T.H.E. Show Newport: June 2 - June 5, 2016

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  1. Out Of Your Head

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    FYI, the Newport audio show is coming up in SoCal:
    http://theshownewport.com/

    While it's mostly a audiophile speaker/amp type show, there is a headphone section of the show. The usual suspects will be there. You can go through the list of exhibitors here:
    http://theshownewport.com/z-exhibitors-list/

    Darin Fong Audio - Out Of Your Head will have a booth there in the Marketplace ballroom in booth M04.
    Please stop by and say hi.
    Not sure if we'll have anything new to show, but I will have the Dharma 1000's, Stax 009, Audio Zenith PMx2, Rag, Gungnir Multibit, and a bunch of my usual gear.

    I am trying to have a pair of Stax L700's available, but I am relying on Tats at Stax USA, so who knows...
    I am also supposed to have a pair of Taction Kannons.

    Also, I have 4 exhibitor, 3-day passes available. Not really sure how to distribute them fairly, but I guess first come first serve is fair enough. PM if you are going to come for sure and want a pass.

    If I give you a 3-day pass and you don't show up, you will be publicly shamed!

    -Darin
     
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    I took a day off to be there on Friday! Probably come by again on Sunday too.
     
  3. fastmike

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    Looking through the vendor list there doesn't seem to be too many headphone related vendors. Of course, I just went to CanJam where it was headphone overload.

    I mean, I'm still going to go, but just wondering. :)
     
  4. Out Of Your Head

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    64 Audio
    Audeze
    AudioQuest
    CEntrance
    Chord Electronics
    Comply Foam
    Cypher Labs
    Darin Fong Audio - Out Of Your Head
    Elite AV Distribution
    HeadAmp
    Mr. Speakers
    Mytek
    Noble Audio
    Nordost
    Onkyo
    Pioneer
    Sennheiser
    Synergistic Research

    The list above is just from the Headphone and Marketplace areas.

    Here's other vendors in the rooms. Some are not headphone specific, but are still relevant for headphones:
    Enigmacoustics
    LH Labs
    Luxman
    MSB
    Questyle
    Schiit Audio
    WyWires
    Tidal
    Sonic Studio Amarra
    Resonessence Labs
    Mytek
    Lampizator USA

    I am sure there are some that I missed like cables, DACs, etc.

    That's still not a ton, but worth going even if you don't listen to speakers.
     
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    My goal is checking out all the speaker stuff. Soon....soon....
     
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    You missed Kimber Kable and Manley Labs, who will probably have their very taste-dependent designed new headphone amp, and us, Linear Tube Audio, who'll have a corner booth with Cypher Labs on one side and Audioquest on the other. We'll also be in room 208, with the headphone amp playing preamp to our power offerings with Vapor Audio bringing speakers and Resonessence on DAC duty.

    Even though this will be my first T.H.E Show, I have no idea how the booth traffic will be based on the marketplace. Hopefully between the lost speaker dudes and the record collectors, there will be some interest.
     
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    I'll be there Saturday and Sunday. Do we want to get dinner one of those days?
     
  8. purr1n

    purr1n Desire for betterer is endless.

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    Holy crap. Is that this weekend?
     
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    I'm thinking about going. If you guys do dinner, let me know.
     
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    I'll be there today (internal), Friday, Saturday and Sunday half day or so. We can do dinner possibly. Lots of good places to ear nearby...

    @drfindley will be with me as well pretty much this week.
     
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    I'll be there part of Saturday, probably won't be able to stay for dinner though. My wife is gone that day and can't get a babysitter, so I'll be the guy walking around with an SBAF shirt and a baby. :)
     
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    SHIT! I forgot about this for some reason! May drop by a few hours on the weekend.
     
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    You suck. I ask you to hang out at a headphone show you tell me piss off. Speaker show is announced and you lose your mind. I HATE YOU!!!!
     
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    You sound nice when you're mad :)

    Nah, I still have to ask permission from the boss. See, I can pull the birthday card on this one.
     
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    Anyone coming my way heading down? I can meet you at Sherman Oaks.
     
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    Looks like I'll be there for a while on Saturday, but otherwise not so much. The guys wanted to do a speaker setup, so I let them do a speaker setup. It's Yggdrasil/Rag, and I think Salk speakers. No clue, I didn't pick them.
     
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    I guess I'm in for Sunday.

    Want to check the Spatial stuff. On the fence of getting the M4 or M3...
     
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    I'll be there all three days, but have to cut it short Sat :(
     
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    Be there sunday! Can't wait :)
     
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    Can't wait to hear the impressions, have fun guys.
     

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