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Originally Posted by filuS View Post
 

For anyone wondering what's on the pictures, here is a complete list of all parts:

HP: Audio-Technica ATH-W3000ANV

AMP: ADL Svetlana 2

DAC: Matrix X-Sabre

Interconnects: Verastarr Silver Signature (RCA->RCA), Forza AudioWorks Copper Series Twin USB

Power cables: Siltech SPX-300, Atlas Cables EOS MKII, Vincent Premium, Van den Hull Mainserver

Power conditioner: IsoTek GII Orion with 6 EU outlets
Stands: Empire EC-04 dark cherry (rack), Zoppapro Acrylic (HP stand)

Media PC: Intel NUC platform (i3-3217u , 4GB RAM, 60GB SSD) running OpenELEC 3.0.6, set for bitperfect streaming over USB

Tablet: Nexus 10

 

Nice. I hear that W3000 is pretty great.

post #15077 of 18925
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Originally Posted by filuS View Post
 

I finally finalized my listening corner - it took me year and a half and a lot of patience (most of the stuff was just sitting on the shelf for months, headphones were waiting to shine for over a year), but it's done! Yesterday I received last parts to assemble media server and started building everything up.

 

This is how everything looked few hours ago:

 

 

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Audio equipment in parts

 

 

Some cables, few devices and chills down my spine that something nice is about to happen :) Putting everything together was pretty easy - only if those power cables weren't so stiff! But after few failed attempts I found a position where everything nicely sits:

 

 

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Assembled audio equipment before setup

 

 

Next step was the hardest one - make all software running as I want it to! Fortunately my slight experience with server administration kicked in and I managed to get everything working together:

 

 

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Setting up media server (OpenELEC)

 

 

 

I spent yesterdays night setting up NAS for sharing media content over NFS (besides regular UPnP), so at least I was spared from this pain today. Now I can happily sit on my chair, listen to music and control everything from tablet. No monitor, keyboard or mouse plugged in, just dedicated media PC in its purest form.

 

 

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Finalized audio corner

 

 

For anyone wondering what's on the pictures, here is a complete list of all parts:

HP: Audio-Technica ATH-W3000ANV

AMP: ADL Svetlana 2

DAC: Matrix X-Sabre

Interconnects: Verastarr Silver Signature (RCA->RCA), Forza AudioWorks Copper Series Twin USB

Power cables: Siltech SPX-300, Atlas Cables EOS MKII, Vincent Premium, Van den Hull Mainserver

Power conditioner: IsoTek GII Orion with 6 EU outlets
Stands: Empire EC-04 dark cherry (rack), Zoppapro Acrylic (HP stand)

Media PC: Intel NUC platform (i3-3217u , 4GB RAM, 60GB SSD) running OpenELEC 3.0.6, set for bitperfect streaming over USB

Tablet: Nexus 10

 

I think I am done with audio-related purchases for some time now, maybe it's not high-end per se (maybe some entry-level high end :P ), but I think I reached level where going up costs much more than what I get in return.

Looks fantastic!  I don't know about the rest of you, but I love putting together all that gear and wiring everything up.  Outside of the actual listening it is one of my favorite favorite parts of the hobby.  I have a move coming up in the next couple months and that is one of the few things I am looking forward to!

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Looks fantastic!  I don't know about the rest of you, but I love putting together all that gear and wiring everything up.  Outside of the actual listening it is one of my favorite favorite parts of the hobby.  I have a move coming up in the next couple months and that is one of the few things I am looking forward to!

 

I was extremely excited to plug everything in. As I said, some things were sitting on the shelf for ages - I got W3000ANV in April last year, Svetlana 2 was here in June, most of the cables were obtained during June-July period. For last two months I was practically waiting only for DAC, which arrived few days ago. Every time I looked on the shelf It was killing me - few thousands euros in equipment but not able to use it. But I love that feeling when something new comes - opening the package, getting new toy out of the box - like a little boy on christmas :)

 

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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post
 

Nice. I hear that W3000 is pretty great.

 

They are almost perfect for me - huge step up from my previous W1000X. Actually whole set-up is big leap from my previous rig. But W3000ANVs are not for everyone (and not just because they are from limited edition :,), sound-wise as well), may be too colored for some people.

post #15079 of 18925

just picked them up!!!!

 

initial impressions are : OMFG@!#@!#@!#!@)$R!(@R)$E)IEF$)

 

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I take it that you like it?
post #15081 of 18925
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

just picked them up!!!!

 

initial impressions are : OMFG@!#@!#@!#!@)$R!(@R)$E)IEF$)

 

 

Have you ever written up comparisons of all your headphones? I'd like to read it if so.

post #15082 of 18925
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

just picked them up!!!!

 

initial impressions are : OMFG@!#@!#@!#!@)$R!(@R)$E)IEF$)

 

 

hahaha congrats DG!  :gs1000smile:

post #15083 of 18925
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

just picked them up!!!!

 

initial impressions are : OMFG@!#@!#@!#!@)$R!(@R)$E)IEF$)

 

 

very cool....love to hear your thoughts....

post #15084 of 18925
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

just picked them up!!!!

 

initial impressions are : OMFG@!#@!#@!#!@)$R!(@R)$E)IEF$)

 

 

It looks like you are so excited that you can't hold your camera still! 

ENJOY!

post #15085 of 18925

yes, plus i also drank like alot of coffee and a monster today, so ive been having shakes all day from that as well lol.

post #15086 of 18925
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

just picked them up!!!!

 

initial impressions are : OMFG@!#@!#@!#!@)$R!(@R)$E)IEF$)

 

 

Like them? 

 

More in depth input plz..................

post #15087 of 18925
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

initial impressions are : OMFG@!#@!#@!#!@)$R!(@R)$E)IEF$)

 

 

 

Ah, so that's what dubstep notes look like when written down... :dt880smile:

post #15088 of 18925
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

just picked them up!!!!

 

initial impressions are : OMFG@!#@!#@!#!@)$R!(@R)$E)IEF$)

 

 

Is that your formal review?  Because I think they put that on their site :beyersmile:

 

Congrats on a stellar amp, DSG!

post #15089 of 18925
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

just picked them up!!!!

 

initial impressions are : OMFG@!#@!#@!#!@)$R!(@R)$E)IEF$)

 

 

I only got to hear the GS-X Mk2 for a few minutes, but was I very impressed.  Congrats!

post #15090 of 18925
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

just picked them up!!!!

 

initial impressions are : OMFG@!#@!#@!#!@)$R!(@R)$E)IEF$)

 

 

Congratulations!  Looking forward to your review of your new and expensive amp.

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