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post #676 of 6810
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

Just a quick note here, the Th900s sound beautiful with my Rudistor RP010B. Every part of the spectrum just seems right in place, the bass is subterranean and very nicely integrated with the rest of the music,

and the vocals and instruments are very natural (especially a saxaphone in something I was listening to).

The Rudistor/Fostex combo is one of those happy marriages made in heaven, somehow better than my tube amps.

(I'm going to have to change my opinion about solid state I think. I see it can be great.)

CD player is an upgraded EMM CDSA.

 

And God Bless the non-stepped volume control on the Rudistor. I would give anything to have these on every amp to get the right level. 

I basically can't stand stepped volume controls.

 

Rudistor RP010B sounds great with the Denon AH-Dxxxx series. I have not seen this amp and the combination before, but I heard great reviews on it.

 

Expensive RP010B + expensive TH900 = Fill in the blank

post #677 of 6810
= Very expensive! ;)
post #678 of 6810
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Originally Posted by Audio-Omega View Post

Does TH900 come with one year warranty ?

Almost all products do I think, but a lot depends on the country you live in or even your dealer.

Here in Belgium 2 years warranty is obligatory by law and in Holland I think it's one year.

But I often buy from a Dutch dealer that offers 5 years warranty on a lot of his products.

 

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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

Just a quick note here, the Th900s sound beautiful with my Rudistor RP010B. Every part of the spectrum just seems right in place, the bass is subterranean and very nicely integrated with the rest of the music,

and the vocals and instruments are very natural (especially a saxaphone in something I was listening to).

The Rudistor/Fostex combo is one of those happy marriages made in heaven, somehow better than my tube amps.

(I'm going to have to change my opinion about solid state I think. I see it can be great.)

CD player is an upgraded EMM CDSA.

 

And God Bless the non-stepped volume control on the Rudistor. I would give anything to have these on every amp to get the right level. 

I basically can't stand stepped volume controls.

What speakers are that in your profile pic?

And how do they sound?

post #679 of 6810
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Originally Posted by Audio-Omega View Post

Does TH900 come with one year warranty ?

My understanding is that the TH900 currently ships with a 1 year Japan warranty - so if you have any issues it would have to go back to Fostex Japan, unless the dealer that sold you the headphone would act as the middle man in sending and receiving the phone with the corrected problem..

post #680 of 6810
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Dude

 

No offense but you could feed Haiti for a week with your headphone collection

 

No you couldn't.  The money would never make it.

post #681 of 6810

Anaxilus, comparing my Woo WA6SE to your EC Super 7 with the TH900s... I think I kind of preferred your amp, the bass was exaggerated a bit but it made the TH900s even more fun..! With the 6SE its definitely more tamed all around (Still very enjoyable).

post #682 of 6810
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Anaxilus, comparing my Woo WA6SE to your EC Super 7 with the TH900s... I think I kind of preferred your amp, the bass was exaggerated a bit but it made the TH900s even more fun..! With the 6SE its definitely more tamed all around (Still very enjoyable).

Well, it was rolled w/ the HD800 in mind but I do think the 900s do have a slightly colored low end presence under normal conditions a la Denon but better.  If I just ran all Sylvania chrome domes that would be a leaner but still sweet with great clarity.  

 

I wish the meet was quieter, the S7 is very resolving and not too far off the BA at all.  I think you'll like the S7 mk2 even more based on your preferences.  I'll be ABing both for a few weeks before the S.H.O.W.  The mk2 will be there if you swing by.

 

For those who are fans of the Denon signature the TH900 is the next logical and technical upgrade for sure.  I definitely recommend them if they are right up someone's alley.

 

How the signature Pro doing btw?  Still getting any love w/ the 900 around? tongue_smile.gif


Edited by Anaxilus - 5/16/12 at 1:22pm
post #683 of 6810
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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post

Well, it was rolled w/ the HD800 in mind but I do think the 900s do have a slightly colored low end presence under normal conditions a la Denon but better.  If I just ran all Sylvania chrome domes that would be a leaner but still sweet with great clarity.  

 

I wish the meet was quieter, the S7 is very resolving and not too far off the BA at all.  I think you'll like the S7 mk2 even more based on your preferences.  I'll be ABing both for a few weeks before the S.H.O.W.  The mk2 will be there if you swing by.

 

For those who are fans of the Denon signature the TH900 is the next logical and technical upgrade for sure.  I definitely recommend them if they are right up someone's alley.

 

How the signature Pro doing btw?  Still getting any love w/ the 900 around? tongue_smile.gif

 

Which show!? I'm out of the loop! Oh the Signature Pros are gone.. Sold them to help pay for the TH900s biggrin.gif; no regrets though, they both have a similar sound with preference being towards the TH900 and one of my big gripes with the SP was the clamp pressure so the Fostex definitely wins out in that regard too.. (win-win)

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Originally Posted by Ahzari View Post

Which show!? I'm out of the loop!

 

http://www.theshownewport.com/

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http://www.theshownewport.com/

Wow... I live in Newport and didn't know about this, thank you Anaxilus, will definitely stop by and check things out beerchug.gif

post #686 of 6810
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Dude

 

No offense but you could feed Haiti for a week with your headphone collection

 

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Originally Posted by dw1narso View Post
 

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Originally Posted by tvrboy View Post

I just calculated I would have to work 84 hours to afford these. Sometimes I hate my job...

 

don't...

 

Even with one month of my work as senior network consultant, with Indonesian salary, it would not enough to buy the phone... and that's all the money, left me, my wife and two kids without food and school and no electricity at home....

 

Life is never fair... but we have to live it...

 

We all need to consider ourselves lucky, and be appreciative of the things we can afford to own; whether it be a family we love ± a house, ± a headphone, or ± many headphones.

 

Head-Fi is a good place to make realization that some places and some people in the world has more money than you. Also, some people around here like me will only spend money on headphone equipment. Other than that it's a good place to get together and talk about our headphones, and it doesn't have to be the 2300$ one of which this thread is about.


Edited by devouringone3 - 5/16/12 at 6:45pm
post #687 of 6810

To the headfier from Europe who asked, Those speakers are LaHave Mela monitor speakers from Canada, not well known but almost a cult among people who own them (and other Lahaves).

I posted about them on head-fi a few months back. Amazing little things, to me, on par sort of with $30K TAD monitors at a fraction of the cost.

Unbelievable "Jordan" tweeter that soars w/o being clinical. The Melas sound similar to SR009s to me, natural instrument tones and texture as good as anything I've heard.

Only 30 pounds each w/passive woofer so they sound almost like floorstanders in bass extension (and great bass transparency).

Love these much more than Dynaudio C1s, much more natural with more refined bass and sweeter highs and more live (I a fan of Apogees as  a former owner,

also had SF Cremona Auditors).

 

My post here last year:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/578968/new-great-monitor-speakers


Edited by rgs9200m - 5/16/12 at 6:13pm
post #688 of 6810
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Originally Posted by gzone3lement View Post

 

Rudistor RP010B sounds great with the Denon AH-Dxxxx series. I have not seen this amp and the combination before, but I heard great reviews on it.

 

Expensive RP010B + expensive TH900 = Fill in the blank

You are right. I always matched up my Denon 7000s with the Rudistor for the best sound. I spent many hours with this combo.

 

The Rudi is one nice amp that never got enough respect. It really deals well digital glare, which is a major source of pain for me with phones and I avoid like the plague.

(And I usually go with tubes for preamps and headphone amps, but the RP010B is among the top amps with some phones).

 

I had R10s for a while (sold them) and the Rudistor was always the best match, making them (bass lights) fuller and targeting spikes in the upper mids.


Edited by rgs9200m - 5/16/12 at 6:22pm
post #689 of 6810
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Dude

 

No offense but you could feed Haiti for a week with your headphone collection


I thought this was the one place on the internet where people woudln't tell me that >_>

 

None taken, though, if anything it's an off compliment.

post #690 of 6810
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

To the headfier from Europe who asked, Those speakers are LaHave Mela monitor speakers from Canada, not well known but almost a cult among people who own them (and other Lahaves).

I posted about them on head-fi a few months back. Amazing little things, to me, on par sort of with $30K TAD monitors at a fraction of the cost.

Unbelievable "Jordan" tweeter that soars w/o being clinical. The Melas sound similar to SR009s to me, natural instrument tones and texture as good as anything I've heard.

Only 30 pounds each w/passive woofer so they sound almost like floorstanders in bass extension (and great bass transparency).

Love these much more than Dynaudio C1s, much more natural with more refined bass and sweeter highs and more live (I a fan of Apogees as  a former owner,

also had SF Cremona Auditors).

 

My post here last year:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/578968/new-great-monitor-speakers

Hmmm, unles I get a pair of three way full sized speakers these sound just likewhati need.

Only the passice woofers worry me a bit though.

Any link to their site where I can find the specs?

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