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post #1111 of 3004
Doesn't your LS have imbalance issues?
post #1112 of 3004

If anyone got a LS with a problem I will be very interested in buying it from them.

I got a spare set in good condition that someone gave me, but one of the driver has a very bad hum.

post #1113 of 3004

I may sell all my dynamic 'phones, amps.....

 

Haven't listened to my Stax or ESP-950's for a couple of months, trying to give my HD800's, HE6's and LCD-2's some time in playback rotation, as well as spend a little time with a nice 5998 tube I got for my Bottlehead Crack/Speedball amp.

 

Went back to my T-1 / Lambda Pro Signatures today, and, gee, I really am just about ready to sell my HD800s, HE6's, LCD-2's, the Crack, the Beta-22, the CK3, the M3, the Little Dot Mk III, the Audio-Gd FUN and NFB-10es, etc.   OK, so maybe I'll keep the Crack and my 600 ohm Beyer DT880's- just to have ONE set of dynamics and because I like the Bottlehead amp.

 

I'm serious about this.  I really am thinking of leaving dynamics behind.  My ESP-950's, Lambda Signatures, and SR-007 Mk I's, yes, keep those.  The T1 and the soon-to-be finished DIY T-2, yes, keep those too.

 

HATE TO DO IT because it's a lot of gear and I built a shelf for it all - a silly reason, I know, but that's how it is with me.  Also, I kind of hate to sell the DIY amps, part of me is in those things.  But the more I listen to these Lambdas and the more I think about how the HD800's treble peak hurts my ears- yes actual pain, I have a bit of hyperacusis right where their peak is - the more I wonder "WHY??" 

 

post #1114 of 3004
Quote:
Originally Posted by milosz View Post
 

I may sell all my dynamic 'phones, amps.....

 

Haven't listened to my Stax or ESP-950's for a couple of months, trying to give my HD800's, HE6's and LCD-2's some time in playback rotation, as well as spend a little time with a nice 5998 tube I got for my Bottlehead Crack/Speedball amp.

 

Went back to my T-1 / Lambda Pro Signatures today, and, gee, I really am just about ready to sell my HD800s, HE6's, LCD-2's, the Crack, the Beta-22, the CK3, the M3, the Little Dot Mk III, the Audio-Gd FUN and NFB-10es, etc.   OK, so maybe I'll keep the Crack and my 600 ohm Beyer DT880's- just to have ONE set of dynamics and because I like the Bottlehead amp.

 

I'm serious about this.  I really am thinking of leaving dynamics behind.  My ESP-950's, Lambda Signatures, and SR-007 Mk I's, yes, keep those.  The T1 and the soon-to-be finished DIY T-2, yes, keep those too.

 

HATE TO DO IT because it's a lot of gear and I built a shelf for it all - a silly reason, I know, but that's how it is with me.  Also, I kind of hate to sell the DIY amps, part of me is in those things.  But the more I listen to these Lambdas and the more I think about how the HD800's treble peak hurts my ears- yes actual pain, I have a bit of hyperacusis right where their peak is - the more I wonder "WHY??" 

 


It's a good decision! Don't burden yourself with stuff you don't like anymore.

post #1115 of 3004

Give 'em all to me...!

post #1116 of 3004
Quote:
Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Doesn't your LS have imbalance issues?
Nah, just sizzling. Have heard some slight sizzling when the t1 warms up with my sigma. It seems illogical. Mostly the sizzling sound starts after half an hour with my LS. Will try to open it up today (the LS). Perhaps also the sigma if I find it to be easy.
post #1117 of 3004
Can't even get the damn thing out of the housing!

EDIT: Got it out, yet have now idea what to do now.. No wonder it was stuck, that black gooey stuff from the pads made it stick quite a lot.
Edited by davidsh - 12/17/13 at 6:00am
post #1118 of 3004

Help :confused_face:

post #1119 of 3004

Why dont you open a musem of pre-II WW technology based headphones? 

post #1120 of 3004

Just today got one of the tiny, SRM-252S amps in for use with a Koss EsP950 headphone ... currently listening to the amp with my SR-307's and being fed by a little Cowon J3 (cause I'm at work and my main source gear  is at home) ...

 

And I gotta say ... humble amp and all, ultra affordable ... but even with the Cowon as a source, it is unbelievably good sounding. More clear/transparent than the T1W amp I recently sold (which sounded sort of dull compared to the 252S). Hard to believe how good it sounds....

 

Crazy...

post #1121 of 3004

KGSSHV?

 

A question for those who have heard both the KGSSHV  and the DIY T-2

  • How does the sound of the KGSSHV compare to the DIY T-2 on the SR-007 Mk1 -  ?

 

 

Heres a more general KGSSHV question

  • How does the KGSSHV sound on ordinary pro-bias Lambdas ? Does it sound WAY better than (for example) a T1, or just a BIT better, or maybe even not that much audible difference driving a Lambda over a T1?  (What I'm getting at here is - is the improvement from the KGSSHV only  audible on SR-007's?
post #1122 of 3004
Quote:
Originally Posted by milosz View Post
 

KGSSHV?

 

A question for those who have heard both the KGSSHV  and the DIY T-2

  • How does the sound of the KGSSHV compare to the DIY T-2 on the SR-007 Mk1 -  ?

 

 

Heres a more general KGSSHV question

  • How does the KGSSHV sound on ordinary pro-bias Lambdas ? Does it sound WAY better than (for example) a T1, or just a BIT better, or maybe even not that much audible difference driving a Lambda over a T1?  (What I'm getting at here is - is the improvement from the KGSSHV only  audible on SR-007's?

 

Check in the BHSE thread..

post #1123 of 3004
To my ears, between KGSSHV and DIY T2, DIY T2 is definitely a clear winner. 

Wachara C.
Edited by chinsettawong - 12/18/13 at 4:00pm
post #1124 of 3004

By about that much........

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01


Edited by wink - 12/18/13 at 6:00am
post #1125 of 3004

I have just received my Stax 507s.  I've read that the 323S is considered the best of the Stax amps.  However, I've read that a modified 727II is considered a better amp than the 323S.  I'm not very handy, so if I would have a 727II modified, I wouldn't know where to go for this.  So, if I had a choice between the 323S and the unmodified 727II, would the 323S be a better choice?  I'm looking for a solid state amp.  In what way would a modified 727II be superior to the 323S?

 

Since I've read that the 507 is bright and the 323S is clean and neutral, I assume that I would need to EQ the 507 to some extent.

 

Can anyone recommend any EQ software programs for a Mac?

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