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post #511 of 725

A mystery wrapped in an enigma, encased in a Fortune Cookie...

post #512 of 725

...and the inside the cookie it reads " Kingwa knows what the hell he's talking about".....apparently.

post #513 of 725

lol well, if you want to be more historically and culturally accurate, in China they don't eat fortune cookies, so it would be more of "A mystery wrapped in an enigma, encased in a moon cake"

post #514 of 725

Just out of curiosity is there also an Earth and SUN cake ?

 

Peete.

post #515 of 725

Rofl, nice one!  Well, let's just say it's an all in one package!  Moon cake exterior, a nice earthy brown interior and if you're lucky there maybe a golden sun at the core!

post #516 of 725

Just received my Sparrow A (older) it sounds pretty good, very neutral.  One thing I noticed is the increase airiness in the sound stage.

post #517 of 725

I purchased AVU's old Sparrow, and it sounds excellent. I haven't done any comparisons, but I am really enjoying its sound and functionality as a line-in optical dac for use with Mac (airport express soon too) and XBOX360. I am also having the most success with the volume pot than with any other amp I have owned for trying to listen at preferred low volumes without channel imbalance, though I still can't go as low as I 'd like with some albums (using PK1, and would also like to make note that this amp was adjusted to a lower gain than standard).

post #518 of 725

Btw, what size of allen key is needed to open the sparrow?  I've tried all my allen keys and none fit the holes properly.

post #519 of 725

anyone compared this bird to the matrix?

post #520 of 725

 

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Btw, what size of allen key is needed to open the sparrow?  I've tried all my allen keys and none fit the holes properly.

 

 

I believe it is 3mm


Edited by les_garten - 9/3/10 at 8:43am
post #521 of 725

Actually, it's 2.5mm if anyone needs to know the correct size, and make sure the keys are in metric.

post #522 of 725

Make sure you report back after you put the WM8741 in. It'd be nice to reduce the harshness and smooth it out a bit as some people on here have reported with the FUN. It's hard to justify spending 30% the cost of my sparrow for it, I don't think it should cost $17.50 for shipping what looks like a 3x5cm module.

post #523 of 725

It's not audio-gd's fault shipping is so expensive :p, and audio-gd gives you the same exact discounted price they get from EMS/DHL. When I think about how much priority mail costs in the USA, I think the international shipping rates from China are very fair. Still, I try to hold off purchasing any modules until I am buying additional things to save on shipping.

post #524 of 725

I would like to try the new WM8741 or WM870, because I am finding the Sparrow to be a little "harsh" sounding with my Stax. 

 

I am going to try buying something that will have good synergy with my Sparrow, perhaps the HD600/HD650. From what I can remember and have read is slightly mellow sounding with a little rolled off lower and upper frequency. If I cannot find a good phone with good synergy, then I will attempt modding my Sparrow. By the way, the Sparrow sounds great with my PK1, and PX100.

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Funny, I'm finding the 8741 a little too "smooth" sounding with my JH-13s.  I think I liked the 1852 more.  But will see after burn-in.

 

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Originally Posted by Philimon View Post

I would like to try the new WM8741 or WM870, because I am finding the Sparrow to be a little "harsh" sounding with my Stax. 

 

 

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