I'll try them with the Shostakovich Violin Concerto (Leila Josefowicz) and compare...
Interested to hear how they pair up with the M Stage. I just ordered a Schiit Asgard for my W1000x, but they're back-ordered so won't arrive for a few weeks.
Well my M-Stage arrived about 4 hours ago, so it's early days yet, but it is a marked improvement over the Audinst
Hey guys, my Audinst HUD-mx1 arrived earlier this week and they pair pretty nicely with my W1000X. Obviously they aren't difficult to drive but I think the dac portion makes a pretty noticeable difference in the soundstaging and just makes the music overall a bit more vivid. I wouldn't say it's night and day, but for $150 I can't complain.
still wait for your impresion about changing pad, my grandioso is already sold though.
My W1000X arrived yesterday. I'm not going to jump to any conclusions with only a couple of hours on them but initial impressions are very positive, I think they may very well turn out to be my favourite AT woodie but still unsure if they'll unseat the AD2000.
hey tuatara, how about compare it to W5000?
Just got a shipment notice; my pads are winging their way from Japan now!
I ordered from AudioCubes II. They appear on their site but they apparently only special order them for you from AT. None in stock, takes about a week for them to get them and then ship them.
Hoping I'll get to pop them on later this week!