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Don't know how much of those I'll get through ... but rest assured it will be quite a bit this evening ...

    
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I'm back.

It was amazing, like being in a dream.

I got there, and the first rig I listened to was Ray's Meridian 508 CD player > RSA B52 > Sony R10. $15,000 setup to start off the meet. I'll be creating a dedicated thread to my impressions, but here are just a few quick notes:

- JVC DX1000 will probably be my next pair of headphones. They are AMAZING.

- Grado HP1000 is very, very good. I feel lucky to have listened to them.

- Grado RS1 sounds completely different than my 225 woodies. Honestly, I prefer my 225's. They produce a sound that is closer to what I'm looking for. This is not to say the RS1 aren't great, because they are. It just isn't what I'm aiming at.

- I didn't listen to the Zana Deux near as much as I'd have liked. What I did hear was certainly impressive though.

- I spent a lot of time with Vlad's Meridian 508 > Singlepower Extreme rig. If Soloz'/Jacob's MPX3 even sounds 3/4 as good I think I'll have made a very wise investment.

- I don't care for Beyer at all really. Even Darth Beyers. The sound just isn't what I prefer.

For S1rrah - there was only 1 other DAC present; everyone was using high-end cd players for sources. The 0404 and Keces DA-131 are basically on-par with one another. The 0404 is darker, which I prefer.

More to come tomorrow, with a crapload of pictures to boot. People don't lie about the power of attending a meet though - you learn so much so quickly .

Best wishes everyone.
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I'm back.

It was amazing, like being in a dream.

I got there, and the first rig I listened to was Ray's Meridian 508 CD player > RSA B52 > Sony R10. $15,000 setup to start off the meet. I'll be creating a dedicated thread to my impressions, but here are just a few quick notes:

- JVC DX1000 will probably be my next pair of headphones. They are AMAZING.

- Grado HP1000 is very, very good. I feel lucky to have listened to them.

- Grado RS1 sounds completely different than my 225 woodies. Honestly, I prefer my 225's. They produce a sound that is closer to what I'm looking for. This is not to say the RS1 aren't great, because they are. It just isn't what I'm aiming at.

- I didn't listen to the Zana Deux near as much as I'd have liked. What I did hear was certainly impressive though.

- I spent a lot of time with Vlad's Meridian 508 > Singlepower Extreme rig. If Soloz'/Jacob's MPX3 even sounds 3/4 as good I think I'll have made a very wise investment.

- I don't care for Beyer at all really. Even Darth Beyers. The sound just isn't what I prefer.

For S1rrah - there was only 1 other DAC present; everyone was using high-end cd players for sources. The 0404 and Keces DA-131 are basically on-par with one another. The 0404 is darker, which I prefer.

More to come tomorrow, with a crapload of pictures to boot. People don't lie about the power of attending a meet though - you learn so much so quickly .

Best wishes everyone.
RE: 0404 ... I'm most likely going to just pick up another one soon ... thanks!

...

So give us some thoughts on the uber expensive RS tube amps!

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RE: 0404 ... I'm most likely going to just pick up another one soon ... thanks!

...

So give us some thoughts on the uber expensive RS tube amps!

<salivating>

They are pretty sweet. I listened to the B52 with balanced R10's and single-ended HD600's, the Apache with balanced K701's and balanced HD600's, and the Raptor with single-ended HD600's and single-ended K400's.

The B52 is indescribable. Combined with the R10 I can truly say that I heard reproduction so accurate that I might as well have been listening to the performance in real life. It was phenomenal.

The Apache is excellent with Sennheiser and AKG. I listened to the balanced K701 with some jazz music and female vocals, and it really made me start dancing a little bit. Very smooth and very accurate.

The Raptor was good, but not for the price. I was much more impressed by the SinglePower Extreme and a few other tubes.

Believe me, I have much to talk about, but I really need to gather all my thoughts .
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post #2515 of 38119
Ray really likes his R10's that's for sure! lol


Aura you should really try to make the next Toronto meet. It's a bit of a hike, but some of the Chicago area guys go and I'd like to hear your 225's v RS1's. RS1's are on my wish list, but I've also been considering a fully custom 225 route. Granted I have other things that are more important right now so it'll probably be at least 6 months before I'm looking at investing in another pair of Grados.
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Ray really likes his R10's that's for sure! lol


Aura you should really try to make the next Toronto meet. It's a bit of a hike, but some of the Chicago area guys go and I'd like to hear your 225's v RS1's. RS1's are on my wish list, but I've also been considering a fully custom 225 route. Granted I have other things that are more important right now so it'll probably be at least 6 months before I'm looking at investing in another pair of Grados.
Yeah man R10's will ruin the rest of the listening if you're not careful .

Toronto eh? Have they set a date or anything? I figure maybe I could fly out there depending on how things go the next couple of months.

My 225's really performed great today, scaling with the SP Extreme, RSA SR71, RSA Raptor, Millet Hybrid, Zana Deux, and Rob's Ming-Da tube amp (can't remember the exact model right now). I tested them out on as many amps as time would permit. I'll certainly have more to say on RS1 vs. woody SR225.
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I wasn't too wild about the R10's. I'm not saying they aren't great cans... but just not my flavor.

date... not sure... yet, but plan to be there
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Well, I've all but given up my search for affordable HD580s. I've been searching for a set to compliment my Beyers, something that can handle my classical and jazz a bit better than they can.


So, I'm browsing around on ebay, and I stumble upon a pair of AT AD700's for $90 shipped, and, well...

they'll be here wednesday.
post #2519 of 38119
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I'm back.

It was amazing, like being in a dream.

- JVC DX1000 will probably be my next pair of headphones. They are AMAZING.

How does the sound signature differ from the SR225s?

- Grado RS1 sounds completely different than my 225 woodies. Honestly, I prefer my 225's. They produce a sound that is closer to what I'm looking for. This is not to say the RS1 aren't great, because they are. It just isn't what I'm aiming at.

I am so glad to hear you say that.

For S1rrah - there was only 1 other DAC present; everyone was using high-end cd players for sources. The 0404 and Keces DA-131 are basically on-par with one another. The 0404 is darker, which I prefer.

I am so glad to hear you say that x2.
AIM. Now.

Or when you stop dreaming about R10s.
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Sounds awesome . I wish I could go to a head-fi meet someday, nobody does them in my town.
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