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    Just let me know what you'd like me to bring, if anything.....If I don't take anything I can ride....hmmmmm....not a bad idea....
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    Quote Originally Posted by HTrookie
    Just let me know what you'd like me to bring, if anything.....If I don't take anything I can ride....hmmmmm....not a bad idea....
    Whatcha got?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeC78
    Yes, please bring over the Hitachi 51". :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by a_mattison
    Accept that....
    Sweet!!!:D You accept that!!:p Now, I can compare it to my Panny!:)

    Did you mean except that?:(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo
    Whatcha got?
    Nothing fancy.....

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...p?userid=64116

    Pictures are not up to date, so look at the list :)
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    All my gear is in my sig except a polk 350 sub, rm6600 sat. system and an onkyo 777avr.

    Anyone want to hear anything?

    Michael

    Edit - oh, i forgot I do have a 3960 dvd player that was modified by MadMax for audio playback. (i use it as an audio cd player) If someone can bring an actual decent CD player, could make for an interesting shootout.

    Edit #2 - and a beat up pair of sda 1b's. (unmodified)
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    Quote Originally Posted by HTrookie
    Nothing fancy.....

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...p?userid=64116

    Pictures are not up to date, so look at the list :)
    I really think you should bring the Carver AL-III's and the Bada HD-22 Tube CD player. Are there going to be any SDA's making an appearance?

    With Joey's ML's you'd get to hear an electrostat. The Carver AL-III's you'd get to hear a ribbon tweeter (all four feet of it). My Von's are a convential (cone) speaker - but all three are (sort of) di-pole speakers.

    If I bring both TAD-60's we can bi-amp the the AL-III's. Ask Normanality his AL-III's are beasts when bi-amped.

    Quote Originally Posted by McLoki
    Edit - oh, i forgot I do have a 3960 dvd player that was modified by MadMax for audio playback. (i use it as an audio cd player) If someone can bring an actual decent CD player, could make for an interesting shootout.
    I'll bring the Sheng Ya if you want to go toe to toe ;) I thought someone wanted to hear that Cinepro?
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    Head count now @ 12 ish:
    1. Halo
    2. Joey_V
    3. a_mattison
    4. HTrookie
    5. heiney9
    6. F1nut
    7. Polk65
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    10. brettw22
    11. Demiurge
    12. Shizelbs
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    50/50ish though. All depends on how busy biz is.

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    Hence the ish Dave :) If you show up last minute with the brats we'll be happy to see ya ;)

    brettw22 & Shizelbs are somewhat up in the air also.
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    Anybody heard from Noel?
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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    Quote Originally Posted by heiney9
    Anybody heard from Noel?
    No, I haven't. SCompRacer will let me know. Normanality would be a last minute decision. I'd hope all three would be able to attend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo
    Correction - Joey is the youngest with the most expensive gear. The cool factor is subjective. I'd take a tube amp over a sand amp any day in a contest.
    That's fine that you'd take a tube amp.... but I'd take a Class A amp with a tube preamp over anything else any day of the week. Besides... I do have cool gear, atleast to my eyes. :p :D
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    Nm.. moving my new preamp post to a new thread so as to not further derail thread.
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    Alright...

    Regarding gear....

    I want the following there to hear:
    1. Carver Amazings
    2. LSi15
    3. VS VR2
    4. SDA

    Aside from that.... I'm sure I'd like to hear exactly what Halo's amp can do. Anything else is gravy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo
    Let's start to generate a gear list. We don't want to have too much ****e there or we'll never get through it all.

    Joey's gear is a given. Are you going to have any decent cables or IC's by then Joey?
    I'm not sure.... I should have some by then.

    Also, I should have something like the Transporter by then.... and we can use the AKM DACs if we want to go with a CDP to it instead of the usual streaming of FLAC. Though I will bring my External HDD myBook to the party so we can hook it up to the network and I can stream my FLACs to the Summits.

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    Victor, older than any of you.

    I'm also NOT interested in hearing music thru a computer, get real folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut
    I'm also NOT interested in hearing music thru a computer, get real folks.
    Either way, I'm still bringing my FLACs. You can probably hear better than me, that's fine. But this is for real and I dont understand why people have this bias against FLAC. IMO, the more the merrier.

    If you dont want to listen to FLAC, that's fine. But to dismiss it entirely is something I dont personally understand.

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    How does flac or ape sound compared with satellite radio? I would assume better but I've never listened to these formats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polk65
    How does flac or ape sound compared with satellite radio? I would assume better but I've never listened to these formats.
    FLAC is lossless and is a compression file of the original wav file, only to be uncompressed during playback. FLAC is basically a zip storage form of wav... but it is full wav. FLAC is essentially CD.

    Hence, FLAC is better than Satellite since that is lossy, if I'm not mistaken.

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    There is no way I'm taking the AL-III's on that road trip....sorry, but those ribbons are too damn delicate and I don't want to get there and start hearing scratching and buzzing....
    I will take the BADA player, and I would also take the 3.1TL's if there is interest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HTrookie
    There is no way I'm taking the AL-III's on that road trip....sorry, but those ribbons are too damn delicate and I don't want to get there and start hearing scratching and buzzing....
    I will take the BADA player, and I would also take the 3.1TL's if there is interest.
    This an audio meet....FLAC is dubious. I use FLAC as a storage medium and I use it in my now defunct (soon to be upgraded) computer rig. I know it's gaining popularity with the music server crowd and it is lossless, etc. But this is an audio meet to see cool gear etc. I won't say I won't listen to FLAC but others should have enough transports/cdp's to make listening to the FLAC's unnecessary.

    Bring the 3.1 TL's if you can. It's been awhile since I've heard SDA's and the 3.1's are actually the model I'd consider if/when I buy a pair.
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    Placing a ban on audio related thingamagigs that others don't approve of or is too old sucks. In all fairness I would figure it's up to the host for what will be connected to his electric. Consult with BDT.

    My interest in flac is that I have not heard "lossless" digital recordings and I don't get any satisfaction from satellite radio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeC78
    Sweet!!!:D You accept that!!:p Now, I can compare it to my Panny!:)

    Did you mean except that?:(
    I've got the mostest awesomest vocabulary. I guess I should return those "Joe Johnson Vocabulary Builder Upper" tapes.

    I always flip flop accept and except....doh!
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    doh! A deer. A female deer. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by heiney9
    This an audio meet....FLAC is dubious.
    That is the exact reason that I want to hear it. I have never heard of FLAC prior to this thread, but it would be nice to hear it in comparison to other more standard gear. As to whether it is worthwhile or not, is for us to listen and decide.

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    I really donít have an issue with FLAC. I just donít want it to become the focal point for the meet and have people leave gear at home. FLAC really isnít all that evil, but from a purists p.o.v. itís hard to swallow. I use FLAC a lot but Iím still traditional enough to use a conventional transport. I will however say that if we are going to be using top gear I wonít listen to Mp3ís or WMAís or any of the Ipod/iTunes stuff. Well, Iíll listen but it wonít be in the spirit this meet was intended. Iíve listened too many of the other computer based formats out there and they donít belong in mid/high end audio. There I took a stance. :p
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLoki
    That is the exact reason that I want to hear it. I have never heard of FLAC prior to this thread, but it would be nice to hear it in comparison to other more standard gear. As to whether it is worthwhile or not, is for us to listen and decide.

    Michael
    Me too!!

    I really want to compare all these things, and see if you guys can make me a true audiophile.:) I'm happy with using my current HD/DVD players to play my disks, and also using Ipod.:o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey_V
    That's fine that you'd take a tube amp.... but I'd take a Class A amp with a tube preamp over anything else any day of the week. Besides... I do have cool gear, atleast to my eyes.
    Read all the info on the TAD Joey. Class A tube amp :p with variable feedback, gain control, choice between triode mode and UL mode + I can roll different tubes = infinite adjustability. Besides, IMHO, nothing beats the warm glow of tubes for looks ;)

    I never said your gear wasn't Joey - I just said it was the most expensive (which it is). Expensive gear doesn't always = and gear doesn't have to be expensive.

    Are you going to bring the Onix mini's too? If not when are you bringing them over??? ;) :)
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    I'm just going to come and have fun!!! I'll be bringing my 9's unless someone else is, and perhaps my DAC. By June I may have some other stuff too, who knows.
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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