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post #346 of 563
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Originally Posted by Audio Jester View Post

Has anyone compared the HPA-21 with the Auralic Taurus?

 

LOL, I'm doing this almost every night since I own both. :beerchug:

 

I'll probably write a comparison here sometime in the future...

 

Short answer:

For LCD-X, HPA-21 - Taurus: 1 - 0.

For HE-6, HPA-21 - Taurus: 0 - 1.

 

IMO, YMMV etc.

 

It would be interesting to compare HPA-01 with Taurus since they are in the same price range.

 

Vega + HPA-21 + SW + LCD-X is pure magic! :D

post #347 of 563
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LOL, I'm doing this almost every night since I own both. beerchug.gif

I'll probably write a comparison here sometime in the future...

Short answer:
For LCD-X, HPA-21 - Taurus: 1 - 0.
For HE-6, HPA-21 - Taurus: 0 - 1.

IMO, YMMV etc.

It would be interesting to compare HPA-01 with Taurus since they are in the same price range.

Vega + HPA-21 + SW + LCD-X is pure magic! biggrin.gif
beerchug.gif
Thanks for the mini review biggrin.gif
post #348 of 563

I'm very interested in the Bakoon HPA-21.Does anyone have experience sourcing directly from an Oppo BDP 95? 

That is the only source I use for listening.

I also live in Toronto, and am not aware of any local dealers, so the inevitable battery replacement issue has me a little concerned , even with that eventuality being years after the purchase.

The great reviews for the the pairing with the TH -900  & Audeze is very encouraging, as I own a TH-900 and am in the midst of deciding between the Audeze X, XC , or 3.

post #349 of 563
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Originally Posted by Soned View Post
 

I'm very interested in the Bakoon HPA-21.Does anyone have experience sourcing directly from an Oppo BDP 95? 

That is the only source I use for listening.

I also live in Toronto, and am not aware of any local dealers, so the inevitable battery replacement issue has me a little concerned , even with that eventuality being years after the purchase.

The great reviews for the the pairing with the TH -900  & Audeze is very encouraging, as I own a TH-900 and am in the midst of deciding between the Audeze X, XC , or 3.

Can't comment on the Oppo BDP 95, but I'm from Toronto, ON as well and ordered from jaguaraudiodesigns. They include free shipping to Canada. Their customer service is really great (been dealing with Darin).

 

Used it with the LCD-XC and TH900, both pairings are absolutely amazing. 

post #350 of 563
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Originally Posted by Soned View Post
 

I'm very interested in the Bakoon HPA-21.Does anyone have experience sourcing directly from an Oppo BDP 95? 

That is the only source I use for listening.

I also live in Toronto, and am not aware of any local dealers, so the inevitable battery replacement issue has me a little concerned , even with that eventuality being years after the purchase.

The great reviews for the the pairing with the TH -900  & Audeze is very encouraging, as I own a TH-900 and am in the midst of deciding between the Audeze X, XC , or 3.

I have the HPA-21.

Battery is user replaceable and fairly common model.

Mine is sourced on the AMR777

post #351 of 563
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Originally Posted by ariesq View Post
 

Can't comment on the Oppo BDP 95, but I'm from Toronto, ON as well and ordered from jaguaraudiodesigns. They include free shipping to Canada. Their customer service is really great (been dealing with Darin).

 

Used it with the LCD-XC and TH900, both pairings are absolutely amazing. 

Thanks for the quick response, I actually just registered with  jaguaraudiodesigns to checkout their checkout process.Did you get hit with big duty fees?

post #352 of 563
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Originally Posted by quantx View Post
 

I have the HPA-21.

Battery is user replaceable and fairly common model.

Mine is sourced on the AMR777

That's encouraging, thanks

post #353 of 563

Well , I just pulled the trigger on a Bakoon HPA-21.

It should arrive Monday :beerchug:

post #354 of 563
Wow. Didn't need much convincing, did you? One question, two replies, and BAM!!
Wish I had your wallet, you lucky bastid!! =P
post #355 of 563

I listened to it with the LCD-3 at a meet and it sounded really good!

post #356 of 563
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Wow. Didn't need much convincing, did you? One question, two replies, and BAM!!
Wish I had your wallet, you lucky bastid!! =P

:bigsmile_face: It was already on my radar.I didn't buy until speaking to Darin at JaguarAudioDesign, and of course scanning the web for anything Bakoon , not to mention the help of a friendly Toronto head-fi'er.Reading how well it matches with my current Fostex TH-900 , and my future Audeze 3,X. or XC made the decision easier.The battery issue was my last hurdle to become comfortable with , but it's really no issue at all.

post #357 of 563
Did someone tried the AlphaDOG with the Bakoon HPA-21 ? Is the synergy as good as with the TH900 ?
post #358 of 563

Just wondering , I was told by the salesman the HPA -21 requires 100 - 200 hrs burn in , and that it may sound " crappy" at times during this process.Of course this was said to me after the amp was shipped :tongue_smile: and may be a safeguard concerning their 30 day return policy.I probably listen to my HPs  about 15 hrs pr wk on average , so the math dictates a hastily made decision within the return window.What are your experiences with burn in with this unit?

I fully expect to be very happy with the amp, but just wondered what fellow owners experiences were.

post #359 of 563
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Originally Posted by Soned View Post
 

Just wondering , I was told by the salesman the HPA -21 requires 100 - 200 hrs burn in , and that it may sound " crappy" at times during this process.Of course this was said to me after the amp was shipped :tongue_smile: and may be a safeguard concerning their 30 day return policy.I probably listen to my HPs  about 15 hrs pr wk on average , so the math dictates a hastily made decision within the return window.What are your experiences with burn in with this unit?

I fully expect to be very happy with the amp, but just wondered what fellow owners experiences were.

Mine was excellent from Hour 1. After 100 + hours, don't hear any difference.

post #360 of 563

Well,my HPA -21 arrived today , lost its virginity to a Mobile Fidelity, Original Master cd of The Who : Who Are You.I gave it a whooping 1/2 hour to warm up, and used the current low gain setting with my TH-900 :p

 

I'm looking forward to my usual late night session this evening

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