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Yep, sold it because I wanted a pristine one. Haven't found it yet and prices keep going up while the drivers keep getting older. Probably will never get one again, especially as I will cut my collection down to three phones since I'm getting more and more into vintage and speakers.

Upgrade from the L3000? Well, for the music it sounds best with, Rock (of the harder variety) ... nothing. Nothing beats it.

But for allrounders I absolutely love my LA-900s, Pioneer M1s and Sennheiser HD650s. Those are the ones I'm going to keep.

 

Speakers?

Marantz PM-11S3 with B&W PM1 and PV1D but the goal is to replace those with 804 D3.

Sansui 9090 with Pioneer A4SPT-VP. Won't keep those in the long run though and probably use the Sansui for phones only.

Pioneer SX-1250 with Infinity Kappa 7A. The goal here is to replace the Kappas with Yamaha NS-2000.

 

Well, there is always that L3000G which u mentioned earlier? Pristine, no? Hahaha.

I should probably cut down my collection too, its really gotten out of hand over the years. I keep hoarding them but I only ever use the W11JPNs most of the time.

 

Speaker wise, I'm currently rocking a pair of Wharfedale Diamond 10.7 and Dali Ikon 6 driven by the Luxman L507u and fed by the Primare Dac 30. This setup rarely gets much use though. I'm more of a circumstantial headphone guy because if I use the speakers, I'd want to turn up the volume....

Yeah, B&W is another brand that I lust after (besides TAD and PMC). B&W speakers are gorgeous af and they sound great too.

 

 

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Anyone have some tips for cleaning the fabric covered cables of these headphones?  I had a little bit of a stain from a beverage spill on it and I'm not sure what is a safe way to clean it off without ruining the color beyond what it is like now.  

 

Just try to google for some silk cleaning tips or home remedies to clean silk. The key here is that its silk, so you gotta be specific with the search, use something too abrasive and you gon damage the silk....

Should be plenty of tips out there though. What did you spill on it?

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Well, there is always that L3000G which u mentioned earlier? Pristine, no? Hahaha.

I should probably cut down my collection too, its really gotten out of hand over the years. I keep hoarding them but I only ever use the W11JPNs most of the time.

 

Speaker wise, I'm currently rocking a pair of Wharfedale Diamond 10.7 and Dali Ikon 6 driven by the Luxman L507u and fed by the Primare Dac 30. This setup rarely gets much use though. I'm more of a circumstantial headphone guy because if I use the speakers, I'd want to turn up the volume....

Yeah, B&W is another brand that I lust after (besides TAD and PMC). B&W speakers are gorgeous af and they sound great too.

 

 

You got to be kidding. Wharfedale? About 20 years ago I made a bet with my wife for a pair of speakers. She thought my bet wasn't serious.

Although I had some pretty nice Grundig Fine Arts back then (more or less pyramid shape) the day after I came home with a pair of simple, black and rectangular rather smallish but as large as they get for bookshelves Wharfedales. Just for hardrock as these babies knew how to rock!

Dali? I love the older Dalis. The dealer I was buying from in the nineties had a few brands for speakers: Dali, Infinity, Fine Arts, Wharfedale and Mission.

I remember a pair of large bookshelve Dalis that looked like they were made of roughly cut oak. Awesome look and great sound as well though the Infinitys were my favotites at that time. I bought the Fine Arts though as they were more affordable at that time for me but nothing beats a large woofer. Power hungry though!

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Just pulled these out of the closet for the first time in 6 months for a session tonight.  They sound so beautiful!  Listening to a couple of Emm Gryner albums.  She's a very emotive singer and the W3000ANV just brought it out in spades.  I really love this headphone.  And it's more technically competent than I remember it being previously.

 

Way way past my bedtime but I can't stop listening.

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yeah, i listened to mine last week for the first time in a while and it was lovely. i've been threatening to sell them for ages but it's nice having them around. i've always appreciated the delicate treble presentation in particular. it's detailed but never fatiguing.
Edited by up late - 6/1/16 at 5:57pm
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yeah, i listened to mine last week for the first time in a while and it was lovely. i've been threatening to sell them for ages but it's nice having them around. i've always appreciated the delicate treble presentation in particular. it's detailed but never fatiguing.

 

i have a good home for them...   just sayin'

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i'll keep that in mind wink.gif
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