Boo. Well, it'll still be cool to meet you there, and we'll have something to look forward to for the next meet!! :)
AWESOME!! Glad you'll be able to make it, man!! Not sure who else is gonna be there at this point, but I'm sure it will be awesome however it ends up happening ;).
On picking the place: how about a set of general criteria, and we can narrow down as needed? I'm thinking casual atmosphere, reasonable price, not vegan (I feel it necessary to add this, because whenever we're eating in Nashville with my sister, she'll take us to a $%^& vegan restaurant if we don't specifically say we don't want to go to one-- I heart meat waaay too much), not a national chain, and I'd prefer it if they had a decent beer selection (especially dark beers... *licking lips creepily*).
The HE-6 is most definitely coming, and I've got a pretty solid rig to drive it I think: laptop > Hilo > Master 8 > F5 clone > HE-6. Finally got everything up and running with that setup, and I've been really, really impressed. I'm currently using the Audeze vegan pads (ironically enough, given the above conversation), and while I'm not sure I'm completely sold on them at this point, they sure are comfortable as all get-out.
I'm actually really interested in the Beyer stuff too... I've only heard 3 of their cans (770, 880, and my T5p), but I've liked what I've heard (particularly with the 880 and T5p), and I've always liked the way the T1 has been described in reviews and whatnot. After talking with Ben last night, it sounds like that T51p is the real deal, and I'm pretty stoked to get to listen to it too!
I've also got a handful of portable amps and DACs that I thought about bringing (Leckerton UHA-6S Mk.II, iBasso D-Zero, iBasso DX50, Meier Audio PCSTEP, JDS Labs O2). Any interest in hearing those?
Also, I just realized nobody else is down to bring the LCD-2, so I guess I'll bring that one along too. (I need to buy a bus for all this stuff... :P)