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post #496 of 536
Sorrodje: those DNA amps prob sound great with those Senns...nice rig you got there!



Frank: thats quite an undertaking! Are you making the full transition to computer based audio? I love it, personally...totally transformed the way I listen to music.

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Frank: thats quite an undertaking! Are you making the full transition to computer based audio? I love it, personally...totally transformed the way I listen to music.

 

Totally agreed. Can't even remember the last time I listened directly to a CD... Probably been years. Computer audio (although it can, occasionally, be murderously frustrating) is generally a godsend. 

post #498 of 536
I cant think of one person who regretted it, now that I think about it.

Its so amazing having my entire music collection -all 8500 songs- in the palm of my hand. I use either my kindle fire or iphone as my controller and can play any track with the push of a button. I could never go back.
post #499 of 536

I have lots of sacd and hdcd so I will use those disc in the Oppo BDP 105. I also will use the Oppo ESS DAC to compare  the  daccord  in the course of my review . 

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I'm jealous of your dac now...I'd love to go to the homeland! :D

 

I know it's a pain in the butt to send something back, especially overseas, but Jan will take care of you. It's a very rare thing to hear about a Meier product having an issue, so just wear it as a badge of honor lol

 

I would like to visit Germany, like for Desertfest. 

 

Jan fixed it and sent it out within one day! It was expensive to send back to Germany, but that's the risk one takes. I'm hoping it arrives tomorrow. I asked him about recommended crossfeed combos. He wouldn't say, but did mention that the levels are stronger on the Daccord, so there's a total of four different potential settings when you have the combo. Anyone care to share their preferences?

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I would like to visit Germany, like for Desertfest. 

 

Jan fixed it and sent it out within one day! It was expensive to send back to Germany, but that's the risk one takes. I'm hoping it arrives tomorrow. I asked him about recommended crossfeed combos. He wouldn't say, but did mention that the levels are stronger on the Daccord, so there's a total of four different potential settings when you have the combo. Anyone care to share their preferences?

 

 

Jan is the man! Glad it's on the way back home to ya :)

post #502 of 536
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Originally Posted by Fastnbulbous View Post
 

 

I would like to visit Germany, like for Desertfest. 

 

Jan fixed it and sent it out within one day! It was expensive to send back to Germany, but that's the risk one takes. I'm hoping it arrives tomorrow. I asked him about recommended crossfeed combos. He wouldn't say, but did mention that the levels are stronger on the Daccord, so there's a total of four different potential settings when you have the combo. Anyone care to share their preferences?

Since I bought the Meier stack a few weeks ago, all I had was high cross feed on the daccord and left everything default. Tried experimenting with combinations, but always returned to the latter layout.

 

However, today I changed to the following

 

Daccord

High Crossfeed

High tonal balance

 

Classic

Low crossfeed

Low tonal balance

 

Not yet sure if I enjoy the combi, but definitely finding listening to the same music more interesting. :)

Could be my ears adjusting...

post #503 of 536
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Originally Posted by SunTanScanMan View Post
 

Since I bought the Meier stack a few weeks ago, all I had was high cross feed on the daccord and left everything default. Tried experimenting with combinations, but always returned to the latter layout.

 

However, today I changed to the following

 

Daccord

High Crossfeed

High tonal balance

 

Classic

Low crossfeed

Low tonal balance

 

Not yet sure if I enjoy the combi, but definitely finding listening to the same music more interesting. :)

Could be my ears adjusting...

 

Hey man! Any thoughts on how  you liked this setup compared to your previous one? As a guy with an affinity for Jan's breed of crossfeed, I'm interested in the effects of the different units. Let us know when you get a sec! 

post #504 of 536
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Hey man! Any thoughts on how  you liked this setup compared to your previous one? As a guy with an affinity for Jan's breed of crossfeed, I'm interested in the effects of the different units. Let us know when you get a sec! 

 

So I kept with that set up for a while - The effect was that it gave the music a subtly a more 3 dimesional soundstage - that was my feeling anyway. The effect is also very dependent on the music. So as an example Norah Jones songs have a sound where the voice and instruments seem close to your ears. Beethoven symphonies on the other hand tend to have a much larger soundstage.

 

Crossfeed/tonal balance changes seem more apparent in the former. 

 

But I have continued to change the settings purely out of experimentation. I've read some people who have said they don't like the crossfeed effect, but personally I really like it.

 

The effect of the music being inside your head - to be more exact front-top part of the skull (??!? wonder if it's the same with others) - I have headphones on for most of the day I'm working/studying in front of my PC so I do really notice the reduced fatigue (which I also put down to the equipment and headphones too). 

 

Right now my setting is :

 

Daccord

High Crossfeed

High tonal balance

 

Classic

High crossfeed

Low tonal balance

 

I can't discern exactly what the difference to the previous setting is - but there is a difference. 

 

I do note that the tonal balance setting seems to be stronger/noticeable on the Classic than on the Daccord. Selecting high setting on the Classic does subdue and mellow out the music in a more noticeable way. Sometimes I like that, and sometimes I prefer the tiny extra clarity and liveliness, so I leave it as low or turn it off altogether. 

 

One day I will probably settle down, but at the moment it the case of - you give me the options, well I have no option but to play around with them :)

post #505 of 536
Thanks for the reply! High crossfeed on both, huh? Considering that Dr. Meier's is the only crossfeed I've really liked consistently thus far, I'd be interested to hear the effect of "doubling up" on it sometime...

Thanks man!!
post #506 of 536

I will be taking the Classic and Daccord to the NY meet next weekend  if anyone want to listen to it. I will be using a macbook with over Amarra Symphony and 800 albums loaded lossless. Wywires USB cable. I will have the Alpha Dog and Audeze LCD X


Edited by Frank I - 3/30/14 at 9:47am
post #507 of 536
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Originally Posted by Theogenes View Post

Thanks for the reply! High crossfeed on both, huh? Considering that Dr. Meier's is the only crossfeed I've really liked consistently thus far, I'd be interested to hear the effect of "doubling up" on it sometime...

Thanks man!!

Change is very subtle. Also I think it is quite dependent on the music and how it was recorded and produced. 

 

On some music with high crossfeed on both devices, and you turn it off on the Classic, I do notice the some sound shift down from the top side of my head to my ears. On other music I can't discern that change or anything notable for that matter. 

 

Most of my music in FLAC (normal CDs) via foobar and also 320kps Spotify premium. 

post #508 of 536

I wrote an e-mail to meier audio and in response I got an automated reply that the company is closed for a while. Does anybody know something about it?

post #509 of 536
It is Easter holidays in europe wink.gif
post #510 of 536

I happened to be emailing him about 2 weeks ago. Jan told me he'd be on holiday for 3 weeks from last Tuesday.

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