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post #586 of 1864

Holy bubble wrap batman!!! There was a lot of bubble wrap in that box, couldn't get it all back in after I got the amp out.  basshead.gif

coming up for air...Sweet!!!  The Taboo is pretty nice with the HD800's.  I am finding some issues with other gear (noise from laptop, noise floor on Asgard 2 as pre-amp set-up) and my HE500 (weird ringing intermittently when lucid mode is turned off)... will need more time to sort this all out.  that Switch box I have on order would definitely help with this compare I am doing.

 

But lovin' it with HD800's which was the main reason I got it.


Edited by bearFNF - 5/17/13 at 4:42pm
post #587 of 1864
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Holy bubble wrap batman!!! There was a lot of bubble wrap in that box, couldn't get it all back in after I got the amp out.  basshead.gif

coming up for air...Sweet!!!  The Taboo is pretty nice with the HD800's.  I am finding some issues with other gear (noise from laptop, noise floor on Asgard 2 as pre-amp set-up) and my HE500 (weird ringing intermittently when lucid mode is turned off)... will need more time to sort this all out.  that Switch box I have on order would definitely help with this compare I am doing.

 

But lovin' it with HD800's which was the main reason I got it.

I felt the same way. How can I remove the amp and the box still won't hold all the bubble wrap afterwards??

post #588 of 1864

 


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 I am finding some issues with other gear (noise from laptop, noise floor on Asgard 2 as pre-amp set-up) and my HE500 (weird ringing intermittently when lucid mode is turned off)... will need more time to sort this all out. 

 

 

Noise from laptop, if it's not software related, could be some dirty power into your USB if that's what your using. I found the use of a good USB interface that doesn't use the USB power doing miracles for the SQ.

 

And surely look forward for more impressions on the Taboo. The HD800s are my no1 favourite headphones. :)

 

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I felt the same way. How can I remove the amp and the box still won't hold all the bubble wrap afterwards??

 

Bring it on! As it turns out I make enough irrational purchases that I have to eBay aftewards there's never too much bubble wrap in this house LOL.


Edited by negura - 5/17/13 at 5:20pm
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 I am finding some issues with other gear (noise from laptop, noise floor on Asgard 2 as pre-amp set-up) and my HE500 (weird ringing intermittently when lucid mode is turned off)... will need more time to sort this all out. 

 

 

Noise from laptop, if it's not software related, could be some dirty power into your USB if that's what your using. I found the use of a good USB interface that doesn't use the USB power doing miracles for the SQ.

 

And surely look forward for more impressions on the Taboo. The HD800s are my no1 favourite headphones. :)

 

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I felt the same way. How can I remove the amp and the box still won't hold all the bubble wrap afterwards??

 

Bring it on! As it turns out I make enough irrational purchases that I have to eBay aftewards there's never too much bubble wrap in this house LOL.

 

It can be a great stress reducer....pop pop!

post #590 of 1864
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It can be a great stress reducer....pop pop!

 

Yes, unless it's always someone else beating you to it.

post #591 of 1864

Yeah, the noise on the laptop is from the power brick/charging circuit, unplug it and the noise goes away.

 

Just tried my Grado SR352is on it and they sound awesome, too.

 

And yeah, one of the smaller panels of bubble wrap died a noisy death...biggrin.gif

post #592 of 1864

I am enjoying the Taboo with an old pair of SVS monitors....Nice!

post #593 of 1864

Oh snap, I just remembered I have some Snell MKII's in my closet.  Wonder if they would work on the Taboo? 

post #594 of 1864
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Oh snap, I just remembered I have some Snell MKII's in my closet.  Wonder if they would work on the Taboo? 

Grab some wire and find out!

post #595 of 1864
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Grab some wire and find out!

Yeah, so that worked? kinda, had to turn the amp up pretty far to get a reasonable level.

post #596 of 1864

Well, I do have the CSP2+ in the chain as well. It does a better job than the speakers. They are fin at less than 20% of power. More than that and the speakers distort. I am patiently waiting for the DM945's...Still on Page 5.......popcorn.gif

post #597 of 1864
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Yeah, so that worked? kinda, had to turn the amp up pretty far to get a reasonable level.

 

Out of curiosity what's the sensitivity with those speakers? I understand this is key with the Taboo.

post #598 of 1864

According to Stereophile.com:

Desrcription: Snell type K/II -  Two-way, sealed-box, stand-mounted, dynamic loudspeaker. Driver complement: one 8" polypropylene-cone woofer, one 1" treated textile-dome tweeter. Crossover frequency: 2.7kHz, third-order slopes. Frequency response (measured in an anechoic chamber and corrected for half-space): 70–20kHz ±2dB. Sensitivity: 90dB 1W/1m (anechoic). Recommended amplifier power: 10–100W. Nominal impedance: 6 ohms.

 

So looks like it needs at least 10W which is not the Taboo.
 


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According to Stereophile.com:

Desrcription: Snell type K/II -  Two-way, sealed-box, stand-mounted, dynamic loudspeaker. Driver complement: one 8" polypropylene-cone woofer, one 1" treated textile-dome tweeter. Crossover frequency: 2.7kHz, third-order slopes. Frequency response (measured in an anechoic chamber and corrected for half-space): 70–20kHz ±2dB. Sensitivity: 90dB 1W/1m (anechoic). Recommended amplifier power: 10–100W. Nominal impedance: 6 ohms.

 

So looks like it needs at least 10W which is not the Taboo.
 

 

Yeah, 94-96dB+ they say I think. My intention is to also get some speakers for the Taboo. However it's not very likely they will be Decware. 5m+ wait, 300-500 USD shipping to the UK (for speakers) + 25% various taxes on top of final price and shipping, probably going to pass. :)

 

Klipsch have quite a few very high sensitivty speakers, but not sure how they sound. For example, this one is a 101 dB: http://www.klipsch.com/rf-7-ii-floorstanding-speaker


Edited by negura - 5/17/13 at 7:35pm
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According to Stereophile.com:

Desrcription: Snell type K/II -  Two-way, sealed-box, stand-mounted, dynamic loudspeaker. Driver complement: one 8" polypropylene-cone woofer, one 1" treated textile-dome tweeter. Crossover frequency: 2.7kHz, third-order slopes. Frequency response (measured in an anechoic chamber and corrected for half-space): 70–20kHz ±2dB. Sensitivity: 90dB 1W/1m (anechoic). Recommended amplifier power: 10–100W. Nominal impedance: 6 ohms.

 

So looks like it needs at least 10W which is not the Taboo.
 

 

Yeah, 94-96dB+ they say I think. My intention is to also get some speakers for the Taboo. However it's not very likely they will be Decware. 5m+ wait, 300-500 USD shipping to the UK (for speakers) + 25% various taxes on top of final price and shipping, probably going to pass. :)

 

Klipsch have quite a few very high sensitivty speakers, but not sure how they sound. For example, this one is a 101 dB: http://www.klipsch.com/rf-7-ii-floorstanding-speaker

Raz, I would try the Heresy's. I would expect that to be a nice match with the Taboo....

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