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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

Sonido did you sell your K812?


I did. Didn't have a great amp for a low impedance and didn't feel like spending towards one.

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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post
 

I think Maxvla used photoshop on his avatar so therefore yours is one of a kind (unless your picture is photoshopped as well) :cool: 

 

Yes, 60mp Hasselblad --> 48bit RAW --> Lightroom --> Photoshop --> Head-Fi, how'd you know?

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Yup. One-off, they've never done a black one before and they're gonna retire the color after this one.

 

 

 

:confused:

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Here's the two original dark lords of transparency..

 

 

Maxvla's matt black 'evil emperor' finish

 

 

And Preproman's gloss 'Alien- destroyer of worlds' finish  

 

 

 

 

 

and heres mine... Pink fluffy 'hello sailor' party finish  :tongue_smile:

 

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:D

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Can anyone compare to Abyss AB-1266?
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and heres mine... Pink fluffy 'hello sailor' party finish  :tongue_smile:

 

....very fetching....too funny

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lol
There should be a Hello Kitty version for girls.
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

and heres mine... Pink fluffy 'hello sailor' party finish  tongue_smile.gif


I heard that for every purchase of the "Pink fluffy 'hello sailor' party finish", it comes with a real nice accessory..... biggrin.gif

 

 

 

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Accessory:
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I heard that with every purchase of the "Pink fluffy 'hello sailor' party finish", it comes with a real nice accessory..... biggrin.gif

 

You made everybody who didn't buy that version look stupid, including girls!

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Can anyone compare to Abyss AB-1266?


The AB-1266 is heavier, black only and not fluffy at all :D.

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Originally Posted by icebear View Post


The AB-1266 is heavier, black only and not fluffy at all biggrin.gif .
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Originally Posted by frankrondaniel View Post

Sounds like from your comments on the HA-1 thread that you find the HA-1 is preferable to the WA7/WA7tp combination for the HD800?
The wa7tp essentially give the wa7 amp a sound a boost in dynamics and extra bass, and elevates it more to the level of woo more expensive offerings. .
But when I compared it to the ha-1 as I had both at same time,
I found the ha-1 to give me a more polished and expansive soundstage..
It was missing the tube euphoria but had this clean sparkle presentation wich was more clear to me..
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I've heard amazing things about that OPPO HA-1. It's definitely major bang for your dollar. I would take it over the HDV800 anyday and I'd save around 600$!!

Actually between my system's set up for headphone use I think I spent around 200$ more than you did, and you claim that the DAC portion in the OPPO measures up to the ARCAM irDAC? That's amazing then. The ARCAM performs like a 1500$ DAC and to my ears it's not a 'mid tier' DAC. It's completely high end, so I guess you are sitting pretty with that OPPO. Sounds great. Love to try it some day. Well done and enjoy.

Lastly I'm sure the amp portion in the OPPO is every bit as good as say, the Burson soloist. I have found that amps don't make as dramatic a change compared to adding DACs into your sound chain. Getting a good DAC is far more noticeable I have found. smily_headphones1.gif
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It is hard for any dac to surpass the smooth clean polished presentation of the Arcam irdac. .
But top dacs like the matrix X-Sabre reach out a bit more details and liveliness if you can imagine it,
yet the irDAC does have an extremely clean black background and it should be a top recommendation for a sensitive can like the hd800 as it is milky smooth without loosing air and detail retrieval.
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Battle of the All-in-ones..  Which one pairs best with the HD800

Sennheiser HDVD800

Mcintosh MHA-100

Oppo HA-1

Burson Conductor
Can't understand why some top end game components like the Mcintosh and Burnson don't do balanced headphone outputs,
So no matter how good, there is that drawback..
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post

The wa7tp essentially give the wa7 amp a sound a boost in dynamics and extra bass, and elevates it more to the level of woo more expensive offerings. .
But when I compared it to the ha-1 as I had both at same time,
I found the ha-1 to give me a more polished and expansive soundstage..
It was missing the tube euphoria but had this clean sparkle presentation wich was more clear to me..

I've found one of the reasons I prefer separate DAC and amp over a combo is the option of adding a tube preamp in the chain to counterbalance the characteristics of solid state amps. Granted my Questyle amp has none of that sterile, cold stereotypes many give to SS amps, and my Bottlehead Smash preamp is probably the most neutral tube amp I've ever heard.
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