Congrats Sean for your new Roxanne
You are the first head fi member has Roxanne
How is the sq. With your set up ?
Not only that, prolong wearing of the Abyss will shorten your neck
Not telling the true could be a good solution but remember you can always say "I´m just a loaner, I´m doing a review and have to give them back" hopefully after a while she will forget about them
I am not ready yet to sell the stack. :)
My main purpose of having so many ipods is to host my fast growing music library. I enjoy dragging and dropping the FLAC's to these ipods and then listen to the music right away (thanks to the Rockbox).
Actually only 2 of the stack are IPC 160gb's, and the rest are ipod video's. The ipod video's have been modded with all kinds of internal caps. I use them exclusively for comparisons to find the winner of the winners. There are RWA iMods and all kinds of diymods out there, but they are not equal. The RWA iMod does not touch the LOD pins and it is all wired on board (not trying to bash RWA iMod but arguably not a clean bypassing to me). Mine were wired from DAC's directly to the LOD pins (pins lifted off boards). These days there are tons of caps available and they do make great difference in sound. The caps are not just there to block DC output from DAC. In fact from my experience the concerns on the DC offsets are often overblown.
If you have not tried a LOD made of pure silver with cotton jacketing, then you should try one. It blew my mind and convinced me that pure silver doesn't necessarily mean sounding bright. With the cotton dielectric, it sounds more airy with smooth and elastic treble. Silver is well known to present extended bass, better 3D imaging and clarity (details and separations).
Sweet Jesus! What a sight... And I bet for her as well with that higher eye view XD I heard that if she takes off those rings her neck will just snap because it's so weak and fragile due to the abnormal length!