MexicanDragon Posted November 12, 2007 Report Share Posted November 12, 2007 This was my first meet, and my camera shat the proverbial bed a few weeks ago, so no pix for me. I spent most of mine time hanging out and bumming around/talking to people, but did get to listen to a few things along the way. I went down there with the the intent to listen to a Millett Max (something which I'm thinking of purchasing). Let's see... there was Fitz' AKG collection, which was just massive (maybe 35-40 pairs?), and I believe they were all out of production (or at least most of them were). I just listened to the K1000's, as I knew it was something I wouldn't consider purchasing due to price, so there were no worries of me trying to sell my soul to obtain a pair. They were quite nice... and it'd be great to get a longer listen, but truthfully... I think I'd spend the $$$ on a speaker rig. 2xHF-1's, 2xDarth Beyers (1 was a Darth Boobie, I believe), RS-1, RS-2, SR-80, 3xHD650, HD600 w/cardas, HD580, ATH-AD900, ES7, 3xKSC-75, PX100, UE-10's, UE-11's, ER4S, DT-770, and possibly a couple others that sneaked by me... on top of the 642 (approximately) AKG's that were on hand. I spent most of my time with my HF-1's headphone wise, as I was really more interested in finding out what went well with those than listening to gear I won't be aquiring any time soon. I did get to put them up against RS-2's (I stayed away from the RS-1's, as I'd heard them before, and wanted them then. RS-2s were unfamiliar to me completely). They fared quite well with the Millett Max, where I prefered them to the RS-2s. The RS-2s seemed a bit more lust, and with a presentation that was a bit further back than what I was used to with the HF-1's... not as much edge, I guess one could say. I think I've found my amp. There was an Ayre CX7 with a Bryston pre-amp that sounded, even out of the headphone jack on the Bryston, very very good. The background just faded away. It seemed as if the noise floor was below where the physical floor should have been, if that makes sense. It was nice to hear a really high end source. It was run through a PS Audio power conditioner which had quite possibly the largest power cord I've ever seen in my 26+ years. Intimidating. There were quite a few amps there as well. Quite a few RS amps, both home and portable. A Heed Can-amp (I think), Little Dot II, PAV2 (I think), A Meier Corda HA2 MKII SE, a Mini3 that was having an issue, so I couldn't listen to it (though I wanted to), a Darkvoice tube amp (not sure of model), and I'm sure I'm missing a few others. There were a couple alien dacs from tomb and a number cruncher as well. It was great meeting some new people, putting names (well, screen names) with faces, and checking out some nice gear. As previously stated, I didn't listen to too much that I wasn't very intrigued by or looking to buy, but I did have fun on my first meet. I AM, however, QUITE impressed with the Millett Max. The guys did a great job on it, and I am looking forward to picking one up in the not-too-distant future. Thanks tomb for letting me try it out with my source there at the end (and staying over to talk a few minutes). I hope the next one is even better! **BRENT** Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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