general sale.

 

If you didn't reserve a t-shirt, we have a VERY LIMITED number of extras available.  It's on a first-come-first-served basis, so don't delay.  Thanks!

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LAOCAS appearance cancelled

 

Sorry guys, but the LAOCAS won't be able to make this meet.  But they do send their very best wishes that everyone has a great time!  Hopefully, they will be able to join us at the next one (yes, Ethan and I are already working on the next one) and we hope to have them there.  In the meantime, please visit http://www.laocas.com if you're interested in joining up or learning more about the LAOCAS.  :smile:

 

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 • 9:00a to 5:00p • Westin South Coast Plaza


Home of the Liquid Carbon, Liquid Crimson, Liquid Glass, Liquid Gold and
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Update: Final Member Table Allocations

 

San Carlos (8 tables)

 

1. third_eye/shioriskine

2. warrenpchi/Jude

3. russtafarian/Currawong

4. morserotonin

5. FatmanSize48/Klesk

6. Edwood/Iron_Dreamer

7. kokushu/Netforce

8. N3rdling

 

San Gabriel (8 tables)

 

1. purrin/greed

2. CrocCap

3. burnsbspeq

4. Sam Edwards/mbritt

5. washmoh/petervenkmen

6. OJneg/blubliss

7. Frank Cooter

8. Danny Buoy

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:smile:  Attention to everyone coming to their first meet (or anyone on the fence about attending their first meet):

 

 

 

In a word, FUN!  That's what Head-Fi meets are all about!

 

Yes, of course there'll be gear here - lots of gear - some of the world's very best and latest gear in fact!  

 

  • Astell & Kern’s new AK240 is the first audiophile DAP with a UI that doesn’t take a backseat to Apple.
  • Audeze’s new LCD-XC has redefined what’s possible from a pair of closed-backs.
  • Cavalli Audio’s Liquid Gold has cemented itself as a perennial classic - especially when paired with the Abyss.
  • E.A.R.’s HP4 is making an unlikely but much deserved comeback after a decade.
  • JH Audio’s Roxanne continues to take the CIEM world by storm.
  • Light Harmonic's (LH Labs) Uber Geek redefines what USB-type DAC/amps are capable of.
  • Noble Audio carries forward The Wizard’s proud tradition and is launching two new products here at the meet.
  • Reference Sounds (a.k.a. Paradox Audio) continues LFF's tradition of blowing-your-mind with the launch of his new Enigma headphones (don't miss this).
  • Schiit's stunning Vali takes the stage while they perfect their Yggdrasil and Ragnarok.
  • Sennheiser’s complete ecosystems of DACs, amps, cables and HD-series headphones are NOT to be missed.
  • SPL's new Phonitor 2 presents itself as a most-worthy successor to a Head-Fi favorite.
  • Woo Audio has a new PSU for their WA7 - and a new WA7 to boot!
  • Chord’s new Hugo and Meridian’s new Prime came out of nowhere to garner rave reviews.

 

All of this - and so much more - will be at the meet.  We hope you enjoy it all!


Gear is only part of the story though, as it's a means to an end.  The music we love is why the gear exists at all.  Come and share your music - and discover brilliant stuff you've never head before.

 

But most importantly, meets are all about the one-of-a-kind people in our community, and the time spent living in this wonderful hobby of ours.

 

Be prepared to make new friends, see old friends, and spend time with people that you'll know for years to come!

 

Meets bring the gear to us.  The gear brings us the music.  And the music brings us together.  Together, we ARE this hobby.

See what your fellow Head-Fiers have said about their SoCal meet expriences...

 

"This was my first head-fi meet and I had a blast! To anyone out there that is hesitant to get out from behind your keyboard and meet some of your fellow head-fier's - I can unequivocally say: DO IT!!! You *will* have fun, you *will* meet incredibly friendly people and you *will* get to listen to gear you may only dream about!!"  -billybob_jcv
 

 

"Had a TERRIFIC day hangin w/ all of you.  Great tunes, great friends, and great sound!"  -mikemercer
 

"Had a great time!!!"  -Tyll Hertsens

 

 

"Hey everybody, I had a fantastic time!  It was really great to meet you all in person.  You made my first meet very memorable!"  -HK_sends

 

 

"It was great seeing everyone at the meet on Saturday! It was a first time attending a Head-Fi meet for us too and had a blast sharing the AK100 and AK120 with all of the Head-Fi'ers.  It's always nice connecting with the community who truly understands the need for portable hi-fi audio. We can't wait to do it again!"  -JmoonAK (Astell & Kern)

 

 

"Like many posters here, this was my first Head-Fi meet, and I had a great time. Cheers to all of the friendly, informative folks who were only too generous to share their time and knowledge."  -Dean Seislove
 

 

To fellow meet organizer third_eye...  -warrenpchi
 

 

See more comments here...

 

 

 

HiFiGuy528's video coverage of last year's meet (part 1 of 2):


 

 

HiFiGuy528's video coverage of last year's meet (part 2 of 2):

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 • 9:00a to 5:00p • Westin South Coast Plaza


Home of the Liquid Carbon, Liquid Crimson, Liquid Glass, Liquid Gold and
Liquid Lightning headphone amplifiers... and the upcoming Liquid Spark!

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We're excited to be there!  Can't wait to see everyone.

Audeze LLC is a U.S. manufacturer of headphones that redefine the world of high-end audio using a unique combination of proprietary planar magnetic...
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We're excited to be there!  Can't wait to see everyone.

 

Yay, same here!  :smile:

 

And here's an update... Audeze is offering a 20% discount this time!  No, I am not messing around.  :D


Home of the Liquid Carbon, Liquid Crimson, Liquid Glass, Liquid Gold and
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