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ESS Mark 1 Stereophones

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Cons: Needs more bass.

Went to http://www.audiocheck.net/soundtestsaudiotesttones_index.php, and plugged my ESS Mark 1's into my computer, using an adapter. Here's the results.

Frequency Response tests; from 10Hz to 200Hz = 50 Hz; from 22KHz to 8KHz = 14KHz.

Dynamic Range; 42 Db below scale.

Bass Shaker: No rattle

Driver Matching = Equally matched on left and right channels. 

Wiring: Left and right appear just fine. 

Polarity Center: feels lik it is in between my eyes or in front of me. 

Polarity Twisted: Feels like it is all over my head or at the base of my neck. 

Binaural Test: Wooden door knock actually startled me, and seemed to come from over my right shoulder, then over my left shoulder. It did sound like a real wooden door. 

Favorite Music: I usually use an iPod from 2007 to listen to various rock and country songs, and every once in a while some classical. It sounds pretty darn good, even if it is a digital format (I listen to records on decent speakers when at home). 

ESS Mark 1 Stereophones

Dr. Oskar Heil's personal ESS Mark 1 Stereophones vintage 1976 in original box. I currently use these on my commute to work on a train, using a 2007 iPod, which just about drives them.

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