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Here we say "giving pearls to the pigs".

 

Exactly! Except I got my French / Japanese / English confused. In Japanese it's "buta ni shinju" (litterally pearls to the pigs), in French it's "donner de la confiture aux cochons" (litterally giving jelly to the pigs). I guess in English, it would turn to "casting pearls before swine"... I hope you get the gist now ;)

post #92 of 209

See? This is what happens when you learn more than 1 language. It's just plain confusing. :D

 

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Exactly! Except I got my French / Japanese / English confused. In Japanese it's "buta ni shinju" (litterally pearls to the pigs), in French it's "donner de la confiture aux cochons" (litterally giving jelly to the pigs). I guess in English, it would turn to "casting pearls before swine"... I hope you get the gist now ;)

post #93 of 209
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Originally Posted by ericohgb View Post

Here we say "giving pearls to the pigs".

 

Exactly! Except I got my French / Japanese / English confused. In Japanese it's "buta ni shinju" (litterally pearls to the pigs), in French it's "donner de la confiture aux cochons" (litterally giving jelly to the pigs). I guess in English, it would turn to "casting pearls before swine"... I hope you get the gist now ;)

 

Now that one Google has, "do not put pearls before swine" (Matthew 7:6)

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearls_Before_Swine

post #94 of 209

Congrats Alex for another kick-ass amp. Not that I needed the review to validate my thoughts that the LL/009 was the best headphone sound that I ever heard:

 

http://www.avguide.com/review/cavali-audio-liquid-lightning-electrostatic-headphone-amplifier-playback-60?utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=website

 

"The Cavalli Liquid Lightning electrostatic headphone amplifier is arguable the most honest and revealing amplifier that money can buy for purposes of powering electrostatic headphones in general and in particular for driving the state-of-art Stax SR-009 headphones."

post #95 of 209

I was going to post it but I didn't know if Alex wanted to do the honors or not. :D But since you ruined it I guess we can talk about it.

 

Oh, and my HD800 just sold...One step closer...

 

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Originally Posted by mwilson View Post

Congrats Alex for another kick-ass amp. Not that I needed the review to validate my thoughts that the LL/009 was the best headphone sound that I ever heard:

 

http://www.avguide.com/review/cavali-audio-liquid-lightning-electrostatic-headphone-amplifier-playback-60?utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=website

 

"The Cavalli Liquid Lightning electrostatic headphone amplifier is arguable the most honest and revealing amplifier that money can buy for purposes of powering electrostatic headphones in general and in particular for driving the state-of-art Stax SR-009 headphones."

post #96 of 209

Ruined it? Shouldn't he be happy that people take interest in his amps? bigsmile_face.gif

 

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I was going to post it but I didn't know if Alex wanted to do the honors or not. :D But since you ruined it I guess we can talk about it.

 

Oh, and my HD800 just sold...One step closer...

 

post #97 of 209

Of course!

 

I'm on the phone with Alex now, actually. ;)

 

I'd say the review is a win, wouldn't you? I told him yes.

 

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Ruined it? Shouldn't he be happy that people take interest in his amps? bigsmile_face.gif

 

post #98 of 209

The review is a win, alright, for those who haven't heard the LL thus far. Those of us who have, already knew.

 

Edit: the review is a win for Alex and his amp, but a fail for whoever [didn't] spell check the article.

 

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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Of course!

 

I'm on the phone with Alex now, actually. ;)

 

I'd say the review is a win, wouldn't you? I told him yes.

 


Edited by mwilson - 8/10/12 at 1:18pm
post #99 of 209
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Hello gents. Thanks for the posts. I don't mind being scooped as you guys saw the posting before I did.

 

At this point I'm just grateful that the amp was well reviewed by an individual who has many years of listening experience through many amplifier/speaker/headphone/source combinations and who probably has a very large repertoire of music to go with it.

post #100 of 209
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Originally Posted by runeight View Post

Hello gents. Thanks for the posts. I don't mind being scooped as you guys saw the posting before I did.

At this point I'm just grateful that the amp was well reviewed by an individual who has many years of listening experience through many amplifier/speaker/headphone/source combinations and who probably has a very large repertoire of music to go with it.

Congratulations, Alex!

It's well deserved.

Regards,
Erico
post #101 of 209

Always good to see some positive reviews. Congrats!

post #102 of 209

Congratulations Dr. Cavalli !

post #103 of 209
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I am wondering about exactly the same thing. From reading this thread I get the impression that the LL gets a lot of love from people who listens to bass heavy music. Considering both the LL and the BHSE as an upgrade from the 727-II, I would love to know more about this too..

 

 

there's not enough written about the 727 vs the LL and the other third party offerings. everyone seems to agree that the 727 is a worthy amp, and generally don't have bad things to say about it, but it never seems to be directly compared to the 3rd party amps. it's as if its shelved because it costs 1/3 to 1/2 the price of the other offerings. if i've missed out on the comparisons somewhere pardon me, but I just haven't seen any.

post #104 of 209

Alex,

 

Congratulations on the LL review!  Having owned one of the first LF's I was just pretty much waiting for this review knowing it was coming!  You know I think a blue dial would look nice in the room...........

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Please notice that my sonic preferences may be different from yours.

 

Well, to begin with, the LL outputs more power at low volumes. The mids and trebles are very clean, even cleaner and brighter than the BHSE, but not as harsh as presented in STAX’s 727A (which I do also own and can't listen for more than half an hour straight)

 

The bass simply shines. The bass extension (which is, for me, the biggest downside of the WES) is very deep. Some people may find that, as a solid state amp, it has to necessarily sound bright. I don’t think it’s that bright. It just comes more alive in comparison to the other two amps. 

 

Some mention of the 727A in comparison to the LL and BHSE by EricoHGB


Edited by rubenpp - 8/12/12 at 11:40am
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