SuperBAF Can'tJam (Not CanJam / Changfest) 2016 Meet Impressions

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  1. ohhgourami

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    Thanks @Marvey for organizing this meet. Easily the most fun I've of the meets I've been. This is how meets should always be, especially in the high end room.

    Finally got to meet @sorrodje and @HitmanFluffy
     
  2. Bill-P

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    I have born witness to the most awesome meet ever! Here are my photographic evidence:

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    ... (to be continued)
     
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    I hope it's not lost on everyone that this measurement setup is sitting in a box that says "the beauty authority"
     
  4. Bill-P

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    Human beings present at the time... (also not all of them)

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  5. Bill-P

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    And yet even more human beings who were present at the time...

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  6. Bill-P

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    Last but not least, a toast to those who could not be with us on this glorious day...

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  7. ButtUglyJeff

    ButtUglyJeff Stunningly beautiful IRL

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    @bazelio I really like your gear there. Many items I hope to copy...
     
  8. ultrabike

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    Some pics I took with my iPhone 4s.

    Dr. Milostein...

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    And his creation:

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    @dsavitsk babies, the dark one proly in @TMoney handses, sourced by a Fisher-Price DAC and providing powar to Focal Utopias which were available in just about every other random table (second only to the HD6x0 and HD6xx cans)

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    Mjölnir audio stuff, which sounded decent to me. Perhaps a good pairing with the HD6x0s, but probably HD800 may not apply.

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    Glamour shot. ;)
     
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    Straight Outta Rice-paddies.
     
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    Man, that Leica is point on.
     
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    Anyone have any impressions of the Dave?
     
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    "So you're telling me you DON'T like the HE-6...."
     
  14. zerodeefex

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    @insidious meme /Ed is legit. We have a few folks, I think we need to start a sub thread for pinoyBAF.
     
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    Wait @insidious meme is Pinoy? Figures, I was just telling @lukeap69 how we were the only ones last Friday. World turns in wondrously weird ways.
     
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    Amazing meetup everyone. I've never been to one of these before and it pretty much exceeded my expectations in every way. As someone who's pretty new to the forum (and audio in general, somewhat), going to the event and having the chance to test out everyone's incredible setups and talk to all of the people behind these products was incredibly enlightening. I was the guy running around with my stock HD800, was awesome having the chance to listen the effects of different mods and the specific differences with the HD800S. I only wish I'd arrived sooner. Four hours wasn't nearly enough time to listen to everything and talk to everyone!

    Thanks to everyone who was involved!
     
  17. purr1n

    purr1n Desire for betterer is endless.

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    I wish @MikeMercer could have attended this meet because he would have been the guy to best describe how I felt inside. So I'll let you guys imagine what he might have written by throwing in a few words and phrases such as epic, soak-in up, insane, etc. I'm not going to even try to channel Mike.

    Most of you who attended knew how I felt: a huge amount of contentedness and joy. Sometime in the afternoon, I looked around the rooms in a semi-dis-bodied kind of of state, repeating to myself: Holy crap, this is a really nice meet. The the best one I've been to ever. I could not believe how so many of you guys came from so far away. I know most of you aren't rich. So putting aside your next amp or USB de-fuckifier upgrade is a testament to what quality human beings you are. Or maybe what super geeks we are.

    At first I was worried a little bit about turn-out. Even though I made it obvious from the beginning that this was a non-commercial event, I wanted to make sure the vendors were well served. It would had been fine for me personally if only seventy people showed up. But in the end, about 170 people showed up. It didn't seem that way, because the rooms were super large, and some people came in later and left early. The peak hours seemed to be around 1-2pm. There was still a pretty large contingent of us after 5:00pm.

    I'd like to thank everyone who attended. It's because of all of you that this event was possible. I'd also like to thank the anonymous high-roller donors who have made this event and many of the high-ticket loaner items possible. It's been a long time since I've had such at these kinds of events*. It's nice getting to meet people in real life, making new friends, and not feeling like a piece of meat herded through loud crowded rooms. Great quality venue. Large rooms. Good sound-deadening. Great AC power line quality. Driven by the hobbyists. Great People. Great vendors: Ken (ALO), Larry (LH), Alex (AZ), Darin (OOYH), Doug (ECP), Donald (DNA), Dan (MrSpeakers), and Craig (EC). It just happened that these are the brains behind their respective operations too.

    *I'd like to thank the HF CanJam organizers for taking a break on the tradeshows in California to allow other folks to run hobbyist-oriented meets.
     
  18. DrForBin

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    hello,

    @Marvey, don't forget Jason i saw him in the pictures.:)

    (MrsForBin sez we will be at the next one come hell or high water!)
     
  19. purr1n

    purr1n Desire for betterer is endless.

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    If the Mrs. comes, I will get my wife to come too. She avoids these things because there are so few girls. Maybe they can talk about how their husbands are so geeky.

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    This is the night before the day of the meet.
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    We saved a spot for someone, but he couldn't make it.
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    Yes, Jason was there, but I couldn't find a photo of him. He just brought some Modi and Magni stuff. (And the preamp and speaker amp)
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    Superb photos, @Bill-P. The portrait shots are especially nice.
    Was this on your A7R?
     

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