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I did.   It is - along with the Sony R10 the best headphone I have ever heard- to my tastes.   

I got the full level three mod. and listen in balanced mode with a Master 9 amplifier and a Ultrafi's latest DAC.
Do you get much play with the volume using the LA900 on the Master 9? Do you find the steps small enough to be able to dial in a preferred volume? Thanks.
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Do you get much play with the volume using the LA900 on the Master 9? Do you find the steps small enough to be able to dial in a preferred volume? Thanks.

I actually don't use the volume control of the Master 9.

 

I set it to the maximum volume I would want and then I use a passive preamp called Tortuga Audio LDR 1.  It gives me 70 steps within whatever I set as the maximum volume on the Master 9.    For example- if I set the Master 9 to 60 in high power or 55 in low power (which is about all I need for the LA900) - I will have that divided into 70 steps on the Tortuga.   The Tortuga passive also creates a meatier sound which I prefer over the Master 9 volume control.

 

Using the HE-6 I set the volume on the Master 9 to 90 because sometimes I need it that loud and the Tortuga also divides that into 70 steps.


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Here's something interesting :
 

 

http://www.martincustomaudio.com/2014/07/amboyna-fostex-th900s.html

 

That is one beautiful can. I don't mind replacing the red urushi cups. :)

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Here's something interesting :

 

http://www.martincustomaudio.com/2014/07/amboyna-fostex-th900s.html

Gorgeous. As much as I like the stock look, I think I prefer the "out of the box" thinking. Plus you can sell the stockers probably for $100 or so to offset the cost.
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So who's the owner?
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So who's the owner?

I say lucky basta**

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it's beautiful work to be sure but again i just don't see the point in replacing one type of unique craftsmanship with another. would rather give the guy an ordinary looking pair of cans that sounded great to turn into an extraordinary looking pair of cans.
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Here's something interesting :

 

http://www.martincustomaudio.com/2014/07/amboyna-fostex-th900s.html
Interesting yes, better looking? No, IMO. This takes the smooth and sleek urushi cups and replaces them with an essentially inverted muffin look. Just my 0.02$.
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it's beautiful work to be sure but again i just don't see the point in replacing one type of unique craftsmanship with another. would rather give the guy an ordinary looking pair of cans that sounded great to turn into an extraordinary looking pair of cans.

 

 

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Interesting yes, better looking? No, IMO. This takes the smooth and sleek urushi cups and replaces them with an essentially inverted muffin look. Just my 0.02$.

 

 

Agreed on both accounts.

 

While I personally feel that the work done by Martin is top notch and attractive,  I cant help but feel that it seems a waste of the rare Japanese wood species that is used in the stock cups.

 

Not to mention the traditional artisan house that created the rich finish and lacquer.

 

IMO there is a certain pedigree built into the TH-900 (due to these finely crafted Japanese cups) that the Martin approach lacks.

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martin cups are nice. 

 

still not as nice as the urushi stock cups. 

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Great work the Martin cups however I feel the th900 have been abused.

Makes me feel sad to see the glorious red urushi left on the side so much work discarded
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I agree with most here about the martin cups. This makes me not want to sell my Denon D2000s that I just put on the classifieds...I don't think those kind of cups are worth it for something as beautiful as the TH900, but they sure would make my D2000s unique, and I'd never want to get rid of them after that kind of treatment. Damn, I am really torn now on what to do...why did I have to see that link. 

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I agree with most here about the martin cups. This makes me not want to sell my Denon D2000s that I just put on the classifieds...I don't think those kind of cups are worth it for something as beautiful as the TH900, but they sure would make my D2000s unique, and I'd never want to get rid of them after that kind of treatment. Damn, I am really torn now on what to do...why did I have to see that link. 

Martin cups on a D2000 are sweet.....

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Martin cups on a D2000 are sweet.....

 

 

 

 Agreed, on a D2000 you have nothing to lose but something to gain as far as some nice looking cups and further sound tweaks.

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