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post #2776 of 3055
Thanks for you opinion, but I couldn't help myself but to get a second E1 locally since its a pretty good deal!

It'sthe first time I could really compare the muses01 and the stock without too much time gap in between (time changing the amps). I must say I have fell in love with the muses01 again. The mids are so smooth and more forward. The soundstage is bigger. They produce more power too as I didn't have to turn the volume knob up as much ccompared to the stock ones.

There is something different between this second hand one with my original one. The original one when it being turned on, you can click "one" clicking sound from the inside of the unit; Where as the second hand one made "2" clicking sound?

Ps. I'll post a photo of my stereo setup tomorrow wink.gif


post #2777 of 3055
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Originally Posted by DMax99 View Post

Modi will perform against the E1?

 

I'm currently listening to a MODI connected using an über-short Belkin USB cable, and meh.........this is a $99 USB powered DAC with a jellybean dual opamp for filtering purposes, you really cannot compare it to a full blown E1. And the ES9013 "Sabre" DAC chip they use in a lot of cheap USB DAC's costs less than a buck, don't expect miracles either IME as manufacturers try to sell it as a cheaper ES9018 but it is not.


Edited by leeperry - 11/28/13 at 6:10am
post #2778 of 3055
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Originally Posted by DMax99 View Post

Thanks for you opinion, but I couldn't help myself but to get a second E1 locally since its a pretty good deal!

It'sthe first time I could really compare the muses01 and the stock without too much time gap in between (time changing the amps). I must say I have fell in love with the muses01 again. The mids are so smooth and more forward. The soundstage is bigger. They produce more power too as I didn't have to turn the volume knob up as much ccompared to the stock ones.

There is something different between this second hand one with my original one. The original one when it being turned on, you can click "one" clicking sound from the inside of the unit; Where as the second hand one made "2" clicking sound?

Ps. I'll post a photo of my stereo setup tomorrow wink.gif


Wow I'm so not missing the blue led lights, I forgot how bright they were :eek:  still a great sounding DAC though......

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Wow I'm so not missing the blue led lights, I forgot how bright they were eek.gif   still a great sounding DAC though......

Lol I love the blue lights matches my keyboard lights ;p
post #2780 of 3055
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Originally Posted by DMax99 View Post

Thanks for you opinion, but I couldn't help myself but to get a second E1 locally since its a pretty good deal!

It'sthe first time I could really compare the muses01 and the stock without too much time gap in between (time changing the amps). I must say I have fell in love with the muses01 again. The mids are so smooth and more forward. The soundstage is bigger. They produce more power too as I didn't have to turn the volume knob up as much ccompared to the stock ones.

There is something different between this second hand one with my original one. The original one when it being turned on, you can click "one" clicking sound from the inside of the unit; Where as the second hand one made "2" clicking sound?

Ps. I'll post a photo of my stereo setup tomorrow wink.gif


Wow your view on the MUSES certainly changed. I remember a few, few post ago in this thread you stated the MUSES had a smaller soundstage compared to the stock opamps. Wish the MUSES01 would be more readily available, want 11 to flood my E1 with.

post #2781 of 3055
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Wow your view on the MUSES certainly changed. I remember a few, few post ago in this thread you stated the MUSES had a smaller soundstage compared to the stock opamps. Wish the MUSES01 would be more readily available, want 11 to flood my E1 with.

I think that's when I was talking about the "FAKE" Muses01 I've bought from some Chinese eBay like site. The ones I'm using now are the GENUINE ones I've bought from Gandah wink.gif
post #2782 of 3055
Finally got the E1 added to the collection on the shelve now ;D

post #2783 of 3055
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Originally Posted by DMax99 View Post

Finally got the E1 added to the collection on the shelve now ;D

Nice setup :D

post #2784 of 3055
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Nice setup biggrin.gif

Cheers mate! That will be my last purchase for a while, I'm broke... Lol

Maybe when the E3 drops down to about 300 or 400 that's when I'll be buying again Lol ;p
post #2785 of 3055
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Nice setup :D

Nice setup indeed. DMax99 correct me if I'm wrong, I see a bottlehead crack top left. What's the two other tube device on the top right and just below the the E1 if you don't mind me asking.

post #2786 of 3055
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Originally Posted by Mach3 View Post

Nice setup indeed. DMax99 correct me if I'm wrong, I see a bottlehead crack top left. What's the two other tube device on the top right and just below the the E1 if you don't mind me asking.

Thanks Mach,

The top left is the Darkvoice 336i, top right is the aune t1 and the bottom one is the synthesis Nimis wink.gif

They are all low mid range stuff, can't really afford anything too expensive atm Lol
Edited by DMax99 - 11/29/13 at 2:40am
post #2787 of 3055
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Thanks Mach,

The top left is the Darkvoice 336i, top right is the aune t1 and the bottom one is the synthesis Nimis wink.gif

They are all low mid range stuff, can't really afford anything too expensive atm Lol

Synthesis Nimis low mid range? Really, aren't these amp like $2k.

post #2788 of 3055
Really? Haha... I thought they were low mid range since most high range tube amps for Hi Fi speakers are over like 3 or 4 grand?? I'm not sure though since I'm still a noob in the speaker world. I just thought I would try a "real" tube amp since I've never had any and 400 bucks seems like a good deal since there isn't many second hand ones of the Nimis around at all (also came with 5 sets of spare tubes).

They do sound pretty good though. I've bought new set of jj el84, 12AX7 and tung Sol 12AX7.
post #2789 of 3055
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Originally Posted by DMax99 View Post

Really? Haha... I thought they were low mid range since most high range tube amps for Hi Fi speakers are over like 3 or 4 grand?? I'm not sure though since I'm still a noob in the speaker world. I just thought I would try a "real" tube amp since I've never had any and 400 bucks seems like a good deal since there isn't many second hand ones of the Nimis around at all (also came with 5 sets of spare tubes).

They do sound pretty good though. I've bought new set of jj el84, 12AX7 and tung Sol 12AX7.

If you're one made out of wood it like over $2k not including postage. I think more like $2.7k after shipping and tax. Geez you score big on that one.

post #2790 of 3055
Really? I haven't come across any wood ones yet. However, if you look some of the tube amps in this hifi store, they are easily over 5 grand! :

http://www.carltonaudiovisual.com.au/?q=node/view/30

Yeah, that's why I decided to drive an hour to pick this amp up. It's a 2 channel mono amp so you can adjust the volume on each side of speaker separately. The only thing that's bad about the amp is that it's missing the tube cover which is not a big deal even though the tubes get really really hot.
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If you're one made out of wood it like over $2k not including postage. I think more like $2.7k after shipping and tax. Geez you score big on that one.
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