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CanJam SoCal 2015, March 28-29, 2015 - Page 28  

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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.

Okay doky, thank you. Bringing my own cans to compare will go a long way. As for source...hmm, well, I obviously can't bring a receiver or what have you, so sources will have to say home. I usually listen to vinyl and well produced/recorded CDs. Not going to bring my vinyl, but I can select a couple of decent CDs or ah yes, perhaps some vinyl I transferred to CD which worked out a little better than expected. (Not bringing my 1st gen Rush remasters though). 

post #407 of 1339
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Okay doky, thank you. Bringing my own cans to compare will go a long way. As for source...hmm, well, I obviously can't bring a receiver or what have you, so sources will have to say home. I usually listen to vinyl and well produced/recorded CDs. Not going to bring my vinyl, but I can select a couple of decent CDs or ah yes, perhaps some vinyl I transferred to CD which worked out a little better than expected. (Not bringing my 1st gen Rush remasters though). 

 

I plan on bringing my FLAC collection on a USB stick.  I figure at least some of the exhibitors will be using a computer as a source (rather than a DAP) and that is the easiest way to demo my own music...

post #408 of 1339
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I plan on bringing my FLAC collection on a USB stick.  I figure at least some of the exhibitors will be using a computer as a source (rather than a DAP) and that is the easiest way to demo my own music...

I always welcome people to play their own files at my booth, especially multi-channel audio or video/movie files! Generally we can accommodate USB sticks, hard drives, CD, DVD, or Blu-Ray to use with our computers.

post #409 of 1339
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I plan on bringing my FLAC collection on a USB stick.  I figure at least some of the exhibitors will be using a computer as a source (rather than a DAP) and that is the easiest way to demo my own music...

Yes, I think your right and I fear that. I don't like music files, too irritating to my ears (many CDs are as well, but there are some that are done well). I may be in some disadvantage with CDs, nothing I can do about it. I don't like music through a computer period, but on the other hand I don't have a purpose built music PC either, so I probably have not experienced potential of sorts. 


Edited by solitary man - 2/4/15 at 9:27am
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My standard approach is to bring 1) a few reference CD's, 2) a USB stick with CD rips and high res files of similar (if not the same) reference files, and 3) my DAP (Fiio X3) also loaded with the same reference files. That pretty much covers all bases. Also I'm sure that lots of people will have their systems linked up to Tidal, which will give you access to a pretty massive library. 

 

At RMAF/CanJam I only saw one or two manufacturers booths with turntables. The only one I can specifically recall was ALO Audio (feeding their StudioSix if I remember correctly). However, this CanJam is going to have spots for individual enthusiasts to set up their gear, and those areas might include some vinyl rigs. 

 

Have fun!

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My standard approach is to bring 1) a few reference CD's, 2) a USB stick with CD rips and high res files of similar (if not the same) reference files, and 3) my DAP (Fiio X3) also loaded with the same reference files. That pretty much covers all bases. Also I'm sure that lots of people will have their systems linked up to Tidal, which will give you access to a pretty massive library. 

 

At RMAF/CanJam I only saw one or two manufacturers booths with turntables. The only one I can specifically recall was ALO Audio (feeding their StudioSix if I remember correctly). However, this CanJam is going to have spots for individual enthusiasts to set up their gear, and those areas might include some vinyl rigs. 

 

Have fun!

Hmm, I do have a USB stick and I could rip some of my reference CDs to wav lossless or FLAC, I think you have an idea there, I didn't think of that. I'm not a fan of high res so no reason for me to worry about that. I'll leave the DAP (Fiio X3) to you since I don't have a clue as to what that is.:o  I truly am oldschool, I even have a 40+ year old system (with the exception of a Squeezebox), I use frequently. Hmm, never thought of Tidal. I want to try it, but after a nice long talk with top reps there we find that I am not set up for it gear-wise to get full benefit so it would be a waste for me at this time. I liked how they were honest about it, that's refreshing. That said though, I'd be keen to hear it on a rig set up for it. 

 

I think this is going to be kind of an interesting event, to me at least. I have to wait until the last minute to get my ticket though, just in case I won't be able to go, but no worries.

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Hmm, I do have a USB stick and I could rip some of my reference CDs to wav lossless or FLAC, I think you have an idea there, I didn't think of that. I'm not a fan of high res so no reason for me to worry about that. I'll leave the DAP (Fiio X3) to you since I don't have a clue as to what that is.:o  I truly am oldschool, I even have a 40+ year old system (with the exception of a Squeezebox), I use frequently. Hmm, never thought of Tidal. I want to try it, but after a nice long talk with top reps there we find that I am not set up for it gear-wise to get full benefit so it would be a waste for me at this time. I liked how they were honest about it, that's refreshing. That said though, I'd be keen to hear it on a rig set up for it. 

 

I think this is going to be kind of an interesting event, to me at least. I have to wait until the last minute to get my ticket though, just in case I won't be able to go, but no worries.

Sounds like a plan. And have you ever been to RMAF? It's a blend of hard-core & old-school 2-channel systems as well as a Head-Fi sponsored CanJam, but without the members being able to display their own systems. It's kind of cool to be able to try out a bunch of headphone stuff and then go listen to a bunch of amazing 2-channel stuff. Lots of fun. Cheers

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Sounds like a plan. And have you ever been to RMAF? It's a blend of hard-core & old-school 2-channel systems as well as a Head-Fi sponsored CanJam, but without the members being able to display their own systems. It's kind of cool to be able to try out a bunch of headphone stuff and then go listen to a bunch of amazing 2-channel stuff. Lots of fun. Cheers

No, I've never been to RMAF, but I've heard about it and always wanted to go. It's way far away from me though and I can't fly. I'll be happy if I can just try out some headphones that interest me at this event and maybe take a look at some amps. 

post #414 of 1339

Looks like I'll be arriving on Friday afternoon.

 

Please let me know of any group hugs on Friday night!

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I am too arriving at about 3:00pm on Friday to the hotel.

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Finally got around to booking the flights. I'm in on Thursday and out on Monday. I get in around 6 PM Thursday, anyone down for a group dinner or something?

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I'm in around 7 pm, so if you can wait I'm in for meal and a beverage.
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That said, Ethan and I see CanJam SoCal as a west coast event, and welcome the entire western seaboard, particularly our Bay Area brethren.  :smile:  It may be "SoCal" in name, but it's everywhere-west-of-the-rockies in spirit.

 

Unfortunately, attendance is the one thing we cannot control.  That is up to all of you fine gentlemen, and possibly one or more of the six women known to be on Head-Fi.  To anyone inclined to help, please feel free to jack my avatar, and put a link to this thread in your signature.  Stuff like that helps to get the word out, as it can be seen throughout all of your posts going back to the dawn of time.

 

I'm confused, are you guys throwing out the idea of CanJam also being known as the (Inter)National Head-Fi Meet? I don't understand why you wouldn't welcome Head-Fiers from all over the US, and even the world, unless there's going to be something like "CanJam East" in the future.

 

And why are you calling on Head-Fiers to use your avatar or add a link to this thread to their signature? This is CANJAM—as in, officially Head-Fi-sponsored. How come there isn't a full-on top-of-the-page banner on the site that's visible whether someone is logged in or not? There should be adverts up the wazoo on this site and there's only a small ad-box in the right sidebar. How come Jude & co haven't plastered more ads for the event on this here Web site, Head-Fi.org? And how come there aren't ads for this on other Web sites—like the audio publications that you guys work for? Audio360? Headphone.guru? InnerFidelity? Etc etc? No offense guys but sheesh, your marketing for this event so far isn't very good, when it could be way better and all the stops could be pulled out....

 

The event is less than 2 months out and it seems like the masses on Head-Fi don't even know about it. Seriously, CANJAM should be front-paged & centered on the main page every day, and there should be a top-of-the-page banner on every single forum page. ~325 registrants right now isn't bad but you guys could easily have double that figure, or more, with just a few more ads in strategic places....


Edited by Asr - 2/5/15 at 1:45pm
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Context is a wonderful thing. smily_headphones1.gif I was specifically addressing a post before mine that implied Bay Area (Northern Californian) Head-Fiers would have a hard time challenging the size of CanJam SoCal in terms of event organization. As such, I invited all Californian Head-Fiers to share in the fun and glory of being gracious hosts to our fellow Head-Fiers, who are travelling in from all over the world, including Japan and Oceania.

As for banners and ads, I'd like to note that Jude and Joe have continually front-paged this thread since we first announced it, as well as featured it in the sidebar. We'll also be running ads on Head-Fi for unregistered and logged-out users. However, I personally disagree with heavy ad bombardment towards registered or logged-in members... even if it is for a good cause near and dear to my heart like CanJam SoCal. And so, I ask those interested in doing such, to help spread the word... as I have for every event I've helped organize. I believe in the power and the strength of this community, to which I volunteer my time and service, to rally itself. And having us all share CanJam SoCal avatars and signatures helps to amplify the marketing, advertising and social media efforts that we are already engaged in. I realize that asking people to sacrifice some avatar and signature may preseny an undue burden and hardship, and so I only suggest it to those who are ready, willing and able to help. My apologies for the imposition to those who are not interested in doing so, and my gratitude to those who have sacrificed their avatars and signatures. smily_headphones1.gif

They're calling my flight now, I'll have to post the rest of my reply later. Back in a bit!


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post #420 of 1339
I liked the idea I read about recording the seminars in case they are full or missed. Glad to see chord will be there with Mr. Watt presenting. I am very interested in hearing that, I have some questions to help with my purchasing.

In an earlier post I also read it was smart to look at everything instead of just your targets and I will say that I have been victim to missing many things over the years because of limited focus at meets. It is a bad trap and I've paid for it by being late to the party several times including recently. Believe me it sucks, so try to experience everything you can.
Edited by dallan - 2/5/15 at 3:38pm
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