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post #136 of 197

I completely agree with Tzvi's remarks regarding the 007 especially when paired with the BHSE. 

 

Merry Christmas to all !

post #137 of 197

I might suggest you look at an Audio Note DAC (tubed). I have found they are superb, and really bring the vinyl organic sound back into digital sources.

PLUS you can tube roll to tailor your sound.

 

The other thing, are you sure the 007 amp is ok at full volume? It is a tubed output, so not like leaving a class A solid state at full. It might be

the tubes are at full pelt i.e. strained to the level of output. It might explain the sonic shift? Try and borrow a SRM-727 or SRM-717 and try that.

I run a SRM-717 and an Audio Note Dac, and it is fatigue free. Though I do have the SR-007 headphones which are a bit darker than the 009s.

 

Good luck, I am sure if you get the front end balanced, the 009s will deliver. Hey, want to swop your 009s for my 1 year old 007s?

post #138 of 197

Might I suggest trying a Metrum Octave or Hex DAC.  Generally I find filterless DAC's like the Audio Note and Metrum better.  I had an Audio Note 2.1 for a while and compared it to the Metrum.  Personally I much preferred the Metrum Octave at less than a third of the cost of the Audio Note.

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Originally Posted by astrostar59 View Post

I might suggest you look at an Audio Note DAC (tubed). I have found they are superb, and really bring the vinyl organic sound back into digital sources.

PLUS you can tube roll to tailor your sound.

 

 

post #139 of 197

There were some interesting comments about the sound with the 009s and the 007tA amp. It may well be the amp that is the issue.

post #140 of 197
Food for thought , a little off topic but it sum up what you are all talking about.

As the equipment we buy becomes more detailed , it reveals tones we do not like . It's not with all recordeings . Given as an example . I owned a while back Infiniti rs 5 series they wee huge in price weight and money. This is what summed it up for me . There was music that was incredible to listen to . At low valumes . But at a louder level almost shrilled. And other music that did not good till the valume was loud.
The point is as we improve on detail the recordings become the focal point and yur TAISTE and hearing become what good bad or great. So an eq is good , but for those here that would never consider changeling the SOUND as it was meant to be , will never find any one headphone ,amp, dac , IEM or speaker system to be happy with ALL music .

Just my view....
post #141 of 197
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Agreed on the HE-6 and HD800. I thought the 009 seemed a bit high tilted until I started to realize how recording/master dependent this 'brightness' was. 

Flawed or not they still out do anything else I've heard (including the O2, although I'd like to evaluate further on that one) by quite a wide margin. Never thought I'd say that coming from the HD800.

I spent very little time with the HE-6, but listened to the HD800 on various setups for a good 2 months now.
The HD800 definitely has some brightness issue, those are not present at all in my SR-009's IMO.

I also thought I'd stop at the HD800... that was til I heard the SR-009... oooh my wallet hurts :-(
post #142 of 197

Natural progression I suppose. The closest I've heard to the 009 was the HD800 powered by a Liquid Glass running Coin Base  RCA 6SN7s. While still not quite there the price for both is still less than the 009 much less a properly amped 009.

 

I would also warn you to not listen to a nice speaker rig or your wallet will cry again. It's what's happened to me. I sold my 009 and reinvested in speakers. I've upgraded my source since then as well.

 

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I spent very little time with the HE-6, but listened to the HD800 on various setups for a good 2 months now.
The HD800 definitely has some brightness issue, those are not present at all in my SR-009's IMO.

I also thought I'd stop at the HD800... that was til I heard the SR-009... oooh my wallet hurts :-(
post #143 of 197
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Natural progression I suppose. The closest I've heard to the 009 was the HD800 powered by a Liquid Glass running Coin Base  RCA 6SN7s. While still not quite there the price for both is still less than the 009 much less a properly amped 009.

I would also warn you to not listen to a nice speaker rig or your wallet will cry again. It's what's happened to me. I sold my 009 and reinvested in speakers. I've upgraded my source since then as well.

Too late... Same place I got the 009 sells a lot of really highend speakers too :-)
Thank god I have no place to put fullsize speakers and such yet...
post #144 of 197

speakers is boring... 

post #145 of 197
...except earspeakers? ;-)
post #146 of 197

De är mer intimt med hörlurar. Somnar om jag ska lyssna på högtalare... dock passar högtalare med musik som det är drag i & hemmabio... 

 

 

måste byta ut silverpläterade koppar kabeln på 009an, gillar inte ljudet nu i dem... 

post #147 of 197
Oh I dunno, I found the ones I listened to at the shop very good.
Granted the guys at the shop overdid it with bass for my taste, its hard to argue against the speakers of a fullsize rig adding a new dimension to things when you actually feel the vibrations, and the soundstage moves when you turn your head etc...

I don't have "golden ears" or anything, I couldn't tell the difference in cables used with the HD800, doubt I can with the 009 :-)
post #148 of 197

skrive på norsk, ikke forstår hva du skriver

post #149 of 197

det er det du tror

post #150 of 197
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Natural progression I suppose. The closest I've heard to the 009 was the HD800 powered by a Liquid Glass running Coin Base  RCA 6SN7s. While still not quite there the price for both is still less than the 009 much less a properly amped 009.

 

I would also warn you to not listen to a nice speaker rig or your wallet will cry again. It's what's happened to me. I sold my 009 and reinvested in speakers. I've upgraded my source since then as well.

 

Nice speakers and wise choice to upgrade the vinyl rig.  A good analog setup trumps digital at any price IME.  I much prefer my speaker rig to the 009.  Not even close.

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