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post #1996 of 3581

did a quick read up on Rhodium, and seems like its actually a very rare metal that's not easy to manage. this here wikipedia entry explains a lot: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodium

 

this para comes in somewhere in the middle of the entry: 

"Rhodium has also been used for honors or to symbolize wealth, when more commonly used metals such as silver, gold, or platinum are deemed insufficient. In 1979, the Guinness Book of World Records gave Paul McCartney a rhodium-plated disc for being history's all-time best-selling songwriter and recording artist."

 

probably explains the price of the upgrade then. man, i sure do feel blessed right now.


Edited by kangcore - 11/21/12 at 8:51pm
post #1997 of 3581
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I think the rhodium plates look fantastic. Reminds me of the American muscle car days! I know the chrome was awesome in person on the proto. Congrats on the upgrade!

+1
post #1998 of 3581

It'd be cool if Dale would allow people to order the AS-2 now and pay for this one day sale price. That way I could get them sooner :)

 

Also, for those that have heard the AS-2, I know none of you have heard the 8.A as well, but would you say they might be similar in sound signature? And if so, does one outclass the other? I'm having such a hard time making a decision here.


Edited by anoxy - 11/23/12 at 1:43pm
post #1999 of 3581

Well from Kangore's description of them the AS-2's might have the edge as in the high's are more revealing.

post #2000 of 3581

I haven't heard the 8.A's but it was between the AS-1's and those when I originally made my order.....I'm quite happy. They both are referenced by their respective companies as being a reference type of monitor. So I would expect them both to be tuned relatively flat. The thing is the implementation and the exact tuning would play a key role. I am a big fan of dynamic drivers. That's why the AS-2 is for me...BA's are just not the same in my opinion

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It'd be cool if Dale would allow people to order the AS-2 now and pay for this one day sale price. That way I could get them sooner :)

 

Also, for those that have heard the AS-2, I know none of you have heard the 8.A as well, but would you say they might be similar in sound signature? And if so, does one outclass the other? I'm having such a hard time making a decision here.

post #2001 of 3581

what's the one day sale price? I couldn't find it- thx

post #2002 of 3581

They haven't announced it yet.

post #2003 of 3581
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They haven't announced it yet.

Ah! no wonder I hadn't seen it.

 

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 I am a big fan of dynamic drivers. That's why the AS-2 is for me...BA's are just not the same in my opinion

I agree with you here- to me, BAs just don't do bass as well- even the big CI drivers.  I think it has to do with the mechanism itself- that a dynamic driver actually pushes air as a matter of function. I really expect the aurisonics' 15mm driver to have some serious tactile bass.

post #2004 of 3581

The TF10 is considered a 'bass head' IEM and it uses balanced armature...

post #2005 of 3581
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The TF10 is considered a 'bass head' IEM and it uses balanced armature...

 

I don't think it is. I've yet to hear a BA that can produce truly visceral bass. The only one that has accomplished that is the FI-BA-SS, but that's basically a proprietary vented BA design.

post #2006 of 3581
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I don't think it is. I've yet to hear a BA that can produce truly visceral bass. The only one that has accomplished that is the FI-BA-SS, but that's basically a proprietary vented BA design.

 

Can you define visceral as well as how it relates to bass?  All I'm getting is stomach (from the base word viscera) or dealing with inner emotion.  A vented BA is still a BA :p 

post #2007 of 3581
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I don't think it is. I've yet to hear a BA that can produce truly visceral bass. The only one that has accomplished that is the FI-BA-SS, but that's basically a proprietary vented BA design.

I was referencing "The Bassheads Club" thread. Have a look for yourself.

post #2008 of 3581
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I was referencing "The Bassheads Club" thread. Have a look for yourself.

 

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Can you define visceral as well as how it relates to bass?  All I'm getting is stomach (from the base word viscera) or dealing with inner emotion.  A vented BA is still a BA :p 

 

 

I'm referring to the kind of bass that grunts and growls, not just pounds. For instance, a dubstep drop on a good phone can make you feel the bass rumble down your chest, and sometimes in your stomach. It's almost animalistic. Of course, the bass has to disappear when it's not needed.

 

The ASG-1.2 is a great example of this.

post #2009 of 3581
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post #2010 of 3581

Dale seems like a pretentious arse

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