Bay Area Meet January 29, 2023

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  1. vzamayoa

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    Hi everybody! As some of you may know, we started up a local discord community centered around rebuilding the bustling Bay Area community that was before the pandemic. We have been having monthly mini meets and it's time we leveled up. We are announcing our first big meet. This will be open to everyone but it will be capacity limited to 100 200 attendees. As such, we have created an eventbrite to keep that limitation in mind (but it is entirely free). Also, we want to make sure this event is community driven. We want our community to be able to come out and share their gear and be able to try other gear on their setups. Because of limited table space, we will be taking interested parties' details and then selecting who will be able to bring in their setups. This will be handled by DM'ing Nick or Vince in the discord channel (link below). That being said, if you have headphones or IEMs (or even DAPs) that are portable, feel free to bring those with you and carry those around to test out all the cool stuff that will be there. So here are the details:

    Note: Please be conscious of your manner and hygiene. If there’s a line growing behind you or for the table, limit your listening time and come back when the table isn’t as packed. Let’s let everyone listen. Also keep in mind you will be demoing other people’s gear. Please be clean, wash up, don’t put products in your hair, clean your ears, etc. Be respectful. There’s a lot of cool gear here.

    Important notes:
    1. You will need to present your ticket at the table and receive a name tag. This ensures that we are keeping within the capacity limitations of the venue.
    2. If you are selected to bring your own setup, please arrive 2 hours before the event to set up. There will also be 2 hours after the event is over to break down and pack up.
    3. There might be food but this is still being worked out.
    4. Gear list to come.
    We are sponsored by Schiit Audio!!! Please thank them for helping us put together this meet and be able to enjoy this bigger venue and the space needed to bring more of us together! Also for sending us gear to try out! With all the new stuff they just announced, man this is going to be a good one!

    List of contributing manufacturers/companies (gear to be announced):
    1. Schitt Audio: Sponsor and sending SchiitKit
    2. Audeze
    3. ZMF
    4. Wells Audio
    5. xMEMs/Singularity
    6. rhythmdevils audio
    7. Auribus Acoustics
    8. ETA Headphones
    9. NITSCH
    Location and Date/Time:
    Sunday January 29, 2023
    12 – 5 PM PST
    Guildhouse
    420 S 1st St
    San Jose, CA 95113

    Discord link for our Bay Area community (dubbed SF Audio Lodge):
    https://discord.gg/AcDWGvGC

    Eventbrite Link:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hificon-tickets-450940133077

    Gear List:
    Wells Audio
    • Wells Audio Headtrip III Level II Mono Blocks
    • Wells Audio Commander III Tube Preamp
    • Wells Audio Cipher Level II Tube DAC
    • Innuos Zenith III Music Server
    • Wells Audio Milo Headphone Amp with Outboard Power Supply
    • Wells Audio Dragon Tube Headphone Amp
    • Wells Audio Looking Glass II Level II Power Conditioner
    • 2 new Wells Audio "Wonder" DACs which will be shown for the first time
    NITSCH/CEE TEE
    • Headphones:
      • JAR600
      • JAR6XXX
      • Focal Clear
      • Focal Elex
    • DACs:
      • Modded Modi Multibit v1.1 (OPA 2156/1656)
      • Bifrost 2
      • PS Audio PerfectWave Mk II
    • Amps:
      • NITSCH x Schiit Magni Piety
      • NITSCH DSHA-3FN Prototype
      • Eddie Current Balancing Act or Moth 2a3
    ETA Headphones
    • Headphones:
      • ETA Mini s
      • ETA o^2
    • DAC:
      • Bifrost
    • Amps:
      • NITSCH x Schiit Magni Piety
      • Periodic Audio Neon
    rhythmdevils audio
    • Headphones:
      • RD-4
      • RD-R
      • RD-4z
      • RD-X
      • RD-MX4
      • RD-S12
    • DACs:
      • Gungnir A1
      • SFD mk2
    • Amps:
      • Minimax tube pre
      • First Watt F4
      • Jotunheim A
      • Liquid Gold X / tube amp
      • NITSCH x Schiit Magni Piety
    ZMF
    • Caldera
    • Atrium
    • Verite Open
    • Verite Closed
    • Auteur Classic
    Auribus Acoustics
    • Headphones:
      • Everest
    • DAC/Amp:
      • ifi Zen DAC
    SchiitKit
    • Asgard 3 with DAC
    • Magni+/Modi+
    • Vali2++/Magni/Modi Multibit 2/Loki Mini+
    • Modius/Magnius
    • Lyr+/Bifrost 2/64
    More to come!
     
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    Damn this sounds like quite the audio-Coachella lineup.
     
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    Event gear list further updated with the following:
    NITSCH/CEE TEE
    • Headphones:
      • JAR600
      • JAR6XX
      • Focal Clear
      • Focal Elex
    • DACs:
      • Modded Modi Multibit v1.1 (OPA 2156/1656)
      • Bifrost 2
      • PS Audio PerfectWave Mk II
    • Amps:
      • NITSCH x Schiit Magni Piety
      • NITSCH DSHA-3FN Prototype
      • Eddie Current Balancing Act or Moth 2a3
    ETA Headphones
    • Headphones:
      • ETA Mini s
      • ETA o^2
    • DAC:
      • Bifrost
    • Amps:
      • NITSCH x Schiit Magni Piety
      • Periodic Audio Neon
    rhythmdevils audio
    • Headphones:
      • RD-4
      • RD-R
      • RD-4z
      • RD-X
      • RD-MX4
      • RD-S12
    • DACs:
      • Gungnir A1
      • SFD mk2
    • Amps:
      • Minimax tube pre
      • First Watt F4
      • Jotunheim A
      • Liquid Gold X / tube amp
      • NITSCH x Schiit Magni Piety
    ZMF
    • Caldera
    • Atrium
    • Verite Open
    • Verite Closed
    • Auteur Classic
    Auribus Acoustics
    • Headphones:
      • Everest
    • DAC/Amp:
      • ifi Zen DAC
     
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    Just so the forum knows, @vzamayoa isn't a rando. He just doesn't post much on SBAF. He helps run a local Discord for Bay Area headphone enthusiasts which is growing, and he hopes to build back the once thriving Bay Area headphone audio scene. And he's an awesome guy, I vouch for him 100%. I would send him all of my gear in a second without any question.
     
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    Thanks for putting this together! Meets don't seem to happen in Seattle, so I'll be flying down for this one. Since my 307a Balancing Act drives my HE-500 with authority, I'm really looking forward to trying the RD-4 and RD-R on @CEE TEE's Balancing Act if he brings it.
     
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    There's a chance that I may be able to take some time off so I can road trip up there. If I go I'll bring the supah speshul EC Ultralinear 6L6 and beg @CEE TEE to let me set it up on his table.
     
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    @vzamayoa should be able to help with the table.
     
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    Join our discord and reach out to me (Vince Z) or Nick to set you up with a table. We still have space at the moment.
     
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    • Magni+/Modi+
    • Vali2++/Magni/Modi Multibit 2/Loki Mini+
    • Modius/Magnius
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    OMG I would love to go to this. I don't have any interesting gear to bring though.
     
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    DUDE. Would LOVE to see you. It has been too long!!
     
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    YES. I have a conflict that day but I'm trying to move it around right now. I was just telling Ravi that the last time I saw you in person, we went to lunch and you were telling me about these new IEMs I should check out that were like UERM's on steroids called the Andromeda.
     
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    bring some HEAT ON FOOT. That's the best shit to bring.
     
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    Hahahahaha!!! This time I just want to know what you have been up to. :p
     
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    Come anyway and listen to everyone else’s. Just hang out with the community.
     
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    For the RD stuff the SFD-2 is out due to needing a streamer. We're swapping for a Rockna Wavedream. I will also bring a Modi Multibit V2.
     
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    I can bring a second RPi with an Allo DigiOne for this station. It can stream from @CEE TEE's Roon setup that I'm configuring. Let me know if this will work.
     

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