Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please... - Page 691

post #10351 of 18625
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

My current setup for

Vivaldi

Vinyl

4

Seasons

 

 

 

Have you had a listen to the famous Nigel Kennedy version?

post #10352 of 18625

Gosh, just drained my wallet again. blink.gif After a recent purchase of a T1, I took another plunge and picked up a second-hand tube amp - Ting Feng 3PRO (literally means Hear the Wind in Chinese) which was in a very nice condition. TF is a DIY brand by a guy living and working near Guangzhou. The amp is highly regarded here in the headphone community in China but I think it's rarely known ouside the country. Tube fans here always compare it with those Chinese tube amps such as DarkVoice, La Figaro, and Little Dot whhich have already established their names overseas.

 

3 PRO is the top line of the brand at an online retail price of RMB4,980. It features 2xShu Guang 6H5C (mine are Russian equavelents), 2xTelefunken EF800 (the seller gave me two plus Siemens EF80), a 6.35 phone socket, a XLR socket (the amp is unbalanced), a pair of RCA inputs and a pair of RCA outputs. There is a higher bespoke 3PRO version which is modified to the customer's specifications at a cost of RMB2,000.

 

Soundwise, my initial impression is very positive. So many details, very dynamic but also smooth, no hush treble. People say it mates very well with T1. I feel HE500 has more chemistry with it. When adjusting the volume control to the very high, I can hear current noices. Otherwise it's quite dark. I tried it as the pre-amp on my speaker system. There is always audible background noices. But the sound is much fuller and richer in tones. One thing annoys me is the heat and power hunger of the beast. It also weigts like a tank.

 

Here are a few shots of my rig at its latest status.

1000

with the T1

 

1000

With the Hifiman HE500

1000

Another angle

1000


Edited by hificrazy - 12/29/12 at 11:19am
post #10353 of 18625
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

^ It's the Leben CS600

1000

 

 

 

Wow, awesome!

The Leben/Omen combo has been on my potential purchase list for a while now. I've even considered buying them "blind" so to speak as opportunities for an audition are scarce this side of Ice Station Zebra.

While I can easily imagine this to be a great set up for Vivaldi, how does it fare with other types of music from say, Jazz to modern pop/rock?

Is this a fairly universal system or are there trade=offs a potentially interested purchaser with highly eclectic musical tastes should consider?

Any impressions you'd care to share would be most welcome.

Cheers.

post #10354 of 18625

Here's my computer rig. Not as impressive as some of the other rigs on here, but I enjoy it beyersmile.png

 

 

700

 

Harman/Kardon 630 Twin Powered Stereo connected to PC

Sony CDP-C312M Disc Player

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 80 ohm/ Custom One Pro 

Sony MDR-XB700

post #10355 of 18625
Quote:
Originally Posted by IceClass View Post

 

Wow, awesome!


Any impressions you'd care to share would be most welcome.

Cheers.

 

Thanks! The Zu Omens and Leben CS600 will not disappoint you. The Omens will transcribe anything the Leben throws at it; It seems that the Omens are made for the Leben (both the CS300X and CS600). Vivaldi certainly shines but my taste ranges from grounding classical music to the stratospheric rock music.

 

These are the LPs that I have listened to in the last 2 days. All incredible sounding. Especially music from the 60s like Nancy Wilson and Gabor Szabo Bacchanal (original on Skye Records I got as a teenager).

 

1000

post #10356 of 18625

iTouch 4, BDP-S570
Pure i20, VR-507, WA3 on the way smily_headphones1.gif
HD-558, Mission 700

The Daft Punk Remix of 'Life is Sweet' rocks.
Edited by GrindingThud - 12/29/12 at 12:20pm
post #10357 of 18625
I've set up a listening station so that my dinner guests can listen to some of their favorite recordings while I make Mexican Posole (well attempt to). If the Posole doesn't turn out to be good, then I can always order a few pizzas from Uncle Vito's!

 

1000

post #10358 of 18625


Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

1000

beerchug.gif

post #10359 of 18625
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

I've set up a listening station so that my dinner guests can listen to some of their favorite recordings while I make Mexican Posole (well attempt to). If the Posole doesn't turn out to be good, then I can always order a few pizzas from Uncle Vito's!

 

 

Well :thumb: presented!

post #10360 of 18625
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by IceClass View Post

 

Wow, awesome!


Any impressions you'd care to share would be most welcome.

Cheers.

 

Thanks! The Zu Omens and Leben CS600 will not disappoint you. The Omens will transcribe anything the Leben throws at it; It seems that the Omens are made for the Leben (both the CS300X and CS600). Vivaldi certainly shines but my taste ranges from grounding classical music to the stratospheric rock music.

 

These are the LPs that I have listened to in the last 2 days. All incredible sounding. Especially music from the 60s like Nancy Wilson and Gabor Szabo Bacchanal (original on Skye Records I got as a teenager).

 

1000

Nice Grizzly Bear!

post #10361 of 18625

Few pics of my setup.  Just got the Maverick Tubemagic a1 (rca 5654 black plate tubes) for Christmas, loving it so far.  Dt 990 pros are good for the price, but a little to bright for me, im looking around for a used hd 580 to buy.  

 

700

 

700

 

700

 

700

 

700

post #10362 of 18625

lol diggin the coke bottle!

post #10363 of 18625
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

I've set up a listening station so that my dinner guests can listen to some of their favorite recordings while I make Mexican Posole (well attempt to). If the Posole doesn't turn out to be good, then I can always order a few pizzas from Uncle Vito's!

 

1000

 

I'll be right over!  tongue.gif

post #10364 of 18625
Quote:
Originally Posted by anoxy View Post

lol diggin the coke bottle!

haha.  thanks

post #10365 of 18625

700

 

Simple setup in desperate need of amplifier and source upgrade. Was looking at both the Schiit Bifrost and Valhalla, but not sure which to go with first.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...