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post #21916 of 24765
You have a lampizator dac as well?
post #21917 of 24765

Yea, after trying lots of "this month dac, which blows the last fotm dac out of the water", I think I will settle with the Lampi. Still ultra curious about the lampi lv6, but it seems like noone has ever ordered one


Edited by khaine1711 - 4/19/13 at 10:24pm
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Yea, after trying lots of "this month dac, which blows the last fotm dac out of the water", I think I will settle with the Lampi. 
Nice I've heard a level 4 before directly compared to a few other Big name and well known DAC's and the Polish Lampi destroys them in terms of sound. Depending on where I go whether or not I get a BHSE I do plan on a level 6 with a few other mods that I have gotten a quote on. The lampi is no looker but honestly I reckon it will sound on par or possibly even better than the $30k MSB dac.
post #21919 of 24765
Think it might've been a level 5 not sure. Either way it sounded very good and that's all that matters.
post #21920 of 24765

Sure it'll sound good, the level 5 is the TOTL lampi atm.

 

I'm just curious since the level 6 is sort of special. I haven't inquired about it (won't be able to afford one in several years to come); but the lv6 actually use expensive triode for the output stage (2a3/300b) and knowing Lukas he may even use the 845 tube if the buyer request. The thing ticks most of the fancy boxes for audiophiles, and it doesn't cost that much more compared to the level 5. Surely there must be someone with enough disposable income and curiousity for the level 6; yet after a while there's still nothing while  info/impression on the dCS stack, msb stack and even the Audio Note CDT system can easily be found.

post #21921 of 24765
Thanks to him I have my CD300 lampized
post #21922 of 24765
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Originally Posted by rolandmsv View Post

Tried to roll up solder joint - can't ignite it. How did you smoke them?!

I tried smoking some salmon once..... wasn't really all that great. They have to be pretty dry to stay lit.  The  only effect it had was that cats followed me around for a few days.

post #21923 of 24765
Lol
post #21924 of 24765
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post

 

The 507 is slightly brighter than the 407 - nothing ear shredding though.

 

I really didn't find this to be the case when I had both of them in my possession to compare. They sounded nigh identical to each other.

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I really didn't find this to be the case when I had both of them in my possession to compare. They sounded nigh identical to each other.

 

They are, save for the driver variances inherent in manufacturing and the slight difference imparted by the change in earpad material. Overstatement of differences between 2/3/4/5 editions of the same gen lambdas is par for the course smily_headphones1.gif

post #21926 of 24765
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Originally Posted by n3rdling View Post

Really though, if there was a functional change as a result of the solder joint being in place for a certain amount of time, everybody would know about it.  It'd effect all of your electronics, the wiring in your home to your outlets, your car, piping, etc.  Everything would have to take this variable into account and compensate for it.  You don't think a company like IBM would know for a fact by now that what you're saying is true?  I'll take billions of dollars worth of global research over a person from the internet swearing he heard a difference, no offense.


When I brought defective hifi-equipment to my electronics-savvy friend the first thing he always did was check all solder connections and resolder the "suspicious" ones. After re-soldering them in 80 percent of the cases the equipment would play again.

post #21927 of 24765

I'm looking for a used 007 MK1.  Is there a particular serial number range I should look for?

post #21928 of 24765

From what I remember reading the 7xxxx's are supposed to sound most neutral, but the really early ones had some issues with build quality or something like that.

post #21929 of 24765
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When I brought defective hifi-equipment to my electronics-savvy friend the first thing he always did was check all solder connections and resolder the "suspicious" ones. After re-soldering them in 80 percent of the cases the equipment would play again.

ya cold solder joints

post #21930 of 24765
I did some measurement of my SR-007mk1 yesterday, wanted to compare against my previous 007mk2 (SZ3).
 
First, did measurement on urethane lined flat plate using EMC8000 mic, checked repeatability and it was bad (lack of seal), I had to get rid of 1 data set to get a reasonable average:

 

Then I thought some in-ear miniature mics I recently acquired would solve the seal issue and influence of poor mic centering. Well, turns out the SNR of these mics is plain terrible at LF and they are pair matched like - I shall not name the brand - headphone:

 

 

 
 
I then went on to remeasure my 009, the soft and large ear pad makes it much easier to get repeatable results on a plane baffle test:

 

 

I could check the consistency of the tests by comparing against measurements from august last year. Could be better, the response above 8kHz is quite sensitive to mic placement:

 

Last, I could compare the SR007mk1 (measured yesterday) to the SR007mk2(SZ3, measured last august):

 

 

Basically, the Omega 2 comparisons are not too useful. The issue with seal prevents to see the difference in design between the 2 itérations (mk2 being vented with a tendency to have boomy bass). The discrepancies at high-frequency might be just as much a test issue (mic centering) as actual phenomenon. Upon listening to the Omega 2 mk2 (SZ2) however, we certainly hear a bit of lively highs which make it appear more dynamic than the mk1 , at the expense of sounding somewhat hard at times.

For the 009, it's a totally different voicing but we can see the bass response being quite a bit more "linear" than the Omega 2 (again this may be just as much a test issue with sealing than an actual phenomenon - at least my mk1 don't sound boomy).

 

Probably the next step for me is to contact the tech support of the company of sent me these "high quality" in ear mics. They are useless as-is... But the baffle plate measurement are not much value either so really, I hope to get this on-head testing going (if I read reasonable quality mics, I would then calibrate the measurement using some personalized HRTFs).

 

Arnaud
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