I'm currently saving up my pennies for a MAD Ear amp. ...I'm also contemplating selling other gear and getting a PS1000i
I'm with wirlwind, I have Eric Clapton's ''Unplugged'' on CD, concert DVD, and my favorite sounding of three, the LP, wich sounds absolutely sublime when my Ortofon 2M Black, a forensic cartridge, that's merciless with poorly recorded Lps, and glorious, with the likes of ''slow hands'' Unplugged.
For fans of electric guitar, check out Lindsay Buckingham's ''I'm so afraid'', in my opinion,the best version is on ''Fleetwood Mack live'' (in Cleveland), recorded in 1980, with my above cited 2M Black, and PS1000, it feels like Fleetwood, is hitting his bass drum with a sledge hammer, in my nopinion Lindsay Buckingham is one of most underrated guitar players out there. I swear when this song ends, I feel like lighting up, and I don't even smoke!.
Sorry, I would have posted a link, if I wasn't a complete moron when it comes to computers.
stellar performance , stellar sound !! my favorite track is "old love" chuck leavell's piano run is jaw dropping, it even makes clapton smile!
this track from "the dance" when it first aired, made me think that i'd never really paid attention to lindsey's playing before
though not "electric" it's killer none the less
I can’t say specific genres. let me use specific song examples. I have a playlist that I made for testing out my old active desktop speakers that would get too bassy and rumbly and resonant (used it to see if isoacoustic stands would help - they did). These songs are the ones I had issue with for HPA01 current out/PS1000:
Me and Armini - Emiliana Torrini
Danger and Dread - Brown Bird (a lot of Brown Bird’s songs are affected)
Amalia - Melody Gardot
People Ain’t No Good - Nick Cave
Black Sand & Bad Man’s World - Jenny Lewis
Most of the album High Violet by The National
Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed.
basically, listen to those on a PS1000 or GS1000 with an EQ of around 6 dB up at 100 Hz. It doesn’t work for me.
I don’t want to mislead anyone here. I don’t know if I would say the Ear+ has the same high end treble extension or detail as other top notch SS gear (really TOTL like the GSX). The PS1000’s treble is picky and the Ear+ does it right by smoothing it out a bit. The HPA-01 current output also does nicely with the treble. The traditional voltage output is bit more strident. (just a bit, but noticeable). Some good SS gear that I had (Burson Soloist) had good treble extension but did not work right with the PS1000.
i don’t want anyone to buy a Mad EAR+ expecting the same treble response as 1K+ SS amps. It probably won’t be the same.
+1 ... oh, yeah!
Or to what my Senn HD-650s are doing with this album (oh, whoops, wrong thread )
Are there any owners of indiana rosewood cups in this thread? OR anyone who has heard a pair of headphones with indiana rosewood cups on it? If so what were the sonic qualities of the wood? Curious because I'm about to be putting full wooden cups made of indiana rosewood on my grado 325i. Also for someone who's not very handy, how difficult is it to liberate a driver and place it in a full wooden shell? Such as breaking the plastic and such. I've watched two youtube videos and it doesn't appear overtly difficult but then again, one never knows.
If there's anyone here who has a pair of TTVJ flats which they are no longer using and are interested in selling than please PM me! I'm interested in acquiring a pair but I would prefer to get a used pair rather than pay 35+ dollars.
would anyone be surprised if i bought this ?? lol
Nope....not at all...that is an awsome set.
Thanks for posting.....i will be listening to the complete gilmour show tonight