Bay Area Meet July 28, 2024

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    Hi everybody! We are at it again in the Bay (see the impressions from the last meet: https://www.superbestaudiofriends.org/index.php?threads/bay-area-meet-jan-27-2024.14021/). If you are interested in bringing your gear and getting a table spot, please join the discord (link below) and fill out the sign up sheet. I will follow up with you in the coming weeks to give you details on the event, etc. That being said, if you have headphones or IEMs (or even DAPs) that are portable, feel free to bring those with you and carry those around to test out all the cool stuff that will be there. So here are the details:

    Important notes:
    1. If you are selected to bring your own setup, please arrive 1 hour before the event to set up. There will also be 1 hour after the event is over to break down and pack up.
    2. Gear list to come.
    We are sponsored by Schiit Audio!!! Please thank them for helping us put together this meet and be able to enjoy this bigger venue and the space needed to bring more of us together! Also for sending us awesome gear.

    Note: Please be conscious of your manners and hygiene. If there’s a line growing behind you or for the table, limit your listening time and come back when the table isn’t as packed. Let’s let everyone listen. Also keep in mind you will be demoing other people’s gear. Please be clean, wash up, don’t put products in your hair, clean your ears, etc. Be respectful. There’s a lot of cool gear here.

    List of contributing manufacturers/companies (gear to be announced and potentially more to come):
    1. Schitt Audio: Sponsor and sending SchiitKit
    2. HIFI FOR ALL
    3. ETA Headphones
    4. STAX
    5. ZMF
    6. Enleum
    7. rhythmdevils audio
    8. Woo Audio
    9. RAAL
    10. MusicTeck
    11. iFi Audio
    12. Apos Audio
    13. Geshelli Labs
    Location and Date/Time:
    Sunday July 28, 2024
    10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST
    Guildhouse
    420 S 1st St
    San Jose, CA 95113

    Food/Lunch:
    Woo Audio is buying us all Panera Bread sandwiches! So come by and enjoy some food with your audio! Just make sure you wash your hands well in the restrooms after eating as we don't want any greasy fingers on the gear :).

    Discord link for our Bay Area community:
    https://discord.gg/CzuXVkE2Rx

    Eventbrite/Tickets (Free) Link:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hificon-july-28-2024-tickets-922241197247?aff=oddtdtcreator

    Gear List (TBD):
    Manufacturers/Companies:
    STAX:
    SRS-X1000 x 2 (NEW)
    SR-003MKII x 1
    SRM-D10 II x 2 (NEW)
    SR-X1 x 1 (NEW)

    RAAL:
    IMMANIS Headphones
    MAGNA Headphones
    Armageddon SAEQ Amplifier
    Feliks Envy Amplifier
    Viva Egoista 2A3 Amplifier
    Viva Egoista STX 300b Amplifier (TBC)

    Woo Audio:
    WA7e electrostatic amp + NEW STAX SR-X1 headphones
    WA23 LUNA amp + Diana DZ by ABYSS
    TUBE mini with POWER BASE amp + Diana MR by ABYSS
    WA6 amp + The Composer by Austrian Audio headphones
    *Note: You are encouraged to bring your own headphones or IEMs to try out Woo's gear so you can see for yourself how it affects your sound. But that's also an overall note for the whole event.
    *Note: Woo will have an iPhone adaptor and a USB-C connector to connect your source/phone to use your own music. You are encouraged to bring your phone with music.

    MusicTeck:
    Canpur CP622B, CP74E
    MA Alter Ego
    qdc Emperor
    Softears Enigma
    Traillii Ti
    E7

    Apos Audio:
    Apos x Audio-Technica R70x Refine Headphone
    FiiO K19 DAC/Amp
    Apos DIY Tube Amp (name TBD)
    Apos x Magia Cable
    Topping DX9 DAC/Amp
    xduoo Tube Amp with Ray tubes

    ETA Headphones:
    Associate Amplifier - Parker Audio
    Ugly Amplifier 6Y6- La Dolce Audio
    Ada, "purple" - ETA Headphones
    Modius - Schiit Audio

    rhythmdevils audio:
    Holo RED
    Yggdrasil MIB
    DNA Stratus
    RD-4

    Rockna Hydra Z + ZPM
    Yggdrasil A2
    Cavalli Liquid Crimson
    Modded Yamaha YH5000SE
    Stock YH5000SE (TBD)

    Enleum:
    HPA-23RM
    Enleum and Modhouse Collab: HPA-23RMH and Double Sided Tungsten

    iFi Audio:
    NEO iDSD 2
    xDSD Diablo 2
    ZEN DAC 3
    ZEN CAN 3
    hip dac 3
    Go bar Kensei
    Go blu
    Go link
    Go pod

    Geshelli Labs:
    J2 4499 with standard opamps
    Erish 3 (E3)

    HIFI FOR ALL:
    HFA Project Dahlia headphone
    Other items listed below in the community section.

    ZMF:
    Caldera
    Caldera Closed
    Verite Closed
    Verite Open
    Atrium Open
    Atrium Closed
    Atticus
    Auteur

    Schiit:
    MiB
    Rag 2 Fully Loaded
    Urd
    Vali 3
    MJ3

    From the community (TBD):
    Questhate: Vinyl Rig: Technics 1200 --> Darlington MP-7 --> ZDT Jr --> ZMF Bokeh
    Digital: Schiit Bifrot 2 OG --> Jotenheim 2 --> Drop x Grell OAE1
    miter53: Aegis, DNA Starlett, Modhouse Tungsten, Shortest Way HPA, ZMF Auteur Classic
    killthrash (HIFI FOR ALL): HFA Project Dahlia headphone, Chord Mojo 1, Mojo 2, Qutest, Woo Audio WA6, Vali 3, MASS-Kobo Model 433
    Fippy: ESX900 (modded Fostex TH-900) (TBD)
    dedust2: Chord Qutest , Violetric V222, HD 800 Shure 1840
    CEE TEE: PS Audio PWD Mk II. > Moth 2a3 > JAR800 v3
    NITSCH: Yggdrasil LIM > DSHA-3FN > ZMF Atrium Open & Utopia
    Edition: Schiit Jot 2, Modius E, Hiby R4
    ohshitgorillas: Pi2AES > Gustard R26 > Mjolnir 3 > ZMF Atticus, HD800
    enginerd: Warwick Bravura
    Yury Z.: Audio GD DAC (Modified), Master Clock, Digital source playing PCM, MLP and DSD formats. Custom made cabling, Quad isolation transformer.
    Rainstar: Xi Audio Formula S, Sagra dac denafrips Gaia ddc, RD modded he6, Abyss 1266TC
    timeslip: Lotoo Mjolnir, Violectric v281, Weiss dac501

    Photos from the prior events:
    Jan 2023: https://photos.app.goo.gl/3vWJe6tNMhfXryaP8
    Jan 2024: https://photos.app.goo.gl/dp7tyiqckBgheN41A

    Giveaway:
    We will be having a giveaway! Geshelli Labs is donating the demo gear they'll be sending and we will be giving it away! The give away will be at 3:00 PM. Everyone who has a ticket for the event and comes in will have a chance to win but make sure you're around for the give away as only those still there will win. Also, if you are a volunteer or have a community table, you'll get double the chance! Don't forget to sign up!
     
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    Let’s f'ing go! I’ll be there and thinking of lugging my little vinyl rig.
     
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    I love this. Keep up the support for the oddball or small outfits!
     
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    Looking forward to seeing you guys there.
     
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    Lots of gear updates!
     
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    Updated the STAX gear! 1 month away!
     
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    Wow, what a great looking meet! I will actually be in the Bay Area that weekend, but I have plans that day. Drats!
    Hope you all have a great time!
     
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    Updated to include that Enleum is providing the Enleum and Modhouse Collab: HPA-23RMH and Double Sided Tungsten for demo!
     
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    You should come by for an hour (or two XD).
     
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    Updated the community gear list, Woo Audio's gear list and added ZMF's gear list!
     
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    Hey all, I updated Woo Audio's gear. Also note that they will have connections for you to use your own source (like a phone) with their amps and the headphones at the table. Also note that we will be having Panera sandwiches now and not pizza.
     

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