Originally Posted by ghostmusic
sbulack, can you tell me your choice of putting the iMod/Vcap with the TTVJ, and not the SR-71A? Is TTVJ more synergistic with the iMod set-up than the SR-71A, or was it a strictly a headphone match issue? Thanks.
I'm happy to tell you why I do what I do, though, when I tell you why, it won't be very satisfying. My IC is a VD Nite 2.0, which is VERY heavy and stiff. It is relatively easy for me to "sculpt" it into shape to go into the input of the TTVJ, which is on the rear of the amp, leaving the front of the amp unencumbered by that thick, heavy, stiff IC as I tweak the volume pot to the "perfect level".
Also, I purchased the SR-71A primarily for use at work, and it is a whole lot easier to leave it in the computer bag that I use to carry my laptop to and from work than it is to set it up every night at home, and then to take it down every morning to carry it back to work.
My favorite work phone is the Yuin PK1 (for a combination of SQ and ergonomic reasons) - and the SR-71A, to my ear, is a noticeably better match for the PK1 than the TTVJ. I am also really LOVing the sound from my Bedside rig with the TTVJ and the SR225.
It may, in fact, make my Bedside rig better to replace the TTVJ with the SR-71A from a SQ point of view. I haven't done the required VD Nite "sculpting" to try that yet. But given the inconvenience of setting up and taking down the SR-71A every work day versus leaving the TTVJ permanently settled in one rig, and the SR-71A used at work (with both rigs making my ears REALLY happy), I'm not likely to choose that as a listening solution that I'd like to live with.
I HAVE used the SR-71A with the iMod/VCap Dock using a Zynsonix VRay-Prime mini-to-mini, which is VERY convenient - and, with the HD650's that I was primarily using then, the iMod/VCap Dock -> SR-71A -> HD650 produced some seriously delicious sound for me to immerse myself in. So, my pairing of the iMod/VCap Dock with the TTVJ is NOT the result of anything wanting in the iMod/VCap Dock - SR-71A pairing. It's more related to what else I have and have grouped together and use in other rigs, and the ergonomics and convenience of using my 2nd best IC, and trying to minimize the amount of time I spend setting up and taking down rigs every day. The particular groupings of gear items that I am currently using in my main, bedside and work rigs seem to be optimizing my SQ/ergonomic listening experience across the board at this point.
The iMod/VCap Dock - SR-71A pairing is wonderful! So is the pairing of that same source with the TTVJ - and especially so when the phones are the ALO-modded SR225.