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I'm curious would you know if I can rockbox my 160 gig 7th gen ipod classic ?? Please help!! Lol

 

Everything that you need to know is in the first post of this thread:  

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/532426/ipod-classic-rockbox-its-happening

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For those that enjoy classical music and own the Heaven series (I have the IV and V Aging), I highly recommend the Fostex HP-P1 DAC/Amp using the 2 filter assuming you have an Apple player, and CD quality music. I prefer it to the Pico Power amplifier for classical as I find its amplifier section to be more neutral. For other music genres, I prefer adding the Pico Power, and using the Fostex DAC, bypassing its hp amplifier section.
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Which is more forgiving on bad rec/mastering? The Kaedes (my reference) or the Piano Fortes (IX, X)?


This particular review caught my eye:
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.How do I put this into words? These present vocals in the most euphoric way possible. They are so rich, meaningful and they can really reach out and touch you. Yes they are very forward but they are not shouty, thin, and wrong sounding. They have great body and great tone, so natural with a special little bit of their own unique taste to them. The entire mid-range also has some of the best resolution and detail retrieval I have ever heard, maybe the best from something that goes in your ear. There is a lot of special going on in the midrange and mostly from the vocals. The timbre is far from bad but it does sometimes lack aggression and impact and some instruments have clearly more presence. The way I would describe the timbre is very airy, smooth and light. However if you’re someone who values midrange a lot, listens to a lot of mid centric music and want the vocals to truly display emotion then these will be all you will ever need in your life.

If they can bring out the vocals and fade out everything else, I might be seriously considering these.
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Which is more forgiving on bad rec/mastering? The Kaedes (my reference) or the Piano Fortes (IX, X)?

 

The PFs.

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Eve,

If possible try PF X-G because it is the best In PF series.

It's no joke the mid is to die for, the bass is better than PF IX and the sound stage is slightly wider.

IMHO. YMMV.
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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post

Which is more forgiving on bad rec/mastering? The Kaedes (my reference) or the Piano Fortes (IX, X)?


This particular review caught my eye:
If they can bring out the vocals and fade out everything else, I might be seriously considering these.
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Kaede can be unforgiving for those tracksbut it is my to go reference to combine with TP.

The organic TP + Analytical Kaede = combo to beat for.

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The PFs.
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Originally Posted by lescanadiens View Post

Kaede can be unforgiving for those tracksbut it is my to go reference to combine with TP.

The organic TP + Analytical Kaede = combo to beat for.

 

TP?

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TP?

 

Think he means the Tera Player

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Tera Player methinks. As I said before, I would highly recommend finding a way to demo a PF before taking the plunge. I don't imagine they're easy to resell due to their rather esoteric nature, and that goes for fit/appreciation as well. When the PF is on though, it often feels like nothing can touch them, but when they're off, it's pretty bewildering. They have a fairly limited range of applicability in that sense, so something like a 334/Parterre would probably make more sense as a main phone, with the PF servin as a companion for side excursions
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Eve,

If possible try PF X-G because it is the best In PF series.

It's no joke the mid is to die for, the bass is better than PF IX and the sound stage is slightly wider.

IMHO. YMMV.

Oh, and the G and the CC versions should sound the same right? Or similar enough?
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Originally Posted by lescanadiens View Post

Kaede can be unforgiving for those tracksbut it is my to go reference to combine with TP.

The organic TP + Analytical Kaede = combo to beat for.

 

 

Off topic: That is a great combo, but throw in a quality amp and your Kaedes will be taken to the next level.

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Agree woodcans.
I use pico power and vorzuge for better results.
But for ultra portability, i go straight up Tera and Kaede. If possible I also bring PF X-G.

These two esoteric IEMs are made for Tera.
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Off topic: That is a great combo, but throw in a quality amp and your Kaedes will be taken to the next level.
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Shattered.

 

 


Edited by woodcans - 9/8/13 at 3:56am
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My viii does spectacularly well with band music.
Brass instruments are the most realistic I've heard on any iem.

 

Saturday late night escape:

 

 

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On Saturday nights,

 

If you don't have a good s3x,

Put on your FAD,

and enjoy a good sax.

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