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UK 2012 Head-Fi Meet - September 15th Cambridgeshire.

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  1. smial1966
    Raffle prizes list directly below (Updated 14/09/12) only £2 a ticket!
     
    HiFiMan HE-400 re-cabled with Toxic cable - courtesy of Frank (Toxic Cables)
    3 silver cable iPod/iPhone LOD's (or mini to mini) - courtesy of Frank (Toxic Cables)
    Schiit Lyr                                                      - courtesy of Mark (Highendworkshop)
    Unspecified prize from Just Audio range     - courtesy of Justin (Just Audio)
    Unspecified prize from Amp City portfolio    - courtesy of Zain (Amp City)
    Various accessory prizes listed in post 680    - courtesy of David (MainsCablesRUs)
    12 pairs of earphones                                   - courtesy of Jack (Hisoundaudio)
    3 Mullard Magic mugs (collectors items)       - courtesy of Steve (Mullard Magic)
    Violectric V90 headphone amp             - courtesy of Fried (Violectric by Lake People)
    Solo Ultra-Linear Diamond Edition headphone amp - courtesy of Graham Slee
    RSA Emmeline "The Tomahawk" headphone amp - courtesy of me (Handsome chap) 
    Ultimate Silver Stream USB cable             - courtesy of Alister (Artisan Silver Cable)
    Halide Design DAC HD                                 - courtesy of Halide Design
    Matrix Rip USB DAC                                     - courtesy of Matrix-D
    Epiphany Acoustics EHP-O2                          - courtesy of Oliver (Epiphany Acoustics)
    Epiphany Acoustics EHP-O2D                      - courtesy of Oliver (Epiphany Acoustics)
    Epiphany Acoustics Atratus interconnects  - courtesy of Oliver (Epiphany Acoustics)
    Arcam rPAC USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier - courtesy of an anonymous donor
    KNS 8400 Studio Headphones                       - courtesy of KRK Systems 
    Bottlehead Crack with Speedball upgrade    - courtesy of Bottlehead
    Klutz Design headphone stand      - courtesy of Klutz Design & Frank (Toxic Cables)
    Orb Audio JADE to go JAPAN                          - courtesy of Orb Audio Japan
    Rothwell The River RCA interconnects           - courtesy of Rothwell Audio 
    Audio Technica ATH-EW9                               - courtesy of my friend Tim 
    Philips Fidelio L1                                              - courtesy of TBA 
    Audiotrak DR. DAC2 DX Muses Edition            - courtesy of Gyrocom 
    TeddyDAC                                                        - courtesy of Teddy Pardo
    Bespoke headphone stand                             - courtesy of Oscars Audio
    Exquisite headphone stand (details post 691)  - courtesy of Frank (Toxic Cables)
    Human Audio Tabla pico                                 - courtesy of Human Audio
    Lindemann Audio USB/DDC 24/192                 - courtesy of Lindemann Audio
    GermanMAESTRO GMP 8.35 D                     - courtesy of Robin (hifiheadphones) 
    Final Audio Design Adagio V                      - courtesy of Robin (hifiheadphones)
    AiAiAi `Capital' headphones (3 pairs)           - courtesy of AiAiAi headphones
    Audio GD NFB-10.2 headphone amp/DAC     - courtesy of Frank (Toxic Cables)
    Audinst HUD-Mini & AMP-HP                          - courtesy of Audinst Inc. 
    Morrow Audio MA1 interconnects (burnt in 10 days) - courtesy of Morrow Audio
    VIRTUS-01 headphone amp/Osram valves - courtesy of White Bird Amplification 
    AKG 701 headphone (NOS)    
     
    Edit - EQUIPMENT LIST BELOW (Updated 14/09/12)
     
    Last years head-fi meet in London was such a fantastic event and as loads of people have expressed an interest in attending one this year, I've decided to organise a meet this September.
     
    Provisionally retailers can arrive at 09:00 and attendees with a lot of gear to setup at 09:30. Doors open to everyone else at 10:00 with the raffle draw taking place at 16:00. The meet winds down from 16:30 onwards with it finishing promptly at 17:00.
     
    Bar Hill village hall, which has good access to the M11 and A1(M) via the A14 has been booked for Saturday 15th September. There is ample onsite parking, tables/chairs, a kitchen, spacious hall and accessible toilets. The hall address is - 171 The Spinney, Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB23 8SU. The hall is accessed via a residential area, so Sat Nav users enter the postcode and 171 The Spinney to pinpoint the exact location. 
     
    Bar Hill village is well served by buses from Cambridge bus depot. The Citi 5 (operated by Stagecoach) leaves every 20 minutes on Saturdays. The closest stop to the village hall is near Apple Trees.
     
    Relatively inexpensive accommodation is available at the nearby Travelodge for £32.50 per night (priced on 25/05/12). Details in thread post 565. 
     
    Due to generous sponsorship from Justin (Just Audio), Mark Dolbear (Highend Workshop), Zain (Amp City), Frank (Toxic Cables), David (Mains Cables R Us), Jack (Hisoundaudio) and Mark (Item Audio) this event will now be FREE entry. There is still room for one additional distributor/reseller to attend as any additional sponsorship will be donated to charity. N.B. There are no more distributor/reseller places available, however, it may be possible to have your equipment demonstrated by me at the meet. So please PM me if you're interested in this option. 
     
    My aspiration is to make this a free event subject to costs being covered by distributor/retailers who'll pay to exhibit their equipment. However, if sponsorship isn't forthcoming there will be an entrance charge of between £2 to £3 to cover the cost of hall hire.
     
    Please PM me your expressions of interest and what equipment you'll be bringing along. I will regularly update this thread with further information.
     
    Cheers.
     
    Andy.  
     
    P.S. Expressions of assistance greatly appreciated! 
     
    Equipment that attendees have indicated that they'll bring to the meet -
     
    Amplification:
     
    ALO Continental Mk 1 & Mk 2
    ALO Rx MK3 
    ALO The National 
    AMB M3
    Analog Design Labs Svetlana 2
    Audinst AMP-HP (modded with MUSES02 op amp)
    Bottlehead Crack OTL (Speedball upgrade)
    Burson HA-160
    Burson HA-160D
    Cary Audio HH-1
    Cavalli Liquid Lightning
    C.H.AMP
    Digizoid Z02.3
    EarSonics 911
    Earmax amp
    Fostex HP-P1
    Fiio E7
    Fiio E11
    Fiio E17
    Fi-Quest (Maxxed out)
    Furutech ADL Cruise
    Graham Slee - Voyager, Novo Discreet & Solo Ultra Linear Diamond Edition
    HeadAmp Blue Hawaii SE - TWO, YES TWO!
    Headroom Micro Amp
    HiFiMan EF5 & EF6
    HiFiDIY Panda
    iBasso P4 - DB2/PB2
    Icon Audio HP8 MKII 
    JDS Labs C421 
    JustAudio uHA-120
    Kenwood KA3020
    KingRex HQ1
    KS Projects X5
    Little Dot Mk III (various tubes)
    Mapletree Audio Ear+ HD Super II 
    Meier Audio Corda Swing
    Objective2
    RSA SR-71
    RWA Isabellina 
    Schiit Asgard, Lyr, Valhalla  (DEFINITELY new products too)
    Triad Audio Lisa III XP
    TTVJ Apex Peak
    Violectric - complete product range! 
    Woo Audio WA6 (various tubes)
     
    Headphones:
     
    AKG 550
    AKG K240DF (600 ohm) 
    Alessandro MS-1
    Audeze LCD-2 (various cables) 
    Audio Technica ATH-W1000X
    Audio Technica ATH-ES10
    Beyerdynamic DT1350
    Beyerdynamic T1
    Beyerdynamic T5p 
    Beyerdynamic DT880 (600 ohm) 
    Beyerdynamic DT990 (32 ohm)
    B&W P3 (Black)
    Denon D5000 (stock) 
    Denon AH-D2000 (modded & woodied)
    Denon/Lawton Audio MD5000 
    Denon AH-D7000
    *Etymotic HF3
    Grado RS125i (Ohrenholz modded)
    Grado RS1i
    Grado PS500
    HiFiMan HE-300
    HiFiMan HE-400
    HiFiMan HE-5LE
    HiFiMan HE-6 (x2)
    HiFiMan HE-500
    HiFiMan RE-ZERO 
    JVC DX1000 (balanced)
    KODA^2 (think Thunderpants turbo-charged)
    Magnum modded SR325i (Black Dragon cable)
    Philips Fidelio L1
    Pioneer Monitor 10
    Sennheiser HD25-1 (x2)
    Sennheiser HD595
    Sennheiser HD600
    Sennheiser HD650
    Sennheiser HD700 (pre-ordered)
    Sennheiser RS180 (wireless) 
    Sony MDR-D77
    Stax O2 Mk1 
    Stax SR-009
    *IEM's - http://www.head-fi.org/t/607311/my-iem-round-up-multiple-earphones-compared
    Ultrasone Edition 8
    Ultrasone Pro900
    V-Moda M-80
    *Westone UM2 
     
    * Denotes EARPHONES.
     
    Sources:
     
    dg Audiolabs Tranquility usb dac
    Altmann Tera-Player
    Arcam rDAC
    Arcam rPAC
    Audiolab M-DAC 
    Audiotrak Dr. DAC2 DX MUSES 
    B&O Beosound 8
    CEntrance DACport
    Cowon Z2
    Cypher Labs Algorythm Solo (CLAS)
    exaSound e18 DAC
    Eximus DP-1
    Fiio E10
    Halide Design DAC HD v1.0
    Headroom Micro DAC
    HiFiMan HM-801 & HM-602
    Human Audio Muto Dac/Tabla interface
    Iriver H120
    Iriver H340 (Rockboxed) 
    KAO Audio UD2C-HP 
    LessLoss Laminar Streamer (subject to release)
    Lindemann USB-DAC 24/192
    Marantz 2385 (or the receiver below)
    MacBook Air/Pro
    Matrix Rip USB dac 
    Musical Fidelity V-DAC II (probably with V-PSU II)
    NAD M51 DAC
    Pioneer SX-1980 (a behemoth)
    Pro-Ject CD Box 
    Pure i-20 
    Resonessence Labs Invicta DAC 
    Rega RP3 (if John is feeling brave
    Schiit Bi Frost 
    Sony Z1060 Walkman 
    Sony WM-Z (Z1060) 
    RWA iMod (x2) 
    Teac UD-H01 DAC/AMP
    Teddy Pardo TeddyDAC 
    Zune
     
    Miscellaneous:
     
    Cables & other kit from Mains Cables R Us
    Head-Fi Tuning Fuses
    LessLoss BlackBody
    Omega headphone stands
     
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  2. JoetheArachnid
    Ooh. I really enjoyed last year's and I'd be very interested in attending this one. It's pretty close to me and is before I go off to university, so no problems there.
     
    Thanks Mark for tweeting about it. [​IMG]
     
  3. jr41
    I'm game! It would be brilliant to catch up with everyone again and try out more gear! Such a great bunch of people came along last time and I'm sure this meet will be just the same.
     
    I can bring along my Grado RS1i's and AMB M³. Source wise, if I'm feeling brave enough I'll bring along my upgraded Rega RP3 and some vinyl (my new pride and joy [​IMG]), otherwise it'll be the DAC_I with a whole bunch of lossless audio loaded onto my computer.
     
    If people can add this link to their signatures it should help spread the word.
     
    Can't wait!
     
  4. smial1966
    And the ball is well and truly rolling...
     
    To avoid too much equipment duplication please indicate what gear you'll be bringing along - of course you don't have to bring kit as we just want to see you. [​IMG]
     
    I'm anticipating a lot more computer audio this year, so to kick things off I'll bring my KAO Audio UD2C-HP USB DAC and Eximus DP-1.
     
    Cheers,
     
    Andy. 
     
     
     
  5. smial1966
    We will be fed and watered...
     
    A fellow member has agreed to provide basic catering at low cost, so there'll be hot/cold beverages and snacks. 
     
    I will also bring my Magnum modded SR325i and KODA^2 headphones - think Thunderpants on heat for the latter. 
     
    Keep posting to raise the meet profile and spread the word via Facebook and Twitter if you use them.
     
    Cheers,
     
    Andy. 
     
     
     
     
  6. smial1966
    OK guys so here's the thing...

    Hiring the hall and other incidentals will cost around £200, so do I peruse sponsorship and charge distributors/resellers £50 to attend and limit the commercial element to four stalls, thereby covering my expenditure? Or do I ask distributors/resellers to donate an item from their stock and organise a raffle for attendees with the donated items as prizes? The latter option would mean charging £2-£3 for admission.

    Incidentally, any 'profits' from the event will be donated to charity. So please suggest possible charities and I'll donate any surplus monies to the charity that gets the most 'votes'.

    Keep spreading the word about the meet guys - I've started a forum thread on computer audio.

    Cheers,

    Andy.

     
  7. jr41
    Good news on the catering, that's a major bonus!
     
    I don't mind either way. It would be great to have some suppliers at the meet, as they usually have a lot of good gear to bring. If they're willing to pay toward the event, which means it's free for head-fi'ers, then that's brilliant. Otherwise a £3 admission fee is nothing for what will be a very enjoyable day!
     
  8. smial1966
    Fellow enthusiasts...

    I don't want to make spurious posts for the sake of it, but if I start to approach resellers/distributors for sponsorship and point them to this thread, there needs to be more folks expressing an interest and listing what equipment they'll bring to the meet.

    I've tried to be fair and selected a fairly central locality with good links to both northern and southern motorways, so please be more vocal and contribute to this thread.

    Cheers,

    Andy.
     
  9. smial1966
    I believe that the parlance is BUMP.
     
    [​IMG]
     
  10. alvin sawdust
    Hi Andy
     
    I am definitely interested.
     
    What is the address so I can check out for somewhere to stay?  (hopefully a village pub with real ale)
     
    Will bring LCD-2 r1 / SAA Endorphin cable, db Audiolabs Tranquility usb dac, KS Projects X5 amp and my trusty macbook.
     
    John
     
  11. MrQ
    Interested.
     
  12. Berk59
    Hello
     
    Definately up for this. Would bring my Imod, Alo Audio Continental V2 and Senheiser HD650's.
     
    Ian
     
  13. smial1966
    Ian,
     
    The ALO Continental is a great amp, powerful, non-fatiguing and slightly syrupy sounding but in a good way. I have the Mk1 version and love it. 
     
    Cheers,
     
    Andy. 
     
  14. jr41
     
    Quote:
     
    What delights are you going to bring for us this time? 
     
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