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Charlotte, NC Meet: April 19th 2014 - Page 29  

post #421 of 530

I am planning to attend but am in the process of moving so I may not have access to my gear at the time of the meet.  I really would love to audition the HE560 and Alpha Dogs though.

post #422 of 530

I still plan on being there, but this is an insanely hectic time right now as my wife and I are buying our first house and are supposed to close on it in 2 weeks. We will be packing too. I may swing by for a bit, sans gear, if that's ok...I'll do my best to still bring some of my equipment but that depends on the home situation. Not like there will be any shortage of Crack amps anyhow! :wink_face:

post #423 of 530
I'm leaning on not bringing my Crack as well. Can't be easily packed like other gear, and many are already bringing it. Will bring Quickie though.
post #424 of 530

excited about the meet, even started making a playlist

 

So people have been losing their mind about this Light Harmonic's Lightspeed USB cable over on the computer audiophile website so i've rented one from Cable Co. to compare to the WireWorld Platinum USB ive been using. The LH cable should be coming in next week, if anyone wants to compare it to their cable to see if there is actually a difference or compare the WWP and the LH on their system ill bring it. Otherwise i'll just bring whichever one i like best with my setup at the time.

post #425 of 530

Can't come. I work Saturday. Oh well. Then again, I probably couldn't come anyway since I'm in the process of modifying my headphones again (trying to put in AD2000x drivers I got), and I don't have the parts for it yet.

I was also going to bring some custom made headphones that used bose cube speakers, but that project didn't turn out very well. Way too loud, the frequency response was jacked up, and the enclosure I put them in made everything sound like it was in a seashell (earmuffs). Maybe if I get someone (probably me...) to make a wooden baffle that I can drill the speakers in (50mm), and somehow rig some earpads and a headband on it, I can get them to sound right, but for now, it's a no go. Tis a shame really, since the soundstage and imaging was better than any headphone that I've ever heard, even with the noted anomalies. 

post #426 of 530

Hey guys,

 

Called to book my room today and when I mentioned 'the event' on Saturday, he seemed to know what I was talking about.  He asked if I need two doubles or a king, and then booked my room.  I wanted to post for the significance that he said the room was only going to be $50 for each of the two nights (not sure if it's $50 because of two nights instead of one).  He gave me a total price (with tax) of $117 and some cents.

post #427 of 530
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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post

Swing by and give the Emotiva MiniX a try. I plan on selling it at the meet for $150. Do a quick search and you'll see it's probably one of the best bang for the buck amps for the HE-500.

I definitely will! Read tons on it after seeing your post. Looking forward to putting it to the test!
post #428 of 530
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Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post

Sorry, didn't mean to have too much fun at your expense...

Trying out a range of equipment is the point of the meet. It's not the best way to know what's best for you, but it's a great way to narrow down the field and help you focus on the few products that worked best for your music and your ears. You're certainly welcome to try the HE-500 on my setups; I'll bring an HE-6 as well, so you can see how different members of the same family compare, too.

One of the great things about hi-fi meets is that you might learn that there's no single ultimate setup. Or maybe that's one of the worst things, since it can make the hobby even more expensive than it has to be...

No offense taken!

It will be interesting to compare the HE-500 to the HE-6. I've only had a chance to compare to the HD-650 until now.
Thanks for the warning about the impending expense - not sure how deep the rabbit hole goes... The more I read, the more there is to read. It's time to start listening!

I'm looking forward to seeing what gear gives audible improvements (for my ears).
post #429 of 530

I hate to say it but $1300 for a pair of headphones seems rather extreme.  I may come, since I live in CLT, just to give a listen to those.  

post #430 of 530
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I hate to say it but $1300 for a pair of headphones seems rather extreme.  I may come, since I live in CLT, just to give a listen to those.  


Haha SR-009 should be there ($4400).

post #431 of 530

For those of us who will be there on Friday night, could we plan possibly to meet somewhere for a little meet and greet or something? 

post #432 of 530
I think Alex said there is a bar at the hotel which would be easy meeting point for the out of towners, then we could go get some food or something from there maybe
post #433 of 530

^^ Okay, sounds good. I'm driving in from Atlanta. Not sure what time I'll be there. Somebody save me a beer. :D

post #434 of 530
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Haha SR-009 should be there ($4400).

Sounds like the old joke about the Brooklyn Bridge.

post #435 of 530
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For those of us who will be there on Friday night, could we plan possibly to meet somewhere for a little meet and greet or something? 

I'm down if my flight arrives early enough....
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