AudioCon 2018, at The Source AV June 9-10th

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  1. netforce

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    https://www.facebook.com/AudioCon-June-917255918475737/

    The Source A/V
    3035 Kashiwa St., Suite 101
    Torrance, CA
    90505
    1-310-534-9900​

    June 9-10th 10am-6pm, The Source AV is hosting AudioCon in our store. Hosting McMasters Classes and the McIntosh Clinic for McIntosh equipment (Signups required).

    Raffling off the $1800 McIntosh Clock, the MCLK12 and Sonus Faber Chameleon Bookshelf Speakers.

    Audeze will be joining us and will have some b-stock headphones to sell, trying to get them to bring in the Mobius for demo. And possibly a new headphone reveal from them...

    Sennheiser is letting us borrow the HD820 for the event.

    And Woo Audio is lending us their preproduction Woo 3ES electrostatic amp for the show. Got the Voce and 009 in store to test it out with but feel free to bring in whatever estat headphone you would like to test it with.

    Finally, we got a total of two headphones to announce at the event, I know about one but am in the dark about the other.
     
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    Few updates and new additions and announcements.

    Audeze B-stock headphones will be the event will be the LCD-2 Rosewood and Bamboo.

    UE will be at AudioCon and will be bringing the UE Live Pro for demo, along with a 3d scanner and will be giving out a free UE900S with purchase of a UE!

    Woo Audio also just sent in a prototype WA11 for the event, fun guy to demo this weekend.

    And finally, we set up one of the side rooms for people to bring their own gear.

    Look forward to those who can make it.
     
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    looking forward to the 2 new headphones. Will will know by the end of today ? :)
     
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    New headphone.....

    Audeze LCD-2C Closed Back, $899 price point, looking like a July release, exclusive to dealers only, pictures coming soon.

    LCD-2C ended up being a headphone Audeze sold exclusively direct even though they were telling dealers they were going to be sold to dealers. The Closed back will be the opposite and will be sold through only dealers and not through Audeze direct.
     
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    Which is the other new headphone? You said in the first post: "we got a total of two headphones to announce at the event" :)
     
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    So looks like he second company that was supposed to announce couldn't actually make it out today so we only had the LCD-2C Closed back to announce.
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    The Spirit Torino headphones were brought last minute so even though they were previously announced at Munich, they were shown I believe in the first time in USA
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    Photos courtesy of Miceblue
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/aud...one-announcements.881056/page-4#post-14295650
     
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    I like the look of the Audeze closed back.
     
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    Never heard of Spirit Torino before. Are they modded Grados?
     
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    So what the distributor told me, the maker of those headphones started by modding Grados and from there he started making his own headphones. The drivers are unique and custom but shares the same design and pads of the Grados. The leather is individually selected per headphone and real Italian leather.

    Twin driver and single driver units. Here is the website:
    http://www.spiritsoundesign.com/en
     
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    Grado sound, modded or otherwise, is not for everyone. How similar do they sound I wonder?
     
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    Grados are, for me, the sonic equivalent of a bald hairdresser, I hope the Spirit Torino sounds different.
     
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    Wasn't the Ananda and I thought that was also already revealed at Munich show.

    The week before the event, I was told there was going to be a second headphone announced next to the LCD-2C Closed Back but wasn't told the company name. Day of the event, Audeze shows up in the morning with their new headphone, but second company was no where to be found.

    It is confusing and I still don't really understand what happened
    Been a while since I used some Grados, even my own SR60i I don't think has been plugged in for a few years.

    Comfort felt like a Grado with the giant pads. Had to align the driver directly otherwise it just sounded off.

    Had a quick demo of it and found it better than my usual experiences hearing Grados in the past. The treble wasn't piercing, mids was nice and present, bass was strong but not overly so, soundstage was a bit average. Better than the other Grados I have heard in the past.
     
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