- Dec 26, 2002
After a year hiatus, the band is back together again! Texas is coming together on January 23rd, 2016 at the Dropbox office in downtown Austin. There will be ample space for comfortable and quiet gear evaluations. Meet new people and talk shop, renew friendships from the past, hear the gear you've been dying to try! The meeting will begin with setup at 8AM, official start at 9AM and closing at 5PM.
This meet is open to any members, their friends and vendors. Unlike the past two years, we will be able to bring our own snacks and drinks, and there is a dedicated area for these. Please consider bringing something interesting for everyone to munch or sip. We will likely order pizza, sandwiches or something around noon, also. You will need to bring a power strip for your gear. Please also bring a 20-50 foot grounded (3 prong) extension cord with you if possible!
If you are coming from out of town and need to book a hotel, I recommend booking early as many of the downtown hotels are quite spendy. If you are willing to drive a bit (10+ minutes) there are some cheaper alternatives further out.
The meet will be held at the Dropbox office located at 501 Congress Ave (5th floor) in downtown Austin. See below for directions and parking and loading instructions.
Admission is FREE (Thanks Dan! (MonumentSquare)), but please sign up below so I can prepare tags for people and tables!
Sign up form is here: http://goo.gl/forms/NPFkJaZrtq
Address: 501 Congress Ave 5th Floor. Just West of I-35. Be mindful of the MANY one-way streets!!!
The entrance to the parking garage (costs money - credit card only) is on 5th street (one way) on the left side. There is an underground passage to the Dropbox building. However you would need to be with MonumentSquare (Dan) to use it. Plan to go to street level and walk around the Dropbox building to the right once you get to Congress. The entrance is on this side. Take an elevator up to the 5th floor where there will be security guards that will have you sign in.
Pull up to the building on the left side of 5th (one-way), there is a long loading zone where you can park temporarily to bring up boxes.
Cavalli Audio - Liquid Gold, Liquid Crimson, Liquid Carbon, New Portable
Headamp - GS-X MkII, Blue Hawaii SE, SR-009, SR-007mkI, HE1000, HD800, LCD3f
Double Helix Cables -
Woo WA5 with EML Meshplate tubes
Schiit Yggdrasil DAC
Chord Hugo DAC
PS Audio P3 Powerplant
Beyer T1 Gen 2
All DHC flagship cables
Austin Audio Works
AAW Sounami HP amplifier, AAW Black Swan phono preamp, Audeze LCD-X, Technics SL-1400MK2 With Denon DL-160, Iconoclast cables.
A new Black Orpheus headphone amp (all current and no feedback) and possibly my new BlackDAC.
PS Audio DirectStream DAC
AK380 with Amp
Lawton Audio LA 900
Burson Conductor SL (1793 chip) Amp/DAC)
Hifiman HE 500
Hifiman HE 300
V-MODA Crossfade Wireless
ZMF Vibro MKI and MKII
Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00
Schiit Gungnir Multibit
Cavalli Liquid Carbon
VE Zen Earbuds
Voxoa Btunes w/3.5mm plug
Ray Samuels Audio Apache
Schiit Audio Gungnir and Lyr
HD650 with BTG balanced cable and stock cable
Bottlehead Crack w/ Speedball and upgrade tubes
Objective2 headphone amplifier
AMB gamma2 DAC
AMB gamma1.5 miniature DAC/amp
HE 500 with Jerg Mod
Emotiva Mini-X a-100
Amps/DAC: Audio-gd Compass (dac/amp), Oppo HA-2 (dac/amp), maybe my Fubar2 with DYI dual buffered amp.
Phones: Grado HF-1, Grado HF2, Oppo PM-3, KSC-35
Sources: Macbook air, DVD/CD/SACD player,
Vinyl: Technics SL-D1 with Shure M97XE into an ART DJ Pre2 if anyone wants some "entry level, but quite good" vinyl to try.
Centrance Hi-Fi Mate
Questyle CMA 800R Headphone Amplifier
LH LABS Geek Pulse DAC
LH LABS Geek Out
DT 880 Pro (250)
Aune T1 MK2