2017 UK Head-Fi Meet (April 2nd @ Milton Keynes)
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2017 UK Head-Fi Meet
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Sunday, April 02 @ Holiday Inn East, Milton Keynes
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Timing:
09:00 for people bringing gear to set up
10:00 open to general admittance
16:30 pack up for a 17:00 finish
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With huge thanks to our sponsors...
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  1. Venue details

We’ve arranged something really special this year!   We have TWO adjacent conference suites booked for the meet.  The larger (Carrington Suite) will provide the MAIN HALL SPACE, and the other (Whiting Suite) will serve as a DEDICATED QUIET ROOM for more critical listening!
 
Yes, the 2017 meet will feature a dedicated quiet space for people to listen to gear under non-meet conditions (strictly enforced, or we’ll set @Nuwidol on you
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)!  A handful of tables in the Quiet Room will be reserved as HOT TABLES, allowing for temporary setup if you just want to let someone check out your rig for a short while before returning it to the main hall.

 
The hotel has a bar and restaurant on-site, and the room rates seem very reasonable. There aren't any group rates available, but if you sign up for membership of the "Intercontinental Hotel Group" (free at www.ihg.com) then you can get a few quid off.
 
Hotel web site: http://www.hi-miltonkeynes-east.co.uk
 
 
  1. Our Sponsors

A HUGE thanks to our sponsors who are covering the cost of the venue in its entirety, giving us possibly the best venue we’ve ever had for a UK Meet, and also keeping it FREE OF CHARGE for attendees once again.
 
 
highendheadphones.co.uk
 
I already had Paul & Wendy @ highendheadphones.co.uk in mind as a great fit for a meet sponsor, but seeing the incredible range of headphone gear Paul & Wendy exhibited at the National Audio Show last year was the clincher.  Just check out their website, they must have the most comprehensive stock of headphones and associated gear in the UK (at least, I’ve not seen a better one), and also a fantastic looking showroom.
 
highendheadphones.co.uk will be offering a 10% DISCOUNT on all headphones  and related gear at the meet!

RHA
 
RHA is a great supporter of our meets, having already sponsored in 2015. They actually contacted me to help out with this one once they got wind of it!  RHA are probably familiar to most of us on HF, and imho their earphones have amongst the best price:performance ratio around, with build quality to die for. They've also recently release a range of new products, all of which will be at the meet.  

RHA will be offering a 20% DISCOUNT on their entire range at the meet!  

 
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KIT LIST 

 
This is being continually updated as we go along. IMPORTANT, please read the following...
 
  1. Feel free to take a look at the High End Headphones website. If there's anything in particular you'd like Paul & Wendy to bring, please let me know. We've agreed that I'll collate a list of all requests and forward them on to Paul as the meet approaches.
     
  2. For those bringing gear to the meet, please share the details either by posting in this thread or send me a PM.  Previous experience has shown that it's really helpful for the organizers to have a good idea of kit & table requirements...the 2015 meet was very popular and we ran out of table space! 
 
 
 
Headphones
 
AKG K1000
AKG K3003
Allessandro MS-1 with Grado Bowls
Audeze LCD-4
Audeze Sine
Audio Technica AD1000PRM
Audio Technica W3000ANV
Audioquest NightOwl
Beyerdynamic T1
Beyerdynamic T1.2
Focal Elear
Focal Utopia
Fostex TH-X00 Purpleheart
Hifiman HE1000 v2
Hifiman HE-6 (modded)
Hifiman HE-X v2
iBasso IT03
JDS Labs Abyss AB-1266
Meze 99 classic
Mr Speakers Aeon
Mr Speakers Ether
Mr Speakers Ether C Flow
Mr Speakers Ether E (Electrostatic prototype)
Mr Speakers Ether Flow
Noble Katana (wizard version)
Obravo HAMT-1
RHA - full range
Sennheiser HD650 (dynamat modded)
Sennheiser HD650 (stock)
Sennheiser HD800 (SD/SBAF modded)
Sennheiser HD800 (stock)
Sennheiser HD800S
Shozy Zero
Shure SE846
Shure SRH1540
Sony MDR-1000X
Stax SR-007 mk2
Stax SR-009
STAX SR404LE
Stax SR-L700
Trinity Audio Phantom Master 4
Trinity Audio Phantom Master 6
 
Electronics
Arcadia Aiode 
Arcam Delta One (modded)
Audiolab CD
Beyerdynamic A2
Cary Xciter (tubes - EAT KT88 / 1960s Mullard ECC83)
Chord Dave
Chord Hugo
Chord Hugo 2
Chord Hugo 2
Chord Mojo
CI Audio VDA2/VAC1
COS Engineering H1
DiDiT DAC212
Feliks-Audio 'Euforia'
Headinclouds KGST
HM901S/dock
iBassi DX200
iFi iCan Pro
iFi Micro iDSD
iFi Tube buffer stage
Kingsound M20
Lake People DAC RS06
Lake People HPA RS08
Logitech Squeezebox Touch
Lootoo Paw5000
McIntosh MHA150
Mytek Brooklyn
Pono Player
PowerInspired Mains Regenerator
Questyle CMA600i
Questyle CMA800i
Questyle Gold Stack
Questyle QP1R
RHA Dacamp L1
Rupert Neve Designs RNHP
Schiit Fulla2
Schiit Jotunheim
Schiit Ragnarok
Schiit Yggdrasil (and many more Schiit goodies)
Sony WM1A
Tera Player
Trilogy 931
Trilogy 933
Wells Audio Enigma
 
 
 
Members' gear for sale at the meetHF name
404Sig with leather pads + SRM300 JDM model modded to UK voltageRa97oR
Airist Audio Heron 5glassmonkey
Sony ZX1 Walkman (Japan model) FortisFlyer75
Shangling M1 dap with leather case (hardly used in three months had it) FortisFlyer75
Sony 7520 studio Headphones Rare version  - modded with Whiplash Hybrid V3 cable to both drivers with viablue 3.5 jack FortisFlyer75
Grado GS1000e open back headphoneFortisFlyer75
Whiplash Eclipse V2 silver LOD cable 3.5 to 3.5 viablue jacksFortisFlyer75
Whiplash V2 Hybrid silver/copper LOD cable 3.5 to 3.5 jacksFortisFlyer75
Chord HugoRocketron
Astell & Kern Michelle universal IEM's (very lightly used) Rocketron
Mr Speaker Ether C headphoneRocketron
Grado HF-2Rocketron
Shure SE846Tro95
Trinity PM4Dickymint
UE TF10Dickymint
LH Labs Pulse X-Infinity + LPS (DAC/Amp/LPS)pedalhead
Wells Audio Enigma with Elna 47 step attenuator (maybe)
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Sennheiser HD800AndrewH13
Bowers & Wilkins P7AndrewH13
Oppo HA1Middy
audio engine A5+Middy
Hifiman HM602Dickymint
Colorfly CK4Dickymint
 
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To acquire a `Milky Meet' T-shirt please refer to thread posts #445 and #454. 
 
Aug 5, 2016 at 10:35 AM Post #4 of 693

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The meet 'dream team' return.
 
Aug 5, 2016 at 10:47 AM Post #5 of 693

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Soon it'll be time to get frothy!
 
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Let's write haiku's this time. I don't know if I can write any more endurance cyclist called Mark limericks. Some good ones there, well worth a read. This is a fun crew round these parts.
 
Oh wait, one more on the spot for posterity:
 
He's a bright chap that Mark
 
There was an endurance cyclist called Mark,
Whose wit was insufferably smart,
He spun dirty limericks,
And pedaled audio gimmicks
Then rode to the spring meet round March.
 
 
I'm sure you guys will have some great stuff in store. Hopefully I can be of some assistance this time around.
 
Aug 6, 2016 at 10:46 AM Post #8 of 693

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Let's write haiku's this time. I don't know if I can write any more endurance cyclist called Mark limericks. Some good ones there, well worth a read. This is a fun crew round these parts.

Oh wait, one more on the spot for posterity:

He's a bright chap that Mark

There was an endurance cyclist called Mark,
Whose wit was insufferably smart,
He spun dirty limericks,
And pedaled audio gimmicks
Then rode to the spring meet round March.


I'm sure you guys will have some great stuff in store. Hopefully I can be of some assistance this time around.


Don't know Micah, quite enjoyed that Limerick game :) haiku's would be fun though.

Head-fi meet is on
Venue not set but will be
close to Milton-Keynes
 
Aug 6, 2016 at 10:54 AM Post #9 of 693

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If Milton Keynes is chosen as the event venue (which isn't a given) reckon that the meet T-shirt should be emblazoned with -

2017 MILKeY MEET
'Time to get frothy'

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Stumbled across this on the link one someones signature...
 
Hows this coming along with the 2017 meet as I really enjoyed the Cambridge show a lot (can't believe how time has flown since that meet) and as good as Canjam's/ Head-Fi shows or the Headroom shows that I have been to are it is not the same as when just a bunch of normal head-fiers all turn up with their own gear for everyone to try and meet like minded head geeks for the day.
 
The T-shirts should have a signage roundabout road sign with exits coming off with each one labelled with a name of show, venue and date. Is Milton Keynes after all! 
 
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The meet T-shirts could have plastic cows on them too. Gotta luv the MK public art vibe! 
 
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  haha yes good point about the roundabouts...the sat nav never shuts up when driving through MK!
 
Planning in early stages but going fine. It's definitely going to happen :)

Good to hear, I will make sure I am free for whatever weekend it ends up being on. Wish I could of made that mini meet last year, looked like good fun from the photos. 
 
  The meet T-shirts could have plastic cows on them too. Gotta luv the MK public art vibe! 

Yep, maybe the plastic cow could be in the middle of the roundabout sign on the T-shirt! ; )
... barring none of it breaches copyright protections that is! 
 
Anyway, keep up the good work guys and look forward to next year...
 
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