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Congrats bro, if you're selling any of your old gear. PM me.

 

I'll have to make a trip down to hear this thing! Congrats again!

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Originally Posted by Xecuter View Post

Congrats bro, if you're selling any of your old gear. PM me.

I'll have to make a trip down to hear this thing! Congrats again!

Thanks man, you're welcome down anytime.
No gear to sell just yet, A2A offered me a trade in for the WA5, since they were thinking about getting one on the floor for demo, which was what ended up convincing me to pull the trigger on the upgrade.
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Congratulations on your amp purchase, we will have to compare notes when we get them to get them humming.

 

When do you get yours?

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Congratulations on your amp purchase, we will have to compare notes when we get them to get them humming.

When do you get yours?

Thanks, not quite sure how long but I think around 7 weeks, just waiting for George to get back to me on a final price. Trading in my WA5 and getting a preamp and xlr loop out added, but once the price is finalised I'll be right on it smily_headphones1.gif
Definitely got to exchange tube rolling notes, there's just so many options and combinations available, plus it seems very responsive to tube changes. Just goes to show how resolving it is, I just hope Jack doesn't come out with a new TOTL any time soon... Not sure if my bank account can take another hit like this :S
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I was stunned at how good the amp sounded with the stock tubes in it, I am looking forward to getting the best out of it. Jack told me that he preferred the Cathode plate with the 300B for the Audeze's not sure about the Abyss.

 

You going Cardas or JPS cables?

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Hmm the cathode plate should have a nicer sound but less power from what I've read, it'll be good to try out all the difference output modes. The plate output had more than enough for the Abyss so I'll have to give the cathode a go and report in.
As for cables, I'm going cardas clear so far, haven't had the chance to hear the JPS cables. They do look really nice though. So far I was planning to go for cardas clear all round for my speakers and headphone rig then upgrade the headphone rig to Valhalla.
Which cables are you planning to run?
post #1672 of 5536

I was using the High Z plate with the Abyss and LCD-3's I thought it sounded great but perhaps it was a little hot, I could only get the volume to 8-9 o'clock.

 

I have been using Nordost Heimdall 2's but listened to the LCD-3's with the Cardas Clear, I bought a set home with me and I am listening to them now, I prefer hem, they sound rich and full with plenty of texture but they still have good detail. Prior to hearing these I thought Cardas sounded a bit dark but I am going Clear for the whole setup including balanced IC's.

 

I noticed A2A was using the Cardas power cables but I have a Shunyata setup so will stick with that.

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Yeah when I tried it out I think I was using low-z plate 10 o'clock was absolute max I'd go.
The shunyata power cables look really nice too, rather thick though. Decided to play it safe so far and just go with the cardas since it's the only cables I've been able to demo. Pretty happy with the choice though, they had some other cables at A2A when I went in which were sent to them as a demo box to try out before stocking them. Can't quite remember the company but compared to the clear IC's they were very sibilant which covered up a lot of the details, apart from that the cardas sounded more neutral comparatively and much more dynamic and full. I'm sure I'll be happy with them even as an end game cable.
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Any news about an Abyss's little brother ? Something less expensive but with 90% of the SQ ?


Ali

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Was there such an announcement made?

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It was in the air when the Abyss was released, and a reseller on a french forum says it is still planned. I may be interested, so I ask for more information.

Ali
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Anymore feedback about ABYSS + EddieCurent 445 ?

Finaly, Is the EC amp powerfull enough to get the most out of the ABYSS ?
Edited by bmichels - 11/22/14 at 6:24am
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Originally Posted by Ali-Pacha View Post
 

Any news about an Abyss's little brother ? Something less expensive but with 90% of the SQ ?


Ali


I spoke with Joe at RMAF & he said that he was thinking about releasing a less expensive brother to the abyss with a more conventional

headband . No time frame or price has been determined yet.

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My NEW AMP

MOON NEO&ABYSS=STATE OF THE ART




REGARDS NOMAX
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Nomax does it again......

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