Arizona Head-Fi MiniCon: February 10th, 2018
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IMPRESSIONS THREAD (thanks balderon): https://www.head-fi.org/threads/mini-con-arizona-head-fi-meet-february-10th-2018-impressions.872041/

To anyone who has never been to one of these meets, they are the most laid back get togethers you'll ever experience. No pressure, just hangin' out with friends, including the ones
you haven't met yet.

Even if you're just curious about it, but don't have any gear (yet; you will after you attend, trust me), just come and hang.
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
10:00AM-6:00PM

Location:

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)*

Headphones:
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

IEMs:
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

DACs:
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

DACAmps:
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
INTEREST CHECK:

I may be selling my Focal Elear ($600) and (as Joe puts it) super duper modded Denon AH/D2000 (we can discuss $$$) or modded TH-X00 Purplehearts (we can discuss $$$) along with a bunch of tubes I’ll have there. I'll only sell one of the Fostex variants as I'm keeping one of them for my bass cannons.

You’ll be able to test them out along with any set of tubes.
Joe, can you list on the front page please? List as I have written it please.

I want to buy one of those Gumby’s that’ll be there if possible.

Edit: If I sell the Headphones, then I'll have a Mimby for sale too! :L3000:
 
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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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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.
Yeah brutha!
 
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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.
I *still* need to listen to that "boring" stack. Closest thing I've heard is the Gustard H10, the supposed Chinese Violectric clone.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Guys, looks like Schiit's on board for the next two meets already- winterSpringish (this meet) and summerFallish (Septemberish) :)
 
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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!
 
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I'm in! Looking forward to hanging out with you all again. The last meet was a lot of fun.
 
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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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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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