Canlanta 2016

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  1. Ice-man

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    Tyll will be there, so will Doug of ECP Audio. Many other big-time vendors have committed as well.

    Full details here:
    http://www.canlanta.org

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    Getting pretty close guys. The vendor list is really good. So come on out and visit!!
     
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    Can't wait. Picking up Chan from E-MU at the airport tonight after dinner and then all day tomorrow.
     
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    I'll be there.
     
  7. Tyll Hertsens

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    Whew!!! That was fun!

    Wore my SBAF t-shirt today. It's a small rebellion, but I do what I can.

    Thanks to all the locals. That was just a plain old lovely down-home time.

    Biggest brands in the room were people, not corps. Lovely...just lovely.
     
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    Can't wait to hear people's impressions and stuff.
     
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    You looked a little like Superman, I thought. :D I heard lot's of great gear, but need a few hours to jog my head and really get awake. I was disappointed that the Tungsten amp was damaged and not at the meet, UNTIL...I heard this ECP tube amp at the very end of the meet. How was this no where on my radar? It's better than anything I've heard, but it was somewhere around 5k. Boooo.

    I represented with the Superdupont mod on my hd800. I had a couple tracks with very deep sub bass cued up. Then I suckered Tyll into giving it a listen. :p

    Tyll's speech was enlightening and disappointing at the same time. I got up this morning and bought a bunch of Apple shares.
     
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    Sorry about your wallet. :)
     
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    Fresh new ECP gear? Do tell.
     
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    I think the name was Copenhagen. Not sure about where it is to get to production.
     
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    Really great event. As a group we all worked very hard on this event and I think it showed. I'd say the event was a success for sure, and we are certainly planning on doing it next year. In fact, I expect next year to be even better as we will begin planning it literally within the next couple of months. The crazy thing about this is that we only even started talking about this event in february, and it really only really came together in the last two months. Pretty impressive given the short time frame, I think. When I finally got home around 9 PM last night, I was dead to the world and was asleep within minutes, haha.

    Highlights for me were:

    1) getting to know Chan from E-MU. He was such a great guy, and is so very passionate on a personal level about his products. After I picked him up from the airport Friday night we probably sat in his hotel room for about an hour and talked about different types of wood and his future plans for expanding his cup offerings.

    2) Catching up with the rest of the ATL crew. I had been in decent contact with everybody over the last couple of months, but it was very good to see Purk, Matt, Joe, John, Lee and Frank, just to name a few.

    3) Meeting several new faces. I am terrible with names, but there were a lot of cool attendees.

    4) The lovely barbecue dinner at Hickory Smoke House after the event. I cannot for the life of me remember the owner's name, but he was a member of AVCOA and he comped our entire meal, which was beyond generous. Got to have some great conversations, especially with Tyll, as we swapped some ideas for next year's event and headphones in general.

    5) The Sennheiser HD800S, straight out the m9XX. Man, I was floored. To me, it fixed every issue I had with the HD800. Right now I'm very happy to be able to drive every headphone I own straight out of a phone, if need be. But if I were to consider owning a headphone that *required* an amp again, the move is decided. I'll probably start looking as the used prices fall a bit. My setup was iPhone > Tidal > m9XX (crossfeed on) powered with portable battery unit > HD800s and for such a simplistic setup it was marvelous. Great pairing.

    6) The Mr. Speakers electrostats was a treat. I still think I'd take Purk's SR009 / KGSSHV setup if that were ever a choice (ha, right), but the Mr. Speakers offering will certainly be a more than worthy contender and more competition in the elctrostat world is always needed.

    7) I enjoyed getting to answer questions about my setup. I took a relatively simple setup, with only two amps and two headphones: THX00 Ebony, HE400i, m9XX and HiFiMan EF2C fed with the Audioengine D1's DAC. Also funny how split down the middle people were on them, with very close to a 50/50 split between the HE400i and THX00 Ebony. Though the Ebony were most everybody's favorite in terms of looks.

    Just in the way of putting handles with faces/gear, I am Franklin, I had the back right corner table between Matt and the Noble table.
     
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    Yep - A Copenhagen tube and Copenhagen sand amp.

    Yep. Just to be clear, they are Doug's top-of-the-line stuff. No kits from Beezar Audio forthcoming on those.
     
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    TH-X00 ebony?? Pic! :)
     
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    Oh I was never expecting such a thing, especially with the hard to source parts. There aren't even L2/Black Diamond Beezar kits :cool:
     
  17. Tyll Hertsens

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    Franklin, were you the guy who had the idea about an amp building contest as outreach to Georgia Tech? I'm going to mention that in my report and forgot your name.
     
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    Yeah, that was me. Franklin Rabon
     
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  19. Tyll Hertsens

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    Thanks, mate, great ideas. :thumb
     
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