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post #646 of 876
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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post

I had it on good authority, before I bought my M6, from people who had owned/heard the Phoenix and at least one of the Master series amps that the bass is significantly better om the Master series amps.
A couple of Phoenix owners commented that the amp had to be warmed up for at least an hour before significant bass appears which is absolutely not the case with the master series.

Personally I feel the bass on the M6 is superb with plenty of tight controlled punch if it's on the recording.

Hopefully, possible, as i like the bass on ref. 7.1 a lot.
post #647 of 876
Have you emailed kingwa, he is incredible honest about how it will sound. He truly is a good guy in this.

Just pose your question well. Cause although he seems to understand pretty well his answered sometimes confuse me. Do it now , he is around at this time..post what he says
Al D
post #648 of 876
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Originally Posted by staalf View Post
 


I have received the mail that the Master 9 is ready for shipment.

May be tomorrow I will have a tracking number. Can't wait.

 

Is there anybody who already received their Master 9??


I have received the Audio-gd Master 9 and I wrote I small review about it. (It is my first one, so be kind to me.)

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/audio-gd-master-9-preamp-headphone-amp/reviews/10071

post #649 of 876
Thanks for taking the time to post an initial review of the master 9. I believe you're the first to do so. Give the amp a good 300 hours to burn in and you'll notice good improvements in the sound quality. Audio gd products need to be burned in for some time before they perform their best. IMO of course.
post #650 of 876
Staalf. What dac do you use with the M9 ??
post #651 of 876
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Staalf. What dac do you use with the M9 ??

"~The hardware is a Audio-GD Reference 7 DAC + USB / Coaxial and a Master 9. The headphone is still a Denon D7000."

post #652 of 876
Do you use the audio gd balance cables?
post #653 of 876
Does the ACSS cables really make a difference as compared to using balanced interconnects on the master dac/amp setup?
post #654 of 876
Well kingwa made it to use so I do. I have a pair of mono krell,s and a krell preamp. Krell calls it cast. And they are over twenty years old . The truth is I have never. A/B it . But it comes with it . Or you can buy it from kingwa. Cheap like 100 a pair or less. His cables are not normal balance connectors either . One last thing ACSS is balanced but only cap astilbe with his devices. The M9 is CAST , krell type system.
post #655 of 876

M9 is also backwards compatible with kingwa's existing ACSS system.

Kingwa says his gear works better if connected via ACSS between Audio-gd components.

post #656 of 876

ACSS is not about the cable, it sounds better imho, all about synergy with ACSS or CAST equipments.

You got to hear it to see if you like it, sort of a clearer dynamics overall, in a sense some feel it lacks musicality dependent on genres.


Edited by sayh - 12/9/13 at 8:50pm
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Sayh : So your saying it sounds more neutral then say XLR balanced  ?

Not that I can comment I've not heard ACSS ... yet :wink_face: 

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I cant comment on the Master 9 as I don't have mine yet, but acss interconnect from Master 7 DAC sounds more transparent on the Master 5, 6 & 8.

 

I preferred the acss connection even compared to Analysis Plus Gold Oval Balanced interconnect cables that I absolutely love on everything else which cost about 200 times more than the a-g cables.

 

The best comparison I can make between Balanced and Acss interconnects is that acss sound alot like the difference of running my Master 7 DAC with I2S digital input. Removal of coloration and a slightly cleaner window of sound.

 

I hope that is helpful.

 

I like the look of the new case work on the Master 9.

 

Regards

 

Macrog

post #659 of 876
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Do you use the audio gd balance cables?


No, I have them, but they are far to short. I have all equipment next to each other. I use Sommercable Epilogue Neutrik XLR. These cables are used in many studios because they are so neutral.

post #660 of 876
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Originally Posted by undersys View Post
 

Sayh : So your saying it sounds more neutral then say XLR balanced  ?

Not that I can comment I've not heard ACSS ... yet :wink_face: 

I concur acss is more dynamic and transparent over the xlr inputs, AGD equipments are already neutral by itself.  

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