LV Meet Impressions - Nov 17
Nov 19, 2018 at 2:13 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3

Stillhart

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Hey everyone, thanks for coming out to the meet last weekend! It was great meeting a few of my fellow local Head-fi'ers. Please post your impressions from the meet of the cool (or lame) stuff you heard and any feedback you have for the next one (currently planned for Feb 23, 2019).

Big thanks to @TheAVBoutique and all the sponsors who made this event happen!

(OP here: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/las-vegas-nv-meetup-november-17.891903/)
 
Nov 30, 2018 at 2:31 PM Post #2 of 3

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Headphone Event at The Audio Video Boutique & Design Studio
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Bruce Ball of Questyle Audio and Headsonics fame invited me to join him at a very special headphone event entitled “The Listening Lounge” at The Audio Video Boutique & Design Studio in Las Vegas, a unique blend of custom interior design and high-end audio/video and another example of a dealer who gets it by throwing their arms open to the Personal Audio community. Owned and operated by John Marshall and Tammy Gerlach, one is impressed by two things upon entering; a true sense of accessibility and style and Wow they have a lot of headphones!

To expand upon the event, Dan Stillhart Browdy set up a mini Head-Fi Meet inviting local members to participate. To facilitate adventurism the room was divided into separate listening stations with a section for Budget Headphones, Mid Priced Headphones, High-end Headphones, and a Price No Object System featuring the amazing MrSpeakers VOCE Electrostatic Headphone with the HeadAmp Blue Hawaii Electrostatic Headphone Amplifier driven by a PS Audio DirectStream Junior DAC, as well as a Gaming Headphone display allowing people to experience the mind blowing Audeze MOBIUS head tracking headphone.

The music for the High-end display was controlled through tablet computers using Roon to distribute wireless streaming music via Bluesound networking components and the Questyle Audio SHB2 Super Source (streaming directly to the Questyle Audio CMA Twelve).

With a 50/50 mix of enthusiasts and Personal Audio newcomers the event was a rousing success allowing many to experience audiophile quality headphones for the very first time and opening many eyes to the possibilities of Personal Audio and what pleasure can be found in listening to music through proper sound equipment.

Needless to say, I, and everybody else, had a great time and felt the trip was well worth making.​
-Gary Alan Barker

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Our Hosts John Marshall and Tammy Gerlach​

A panoramic view of The Audio Video Boutique & Design Studio

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The Budget Headphone display

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The Budget Headphone display

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The Mid Priced Headphone display

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The High End display – Bluesound Node 2i, PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC, HeadAmp GSX Mk2 Balanced Headphone Amp, Focal Utopia Tournaire Gold/Diamond Headphones, Spirit Torino Twin Pulse Isobaric Headphones, Questyle Audio CMA Twelve Wireless Reciever/DAC/Headphone Amplifier, Spirit Torino Grand Isobaric Headphones, Sennheiser HDVD 800 Headphone Amp, MrSpeakers ETHER2 Headphones and the Ampandsound Kenzie Headphone Amp.


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The Price No Object System featuring the amazing MrSpeakers VOCE Electrostatic Headphone with the HeadAmp Blue Hawaii Electrostatic Headphone Amplifier driven by a PS Audio DirectStream Junior DAC

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The Gaming Headphone display

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The Fabulous MrSpeakers ETHER2 Headphones and the Ampandsound Kenzie Headphone Amp.

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The Questyle Audio SHB2 Super Source and QP2R DAP

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Spirit Torino Grand and Twin Pulse Isobaric Headphones

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Astell&Kern Portable Music Player display

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The Audio Video Boutique & Design Studio

353 E. Bonneville Ave., STE 175

Las Vegas, NV 89101

702-948-9262

INFO@THEAVBOUTIQUE.COM
 
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