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post #16 of 155

Thanks....

Ryan, all that I can say is WOW. Man, thanks for the great review.
Never read review with this kind of touch & knowledge in music.
Thanks.
Ray Samuels
post #17 of 155

Very nice review

At some point, reading the review, it just reminded me that it was clearly along the lines of what Wayne asked not long ago.

Amicalement

EDIT: I hope Ray will offer the same options as for the SR-71 casing...
post #18 of 155
Very nice review man .

The only thing i would like to experience is this amp with grados - as in my experience - grado cans have a soundstage that is narrow . i am intrigued about what this amp does as you mentioned made it have a stage as full as the sennheisers'.
post #19 of 155
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Originally Posted by john_jcb
Reading your review I am reminded of an idea I had a few years ago that I never followed up on. Getting a small group of dedicated headfiers together and having a workshop/mini meet with the purpose of enhancing our critical listening skills. I think it would be very enjoyable to get a small group together to relax, discuss and listen to music with the intent of improving our ear. I think it needs to be small as I have a hard time hearing subtle differences when there is noise all around as in a regular meet.
John, that is a great idea, but with the idea of educating beginners, like me. I've made it no secret that I have a difficult time hearing or discerning the subtle differences that others describe. I also have a trouble putting what I do hear into words that, when read by others, will give them an idea of what I am hearing. The only musical training I have is the last 1 1/2 of guitar lessons. Until I joined head-fi, none of this mattered to me.

Ryan, that was up there with the best reviews I've read on this website. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the Raptor.
post #20 of 155
[QUOTE=recstar24]
*If I were to sum up this whole review and my impressions of the Raptor in one sentence, it would be this; the Raptor is the perfection of the Ray Samuels’ headphone amp sound that was hinted at and captured well by the HR-2, the Raptor brings to fruition all the things I love and enjoy about music, it is effortless and natural with its rich harmonics and full-bodied sound, and an organic liveliness across the whole spectrum that simply immerses me inside of the music I love and cherish.

Nice review. If it were a human female I would marry one.
post #21 of 155
Ryan, you the man! Awesome review - I really got a feel of how the Raptor would sound in my system. Gonna be hard to resist the temptation...

Ray Samuels amps are addictive, aren't they?
post #22 of 155
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Originally Posted by recstar24

DungenTa Det Lungt
Isn't this an incredible album? I just discovered it the other day, but I love it already.
post #23 of 155
Price and availability, approximate, of which there is no mention on the web site?
post #24 of 155
Thread Starter 
http://www6.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=113310

If you look up top, you'll see in the sponsored threads a thread specifically on Raptor info
post #25 of 155
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Originally Posted by bln
Isn't this an incredible album? I just discovered it the other day, but I love it already.
Got any idea where I can give it a preview? I usually give a listen to the snippets on Amazon before I buy but that's not an option in this case. Any online preview opportunities??
post #26 of 155
Yeah, I think there are some mp3's on Dungen's homepage. Let me try to find them.

Edit: here are some excerpts.

http://www.subliminalsounds.se/ljud/06%20-%20Panda.mp3
http://www.subliminalsounds.se/ljud/...20Festival.mp3
http://www.subliminalsounds.se/ljud/...et%20lugnt.mp3
http://www.subliminalsounds.se/ljud/...20vakthund.mp3

Edit two: I forgot to mention it's in Swedish. It's also very good psychedelic rock, enjoy.
post #27 of 155
hey ryan,
Very nice informative review. It was a great and educational writeup. Hmmm...i can take public transportation and use my "car" money for this amp.
post #28 of 155
Anyone done any measurements of the amp? Hopefully one of the soon to be owners has a decent soundcard and can give us some hard info!
post #29 of 155
anyone else get theirs?
post #30 of 155
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Originally Posted by bln
Yeah, I think there are some mp3's on Dungen's homepage. Let me try to find them.

Edit: here are some excerpts.

http://www.subliminalsounds.se/ljud/06%20-%20Panda.mp3
http://www.subliminalsounds.se/ljud/...20Festival.mp3
http://www.subliminalsounds.se/ljud/...et%20lugnt.mp3
http://www.subliminalsounds.se/ljud/...20vakthund.mp3

Edit two: I forgot to mention it's in Swedish. It's also very good psychedelic rock, enjoy.
Awesome. Appreciate those links.

Ken
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