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post #31 of 233
Nordost will be introducing an "all season" Valhalla+ cable in Q4 2006.
post #32 of 233
Thread Starter 
6 hours of normal volume. 24C inside. 9C outside.

OMG OMG, it sounds warm now! OMG the bass . There's not only blackness in between high frequency transients, they are shimmering too OMG. It sounds very smooth. Bass is back , the sound is more balanced now. There has been a tonal shift which makes me focus more on the bass than the highs, ah finally . Everything sounds much louder now, dynamics are back too. It sounds 80% of what I had 2 days ago.

So it was the burn-in that was the reason for this! Minus 22 dB volume is not good enough to burn them in, it goes too slow, but it's good enough to maintain the burn-in. Usually I listen 6 hours a day so it burns in while I listen.
post #33 of 233
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Originally Posted by Patrick82
6 hours of normal volume. 24C inside. 9C outside.

OMG OMG, it sounds warm now! OMG the bass . There's not only blackness in between high frequency transients, they are shimmering too OMG. It sounds very smooth. Bass is back , the sound is more balanced now. There has been a tonal shift which makes me focus more on the bass than the highs, ah finally . Everything sounds much louder now, dynamics are back too. It sounds 80% of what I had 2 days ago.

So it was the burn-in that was the reason for this! Minus 22 dB volume is not good enough to burn them in, it goes too slow, but it's good enough to maintain the burn-in. Usually I listen 6 hours a day so it burns in while I listen.
But won't the outside temperature affect the power lines themselves, changing sound quality as well?
post #34 of 233
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Originally Posted by hungrych
But won't the outside temperature affect the power lines themselves, changing sound quality as well?
Quit fueling the fire We don't need anymore of these useless threads in the foreseeable future...!!!
post #35 of 233
Thread Starter 

It's back!!!

8 hours normal volume.

It's back!!! It sounds like it did 2 days ago! There is no sign of brightness whatsoever. Bass is sharp and soundstage clear and huge. Transients are smooth but don't blend together, attack and decay of each transient can now be heard with blackness in between, before it sounded like a white block of transients joined together, now there are many shades of colors. Vocals sound silky smooth like real life, there is no sibilance anymore. It sounds very relaxing.

I didn't know DAC-1 + 192 kbps mp3 could sound this good, it could be more detailed than my Cary now, I will do another ABX test soon.

Everyone should try letting their K1000 burn in 8+ hours, leave the room and come back, you will be surprised!
post #36 of 233
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Originally Posted by device manager
Nordost will be introducing an "all season" Valhalla+ cable in Q4 2006.
OMG LOL
post #37 of 233
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Originally Posted by smeggy
He's implying he can hear a 3 degree C ambient temperature difference in his setup!
lol...good stuff. This thread is great.
post #38 of 233
I'm waiting for your Seasonal Audio podcast, coming out monthly.
post #39 of 233
This thread is awesome!!

Finally we can all scrap those idiotic cable upgrades and invest in a really good temperature control system instead, this apparently makes the biggest difference. Well, that and giving your setup an 8 hour warm up first.

Next experiment, do people with hot or cold ears affect their own in-can microclimate and will this ruin your sound? Does the heat buildup inside the can affect sound over time as we wear them... does the heat differential between the side near our hot ears and the cooler outside environment cause a molecular expansion on only one side of the diaphragm altering the shape of the driver and distorting the sound? OMG!!! OMG!!!!!! AAAAAAAARGGHHHH!!!!111!!!!11!1!1!1111

post #40 of 233
This reminds me so of the famous PeeeMeS K1000 + socks mod.
http://www6.head-fi.org/forums/showt...ht=k1000+socks
post #41 of 233
Thread Starter 
This time I tried minus 16dB burn-in volume and it wasn't enough, it got unburned. 10 hours later it sounded like after 6 hours of normal volume, so 2 hours of burn-in was removed. After 1 hour of normal volume it sounded the same as going from 6 to 7 hours yesterday.

I left the "7 hour" K1000 running at minus 12dB and 6 hours later it sounded like "6 hours 40 minutes".


My normal listening volume is about 57+ dB, I haven't measured. So it burns in slower than other people who listen louder.
post #42 of 233
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Originally Posted by Patrick82
My normal listening volume is about 57+ dB
You won't damage your hearing this way, that's for sure.

This thread is fun.

Some members are obviously beginning to question your state of mind, Patrick82, but maybe it's just more apparent in your case.

We all might be lunatics on the quest for audio nirvana.
post #43 of 233
It's all good fun and whatever makes us happy shouldn't be affected by anything others might say, especially me! If Patrick is having fun exploring new avenues that's all that really matters
post #44 of 233
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Originally Posted by Patrick82
This time I tried minus 16dB burn-in volume and it wasn't enough, it got unburned. 10 hours later it sounded like after 6 hours of normal volume, so 2 hours of burn-in was removed. After 1 hour of normal volume it sounded the same as going from 6 to 7 hours yesterday.

I left the "7 hour" K1000 running at minus 12dB and 6 hours later it sounded like "6 hours 40 minutes".
You just cannot be serious.
post #45 of 233
O/T, are you Gloomfire on any other boards?

I seem to remember you in a recent thread of mine, not here! Lol!
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