Arizona Head-Fi MiniCon the Fifth: POSTPONED
Feb 18, 2020 at 2:18 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 26

Coolzo

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LATEST UPDATE:
Chris @Destroysall, Greg @koover, and I have decided that, amidst escalating COVID-19 concerns, we will be postponing the fifth Arizona Head-Fi MiniCon until further notice. This is unfortunate, but we must proceed with the safety and health of everyone in mind, as with any other entity across the US. Lord willing, we will be able to resume this Head-Fi meet later in the year. Stay tuned for updates. Be safe, play some games, watch some Netflix, stay positive!


funch said:
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.

Post your thoughts, and what gear you'd be bringing! Same stuff applies regarding used gear sales/trades, etc; please read the slightly-modified copy pasta below.

IMPORTANT FOR ALL ATTENDEES:
1.
We ask that you stop at the table at the room entrance to sign in. We'll issue you a name tag to list your name and Head-Fi name.
2. At the sign-in table, raffle TBA.
3. THERE WILL BE FREE FOOD TBA.

List of contributing insiders:
Schiit Audio: Sponsorship, SchiitKit.
Acoustic Designs: Acoustic Designs is a local audio and home automation showroom based in Scottsdale. Having recently added headphones to their repertoire, @vinyl head will be attending once again with a large selection of items. Stop by their table!

Date & Time:
TBA, 2020
10:00AM-6:00PM
Location:
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix/Avondale
11460 W Hilton Way
Avondale, AZ 85323

*Wifi Password is HGI321*


**Please note the starting and ending times. For whom it may concern, setup start time will be the same as the previous meets**

Vendors, industry insiders, and all sorts of gear welcome of course! Our friends at Schiit will be sponsoring the event once again :) We will be meeting in the same space as last time. Finally- BYOPS: Bring Your Own Power Strip!!!

Raffle:
TBA

Food and other stuff: At lunch time during the meet, 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. I should also reiterate:
There will be free food!
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. Member attendees, also feel free to list any used gear you might have for sale at the time of the meet (listed at the bottom of this post). Attendee inquiries only, please.

List of present gears (continually updated, italics might be present):
-Schiit Kit:

TBA

Other gear (not final):
Headphones:
Audeze LCD-1
Audeze LCD2-C
Audeze LCD-4z
Dan Clark Audio (Mr Speaker) Ether 2
Denon AHD-200 Modded
Focal Clear
Grado SR 325
Klipsch Heritage HP3
Sennheiser HD 800
ZMF Aeolus (blackwood+copper)
ZMF Auteur (bocote+brass)
ZMF Ori

IEMS:
Audeze Isine 20
Radsone EarStudio HE100
Simgot EN700 Pro
Status BT Transfer

Headphone Amplifiers:
Feliks Audio Echo
Schiit Mjolnir 2
Schiit Lyr 3
Woo Audio WA6-SE (2nd gen)

DACs:
Schiit Gungnir Multibit (gen5 USB)
Schiit Yggdrasil A2 (Unison USB)

DAC/amps:
Chord Electronics HugoTT2 + M Scaler
CocktailAudio HA500H
Gold Note DS10

Post any gear you may be bringing!
 
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Feb 19, 2020 at 10:56 AM Post #2 of 26

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I missed the last meet and don't want to miss this one. I know you guys put a lot of effort into it and they're always a lot of fun. So, unless I end up buying something new before the meet, here's what I'll likely bring with me:

Schiit Yggdrasil A2 with Unison USB newly installed
Woo Audio WA6-SE (2nd gen)
ZMF Auteur (bocote+brass)
ZMF Aeolus (blackwood+copper)

I've got a new Norne Draug3 cable terminated with a 1/4" adapter that I got specifically for my ZMFs and tube amps, so I'll bring that too. Sometimes I just stare at it while listening to music trying to figure out how he braided so many wires with perfect uniformity.
 
Feb 22, 2020 at 1:31 PM Post #3 of 26

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Looking forward to the meet and seeing everyone again. As always, we’ll make sure we take care of you guys and ensure everyone has a great time!

Anyone else thinking about attending?

***ZMF Aeolus ,ZMF Ori, Klipsch Heritage HP3, Focal Clear, Audeze LCD2-C, Denon AHD-200 Modded
***Audeze Isine 20, Simgot EN700 Pro, Radsone EarStudio HE100, Status BT Transfer Gunmetal
***Schiit Mjolnir 2, Schiit Lyr 3, Balanced Schiit Gumby Multibit Gen5
***Boatload of tubes
 
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Grado SR 325, Dan Clark Audio (Mr Speaker) Ether 2, Audeze LCD-4z and LCD-1, Sennheiser HD 800, Feliks Audio Echo amp, Gold Note DS10 DAC/AMP Chord Electronics HugoTT2/ M Scaler.
Worth going just to hear the tt2/mscaler. :)
 
Mar 5, 2020 at 10:19 AM Post #8 of 26

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Grado SR 325, Dan Clark Audio (Mr Speaker) Ether 2, Audeze LCD-4z and LCD-1, Sennheiser HD 800, Feliks Audio Echo amp, Gold Note DS10 DAC/AMP Chord Electronics HugoTT2/ M Scaler.
Add Dan Clark Audio (Mr speakers) Aeon Flow 2, open and closed back. I will also have my display pairs of the Aeon Flow open and closed back that I well be selling for 450.00 ea. only one pair of each
 
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I will definitely plan on attending. I don't plan on bringing any gear as I am overhauling my whole setup. I am working on learning some new circuits and improving my electronics skills to hopefully have a nice DIY parafeed amp with CCS driven grids etc etc later this year. I also bought an amp with a similar topology, that I am excited about that I should have later this year from a really awesome DIY builder whom I admire.

As always, I can bring tubes from my stash if anyone has anything specific they want to try or to roll. Just let me know and I will bring them. I also have lots and lots of defective, shorted, weak and naughty tubes if anyone wants them for steampunk art, decoration, fun in the microwave etc.
 
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UPDATE: Chris @Destroysall, Greg @koover, and I have decided that, amidst escalating COVID-19 concerns, we will be postponing the fifth Arizona Head-Fi MiniCon until further notice. This is unfortunate, but we must proceed with the safety and health of everyone in mind, as with any other entity across the US. Lord willing, we will be able to resume this Head-Fi meet later in the year. Stay tuned for updates. Be safe, play some games, watch some Netflix, stay positive!
 
Mar 27, 2020 at 7:14 PM Post #12 of 26

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UPDATE: Chris @Destroysall, Greg @koover, and I have decided that, amidst escalating COVID-19 concerns, we will be postponing the fifth Arizona Head-Fi MiniCon until further notice. This is unfortunate, but we must proceed with the safety and health of everyone in mind, as with any other entity across the US. Lord willing, we will be able to resume this Head-Fi meet later in the year. Stay tuned for updates. Be safe, play some games, watch some Netflix, stay positive!


Understandable given the situation. Hopefully we can still get something together in 2020!
 
Apr 11, 2020 at 12:53 AM Post #13 of 26

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Just ran across this thread. I 100% agree with the decision to postpone. Who knows what I'll bring. I might remember to bring me. I have built a Raspberry Pi based streamer that works fabulously, but since it requires a direct ethernet connection, I probably won't be able to demo it.
 

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