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You could always just chop off the existing trs plug and solder on a neutrik xlr.

 

Even better, cut the cable close to the plug and mount a male/female xlr and you'll have xlr + 6.3 plug adapter!

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I have heard this talk that metal is usually mastered poorly and the HD800's were consistently regarded as a no no with such music but I do not feel that is the case.

 

 

I personally think that most of the people who talk about badly recorded Rock/Metal - aren't fans. Or only own a dodgy compilation of 'Rock Ballads' haha :rolleyes: 

 

It's absurd to say that any genre of music is always badly produced. My beloved Black Crowes albums are all faultless for what they are intended to be, and so are QOTSA for a more modern example. Good bands know how to produce a good sound - no matter who is doing the actual mixing or mastering. For ***** sake how else would you want Led Zep???  

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Croweology is one of my favs. :biggrin:

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Thanks LB...listening to the BC now. 

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'By your side' is my fave album, but they're all good. :beerchug:  

 

For me they are pure rock n' roll. And are the only band to good enough to challenge the Stones. 

 

(great with the HD800 of course :)

 

 

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Ridiculous Price...

 

 

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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

'By your side' is my fave album, but they're all good. :beerchug:  

 

For me they are pure rock n' roll. And are the only band to good enough to challenge the Stones. 

 

(great with the HD800 of course :)

 

 

 

My ex graduated high school with Chris Robinson. :blink:

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My ex graduated high school with Chris Robinson. :blink:

Thats cool bud! 

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Originally Posted by YoengJyh View Post
 

Ridiculous Price...

 

 

 

If you follow that link you get to a cable...

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/120749775119

 

Don't fall for it.

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Just attended the Charlotte meet yesterday. Here's some brief impressions I had:

With HD800:
CMA800R ≈ GSX MK2

Mrspeakers setup up of aurlic Vega + cavalli liquid glass was something else. Far superior than gsx or Questyle. Far superior details and soundstaging. You could hear like a bungee level of detail pare off and become distinct. It was a very shocking moment for me to hear this much improvement from HD800. To me it made normal recordings sound binaural in the way the new details were imaged.

Oh yeah that setup was a large step up from SR-009 and BHSE to me. The 009 sounded closer to the HD800 with gsx than it from HD800 with cavalli liquid glass.

Also not sure if it's the DAc amp combo, but I got to try my Questyle with the Vega dac and to me there was not as much a difference so I think it was the amp.
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Looks like the Liquid Glass/HD800 is a good combo. Any idea which tubes were used?

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Some $40 ones. Didn't get the but he explained not many amps use the tubes so there all pretty cheap. It used the vertical tube ports.

Edit: CBS Hytron 12SN7GT
Edited by Sonido - 4/20/14 at 7:09pm
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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post

Also not sure if it's the DAc amp combo, but I got to try my Questyle with the Vega dac and to me there was not as much a difference so I think it was the amp.

 

I am bit confused your line here, so you are saying,

 

Vega DAC -> Questyle -> HD800 is same as Vega DAC -> GS MKII -> HD800 ?

 

but 

 

Vega DAC -> Liquid Glass > Questyle/GS MKII ?

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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post

I am bit confused your line here, so you are saying,

Vega DAC -> Questyle -> HD800 is same as Vega DAC -> GS MKII -> HD800 ?

but 

Vega DAC -> Liquid Glass > Questyle/GS MKII ?
I dont know the dac used with gsx but any dac with Questyle and gsx was relatively similar as in nothing jumped out at me. But the Vega and liquid glass did something else. I tried the Vega with my Questyle and it didn't have the same effect so I assume it's the amp.
post #10035 of 14680

I bought the HD800 some time ago I run them through either Schiit Vali or Bottlehead Crack. However I am considering buying the Questyle CMA800R. For those who have heard either of these two and the CMA800R is there a big difference? It is quite a lot of money to invest in a amp so it better be good. 

 

To me the HD800 sounds great out of the Vali and I'm very happy with my purchase, however I can't shake the feeling of "what if...."... I guess you know what I mean!

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