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post #1276 of 10391
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Silent notes made audible...and visible.

 

A weekend update from inside the listening room. Friday brought quite the surprise. After a long, wonderful overnight listening session, I finally retired at 0930 hours. Some 90 minutes later, USPS rung the bell with package in hand. I recognized the vehicle by sound, stopping in front of the house - the only reason I rolled outta the rack to get the door!

 

Although, I hadn't any known packages coming their way, I exchanged pleasantries with US Postal all the same. Some say, I am silent, yet friendly. I signed for it and brought it inside. In the upper left-hand corner of the package was a name and GPS coordinates from way up North. rolleyes.gif Great! Mrs.Claus sent me some holiday snacks. But sleep was calling and quick! So, I jumped back in the bed leaving the package unopened.

 

Two hours on, I was back on my feet...starving! I could have eaten a wolf with yams baked around him. I still had to cook brunch, so I tore into the box looking for pie, cake or cookies. Instead, what I found was canned goods. Not canned food but real canstongue_smile.gifas in headphones! I received Senn HD650's for Xmas. It's only 9 December and I'm already looking to get them re-cabled.

 

The items I did order, however, showed up Saturday - Music Hall cork mat; Mobile Fidelity Original Master Sleeves; Resealable Record Album Sleeves. It was very relaxing last night to sit down, clean records, and place them inside their new beginnings...while indulging warm bowls of delicate white tea.wink.gif


Edited by Silent One - 12/9/12 at 2:41pm
post #1277 of 10391

Very nice SO!

 

Have you tried the HD650 yet?

post #1278 of 10391
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Yes, I got all of 4 hours on them. biggrin.gif The other 5 hours went to the D7000. I think they sound nice. Beginning of the year, I had re-cabled HD600's on loan for nearly two months. Thought they were okay but not exactly for me. 

 

I find the HD650 to sound better than its sibling. Very satisfying for me. My desire was to own both an opened and closed can. Technically, the Denon isn't closed but close enough. Now, I feel like I'm going places...

 

Update:

 

I did find the HD600 though to be better sounding than both the DT-990 (600 ohm) and K701 (50 ohm?). But, I also made some changes mid-year, so preferences could change quickly! 


Edited by Silent One - 12/9/12 at 4:46am
post #1279 of 10391

The 650's are my can of choice....Toxic cables rock with them.  Congrats on the new acquisitions!

post #1280 of 10391

A new "super" driver has come up.

I don't think it can be used without any mods but checking with Glenn just in case.

post #1281 of 10391

Do tell?

 

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post #1282 of 10391
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

The 650's are my can of choice....Toxic cables rock with them.  Congrats on the new acquisitions!
Oh..here u are hiding! wink.gif
Hey kittycat..wake up! check some other thread..maybe u will find something really interesting....and not being catnips this time! Does silver widow sound familiar? biggrin.gif
Congrats kittycat!
post #1283 of 10391
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

A new "super" driver has come up.

I don't think it can be used without any mods but checking with Glenn just in case.

 

Don't keep us waiting :)

post #1284 of 10391

Please give me a chance to find out if it can be used first.

I have a feeling a mod maybe necessary in which case it's a no go.

post #1285 of 10391
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

Do tell?

 

popcorn.gif

 

Depending on how long he keeps us in suspense, we may need more than popcorn to munch on...

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post #1286 of 10391
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

The 650's are my can of choice....Toxic cables rock with them.  Congrats on the new acquisitions!

 

I really would like to get them "Dolled-up!" And I know just where to take them - Aphrodite Cu29. And let him hard-wire me a Zeus OCC copper 4x22awg installation. Well, once I save up enough Cab fare..."Yo, Taxi!" 

 

For a few months, however, I may have to settle for stock or a cheaper alternative. Cardas? Toxic?? We'll see.

post #1287 of 10391

Aphrodite is a lot closer for me to get than Toxic. (about 3 hours away..)....Toxic's are terrific and a great value....

post #1288 of 10391

If I'm planning to recable, I will wait until I can swing the Zeus goodies. I bought a stop-gap measure for my HE-6 and now I can't sell it, short of losing over half of the purchase price. I might end up waiting until one of my other cans needs a recable and using that one instead. Lesson learned...

 

 

In other news, I'm building a bedside stand to house my Glenn OTL! I'll post pictures when it's done. The project was to be done, but then my kitchen cabinets came in three weeks early. So much to do!

post #1289 of 10391
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An important update:

 

This morning, someone shared their experience with Beyer DT-990 (600 ohm) cans. Selling an original pair, then later repurchasing a new pair. And found the latest to be improved. I know this experience well. So, for Beyer lovers out there, I wasn't belittling your beloved cans. biggrin.gif And I am open to bringing in another pair. I find the thought of 600 ohms on the OTL to be appealing. 

post #1290 of 10391
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

Aphrodite is a lot closer for me to get than Toxic. (about 3 hours away..)....Toxic's are terrific and a great value....

 

Thanks, I may have a look at the 'Toxic' option. Anything that will avoid leaving my wallet in a toxic state...

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