['Mini-Con'!] Arizona Head-Fi Meet: February 10th, 2018 Impressions

  1. VRacer-111
    Sounds like y'all had a good meet and time! Greg, I'm going to go ahead and put the September meet down in my plans - unless something major happens I definitely intend to make that meet.
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  2. koover
    That would be so very cool.
    I hope everything falls into place man as I’ll finally have an opportunity to meet and hang out with you. Stay in touch!
  3. Allanmarcus
    Is there a date for the Sept meet?
  4. Coolzo
    Yes indeed, September 15th :)
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  5. Hibuckhobby
    I only had a chance to stay a short time, but may have the long distance award (minnesota).
    Great to meet a few of you..Coolzo, nice to put a face with the handle. Great time with the Stax
    And getting to know Justin from AmpsandSound. Jumping on the Leeloo train.
    Great meet!
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  6. Muinarc
    Awesome meet everyone! Big thanks to our organizers @Coolzo @Destroysall and @koover, I know a lot of effort went into this and it is much appreciated! Also thank you to @Jason Stoddard and the Schiit team for sponsoring our event and sending the awesome Schiit Kit along!

    Also a big thank you to Peter @HeadAmpTeam, Chris @Audeze, and Justin @ampsandsound for taking the time and effort to travel to Phoenix to take part and provide some of their gear to sample!

    And a big thanks to everyone else that managed to visit. We had a lot of fun and these things feel really empty if no one schleps their gear to the meet. It takes all of us to make these as fun as they have been.

    I tried to do a better job of taking some photos for this thread than last time. I took them early in the day so apologies to anyone that arrived or setup a little later and I didn't capture (or forgot >_< ). Also apologies for my *very* poor photography skills :p

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  7. balderon Contributor
    @Muinarc your photography skills are not poor at all! You have some good shots. Thank you for capturing our day in pictures.
  8. Destroysall Contributor
    These are not all the photos, I wasn't able to get through editing all of them, but I hope to upload some more by this weekend. This meet was brilliant! I got to hear all kinds of new setups. My highlights were Audeze's LCD-2C,.the Spirit Labs, and the plethora of ampandsound's product lineup! Thank you everyone who came down to our humble meet and I hope to see you in Fall!

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  9. dontfeedphils
    Good thing my ridiculous hipster haircut was looking good that day. Got a pretty good pic of the back of my dome lol.
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  10. koover
    Lookin good and stylin!
  11. ibob4tacoz
    Looks like I missed this one. Wish I made it. Ray LaMontagne's Trouble album needs a better pair of cans to go through. Darn-tootin'. Won't be able to make the next one, or anymore for awhile. Have fun guys!
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  13. ZMG885
    This was my first meet, and I was blown away over how awesome it was. Got to try out some much gear. Big thanks to everyone involved in setting up the meet :)
  14. Allanmarcus
    I forgot to post my impressions. These are my raw notes from the meet. Add two grains of salt.

    Apex pinnacle
    Very full sound. Able to reach deep and very full

    BW2 not enough juice
    Compared to pmx2- pmx2 seems to have a little fuller mids
    Maybe a but soft or light on the bass
    Similar results on a milo

    Very nice
    Not all the comfortable. Pads were compressed, which might explain
    Good stage
    Very details. Bass could a little tighter
    Extremely good for $350-$400
    Maybe a little sibilant

    Eddie current mass drop ZDT jr
    Quite similar to the BW2
    Does not extend as low as the BW2, maybe. Still very good

    LCD-4 200ohm
    Very tight bass and good detail and instrument separation.
    Utopia is more dynamic
    LCD-4 is very laid back compared to the utopia.
    LCD-x is more neutral. Good bass extension. Still missing a sparkle

    Good bass. Pleasant to listen to. Comfortable. Audeze’s house sound. Laid back, but good. Maybe an HD650 upgrade.

    RME dac
    Skippy really likes it

    Very clean. Good bass slam. Clear. Also using a yggy dac

    Very retro
    Sounds good. Not as much slam as the black widow

    Amps and sound mogwai
    Special tubes (80/pair)
    6889 to kt88 adapter
    1850 stock tubes
    25% off this one
    Very very impactful with stank
    Great stage
    Mogwai special edition (from grizzly beast)
    Sounds great. As impactful
    Only using iPad as source.
    Excellent tonal balance

    Headamp gs-x mk2
    Very clean sounding, but dry
    More like electrostatic sound, better bass than electrostatic, but smoother, less dynamic punch, than the utopia

    More bass than susvara
    Less critical than the susvara, more fun
    Would recommend.


    after hearing the Mainline, I ordered one! It was on sale :)
    I'm still finishing my Crack, but the mainline should be a fun upgrade.

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