San Diego Gathering - CDP Shootout 18'?

dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,738
Thinking I might try to throw together a gathering in the next month or two (not to take away from or conflict with the SoCal gathering @nooshinjohn has been working on). I just purchased a Sony C333ES CD/SACD player and still have an Oppo BDP-83 Special Edition (has the upgraded 2 channel DAC's). Looking to see if anyone else in the area wants to bring a CDP, compare players and enjoy some good music with fellow polkies. Those that can't or don't want to bring a player are welcome too. I can support 4 players connected to the Pass Labs X1. Let me know if there's any interest. You can see what 2 channel gear is on hand here for the event in my signature.

Just FYI, the last time I did this, @Erik Tracy brought his CDP and we found that it would have been nice to have different IC's to compare the players so we can throw that in the mix as well.

Throw out some possible dates if interested.
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polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES

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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,889
    edited February 4
    Wish you could have this in September me and the wife will be in La,Mesa would not mind meeting you and hanging out with Eric again. Maybe an excuse for another gathering.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,738
    I'd be up for a gathering in September. You'll only be a 30-40 minute drive from me. Keep me posted on your plans and I'll work with Erik make it happen. B)
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,960
    I’m up as well. Would be fun to include the Krell in this if I still have it as well as the Oppo UDP-205.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,889
    dpowell wrote: »
    I'd be up for a gathering in September. You'll only be a 30-40 minute drive from me. Keep me posted on your plans and I'll work with Erik make it happen. B)

    That would be sweet I will get in touch in September. I bet Eric is bringing his Marantz Pearl, should be a great shoot out, have fun guys.

    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,738
    Sounds good John!
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,738
    gudnoyez wrote: »

    That would be sweet I will get in touch in September. I bet Eric is bringing his Marantz Pearl, should be a great shoot out, have fun guys.

    Yes @Erik Tracy's Marantz Black Pearl is a beautiful piece of gear. Top notch quality. IMO we needed better matching ICs to really bring out the differences in players last time. Hoping we can figure out a way to make that happen this time.
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 5,884
    Good stuff, you guys have fun

    Maybe you’ll end up like us and our group here with the DAC/cdp shootout (see my recent thread)
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature B) ) -> new speakers -> :D
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3 -> :o
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> B&W PM1 -> o:)

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 337
    I get to SD every couple of weeks. Would enjoy stopping by and meeting. Not sure I'd bring my BDP as the guy I bought it from is evidently bringing its replacement!
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; Fronts – LSiM 703 ; Center – LSiM 704C ;
    Sub – Rhythmik F12SE, Polk PSW404; Rear – FXi4s

    2 Channel Studio: Teac AI3000 Integrated ; Marantz CD 5004 ; Teac TN 300 and Rega RP1 TTs ; LCRMKIII Phonograph Preamp; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Polk PSW 350 Sub

    "There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark. The only thing that makes it look light is the sun."
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,907
    I might be able to ship a North Star Design Blue Diamond for the meet, depending on when it is.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 176
    I would enjoy meeting some fellow Polkies. Still a NFG and lots to learn. Ears wide open.
    Living Room/HT
    Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Parasound A23, Yamaha BD-S681, Polk S60, CSiA6, Samsung 60" LED
    2-Channel
    Parasound P5, B&K 200.2, Auralic Aries Mini, LSiM 703s
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,738
    edited February 8
    Looking like we might be able to get a good meet together. Will look at some possible dates near term and definitely look to do a gathering in September.
    ____________________________________________________________
    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,907
    dpowell wrote: »
    Looking like we might be able to get a good meet together. Will look at some possible dates near term and definitely look to do a fathering in September.

    Woah!! Count me out for September! Definitely not the kind of action I was expecting.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,738
    DSkip wrote: »
    dpowell wrote: »
    Looking like we might be able to get a good meet together. Will look at some possible dates near term and definitely look to do a fathering in September.

    Woah!! Count me out for September! Definitely not the kind of action I was expecting.

    LOL got to love auto correct on my phone!
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 337
    Where did this end up? Do you have any dates yet? What area of SD are you in?
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; Fronts – LSiM 703 ; Center – LSiM 704C ;
    Sub – Rhythmik F12SE, Polk PSW404; Rear – FXi4s

    2 Channel Studio: Teac AI3000 Integrated ; Marantz CD 5004 ; Teac TN 300 and Rega RP1 TTs ; LCRMKIII Phonograph Preamp; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Polk PSW 350 Sub

    "There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark. The only thing that makes it look light is the sun."
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