Have decided that I will most likelu be modding my second pair of 90s next week and will compare them to the unmodded 90 and the CAL 2.
Been listenning to Yes and I have to say I'm liking them. I really enjoyed Spirit of Survival off of the Magnification album.
Originally Posted by Lorspeaker
exactly....i mentioned it once too..in more general sweep...sound swaying left to right to left..
u heard it in a more delicate manner...cymbal decay..EPICEPICEPIC !!
add Fajro's ...cascading from heaven.. thats an OMG !
Haha! It was one of those type the first thing that pops into your head posts. Anyway, just saw this post and your other one about the decay. But, it's good that other people are hearing what I'm hearing. For a second there, after I made my post, I was wondering if I was just hearing things.
Originally Posted by PredatorZ
I refined my audio vocabulary reading Stereophile for years, those guy can be a bit snobby, but they really work hard at trying to describe what they hear, plus some of those guys are audio engineers, so they have the book knowledge too.
Will give em a look.
Originally Posted by Cagin
Thank you very much for Ocoai, didn't know 'em
Originally Posted by PredatorZ
...love hearing the mix of bass notes from different instruments inter-playing, without coloring each other, the transients and the way they can hang on to a shimmer of a cymbal allowing me to forget this is a recording and just enjoy. We have discussed it hear before, one place the ML's really shine is in decay, how a sound subtly fades away, normally the last standing wave of that sound will be absorbed by a wall or structure at on end of the recording venue, and this phenomenon I can clearly hear in cymbals on well recoded music you can hear them fade off to one channel.
There are some who feel the ML's do particular genres better than others, for me, I listen to almost every kind of music, and they all sound great... to me ! I can't imagine how a very faithful reproduction of what was recorded can be a downside for a transducer, the ML's have yet to show weakness or strain no matter what I throw at them, and no matter how loud, and my Ray Samuel s Predator has plenty of head room and never strains to drive all my headphones. The predator is almost euphoric in its tube like sound, but not loose and out of control like some tubes can be , just the nice warm feel of music, not transistors, which is why I think Ray is a genius at circuit design.. ( bowing on my knees to Mr.Samuels). Music should sound warm any ways, at least if you understand chemistry and physics, motion creates heat, so a transducer in a room will effect the air with micro changes in temperature as all the molecules collide and share energy and then melt into the wall as the dying echo of a hi hat... hehe , But of course to really change the temp in a room, tube amps help a lot.
Yeah, I'm really enjoying how drums sound as well. For example the visceral sense I get when the snare is hit and it's like you can really visualize the sound wave spread from each impact. I'm also one of those people that thinks, although the 90s handle most everything excellently, they seem to really shine in certain genres over other--progressive rock, jazz, piano, acoustics and soul/funk/rhythm really seem to stand out for me. But, that's probably more so related to persona preference. Anyway, I really can't wait to get my amp.
Originally Posted by pataburd
Amp them and discover a level of performance heretofore unheard. IMHO you haven't gotten past the tip of the iceberg with the Mikros 90 until you feed them from a good source and a good amp, and every tweak you can manage to get inbetween.
I have a Burson HA-160 [and a UPOCC silver cable] coming in next week, and am still on the lookout for a Lehmann Black Cube Linear.
Don't misunderstand me: the Mikros 90 sound superlative running from just about anything. [I just had a fine listen from my home theater Sony BDP-S580 and the headphone out from the Denon AVR-1905.] But when I hook these up to my best source and amp, they take me into a whole 'nother dimension of detail, resolution, extension, tonality and spatial realism whose overall sum is an exponentiated musicality. Add a compatible after market cable and you land squarely on the REFERENCE Class side of highend, IMHO.
You will, I believe, discover over time--and after a lengthy break-in--that the Mikros 90 will respond noticably to every little change upstream; they're amazing in that respect.
Haha! A lot of us are going to be busy with these testing testing stuff out with these thanks to their malleability, especially for the hoarders. Next week is going to be a good week for me regarding head-fi related stuff.