Carolina Polkfest II : 13-15 Oct 2006

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  • Strong Bad
    Strong Bad Posts: 4,277
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    In! :)

    Oh yeah!

    Mark, let's rent a stretch Hummer and go in serious style! We'll get some dope to do all the driving (Russman) and we'll party it up the whole way!
    No excuses!
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 13,077
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    Eff that, Mike is driving in the hot rod...

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • dorokusai
    dorokusai Posts: 25,577
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    John and I are traveling Beardog style in a Cadillac DTS. It will be all Polk'd out :)
    CTC BBQ Amplifier, Sonic Frontiers Line3 Pre-Amplifier and Wadia 581 SACD player. Speakers? Always changing but for now, Mission Argonauts I picked up for $50 bucks, mint.
  • audiobliss
    audiobliss Posts: 12,518
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    Caddy DTS. Nice. Though I must admit I prefer the older STS.
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  • univera
    univera Posts: 848
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    ohskigod wrote:
    pencil me in for that tube tutorial. I have all tube gear in my 2 channel rig and am still a friggin tube tard!

    Ditto on that. You are partially responsible for my blind, tube purchase. Clueless. Ski god, I don't know about you, but I sure hope Paintballfreak will make the trip and wear that Paintball mask.:) He has a lot to bring to the forum, IMO. I only wish that he had kept those pics of him in the mask up for a few days so that everyone could have seen them. They would have gotten more mileage than those Signal Cable Risers. Still laughing...
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  • BlueMDPicker
    BlueMDPicker Posts: 7,569
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    TroyD wrote:
    Eff that, Mike is driving in the hot rod...

    BDT

    That would be a fun cruise. But, the windshield wipers (even though they're converted to electric) and headlights (even though the cans are reworked to halogen) could make the trip a bit too tedious. Besides that, Anthony (if he's shaggin' with Jesse and me) wouldn't be too comfortable in the jump seat and I'd be out cleaning bugs off of it while everyone else was enjoying the fest. :o

    We'll just have to slum it in the new Town and Country. More room for case lots of fireworks that way. :eek:
  • BlueMDPicker
    BlueMDPicker Posts: 7,569
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    TroyD wrote:
    Gear update:

    Guys, I been thinking on this. Last time around I don't think we demoed HALF the gear in the house. I'm leaning to doing it the way Mark did it at his house with relatively fixed rigs, probably 3. Now, if you have something special or requested (like Shacks RT400's that Russ wants to hear) cool and, by all means, we can hash this out but what I'm trying to do is go for quality demo over volume of gear plus, I'd hate to see anyone's gear get ganked up like Mark's Anthem preamp. Thoughts??


    BDT

    I have a couple of (transportable) pieces that some here may have had no exposure to. Nothing exotic, just not talked about much:

    EE MiniMax tube output CDP
    Shanling CDT-100 tube output CDP
    Dynakit ST-70, reworked to mint stock
    PS Audio GCPH phono stage
    PS Audio GCA-250 power amp

    If there's any substantive level of interest in one of the pieces--and the host is agreeable--I could bring it. I don't believe I'd bring all.
  • RuSsMaN
    RuSsMaN Posts: 17,987
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    I wouldn't mind getting my ears on the EE MiniMax (comparing to the Jolida). It's been a while since I've heard one.

    Cheers,
    Russ
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 13,077
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    Agreed with my esteemed colleague....or the Shanling.

    However, it's not his ears that you got to be worried about being on your gear. Trust me. I know. I had to sell the Amazings for that reason. I got creeped out everytime I listened to them after what I refer to as 'THE incident'

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • BlueMDPicker
    BlueMDPicker Posts: 7,569
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    The transport puck comes down HARD on the Shanling if you're not careful, Russ. Word to the wise, or enraptured.
  • ohskigod
    ohskigod Posts: 6,502
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    RuSsMaN wrote:
    I wouldn't mind getting my ears on the EE MiniMax (comparing to the Jolida). It's been a while since I've heard one.

    Cheers,
    Russ

    will a Jolida be there? I can bring mine if needed
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  • RuSsMaN
    RuSsMaN Posts: 17,987
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    Troy has one.
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • ohskigod
    ohskigod Posts: 6,502
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    sweet, lord knows cabin room is a preimium in a Toyota Yaris :p
    Living Room 2 Channel -
    Schiit SYS Passive Pre. Jolida CD player. Songbird streamer. California Audio Labs Sigma II DAC, DIY 300as1/a1 Ice modules Class D amp. LSi15 with MM842 woofer upgrade, Nordost Blue Heaven and Unity interconnects.

    Upstairs 2 Channel Rig -
    Prometheus Ref. TVC passive pre, SAE A-205 Amp, Wiim pro streamer and Topping E50 DAC, California Audio Labs DX1 CD player, Von Schweikert VR3.5 speakers.

    Studio Rig - Scarlett 18i20(Gen3) DAW, Mac Mini, Aiyma A07 Max (BridgedX2), Totem Mites
  • ohskigod
    ohskigod Posts: 6,502
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    I might bring

    Rogers LS-6 monitors (I really like these little things)
    Polk RT55 (might be for sale)
    Sophia Electric Baby amp (might be for sale)
    Do we need stands, I can bring at least one pair...if not 2 (24")
    Living Room 2 Channel -
    Schiit SYS Passive Pre. Jolida CD player. Songbird streamer. California Audio Labs Sigma II DAC, DIY 300as1/a1 Ice modules Class D amp. LSi15 with MM842 woofer upgrade, Nordost Blue Heaven and Unity interconnects.

    Upstairs 2 Channel Rig -
    Prometheus Ref. TVC passive pre, SAE A-205 Amp, Wiim pro streamer and Topping E50 DAC, California Audio Labs DX1 CD player, Von Schweikert VR3.5 speakers.

    Studio Rig - Scarlett 18i20(Gen3) DAW, Mac Mini, Aiyma A07 Max (BridgedX2), Totem Mites
  • jdhdiggs
    jdhdiggs Posts: 4,305
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    Sorry guys, just got word that I will be 6,000 miles away playing in a sandbox for the festivities. Tip one back for me, will ya?
    There is no genuine justice in any scheme of feeding and coddling the loafer whose only ponderable energies are devoted wholly to reproduction. Nine-tenths of the rights he bellows for are really privileges and he does nothing to deserve them. We not only acquired a vast population of morons, we have inculcated all morons, old or young, with the doctrine that the decent and industrious people of the country are bound to support them for all time.-Menkin
  • Strong Bad
    Strong Bad Posts: 4,277
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    jdhdiggs wrote:
    Sorry guys, just got word that I will be 6,000 miles away playing in a sandbox for the festivities. Tip one back for me, will ya?

    That sucks!

    Good luck in the sandbox and be sure to whoop the bully's **** for all of us!

    Will tip one for ya for sure! :D
    No excuses!
  • Strong Bad
    Strong Bad Posts: 4,277
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    dorokusai wrote:
    John and I are traveling Beardog style in a Cadillac DTS. It will be all Polk'd out :)

    Sweet! I better score a purple suit and afro wig if I want to look the part while cruising in that!
    No excuses!
  • BlueMDPicker
    BlueMDPicker Posts: 7,569
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    We'll stop and post bail for you in NC.
  • Strong Bad
    Strong Bad Posts: 4,277
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    Troy:

    You mind if I tote my (soon to be aquired) Dodd ELP along and hook it to your SDA's? I got an offer from someone to bring a wide range of tubes for it so I can test them and see which I like the best. Maybe I'll bring the Carver amp along too.

    Strongbad
    No excuses!
  • dorokusai
    dorokusai Posts: 25,577
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    Carver amps don't belong at Polkfest.
    CTC BBQ Amplifier, Sonic Frontiers Line3 Pre-Amplifier and Wadia 581 SACD player. Speakers? Always changing but for now, Mission Argonauts I picked up for $50 bucks, mint.
  • Strong Bad
    Strong Bad Posts: 4,277
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    dorokusai wrote:
    Carver amps don't belong at Polkfest.


    Note to self...ingest large quantities of spicey mexican food the morning of our looooooooong drive to Polkfest.
    No excuses!
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 13,077
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    Bring the ELP if you so desire, I got no issues with that. No issue with the Carver amp either, however, I'm trying to minimize unplugging and rewiring a bunch of gear. Less chance for gear, especially mine, to get fried.

    Lou: if you want to bring a pair of stands, might not be a bad idea. Mine suck.

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • amulford
    amulford Posts: 5,020
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    dorokusai wrote:
    Carver amps don't belong at Polkfest.


    I don't know, those Silver 9t's sounded PRETTY damn good on the Amazings at PF '04...


    John, Too much shuffling just ain't where it's at. Too much can happen and it usually does...
  • BlueMDPicker
    BlueMDPicker Posts: 7,569
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    amulford wrote:
    Too much can happen and it usually does...

    'Nuff said. I'll skip bringing anything.
  • amulford
    amulford Posts: 5,020
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    Not as long as it's set up and left alone. You just don't want to have alot of switching out, and that invariably gets to be the case, is all I'm saying...
  • Strong Bad
    Strong Bad Posts: 4,277
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    No problemo gents! I did get the offer to take the tubes home with me and return when I was finished, so I'll go that route. Would be better to test them on the actual setup anyway. Perhaps I'll just keep my role limited to "Strongbad the Staff Photographer!" My camera backup is enough of a haul by itself.

    Doro, you and my insides have gained a pardon from the Mexican onslaught!
    No excuses!
  • dorokusai
    dorokusai Posts: 25,577
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    Yaman, we only have a Cadillac for room :) The CARY SACD and Pre-Amp are in tow....as well as alot of vinyl for grab bags.
    CTC BBQ Amplifier, Sonic Frontiers Line3 Pre-Amplifier and Wadia 581 SACD player. Speakers? Always changing but for now, Mission Argonauts I picked up for $50 bucks, mint.
  • ohskigod
    ohskigod Posts: 6,502
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    TroyD wrote:

    Lou: if you want to bring a pair of stands, might not be a bad idea. Mine suck.

    BDT


    done
    Living Room 2 Channel -
    Schiit SYS Passive Pre. Jolida CD player. Songbird streamer. California Audio Labs Sigma II DAC, DIY 300as1/a1 Ice modules Class D amp. LSi15 with MM842 woofer upgrade, Nordost Blue Heaven and Unity interconnects.

    Upstairs 2 Channel Rig -
    Prometheus Ref. TVC passive pre, SAE A-205 Amp, Wiim pro streamer and Topping E50 DAC, California Audio Labs DX1 CD player, Von Schweikert VR3.5 speakers.

    Studio Rig - Scarlett 18i20(Gen3) DAW, Mac Mini, Aiyma A07 Max (BridgedX2), Totem Mites
  • Strong Bad
    Strong Bad Posts: 4,277
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    dorokusai wrote:
    Yaman, we only have a Cadillac for room :) The CARY SACD and Pre-Amp are in tow....as well as alot of vinyl for grab bags.


    Can I do nasty things to the Cary gear in the back seat?
    No excuses!
  • dorokusai
    dorokusai Posts: 25,577
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    As long as you wear a condom, she's a virgin.

    BMDP - Would you be able to take a couple boxes of vinyl down with you? I won't have room for all of it and the bags/gear.
    CTC BBQ Amplifier, Sonic Frontiers Line3 Pre-Amplifier and Wadia 581 SACD player. Speakers? Always changing but for now, Mission Argonauts I picked up for $50 bucks, mint.