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March 31st, 2019 Carolina CanFest 8 Fantastic Venue

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  1. DannyB Contributor
    We have a FANTASTIC location for the Carolina CanFEST 7!
    It is located in Charlotte, just north of Uptown, and has an amazing history. Henry Ford used the facility to make Model T cars. In WW2 it was used to produce missiles. Currently, the 70-acre area is being redeveloped as Charlotte’s largest adaptive reuse project, a unique space where entrepreneurs, artists, and community builders connect and create. Several of the original buildings are being preserved. They are amazing including the old Boiler Room. It is the past, present an future all rolled into one. This is an event not to be missed.

    A special note from Justin Wilson of HeadAmp:
    justin w.

    Sponsor: HeadAmp

    Joined: Jun 3, 2006
    Location: Charlottesville, VA
    Posts: 3,271
    Likes: 459

    Hi Danny, HeadAmp would definitely like to attend again and sponsor the event if possible!

    We'll bring our new GS-X mini amp, of course, the Blue Hawaii SE and Gilmore Lite mk2 as well, with sources from Mytek like the wireless Brooklyn Bridge and Chord Hugo TT2 + M Scaler (if our next shipment arrives before then).

    If anyone wants to try a particular headphone please check here to see what we have: https://www.headamp.com/product-category/headphones/

    Might even bring a HIFIMAN Shangri-la Sr electrostatic headphone in addition to the STAX SR-009S and MrSpeakers VOCE!

    Justin has been a most kind and gracious supporter of previous CanFESTs and his involvement always makes it a more special event. Thank you, Justin.

    Below is a link to the facility. We will have a beautiful 1800 sq ft meeting space and will plan to use it from 9 AM - 4 PM on Sunday, March 31st. Set up will start at 9AM.

    WIFI will be available!



    In the meantime, please send me a list of the gear you are planning to bring and/or sell so I can post that information. Also, let me know if you have any connection to manufacturers and /or retailers that may want to attend, or send equipment if they are not able to be present, so we can extend an invitation to them. I will contact Moon Audio and iFi.

    Update on iFI:
    Lawrance, of iFI, will be sending us the Pro iCAN and Pro iDSD. This will be a real treat. Thank you, Lawrance.

    Finally, while CanFEST is not primarily for the purpose of buying/selling/trading equipment it is definitely allowed.

    Directions to the facility are on their website.

    There is no cost to park and no fee to attend.

    I look forward to a fun and fantastic time.

    List updated: 01/31/19
    Special thanks to RastaDolphin for his continued assistance in updating this information.


    Army Firedawg











    Justin Wilson of HeadAmp





    RastaDolphin (+1)




    A bunch of state of the art equipment from Justin of HeadAmp. PLUS

    AKD k240 Monitor

    AKG K1000

    Audeze LCD-2 (pre-fazor)

    Audeze LCD-4 (x2)

    Audeze LCD-XC

    Audio Technica ATH-W1000Z

    Audio Technica ATH-M40

    Beyerdynamic DT770

    Bose QC-25

    Bowers & Wilkins P7

    Bowers & Wilkins P9

    Denon D7000

    Edifier H850

    Edifier W855BT

    Focal Elex

    Focal Utopia

    Grado HP1000

    Grado RS-1

    Grado SR80e

    Hifiman HE-400 (for sale)

    HiFiMAN Jade (original electrostatic headphone)

    Koss ESP950

    Koss KSC75

    Koss Portapro

    Meze 99 Classics

    Monoprice Monolith M 1060

    Oppo 3

    Oppo PM-1

    Sennheiser HD650 (x2)

    Sennheiser HD660 s

    Sennheiser PX-100 II

    Sennheiser PXC550


    Empire Ears Hermes VI (custom)

    Fiio EX1

    Fiio F5

    Klipsch S4


    Several state of the art amplifiers, including the BLUE HAWAII from Justin of HeadAmp. PLUS

    Audio Technica AT-HA5000

    Ecp torpedo

    Eddie Current Black Diamond

    Eddie Current ZDS

    Fiio A5

    Gustard H20

    JDS Labs Atom

    MOTH 2A3 (with RCA monoplate 2A3 tubes)

    PASS Labs HP1

    Schiit Freya

    Schiit Fulla 2

    Schiit Jotunheim

    Schiit Lyr 2

    Schiit Magni 3

    Schiit Modi 2

    Schiit Modi 3

    Schiit Ragnarok

    Schiit Vidar

    Sennheiser HDVD800 Amp with DAC

    Woo 22

    Yamaha A-S300


    Cambridge Audio Dacmagic 100

    LKS 004

    PS Audio DigitalLink 3

    Schiit Yggdrasil

    Sources / Other:

    Auralic Aries / Vega

    CARY Audio 306SACD player

    Custom balanced cable for Audeze LCD

    Last edited: Mar 10, 2019
  2. mitchell2001
    I'm down
  3. Afghan Vet
    I’m certainly interested!
  4. DannyB Contributor
    I am not sure you will be able to attend.
    So far, your preliminary background check isn't looking so good. However, the committee will wait until the final report comes in.

    It appears that in your younger years you actually did some good things to help our country, like serve in the military. We are not sure that someone as upstanding as you will fit into our lowly group. Food for thought: do not do good things in your youth as it may come back to haunt you.

    I will update you as soon as a final decision is reached. However, a crisp $100 bill might obviate the need for us to continue the background check. Be confident that I will make sure this "donation" gets to the "right place".
    Afghan Vet likes this.
  5. AthenaZephyrian
    i'd make the trip! Fore sure!!

    Also, is this blackmail?
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2018
  6. buke9
    Well might be interested also. My Sister has a place in Asheville so might be a stop over point. If it matters I did spend 6 years in the Navy from 82 to 88 if that also helps me out with the background check ; )
  7. dailydoseofdaly
    Im in sounds fun
  8. AthenaZephyrian
    I'm probably in. Just need to figure out transportation :) I can bring my stax ^-^
  9. golfbravobravo
    Probably in, depending on dates etc.....
  10. jazzk
    i have interest in attending depending on date!!!!!!
  11. vc1187
    Count me in
  12. Army-Firedawg
    I'm definitely on board!
  13. KmanChu
    I'll try to make it, just depends on the dates...
  14. jamwagon
    Last year was freakin awesome. Wish I had gotten there earlier to audition all the Schiit products! It was definitely a highlight meeting Justin from HeadAmp and getting some time in on the SR-009s. Also big shout out to whomever brought the other pair of SR-009s and that beautiful blue colored Blue Hawaii! Anyways, I'm definitely in!
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