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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post

Here she be.. yes, there is an immediate difference.. a little richer and airier.  Break in will be fun.. 
RS1i with Turbulant Labs Onyx Mantra headband & Martin Custom Audio Aluminum Gimbals/Rodblocks.. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


and the entire mess ..  biggrin.gif  ..

The gimbals and rodblocks make your hp's look more classy and upscale. Does the headband feel more comfortable than the Grado stock? Of course I've got to ask about the dac and the HD800's. Can you drive the Senns adequately with the WA6? Nice looking rig!
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MG jaywillin your picks for music have keep me rocking all week and just keep getting better. Keep it coming. Coffee and Grados in the morning, brews and tunes in the afternoon.
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Thanks.. getting used to the new look.  Not sure about the new headband yet.. it looks/feels awesome but may need some serious head time to break in.. not a problem with that :)

 

re HD800 & WA6, you can read my story here: post #9199

Just a quick update to that.. rarely use the HP amplifier in the Naim these days.  Check out Jude's review of the Naim DAC-v1 in the Buyers Guide.  The cool thing is the Naim remote controls iTunes/iPad so I can be across the room with the extension cable and have full control of volume/skip forward/back.  Maybe I'm getting old but just as pleased with my Rega DAC at less than half the price but the Naim is a looker :)

 

The WA6 is stunning for both the HD800 and the RS1i and now, especially with the Sophia starting to open up after only 7 hours.  Just have to remember to switch the impedance when I switch headphones.

 

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MickeyVee, I'll check your post out.
As the day goes on my S/P WA6 combo has only gotten better. I fired it up around brunch time and have left it on all day while listening to it for about 15-20 minutes of each hour. The Naim dac really looks nice, it should for what it cost. Are the specs similar for the Rega and the Naim?
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Yup, been running my S/P in all day too and it's getting better. 

On paper, the Naim smokes the Rega in spec/technology and feature wise.  The Naim can also be used as a pre-amp.  Rega is old school with no async, USB limited to 16/48 with Coax at 24/192 but runs with dual Wolfsen WM8742 chips. Naim is at 24/384, 16x oversampling plus has a decent headphone amplifier.  Really, whatever, the Rega sounds awesome.  I really don't have that much hi-rez music so no big deal and I could get a USB/SPDIF coverer anyway.  SQ wise, I could live quite nicely with the Rega and not miss anything.


Edited by MickeyVee - 4/5/14 at 9:19pm
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I just love the way my RS2's render piano music, the notes sound whole and rounded with a crisp speed. Much better than the HD800. The Grados make the piano seem like it is in my head and I can really feel the music. The Senn's by contrast make the piano sound like it is in a big room and so you get more ambience and with that also distance. The space is too big for one instrument. 

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Originally Posted by jimr101 View Post

MG jaywillin your picks for music have keep me rocking all week and just keep getting better. Keep it coming. Coffee and Grados in the morning, brews and tunes in the afternoon.

 

Amen , brother.

 

Sunday morning wake up call.....while we are waiting for, Jay :smile:

 

 


Edited by whirlwind - 4/6/14 at 3:22am
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jaywillin in da hooooouuuuuuseeeeee !! how about a little p-funk !

 

 

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What no George Clinton or Bootsie jw?
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kid before country !

 

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Come on guys you gotta go right to the head of the class and I mean class...

 

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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post

the Rega sounds awesome.  I really don't have that much hi-rez music so no big deal and I could get a USB/SPDIF coverer anyway.  SQ wise, I could live quite nicely with the Rega and not miss anything.
I'm hoping to bump into a Rega to try at our April meet, since I'm already using an excellent USB converter. Also have really liked my Rega Apollo for some time.
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I'm hoping to bump into a Rega to try at our April meet, since I'm already using an excellent USB converter. Also have really liked my Rega Apollo for some time.

+1 to the Rega, auditioned one here in Minneapolis the other day and it delicious with the RS1. GS1k, and PS1k!

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What no George Clinton or Bootsie jw?


ooooooohhhhhhhh that george !

 

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mickey and carlos give maggot brain a go !

 

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