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Sounds like I need to call my cousin Ron and tell him I'm coming to visit. He just had a little girl so I could go under the pretense that I'm visiting my new cousin .

I can see it now:

My cousin and his wife: "We're so happy you could come visit, Julian. Come see your new cousin... Julian? ... Julian?

Me:*Surreptitiously making my way out the front door to avoid the somewhat guilty feeling of being caught going to meet up with total strangers in lieu of spending time with my cousin and his family*

Sometimes its just important to realize what your priorities are .
Lol. This club is definitely where you belong .
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Everyone from the Mid-West - READ THIS.

It's not a sure thing yet, but it's pretty safe to say that it's going to happen. Stacy, whom I've might previously, is a great girl who is going to serve as a wonderful hostess for this gathering. If you are at all interested, set aside August 2nd to make this trip.

Joel - it's less than a month's notice, but maybe you have contacts you can utilize in Chicago? If it is at all possible for you to make it to this meet, lmk.
I have some friends in Chicago that I could stay with.

Just have to figure out the money and gear transport.

I'll keep you posted.

    
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speaking of meets, looks like a date has been chosen for the next Tornoto meet. July 26th.
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they have toronto meets?
once i get some gear and a car i will have to try and make one
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So it turns out that cdp's are second only to amps in terms of bombarding me with choices. Here's what came out on top:



Should be arriving early next week. I hope to have a PS-1 added as well so I can do come comparisons.

Jacob - as it turns out that NAD I was looking at was actually a C521i, not a BEE. So I decided to pass and grab the Marantz instead.
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So it turns out that cdp's are second only to amps in terms of bombarding me with choices. Here's what came out on top:



Should be arriving early next week. I hope to have a PS-1 added as well so I can do come comparisons.

Jacob - as it turns out that NAD I was looking at was actually a C521i, not a BEE. So I decided to pass and grab the Marantz instead.
you're getting my CDP?!?! I sold it a few months ago and I think you'll be the 3rd person to get it after me... oh, btw.... I have a lifetime warranty for it
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you're getting my CDP?!?! I sold it a few months ago and I think you'll be the 3rd person to get it after me... oh, btw.... I have a lifetime warranty for it
Sorry, bad phrasing on my part. It's not the exact one you owned, just a plain old CD5001 .

Wait though, is that a pic of yours that I posted? I found it on HF and thought it was a real nice pic so that's why I included it.
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Not to detract from the excitement surrounding these meets, but I've been spending a fair amount of time over the past few weeks attempting to put together a tentative plan of action for introducing myself into the world of headphone audiophilia.

As much as I love my Koss SB-40s, I'm nearing the point in time where I'll be taking the plunge into a bigger and better/more expensive world. I have a few hang ups in my plan, but I've made the decision to take it slow at first (or as slow as my relatively obsessive personality will allow ).

I've decided that my first headphone purchase will either be a pair of denon d2ks or a pair of audio technica ad900s. The reason for this decision being that both pair of headphones are low impedence, and from my understanding, they sound decent enough without an amp. When I do get an amp, they'll scale well enough as to warrant their initial purchase over the less expensive entry level phones (hd 555s, a700s, ad700s etc.). That being said, I'm leaning toward the denons.

I'll be upgrading my source very soon(not hard when its onboard sound lol) as well, but I've been racking by brain about whether to pick up a soundcard or a usb dac. I'm well aware that the dac will sound better, but since a lot of the higher end dacs that I see myself upgrading to accept either optical or coaxial spdif as opposed to usb, I thought it might be more futureproof to make my initial purchase a high end soundcard (prelude, claro + etc.) that will act as a bit perfect transport when I upgrade my system.

Later down the road (not too much later I hope), I'll pick up a decent amp and have something resembling a decent setup.

Hopefully I didn't bore you all with that, but I've spent so much time thinking about this, that I had to share it with someone who doesn't think I'm crazy (My mom literally laughs at me when I start talking about headphones).
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(or as slow as my relatively obsessive personality will allow ).
I can already tell you'll do fine around these parts.



...

Anyway ...

I think the Denon's would make a great intro set of cans.

Not too familiar with the Audiotechnicas (but I *do* have a couple of their mics!)

...

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oh god, i can get a brand new pair of SE 530's for 240, legally, with warranty as its not being bought over ebay GOIIIH
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