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post #3421 of 19176
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

The HD800's love the Decware CSP2+ Single Ended Triode OTL Pre-amp. I have found it is even better when paired with the Decware Taboo MK III Single Ended Class A Pentode amp. Awesome combo!

 

has anyone tried WA2/decware i wonder what that would be like? Could the decware be used as a preamp for the WA2 and vice versa?

post #3422 of 19176

My problem with the combo is for the money you could have gotten an EC ZD, 2A3, DNA Stratus, Woo WA5LE which may or may not be as good but my gut says they likely are.  Ie I'd rather have the GS-X mk2 than a GS-1 that runs into a B22 ;)

post #3423 of 19176

heh heh... Audio Sex!

post #3424 of 19176
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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post

Headfonia, that's all you need to know.


Mike share his subjective impressions , there's nothing wrong with it. Merely he omit some aspects in the reviews (it's obvious,  he is avoiding critics )  , but then he talk a bit more frankly in the comments.


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 6/21/13 at 9:36am
post #3425 of 19176
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post


Mike share his subjective impressions , there's nothing wrong with it. Merely he omit some aspects in the reviews (it's obvious,  he is avoiding critics )  , but then he talk a bit more frankly in the comments.


I have found that I disagree with Mike on many things when reading his reviews. IMO, he's not a good reference.

post #3426 of 19176
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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post


I have found that I disagree with Mike on many things when reading his reviews. IMO, he's not a good reference.


It's a matter of affinity with the reviewer impressions.  At least he's not encouraging people to spend endlessly more , just like for instance, 6moons audio.


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 6/21/13 at 5:43pm
post #3427 of 19176
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

I. TOLD. YOU. SO.

 

-Daniel

 

 

reading all that makes me really want to get a ZDSE...maybe when i get the th-900 later this year, i'll look into it.... confused_face.gif

post #3428 of 19176

Having a great day with CC Colletti on the WA5 and Oppo Dac  with the hd800.  This amp is outstanding with the hd800. Soundstage is pin point focused and the EML tubes are man oh man

post #3429 of 19176

It's just funny cuz songmic was pming about the ZDSE/HD800 combo for quite a while, and it was kind of hard to explain why I loved it so much. Bottom line was it took me a while to grasp how amazing the ZDSE is-it's all those subtle nuances that work together to create...magic. It seems to do everything so perfectly that it was hard to tell where it's strengths lied, then you realize it has no glaring weaknesses and that it's strengths lie with musicality and emotion-but not at the expense of technicalities. The technicalities are there for sure-but the emotion and music are what the focus lies on, if that makes sense.

 

-Daniel

post #3430 of 19176

How come my impressions of the HD800 with my SPL Phonitor are sometimes underwhelming,

somewhat inconsistent ?

With some records (LP's or CD's), music is there, rich and delineated. On some others, though,

I have an impression of muffled tones, a veil blunting the piano notes, for instance.

When compared with my HP system (Cochet PS1 + ALS1 + modded Klipschorn), I have total consistency and a lot of transparency

and dynamics on one side, and much more "hi-fi" audiophile sound on the other, which I hate, because it's not what music is about.

Does it mean I'm more a Grado HP1000 boy ? Is there a cure ? 


Edited by quantx - 6/26/13 at 11:08am
post #3431 of 19176
You have to remember that it's the recording most of the time.......
post #3432 of 19176
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Originally Posted by kazsud View Post

You have to remember that it's the recording most of the time.......

I knew some distinguished headfier would say that.

I'm talking about the same records on both set-up.

Example : Rite of Spring/Ansermet/Suisse Romande/Decca. Outstanding recording in public. 

post #3433 of 19176

Finally got my HD800 finished:

 

Thanks to LFF and pwnm30rdi3 of ReferenceSounds

 

Probably the first non ColorWare job, great alternative to those of us who like to pay for things to be a different color. :)

post #3434 of 19176
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Finally got my HD800 finished:









Thanks to LFF and pwnm30rdi3 of ReferenceSounds

Probably the first non ColorWare job, great alternative to those of us who like to pay for things to be a different color. smily_headphones1.gif
Those are the nicest so far! I'll PM you about them, I'm curious of pricing and if it can be done for mine smily_headphones1.gif
post #3435 of 19176

Very nice Para, very tasteful. 

 

Got thinking of this guy for some reason..

 

So I think they should be called Para-troopers!! 

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