2015 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Impressions

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  1. velvetx

    velvetx Gear Master West/Vendor Spotlight Moderator

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    Hands came up wtih the great idea to make this thread a little easier to read to fix my first post so that we can have a table of contents so you can just go directly to the good stuff without having to read the whole post.

    Hands Impressions

    Impressions by the Legend

    Jexby Impressions

    Addressing the Elephant in the Room

    Money4me247 Impressions

    Impressions of How to Make me Jealous of Your Formatting 1.1
    Impressions of How to Make me Jealous of Your Formatting 1.2
    The Raw Truth: Kennerton Audio
    Planar, Planar, On the Wall, Who is the Fairest of Them All?

    thune Impressions

    Impressions by the Advanced Listener

    Velvetx Impressions

    Impressions by the Noob Day 1
    Impressions by the Noob Day 2.1
    Impressions by the Noob Day 2.2
    Impressions by the Noob Day 3.1
    Impressions by the Noob Day 3.2
    Noob's Best of Show

    If anyone else would like their thread added to the list please let me know and if possible sent me a URL link to your specific thread and I will add it. Want to stay organized on SBAF!!!!
     
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    Shhhh!!! You guys didn't hear this from me!

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    Both will be priced below $2k mark.
     
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    Can that be the new electrostat that Fang promised?

    edit: a more affordable HEK?
     
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    Me personally a few places to visit as this is not only my first RMAF but my first really big audio show (I have been to a few meets but this is on a totally different level). I will be taking some pictures of hopefully some cool new products.

    - Astell and Kern (test out the AK Jr and above line
    - Schiit (need the Gungnir Multibit vs Yggdrasil impressions solved and try out the ragnarok)
    - Questyle (I am interested in their DAP and want to see how it compares with the AK Jr and iBasso DX90
    - Audeze (I want to listen to what $4k gets me and to potentially troll)
    - Hifiman (want to test out the HE-560, HE1K, and their "new" items that we aren't allowed to talk about)
    - Sennheiser (want to give the HD-800s another try)
    - Norse Audio and other cable companies (really expensive cables I want to get a better understanding of what the cables do and if I can really notice a difference)
    - Enigmacoustics (have to listen to the Dharma)
    - Mr Speakers (want to talk to Dan about the Ether and get some more listening time)
    - Aurisonics (check out the new bravo series IEM)
    - Noble Audio (check out their UIEM)
    - Logitech (check out their UIEM)
    - And the list goes on

    I also want to meet you guys and a few other people of note.

    Just kind of curious is anyone going to the measurement workshops? I don't know since most measurements are way over my head if they will be able to explain to a noob like me what measurements mean and what the industry is doing.
     
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    This year RMAF will be handing out awards, like Oscars if you will. The leading international hifi press will anonymously vote. to Quote: "The awards will be an impartial and unbiased declaration of the world’s state-of-the art in 20 specific High-end audio categories."

    Here are the nominees for DA Converter for example:

    Bicasti M1
    Chord Hugo
    Exogal Comet
    MSB Analog Dac
    PS Audio DirectStream

    Wonder how the leading international press came up with these suspects :D
     
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    Best DAC isn't even listed??

    If it has to be that list it better not be #2 or #5.
     
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    damn! Jeff dropping the bomb and spilling the beans!
     
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    The plastic on that closed back gave me flashbacks to these old happy meal toys:

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    Nostalgia, man
     
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    While LH Labs won't be an official exhibitor at RMAF this year, we will have a Pulse Infinity in the 2.0 chassis at the MrSpeakers exhibit and a Vi DAC at the HiFiMAN showcase. Give em' a look and a listen and let me know what you think. Word has it that Exby is organizing a drinking fest and he's supposed to be buying at least the first three rounds....I'd take advantage of that if I were you guys ;-)
     
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    YOU Dawg!
    :p

    all drink coupons have already been distributed har har!
    bar opens at 10am!
     
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    10AM...Jesus....
     
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    hello,

    sounds about right.
     
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    velvetx Gear Master West/Vendor Spotlight Moderator

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    10am perfect breakfast is vodka rocks and a piece of toast. Just touched down in Denver.
     
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    velvetx could you give the vi dac a listen? that and aries mini are what I'm most anxious to hear impressions of
     
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    velvetx Gear Master West/Vendor Spotlight Moderator

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    No problem. I am trying to listen to as much as I can in a critical thinking capacity so for at least day one I will not be drinking at 10am haha.
     
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    I was humbly wondering if anyone at RMAF would be willing to try and provide their impressions of a few headphone's:
    Fostex T40/T50RP MK3
    Pioneer HDJ2000 MK2
    Sennheiser HD471

    Hopefully Thune can come back and provide his comprehensive, short and dirty can jam comparisons.
     
  18. velvetx

    velvetx Gear Master West/Vendor Spotlight Moderator

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    I'll add these to the list. I am hoping Pioneer also has their new DAP for show as well.
     
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    Can someone give me impressions of the Vi DAC & Edition X combo?
     
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