Ah! Thanks. Excellent info to have.
Might help if I were well-versed in Japanese.
In a similar vein, running two AD797s in parallel lowers THD. A similar thing happens here. It's not half as much distortion, or twice as loud, because none of that addition is perfect, but it helps. You get twice the back volume but the same type of bass signature, with slightly faster transients because each diaphragm travels with less amplitude. If we remember Mr. Gustav Kirchoff, the current traveling across each receiver is halved. Total DC resistance is halved.
This is a comparison between a 2600 (navy blue) and 2800 (aquamarine).
As you can see, the bass sensitivity is increased about +9 dB.
Less obvious is that you can see that the resonance peaks and nulls are sharper and better defined on the 2800, which I attribute to a tighter acoustic response overall.
The Adagio V or Heaven II might be better for you. The Adagio II and III are cheaply made too.
Just stopping by to say...
R.I.P. Kanemori Takai
His unconventional genius will be missed.
Final Audio Design will never be the same, but he has left behind a legacy of amazing products.
Aw man. That legit bums me out, I was so in love with the Hope VI I was stoked to see what he'd come up with later. :(
Speaking of, as a man who loves his Hope VI, is there an IEM that they make that would be basically an in-ear version of that?
R.I.P., Mr. Takai. Met the guy twice over at the two Mook festival last years. I am not the biggest fan of his IEM, but I do enjoy his full size.