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Okay, fellas, this is the CanJam London thread, but was turning into a debate fit for another thread. Let's keep this one about CanJam London.
Have you heard it? Like I said in my post (and as @musicman59 said in his), it's an amazing system to listen to. Would I spend that kind of money on a headphone system, in any circumstance (certainly not in my reality, and likely not even in fantasy)? Probably not.I hope companies keep making hypercars, too, even though my current reality is a Honda Fit. It's not like if I choose to upgrade my car, the only place to go from my Fit is a Porsche 918.Very soon, we'll be...
MSB Technology's Vince Galbo and Daniel Gullman stopped by Head-Fi HQ to talk about what is currently the most expensive headphone system in the world--their MSB SELECT DAC II (which starts at $89,950.00, and $103,895.00 as configured) and their MSB SELECT Headphone Amplifier ($37,950.00). We used their system with our Stax SR-009 and Stax SR-007 Mk1. This system is incredible. While I can't imagine any circumstance (real or imaginary) where I'd personally spend that kind...
 No, I don't imagine it will be hard to source original ETHERs, and a few guys in the community have already offered to loan their original ETHERs. I'll ask MrSpeakers if they have an original ETHER and ETHER C to use for a week or two, so I don't have to borrow anyone else's personal units. I agree that the greatest value is having a body of measurements, of many different headphones, all made on the same system, for the sake of comparisons. Yes, that's what's going to...
 @Quixote79, no, MrSpeakers does their own R&D internally. By the time we measured the ETHER Flow and ETHER C Flow, they were (as we understand it) production-spec pre-production units. If the specs do change, we'll re-measure. (Again, we'll be re-measuring everything anyway.) Regarding MrSpeakers posting their own measurements: Not a whole lot of headphone companies post measurements of their models as they see them (the measurements) in development. However, Dan has, on...
 Unfortunately, any measurements we have of either of the first-gen ETHERs were made using a different measurement setup, so I won't post those. Also, the original-spec ETHER and ETHER C we had were sent back to MrSpeakers to be updated, so we no longer have those to re-measure. G.R.A.S. just visited Head-Fi HQ, and we now have their very advanced new headphone measurement system (G.R.A.S. 45BB-12), which is a KEMAR that includes two of their new very low-noise ear...
MrSpeakers ETHER C Flow frequency response and THD measurements below, including direct comparisons to the MrSpeakers ETHER Flow.   (These measurements were also added to the first page of this thread.)     (Above) Frequency response: MrSpeakers ETHER C Flow. (Click on image to see full size.)   (Above) Total harmonic distortion (THD): MrSpeakers ETHER C Flow. (Click on image to see full size.)   (Above) Frequency response: MrSpeakers ETHER Flow (blue) and...
 Okay, here's a quick photoshop overlay, where the bass region of the Mahogany and Purpleheart curves are aligned.  The ghosting is from turning the opacity down on the Purpleheart graph and sliding it down over the Mahogany.
 I can't speak to what units someone else has, or what they were measuring with. We have two different TH-X00 Mahogany units here, and one TH-X00 Purpleheart. (We gave the TH-X00 Ebony back to Massdrop at the San Francisco meet the other day.) We used the G.R.A.S. 45CA test fixture with small pinnae and RA0045 IEC 60318-4 ear simulators. The G.R.A.S. 45CA is used in many labs and R&D facilities, perhaps in part because it can be helpful with measurement repeatability...
MrSpeakers ETHER C Flow frequency response and THD measurements below, including direct comparisons to the MrSpeakers ETHER Flow.     (Above) Frequency response: MrSpeakers ETHER C Flow. (Click on image to see full size.)   (Above) Total harmonic distortion (THD): MrSpeakers ETHER C Flow. (Click on image to see full size.)   (Above) Frequency response: MrSpeakers ETHER Flow (blue) and ETHER C Flow (black). (Click on image to see full size.)   (Above)...
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