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post #301 of 434
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post

For the HE-560, I would get the Wolfson.

Thing is, I had the WM with the 6s (3.32) and wasn't particularly impressed... Might have been the 6s fault though...
I am just planning ahead in case of Mstage not being up to snuff biggrin.gif
post #302 of 434
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Thing is, I had the WM with the 6s (3.32) and wasn't particularly impressed... Might have been the 6s fault though...
I am just planning ahead in case of Mstage not being up to snuff biggrin.gif

 

Do you plan on keeping the M-Stage?

I would suggest going All-in-one to get a more powerful amp.

 

Going from the M-Stage to the SA-31 was a substantial change with my planars (HE-4 & HE-500 back then). The 560 still has a quite low efficiency @90dB.

post #303 of 434
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post
 

 

Do you plan on keeping the M-Stage?

I would suggest going All-in-one to get a more powerful amp.

 

Going from the M-Stage to the SA-31 was a substantial change with my planars (HE-4 & HE-500 back then). The 560 still has a quite low efficiency @90dB.

That I don't know yet. If I am to upgrade, I'd probably ditch the Mstage and get the Compass 2/ NFB 28...

If I don't stumble across even better, similarly priced combos...

Speaking of which, the Mstage w/ DAC module is very stellar so far... So I'd really have to feel that the 560 is underperforming... I don't wanna throw quids around for subtle improvements :D

post #304 of 434
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

Thing is, I had the WM with the 6s (3.32) and wasn't particularly impressed... Might have been the 6s fault though...
I am just planning ahead in case of Mstage not being up to snuff biggrin.gif

Isnt an agd 3.32 just an dac? Which amp did you pair them with?
post #305 of 434
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Isnt an agd 3.32 just an dac? Which amp did you pair them with?

Emo Mini-X a-100 but you bring a good point...
Could have been synergy or something else, I am certainly not gonna blame the WM DAC.
post #306 of 434
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Emo Mini-X a-100 but you bring a good point...
Could have been synergy or something else, I am certainly not gonna blame the WM DAC.

Blame the mini x :biggrin:, the 6 should at least go with the 28 back then.

 

560 with compass 2 will be ok, and which implementation ?

Your ears will decide !

post #307 of 434
Indeed, my ears will decide if an upgrade is necessary biggrin.gif
post #308 of 434

Still no M-Stage (or SA-31) vs. Compass 2 feedback?  I'm not finding the other impressions terribly useful.


Edited by Mad Max - 5/23/14 at 8:02pm
post #309 of 434
I'm on my mobile so I can't give you a detailed rundown but I owned the matrix and then upgraded to the compass 2 when I had the HE400. I now own the HE500 and the C2, while the matrix is a fine amp, the compass 2 is in a different class, especially when it comes to orthos.
post #310 of 434
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Still no M-Stage (or SA-31) vs. Compass 2 feedback?  I'm not finding the other impressions terribly useful.

I think head-fier Mad Lust Envy has had both.

post #311 of 434

Compass 2 or NFB 28... Ahhh, my brain hurts... Anyone? :D



Ordered the Compass 9018 to replace the Mstage.
Edited by conquerator2 - 5/27/14 at 4:34am
post #312 of 434
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Compass 2 or NFB 28... Ahhh, my brain hurts... Anyone? :D





Ordered the Compass 9018 to replace the Mstage.

 



Nice, try and pick up the alternative DAC modules with your order too, well worth the cash.
post #313 of 434
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post
 

Compass 2 or NFB 28... Ahhh, my brain hurts... Anyone? :D





Ordered the Compass 9018 to replace the Mstage.

 



Nice, try and pick up the alternative DAC modules with your order too, well worth the cash.

Or maybe not... I might spring for the NFB28, I am undecided yet.

post #314 of 434
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

Or maybe not... I might spring for the NFB28, I am undecided yet.
Great choice i say cool.gif
Edited by sayh - 5/28/14 at 12:46am
post #315 of 434
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Great choice i say :cool:

Yeah for 680 I think I gotta :wink_face:

 

[also fixed your post :D]

 

EDIT: But 'tis a different decision :/

 

EDIT2: Bought the Compass 2 w/ ESS9018! HYPE!

 

How'd you describe the ESS Compass 2's signature? It's neutral, right? 


Edited by conquerator2 - 5/29/14 at 1:29pm
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