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Neutral is not for everyone I think. Today I listened to some instruments music with the Alpha Dog. Oh man, the piano, the violin are so great and feel like real to my ears. Too bad that I do not have better gears to push my Alpha Dog more than it is capable. However, I still will have a lot of time in the future to save money and buy the premium DAC/AMP combo for it:biggrin:.

 

The big next question is Omega Dog or Beta Dog in the next few years, Mr Speakers?


Edited by LoveKnight - 4/26/14 at 3:16am
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Got my alphas this morning. They are beautiful.

I believe you have a Sennheiser HDVD amplifier so I am interested to hear your ideas, thoughts of this combo with Alpha Dog. Thanks. Maybe you have a Sennheiser HD800 too. Want to share your impressions? Thanks very much.

 

I am sorry for my double post. But I just looked back the last page. My bad.


Edited by LoveKnight - 4/26/14 at 3:21am
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The big next question is Omega Dog or Beta Dog in the next few years, Mr Speakers?

Ha!  Well, if we're going to go down that road...

 

The Omega Dog could be statement headphones and the Omicron Dog could be statement IEMs.  

 

No matter what it might be, I think I'd be avoiding the Eta Dog for personal/ethical reasons....

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Ha!  Well, if we're going to go down that road...

 

The Omega Dog could be statement headphones and the Omicron Dog could be statement IEMs.  

 

No matter what it might be, I think I'd be avoiding the Eta Dog for personal/ethical reasons....


Hold out for the Six Sigma Dog:D

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Just bought an Alpha Dog! Nervous!!! 

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^^ Congrats!! It's a wonderful hp and I'm sure that you'll enjoy it. Just feed it some good power and watch it sing. 

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Also just placed my order for Alpha, with booth 1/4 & XLR cables. Now wait begin....

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Anyone have suggestions for cheap-ish tubes I should try on the lyr+ADs?
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Good choice Bmichels! I'm listening to the alpha dogs right now on my main system (Creek Destiny 2, Exposure DAC and Violectric V200) and I can tell you that the wait deserves it. You'll get one of the best headphones available on the market today for the price. 

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Anyone have suggestions for cheap-ish tubes I should try on the lyr+ADs?


stick to the stock 6BZ7. What I did is source --> dragonfly 1.2 --> BSG cmoy AD712 --->schiit lyr, its a cheaper way to change the sound characteristic by changing the cmoy op-amp, I think the tubes cost too much. I read somewhere that tubes only change at most 10% of the sound characteristic.

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Anyone have suggestions for cheap-ish tubes I should try on the lyr+ADs?

 

Stock GE's really are not bad with some burn in. 

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Just bought an Alpha Dog! Nervous!!! 


congrats, you're in for a treat !!

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Leather Conditioner

The Alpha Dogs have ear pads with lambskin leather, which, like all leathers, requires application of a conditioner to help keep the leather from deteriorating.  But, what conditioner should be used, since lambskin is thinner, finer and more delicate than other leathers, and could be damaged by a conditioner intended for regular leather?

 

First, Lexol, in a recent phone call, related to me that Lexol should not be used on lambskin since it will likely be “overabsorbed”, i.e., it will make the lambskin excessively soft and probably degrade it.

 

So, how about some of the other conditioners mentioned in various posts, such as CSL, Chelsea, Zaino, Tumi, and Meltonian, some of which are available at shoe stores or online.  (Note: saddle soap should never be used.)

 

But, I could find nothing about whether these are suitable for lambskin, and whether they are “skin safe”, as per the Alpha Dog instructions.  So, what to do?

 

Solution – Audeze.  It occurred to me that Audeze sells a leather conditioner for its own lambskin ear pads. Surely, this conditioner would be both suitable for lambskin and be skin safe, removing any uncertainty.

 

So, I bought some and it is excellent.  Problem solved.  It left the Alpha Pads soft and clean.  The price was only $10 (free shipping in the U.S.) for a 2fl bottle about 4 inches tall (incl. cap).  It’s a light colored plant based cream made from natural ingredients including lanolin, aloe vera, beeswax and carnauba wax, with no harsh or toxic chemicals.  It's not greasy and has a pleasant light orange smell from some orange oil used in the cream that disappears after a few hours.  Audeze sources it from a local California company and also provides two very fine cloths for application.  It's the only conditioner I'll be using on my Alpha Pads.

 

Here’s the link:

 

http://www.audeze.com/products/accessories/custom-leather-care-kit 


Edited by Skyyyeman - 4/26/14 at 6:14pm
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Nice and thank you for your recommended solution. I bookmarked that link and save it for another next purchase with America :D.

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Anyone have suggestions for cheap-ish tubes I should try on the lyr+ADs?

If you like the stock 6BZ7 try the GE 6DJ8 smokies-I like them a lot for vocal music. Amperex orange globes are cheap and very musical too. No more than 50-60$ per pair for either. Electro harmonix are decent current production tubes, much better than the stock JJ's.

  Oh wait, this is an alpha dogs thread. Was good to see Dan at Axpona today. He had black dogs, but they didn't look like the shiny new metallic ones. Maybe too many fingerprints on them.

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