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post #91 of 98
I think dw6928 has run its course. I think it is time for a new name (dw6928 dates back to my son's email when he was in Pre-K and his first computer). Any ideas? Aren't you all sick of dw6928 (Wayne)?
post #92 of 98
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I think dw6928 has run its course. I think it is time for a new name (dw6928 dates back to my son's email when he was in Pre-K and his first computer). Any ideas? Aren't you all sick of dw6928 (Wayne)?
Man, and I thought it was a kinky reference. Something to do with dw= double w for Wayne Wants "__" 28 times!
post #93 of 98
actually it is David Wexler (DW) and our address is 6928. Sorry it is so uninteresting. It is my id on every computer site I use. And to make matters worse, my password is my dog's name.
post #94 of 98
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Originally Posted by jpelg View Post
It would seem from specs that the GS would work well driving the Ultrasones. But I thought that about the Heed amp as well, and found that it was not a good match, imo.
So much for specs .
My concern wasn't so much driving them as it was synergy. I'm sure they've got enough power to boot.
post #95 of 98
Check the Link for the Graham's Bargain Bucket
post #96 of 98
I'm in the UK and Meier Audio's site puts the price of the Cantate at €450 = £311.50. The price of the 'Green' Solo is £245 with £8 shipping to the UK = £253, putting the Cantate just over 20% dearer than the 'Green' Solo.

I understand that the 'cheesy' wall-wart is a part of the design endeavour to comply with new environmental regulations without compromising sound quality. Graham Slee thinks he has done this, and reviewers and others can comment on whether that goal has been realised, which is to ask 'does the green version of the Solo have the same sound quality as the non-green version?'. When we have answers to this question we can decide what to think of the wall-wart; and the build quality should be judged in the context of the unit's relatively low price..

I understand that Sennheiser UK uses Graham Slee Solos to demonstrate its headphones.
post #97 of 98
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Originally Posted by mrarroyo View Post
At 2:00 pm I called my building concierge from the office. He informed me I had a package Well I rushed home (45 minutes to drive 34.6 miles in the middle of the Miami and Fort Lauderdale rush hour).
I got a "Green" Solo too - my first impressions ......

The Solo toped the WMA MKII (not the original - only with a BG 1000uF in output and OPA602)
http://www.stockhammer.eu/hifi/wna-main.php

But the Solo had view burning in time and the electrolytic caps must formed too.

Hearing expressions:
Roger Waters - Amused to Death - perfect sense
WNA a bit more deep bass, but darker than Solo, Solo more liveness
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PF - Final Cut - track 6 paranoid eyes
Solo background sound a bit more realistic "shuffling (razing, grinding) shoes", speaking, laughing in pub, ...
track 9 Southampton dock - Solo - the guitars a bit brighter, metalized
track 10 two sun .. the tsss tsss from the beat are better with Solo!
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Hubert von Goisern - wie die Zeit vergeht - track 7 "Wia die Zeit vergeht" - suuuper

track 16 "Kren oder Speck" - from 4:00 to 9:30 the beat solo are - in german "knallhart" (uncompromising, really tough ) - tock tock are good
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Quincy Jones - back on the Block
track 2, 7, 9 are a great sound!
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Paul Simon - Graceland
track 8 homeless - my hackles rise one and I got a gooseflesh
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Archi Shepp & Jasper van't Hof - live
Mama Rose
track 1 Contracts (free jazz) - I heared what the man says/cry's
.... one tell me about this play - a man standing on the bridge and want to end his live and jumping in the water - before he cried his pains out - when Archi plays his saxophone you can hear what this man's cry - a play to get gooseflesh
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Eva Cassidy - Live At Blues Alley

track 1 Cheek to Cheek
brass more realistic, brighter (WNA not so clear) "fetzt so richtig"

track 3 Bridge over Troubled Water
track 5 People get Ready
track 8 Fields of Gold
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Audio - Pure Music 3 - Classic
track 5 Ludwig v. Beethoven Sinf. No. 2

Mr. Graham Slee - you have well done a good job!

some other (the white are a hybrid SACD from Japanese CODO drums) heared - please see pictures

Headphones AKG K701, CD/SACD player Marantz K7001 KI







post #98 of 98
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Originally Posted by DennyL View Post
I'm in the UK and Meier Audio's site puts the price of the Cantate at €450 = £311.50. The price of the 'Green' Solo is £245 with £8 shipping to the UK = £253, putting the Cantate just over 20% dearer than the 'Green' Solo.

I understand that the 'cheesy' wall-wart is a part of the design endeavour to comply with new environmental regulations without compromising sound quality. Graham Slee thinks he has done this, and reviewers and others can comment on whether that goal has been realised, which is to ask 'does the green version of the Solo have the same sound quality as the non-green version?'. When we have answers to this question we can decide what to think of the wall-wart; and the build quality should be judged in the context of the unit's relatively low price..

I understand that Sennheiser UK uses Graham Slee Solos to demonstrate its headphones.

Others besides Graham who have compared the Green Solo with the 2007 Solo w/ the fancy PSU-1 have stated that they sound the same.
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