UK 2012 Head-Fi Meet - September 15th Cambridgeshire.
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Post meet us hoary oldies will be supping our warm real ale and bemoaning the demise of MONO recordings - STEREO is just so wrong and sounds awful.  
 

 
Cheers
 
While I have grown to appreciate a good ale in my few years, the mystical art of MONO recordings still alludes me, I should inform you however I am a staunch disciple O' Great King of MONO :p
 
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A coat or two of Cuprinol or Ronseal and your woodies will withstand the worst vestiges of the British weather! 
 
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Andy.
 
 
I'll do a search to understand more about the sonic impact of applying these wood preservatives. Given the lengths I've seen the Grado modding community go to, I'm sure it's been done!
 
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jr41,
 
RFI interference is a major factor too and contributes to deleterious sound, so make a tin foil hat and wear it underneath your Grado's, as the metal content of the foil refracts the RFI. If brain overheating occurs, a colander is a good breathable alternative.
 

 
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I'll do a search to understand more about the sonic impact of applying these wood preservatives. Given the lengths I've seen the Grado modding community go to, I'm sure it's been done!
 
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POST MEET SOIREE
 
Guys,
 
A few meet attendees have mentioned a post meet get together and I think that it would be great to have an informal drink/meal together.
 
So... how about convening here around 18:00 as it's nearby to the event venue and Travelodge -  http://www.menzieshotels.co.uk/hotels/south-central/cambridge/how-to-find-us/
 
The restaurant is open to non guests and the sample menu looks pretty good - http://www.menzieshotels.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Menzies-Cambridge-Sample-Menu.pdf
 
I'll need to ascertain potential numbers and book a table(s) - so please shout if you're interested in dining.
 
Cheers,
 
Andy. 
 
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Put me down on the list Andy.
 
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I'm interested in the dining - though somewhat concerned about the lack of puddings on that menu.

 
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JoetheArachnid,
 
There may be a separate dessert trolley packed with scrumptious puddings and other sweet treats!
 

 
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Okay, my guest has confirmed that he'll be attending and would also like to come to the meal. So that's one extra.
 
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Here's a post specifically for Head-Fi newbies who don't own a dedicated portable headphone amplifier yet.
 
If you're still using your iPod (or other DAP/smartphone) without a headphone amp and are contemplating buying one but don't have that much disposable income, are an impoverished student, or are interminably indecisive...
 
...here's your chance to win a brand new Electric-Avenues PA2V2 headphone amplifier for nowt. I bought the amp about 2 years ago, stored and forgot about it until yesterday when it emerged from a storage box. The PA2V2 has never been used and is a great starter amp.
 
To win it there's nothing to do, apart from posting a thread message and explaining that Head-Fi is a new hobby and that you don't yet own a headphone amp.  
 
Please be HONEST and only ask for the PA2V2 if you genuinely don't have an amp yet. All entries will be put into a hat and the winner drawn at random on Tuesday 21st August at 18:00
 
Cheers,
 
Andy.
 
Surprised no-ones jumped on this. I don't have a use for one of these cause i got a J3, and it drives pretty well with my phones

 
 
 
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POST MEET SOIREE
 
Guys,
 
A few meet attendees have mentioned a post meet get together and I think that it would be great to have an informal drink/meal together.
 
So... how about convening here around 18:00 as it's nearby to the event venue and Travelodge -  http://www.menzieshotels.co.uk/hotels/south-central/cambridge/how-to-find-us/
 
The restaurant is open to non guests and the sample menu looks pretty good - http://www.menzieshotels.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Menzies-Cambridge-Sample-Menu.pdf
 
I'll need to ascertain potential numbers and book a table(s) - so please shout if you're interested in dining.
 
Cheers,
 
Andy. 

I'll have to have a think about this. £20 for food is allot for me, despite how well worded their descriptions are.
 
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I personally would be very grateful to try out the pa2v2. Audio is a new hobby for me (and one that is taking all my time) but i haven't got a portable amp for 2 reason, firstly money doesn't come exactly easy to me...and also I have read around that portable amps might not be worth the money? So I thought my money would be better spent getting good headphones instead of dividing my money up for both an amp and headphones. I currently use a saunas clip+ and some vmoda m80s, which is as far as my budget currently takes me. So like I said the pa2v2 would me greatly appreciated :)
 
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geeta182,
 
I think you've chosen a really good pair of headphones.  I haven't heard the PA2V2 so I can't comment on how well it works with the M80s, but from my experience the M80s don't change as much with a portable amp.  Compared to the clip+ though you'd probably have a much cleaner output so it definitely wouldn't hurt!
 
Some headphones respond a lot more to what's driving them, so it's really hard to know in advance.  I'm really interested in trying a bunch of different setups at the meet to find the best pairings (for my tastes).
 
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geeta182,
 
As the sole entrant thus far, I'd say that you're in a pretty good position to receive the amp!
 
Cheers,
 
Andy. 
 
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I personally would be very grateful to try out the pa2v2. Audio is a new hobby for me (and one that is taking all my time) but i haven't got a portable amp for 2 reason, firstly money doesn't come exactly easy to me...and also I have read around that portable amps might not be worth the money? So I thought my money would be better spent getting good headphones instead of dividing my money up for both an amp and headphones. I currently use a saunas clip+ and some vmoda m80s, which is as far as my budget currently takes me. So like I said the pa2v2 would me greatly appreciated
 
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