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post #211 of 1471
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There's been a lot of folks over in DIY audio describing the Lampizator DACs as jokes.  Saying the Quanghao Dac End is a much better DAC by a very large margin.

They are the same people who say the $30k MSB DAC is a engineering failure. Get where I'm heading now?

post #212 of 1471
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They are the same people who say the $30k MSB DAC is a engineering failure. Get where I'm heading now?

 

 

Not sure if they're the same people.  But I see where you going...

post #213 of 1471
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Assuming the MK2's were 100watts each.

 

No that would be the KSA 100.

 

 

Hmmm. Circuit boards are readily available(for the 50). If you could do an S model and re bias down to about 25 watts that might just be the killer of all times.

post #214 of 1471
Probably the same people saying that a cable manufacturer cannot make a totl headphone . wink.gif
post #215 of 1471
After reading this thread, I have finally decided to have a listen at A2A. Beating the SR009 is a huge task though and I have only heard them from a Stax amp. Bear in mind that the SR007 is my favourite Stax of all time so need to adjust for bias too.
post #216 of 1471
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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post

 

No that would be the KSA 100.

 

 

Hmmm. Circuit boards are readily available(for the 50). If you could do an S model and re bias down to about 25 watts that might just be the killer of all times.

Is this a group buy on diyaudio? With updated BOM list etc?

post #217 of 1471
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Is this a group buy on diyaudio? With updated BOM list etc?


Twas an older thread I think.Ah here it is.

 

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/solid-state/109618-krell-ksa-5-a-7.html#post3532241

 

Toms audio out of HK had a board as well as a kit at one time also.

post #218 of 1471

Nice will check it out.

post #219 of 1471
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

They are the same people who say the $30k MSB DAC is a engineering failure. Get where I'm heading now?

I have just done a heap of DAC auditions including MSB analog and Lampi level 4. They are both really good but very different approaches to presenting music.

 

So I can see why some people like the MSB and vice versa.

 

Make sure you have a listen with your own ears :)

post #220 of 1471
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So I can see why some people like the MSB and vice versa.

Precisely. No matter what it is and what hobby it is, there are always going to be people that diss and dislike other products either just for the hell of it, sound preference or fanboyism. Obviously I haven't heard the $30k MSB dac but I have played around with there older stuff and I quite like it but it ain't no killer.

post #221 of 1471
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Originally Posted by gavtorn View Post

I have just done a heap of DAC auditions including MSB analog and Lampi level 4. They are both really good but very different approaches to presenting music.

 

So I can see why some people like the MSB and vice versa.

 

Make sure you have a listen with your own ears :)

which one did you get in the end? wink_face.gif

post #222 of 1471
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Precisely. No matter what it is and what hobby it is, there are always going to be people that diss and dislike other products either just for the hell of it, sound preference or fanboyism. Obviously I haven't heard the $30k MSB dac but I have played around with there older stuff and I quite like it but it ain't no killer.

 

It will be interesting to read your impressions of the Abyss.  Get to the CBD and jump on the 48 tram down to A2A... :)

 

I want to hear them with a better DAC than the NAD they were using at the time - but I know they are not for me.  I would love to have the bass  of the abyss stuffed inside an audeze can tho!

post #223 of 1471

Eww, trams. Would drive down there or get a lift to Kew than tram it from there.

post #224 of 1471
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Eww, trams. Would drive down there or get a lift to Kew than tram it from there.

I think in that case the abyss is the perfect headphone for you.


Edited by gavtorn - 6/26/13 at 11:56pm
post #225 of 1471
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I think in that case the abyss is the perfect headphone for you.

Maybe once I hear it and if it was priced at an acceptable price figure of $2000. I'm a fully stat convert now with a few low-mid-fi dynamics in my stable. 

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