Schiitcago 2017 - 9/17/17

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  1. ThePianoMan

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    Schiitcago: Rumble in the Windy City!


    Welcome to the September Chicago Area meetup!

    Schiit has very generously agreed to send us their SchiitKit, help us get a space, and have a great time!


    Time: Sunday September 17th, 2-6pm

    Location: 5925 N Ravenswood Chicago, IL 60660



    We have a few exciting attractions in store:

    - Multiple headphone setups displaying Schiit gear

    - Zach Mehrbach of ZMF will be there with his headphones and awesome personality

    - Two-channel gear on display! Come hear Vidar and a selection of excellent speakers

    - Light refreshments (courtesy Schiit!)

    The location is the very cool Experimental Sound Studio, an art space and recording studio in Ravenswood Chicago. The space is fun, full of music, and you can check it out at the link below. Parking is available on the street around the studio. If you are coming from downtown, there is multiple bus and metra options to get you a short walk away from the studio. We hope to see you there!


    Please RSVP here if you are coming, and with what gear (if any) you’d like to bring.



    If you have questions, please PM me.

    https://ess.org
     
  2. Didactylos

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    Looking forward to attending and meeting some fellow SBAFers.
     
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    fraggler A Happy & Busy Life

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    Nice! Anyone from Schiit going to be there? I should be there, but will possibly (probably) be hung over from a good friend's wedding the prior night.

    Also, has this been posted over on Headfi? There are a number of guys not part of SBAF (that I know of) over there that are very good people and should be at this.
     
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  4. Lenroot77

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    I haven't seen anything posted on the usual Chicago thread on Headfi.

    3 years into this hobby and I've never been to a meet, maybe I'll actually be able to make this one. I always seem to get called into work on the Saturday meetings, but that shouldn't happen on a Sunday. :D
     
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    Schiit ships out a package of their products for community members to have available at meets.
     
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    Cryptowolf Repping Chi Town - Friend

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    I'll be there since it's up in my neighborhood. If anyone wants recommendations on restaurants or bars in the area for before or after, please let me know. Thanks.
     
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    Gonna try and make it. Not sure if I can bring any gear as I mostly have large stax stuff now.
     
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    RSVPing. This will be a balancing act between martini party and headphone listening. So a typical Sunday for me?
     
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    Would anyone be interested in me bringing my Holo Spring KTE lvl3 & Singxer SU-1 ?

    If I can get a good box to safely transport it I will bring it. All of my other gear is too big/fragile to transport (kgsshv carbon and stax stuff).

    Might be fun to A/B against Yggdrasil and I'd actually like to A/B it when fed by the SU vs Eitr if there's gonna be an Eitr there.

    Also, if anyone knows if there will be Stax amps there, I'll bring my 007mk2 and L300. Just don't want to bring my DIY Carbon as I'll throw my back out carrying it :p.
     
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  12. The Alchemist

    The Alchemist MOT: Schiit - Here to help!

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    I encourage anyone that is able to attend to check it out, it will be awesome.
     
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    insidious meme Ambivalent Kumquat

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    If they're sending out the SchiitKit, presume that neither Jason nor Mike will attend.
     
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    Thank you to everyone for putting this together. My wife and I enjoyed hearing the 2 channel set-up (Bifrost Multibit>Freya>Vidar) and various headphones on the Bifrost Multibit/Asgard II stack. Everyone was quite friendly and the atmosphere was relaxed. I got a chance to listen to the ZMF Eikon again and it only confirmed my desire to acquire these eventually.
     
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    Hey all, thanks so much for coming!

    This was a great meet, good vibes, and a big thanks to Schiit for sponsoring everything and sending gear, ifi for sending some awesome kit, Zach from ZMF for bringing some goodies (and a phenomenal sounding "coming soon" headphone) ESS for hosting us (check out their free concerts!)
    And of course all of the folks who came!

    Wonderful meet. I posted a headfi impressions thread, but feel free to post impressions here as well.

    Best.
     
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    Thanks for running this. I had a great time while I was there!


    ALSO: If anyone who lives in Chicago proper ever wants to hangout and listen to stuff in a non-meet setting, I would be down to do that. I have a decent Stax rig and a decent TT setup too. I'm always down to hang out and drink some beers and listen to music and talk about audio stuff.
     
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    Hey everyone, just an FYI, if you left anything at the meet, send me a PM either here or on headfi.
     
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    Just wondering if there will be another Chicago meet soon? Thanks
     
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    I'd be interested in a meet this summer some time. I could bring ZMF Atticus, modded Musical Paradise MP301, and diy planet10hifi Mark Audio 10p speakers. I'd like to hear a Kenzie Encore, Mogwai SE, ZDS, and/or Decware CSP3 if anyone has any of these.

    Edit: could also bring along a Modi Multibit, though I suspect there are plenty floating around
     
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    Hey All, if there’s interest in another Chicago meet, I can probably get Schiit and ZMF to make an appearance again, as well as gettig a few other manufacs to bring/send gear. The Recording studio was cool last time - Any ideas/opinions on spaces and I can start taking a look again. I’ll chat with Schiit about it soon.
     

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