Texas Audio Roundup July 22-23, 2022 Notice

Discussion in 'The Meeting Place' started by willc, May 24, 2022.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Riotvan

    Riotvan Got lost for three weeks at Delft City Hall

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Likes Received:
    3,390
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    I think you guys might be in more trouble than a bunch of junkies going to a crack convention. Wish i could go… enjoy!
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agreed, ditto, +1 Agreed, ditto, +1 x 1
    • List
  2. Erroneous

    Erroneous Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    May 15, 2016
    Likes Received:
    1,942
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Texas
    We can fire it up stock, and we can fire it up with better tubes. Don't let your dreams be dreams.
     
  3. earnmyturns

    earnmyturns Smartest friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2016
    Likes Received:
    2,485
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Home Page:
    My experience: my Stellaris Special with stock tubes displaced all other amps. With EML mesh rectifier and Linlai E-2A3 output tubes, it edged into somewhat wetter as well as more spacious territory, which I like, but if I hadn't done that experiment, I'd be very content with the stock tubes.
     
  4. archer88

    archer88 Friend

    Friend Contributor
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2020
    Likes Received:
    152
    Trophy Points:
    50
    Location:
    Texas, USA
    Finally, a chance to hear the Stellaris.
    If there is any interest I can get the mysphere 3.2 and Abyss 1266 TC (with speaker to XLR adapters).
     
  5. Erroneous

    Erroneous Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    May 15, 2016
    Likes Received:
    1,942
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Texas
    Give the Elrog a shot. Granted this was Stratus with my experience but @penguins (on Stellaris) and I shared notes and Elrog > KR > EML. Actually I think Penguins was half and half between KR and Elrog but for me Elrog is clearly better.
    I also prefer Acme Globes to Linlai Elites but I chalk that up to gear or preference differences.

    Either way the eml is ok until you hear better. After that there's no going back.
     
  6. earnmyturns

    earnmyturns Smartest friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2016
    Likes Received:
    2,485
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Home Page:
    I will, I will, right @penguins ;)
     
  7. CEE TEE

    CEE TEE MOT: NITSCH

    Friend IEMW
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2015
    Likes Received:
    2,590
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    California Bay Area (San Francisco)
    Home Page:
    Okay- it's public on the Soranik thread. A brand new Ion 3 was VERY custom made for @Bill-P .
    It has an interesting complement of drivers (one is coaxial) and combination of swappable venting/sound chamber/crossovers. In a gorgeous wood shell. Come see me in the NITSCH & @Erroneous room if you would like to hear them.

    I'll also be bringing @Bill-P 's "BP800". This is the last iteration of the "big cup crazy version" with HE90 earpads. CAGE MATCH: I'm excited to check my SBAF/SDR modded HD800 against both the JAR800 and the BP800 to see what I am going to do with my 800. (My modded 800 are pretty linear but still upward-tilting and it is time for the next step with them!)
     
  8. loadexfa

    loadexfa Friend

    Friend Contributor
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2017
    Likes Received:
    2,067
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    SF Bay Area Peninsula
    You can borrow my KR if you're interested to try it. The Stellaris is my final amp upgrade, one of these days ...
     
  9. Erroneous

    Erroneous Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    May 15, 2016
    Likes Received:
    1,942
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Texas
    I forgot you bought that one. We'd love to borrow that Elrog for the Texas meet if that's OK. I have the Acme Globes and the special input tube. We can use my KR if no Elrog, but would love to show people what is possible.
     
  10. Erroneous

    Erroneous Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    May 15, 2016
    Likes Received:
    1,942
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Texas
    Always fun to try new stuff. I say bring it!
     
  11. earnmyturns

    earnmyturns Smartest friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2016
    Likes Received:
    2,485
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Home Page:
    Yes, I told @penguins that would be fine, looking forward to reading the comparisons. What's the "special input tube"?
     
  12. rhythmdevils

    rhythmdevils MOT: rhythmdevils audio

    Friend
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2020
    Likes Received:
    10,061
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    https://www.rhythmdevilsaudio.com
    Home Page:
    I won't be able to attend but thanks to @ColtMrFire , @CEE TEE and @Erroneous I will have a modded Audeze LCD-X and a modded LCD-4 at the meet along with a Liquid Gold X.

    Look for this logo to check them out and feel free to try them on different amps and rigs!

    [​IMG]

    I hope you all have fun!
     
    • Like Like x 10
    • Epic Epic x 3
    • List
  13. E_Schaaf

    E_Schaaf MOT: E.T.A Headphones

    Friend BWC
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Likes Received:
    8,888
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Staten Island, NY
    Home Page:
    ETA / @tommytakis will have 5 pairs of the Mini Closed headphone, and UPS-willing (overnight shipment en route) 4 pairs of the Mini S / Semi-Open headphone, a premiere for the latter outside of the lab. I'm thinking 4 headphones at the table (2 of each), and the other 5 floating around to try with all the other toys. Shout out to @famish99 for being a landing pad for all of my shipments!

    edit - I'm not sure what kind of gear we'll have at the table... If anyone wants to house their personal rig or a salad of components at the booth, I think there'd be some room :)

    We're running a show discount, $350 to purchase one of the demo units present, or $400 with an Audiophile Ninja cable included. Tommy will distribute a code to check out through our website at the event.

    I wish I could be there too, but I've been traveling with a few short breaks from mid June til now and need to be home to catch up on backorders. That said, I'll be on-call for DMs here and on discord ( @E_Schaaf#8928 ) for any questions or help needed.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2022
  14. Erroneous

    Erroneous Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    May 15, 2016
    Likes Received:
    1,942
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Texas
    Y'all my wife just tested positive for Covid. 3 different tests, 2 different brands just to make sure. I'm testing negative but I can't in good conscience join everyone for the bad ass fun weekend we had planned. All gear mailed to me has been sanitized and will be handed off to Penguins. He'll re-sanitize it when he opens it up. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I can't put people at risk.
     
    • Like Like x 15
    • Epic Epic x 3
    • List
  15. Erroneous

    Erroneous Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    May 15, 2016
    Likes Received:
    1,942
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Texas
    Ok so gear handed off:

    Rhythmdevils modded LCD4 and LCD-X with Liquid Gold and Gungnir Multibit

    ZMF Atrium

    Zampotech stuff

    3 x JAR800 plus Norne fancy cable.

    Modded Bifrost 1 Multibit for @CEE TEE

    JAR stuff needs a good safe home with a trusted friend. @crenca you up to look after them with your Starlett then either send them home with @purr1n, or give them back to @penguins for me to mail to people?

    Penguins can bring anything and everything back to me and I can mail it where it needs to go. If I start testing positive it just might take a few extra days.

    I may not be there, but I can still help.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Epic Epic x 2
    • List
  16. BarryT

    BarryT MOT: Austin Audio Works

    Friend
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2021
    Likes Received:
    422
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    Home Page:
    Well forks, I would have enjoyed meeting all of you, talking about my latest widgets and theories and life in general. But I saw my Doctor on Wednesday, told her of my plans, and she reminded me that I am 78 years old, have diabetes, my current allergies are going off, have not had the fourth shot yet, and had I have a reputation for being wise. So why not act that way, When I told the family today I a got back a great sigh of relief. So now have to tell you that while it would have been great to be there I can not attend this most auspicious event with you tomorrow and Saturday.

    One thing I had wanted to tell you about was my experience with autotransformer level controls, how well they work, my theories on how they sound so damned good, and how cogitating on them and their properties for couple of months has lead to some serious rethinking of the Black AMP. The other thing I wanted to talk about a little widget I came up with that nulls out the cross-talk in phono cartridges, the first experimental prototype was destine for Marv when I finally got to met him ,which is now postponed. I had looked forward to meeting the Schitt family, that too must pass.

    Have wonderful and joyous meet up, watch out for them kooties.

    Barry Thornton - AustinAudioWorks.com
     
    • Like Like x 6
    • Agreed, ditto, +1 Agreed, ditto, +1 x 2
    • List
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2022
  17. purr1n

    purr1n Burned out

    Staff Member Friend BWC
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2015
    Likes Received:
    81,344
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Padre Island CC TX
    That sucks. Another time. Anyway, glad to meet a lot of you guys.

    FYI, thinking of scheduling 8-10pm for blind tests every evening, DAC offs, etc.
     
    • Agreed, ditto, +1 Agreed, ditto, +1 x 4
    • List
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2022
  18. rhythmdevils

    rhythmdevils MOT: rhythmdevils audio

    Friend
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2020
    Likes Received:
    10,061
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    https://www.rhythmdevilsaudio.com
    Home Page:
    @Erroneous you’re the man for helping so many people out with this meet!

    I really wish I could come but I’m really grateful I get to share a table with the esteemed @CEE TEE and share some of my headphones with you all!

    @BarryT im sorry you are not going to make it but it sounds like the right choice. I know @loadexfa is salivating right now about your new ideas for the black amp!
     
    • Agreed, ditto, +1 Agreed, ditto, +1 x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • List
  19. purr1n

    purr1n Burned out

    Staff Member Friend BWC
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2015
    Likes Received:
    81,344
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Padre Island CC TX
    Barry, sorry to hear this and totally understand. Another time. Next year maybe. My sincere wish is that we can eventually develop this into something like RMAF, but in Texas. Let's put Texas on the map for audio!
     
    • Like Like x 5
    • Epic Epic x 2
    • List
  20. BarryT

    BarryT MOT: Austin Audio Works

    Friend
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2021
    Likes Received:
    422
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    Home Page:
    Absolutely right on target!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page