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In addition to the big gathering of headphones and their related equipment in the Marketplace- first floor of the Hotel Irvine There is at least two rooms to absolutely visit on the Hotel's upper floor.    Rooms 1302 and 1304 are being run by The Source AV out of Torrance, Calif. They have really embraced the headphone community during the last year. In the rooms will be Astell -Kern, Cavalli, Questyle, Wo Audio, Mr. Speakers, Enigmacoustics and lots more.   So after...
I have had Zana Deux #17 since 2008 and it is still my favorite headphone amp. And I do like it especially with the Sennheisers- 600,650,800 and also with the Enigmacoustic Dharma headphones. This amp can be further improved by replacing the stock fuse with a Synergistic Research Black fuse. They come with a 30 day return policy. They take about 100 hrs. to stabilize. If you love your amp give it a present. Your ears will be glad you did.   David Pritchard
A lot of interesting posts concerning the Zana Deux and tube rolling. I have ZD #17 and it is still my favorite headphone with Sennheiser products (600, 650, 800) and the Enigmacoustic Dharma. An area that can greatly improve - change the sound of the ZD is upgrading the fuse. I have tried stock ,Isoclean, Furutech, and Synergistic Research fuses. The Synergistic Research Black fuse makes a very large improvement in sound to my ears. The best part is they are sold with a...
Tube Rolling is a lot of fun with the Zana Deux. I have had my Zana Deux #17 since 2008!. I do have most of the tubes mentioned in this thread including the 1959 Valvo.   After buying  a few driver tubes I would make the following suggestions to increase the sonic pleasure from my favorite headphone amp.    Put in a Synergistic Research Black fuse. Use a 3.5 amp or 4.0 amp value. These fuses come with a 30 day trial. With a money back trial and the ease of replacing...
I have the Synergistic Research Atmosphere headphone cables for my Sennheiser 800 and Enigmacoustic Dharma headphones. Both use the same connecter.   I also have the Double Helix Complement 4 in silver for the same headphones. I love the sound I get with the Synergistic Research headphone cables.  I think they are worth the money. Absolutely- YES! The fact that they give a 30 day trial is a great reason to trial these cables. 30 days gives you plenty of time to break...
This will be a fun weekend as I put in the new Audeze black lambskin earpads. I continue to be very happy with the addition of the Synergistic Research Headphone Cable mated to this headphone. The depth and width of the soundstage is significantly improved. There is more detail to the instruments and much better conveyed emotion. I think this cable and the Enigmacoustic Dharma headphone is a great combination.   David Pritchard
The black lambskin ear pads shipped today. I look forward to the modded sound of the Enigmacoustic Dharma headphones.   As it is, the sound with a Zanna Deux tube amp, Synergistic Research headphone cable, and Marantz SA11-S2 sacd is very satisfying.   David Pritchard
Oregonian:   I continue to enjoy my Enigmacoustic Dharma headphones using a Synergistic Research headphone cable A major improvement over the stock cable. I want to try your ear pad upgrade. Do I order the Audeze black lambskin pads? I would appreciate any instructions  on taking off the old pads and putting new pads on.   Thank you for your help   David Pritchard
I am really liking what the Enigmacoustic Dharma headphones do. Speed, great sense of flow, emotion of the music is transmitted.   These headphones really respond to cable changes. I am using the Synergistic Research 8 foot  headphone cable. This cable gives a refined element to the music that is missing with the stock cable. Less grain, less bright with a bigger and deeper soundstage. Worth considering that is for sure.   David Pritchard
These headphones really do dramatically respond to different headphone cables. Just changing the cables to the stock Sennheiser 800 cables will improve the sense of soundstage depth.   I am now letting the Dharma headphones play music for about 30 minutes before doing critical listening. Perhaps the electrostatic driver to be at it's best needs a period of electricity flowing thru it.   Adding a Synergistic Research ECT (Electronic Circuit Transducer) to the headphone...
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