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  • ALL212 wrote: » I started with the Senn HD650's but am using the ZMF Auteur now. I do think the speedball will get installed sooner than later. Mids/upper registers are good but the lower mids/bass is loose/wobbly/not tight. That's awesom…
    in Crack #4 Comment by Dawgfish May 24
  • Very nice! What cans are you powering with this?
    in Crack #4 Comment by Dawgfish May 23
  • zingo wrote: » Not a lot of power, especially if you choose the low impedance version of the headphones. It is nice that you don't need a separate DAC and the form factor is small, but you are giving up the ability to drive a variety of headphones…
  • Clipdat wrote: » EndersShadow wrote: » I have a pair of DT-770s... they will be with me till I die. I can listen to music from my tube headphone amp (Little Dot) full tilt for hours with no ringing, ear sweat or pain from the clamp of them.…
  • zingo wrote: » I would choose an amp to drive my headphones well, not the other way around. Exactly! Just like with speakers. Find the headphones you want then find a suitable amp to drive them. Your Magni can effectively drive most phon…
  • Nice! I would say the say the same thing about the Argons. Bass is definitely north of neutral, yet still has good definition. I love 'em!
  • zingo wrote: » You have some power, so that is good for any headphones and you don't have to worry about sensitivity. I really like my AKG 701 (it has a few variations) which have a great open sound and ample bass for enjoying music reproductio…
  • Thanks for your understanding and please know my comments were definitely not meant to be mean spirited. I did indeed derail your thread and I'm really sorry about that. To be honest I was including myself in the group because let's face it, unl…
  • Ok guys. First off I apologize to ALL212 and the other posters of this thread. My intention was not to crap on the thread or the responses here on this thread, but I can see now that it did just that, so again my sincere apologies are extended. S…
  • "I suggest blah, blah, blax, x, x, x. It's what I use so it has to be the best. Have I compared it to anything else in this price range? Of course not, but it's what I use so it has to be the best." Typical response to what's best ***** thread…
  • Good deal! I think any of your new 3 will work great for you. Don't have any personal experience with the A900X's but listened to a modded set of HE4XXs earlier (uses same driver as 400i) and I'm listening to a modded HD58X as I'm typing this now.…
  • Excellent tubes! Excellent price! GLWTS!
  • The 3 phones you are looking at are not exactly in the same category. The AT and DT 990s are open back phones, while the DT770 is closed back. Open back headphones tend to have larger soundstage than most closed backs. Having said that the soundst…
  • Ouch is right! Darn sad to hear that! I rarely use a SUT anymore. I still have Cinemag and Byerdynamic SUTs and use them occasionally. Most of the time I use my fully modded Jolida JD-9 and I'm very happy with it. It does have a little more noi…
  • I have a ZU Dl-103 grade 2 prime with Soundsmith Ruby cantilever and level 3 stylus. Or at least I did till about 6 months ago. I broke the cantilever. Ouch! Eventually I'm going to send it back to Soundsmith for either level 1 or 2 stylus/canti…
  • Yes the Technics overhang tool gets the alignment pretty close to ideal for the Stephenson alignment which Technics recommends for the 1200. Just make sure the cartridge is aligned straight in the tool. I have a 1200 myself. I think the shibata s…
  • The shibata stylus should be a nice upgrade. They are very sensitive to alignment and setup however, especially vta (tonearm height). I find most cartridges I've tried with shibata stylii sound best with tonearm being slightly lower in the rear as…
  • I'll take 'em. PM sent!
  • Agree wonderful speakers and these are in beautiful shape! I have a set of the TW-3s. The soundstage and imaging on these is as good as anything you will find outside of SDAs. They are a pleasure to listen to and just sound right! GLWTS!
  • Plus one on the Philips Fidelios. Have a set of X1s with upgraded cable and absolutely love them! The soundstage and dynamic slam of these cans are outstanding!
  • Headphones have their place with me. Have a pair of Philips Fidelio X1 powered with a vintage Marantz 2220B receiver paired with a Sonagraphe SG-3 turntable with Ortofon 2M Black cart and LG-V35 phone with built-in hi-res dac for a home headphone r…
  • The KAB filter definitely does not affect sound quality and I have no problems with lack of bass I can assure you! I also tried some cheaper filters that you can plug inline with your interconnects (think they were Harris but can't remember exactly…
    in Rumble Comment by Dawgfish December 2018
  • If you want to eliminate the rumble and still use your Bottlehead pre try this: https://www.kabusa.com/frameset.htm?/rf1.htm It's the only standalone rumble filter I've tried that did not affect sound quality.
    in Rumble Comment by Dawgfish December 2018
  • I've tried the 12AX7 Gold Lions before and frankly they were not as good as the better NOS 12AX7 types out there. If you are trying 12AU7s I highly recommend the CBS-Hytron 5814. It's my favorite in the 12AU7 family. BTW the Gold Lion KT88s are…
  • Marantz 2220B I'm currently using for a headphone rig. It sounds great with my ZU Omens since they are highly efficient and the Marantz is only 20wpc. It's a very powerful 20 wpc. The headphone amp and phono stage are killer on this thing.
  • I've had surprisingly many situations where I found the balance control to be very handy. I can understand the minimalist approach though. My opinion is I wouldn't let that get in the way of a good deal on a tube pre if it had a balance control bo…
  • Another good option is a YS Audio Symphonies + R tube preamp. They are a handmade by a gentleman in Hong Kong with really nice build features such as a tube rectifier and point to point wiring. Very good quality parts are used in its construction.…
  • Nagaoka makes some great cartridges that are often overlooked. I have a MP-500 and honestly think it competes with the moving coil cartridges I have in the $1000-2500 range. It's that good! Glad your enjoying yours and you have an easy upgrade p…
  • ^^Same here!^^ Tried both ways with my LA-100 and the sound to my ears was slightly more natural running in normal polarity. I'm really enjoying this pre. It has exactly the type of sound I like; detailed yet smooth!
  • Thanks Tony! Really appreciate the info. I'll PM you soon. Right now I'm playing the Joule through a fully modded set of CRSs and it sounds great! Sounds like it's time to hook them up to my SRS 2s....
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