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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post

Gooey is probably not the best term. So what I meant is that the bass has a bit of bloom in the ear+ and the treble isn't strident. There's a slight bit of warmth as midrange notes have a bit of overhang.

That's less present on the voltage out of the bakoon. Less gooey.

The treble was about the same on the ear and current out. Not harsh, smooth. If there's greater extension on one of the amps, I could not tell. Voltage out is a bit more strident but not a lot. It's not like hooking up the ps1000 to a thin amp like what I hear out of the dc-1 amp. It's just a bit more energy up top. Not much. The bass difference really grabs your attention.

 

Interesting. I'm a big pro-treble guy, and as such I tend to gravitate towards SS gear, but if the Ear+ has the extension and detail of its high-end SS brethren, I would definitely love to hear one... Thanks for the clarification, man!!

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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.

post #18123 of 18469
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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post
 

I wrote  bunch of stuff and junk about the PS1000 and RS1i on the Bakoon HPA-01 in the Bakoon thread. linking here for any Grado heads curious about the pairing (RS1 is fantastic. PS1000 can be fantastic or a little too bassy. tricky pairing)

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/731884/bakoon-hpa-01-headphone-amplifier/15#post_10833158

 

For the PS1000 pairing, what genre(s) is best reproduced, and which one(s) poorly reproduced or too bassy?

post #18124 of 18469

My morning listening session! (SR125i)

 

 

 

 

And this one is so beautiful!!!

 

post #18125 of 18469
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

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.

Amen brother!  

 

Edit: here you go


Edited by wormsdriver - 8/28/14 at 6:00am
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I'm currently saving up my pennies for a MAD Ear amp.:smile:   ...I'm also contemplating selling other gear and getting a PS1000i :ph34r:

:popcorn:

post #18127 of 18469
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

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

 

post #18128 of 18469

Almost time for me to go to bed, last songs of the night... enjoy!

post #18129 of 18469
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Almost time for me to go to bed, last songs of the night... enjoy!

 

 

you do post some killer tunes WD

post #18130 of 18469
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Originally Posted by Loving[MAX]Sound View Post
 

 

For the PS1000 pairing, what genre(s) is best reproduced, and which one(s) poorly reproduced or too bassy?

 

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.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Theogenes View Post
 

 

Interesting. I'm a big pro-treble guy, and as such I tend to gravitate towards SS gear, but if the Ear+ has the extension and detail of its high-end SS brethren, I would definitely love to hear one... Thanks for the clarification, man!!

 

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.

post #18131 of 18469
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 

Back to Opeth...

 

This is quickly becoming the best album I have heard in years.

 

But my Grado's pale in comparison to what my speaker rig is doing right now...

 

+1 ... oh, yeah!

 

Or to what my Senn HD-650s are doing with this album (oh, whoops, wrong thread ;) )

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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

Almost time for me to go to bed, last songs of the night... enjoy!

 

 

you do post some killer tunes WD

+1000  :smile:

post #18133 of 18469

How bout a little Tommy James

 

 

 

 

 

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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. 

post #18135 of 18469

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. 

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