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hahaha

 

I like the style of play lionel ...

Best football player in the world of course wink.gif


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I put the pads ... see in pic jecklinsmile.gif
 

 

 

 

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Hi, need advice if it's advisable to drive the S500 straight out of the ELE 3.5mm output jack. Thanks in advance.

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I put the pads ... see in pic jecklinsmile.gif
 

 

 

 

 

Nice sewing skills. beerchug.gif

 

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Hi, need advice if it's advisable to drive the S500 straight out of the ELE 3.5mm output jack. Thanks in advance.

 

My S500s are driven straight out of the ele dac 3.5mm jack perfectly, no amp is needed really. But if you have one it doesn't hurt a thang.

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Nice sewing skills. beerchug.gif

 

My S500s are driven straight out of the ele dac 3.5mm jack perfectly, no amp is needed really. But if you have one it doesn't hurt a thang.

 

Ok noob question here, what's an ELE?

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Originally Posted by clarkkent View Post

Ok noob question here, what's an ELE?

ELE Dac.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/110951398896?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
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Any recommended hardcase for s500?

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Originally Posted by jhii07 View Post

Any recommended hardcase for s500?

Tupperware works....

 

700

 

700

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Using tupperware is a bit degrading for these awesome headphones lol 

 

I use the Ultrasone pouch that came with my DJ1s. biggrin.gif

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Using tupperware is a bit degrading for these awesome headphones lol 

 

I use the Ultrasone pouch that came with my DJ1s. biggrin.gif

Degrading, perhaps....but I can put it in a stuffed backpack with no worries about breaking the S500's.....that's why I tried it.smile_phones.gif

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Interesting. How commercial strategies that took place decades ago still affect general state of affairs and will obviously continue to do so for forseeable future.

On the other side, I can't blame Japanese (too much). You said yourself there was anti-japanese bias in US in 70s and even 80s. And I guess anglo-american type of reviewing in journals and japanese approach do not mix at all. Japanese could build a piece of audio equipment that stood head and shoulders
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Originally Posted by analogsurviver View Post

Interesting. How commercial strategies that took place decades ago still affect general state of affairs and will obviously continue to do so for forseeable future.

On the other side, I can't blame Japanese (too much). You said yourself there was anti-japanese bias in US in 70s and even 80s. And I guess anglo-american type of reviewing in journals and japanese approach do not mix at all. Japanese could build a piece of audio equipment that stood head and shoulders above anything non-Japan made - and would never even get a review, be it good or bad. West simply chose to ignore truly pinnacle designs originating from Japan - if it was not done, sooner or later the true due would have to be given to the japanese manufacturers. No review - no problem. Simple as that - and it did work. 

My observation is that the whole anglo-american approach to audio is overly obsessed with looking for best buys ( UK) and most bang for the buck (US). In general, and with general public interest, that is OK. What is not OK - designs ( here I mean design like concept/idea/execution, not
"Porsche designed cigarette case box" ) that are going places nothing went before - and consequently unfortunately do cost an arm and a leg and then some - do not get covered at all or only with a brief mention. 

The most sterling example I remember well : Technics SE A1 Power Amplifier. I first  "saw" it in
one of the british audio magazines during my visit to London in 1977. Two sided advert, colours ( rare those days, definitely premium ). Price - 5.999,95 Pound Sterling. It was beyond comprehension/belevability ; for reference, A SME Series 2 Improved pick up arm, one of the very best available at the time and considered expensive, retailed for 40 Pound Sterling, give or take few pounds difference from shop to shop ! It was my introduction to the capitalist pricing ( .99 or, in this case .95  ) too; it did NOT occur to me it is actually 6K at the time, I was muttering to myself: God - five thousand pounds... ! 

The only known test/review of SE A1 is in German HiFiStereophonie from 1977 - that issue is considered collector's item and I had a privilege of losing it on ebay at EUR 89 maximum bid a couple of years ago. One working sample of this uber uber uber amp is known to be in the possesion of ex -soviet now russian army. I never saw one turning up on used market - but did not look too much for it, it was unaffordable then and sure as hell is now. It was technology demonstrator for Technics, in financial terms few amps actually sold could not cover for expense of development and manufacture, that money came from much lower quality mass produced gear.

There is another problem with quality gear from Japan in the US - it simply does not get recognized as premium quality under its own japanese name nomatterwhat. Japanese designs that are too good to be marketed as such get "made" or "distributed" by some premium US vendors - then they
are all of sudden kosher, even if that nationality disguise costs the end user double or more it would cost under real name. 

Eventually, Matsu****a chose to terminate Technics around turn of the millenium - going to the greener pastures of LCD/plasma TVs globally and cell phones in Asia. Given the treatment they were given for all the efforts and innovation they brought to audio, I can't blame them at all.

That is real world.

The most sterling example I remember well : Technics SE A1 Power Amplifier. I first  "saw" it in
one of the british audio magazines during my visit to London in 1977. Two sided advert, colours ( rare those days, definitely premium ). Price - 5.999,95 Pound Sterling. It was beyond comprehension/belevability ; for reference, A SME Series 2 Improved pick up arm, one of the very best available at the time and considered expensive, retailed for 40 Pound Sterling, give or take few pounds difference from shop to shop ! It was my introduction to the capitalist pricing ( .99 or, in this case .95  ) too; it did NOT occur to me it is actually 6K at the time, I was muttering to myself: God - five thousand pounds... ! 

The only known test/review of SE A1 is in German HiFiStereophonie from 1977 - that issue is considered collector's item and I had a privilege of losing it on ebay at EUR 89 maximum bid a couple of years ago. One working sample of this uber uber uber amp is known to be in the possesion of ex -soviet now russian army. I never saw one turning up on used market - but did not look too much for it, it was unaffordable then and sure as hell is now. It was technology demonstrator for Technics, in financial terms few amps actually sold could not cover for expense of development and manufacture, that money came from much lower quality mass produced gear.

There is another problem with quality gear from Japan in the US - it simply does not get recognized as premium quality under its own japanese name nomatterwhat. Japanese designs that are too good to be marketed as such get "made" or "distributed" by some premium US vendors - then they
are all of sudden kosher, even if that nationality disguise costs the end user double or more it would cost under real name. 

Eventually, Matsu****a chose to terminate Technics around turn of the millenium - going to the greener pastures of LCD/plasma TVs globally and cell phones in Asia. Given the treatment they were given for all the efforts and innovation they brought to audio, I can't blame them at all.

That is real world.

Hello people, sorry my first post is resurrecting an old thread but I was doing the usual trawl of the web to find any info about the Technics SE-A1 and came upon this.
I am one of the worlds very few owners of this power amplifier that's taken me nearly fifteen years to find one. There is very little info available about them but basically they employ a class A+ topology which combines class A zero cross over distortion without the inefficiencies of class A (a lot of radiated heat at standby). The Matsu****a Corporation submitted a patent in 1976 in the name of three of its employees who invented this design. To cut along story short I was skeptical of its music quality, its design is of course 35 years old!!! But wow the first time you hear this amp you are in no doubt that its incredibly special, its far better than anything I've ever heard before, truly a master piece of engineering and proves the Japanese were able to make world leading equipment.
As much as people maligned the Japanese hifi it had a lot of brands that produced incredibly good equipment, its probably this competition that pushed everything along in technology, it helps breed invention.
Sadly I feel people today accept poorly reproduced music and there isn't the appreciation as there was for properly produced sound as they listen on those horrendous iPod docking stations and claim it sounds good!!!! Whattttt!?!?
Well reproduced music sounds simply amazing......
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Originally Posted by jhii07 View Post

Any recommended hardcase for s500?

This is what I have been using. Note that it is not a hardcase, but for 3 dollars you can't go wrong.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AG6J26/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00

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Originally Posted by 1ofamillion View Post

This is what I have been using. Note that it is not a hardcase, but for 3 dollars you can't go wrong.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AG6J26/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00

That looks like a good solution.

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Too bad Im not from US.  does any of this will work?

 

One, two, three and four

 

I dont have the my s500 yet thats why I'm not sure if it will fit :)

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Degrading, perhaps....but I can put it in a stuffed backpack with no worries about breaking the S500's.....that's why I tried it.smile_phones.gif

 

It keeps them drivers nice and fresh too biggrin.gif

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