2015 Denver CO summer meet 6/27
May 2, 2015 at 8:04 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 132

Asr

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Apr 12, 2004
Posts
8,216
Likes
779
6/27 update; see impressions thread here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/772826/6-27-15-denver-co-meet-impressions
 
By behind-the-scenes popular interest, the Colorado summer meets return to the Mile High City for 2015! Would like to encourage all local Head-Fiers to attend, plus those afar that would like to!
 
If you can attend, just leave a post in this thread to sign up, and list any gear that you can bring! The more gear the better! Please also mention how many +1s if applicable (whether significant others or friends), as I'd like to get an accurate headcount, thanks!
 
Also please join this group I created for the local CO Head-Fiers, will make it easier to contact everyone for future meets! http://www.head-fi.org/groups/show/39/colorado-head-fiers-group
 
Location: Denver Public Library, Sam Gary Branch
- Library Web site: https://www.denverlibrary.org/sam-gary-branch-library
- Address: 2961 Roslyn St, Denver 80238
- Note: This location is just down the street from the Doubletree hotel that was used for a few CO meets in the past. The meeting room is also smack in front of the entrance doors, can't miss it!
- The library has free wi-fi too, and it's fast—I clocked it at over 10 Mbps!
 
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Time: 10 AM - 4:30 PM (room must be cleared by 4:45 PM)
Cost (optional): $2-$5 cash per attending Head-Fier is requested to help cover the cost of the room (which is $70) but is not required to attend; will stop taking cash at the meet once I get $70 to prevent an overage
 
Power: I will have some power strips and extension cords on hand to help with distribution around the room, but please bring enough power equipment for your own system.
 
Lunch/Food: No food inside the meeting room, please (water bottles or similar are ok though—and please keep all liquids sufficiently far from all equipment, including your own!). The library does have a small foyer outside the meeting room that has some tables which can be used for eating. Restaurants within walking distance of the library (less than a 5-minute walk) include: Chipotle, Noodles & Company, Etai's, and an Anthony's Pizza & Pasta, plus a Cold Stone which will be nice in June. There's also a Smashburger, Panera, and Subway also very close by (technically walking distance but I'd imagine most people would drive).
 
Misc: It can be surprisingly helpful at meets to have a camera (or camera-equipped device) on hand, as you never know when you might want to take a photo of something. Plus it always helps when other Head-Fiers have photos to post in the impressions thread that will be created after the meet.
 
Members of the Trade:
  1. Garage1217 has agreed to send out demo units of the Project Ember and Solstice
  2. ZMF Headphones is sending out a Blackwood via hans030390
 
Attendees:
  • Allanmarcus
  • arteom
  • AudioCats
  • bixby
  • Demo3 (+1)
  • Effusion
  • freddie40
  • Fredo17
  • Greystaff
  • hans030390 (+2)
  • Hardwired
  • Jackson99
  • jexby
  • john57
  • mandrake50
  • mikesale
  • Misterrogers
  • nepherte
  • OrganMonster
  • Pollux113
  • redcoates7
  • Rynsin
  • shiverless
  • sq3rjick
  • Tedman
  • TheLeggo
  • ujiko
 
Equipment:
Here's what I plan to bring as part of my own system:
- Headphones: Audio-Technica AD2000, MSR7, and R70x; Yamaha MT220
- Amps: HeadAmp Gilmore Lite, Garage1217 Project Polaris
- Sources: Schiit Modi 2 Uber, NAD DVD player
 
See post #4 below for a list of the equipment that everyone else is bringing.
 
May 2, 2015 at 10:02 PM Post #2 of 132

Hardwired

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Apr 11, 2007
Posts
563
Likes
73
Location
Beavercreek, OH
I'll be there. The last meet I went to was in Dayton in 2010, so I think it's about time for another one. :)
The list below is assuming my gear remains the same between then and now
atsmile.gif
 so if it changes I'll edit this message.
 
Sounds like fun, and hope to meet some great folks there!
 
Equipment:
- Headphones: HiFiMAN HE-560, MrSpeakers Alpha Prime, MrSpeakers Ethers (if they come in before then)
- Amps: Schiit Magni 2 Uber, Asgard 2, Lyr 2 w/ NOS Telefunken tubes
- Sources: Schiit Bifrost Uber, iBasso DX90, probably a laptop
 
May 2, 2015 at 10:23 PM Post #3 of 132

ujiko

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Aug 7, 2005
Posts
216
Likes
29
I'll be there. I have a problem in that my source is my desktop iMac which I don't really want to shlep in. But I will bring everything else and hope someone has a source I can use.
 
EQUIPMENT:
- headphones: Senn HD800 with Entrec cable, FAD Pandora Hope VI
- Amp: ALO Studio 6
- DAC: Luxman DA-06
- Cables/Conditiioners: Walker Velocitor S, Z-Cables Cyclone Reference, Shunyata, Omega Mikro, Nordost
-Source: Can't bring my iMac, Maybe someone can lend a laptop they're not using that's loaded with music.
 
May 2, 2015 at 10:55 PM Post #4 of 132

Allanmarcus

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jan 15, 2014
Posts
4,617
Likes
1,756
Location
New Mexico
If you want to see and/or edit the Google Sheet, please feel free to. I'm trying to keep the list and this post up to date.
See you Friday!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14WtCxJRDZ05XYA6CYVmsY4t7jEJjOMu9TFZsTdIRyow/edit?usp=sharing
 
 
MemberTypeHeadphones
AllanMarcusAmpsCrack Amp
AllanMarcusAmpsNAD D3020
AllanMarcusAmpsFiiO E12
AllanMarcusHeadphonesSennheiser PX 100-II
AllanMarcusHeadphonesGrado SR225i
AllanMarcusHeadphonesBeyerdynamic DT990-pro-250
AllanMarcusHeadphonesBeyerdynamic DT770-pro-250
AllanMarcusHeadphonesShure SHR1540
AllanMarcusHeadphonesSony MDR-V6 (c.1992 :)
AllanMarcusSourcesPeachTree DAC-IT
arteomAmpsEHHA
arteomHeadphonesHD-800 w/ Toxic Cables Silve Poison
arteomHeadphonesAlessandro MS-Pro
arteomSourcesFiio X5
arteomSourcestwisted pear opus dac
AudioCatsAmpsStax SRM-xh (upgraded with blackgates power caps)
AudioCatsAmpsStax SRM-212
AudioCatsAmpsStax SRM-1 with teflon output caps
AudioCatsAmpsStax SRM-1/mK2 with power caps upgraded to paper/oil motor caps
AudioCatsAmpsWOO audio WEE
AudioCatsAmpsTransformer box with Lundahl transformers
AudioCatsAmpsHCC86 hybrid, standard version
AudioCatsAmpsMillet MiniMax
AudioCatsHeadphonesStax sr-003 (baby stax)
AudioCatsHeadphonesStax sr-303
AudioCatsHeadphonesKoss ESP950
AudioCatsHeadphonesHeAudio Jade
AudioCatsHeadphonesBeyer DT990 600 ohms (1st generation, plastic headband), with silver/copper cable
AudioCatsHeadphonesAKG K240M 600 ohms
AudioCatsHeadphonesYuin PK1
AudioCatsHeadphonesFostex T20v1
AudioCatsHeadphonesFostex T50rp slightly modded
AudioCatsSourcesFiio X3 DAP
AudioCatsSourcesSony X555ES CDP heavily modded
bixbyAmpsLake People G109 S
bixbyHeadphonesMr. Speakers Mad Dogs
bixbySourcesDeadbeef player on Lubuntu Linux Laptop
bixbySourcesHRT Music Streamer II+
bixbySourcesmaybe Matrix X-sabre dac
Demo3AmpsFiiO E12
Demo3AmpsALO Audio Rx Mk3 B+
Demo3HeadphonesSennheiser HD 650
Demo3SourcesFiiO X5
EffusionAmpsDarkvoice 336se
EffusionAmpsElekit TU-8200DX
EffusionAmpsHartung Classic OTL
EffusionAmpsQINPU A-6000 MKII (maybe)
EffusionHeadphonesSennheiser HD650
EffusionSourcesUltra Fi DAC41
EffusionSourcesMHDT Paradisea 3 DAC
EffusionSourcesMHDT Havana DAC
hans030390AmpsSchiit Valhalla 2 w/ NOS, Vintage Telefunken tubes
hans030390AmpsLeckerton UHA-6S MkII w/ Sparkos Labs Discrete Opamps
hans030390AmpsSinglePower MPX3 w/ Vintage Sylvania tubes (mostly chrome top)
hans030390HeadphonesHD650
hans030390Headphonesself-modded PM-2
hans030390HeadphonesMaybe: Mad Dog 3.2, Sony MDR-1R, loaner or two from ZMF Headphones, Audio Zenith PMx2
hans030390SourcesAudial Model S
hans030390SourcesTheta Gen Va (maybe)
HardwiredAmpsSchiit Magni 2 Uber
HardwiredAmpsAsgard 2
HardwiredHeadphonesHiFiMAN HE-560
HardwiredHeadphonesMrSpeakers Alpha Prime
HardwiredHeadphonesMrSpeakers Ethers
HardwiredSourcesSchiit Bifrost Uber
HardwiredSourcesiBasso DX90
jexbyAmpsVarious iFi items
jexbyAmpsLyr 2
jexbyHeadphonesHE-560 or HE-400i
jexbySourcesGungnir
john57AmpsSchitt Lyr
john57HeadphonesVarious Beyerdynamics
john57HeadphonesVarious Sennheosers
mandrake50AmpsGarage123 Polaris
mandrake50AmpsSunrise III
mandrake50HeadphonesHE 560s
mandrake50Headphoneslightly modded HE-400s
mandrake50HeadphonesAKG K7xx and 553
mandrake50HeadphonesHP50
mandrake50HeadphonesHD650
mandrake50SourcesAudio GD NFB11
mandrake50SourcesTeac UD301
mikesaleAmpsAsgard 2
mikesaleAmpsVali
mikesaleHeadphonesHD 598
mikesaleHeadphonesHD 650
mikesaleHeadphonesRHA MA750i (bring your own tips)
mikesaleSourcesSchiit Modi Uber
mikesaleSourcesSchiit Modi USB
mikesaleSourcesFiio X5
MisterrogersAmpsRagnarock
MisterrogersAmpsEC Super 7 Modded
MisterrogersAmpsSonett Modded
MisterrogersAmpsValhalla 2
MisterrogersHeadphonesHD800
MisterrogersHeadphonesHE-1000
MisterrogersHeadphonesHE-560
MisterrogersHeadphonesHE-6
MisterrogersHeadphonesHE-5
MisterrogersHeadphonesT90
MisterrogersSourcesYggy
MisterrogersSourcesALS Audio ESS9018 'Blackbird' DAC
MisterrogersSourcesPrototype dual mono AK4495S
NepherteHeadphonesMad Dog Pro
Pollux113HeadphonesSenn HD600
redcoates7AmpsPeachtree Shift portable headphone Amp/DAC
redcoates7HeadphonesMaster and Dynamic MH40
redcoates7HeadphonesAudio Technica ATH-M50X
redcoates7HeadphonesAudeze LCD-3
RynsinAmpsDragonfly V1.2
RynsinHeadphonesAudeze LCD-3 (pre-fazor),
RynsinHeadphonesAudeze EL-8 (closed), [maybe]
RynsinHeadphonesHiFiMan HE-400
RynsinHeadphonesNAD VISO HP50 (maybe)
TedmanAmpsHavana DAC modded heavily
TedmanAmpsAndix 45 tube headphone amp with a selection of tubes
TedmanHeadphonesSennheiser HD800 with balanced toxic cable
TedmanHeadphonesZMF Blackwoods, balanced single ended cables
TedmanHeadphonesZMF Cherrywood Blackwood tuned
TedmanHeadphonesGrado SR125 modded
TedmanSourcesCentrance Hifi-M8
TheLeggoAmpsSchiit Modi
TheLeggoHeadphonesSony MDR-MA900
TheLeggoHeadphonesHD600
TheLeggoHeadphonesZMF master model V2 w/shure pads and Alpha pads
TheLeggoHeadphonesVmoda M100
TheLeggoSourcesVali
ujikoAmpsALO Studio 6
ujikoHeadphonesSenn HD800 with Entrec cable
ujikoHeadphonesFAD Pandora Hope VI
ujikoSourcesLuxman DA-06
 
May 3, 2015 at 2:03 AM Post #5 of 132

Asr

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Apr 12, 2004
Posts
8,216
Likes
779
List updated to post #4.
 
-Source: Can't bring my iMac, Maybe someone can lend a laptop they're not using that's loaded with music.

 
Definitely bringing my Windows 7 laptop, which I suppose could be connected to your Luxman DA-06 instead of my planned cheap Schiit DAC. Or you could use the digital outputs on my DVD player, I'll bring both an optical and coaxial cable in that case.
 
May 3, 2015 at 2:38 AM Post #6 of 132

AudioCats

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Feb 25, 2007
Posts
3,420
Likes
81
Location
CO, USA
I should be able to make it.
 
electrostatic phones:
Stax sr-003 (baby stax)
Stax sr-303
Koss ESP950
HeAudio Jade
 
electrostatic amps:
Stax SRM-xh (upgraded with blackgates power caps)
maybe a Stax SRM-212 as well
Stax SRM-1 with teflon output caps
Stax SRM-1/mK2 with power caps upgraded to paper/oil motor caps
WOO audio WEE (probably will be driven by a small gainclone amp)
Transformer box with Lundahl transformers (LL1627 if I remembered right)
 
 
Dynamic phones:
Beyer DT990 600 ohms (1st generation, plastic headband), with silver/copper cable
AKG K240M 600 ohms
Yuin PK1
Fostex T20v1
Fostex T50rp slightly modded
 
Dynamic amps:
HCC86 hybrid, standard version, might bring a Lancer extended version if have enough room available
Millet MiniMax
 
Sources:
Fiio X3 DAP
Sony X555ES CDP heavily modded
 
May 3, 2015 at 8:36 AM Post #7 of 132

Misterrogers

MOT: Joe Audio
Joined
Jan 29, 2011
Posts
761
Likes
60
I'll be there. Gear:
 
Amps
 
Ragnarock
EC Super 7 Modded
DNA Sonett  Modded
Valhalla 2
 
DAC's
 
Yggy
ALS Audio ESS9018 'Blackbird' DAC
Prototype dual mono AK4495S
 
May 3, 2015 at 7:05 PM Post #10 of 132

OrganMonster

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Aug 10, 2014
Posts
134
Likes
48
If anyone has any closed headphones they would not mind bringing to the meet that would be nice. I am desperately searching for a closed pair of phones to connect to my midi for composing music. I have a deadline for a composition in August and I still have not bought anything. I was going to get the Audeze EL-8 closed but reading the reviews in the forum is making me wonder if it is a real gamble.
 
Thanks,
Derrick
 
May 3, 2015 at 7:27 PM Post #12 of 132

Asr

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Apr 12, 2004
Posts
8,216
Likes
779
Free Parking?

 
Yup parking is free, wouldn't have booked it if it wasn't.
 
If anyone has any closed headphones they would not mind bringing to the meet that would be nice. I am desperately searching for a closed pair of phones to connect to my midi for composing music. I have a deadline for a composition in August and I still have not bought anything. I was going to get the Audeze EL-8 closed but reading the reviews in the forum is making me wonder if it is a real gamble.

 
I just ordered an Audio-Technica MSR7 today, which is also closed. It's just a bit bigger than a supra-aural design though, you didn't say if you want circumaural (goes around the ears) or supra-aural (rests on the ears), along with what your budget is. There are lots of closed headphones available in both form factors.
 
Someone I know will likely bring a pair of Oppo PM3, which is closed.  
you can demo Oppo PM phones at ListenUp audio in Boulder, if you don't want to wait till the meet.

 
I'd really like to check out the PM3. Didn't know ListenUp has Oppo headphones, will have to stop by there!
 
May 3, 2015 at 7:40 PM Post #13 of 132

OrganMonster

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Aug 10, 2014
Posts
134
Likes
48
Checking out headphones would be a lot easier if I could drive a car. My eyes have been going down hill and it is not safe to be on the road any longer. Otherwise I would have hit every store in Colorado. I am having a friend also in the forum drive us down to Denver.
 
As far as what my preferences are, something that covers the whole ear and isolates the outside sound fairly well. As far as price, I was considering the Audeze XC for a while if let's you know my limit. I would have bought them if it wasn't for the weight. When I am bouncing around the piano and the organ I lean over a lot and the headphones would come crashing down. That would be a bummer.
 
The reason for closed is that when I am composing I like to block out the rest of the world so I can concentrate on certain instruments I am writing at the time.
 
Cheers,
Derrick
 
May 3, 2015 at 7:43 PM Post #14 of 132

hans030390

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
Dec 4, 2008
Posts
1,372
Likes
607
As of now, I am planning on attending. Can't foresee anything that would prevent me from doing so, but you never know...
 
Don't have anything crazy to bring along. That, and I find my tastes often don't match up with most others.
 
For DACs, will have an Audial Model S and might have a Theta Gen Va.
 
For amps, Valhalla 2 w/ upgraded tubes, Leckerton UHA-6S MkII w/ Sparkos discrete opamps, maybe a SinglePower MPX3 (I'm kinda still looking for someone that can inspect it for safety, age, and possible performance upgrades...).
 
For headphones, HD650 and a self-modded PM-2 that I suspect most will find too smooth and laid-back. Maybe some other cans if anything ends up at my doorstep between now and then.
 
I don't have a wide variety of music, so I'd recommend bringing along flash drives and/or MicroSD cards with some music you're familiar with. I can also secure some music by request before the meet to have it readily available.
 
May 3, 2015 at 7:58 PM Post #15 of 132

Asr

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Apr 12, 2004
Posts
8,216
Likes
779
As far as what my preferences are, something that covers the whole ear and isolates the outside sound fairly well. As far as price, I was considering the Audeze XC for a while if let's you know my limit. I would have bought them if it wasn't for the weight. When I am bouncing around the piano and the organ I lean over a lot and the headphones would come crashing down. That would be a bummer.

 
Well there should be a decent variety of closed headphones at the meet, I think. I'm also in the process of trying to acquire others, and will announce them later if I can procure them.
 
Originally Posted by hans030390 /img/forum/go_quote.gif
maybe a SinglePower MPX3 (I'm kinda still looking for someone that can inspect it for safety, age, and possible performance upgrades...).

 
Bolder Cables in Littleton used to repair Singlepower amps back in the day (quite a few Head-Fiers reported using them quite successfully), but it looks like that company is defunct when I google'd it just now. You might still be able to contact the owner to see if he would look at your amp.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top