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Hi Everyone,

 

The response to the Official Metro Detroit Head-Fi Meet and Get-Together has been great! I’m happy to say that I’m able to post he first preliminary attendant last as well as anticipated gear list here.

 

IMPORTANT: While there is some world-class headphones, amps and DACS coming, it is imperitive to provide a source as well as power strips for your gear. Remember, your headphones without a source is just a really expensive paperweight!

 

Date and Time:

 

September 20, 2014

11AM - 4PM

 

Cost:

 

Free

 

Location:

 

Great Lakes Pump & Supply Company

Conference Room

1063 Naughton Drive
Troy, MI 48083

 

When you arrive, there is a parking lot between two buildings. We will be in the conference room in the West building. Just arrive at the front door where you will receive your lanyard.

 

Map:

 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Great+Lakes+Pump+%26+Supply+Co/@42.558633,-83.12696,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xb08488395ce24293

 

Facility Details:

 

Thanks to Audio Guy for providing the space for the meet. Public WiFi will be available for the day. We need to make sure that we treat the facility as well as everyone’s equipment as if it were our own.

 

THERE IS NO SOURCE BEING PROVIDED BY THE FACILITY. You will need to provide a source for your gear in order for it to be heard. You will also need to provide an electrical strip as well for your gear.

 

You will be required to wear your name badge lanyard the entire day. NO ONE will be allowed into the room without this credential. Each individual will also be provided a name tent to place next to their set-up as well.

 

Contact:

 

Brian Zilo (zabzaf)

586-344-6412

 

T-Shirts Available:

 

Thanks to warrenpchi for the idea to do a t-shirt to remember the occasion. I have setup a store on Spreadshirt where the t-shirt I designed for the meet can be individually purchased. Be the envy of all your friends (maybe not). Shirts are only $15.40 plus $4.50 shipping. Here's the link: 

 

http://detroitheadfi.spreadshirt.com/customize/noCache/1

 

Attendants:

 

We’ll add to this list if anyone else says they are coming:

 

Audio Guy
blitzxgene
cCasper TFG
dbear44
Deebrewski
headsounds
Heyzx
hikaritenchi
JEspina456
kayandjohn
krikor
mastershake2393
paruchuribros
rawdawg3234
timkwhite
TOPnut
zabzaf

 

Headphones

 

1964 Ears V-6
AKG 240 Sextet
AKG K702 - Balanced Mod with Handmade Cable
Audeze LCD-2
Audeze LCD-2 Rev. 2.1
Audeze LCD-3 with Norse Cables
Audio Technica ATH-M50
Beyerdynamic DT 880
Beyerdynamic DT 990 250 ohm
Beyerdynamic DT 990 600 ohm
Beyerdynamic DT770 w/Turbulent X Drivers
Beyerdynamic DT880 600 ohm
Beyerdynamic T1
Brainwavz HM5
Denon AHD2000
Denon D1001K
Grado PS 500
Grado RS1i
Grado SR125
Grado SR225
Grado SR325
Grado SR60
HifiMan HE 400
JVC HA-SZ2000
Koss Porta Pro
Sennheiser MX 365
Sennheiser HD 558
Sennheiser HD 650
Sennheiser HD 800 with Stephan Audio Art Endorphin
Sennheiser IE 800
Shure SE215
Shure SE535
Shure SE846
Sony MDR-1R
Takstar Hi-2050 with various mods
Ultrasone Edition 10's w/ whiplash
V-Moda Fader
Westone W4r

 

Amps

 

ASUS STX card and amp
Decware CSP2
Decware Taboo
Eddie Current ZDSE
Eddie Current ZDT
Fiio E09K
Fiio E12
Fiio E17
JDS Labs CCMOYBB Altoids headphone amp
Schiit Asgard 2
Schiit Magni
Schiit Mjolnir
Sony PHA-1
Woo Audio WA6SE
Wyred4Sound mPre

 

DACS

 

AlgoRhythem Solo -dB
Bricasti M-1 DAC with Transparent XL Reference Digital Cabling
Direct Stream DAC
Dragonfly
Fiio E17
HRT MusicStreamer II
Nuforce udac2
Schiit Bifrost Uber USB
Schiit Modi
Schiit Opti Modi
Stella DA100


Sources

 

AMR CD-77
Amarra
Amarra HiFi
Fiio X3
iPhone 5s
iPod
JRiver R19
MAC
PC
Reimyo CD-777
Squeezebox Touch
Wadia 171I

 

Connects and Interconnects

 

SAA (umbilical)
Silversmith Palladiums SE
TG Audio
Harmonix Studio

 

After Party:

 

For those interested, we are going to go out for dinner after the meet. We plan on going to:

 

Ashoka Indian Cuisine

3642 Rochester Rd

Troy, MI 48083

 

Other Event Notes:

 

There will not be any amplification or sources available as part of the facility. Therefore, it is encouraged that you bring amplification and sources if you have them to maximize the experience for everyone. Audio Guy will attempt to make available a public wi-fi connection for attendants.

 

The preliminary rules are:




 

1. I'll contact the pre-registered attendees to get the Name, Address, Email, Contact number the week before the Meet, and will respond with the venue details.

 

2. At the meet, you would be required to provide a valid photo id when registering at the registration table. Your valid photo id will be cross checked with the details provided prior to the meet.

 

3. You should bring an extension cord or power strip if you can (along with other cables necessary for your setup)

. Don't forget to bring your source as well as amplification.

 

4. Please be careful and respect other members properties, ask before you pull a phone out of a plug – some amps if they are not powered down before inserting or pulling out a jack have the potential to blow. Again be very careful.



 

5. Be on the watch out for power cords and headphone cable on the floor and tables, you can easily knock over equipment, or hurt yourself – if this is your first meet be weary the floor will be littered with cable.

 

6. Please restrict consumption of food or drinks to the designated place ONLY and place all trash in the plastic bags provided. PLEASE also wash your hands if it is dirty before touching anything.

 

7. No wet hair, or put anything in their hair at all (e.g. wax, gel, mousse etc) (Will be refused entry). Strong aftershave or deodorants are also not good. Also, clean in and around your ears. Nobody wants their cans covered with earwax.



 

8. No need to panic or spoil the mood (it's unlikely I'll run off with your $10k amp) - but leaving keys, wallets or expensive IEMs unattended might not be a good idea



 

9. You must wear the name tag at all times.


 

Finally:

 

Space is becoming limited so if you have interest and have not yet PM’ed me, do so soon.

 

Look forward to seeing everyone there!


Edited by zabzaf - 9/19/14 at 3:36pm
post #2 of 131
Honestly this has been going on for so long that I think it's a better idea to make it a small house party, get people on an invite list that can actually bring gear, and schedule it. Whoever can make it, will. Whoever can't can't. Put a cutoff date on the poll at least.
post #3 of 131
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Originally Posted by shrimants View Post

Honestly this has been going on for so long that I think it's a better idea to make it a small house party, get people on an invite list that can actually bring gear, and schedule it. Whoever can make it, will. Whoever can't can't. Put a cutoff date on the poll at least.

Thanks for the input. Frankly, I was planning on making it a small event, probably at my house. If, for some reason, it looks like we can get a sizable turnout, then look at an outside venue. I have a feeling it will be small but I suppose you never know.

 

The poll has a two week cut off, Mar. 29.

post #4 of 131

June 15th is fathers day...that's going to mean a lot of us can't be there.

post #5 of 131
So bring your father's or don't show up. This is exactly what I was talking about. You cant please everyone, just set a date and see who shows up.
post #6 of 131

With due respect, holding a head-fi meet on father's day ENSURES that a fair number of people simply won't show up.  Now if you're OK with that, more power to you...but it strikes me as a bad idea.  

 

Then again, why not wait and schedule it on Christmas Day, or Thanksgiving?  I mean, you can't please everyone...just set a date and see who shows up.

 

I can tell you right now that I won't be able to make it, and I'd bring a lot of gear in tow.  I can pretty much guarantee that some other local fathers who might otherwise consider showing up with a WHOLE lot more gear than me in tow (HINT HINT) won't be able to make it.

 

It's a bad date....I'd change it to something else were I you.

post #7 of 131
Theres a monthly meetup for SMAC (southeast michigan audio club). their home boards are audiokarma, if you're interested.

They simply have 1 volunteer set a date for the month and they have the meet at his place. at that point, everyone can either bring their own equipment or enjoy just what he has. its a basic barbeque setup, though they let people know what kind of equipment they'll be listening to and what songs they'll demo on the equipment. Generally its just like 2-3 sets of speakers.

I figure this is how this meetup should go. set the location at your house, set a date by yourself, let people know what equipment you have. Then, whoever wants to can bring their own. This is a headphone oriented forum, after all, so its not like there will be space constraints.

I have BW685 speakers and a klipsch rw12d subwoofer, powered from a marantz SR6007 receiver. I also have HD650's, an O2 and a magni/modi stack. Depending on what other people have, i can bring this stuff.

In any case, thats the entire reason theres a poll. Cast your vote and we'll see what happens. I know theres a high chance i wont even be living in michigan in july.
Edited by shrimants - 3/15/14 at 7:46pm
post #8 of 131

For a location, we can meet in our company conference room. It can handle 20 people. It is in an industrial park in Troy near Rochester Rd and I-75. Parking is not a problem. However, I would not want to do anything sooner than mid May. Whatever equipment is required, we'd need to bring in.

 

I can bring in Decware Taboo and CSP2, Audeze LCD2 Rev 2.1, Beyerdynamic T1, AKG Q701, DT990-250, HD600, HD555, etc.

 

I am a SMAC member.. they are fortunate to have a coordinator and he solicits volunteers to host. The host sets the date. It is a good model.

 

Regarding Fathers' day, I agree, it is a bad day. Saturday meets are usually best for most...


Edited by Audio Guy - 3/16/14 at 6:08pm
post #9 of 131
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Originally Posted by elrod-tom View Post
 

With due respect, holding a head-fi meet on father's day ENSURES that a fair number of people simply won't show up.  Now if you're OK with that, more power to you...but it strikes me as a bad idea.  

 

Agree. Apparently, my calendar is not Hallmark-compliant. I'm a father so I should know better...

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Audio Guy View Post
 

For a location, we can meet in our company conference room. It can handle 20 people. It is in an industrial park in Troy near Rochester Rd and I-75. Parking is not a problem. However, I would not want to do anything sooner than mid May. Whatever equipment is required, we'd need to bring in.

 

I can bring in Decware Taboo and CSP2, Audeze LCD2 Rev 2.1, Beyerdynamic T1, AKG Q701, DT990-250, HD600, HD555, etc.

 

I am a SMAC member.. they are fortunate to have a coordinator and he solicits volunteers to host. The host sets the date. It is a good model.

 

Regarding Fathers' day, I agree, it is a bad day. Saturday meets are usually best for most...

 

That would be great. Thanks for volunteering your site. That seemed to be the biggest hurdle in planning a get-together. It appears that the August 17 date is shaping up to be the one. I say we make it official and get it scheduled for August.

 

I can bring HD650s, HE-500s, Asgard 2 and Bifrost Uber and have no issue coordinating the event.

 

Audio Guy, I'll PM you later this week about the specifics of the site.

 

Should be great!

post #10 of 131

I'd be interested in showing up, but that August date doesn't work for me. It's GenCon weekend. (I have too many hobbies, all of them expensive.)

post #11 of 131
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Originally Posted by Kent Nova View Post
 

I'd be interested in showing up, but that August date doesn't work for me. It's GenCon weekend. (I have too many hobbies, all of them expensive.)

Sorry to hear that. Hopefully you can make it next time. The more the better.

 

Question for the group...should I start a new official thread for the event or should I amend this one now that we have a date? I just want to do the right thing.

 

Thanks!

post #12 of 131

I want to attend this. Can you make the first post into a roll call? I was going to attend a meet a year or so ago and in the first post they had what gear was going to be there and who was bringing it.

 

If I attend I will be bring my:

 

  • AKG Q701
  • Denon D2000-modded
  • Beyerdynamic DT770 Premium 600 ohm
  • Fiio E12
  • ...?
post #13 of 131
im moving to san ramon so no more meetup for me. maybe out there instead.
post #14 of 131
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

I want to attend this. Can you make the first post into a roll call? I was going to attend a meet a year or so ago and in the first post they had what gear was going to be there and who was bringing it.

If I attend I will be bring my:
  • AKG Q701
  • Denon D2000-modded
  • Beyerdynamic DT770 Premium 600 ohm
  • Fiio E12
  • ...?

We had a pretty firm date and location but because of a conflict, we are working on a Saturday in September. The location will be in the Troy/Rochester area. I'll post once we finalize the date.
post #15 of 131

Just remembered about this lol

Unless anything bad happens, I'll be able to make it.

I've got my vmoda lp2s and beyerdynamic dt880 pro 250ohms I can bring.

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