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  # 1052427 24-May-2014 18:16
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Some vastly higher end gear then I would ever spend on display. Had no idea computerlounge sold it, always thought they were just a place that sold gaming computers.

In anycase will have to go to computer lounge to try some out when I am not conjested from the tail end of a cold and see how much better they sound.




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  # 1052432 24-May-2014 18:19
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Yep, clounge stocking some real nice gear as of late

 
 
 
 


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  # 1052444 24-May-2014 18:39
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Certainly some very nice gear on display. Most was well outside of my budget. Great to get the chance to test it all out though. I have a small list of items to save for. Well done Murray!



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  # 1052450 24-May-2014 18:55
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BigHammer: Certainly some very nice gear on display. Most was well outside of my budget. Great to get the chance to test it all out though. I have a small list of items to save for. Well done Murray!


Thanks Stu!

All in all I was very happy with how the day went. Now, to organise next year's meet...

Speaking of Computer Lounge (mad props to Billy for his support), I think a larger premises with a dedicated listening room is in their future one day.

Terry from Audio Reference was great too, he was the one who let me borrow the $10,000 of speaker amplification I was running my HE-6 off. I'm still searching for the speaker amp I will settle in with for the long term, but the HE-6 still sounded pretty special with 200w per channel flowing into it.




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  # 1052495 24-May-2014 20:42
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anyone take pictures/notes ?

what sort of high-end gear was present ?



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  # 1052498 24-May-2014 20:46
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ilovemusic: anyone take pictures/notes ?

what sort of high-end gear was present ?


There are some pictures at Head-Fi, I have some that I'll post later at some point (I work tomorrow).

EDIT: Some more pictures from an attendee here.

In terms of high-end gear:

Entire LCD range -2 -3 -X -XC, most of them with Alo Audio cables.

More HD800 than you can shake a stick at (seriously, at every single table)

HiFiMan HE-500 and HE-6

Denon 7000

Audio Technica W3000ANV and K812

Some high-end Grados (I didn't have time to check which ones I was seeing).

Beyerdynamic T1 and T5p

Alo Audio Studio Six Amp

Bryston BDA-2 DAC

Auralic Vega DAC (several)

Auralic Taurus MKII amp (several)

Auralix Merak monoblock speaker amps (my HE-6 headphones on these 200w/channel monsters)

Auralix Gemini - a headphone stand with DAC and 2W balanced headphone out (even a card slot so it can function as a total solution)

PS Audio Perfectwave DAC II.

Several Woo Audio amps.

Metrum Acoustics range

Audio-GD Reference 10

Burson Audio Conductor

High end Rega turntable (don't know model name)

AK 240 DAP

...and quite a lot of stuff I didn't even get to see being the organiser and kinda stuck to my table to supervise a volume knob to prevent mishap with the speaker amp!







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  # 1052542 24-May-2014 21:50
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thanks.

found the headfi thread
http://www.head-fi.org/t/703390/new-zealand-meet-may-24th-in-auckland/330

some nice stuff.

small lulz at the ancient rega tt - i had one like that (nz assembled, linn arm) back i the 80s - through phones you heard every creak in the bearing, twang in the belt, snap crackle and pop in the vinyl.

good times, haha

 
 
 
 


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  # 1052571 24-May-2014 22:55
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Really sorry I couldn't make it, just wasn't able to shuffle everything accordingly unfortunately.  Sounds like everyone had a great time and props to Murray for brainchilding the event, it takes a LOT of hard work and a lot of time, both of which are in short supply!

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