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I wouldn't worry about it. Anaxilus and I saw Craig spend the entire summer being entirely frustrated looking for a good affordable transformer solution. In the end, he went with Electraprint. - the supplier for the 2A3 and BA. He seems to be the kind of person who would rather starve than release something that sounds like schitt. redface.gif


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I feel like I want a modded pair of HD800's that have a nice bass slam!  L3000.gif  Quite impressionable! 

 

Finally, someone believes us, or has actually experienced what we've known all along.


Did you get to try either Anax's or my pair on your Bottlehead crack? Good amping helps with the impact and slam.

 


Edited by purrin - 10/26/11 at 3:25pm
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LOL!

post #79 of 133
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Originally Posted by purrin View Post

 

Finally, someone believes us, or has actually experienced what we've known all along.


Did you get to try either Anax's or my pair on your Bottlehead crack? Good amping helps with the impact and slam.

 


I know AlphaMike was loving the HD800 on DN's 2A3 listening to Massive Attack.  Anyone that thinks the HD800 is only good for Classical hasn't heard them properly.  Low end is one of the very few things the 009 doesn't do right enough for me but it's the best Stax I've heard so far for sure.  I could probably let psychoacoustics fix the rest if I wanted to.

 

http://grooveshark.com/#/search?q=massive+attack+angel

post #80 of 133

Man, this whole meet was amazing. I listened to massive attack "angel" on every can I could get ahold of, very different going from the hd800 to the 009 to the lcd 2 to the t50rp. Definitely an experience, my ears and brain were on overload the entire time I was at the meet. The 009 on the blue hawaii was the most impressive experience there, hearing the LCD3 on the red wine amp, and the highs of the balanced hd800 through the super7 were close behind. The 009 still cannot beat the lcd in terms of pure bass slam, there is a visceral impact that is just amazing, but it beats it on all other terms imo (which is to be expected at more than double the price). The pure speed and effortless rendering (and the flat FR) were what made the 009 so amazing.

 

It was awesome hearing the other t50rp versions, I wish my ears were better, I do not have that much experience listening for specific frequencies, I just get a general idea of what I hear and try to go off of that. The paradoxes were quite impressive, I am very curious as to whether they are completely closed or not, I believe they are, but still unsure. I would need alot of time listening to sine waves to figure out exactly how the various mods compare for myself. 

 

it is always a treat listening to the schiitt lyr via orthodynamics, they do so well together. The bifrost is also intriguing. @igotyofire I was really impressed with the bottlehead crack and the maverick, I wish I could do some more listening and comparisons with the audio-gd NFB12 since they are in the same price range.

post #81 of 133
Okay I've kind of been away from head-fi for a while, just kind of pleased with my 940's and had a lot of stuff to do. First a huge thank you to Purrin for setting it up and spending his money on it, wish i could have said it in person but i had no idea who anyone was(we seriously need name tags next time). And another thank you to everyone who attended for all the great gear.
Second, all the great gear there was great, i spent a lot of time with bifrost/lyr/lcd-2 combo and the naturalism was astonishing, also got some great time with the SR-009 and really i don't even need to mention how i felt about them, it just wasn't even like listening to headphones anymore... just... perfect... music. Last major impression was the modded t50rp by uhh,(again with the nametags) guy who was eating peanut butter straight from the jar for lunch in true audiophile fashion, i was completely shocked by how good they sounded for the price(besides L/R mod differences). Sadly i didn't get to listen to LFF's version though. And now come my regrets about the meet(on my part). First i wasn't able to listen to the HD800 or K1000 like i wanted to or any of the headphones on the right side of the room(besides the PS-1 i was pictured in). Also i wasn't able to hear the differences between tube amps(namely lyr and crack) and solid state(namely cmoy), whether it was because of me forgetting my golden ears, the noise in the room, or just the lack of time and direct A/Bing of them. Also i thought there would be setups with a 3.5 jack so i could plug in my phone and be able to test all the music on my phone(yes i know), sadly there wasn't and i had to use some last minute CD's i downloaded as i was at my dads.
Finally, did anyone listen to my Shure 940, if so thoughts from someone who hasn't invested money in them(namely me and most people in the 940 thread)
And again huge thanks to all.
Sorry about any grammatical, spelling, or factual errors.
Edited by John In Cali - 10/26/11 at 6:08pm
post #82 of 133

Ah crap, I didn't even recall seeing the 940.  That's what I get for having tunnel vision on the 800, 009, LCD2/3.  I also regret forgetting to try out the second LCD3 that appeared later as well as the Crack and the Dynahi.  I also did not get to hear the Lyr and Bifrost together, mostly because I stole the BiFrost for most of the meet.  Sorry.  >.<  tongue_smile.gif

 

Somehow you always run out of time at these things even though we went past 6pm and stood out in the cold for almost another hour for some reason.

 

I will also say, the 701/702 did not sound as bad as I was expecting.  Think purrin felt the same.  Another case of head-fi hype/bashing due to poor matching gear most likely.  Thought it had more bass and less in your face mids than the AD2K.


Edited by Anaxilus - 10/26/11 at 6:16pm
post #83 of 133

Boy, you guys are making me rue missing this meet. If only I had decided to rent a car... Oh for shame. Sounds like Dan (Mr Peanut butter) =p had a good time at the meet. Again, really wish I could have made it. I'm really happy that such amazing things are happening with the T50rp. Everything about this meet appears beyond great. I wasn't even there as planned, but would like to thank everyone involved for putting on one hell of a show. *salute*

post #84 of 133
Ya they were only there from 12-2:30(really wish i could have stayed longer but couldn't make my dad stay in a bar for much longer) and were in the corner most of the time. I also agree the K701 were not too bad at all.
post #85 of 133
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I will also say, the 701/702 did not sound as bad as I was expecting.  Think purrin felt the same.  Another case of head-fi hype/bashing due to poor matching gear most likely.  Thought it had more bass and less in your face mids than the AD2K.



I agree. I not sure what why every one says they suck. But your modded HD800's... incredible. 

post #86 of 133
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Originally Posted by John In Cali View Post

wish i could have said it in person but i had no idea who anyone was(we seriously need name tags next time).
Last major impression was the modded t50rp by uhh,(again with the nametags) 


Nothing stopping you from introducing yourself if you don't know who someone is.  We're all there for the same reason, so no need to be shy.  That being said, I don't believe I introduced myself to many people there, as I spent most of my time chatting up people I've already become personally acquainted with.  If anyone wants to put a face to my name, I'm the dude in Jon L's SR009 pic and that KGSS rig was mine (SR009 was Purrin's).

 

It was interesting spending another day chilling with like-minded audio enthusiasts.  I'm getting dangerously close to double-digit meet attendance here.  It's always a different experience and it's always a good time.  I've spent a long time away from the hobby, so not recognizing a lot of the new equipment makes things a bit difficult.  Consistently hearing the phrase "Fostex on crack," it crossed my mind that I had mistakenly driven into Inglewood and not Santa Ana.  But the meet was still fun, and thanks for everyone who came out, because an empty meet gets quiet really fast.

 

As for the gear, I pretty much just wanted to see if I would like the SR009 enough to buy one.  The answer is yes, but probably not until next year, unless a reasonably priced second-hand pair pops up for sale before then.

post #87 of 133
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 To my surprise they were voiced very similarly but the burson was definitely better. no more opamps for me...

 

The Burson uses opamps (discrete ones0 but opamps nevertheless.biggrin.gif

post #88 of 133

SR009 is over $1000 less if you order from pricejapan.  Really even if the price was the same over there it'd still probably be better to order from them since our distributor is so awful, as you well know.

post #89 of 133
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Boy, you guys are making me rue missing this meet. If only I had decided to rent a car... Oh for shame. Sounds like Dan (Mr Peanut butter) =p had a good time at the meet. Again, really wish I could have made it. I'm really happy that such amazing things are happening with the T50rp. Everything about this meet appears beyond great. I wasn't even there as planned, but would like to thank everyone involved for putting on one hell of a show. *salute*


I don't think Mr.Speakers was Mr. Peanut Butter. Mr.Speakers and I had lunch together at In 'N' Out so it can't be him.

 

post #90 of 133
Peanut butter was young, white, probably college student. He was in a picture wearing lcd-2 with the Schiity setup.
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