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post #196 of 2824
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I've owned a couple of Audio GD amps a while back. I think that I had the nfb5 when a short while with the MD. It was a good pairing. Most of the Audio GD amps put out good power that the MD seems to like. 

 

Also I think that MadLustEnvy used the Compass2 for his MD audition and was very pleased with the pairing. 

post #197 of 2824
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I've owned a couple of Audio GD amps a while back. I think that I had the nfb5 when a short while with the MD. It was a good pairing. Most of the Audio GD amps put out good power that the MD seems to like. 

 

Also I think that MadLustEnvy used the Compass2 for his MD audition and was very pleased with the pairing. 

Yep.

 

I don't quite like them with the NFB-27 + SA-31 but the NFB-15.32 gives them the juice they need and, overall, I prefer this pairing to the Fostex HP-A3 in the end.

post #198 of 2824

I was trying to attach the original pdf, but it's early and my brain isn't working.  The formatting is a little off, but I've got it about as close as I could.  If anyone wants the original pdf, PM me.

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MrSpeakers

 

Dear customers and friends:


It's been a busy start to our summer, and there’s lots of news. Here's a quick update on what we're up to...

Upcoming meets and shows:

We'll be at the following events this summer:

 

June 22, Chicago, Uni-Fi Head-Fi meet

July 20, Los Angles, Head-Fi meet

Aug 9-11, San Francisco, California Audio Show

 

We hope to see you there! As always, at head-fi meets we offer free tune-ups to version 3.2 for Mad Dog owners with Alpha Pads. If you have the Dog Pads or Shure pads and would like to upgrade to v3.2 with Alpha Pads please contact me directly at dan@mrspeakers.com so we can make appropriate arrangements.

Update on Balanced Mad Dogs

The Balanced Mad Dog headphones have been shipping for almost two weeks. Several of you have sent nice notes to me, but so far only one owner has published comments on head-fi. I'm sure people would like to hear your experiences and encourage you to share your thoughts on head-fi or via reviews on the product page on www.mrspeakers.com.

 

Here's a beauty shot of the new model and it's balanced XLR cable (more photos are on our website):

 

In other news...

New: Balanced phone with no cable

We'll shortly be offering a version of this phone without a cable at
$339.99. Why no cable? Because we'll be offering a variety of cable choices to allow the phones to be easily used with virtually any
amplifier, balanced or single ended. If you own single-ended amps today and are considering balanced in the future, this is your most flexible option. Or if you are planning to stay single-ended and want a better cable, with a better jack, consider this option.

Mix and match cable selection

It's now easy to get the right cable to meet all your different application needs. All cables are built with a 6' cable we've created that sounds great, MrSpeakers has heavier conductors in a twisted configuration for best sound, with a supple housing and top quality connectors. Our balanced cable options include:

 

4-pin XLR balanced with a Neutrik connector: $59.99

Kobiconn plug for Ray Samuels and ALO portable amps: $59.99

HiRose 7 pin plug for iBasso portable amps: $69.99 (the connector is more expensive)

 

We also offer the following options for single-ended equipment:

 

1/4" Neutrik single ended: $59.99

3.5mm Neutrik single ended: $59.99

 

Custom cable terminations and lengths are possible. Contact me directly at dan@mrspeakers.com for a quote.

Upgrade to balanced-ready phones for current owners

If you currently own a Mad Dog headphone, an upgrade option will be available later this week. If you own a unit with Alpha Pads, the upgrade will be $120, which includes:

 

Rewire the headphone for balanced and/or single ended operation

Our new front-facing jack

Tune up to version 3.2 (requires Alpha Pads)

A cable of your choice

Owners of Mad Dogs with Dog Pads or Shure 840 pads will need to purchase Alpha Pads to receive the 3.2 tune-up. It is not required, but it is recommended.

New First Class International Shipping slashes shipping costs 50%!

The USPS has now made International First Class shipping available to us through our store. We're excited to say we're now able to offer a First Class shipping option for International customers. Yes, it takes a little longer but cuts costs from about $45 to about $22 (exact costs vary by country, visit our shopping cart to
get an exact estimate).


From the team at MrSpeakers: have a great summer, and happy listening!

 

Dan, Gus, Peter and Rachel

 

post #199 of 2824
Thread Starter 

Wow...the international shipping cost reduction will please many. biggrin.gif

post #200 of 2824

Micro-review:  Mad Dog vs. Paradox,  Post #555

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/633956/the-t50rp-paradox-reviews-discussion-mini-tour-impressions-index-in-second-post/540


Edited by preproman - 6/20/13 at 6:33am
post #201 of 2824

would there be an option for silver/silver plated cable ? how much for a 6ft length?

post #202 of 2824
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

barely got them onto the plastc base, but the alphapads do fit on the denons...

the lambs are supersoft...nice. 

 

the pads are deeper,

bass sounded more focused, separation better...

a toss between this alpha n jmoney.

 

Doubt the apha can squeeeeez onto the akg k550s....Beyers, pro900s  should be fine. 

 

I put the Alphas on my re-cabled and tuned D5000.  They were comfy and sound very nice, but I felt the distance was a bit too great between my ears and the drivers, and they lost a bit of the fun with the otherwise stellar bass.  I put the J$ pads back on after listening over the weekend with the Alpha pads installed.  Would most likely buy Lawton Audio angled pads once the J$ pads have run their course.  Seems like a better match for my Denons, though these have been tuned by Lawton Audio, so any gains are probably not realized with the Alpha Pads in comparison.

 

I would think that those who consider the D2000/D5000 to have muddy bass, something I have not noticed at all compared to the D7000 or Mad Dogs (which both lack the same bass oomph I enjoy with the D5000), the Alpha pads just might be the ticket to improving this aspect.

 

 

post #203 of 2824

ya...since yur d5k has already been recabled n tuned for the loosebass, the addition of alpha might hv over compensated.

mine is a virgin d7k tongue.gif

post #204 of 2824
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

would there be an option for silver/silver plated cable ? how much for a 6ft length?

Not yet but I can look into it if there is interest. Obviously the cost gets a lot higher....
post #205 of 2824
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Micro-review:  Mad Dog vs. Paradox,  Post #555

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/633956/the-t50rp-paradox-reviews-discussion-mini-tour-impressions-index-in-second-post/540

Or: http://www.head-fi.org/t/633956/the-t50rp-paradox-reviews-discussion-mini-tour-impressions-index-in-second-post/540#post_9542324

post #206 of 2824

I would have spent the additional bucks for the rewired MD with the connector that you can do balanced or single ended. I just missed it since I got my MDs about 3 weeks ago. I wonder how much for the upgrade?

post #207 of 2824
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Originally Posted by jazzerdave View Post

I was trying to attach the original pdf, but it's early and my brain isn't working.  The formatting is a little off, but I've got it about as close as I could.  If anyone wants the original pdf, PM me.

 

 

Upgrade to balanced-ready phones for current owners

If you currently own a Mad Dog headphone, an upgrade option will be available later this week. If you own a unit with Alpha Pads, the upgrade will be $120, which includes:

 

• Rewire the headphone for balanced and/or single ended operation

• Our new front-facing jack

• Tune up to version 3.2 (requires Alpha Pads)

• A cable of your choice

Owners of Mad Dogs with Dog Pads or Shure 840 pads will need to purchase Alpha Pads to receive the 3.2 tune-up. It is not required, but it is recommended.

 

---------------

 

 As always, at head-fi meets we offer free tune-ups to version 3.2 for Mad Dog owners with Alpha Pads.

 

When I read this, I was pretty bummed I didn't know that. I could have waited a month instead of upgrading mine since I'm going to the LA meet. Oh well. Good to know for the future.

post #208 of 2824
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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post


Not yet but I can look into it if there is interest. Obviously the cost gets a lot higher....

 

silver n its variants tend to" tighten the bass n improve the highs"....worked well on my hd650.

post #209 of 2824
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

 

silver n its variants tend to" tighten the bass n improve the highs"....worked well on my hd650.

 

Not always, depends on the headphone/earphone and the quality of the aftermarket cable, IMO. 

post #210 of 2824
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Originally Posted by claud W View Post

I would have spent the additional bucks for the rewired MD with the connector that you can do balanced or single ended. I just missed it since I got my MDs about 3 weeks ago. I wonder how much for the upgrade?

 

Look two posts up...  

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