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Twist mount works on the Alpha and Pro, I do believe. 

post #6152 of 8783
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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post
 

The "doggie treats" video is up.  If it's unclear in any way let me know...

 

http://youtu.be/osQuY3_mKSo

 

Nice video. Makes the process very simple. 

post #6153 of 8783
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

I thought the alpha pads had some kind of twist to attach system.

 

We actually find it easier to use the "twist" system to simply start the pad and then stretch it on.  Twisting was much harder than simply pulling the pad on, which is really easy since the notch that allowed the twist makes it easy to start the pad mount.  

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Excellent video. It's crystal clear. cool.gif

Did I understand correctly that all new Alpha Dogs are now coming with 1-2 dots per side based on testing to tame the 2 treble peaks?

I have a Schiit Lyr tube head amp, so I assume that probably 1 dot per side will be all that is needed to make the Alpha Dogs slightly more neutral (I'll experiment, but wanted a baseline understanding).

 

We use 1 or 2 on most new Alphas.  We do this by ear as it's too sensitive for test measurements to show accurately.

post #6155 of 8783

FYI, 3.5mm Alpha cables are now available.

post #6156 of 8783
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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post
 

The "doggie treats" video is up.  If it's unclear in any way let me know...

 

http://youtu.be/osQuY3_mKSo


Did anyone at MrSpeakers try using one dot in some position other than the center ?

 

(BTW, your web site has two entries under Accessories, with the same part number, Doggie Treats Kit listed as pre-order, and Dog School Kit listed as 2-3 days...)

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Did anyone at MrSpeakers try using one dot in some position other than the center ?

 

(BTW, your web site has two entries under Accessories, with the same part number, Doggie Treats Kit listed as pre-order, and Dog School Kit listed as 2-3 days...)

 

Yes.  The center is most effective in our tests but people can certainly experiment.  Just remember that the adhesive does wear out from hand oil if you remove the pads too many times.

 

LOL, I literally just caught and fixed that error ^.  

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Is anyone using the Burson Soloist with the Alpha Dogs? I am currently using an ifi iCAN which is actually really good with the ADs and seems completely adequate. However, I haven't used any real high end amps before and am itching to try one. It looks like a local one has turned up on the second hand market and I am tempted to try it. I know there is at least one user with a Soloist SL who says good things, has anyone used the Soloist for an extended period?

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Originally Posted by KmanChu View Post

Is anyone using the Burson Soloist with the Alpha Dogs? I am currently using an ifi iCAN which is actually really good with the ADs and seems completely adequate. However, I haven't used any real high end amps before and am itching to try one. It looks like a local one has turned up on the second hand market and I am tempted to try it. I know there is at least one user with a Soloist SL who says good things, has anyone used the Soloist for an extended period?
I'm at least one of the Soloist SL guys. Very nice pairing to my ears.
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From the instruction clip that Dan created and uploaded on youtube so I checked my Alpha Dog by hands and touched the mesh inside the earcups, there are two big dots, one for the left and one the for the right but look like no oval cds inside the cups so my Alpha Dog is now the newest version I believe. It is really worth to wait my Alpha Dog in 9 weeks (8 weeks to get to my distributor and one week from America to my country hahaha) . Nice work there, Dan aka Mrspeakers.

 

Still enjoying my Alpha Dog but this is the first time I have a high end planar headphone. Oh my god this is heavy, but today I feel better likes my neck and head have been adapted to it.


Edited by LoveKnight - 3/15/14 at 7:12am
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Originally Posted by KmanChu View Post
 

Is anyone using the Burson Soloist with the Alpha Dogs? I am currently using an ifi iCAN which is actually really good with the ADs and seems completely adequate. However, I haven't used any real high end amps before and am itching to try one. It looks like a local one has turned up on the second hand market and I am tempted to try it. I know there is at least one user with a Soloist SL who says good things, has anyone used the Soloist for an extended period?


I'm another Soloist user.  Paired with the Bifrost Uber, I think I might actually be done for now.  I absolutely love the detail and 3-D imaging I get with this combination.

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Can some one please help me to explain "smooth the treble"? I have always thought that smoothing the treble means cutting the high frequency, but from Dan said, it's 2 different things. 

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Smoothing the treble means lessening treble peaks in this case (i.e. peaks above the overall/average treble response) but not lowering the overall treble response so much. From a visual perspective, if you think of it as a frequency response graph, it's literally what it sounds like. Many people prefer smooth treble, though tastes obviously vary.


Edited by hans030390 - 3/15/14 at 9:29pm
post #6164 of 8783
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Originally Posted by vincent215 View Post
 

Can some one please help me to explain "smooth the treble"? I have always thought that smoothing the treble means cutting the high frequency, but from Dan said, it's 2 different things. 

 

It generally refers to eliminating peaks and valleys in the frequency response in the treble region.  This serves two important purposes:

 

(1) fundamental frequencies do not sound louder or softer than they should (e.g., notes in the middle of a fast run by a violin aren't going to stick out); and

 

(2) it helps present a more natural timbre.  Our perception of why a trumpet sounds like a trumpet, a human voice like a human voice or a guitar like a guitar like a guitar is a function of the unique harmonics generated by the instrument in question and the phase of those harmonics (think of sin waves shifted to the left or right along an x-axis which are superimposed on top of the "note" being played, i.e. a high A).  Peaks and valleys in treble frequencies shift the amplitude of those harmonics and, at least theoretically, take away from our ability to enjoy the natural voicing of the instruments.

 

Compared to many of my other headphones, when I run frequency sweeps (using a free ipad app), my AD's don't really have much by way of peaks and valleys in the trebles, but I still look forward to giving the "treats" a try.  Thanks again for offering this Dan and for the very helpful video demonstrating how to install them!

 

Edit - added a bit of detail since Hans beat me to the punch!


Edited by skeptic - 3/15/14 at 10:23am
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Did someone tested the AlphaDOG with the AK240 (direct, NON Amped) ?  it is a good synergy ?  enough power from the AK240 ?

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