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Atomic Floyd added to exhibitor list!

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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post


Okay, since this has come up a few times, I might as well address it now.

As we have planned it all along, we are dedicating a decent portion of space to the member showcase.  But even from the very start, we knew that there would be no way we could accommodate everyone.  It's just not possible.  The strength of the Head-Fi community overall, combined with the dedication of West Coast Head-Fiers in particular, is enough to book out an entire hotel with no exhibitors at all.  In fact, we have already blown way past budget to secure more space, on two successive occasions, so that we could fit additional exhibitors without having to eat into free member space.

Anyway, because we knew that we could not accommodate everyone, we made the decision to have a curated Member Showcase showing some of the best, rarest, craziest, and best sounding rigs on the planet.  An example of something like this would be @gilency
's rig that I heard a couple of years back... or the wonderful work of Mr. Frank Cooter.

No offense to anyone that has the following rig, but it can't just be someone with an O2 and an M50.  FWIW, I myself have an O2 and an M50, so I'm definitely not bagging on anyone.  I'm just saying, it needs to be something remarkable to show to the world, and not necessarily something that is common enough to have been heard by many Head-Fiers already (or otherwise at the show via an exhibitor).

To that end, I have taken the liberty of making a list of members who have some very special rigs, and will be contacting them very soon to finalize arrangements.  Based on their availability, we'll be releasing unclaimed space after they are sorted out.

This was the same set up as the Can Jam at RMAF? Or was that all exhibitors there?
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I'm very happy to report that Rob Watts, the designer of the Chord Hugo and a regular contributor here on Head-Fi threads, will be holding two seminars (one each on Saturday and Sunday) at CanJam SoCal 2015! We'll be posting more information on additional seminars over the CanJam weekend soon!
post #394 of 1339
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

 

Okay, since this has come up a few times, I might as well address it now.

 

As we have planned it all along, we are dedicating a decent portion of space to the member showcase.  But even from the very start, we knew that there would be no way we could accommodate everyone.  It's just not possible.  The strength of the Head-Fi community overall, combined with the dedication of West Coast Head-Fiers in particular, is enough to book out an entire hotel with no exhibitors at all.  In fact, we have already blown way past budget to secure more space, on two successive occasions, so that we could fit additional exhibitors without having to eat into free member space.

 

Anyway, because we knew that we could not accommodate everyone, we made the decision to have a curated Member Showcase showing some of the best, rarest, craziest, and best sounding rigs on the planet.  An example of something like this would be @gilency's rig that I heard a couple of years back... or the wonderful work of Mr. Frank Cooter.

 

No offense to anyone that has the following rig, but it can't just be someone with an O2 and an M50.  FWIW, I myself have an O2 and an M50, so I'm definitely not bagging on anyone.  I'm just saying, it needs to be something remarkable to show to the world, and not necessarily something that is common enough to have been heard by many Head-Fiers already (or otherwise at the show via an exhibitor).

 

To that end, I have taken the liberty of making a list of members who have some very special rigs, and will be contacting them very soon to finalize arrangements.  Based on their availability, we'll be releasing unclaimed space after they are sorted out.

 

Sounds like we'll see some crazy rigs there. Looking forward to it. :D

 

Hopefully I will finally get to hear the R10, as I'm dying to hear how much better it is compared to my modded Z7.

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Is anyone bringing a Geek Out Signature Edition? I can bring mine but if anyone else has it then there's no need. I may just leave it with a friend's computer to save space and such.

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I have a comment and two more questions

 

First I just want to mention - for those of you who are only interested in a select number of vendors, I would strongly encourage you to try something new and think outside the box. It's a big and evolving world of music and audio products alike, and just sticking to what you know will greatly limit the potential for what you can experience and learn from. Like if I were to have gone to a head-fi meeting back in '07 with only the intention of trying Denon and Etymotic then I would have missed the chance at Hifiman, AKG, Soundmagic, Beoplay and some brand new names that just came out yesterday which could completely knock the socks of off what I already knew!

 

Thanks :happy_face1:

Very valid point. For me personally though I am not interested in cables and trinkets and the like or uber gear. I am very open to other brands of headphones outside of my Sennheiser comfort zone though.

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Had this question hit me: I use a pair of Sennheiser HD518s right now. Good phones, but I think it's time to consider jumping up a bit. Would it be ok or advisable to bring my own phones along for comparison to other cans? If it is ok, do I need to do anything special like a special registration or what have you to prevent being accused of them not being my own cans or something?

I had this idea because I need to make sure that a jump would be worth it for me as I do not use headphones like most...or make that, everyone else here. (I'm good for 20 minutes per sitting and about 4 times per year as it stands).

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Originally Posted by solitary man View Post
 

Had this question hit me: I use a pair of Sennheiser HD518s right now. Good phones, but I think it's time to consider jumping up a bit. Would it be ok or advisable to bring my own phones along for comparison to other cans? If it is ok, do I need to do anything special like a special registration or what have you to prevent being accused of them not being my own cans or something?

I had this idea because I need to make sure that a jump would be worth it for me as I do not use headphones like most...or make that, everyone else here. (I'm good for 20 minutes per sitting and about 4 times per year as it stands).


Should be no problem bringing your own, as a matter of fact it is a very good idea to bring your own phones and music/source.

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Subbed!:popcorn:

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Subbed!:popcorn:

 

Hope to see you again at CanJam!  I still remember how awesome your headphone stands looked at the mini meet not too long ago.  You should bring some for sale - I'm sure they will sell like hotcakes!  Oh yeah, and love your current Felicia avatar as I love anything related to Street Fighter (Darkstalkers, SNK, Marvel, etcetera).

 

Your awesome headphone stands:

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Hello I have a good idea: Would you guys be able to arrange a recorded copy of the seminars from Can Jam? Personally I would prefer an audio recording so I can listen to it on the go. Complementary copies would be nice (like an MP3 download of the seminar), or if you're not down with that at least you can sell CD's of it for a (reasonable) price.

Personally I know I won't be able to get around the the seminars, probably not having enough time to compare the headphones & amps present. Thanks for considering this suggestion.
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Hope to see you again at CanJam!  I still remember how awesome your headphone stands looked at the mini meet not too long ago.  You should bring some for sale - I'm sure they will sell like hotcakes!  Oh yeah, and love your current Felicia avatar as I love anything related to Street Fighter (Darkstalkers, SNK, Marvel, etcetera).

 

Your awesome headphone stands:

 

Thanks for the complements, Moe!

 

For now, my stands will only be available at shows and meets.

 

I'll be sharing a table with Darin of Darin Fong Audio at the SoCal CanJam, so I'll see you there!

 

I'm also planning on going to the Feb. 21st LA mini-meet at Mike's place in Winnetka, CA where I first met you.  You should come by and hang out!

 

Here's the link: http://www.head-fi.org/t/751579/february-21-los-angeles-san-fernando-valley-mini-meet


Edited by XERO1 - 2/4/15 at 12:07am
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Thanks for the complements, Moe!

 

For now, my stands will only be available at shows and meets.

 

I'll be sharing a table with Darin of Darin Fong Audio at the SoCal CanJam, so I'll see you there!

 

I'm also planning on going to the Feb. 21st LA mini-meet at Mike's place in Winnetka, CA where I first met you.  You should come by and hang out!

 

Here's the link: http://www.head-fi.org/t/751579/february-21-los-angeles-san-fernando-valley-mini-meet

 

No worries, your meticulously created stands "stand" alone and speak for themselves! :cool:

 

I'll definitely see you then if you'll be sharing a table with Darin!  Hopefully I can 'win' his Out of Head Software this year if it's able to be 'won' this year.  

 

I was invited to attend Mike's mini-meet in Winnetka, CA, however his mini meet is on the same day as CIF (high school wrestling championships, held at Santa Maria High School, in Santa Maria, CA), as I will be coaching there.  If my wrestlers don't make it to the second day (hopefully they will), I very well may be able to make the mini-meet.  We'll see how everything goes!


Edited by moedawg140 - 2/4/15 at 12:34am
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To keep people from waiting in line too long, we've opted for a wicked cool badge printing system this time.  All you'll have to do is scan your Eventbrite QR or bar code, and your badge will print out in about four seconds.  In fact, it's faster to live print a badge than it is to search for a pre-printed badge.  So not only can we not print both sides, but Eventbrite doesn't even support the use of alternate IDs, like Head-Fi handles.  So we can't print Head-Fi handles at all.  :(

Well so what if I register at the door and use my head-fi handle when I sign in ? :D

Warren will make you give the Head-Fi gang sign!  :D

 

Is that where I hold my hands over my ears and start singing What Is Love?

 

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To make sure you show up, Ima need your firstborn as a deposit, so you can bet I'll want your name as well!  :D  For those not in on the joke, UmustBKidn has enthusiastically signed up for every meet we've ever done, but never shown up once.  He is effectively our "unicorn" attendee.

 

 

In my defense, for the last year or so that I've been signing up for these meets, my boss has had this nasty habit of making me work on demand. As if I have nothing else to do with my spare time. I'm honestly quite sick of it. The guy has no life, and he expects his workers to have no life either. He worked himself so hard once that his doctor ordered him to take a week off. Of course, he made sure we were all still working while he was gone.

 

I even own a T-shirt for a meet I never attended. I have lost 70-some pounds since I ordered that shirt. I may actually fit into it now. :eek:

 

Fortunately, that is all about to change. The end of this week marks the end of my tenure on that particular project, Thank God™. As of next week, I'm working on something totally different, for a totally different boss, who seems much more normal than the other guy. So I am hoping there are no surprises ahead.

 

My first born may choose to come with me. She's the adventurous type too. But I don't think you'll want her depositing anything... remember, she's my offspring :wink_face:

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