Ical, I wonder if I should mask part of my S/N, too. Possible harm from posting it?
I'm going to take my time and check out your different setting and read up on your equipment. You have an amazing lineup!
I'm finding that tweaking the presentation like this makes a qualitative difference. If the recording is good to begin with but not very interesting, tweaking the angles changes the presentation and makes them different, fun. But this takes time and patience. I guess with experience the process will become more natural, easier, like not having to think went moving up and down the gears on a motorcycle.
Good idea. I'll add mine as an edit in the next hour or so. [edit: see the op for links to photos]
BTW, I'd like to get a PS1000, too -- someday when I can afford it. With the Phonitor, how is it in comparison to the HD800?
You're right, after owning it for some time, tweaking the setting has becomes an instant response. Haha! I do feel that I'm a sound engineer! Controlling those like second natural. Don't think I can live with another amp now, having to stick to it's presentation for poor recording.
Thanks. Love them very much. Took me some time build this ideal system of mine. Especially the ED8 and PS1000 that comes in very limited numbers here. While HD800 is widely available which I got it as a gift. I'm never a Senn person due to their veil sound but HD800 changes my perception completely. It sound very neutral and transparent with a huge soundstage. Bass is good and well balance without overwhelming. I've yet to encounter those cons that I read about it here. Maybe it matches Phonitor well.
As compare to HD800, PS1000 is more dynamic with deeper and stronger bass. It a fun cans that's very enjoyable to listen to. It can takes all kinds of trash and still sound good. However, it still can be as graceful when listening to smooth jazz especially listening to double bass, the sound is to die for! It a big leap from GS1000 which I previously own. I would say HD800 is more formal while PS1000 is a party animal. Both compliment each other.
Lastly, ED8 has excellent mid and imaging, tight bass, dark background, wide soundstage. It doesn't sound like a closed cans to me at all! I like this cans best for acoustic. With it, I can hear every single string and note. However, it'll be a problem in getting the right fit if you've a big ears. I believe it's cups are made smaller for better isolation.
As you can see, I like all of them. I'll spilt hair to tell which is the best. Each has their advantage and different presentation. None of them will go wrong for me.
You've a nice system there too. I like the size of your cdp and dac that matches it well! Wish to own the Nagra CDP but the price is a killer.