This was my first NY/NJ rave and it was a blast.
Major props to Deepak and Chhaya for opening up their beautiful home for us.
I've been to a couple of CAFs and RMAF but nothing beats being able to interact with manufacturers and listen to some awesome gear in a friendly, home like setting. Was fun putting a face to audiocircle monikers.
Lukasz and Merrill are great guys to talk to and build some awesome products.
I finally understand the buzz around Lampi DACs and the GM70 amp. Amazingly natural sounding and just get out of the way of music. Lampi DSD is the real deal, very liquid and gripping presentation.
Oh, and Taras A100 is a killer amp too. Almost tube like in its ability to flesh out the textures.
Listening to all this great gear has given me some serious GAS (gear acquisition syndrome)
Some pics from my camera can be found here http://img.gg/sw9PINT