Can Con Sydney Australia 7.5 - Saturday 11 November 2017 -

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  1. sandalaudio
    Hello everyone


    Our fantastic organizer pkwak has suggested a proposed date for the next Sydney meeting.


    Where: Epping Creative Centre (Dence Park, 26 Stanley Road, Epping, NSW)

    When: Saturday 11 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:30PM

    Cost: $20.00 (Lunch will be provided)

    Important Rules
    1. Please note that you will be required to register upon arrival. You will be provided with a name tag and we ask that you display your name tag at all times.

    2. You should bring an extension cord or power board if you can (along with other cables necessary for your setup)

    3. Please be careful and respect other member's properties, ask before you pull a phone out of a plug – some amps if they are not powered down before inserting or pulling out a jack have the potential to blow. Again be very careful.

    4. Be on the watch out for power cords and headphone cable on the floor and tables, you can easily knock over equipment, or hurt yourself – if this is your first meet be weary the floor will be littered with cable.

    5. Please restrict consumption of food or drinks to the designated place ONLY and place all rubbish in the plastic bags provided. PLEASE also wash your hands if it is dirty before touching anything.

    6. No wet hair, or put anything in their hair at all (e.g. wax, gel, mousse etc). Please also avoid strong aftershave or deodorant.

    7. Please clean in and around your ears. Nobody wants their cans covered with earwax.

    8. No need to panic or spoil the mood (it's unlikely I'll run off with your 10kg amp) - but leaving keys, wallets or expensive IEMs unattended might not be a good idea.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2017
  2. sandalaudio
    List of attendees and gear

    This post is updated periodically. Feel free to reply to this thread or PM me if I missed something or want to change anything.

    pkwak (organizer)
    JVC HA-SZ2000, LH Labs Vi DAC, audiophile USB cables to compare

    Usual headphones tree, subject to how much I can bring (K240DF K240S K271S K340 K550 K601 K701 K712 K7XX K812 ATH-AD2000X ATH-ESW9LTD ATH-M50x ATH-MSR7 P5 Series 2 P7 AK T8iE DT1350 DT1770 DT1990 DT880/600 T1 (Mod) T51p TH500RP TH600 TH610 TH-X00 GH1 PS500 RS1i He-560 HA-MX100-Z HA-SW01 Fidelio X2 Amperior HD25ALUM HD598 HD650 HD6XX HD700 HD800 Momentum MDR-1A MDR-F1 MDR-Z1000 MDR-Z7 Performance 880 Signature Pro K3003 iSINE20* Rocket Andromeda Dream* HA-FX1100 IE60 IE80 SE215SPE MDR-EX1000 Mavis II* UM-PRO30 V281 Micro iDAC2 Micro iDSDBL SU-AX01 PLENUE S AK240SS QP2R*) * New

    Stax Lambda Pro, audio-gd NFB28, Ultimate Melody Miracle, Out of Your Head speaker simulation software

    Schiit Yggdrasil, Schiit Ragnarok, Sennheiser HD800 + Forza balanced cable, Sennheiser HD650 with Canare balanced cable, ZMK Eikon with Forza balanced cable



    Woo Audio WA5 (Takatsuki 300B), Woo Audio WA7D+WA7TP (for sale), Schiit Ragnarok (for sale), Dita Dream, Sony NW-WM1Z


    AMB Labs M3, Sennheiser HD800S, Aurisonics ASG 2.5, AKG Q701, RSA Mustang P-51

    Alessandro MS1 (Alumod/ MS1000 modded), Hifiman HE-500 (grill & cable modded), Jecklin Float Model 1 (dynamic), MrSpeakers Aeon closed (available for sale), Oppo PM-1, Oppo PM-3, AK240,
    Apogee Groove (never used - available for sale), Auralic Taurus Mk II, LH Labs Geekout 450 v1, Corda Classic amp, Schiit Bifrost Multibit

    Audeze LCD-X, Beyerdynamic DT1770, Grado GH-1, Meze 99 Classic, Sennheiser HD650, Bottlehead Crack + Speedball upgrade, Schiit Magni 3, Chord MojoPoly

    Aune S6

    Audio-Technica ATH-E70

    Beyerdynamic T1, Violectric V200, Audio-GD NFB-1


    Accuphase DC37

    O2 Odac, Beyerdynamic DT990 600ohm
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2017
  3. Bakayume
    Depends on the date. I live in Melbourne now. If I'm in Sydney I will come.
  4. UntilThen
    I'm interested and I'll be bringing:-

    HD800 with Forza balance cable
    ZMK Eikon with Forza balance cable
    HD650 with Canare balance cable
  5. thecrow
    .......and whatever is left of an abused wallet/credit card (wow!!)

    I should be there. My gear to be determined
  6. UntilThen
    Wallet's still intact. :)

    Plus I bought these tubes just recently. That Gec 6as7g pair is NOS NIB so is the Gec 6080 :) The last pair is Chatham 6080wb solid graphite plates.



  7. UntilThen
    The setup as it stands. It's going to be heavy carrying all that to the meet....

  8. Jimmyboei
    I'm interested. I haven't got anything new since last meeting so I will decide what to bring later. I think @UntilThen will bring the fancy Schiit stack and everyone should try that.
    btw the kangaroo in headline has been using HD800 for a while, maybe it's time to give him something new to wear lol.
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  9. UntilThen
    I'll just bring the Schiit stack which @Jimmyboei has too. Won't bring my tube amp. Too many things to carry lol.

    The kangaroo should be wearing HiFiman Susvara now. I was at the Australian HiFi Show at Hotel Intercontinental recently and heard Susvara on the Woo Audio Wa33. Bass is awesome and very smooth. So is the price. :) Addicted To Audio was displaying it for audition.

    Jimmy, you can buy those and bring it alone. :)


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  10. sandalaudio
    Yes... It would be good to replace the HD800 Kangaroo with Susvara, but I don't want to give a false hope that there is going to be one at the meeting.

    If anyone buys one in the meantime and bring it over to the meeting then I will modify the Kangaroo photo.
  11. UntilThen
    Quite a few people have tried that already ... on your setup at the last Meet.

    Here are some notable quotes about the Ragnarok.... (usually I do my own impressions in my own words but these quotes are pretty spot on)

    "This is the most seductive solid-state amp I've ever heard", "There are tube like qualities with Rag. Smoothness, resolution, clarity, details", "The Ragnarok is truly an end-game amp", "the beauty of the Rag's treble is its honesty without adding anything"

    Schiit Ragnarok – Best solid-state amp in headphonia and the only one I think is capable of competing with the great tube amps. Highly resolving and must be careful with source. With the right pieces in place, the smoothest sounding amp, solid-state or tube I have ever heard. And with solid-state cleanness, clarity, and tautness. Best solid-state amp for HD800 period.
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  12. tumble
    I'll probably be away for most of November. :frowning2: If I can come then I'll bring Stax headphones again, and a new (to me) Audio-gd DAC.
  13. oporto
    I'm keen, date is good. But dont want to compromise just yet, will confirm a bit later, I freelance and there is a chance I have a big job that day since its a Saturday.
    I have the following:
    AMB Labs M3 (M-cubed) built by me. (**** "case" thought lol)
    HD800S (would love to try with better amps and cables)
    Aurisonics ASG 2.5 (might have a custom cable for it by meet time)
    AKG Q701
    RSA Mustang P-51 mini amp

    That's about it really. Is anyone from the lower north shore?
  14. intlsubband
    Yep, I should be able to come!

    Will bring with me:

    Hifiman HE-500 (modded)
    Sennheiser HD-650
    MrSpeakers Aeon
    Oppo PM-1
    Oppo PM-3
    Jacklin Float model 1 (dynamic)
    MS-1 (MS-1000 alumod)

    Other gear:
    Auralic Taurus Mk ii amp
    Corda Classic amp
    Schiit Bifrost Multibit

    + I might have some interesting stories to tell... from an October trip to Hannover... some of you might know what I mean!
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2017
  15. intlsubband

    Yup I was there too, and had a good long go at this combo. I really wanted NOT to like it, but what can I say, it sounded amazing...
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