And of course pictures...................http://www.head-fi.org/g/a/871235/2014-charlotte-meet-at-cornelius-days-inn-4-19-14/
Edited by fatcat28037 - 4/20/14 at 7:49am
At one point I counted about 45 in attendance which included head-fiers and their guests.
All in all it was a great meet and kudos to the organizers Josh and Alex. Also, a special thank you to the vendors mentioned above for their effort in joining us.
I wonder when the next one will be.
Thank you Alex and Josh for putting this together, and thank you to everyone who shared their gear. I'm glad I finally got a chance to listen to a great variety of headphones which really helped me decide my flavor of sound. I was also excited of all the positive comments my Lyr/ Bifrost received and I was even more excited to try so many great headphones on it! We enjoyed our time, looking forward to the next one!
This was my first meet and I had an excellent time. Thanks for showing us all the nice gear and awesome equipment guys! Unfortunately I left early because one of my friends from SC wanted to do lunch ASAP . Also, you guys have great taste in music!
What a great meet. Special thanks to Alex & Josh for all the time and effort spent in setting up and organizing it. Got lots of chances to listen to gear that I've been reading about but hadn't actually heard. I found that the various electrostats I listened to weren't really my cup of tea but I was surprised how much I liked the Alpha Dogs, especially considering their price. One thing that became clear as I auditioned different rigs is that my WA22/HD800 setup, while having clear and deep bass, is a little lightweight in the lower regions. I bought the WA22 after listening to Alex's at last years meet and wasn't really seriously considering getting something else buuuuutt..... Justin from HeadAmp brought along the GS-X MK2, an amp which keeps getting mentioned on Head-Fi as a good match for my HD800's. It seemed to provide a little fuller bass than my WA22 but in general, I found that in switching back and forth between my amp and the GS-X I didn't hear any really compelling reason to buy one. Before anyone jumps down my throat, I realize that with show conditions, background noise and a limited time to listen I didn't really get the full measure of the GS-X. But then I tried the Audyssey LCD-3's with the GS-X. Show conditions or not, all I can say about that combo is Wow, just Wow. I'm not going to get rid of my Woo, my speaker setup is all Audio Research as I'm a tube guy at heart, but the GS-X/LCD-3's will be with me at next years meet. Thanks again to everyone involved.
What a great meet! It was great to catch-up with some old buddies and meet some new ones. Look forward to the next one!
Many of these pics are repeats, but I think that is ok. Thank you so much for putting this meet together, and it was great to see such good attendance with such a good variety of gear. I enjoyed the time discussing various aspects of audio with several guys, but I didn't get to hear as much as I would have wanted....just didn't manage the time as well as I would have liked to.
I certainly liked the AKG K812's......if I were in the market for headphones, this would be a pair that I would need to spend some time with.
I loved the pairing of the Fostex with the Danny's Moth - fabulous! Unfortunately, I didn't know anything about the Cavalli until Mark mentioned it, and I have been kicking myself for not listening to that amp. I'm not sure what opportunity I will have to listen to the Liquid Glass......may have to do some searching based on Sonido's and LNCPapa's feedback. I also liked the Fostex and the AKG's on the Mark's WA7 Fireflies - of course, his great music added to that experience.
It was great seeing a couple of the folks that were at the Winston meet from last year, and it was a treat to meet Marty as well. Awesome time - ready for the next one!
The GE 6GU7 was the tube that had the heftier bass impact, and the CBS Hytron 12SN7GT was the one with the greater detail and soundstage.
Oban was the Scotch...