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Long time no see, songmic...very nice ensemble.

+1.....how do you find the Mutec?

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Also wondering if songmic brought the HD800 in to replace the HE-6 or if the Senn is an addition.

:popcorn:

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Also wondering if songmic brought the HD800 in to replace the HE-6 or if the Senn is an addition.

 

The Pathos/HE-6 combo was sold a while ago. That is the 3rd HD800 I've owned, which replaced a previous LCD-X (also sold recently).

 

My Allnic HPA-3000 headphone amp has 2 outputs: one for low-impedance headphones (optimally 30-40 ohms) and one for high impedance (optimally 300 ohms). The guy who designed this amp apparently used HE-500 and HD800 to tune these two outputs, respectively. Since the HE-560 is essentially an upgraded version of HE-500--although some people say they sound quite different--I'm looking forward to trying it out as well and have it pre-ordered.

 

The LCD-X on low impedance output sounded superb, but the HD800 on the high impedance output was just better in most ways.

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Smyth Realiser A8

MUTEC MC-3+ Smart Clock

NAD M51 Direct Digital DAC

Allnic HPA-3000

Sennheiser HD 800

 

HiFiMAN HE-560 incoming! Will post more pictures once it arrives and settles down.

Thats a great set up and really quite original compared to most HD800 rigs. I'm particularly jealous of the M51. No, in fact I'm extremely jealous! 

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What hp stand is that songmic?

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What hp stand is that songmic?

 

Klutz Design CanCans Leather Black.

http://www.klutzdesign.com/products/klutz-design-cancans-leather-black

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Long time no see, songmic...very nice ensemble.

+1.....how do you find the Mutec?

 

Before the Mutec I connected the Realiser's optical output directly into NAD M51, but as you know optical is not really an ideal mode of digital data transmission due to jitter. I was looking for a solution and found two: Empirical Audio Synchro-Mesh with Dynamo power supply and Mutec MC-3+ Smart Clock. I opted to go for Smart Clock in the end because it was less expensive and seems more versatile, plus an AES/EBU output.

 

Comparing the entire system with and without Mutec revealed that re-clocking optical input data and reducing jitter results in a less fuzzy, more focused sound. The 3D holographic effect of Realiser does sound haunting, but it could also make the sound somewhat hazy and lose focus if not implemented properly, aggravated by its sole digital output that is TosLink.

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am i correct in finding that hp stand to be 700 and some odd US dollars? Or is google not my friend?

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^^^Yea I saw same price and said DA FUUU

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Before the Mutec I connected the Realiser's optical output directly into NAD M51, but as you know optical is not really an ideal mode of digital data transmission due to jitter. I was looking for a solution and found two: Empirical Audio Synchro-Mesh with Dynamo power supply and Mutec MC-3+ Smart Clock. I opted to go for Smart Clock in the end because it was less expensive and seems more versatile, plus an AES/EBU output.

 

Comparing the entire system with and without Mutec revealed that re-clocking optical input data and reducing jitter results in a less fuzzy, more focused sound. The 3D holographic effect of Realiser does sound haunting, but it could also make the sound somewhat hazy and lose focus if not implemented properly, aggravated by its sole digital output that is TosLink.

interesting....thanks

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Thinking that I want more air circulation for my amps (they do get toasty after all), I updated my rig with some fancy schmancy feet...
 

 

 

What are they made of?

yeah you probably guessed it... (Click to show)

 

 

the feet before that... (Click to show)

toilet paper roll cut into 4

 

post #18312 of 18816

Yolk'idding me? Eggsellent idea! After all, theres no need to shell out for expensive ones!  

post #18313 of 18816

Eggspensive.  You were close.  :D

 

You should try one per amp.  Balanced.  :tongue_smile: 

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Eggspensive.  You were close.  :D

 

You should try one per amp.  Balanced.  :tongue_smile: 

Dam!! Missed that one... Just I scrambled to post quickly. 

post #18315 of 18816

Sell them as audiophile isolation feet. Can get like, $100 a pair.

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