Whooo Can Con 4 was a blast! Made some new friends and I got some good video. Gonna be a lot to sort through but hopefully I'll put up something cool!
Big shout out to Acustoms for making it to the meet and of course Paul for organising the event once again.
Was absolutely awesome to have a chat, and listen to some pretty incredible gear. (Will have full meet impressions when I am less sleeepy). Hopefully we can keep something going as far as more regular mini meets... maybe even using this thread?
-Standout for me was the Chord playing some DSD files on Taka's gear. Crazy, unimagined levels of detail and "they are here" realism.
-Invicta was fantastic as always, puts my DAC to shame.
-GSX has a warmth to it I didn't expect but still very detailed.
-Unfortunately no chance to hear the Calyx Femto, will have to listen to this next year hopefully!
-Burson Soloist with TH900: Great imaging, spooky at times, lots of bass, bass rather warm too. Nice treble sparkle and 3D projection. Best results when using the built in amplifier.
-ZX1: great sound, I'm not familiar with portable gear but this blows my my old ipod to shreds.
-UM Mentor Nice mids and hights, rather forward presentation but great transient response and extension. Way too much bass rules it out for me.
-UM miracle universal demo, smooth, sweet, spacious but slightly diffuse and blurry. Apparently the universal is nothing like the custom. Better balanced than the Mentor, at least with the fit I had.