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post #6421 of 7552
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Originally Posted by kepler28nm View Post

Uh you guys are steering me away from doing it. confused_face.gif

I don't see a problem with custom chambers as they are 100% reversible. No?

I'm mainly doing this as a cosmetic "upgrade." I know different woods yield differnt acoustic performance, but I assume there would be a minor change in sound signature.

I'm deciding the wood to use for my th900 at this stage of time biggrin.gif


Custom chambers are completely reversible, and likely not even detectable.  I doubt there's anything to worry about with warranty, but to each their own. 

 

With the custom chambers, and Lawton mods, you may find an improvement in the tightness of the bass, not that there's anything wrong with stock. 

 

If you do it, let me know (PM if you don't want to be questioned) who is doing the mods for you.  I figured if I chose to do the chambers, you could sell the stock cups for a pretty penny, and probably recoup the cost of the custom cups.  That said, Lawton cups for the TH900 from my first look at them was near $400 or so, and Martin Custom Audio is typically from $200-250 for his work.  He won't damp the cups he makes but you can do that yourself in a half hour if you choose to. 

post #6422 of 7552

Just got my TH900 earlier today also got Stratus delivered by my friend :) Now I got some colors in my rack :)

 

Oh BTW I like my serial number!!:D

 

Cheers!:beerchug:

post #6423 of 7552
Cool the cats a little scary
post #6424 of 7552
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Originally Posted by senson View Post

Just got my TH900 earlier today also got Stratus delivered by my friend smily_headphones1.gif Now I got some colors in my rack smily_headphones1.gif

Oh BTW I like my serial number!!biggrin.gif

Cheers!beerchug.gif
Nice serial indeed.

How do you find the TH-900 with the Stratus being an OTL?

I use the Zana Deux with a custom 3ohm Zout.
post #6425 of 7552
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Nice serial indeed.

How do you find the TH-900 with the Stratus being an OTL?

I use the Zana Deux with a custom 3ohm Zout.

Thank you!

Both of them are too new to make comment yet, besides I had to get back to work right after I set them up so I can make more money to cover up my damage hahaha.

I'll get back to you during the weekend after I get more listening time :beerchug: 

post #6426 of 7552
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post


Nice serial indeed.

How do you find the TH-900 with the Stratus being an OTL?

I use the Zana Deux with a custom 3ohm Zout.

 

@Sean - Just a small correction, the DNA Stratus is not an OTL tube amp. It's a SET (single-ended triode)... big difference when it comes to impedance mismatch, etc. :D 

post #6427 of 7552
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Originally Posted by Greed View Post

@Sean - Just a small correction, the DNA Stratus is not an OTL tube amp. It's a SET (single-ended triode)... big difference when it comes to impedance mismatch, etc. biggrin.gif  
Oh, thanks for the correction. I always thought the Stratus was an OTL. Must have misread some posts.
post #6428 of 7552

Has anyone had experience with the TH900/Yulong A100/Yulong D100 MKII combo?  Theoretically, it should be a great match as it is with the old Denon line.

post #6429 of 7552

Hello everyone, I just bought V800 and V200 violectric, this is the best set up I've heard with my W3K. But in the future I plan to buy a TH900. I would like an opinion on it : violectric and Th900. Has anyone ever tried?

post #6430 of 7552
Can't comment on the V800, but I do have a V200 and use it with the TH600/900 cans. It's still a relatively U-shaped signature though. Midrange is accentuated a tad but is still slightly distant, the bass goes deeper and (imho) is quite weighty, while treble is slightly attenuated but still retains decent extension. Soundstage isn't the widest, but the Th900's airiness makes up for it quite well. Overall, it's a combo that might not wow you at first, but it allows for long hours of listening, provided you like your low frequencies. It's one of those solid state amps that gives off a slightly tubey signature, and also one of those amps that manages to sound dark enough without shelving the treble too much. I personally love the combo, but I'm a bit of a bass-head. It's probably quite a different presentation compared to what you get from your W3K, so I can't say for certain whether you'll find it better or worse.
post #6431 of 7552

I agree on the fact that the treble are too smooth. If V800/200 combo will be a little more bright it will be a perfect combination for my taste. (but juste +1db with an eq at 14khz is perfect with the W3k so....). Maybe bass range will be too loud with a TH900.

post #6432 of 7552
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Originally Posted by r one View Post

I agree on the fact that the treble are too smooth. If V800/200 combo will be a little more bright it will be a perfect combination for my taste. (but juste +1db with an eq at 14khz is perfect with the W3k so....). Maybe bass range will be too loud with a TH900.
The th900 definitely has a strong presence in the lower frequency range. The W3k are more of a neutral headphone, with some saying slightly leaning towards the treble side. IMO the TH-900 would be a great contrast to the W3k. Similar to my 2 top HPs, the HD800 & th900. Very different HPs and I listen to the one that fits my current mood, relaxing & graceful, or dramatic & lively.
post #6433 of 7552
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Originally Posted by Swolern View Post


The th900 definitely has a strong presence in the lower frequency range. The W3k are more of a neutral headphone, with some saying slightly leaning towards the treble side. IMO the TH-900 would be a great contrast to the W3k. Similar to my 2 top HPs, the HD800 & th900. Very different HPs and I listen to the one that fits my current mood, relaxing & graceful, or dramatic & lively.


Like me between D7100 and W3k..I think i'll upgrade my D7100 for TH900 someday. But i'm afraid of a too warm sound with v200 and th900

post #6434 of 7552
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Originally Posted by Swolern View Post

The th900 definitely has a strong presence in the lower frequency range. The W3k are more of a neutral headphone, with some saying slightly leaning towards the treble side. IMO the TH-900 would be a great contrast to the W3k. Similar to my 2 top HPs, the HD800 & th900. Very different HPs and I listen to the one that fits my current mood, relaxing & graceful, or dramatic & lively.

the w3000anv is anything but neutral but yeah, it's a very different sounding can to the th900.
post #6435 of 7552
Joined the warm side, mine should be here tomorrow, ill report how it pairs with my new obsession the C4.
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