Originally Posted by drez
I live in North Turramurra, about 20 mins or so from the venue I think.
Yeah I'm pretty sure I'm putting Kingwa's kids through college. HE-6 is pretty nice except for the treble tilt (which I have fixed with a mod I think) and amplifier requirements. I wouldn't mind trying some electrostatics, HD800 also. Maybe when I sell the Ref 7.1:beyersmile: Looking forward to the meet.
well, the amp could probably drive AKG-1000 and some speakers
Electrostatics are nice. I still somewhat miss my SR-507 + Trasistoramp, though the sound was a bit dry for me in the mids (probably an insane comment about stax HP). The SR-009 was a bit bright, but older 007 series/omegas sounded pretty nice.
Originally Posted by nk77
I wish I could make it for this! Why oh why do I live so far away in Nth QLD!
only $200-300 away
, where's your commitment (hmmm, ok that's a nexus 7 right there
)? Townsville - up, down, left, right
Noticed you mentioned Tralucent. If I had the new version of their IEMs in my hands right now I would be mailing it to you for this meet. Love to hear what others think about these IEMs and the T1 amp to go along with.
not sure why Tralucent pulled out. They didn't give a reason. Maybe busy with CES, maybe on holidays. Maybe because I openly criticized their marketing/pricing [to the point of being banned from that thread
(for DBT discussions outside of sound sci forums, not flaming
)] and invited their now direct competitor Rhapsodio who they were formerly affiliated with to the meet via proxy
I would've loved to compare Tralucent's 1+2v2 to Rhapsodio's RDB Plus 2BA+DD hybrid (will bring the RDP+ demo unit to the meet/review/let other people review it as well)
I think 1+2v2 is extremely overpriced ($1400, really?) and Tralucent want to recoup all of the R&D/establishment costs now[alternative theory from someone else here
]/are skimming on the hype and audiophiles and compulsorily bundling cables/claiming sound differences for silver internal wiring or silver cables. I personally don't like any of that a single bit. Didn't even like the pricing for 1+2v1.
Rhapsodio's RDP Plus is a DD + TWFK (2BA + DD) hybrid, and a second iteration product as well, and is priced at less than half of what Tralucent are asking for their hybrid.
Not to mention Swinwoo's T-PEOS H-200 (also their second try at hybrids), VSONIC 7007 and other TWFK + DD based IEMs soon to come out priced at around $300, or things like AS-2 (huge dd + unknown BAs, and some interesting features) and Merlin (2twfk + dd)
Re: 1+2v2 - That said - if you're into that sort of marketing and loved the sound, have a spare 1.5k, by all means.Edited by svyr - 1/4/13 at 11:36pm