Bay Area Meet January 29, 2023
Dec 14, 2022 at 1:29 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 22


New Head-Fier
Nov 5, 2014
Bay Area, CA
Hi everybody! As some of you may know, we started up a local discord community centered around rebuilding the bustling Bay Area community that was before the pandemic. We have been having monthly mini meets and it's time we leveled up. We are announcing our first big meet. This will be open to everyone but it will be capacity limited to 100 200 attendees. As such, we have created an eventbrite to keep that limitation in mind (but it is entirely free). Also, we want to make sure this event is community driven. We want our community to be able to come out and share their gear and be able to try other gear on their setups. Because of limited table space, we will be taking interested parties' details and then selecting who will be able to bring in their setups. This will be handled by DM'ing Nick or Vince in the discord channel (link below). That being said, if you have headphones or IEMs (or even DAPs) that are portable, feel free to bring those with you and carry those around to test out all the cool stuff that will be there. So here are the details:

Important notes:
  1. You will need to present your ticket at the table and receive a name tag. This ensures that we are keeping within the capacity limitations of the venue.
  2. If you are selected to bring your own setup, please arrive 2 hours before the event to set up. There will also be 2 hours after the event is over to break down and pack up.
  3. There might be food but this is still being worked out.
  4. Gear list to come.
We are sponsored by Schiit Audio!!! Please thank them for helping us put together this meet and be able to enjoy this bigger venue and the space needed to bring more of us together! Also for sending us gear to try out! With all the new stuff they just announced, man this is going to be a good one!

Note: Please be conscious of your manner and hygiene. If there’s a line growing behind you or for the table, limit your listening time and come back when the table isn’t as packed. Let’s let everyone listen. Also keep in mind you will be demoing other people’s gear. Please be clean, wash up, don’t put products in your hair, clean your ears, etc. Be respectful. There’s a lot of cool gear here.

List of contributing manufacturers/companies (gear to be announced):
  1. Schitt Audio: Sponsor and sending SchiitKit
  2. Audeze
  3. ZMF
  4. Wells Audio
  5. xMEMs/Singularity
  6. rhythmdevils audio
  7. Auribus Acoustics
  8. ETA Headphones
Location and Date/Time:
Sunday January 29, 2023
12 – 5 PM PST
420 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113

Discord link for our Bay Area community (dubbed SF Audio Lodge):

Eventbrite Link:

Gear List:
  • Asgard 3 with DAC
  • Magni+/Modi+
  • Vali2++/Magni/Modi Multibit 2/Loki Mini+
  • Modius/Magnius
  • Lyr+/Bifrost 2/64

Wells Audio
  • Wells Audio Headtrip III Level II Mono Blocks
  • Wells Audio Commander III Tube Preamp
  • Wells Audio Cipher Level II Tube DAC
  • Innuos Zenith III Music Server
  • Wells Audio Milo Headphone Amp with Outboard Power Supply
  • Wells Audio Dragon Tube Headphone Amp
  • Wells Audio Looking Glass II Level II Power Conditioner
  • 2 new Wells Audio "Wonder" DACs which will be shown for the first time
  • Headphones:
    • JAR600
    • JAR6XXX
    • Focal Clear
    • Focal Elex
  • DACs:
    • Modded Modi Multibit v1.1 (OPA 2156/1656)
    • Bifrost 2
    • PS Audio PerfectWave Mk II
  • Amps:
    • NITSCH x Schiit Magni Piety
    • NITSCH DSHA-3FN Prototype
    • Eddie Current Balancing Act or Moth 2a3
ETA Headphones
  • Headphones:
    • ETA Mini s
    • ETA o^2
  • DAC:
    • Bifrost
  • Amps:
    • NITSCH x Schiit Magni Piety
    • Periodic Audio Neon
rhythmdevils audio
  • Headphones:
    • RD-4
    • RD-R
    • RD-4z
    • RD-X
    • RD-MX4
    • RD-S12
  • DACs:
    • Gungnir A1
  • Amps:
    • Minimax tube pre
    • First Watt F4
    • Jotunheim A
    • Liquid Gold X / tube amp
    • NITSCH x Schiit Magni Piety
  • Caldera
  • Atrium
  • Aeolus
  • Verite Closed
  • Auteur Classic
  • Headphones:
    • CRBN
    • LCD-5
    • MM-500
    • and more...
  • DAC/Amp:
    • Boulder 812
  • Amp:
    • Linear Tube Audio Z10E
    • Burson Soloist 3x GT
  • DACs:
    • Holo Audio May
    • Chord Qutest
Auribus Acoustics
  • Headphones:
    • Everest
    • Secret Prototype Headphones
  • DAC/Amp:
    • ifi Zen DAC
  • Amp:
    • Asgard 3
Singularity Audio
  • IEM debuted at CES 2023!
Community Gear:
  • Headphones:
    • HD800
    • Quad ERA-1
    • Hifiman HE6se v2
    • Monolith M1070
    • Monolith M1570
    • AKG K712 Pro
    • HD6XX
    • LSA HP-2 Ultra
    • Beyerdynamic DT880 (600 Ohm)
    • Hifiman Sundara
    • HD650
    • Aurorus Borealis
    • Black Silk HD580
    • Black Silk HD650
    • HD540
    • Stax Lambda Pro
    • Stax SRX mk3
    • Yamaha HP1
    • Yh-100
  • IEMs:
    • QKZ x HBB
    • QKZ x HBB Khan
    • 7hz Salsnote Zero
    • Dunu Titan S
    • Tangzu Wan'er SG
    • Tripowin x HBB Olina SE
    • Truthear Hola
    • Truthear Crinacle Zero
    • Penon Fan OG
    • Penon Fan2
    • Penon Serial
    • 7hz Timeless AE
    • Tangzu Zetian Wu x HBB HeyDay
    • Sennheiser IE600
    • MoonDrop Blessing 2
    • Hisenior Mega5P
    • Dunu SA6 Ultra
    • Dunu Zen Pro
    • Orilous Isabellae
    • AüR Audio Neon Pro
    • AüR Audio Alita
    • AüR Audio Aure
    • Moondrop Quarks DSP
    • Venture Electronics Grand Duke
    • Audeze LCD i3
    • Blessing 2 Dusk
    • Shure SRH1840
  • DAC/Amp:
    • Grace m9XX
    • Sabaj D5
    • Queststyle M15
    • Venture Electronics Megatron
    • Truthear SHIO
  • DACs:
    • Chord Qutest
    • Airist r2r
    • Motu M2
    • Sonic Frontiers SFD-1
    • Aya 5
  • Amps:
    • Violectric V280
    • Crown D75
    • Schiit Asgard 3
    • Cordia Headsix Portable
    • NITSCH x Schiit Piety
    • DIY discrete current feedback solid state amp
    • DIY 6SL7/6B4G tube amp
  • DDC:
    • Gustard U18

More to come!
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Dec 15, 2022 at 12:27 PM Post #5 of 22


1000+ Head-Fier
Feb 19, 2019
New York
Shout out to Queens, NY!!! The Bay will always have love for NY. But once a Bay kid, always a Bay kid -- Fly out!
I ain't rolling in dough haha, but yeah, I am pretty satisfied with current chain so I do not have that much a desire to tinker at the moment.

A rare moment for sure.
Jan 6, 2023 at 8:11 AM Post #8 of 22


1000+ Head-Fier
Feb 19, 2019
New York
Truly is great to see people organize these things.

Though I can not attend shout out to the organizers.

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