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If any of you are in the market for a rather nice sounding NOS DAC ... there's a MHDT Constantine on Ebay for 250.00.

http://cgi.ebay.com/MHDT-Constantine...3A1|240%3A1318

...

Pretty darn good deal.
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S1rrah I missed you by about 10 minutes. I had a work Picnic across town that I could not get out of. I was in attendance for the last hour and a half, and then we all went out for dinner and drinks. My only disappointment was that I did not get any time on the Stax equipment and I did not get a chance to talk to the person with the MPX3. I suppose I will get my own impressions soon enough.

Although I only got limited time I did get a chance to listen to almost all of Shelly's cans (except the K701 ) . The recabled 650's are for sure top notch. I did not hear any cable better than the Zu. If you are in the market you might want to try to find one used.

At dinner, everyone agreed that the Paradisea and the Havana sound well beyond their price tags. I would say I was content but I might pull the trigger on a used Havana in the future.

Overall, very nice people with some amazing equipment. I can't wait until next year. Great pics! If you want to come over and demo the Singlepower when it comes in just let me know.

P.S. I got my Bendix Red Bank today! It should be here next week.
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@ Gollie:

Sorry I missed you, friend.

Re: Bendix 6385 ...

Mine came in today while I was perving out on all the equipment at the meet!

I've been listening to it all night (well, from about 8pm to 11pm) ...

I LOVE IT! Uber detail, quiet and great soundstage with the Havana.

Hard to believe ... but I like it quite a bit more than the Bendix 2C51. The detail and clarity is just amazing.

Speaking of the Havana vs. the Paradisea+ ... they are VERY close in sound quality ...

The Havana is ever so slightly more detailed and dynamic sounding ... the lack of any sort of OPAMP becomes noticeable after a few listens ... and ... considering that MHDT is discontinuing production of the Havana some time this year (see my recent post to the Havana thread at Head-fi) ... it might be worth picking one up if you find it available!

I know I'm going to do whatever I have to in order to keep the one they have sent/loaned me.

Orcin (the main organizer of the Houston meet) has already expressed interest in some follow up, rather low-profile get togethers at either of our homes ... so if we finalize/decide on something, we'll give you a heads up so you can bring your stuff to join us.

Great meet today.

My first.

I was truly blown away by the good vibes and the abundant equipment.

A huge and victorious day of listening.

    
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My Own Ghey Self(tm):

"Knowing it" ... or ... more appropriately ... "discovering it" ... at the recent Houston/Head-fi.or/meet ...

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...

Yes.

I'm reclining and feeling uber Ghey.

But *DAMN* did that rather basic Stax System(tm) sound fine!

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My Own Ghey Self(tm):

"Knowing it" ... or ... more appropriately ... "discovering it" ... at the recent Houston/Head-fi.or/meet ...
You look "into it" .

I'm so glad you got to experience the meet man. Not only that, you guys have essentially founded the basis for what appears to be an exceptionally strong group in the Houston area. I would not at all be surprised for Houston to take up one of the top spots for national meet consideration in the future. The amount and quality of gear you guys compiled was pretty nuts, to say the least.
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@ Soloz2

...

I'm giving some serious play time to your Cardas "Resolution" wire tonight.

Running it from the Havana DAC to the Stello HP100 ... (BTW: I'm going to do everything in my power to keep the loaner Havana LOVE IT! )

Going to be comparing them to your provided "Reference" silver wire and my own and much loved Audio Arts IC-3 (copper/silver hybrid) cables ...

Just snapped this:

...



...

BTW, as stated via PM ... my roomy has gotten all enamored with your silver "Reference" cables and so let me know the bottom line when you get the PM.

I can forward his head-fi user name if you want to talk directly.

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Where do you guys buy your audio racks? My current table is not wide enough for the MPX. I might just go to Target or RacksandStands.com that I found on Google.

I want something with 3 or 4 shelves and maybe a drawer for the tubes.
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Where do you guys buy your audio racks? My current table is not wide enough for the MPX. I might just go to Target or RacksandStands.com that I found on Google.

I want something with 3 or 4 shelves and maybe a drawer for the tubes.
Go for whatever you like the looks of best. Some people will preach that you must use a rack with particle board, etc., for better isolation from vibration or what-have-you.

I love glass, for me it adds a lot of style to the aesthetic presentation:



I might add that I'm loving the cover on my amp, makes it minimalistic in style.
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Where do you guys buy your audio racks? My current table is not wide enough for the MPX. I might just go to Target or RacksandStands.com that I found on Google.

I want something with 3 or 4 shelves and maybe a drawer for the tubes.
I built mine, but not everyone can do that, and to be honest to really have done it good I would have needed to spend about double my budget. What I have is good, but it could have been much better.

I've heard good things about these, especially for the money:
http://av123.com/component/option,co...,31/Itemid,37/

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Go for whatever you like the looks of best. Some people will preach that you must use a rack with particle board, etc., for better isolation from vibration or what-have-you.

I love glass, for me it adds a lot of style to the aesthetic presentation:



I might add that I'm loving the cover on my amp, makes it minimalistic in style.
hardwood would be better than particleboard.
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Just sold my HD580's and my LD-MKIII :[ :[ :[. Damn car troubles. Well I still have my DT's and my SE530's. Sigh.
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