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Originally Posted by kiertijai View Post

will report the result of the Precision One
and also the comparison between new Jecklin float QA, TakeT H2+ and the Abyss  next week.
All set up is ready.

For all the complaints about how they look, the abyss would look quite mundane among that lot.

What amps will you be using for all those?
post #617 of 1637

What amps will you be using for all those?

     I can directly compare only 3 different headphones : new Jecklin Float QA, TakeT H2+ and JPS Abyss.

     I will try to use the same setup.  I will use my Zotl ZH230 (recent David Berning product) http://www.davidberning.com/,

http://www.davidberning.com/Files/reviews/Berning-ZH230-TAS-76862_eprint.pdf

+ Zotl preone preamplifier for volume control.   I will use the same music source from Munkong may be Ayre DSD DAC

and some of his DSD files.

     The Zotl ZH230 have 30W speaker post.  I will connect the speaker post to the power supply of new Jecklin

Float to drive the Jecklin.  The power supply of the Jecklin has another speaker post (for real speaker) but I will

use that to connect with the transformer of the TakeT H2+.  All these connections I will use NBS jumpers (after

I have tried several jumpers including the more expesive nordost valhalla I found out that NBS jumpers is the best)

From the speaker post of the TakeT transformer I will connect with the banana plugs of the special custom made

adapter cable from speaker post bananas to 4 pin XLR of the Abyss (this cable is made of Kimber Kable 8TC and

I was confirmed that this will have minimal effect on the SQ ofJPS cable of the Abyss by JOe).  I hope I can directly compare

all three headphones almost at the same time in the same setup  ( I have tried that before between new Jecklin Float,

TakeT H2+ vs HE6, AKG K1000 and both the Jecklin and TakeT destroyed the HE6 and AKG K1000) IMO.


Edited by kiertijai - 8/31/13 at 7:31am
post #618 of 1637
Quote:
Originally Posted by kiertijai View Post

What amps will you be using for all those?

     I can directly compare only 3 different headphones : new Jecklin Float QA, TakeT H2+ and JPS Abyss.

     I will try to use the same setup.  I will use my Zotl ZH230 (recent David Berning product) http://www.davidberning.com/,

http://www.davidberning.com/Files/reviews/Berning-ZH230-TAS-76862_eprint.pdf

+ Zotl preone preamplifier for volume control.   I will use the same music source from Munkong may be Ayre DSD DAC

and some of his DSD files.

     The Zotl ZH230 have 30W speaker post.  I will connect the speaker post to the power supply of new Jecklin

Float to drive the Jecklin.  The power supply of the Jecklin has another speaker post (for real speaker) but I will

use that to connect with the transformer of the TakeT H2+.  All these connections I will use NBS jumpers (after

I have tried several jumpers including the more expesive nordost valhalla I found out that NBS jumpers is the best)

From the speaker post of the TakeT transformer I will connect with the banana plugs of the special custom made

adapter cable from speaker post bananas to 4 pin XLR of the Abyss (this cable is made of Kimber Kable 8TC and

I was confirmed that this will have minimal effect on the SQ ofJPS cable of the Abyss by JOe).  I hope I can directly compare

all three headphones almost at the same time in the same setup  ( I have tried that before between new Jecklin Float,

TakeT H2+ vs HE6, AKG K1000 and both the Jecklin and TakeT destroyed the HE6 and AKG K1000) IMO.

 

The adaptor probably won't affect things too much considering all that's in the chain :) I'd love to know how this all works out - just be careful withe the volume may be. Enjoy! (Perhaps try the Abyss with the headphones out on the Pre-One also??)

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Yes I do agree that the adapter cable (30 cm length) may not have important effect on the SQ.

However it is not the same with the jumper cables (used to connect the amplifier speaker post to Jecklin power

supply and TR2 transformer of TakeT H2+).  I found out (after trying several jumper cables including

nordost valhalla) that the sound from NBS jumpers is the best IMO .

My preone have volume control so I can volume control .  I found out that the new Jecklin Float is easier to

drive than the TakeT H2+ so I know how to handle that.  I will carefully try with the Abyss too.   My Preone preamplifier

has headphone 6.3mm socket but I don't think it has enough power to drive the Abyss.

I hope to have chance to audition Abyss with AudioGD precision one too.  Hope they arrive Thailand now and not

get stuck at the Thai custom.

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Munkong will show more pictures soon


Edited by kiertijai - 9/3/13 at 3:50am
post #621 of 1637

Here are some of the pictures at Munkong

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Here are some of the pictures at Munkong

 


Edited by kiertijai - 9/3/13 at 12:31pm
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Omg lol
post #624 of 1637

Here is the link at Munkong (more pictures) http://forum.munkonggadget.com/detail.php?id=122176

All headphones : Orpheus, Sony MDR R10, Stax SR009, JPS Abyss AB-1266, TakeT H2+, new Jecklin float QA, LCD3, Fostex TH900

                             JVC DX2000, Audiotechnica W3000anv, HE6, HE500, AKG 702, Kingsound Emperor  etc.

Amplifier : Bakoon, AudioGD, Burson conductor, Schiit Mjolnir, new AudioGD precision one (coming), Mal Valve Three, David Berning Zotl 230 + Preone

                  Woo, and other TNTC

IC : mostly Nordost, Stealth Indra

Music Server : Meridian

DAC : Ayre DSD DAC, Mytek DSD, Meridian Explorer, Meridian Director, Benchmark DAC2, Chord chordette Q  etc.

Headphone Stands : Klutz, Sieveking, CA, Woo, DIY

Power AC : mostly Nordost, JPS Aluminata


Edited by kiertijai - 9/3/13 at 1:29pm
post #625 of 1637

All these will be able to audition  for all for one weeks at Munkong Flagship Amarin Plaza

post #626 of 1637

Mytek DSD! and woo amps!

post #627 of 1637

The TakeT box is just too cool for words. It's the handle. If I ever win the lottery, I'll buy a pair just to have that box.

post #628 of 1637

Those Stealth ICs are great. I swear by them. They make all the difference. I've used them for 9 yrs.

post #629 of 1637
For those who are interested there are more pictures and there is an English post by Warin's comment on several headphones (above links)

Edited by kiertijai - 9/4/13 at 3:46pm
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Another Views of the headphones displayed with Louis who made most of the setup for these headphones
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