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post #8836 of 18546
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


"Until you’ve heard a headphone amp that’ll do 40V p-p into 32 ohms, you haven’t lived." !!! (from the schiit website)

seriously, i've just listened for about 45 minutes , there is plenty of control over the volume, seems normal , what's not normal, or at least i was unprepared

control of the bass, DYNAMIC, PRAT, gobs of it, now its a hybrid, it blows the LD1+ away, and its killer, wanna buy a little dot ?? lol

serious, i do need to sell some ( i now have 4 amps, 2 dacs), i'm relatively sure it WONT be the lyr

Whatcha sellin?

post #8837 of 18546
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


"Until you’ve heard a headphone amp that’ll do 40V p-p into 32 ohms, you haven’t lived." !!! (from the schiit website)

seriously, i've just listened for about 45 minutes , there is plenty of control over the volume, seems normal , what's not normal, or at least i was unprepared

control of the bass, DYNAMIC, PRAT, gobs of it, now its a hybrid, it blows the LD1+ away, and its killer, wanna buy a little dot ?? lol

serious, i do need to sell some ( i now have 4 amps, 2 dacs), i'm relatively sure it WONT be the lyr


Glad you like it :)  My friend Nat (nelamvr6 here at HF) told me the Lyr is perfectly fine with low impedance cans... no reason to worry about blowing out the drivers.

post #8838 of 18546
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

I listened to rs1i today, very nice.


Still auditioning my RS1i, but I would be very surprised if they go back to the store on Monday (or ever)... :)

 

Despite the obvious coloration, their ability to resolve detail is the best I've ever heard.  Slightly congested sometimes with orchestral music (must be the mid bump) but for anything small-group and in particular acoustic instruments they just sing.  I'm very impressed... and I still haven't tried my spare s-flats on them to bring the bass up.

 

Funny thing happened last night... I was listening to the Beatles White Album via the RS1i (my favorite album of all time and the one I've heard the most I'd think) and the cat was sitting on me getting her ears scratched.  "Blackbird" came on and when the bird sounds started she went completely nuts, huge eyes and her head darting back and forth looking at each ear cup.  These must be pretty good cans to fool a cat. :D

post #8839 of 18546
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Originally Posted by Edgard Varese View Post


Glad you like it :)  My friend Nat (nelamvr6 here at HF) told me the Lyr is perfectly fine with low impedance cans... no reason to worry about blowing out the drivers.


i've chatted with nat over there,

i did here especially before the soft start feature was added, some drivers did go POOF !

i'm pretty good about not leaving stuff plugged in, and proper powering up and down

(left over habit from my tube amp hi fi days)

post #8840 of 18546
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


i've chatted with nat over there,

i did here especially before the soft start feature was added, some drivers did go POOF !

i'm pretty good about not leaving stuff plugged in, and proper powering up and down

(left over habit from my tube amp hi fi days)


I'm just learning all the tube-relevant stuff now with the Little Dot... probably not quite as necessary as with the Lyr.

post #8841 of 18546
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

Whatcha sellin?


lol, look on my profile, anything but the lyr just about i'll listen to any offer, i briefly had a listing for the explorer on, and a guy made an offer, i made a counter offer haven't heard back in over 24 hrs, i'm gonna give him the rest of the day

i don't NEED any of the other amps, g3, e09k, LD I+ (i'm leaning to keeping it for a while)

as you can see, i'm in "flux" lol

post #8842 of 18546
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Originally Posted by Edgard Varese View Post


I'm just learning all the tube-relevant stuff now with the Little Dot... probably not quite as necessary as with the Lyr.

 

the LD is super, and i'd like to hold on to it,its a blast, and the tube rolling options even more fun, i haven't even strapped yet ! but, its the expendable one compared to the lyr,

post #8843 of 18546

bought the little shaft collar thingies for my ps1000s. these are awesome!!! now the cups don't slide down, and i bought an extra pair so i can get rid of the little black rubber thingies as well. biggrin.gif

 

post #8844 of 18546
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

bought the little shaft collar thingies for my ps1000s. these are awesome!!! now the cups don't slide down, and i bought an extra pair so i can get rid of the little black rubber thingies as well. biggrin.gif

 

I don't know if you are referring to the (o-ring) from my photos maybe, but I use the (o-rings) if that is what you are talking about, to protect the plastic rod blocks from being marked up, and I'm sure the PS1000's are a little heavier than the 325's, so the (o-ring) works well.

post #8845 of 18546

What was the model/part that you bought for those, and where did you get them?  They look great and I've been looking for something like that.

post #8846 of 18546
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

I don't know if you are referring to the (o-ring) from my photos maybe, but I use the (o-rings) if that is what you are talking about, to protect the plastic rod blocks from being marked up, and I'm sure the PS1000's are a little heavier than the 325's, so the (o-ring) works well.

 

 

theres no o rings, except for the ones in the plastics, those are all unchanged lol. 

 

i just am using the shaft locks so the cups don't slide cause those o rings suck, the ps1000s are too heavy for them. 

 

i just got rid of the black little cap thingys on top of the rods. 

post #8847 of 18546
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Originally Posted by liquidzoo View Post

What was the model/part that you bought for those, and where did you get them?  They look great and I've been looking for something like that.

 

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Climax-1-8-inch-bore-Zinc-Plated-Mild-Steel-Set-Screw-Collar-C-012/203025010#.UhU5zJJQF8E

 

1 buck each. shipping is pretty cheap as well.

 

u just gotta have the little allen key thingy to tighten them

post #8848 of 18546
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


"Until you’ve heard a headphone amp that’ll do 40V p-p into 32 ohms, you haven’t lived." !!! (from the schiit website)

seriously, i've just listened for about 45 minutes , there is plenty of control over the volume, seems normal , what's not normal, or at least i was unprepared

control of the bass, DYNAMIC, PRAT, gobs of it, now its a hybrid, it blows the LD1+ away, and its killer, wanna buy a little dot ?? lol

serious, i do need to sell some ( i now have 4 amps, 2 dacs), i'm relatively sure it WONT be the lyr

MOAR POWER!!!!!!!

 

Yeah, what you are describing is why I choose to over-power when I can. Voltage and current do wonderful things with transducers!

 

I just got done listening to 'Birds of Fire' by the Mahavishnu Orchestra on my 225i's.  Heck of an experience.  Now, they are a bit lean in the bass, but the level of detail from $200 cans is impressive. The interplay between Jan Hammer and John McGlaughlin is as good as I have ever heard on any transducer- speaker or headphone.  And the Grado's do wonderful things with percussion

 

 I'm also tweaking JRiver, and am upsampling to output 96K.  Jury's out as to if that makes a difference, but I did not hear anything wrong with it.  I will upgrade to version 19, which can convert all audio files to DSD.

 

At that point, I am having second thoughts about getting an Oppo BDP-105 for graduation, and may stick to the 103. I think the flexibility of JRiver is just that good, and the savings will buy a lot of music

post #8849 of 18546
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Originally Posted by liquidzoo View Post

What was the model/part that you bought for those, and where did you get them?  They look great and I've been looking for something like that.

I know this wasn't directed to me, but go to your local hobby store and ask them for shaft collars, they should have them, and they are chrome too. I think they are 1/8, but don't qoute me on that, take a measurement.

post #8850 of 18546
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

 

theres no o rings, except for the ones in the plastics, those are all unchanged lol. 

 

i just am using the shaft locks so the cups don't slide cause those o rings suck, the ps1000s are too heavy for them. 

 

i just got rid of the black little cap thingys on top of the rods. 

Oh, I didn't know the PS1000 came with an o-ring inside the rod block to prevent them from sliding down.

And I now understand, you took the rubber boots off and replaced them with metal end caps. I thought the end caps may have been

stock on the PS1000 when I first saw the photo. And yes the shaft collars are awesome and they look real cool too, I also have them on my 80's, plus being I'm the only one who uses both headphones, they're always adjusted for my head, which in turn decreases the wear on the rod block so the holes don't get oblong from constantly adjusting them.

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