Arizona Head-Fi MiniCon: February 10th, 2018

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  1. Coolzo
    IMPRESSIONS THREAD (thanks balderon):

    The fun in the (inside shade) sun continues!

    List of contributing insiders:

    Schiit Audio: Sponsorship, SchiitKit. Real good Schiit!
    Audeze: Come talk to them at the meet! Sales rep and a whole bunch o' headphones.
    ampsandsound: Come talk to Justin @ampsandsound at the meet! Listen to three complete rigs featuring three fantastic ampsandsound tube amps.
    HeadAmp: Come see @HeadAmpTeam's line of headphone amplifiers at the meet! Also stop by their table to hear various newer headphones, including the Susvara, Sundara, HD660S, and MrSpeakers electrostatic Voce!
    iFi Audio: Pro iCan and Micro iDSD BL demo units.
    Meze Headphones: 99 Neo demo unit.
    MrSpeakers: Aeon demo units (via ampsandsound).
    ZMF: Atticus demo unit (via ampsandsound).

    Date & Time:
    Saturday February 10th, 2018


    Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix/Avondale
    11460 W Hilton Way
    Avondale, AZ 85323

    *Wifi Password is HGI123*

    **Please note the slightly different starting and ending times. For whom it may concern, setup start time will be the same as the Oct 21st meet**

    Vendors and all sorts of gear welcome yadda yadda yadda. Our last meet was absolutely fantastic; let's make this one even better! Our friends at Schiit will be sponsoring the event once again :) We will be meeting in the same space as last time. And remember BYOPS: Bring Your Own Power Strip!!!

    At lunch time, attendees should note that there is a Culver's and a Ruby Tuesday's in the same parking lot, as well as a plethora of places near the i10/101 intersection. However, there will be complimentary snack items at the meet. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR HANDS ARE CLEAN AND DRY BEFORE PROCEEDING TO ANY AUDIO EQUIPMENT(and the food itself, for that matter). Anyway, members will be able to enjoy a light dosage of crackers, cheese, fruit, and a few cookies on-site. Water, napkins, and moist towelettes will be provided. It should also be noted that the hotel has it's own restaurant/bar area, which is open for breakfast until 10AM, and re-opens at 5PM for dinner (closed during lunch).

    Finally, there will be another raffle! The prize will be a little Schiit Stack- a Schiit Magni 3 amp and Schiit Modi 2 DAC, together. Tickets are $10 each, with a limit of two (2) tickets per person.

    Without further adieu, here is the list of juicy audio bits! Please let us know what gear you'll be bringing, and it'll be placed below. Also, make note of any audio items you might like to sell at the meet! "For sale" section is at the bottom of this post. Attendee inquiries only, please.

    List of present gears (continually updated, italics might be present):
    Schiit Kit (DACs excluding Modi are Gen5 USB):

    Schiit Fulla 2
    Schiit Modi 2
    Schiit Loki Mini
    Schiit Magni 3
    Schiit Jotunheim
    Schiit Bifrost Multibit
    Schiit Valhalla 2
    Schiit Gungnir Multibit
    Schiit Mjolnir 2
    *Come by the SchiitKit table to see the flagship stack, Ragnarok+Yggdrassil (Gen 2 analog), too! (Courtesy of @anteroth)*

    An awesome amount of Audeze!
    Abyss Phi
    Audeze LCD-1
    Audeze LCD-2C
    Audeze LCD-3f (carbon fiber headband)
    Audeze LCD-4
    Audioquest Nighthawk
    Audio Research AR-H1
    Audio Zenith PMx2 (super duper Oppo PM2 mod)
    Denon AH-D2000 (super duper modded, wenge cups)
    Denon AH-D7000 (J$ v3 pads)
    Focal Elear
    Focal Utopia
    Fostex TH-X00 (Mahogony)
    Fostex TH-X00 (Lawton damping, Dekoni pads, Cardas cable)
    Fostex TH-X00 (Purpleheart, Lawton damping)
    Fostex TH-610
    Fostex TH-900 mkII
    Grado RS2es
    Hifiman HE-4XX
    Hifiman HE-560
    Hifiman Sundara
    Hifiman Susvara
    LFF Code Sex (super duper modded Hifiman HE-6)
    Meze 99 Classics
    Meze 99 Neo
    MrSpeakers Aeon Closed
    MrSpeakers Aeon Open
    MrSpeakers Ether
    MrSpeakers Ether C 1.1
    MrSpeakers Voce
    Phillips Fidelio X2
    Sennheiser HD6XX
    Sennheiser HD600
    Sennheiser HD660S
    Sennheiser HD800 (all sorts of them!)
    Sennheiser HD800S
    Sennheiser HD800SDR
    Sony MDR-Z7
    Spirit Labs Ragnarr
    Stax SR-009
    V-Moda M100
    ZMF Atticus
    ZMF Auteur
    Focal Clear

    Campfire Audio Andromeda
    EarSonics Velvet V2
    Fischer Audio DBA-02 mkII
    MEE Electronics Pinnacle P1
    MEE Electronics Pinnacle PX

    Headphone Amplifiers:
    AMB M3
    Ampsandsound Leeloo
    Three more various ampsandsound amplifiers!
    Apex Pinnacle 2 (thanks to @Todd at TTVJ and @T Bone)
    Audio-GD NFB-1AMP
    Bottlehead Mainline
    Bottlehead S.E.X. C4S 3.0
    Decware CSP2+ (V-caps)
    Decware CSP3
    Decware Taboo mkII (upgrades on upgrades)
    Eddie Current Aficionado
    Eddie Current Balancing Act
    Eddie Current Black Widow 2
    Garage1217 Project Ember 2
    HeadAmp Blue Hawaii SE
    HeadAmp Gilmore Lite mk2
    HeadAmp GS-X mk2
    iFi Audio Pro iCan
    Schiit Lyr 2
    Schiit Ragnarok
    Violectric V281
    Wells Audio Milo
    Woo Audio WA6
    XRK Altoids tin amps

    Abbas Audio DAC2.0 w/ tube I/U converter
    Audio-GD NFB-1
    Beezar Pup DAC
    Metrum Amethyst
    Mytek Brooklyn
    PS Audio DLIII (Cullen IV mods)
    RME ADI-2
    Schiit Bifrost Multibit (Gen 5 USB)
    Schiit Gungnir Multibit (Gen 2 or Gen 5 USB)
    Schiit Modi Multibit
    Schiit Yggdrassil (Gen 5 USB, Gen 1 or Gen 2 analog)
    Violectric V850

    Audio-GD NFB-11
    iFi Audio Micro iDSD BL
    Marantz HDDAC-1
    Sennheiser HDVD800
    Questyle CMA600i

    USB>SPDIF/DDCs/digital stuff:
    Audio-GD DI U8
    Audioquest Jitterbug
    Beezar Doodle Bug USB isolator
    M2Tech HiFace Evo
    Musiland Monitor 02
    Schiit Eitr
    Singxer SU-1
    Sonore ultraRendu w/ Uptone Audio power supply

    Used gear for sale at the meet (prices valid for meet attendees only):
    Acoustic Research AR-H1 headphones, $350 -cskippy
    AMB M3 amp -funch
    Audio-GD DAC-19 (10th anniversary), $550 -astral abyss
    Beezar pupDAC -funch
    Decware Taboo II amp -coolzo
    Dekoni HD 6X0 Elite Hybrid pads, $30 -valens7
    Dekoni TH-X00 Sheepskin pads (w/ attenuator rings), $25 (included free w/ TH-X00) -valens7
    DoodleBug USB power de-crapifier -funch
    FAW "Copper" Sony LOD, 1ft, $25 -valens7
    FAW "Copper" mini interconnect, 1ft, $20 -valens7
    FAW "Copper" 2.5mm to 1/8" headphone cable, 1.5m, $60 -valens7
    Fiio E10K DACamp -dontfeedphils
    FiiO HS2 (4 way 3.5mm stereo switch box), $30 -allanmarcus
    Fostex TH-X00 Purpleheart (@PETEREK modded w/ 2.5mm connectors), $350 -valens7
    Fostex TH-X00 -funch
    Grace SDAC, $70 -valens7
    LFF Code Sex headphones -cskippy
    RIVA Turbo X Bluetooth speaker (white), $100, -valens7
    Schiit Gungnir Multibit gen 2 DAC, $850 -allanmarcus
    Schiit Mjolnir 2 amp w/ LISST and WE396a tubes, $900 -allanmarcus
    Sennheiser HD650 cables (3-meter), $30 (x2) -allanmarcus
    JVC Spiral Dot IEM tips MS/M/ML (5 count), $15 -dontfeedphils
    Uptown Audio USB Regen Amber, $100 -allanmarcus
    Westone 4R UIEM -funch
    XRK Altoids tin amps -funch
    ZMF Eikon headphones (glossy cherry finish, seahorse case, se terminated cable), $950 -astral abyss
    Moon Audio "Black Dragon" coaxial (0.5ft), $45 -valens7
    -Stop by T-Bone's table for misc tubes and cables and stuff!
    -Koover says
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2018
  2. Muinarc
    I'm always down for more meets.
    T Bone, Coolzo, koover and 1 other person like this.
  3. 13713
    I am down... I am taking space next to koover again, just getting dibs out of the way. Mark me down same boring gear as always... Violectric stack.
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  4. Gofspar
    attending :D
    Coolzo likes this.
  5. koover
    Yeah brutha!
  6. Coolzo
    I *still* need to listen to that "boring" stack. Closest thing I've heard is the Gustard H10, the supposed Chinese Violectric clone.
  7. koover
    Right on guys. Hell, I’m ready next week.
    This last meet was so awesome and I believe this next one will be even better. For
    Me it’ll be so much better just because I finally got to meet everyone, hang out and enjoy the great company and gear.
    Astral Abyss likes this.
  8. Coolzo
    Say, am I crazy to say that I want to try and get Senn, Beyer, and Fostex in on this? :) alongside the usual suspects, of course.
  9. Coolzo
    Guys, looks like Schiit's on board for the next two meets already- winterSpringish (this meet) and summerFallish (Septemberish) :)
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  10. koover
    That’s incredible news. Knowing that ahead of time ensures the next 2 meets will be as good if not better then the last. Lots on planning ahead in the upcoming months. Come oooooon April!
  11. Astral Abyss
    I'm in! Looking forward to hanging out with you all again. The last meet was a lot of fun.
  12. funch
    I be in.
  13. Coolzo
    Okay everyone, the room at the Hilton Garden Inn is once again reserved, however we did have to move the date back one month to February 10th, 2018. The meet time will be from 10AM to 6PM (setup time is the same as last meet, for those who are aware).
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  14. funch
    Oh darn! We have to do it a month early. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
  15. dontfeedphils
    Totally unrelated to the meet, but hoping Phoenix people are sub'd to this thread. Anyone have a Mojo that they'd be willing to part with for a week or so? I'm interested in giving one a test drive before dropping the cash. More than happy to provide collateral, beers, pizza, or jazz cabbage in exchange.

    Long shot, but figured I'd give it a try!
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