Philly area Meet Jan 28th 2018 Impressions Thread
Jan 29, 2018 at 8:13 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 55

leesure

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Thank you to everyone who came out to the meet! I hope you all had as much fun as I did!

Speacial thank you ti iFi for sending gear to audition AND for donating an I-DSD Nano Black to the raffle! Congrats to @Mullet for winning it!

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Additional thanks go to Woo Audio for sending a WA33 for people to listen to...and for donating 2 headphone stands for the raffle!

Thanks also to Justin from @HeadAmpTeam for driving up from VA with a BHSE, a GSX mk2 and a G-Lite mk2 as well as a mix of headphones!

Award for furthest away goes to @Mshenay who drove in rom South Carolina just for the meet!

Award for best helper and all around great guy goes to @Packgrog ! Thank you SO very much, Aaron!

It was a blast and we will definitely do it again next year!

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Jan 29, 2018 at 8:59 AM Post #4 of 55

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Happy to help! Thanks to Lee for hosting (and feeding us), and to everyone else for bringing some fascinating gear!
 
Jan 29, 2018 at 9:57 AM Post #5 of 55

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Excellent meet
super excited to meet all of you guys

Again big things to Lee for extending his amazing studio towards us as well as for being an all-around excellent host

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I've heard Stax on more than a few occasions, but this is the first I've heard from Justin's Amp!

My last listen it was just too soft, but there was an excellent sense of presence and tactility with this set up! I was impressed at how perfectly balanced it all was, a nice body in the mid range, good clean/clear attack on the notes, a touch of sweetness on the decay of the guitars, good solid tautness in the low bass and an excellent crispness in the drums!

It's everything you could ask for! All in one headphone lol
 
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Jan 29, 2018 at 9:58 AM Post #6 of 55

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Please take a moment to tell us what you enjoyed listening to the most, and why!
 
Jan 29, 2018 at 10:20 AM Post #7 of 55

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Argons!! I'm excited to send in my Mrk III to get modded!
 
Jan 29, 2018 at 10:27 AM Post #8 of 55

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Living vicariously through these photos. One question, what are the cans with the maroon center & gold(?) parts? Don't think I've ever seen them before.
 
Jan 29, 2018 at 11:07 AM Post #9 of 55

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Pretty sure they were Telefunken
 
Jan 29, 2018 at 11:12 AM Post #11 of 55

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Obviously not sure how they sound, but they look awesome.

I got to listen to them briefly, they sounded pretty good! Quite balanced with a nice full low end. An they were indeed Telefunkens
 
Jan 29, 2018 at 11:14 AM Post #12 of 55

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Lee,
Thank you for hosting again this year. This is the second year that I have shown, and I expect to be able to do so again next year.
I appreciate the opportunity to both hear gear, and also talk with other enthusiasts.
Steve
 
Jan 29, 2018 at 12:55 PM Post #13 of 55

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Living vicariously through these photos. One question, what are the cans with the maroon center & gold(?) parts? Don't think I've ever seen them before.

I think the headphones you're referring to are not the Telefunkens that @talan7 had, which sounded very good for $100-ish headphones - well that's at least what he bought them at. They go for $300 on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/TELEFUNKEN-E...7248582&sr=8-4&keywords=telefunken+headphones

The headphones pictured are the Avantone Pro MP1s. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MixPhones They weren't my cup of tea. They were OK, but didn't seem to have any bass at all. They sort of reminded me of Sony 7506s.
 
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Jan 29, 2018 at 1:01 PM Post #14 of 55

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I think the headphones you're referring to are not the Russian made Telefunkens that @talan7 had, which sounded very good for $100-ish headphones - well that's at least what he bought them at. They go for $300 on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/TELEFUNKEN-E...7248582&sr=8-4&keywords=telefunken+headphones

The headphones pictured are the Avantone Pro MP1s. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MixPhones They weren't my cup of tea. They were OK, but didn't seem to have any bass at all. They sort of reminded me of Sony 7506s.
Yeah it was the Avantone that caught my eye. Pity about the lack of bass.
 
Jan 29, 2018 at 3:24 PM Post #15 of 55

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@leesure thanks again for hosting this meet, its one I look forward to every year.

Listened to some very cool stuff at this meet, a stand out to me was the Feliks Elise, very enjoyable tube amplifier with a slightly relaxed sound, shame the price has gone up. Looking forward to reading people's impressions and comparisons, especially of the prototypes we brought to the meet.
 

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