UK Meet interest check

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  1. m17xr2b

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    Any UK meets in the near future? I'm curious to try out other headphones and discuss with you guys but all the fun is on the other side of the pond.

    If not I've been contemplating a mini meet at my place but it depends on the interest and if we can get enough good gear and people to have a nice chat.

    If all goes well I should available: yaggy,pavane.stratus,teton and liquid glass all with overpriced cables and tubes. Check out my profile for the full list.

    I also have a number of great 2A3/6SN7/6080 tubes if you have a tube amp and want to try them out(*cough* Lry3 *cough*)

    Let me know what you can bring to the table if you want to join and maybe we can do something in the following weeks.

    Here is the potential gear so far:
    Amps:
    DNA Stratus with AVVT
    Apex Teton
    Cavali Liquid Glass
    KGSSHV Carbon
    First Watt F7
    Angstrom Stella
    Vali 2
    MCTH
    Project ember 2.1

    Dacs:
    Yaggy
    Metrum Pavane Lvl2
    DiDiT DAC212SE

    HP:
    HD650M V1
    HD650M V2
    HD800SDR hardwire
    AKG K1000 bass heavy
    Stax SR007 MK2
    HEK V2
     
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  2. Rthomas

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    Hey man!

    I live in Hemel Hempstead and would love to hear the Yaggy.

    I have a Stax SR007 MK2 and KGSSHV Carbon for you to try. Also will get an RME ADI-2 DAC in the next few days.

    I'm available in June. Hope you're not in Scotland or something :D

    Cheers

    Thomas
     
  3. m17xr2b

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    hmm...now that's what I'm talking about. I'm in hampshire basingstoke so not too far away. Something like middle or late June should be doable.
     
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    I'm just the other side of Reading from Basingstoke, so not far away at all.

    I have a HEK v2, DiDiT DAC212SE and could bring a nice amp, either a custom First Watt F7 or Angstrom Stella (if I can lift it!). I'm a bit time-poor at the moment but if the date works out then could be fun.
     
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    I'm not really setup up for speaker listening unfortunately. While the P3ESR ia great, my room is not treated with thick carpets and I don't have speaker stands. The HEK would be interesting and welcomed. I've had the original version for 6 months
    Basically bring any gear you want to listen to hopefully at it's best since there sound't be any bottlenecks. Even the mains are good as the P12 takes care of that.
     
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    I use the Stella and F7 as headphone amps :)
     
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  7. m17xr2b

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    Those should work well with the AKG then. I should recable them to 4 pin XLR if you decide to bring them.
     
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    I live in Hampshire too and would be interested in attending your mini meet :)

    Unfortunately, I don't own a car so would therefore be limited in what I can bring. I could maybe bring MCTH and / or Vali 2.
     
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    I'll add those to the list. Most likely we will have a vote at the end for the final gear if there is too mutch but I wouldn't mind giving the MCTH a try.
     
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    I would have loved to join the party but I'm allergic to cats (just saw that in your profile).
     
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    I'll be in London during parts of July, and am not allergic to cats.
     
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  12. m17xr2b

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    Donald just informed me he will start building my Stellaris. Would it make sense to postpone the meet so we can listen to that as well?
     
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    interested, could bring Nighthawks and a Deckard
     
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    Doesn't he normally take about a year to finish something like that?
     
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    Will be in London late June. Could bring Grado PS1. Maybe black widow 2 but could be tough with carry on.
     
  16. m17xr2b

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    I've already done my waiting. More than a year actually.
     
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    So he's a time lord? Explains why he makes all those blue boxes ;)
     
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    I would be up for this if I'm not working. I'm mainly 2.0 stereo setup and midfi at best plus don't drive, so won't have anything to bring along apart from some good bottles of whiskey
     
  19. m17xr2b

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    My good luck strikes again, the Apex Teton went belly up and even fried one of my GEC 6AS7G. I have to send it back to Pete for a look and shipping to the US might take a while. I don't want to have the meet without it but this way the Stellaris might be ready.
     
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    I have a Stellaris on order. Would definitely try to come over and give it a listen.
     

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