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Posts by Lornecherry

Please keep us informed of upcoming audio shows and meets that you exhibit. In particular, I would like to know if you will be at Axponia (Chicago show) in April.
As a Stax enthusiast and SR-009 owner, I'm following this thread with great interest. My personal issue, is that I won't use anything that's remotely uncomfortable to me. (Note that the "to me" is very subjective; I can't even wear a shirt with a label that has not been removed...so any even seemingly mild discomfort/irritation bothers me) Where am I going with this? Shure needs a custom-fit option, for say, $399 more. To me, the only IEM's that I could tolerate were...
Re: Price...Too many people are caught in what Kevin Gilmore gave as an estimate early in the thread. ($40K)   When Kevin speaks about circuitry and design, we all stop to listen (I have one his designs a KGSSHV with 009s and it is superb)...but I think in this case he was just giving us a (very) educated guestimate, difficult at best without knowing what's inside, and whether or not this is for limited mass production, or indeed a very limited hand-built and numbered...
Before you even consider dumping the Hugo, please try it with optical in from a good source. It is far superior to any USB implementation I have tried, unless you are using something like an Empirical Audio Off Ramp. The TH900 is match made in heaven for the Hugo, as it's efficient enough not to pray on the Hugo's only weakness (outright power in amp section). Seriously, try optical in with a good DSD recording and even something as lowly as the old AK100. The Hugo scales...
reply sent in Canuck Audio Mart (local Toronto buyer with 009s). Thanks, Lorne
I have heard the Sony amps with Sony top-of-line Z7 phones and TH900, both of which I own. The Sony amps and headphones are voiced for each other and  are very, very good and somewhat untouchable at that price point. The Hugo though, is up a notch with respect to the DAC and is a better match for your LCD-X. I run my Hugo with the TH900 and that is about as good as it gets in portable. That said, the Hugo as DAC for the Stax 727 modded and 009, shows the Hugo's true...
I have conducted some recent tests of the Hugo vs. Russian BMP-1 Tank:   Hugo is much quieter: The tank makes a noticeable rumbling sound as it approaches. Using a high quality cable on the tank does quiet it somewhat, but there is still considerable jitter when the machine gun is fired.    Hugo has slightly better WAF (wife acceptance factor). The tank is difficult to hide in my living room and my wife complained the 73mm cannon protruded into the kitchen. The tracks...
pm sent for the entire rig
Curra...what is the name/brand of that isolation transformer type of device in the picture from the Tokyo festival?
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