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post #2296 of 2303
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You don't want to do that: it will change (ruin) the sound of the Stratus. But you can try and find out. 

Thanks for your advice.

 

I'm trying to do the most research I can, so I'm just wondering if many people have paired this with LCD3F's? Doesn't seem to be many impressions with this combo, a lot of HD800 though. On the other hand the WA22 seems to be a good combo with LCD3's, so maybe that's a better match?

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I use the Stratus with the 3f's.  The Stratus needs different tubes for the 3f's versus the HD800 to sound its best (IMHO).  It is a good pairing, but the Stratus shines its brightest with the HD800's.

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Originally Posted by Exidrion View Post
 

Thanks for your advice.

 

I'm trying to do the most research I can, so I'm just wondering if many people have paired this with LCD3F's? Doesn't seem to be many impressions with this combo, a lot of HD800 though. On the other hand the WA22 seems to be a good combo with LCD3's, so maybe that's a better match?

You're talking to the wrong person when it comes to flagship headphones.  My experience has not been all that hot.  I suggest you work your way up the headphone money chain, if and when a Stratus arrives at your place. Buying expensive headphones based on rave reviews,without actually trying them in your system, can lead to a lot of regret.

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Originally Posted by Frihed89 View Post
 

You're talking to the wrong person when it comes to flagship headphones.  My experience has not been all that hot.  I suggest you work your way up the headphone money chain, if and when a Stratus arrives at your place. Buying expensive headphones based on rave reviews,without actually trying them in your system, can lead to a lot of regret.

Haha, very sound advice, but that latter part wasn't specifically posed tu you :P. I already have them and wonder if they pair well with the amp.

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Did you try stock 2A3 with the GEC U52? I think the stock 5U4G is the weak link.

 

No, went straight to replacing them all.  Going to be out of town for a few days but I will try that combo when I get back.

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Slightly off topic. Donald being interviewed on his bluetooth speakers.

https://youtu.be/tk3mA7ynV1I

They must sound great.
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Slightly off topic. Donald being interviewed on his bluetooth speakers.

https://youtu.be/tk3mA7ynV1I

They must sound great.

 

 

 

this turbo X bluetooth speaker is definitely on my radar.. impressions from Last CES  was stellar ! I'm even more interested in the Turbo S now :blink: 


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this turbo X bluetooth speaker is definitely on my radar.. impressions from Last CES  was stellar ! I'm even more interested in the Turbo S now :blink: 


I purchased one for my wife for Christmas. She loves it. I love it and listen to it instead of larger system much of the time. Amazing value and a very natural and musical sound for a speaker so small. Surprisingly satisfying. I know that sounds odd but I expected it to sound like a 'compromise for convenience' and, in reality, I never feel that way when listening.  

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