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Groovin' on the John Scofield cd, Uberjam. Sounding mighty fine on the K812. Very deep, articulated bass, drums, snare and cymbal work all nicely accounted for. Great slam and presence. Scofield's guitar work just burns up everything, yet always tasty.

Good for you, MacBob! Hmmm... I swear I have that album buried somewhere in my collection. Some digging is in order... wink.gif
post #2852 of 2893

Enjoying the Gilberto Gil cd, "Parabolic" [Tropical Storm label], with the K812.

No complaints here!

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Good for you, MacBob! Hmmm... I swear I have that album buried somewhere in my collection. Some digging is in order... wink.gif
Dig it brother!
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It's Saturday night, sipping some wine and getting down and dirty with Muddy Waters Live. I am in the club with the band. Slide guitar sounds just about like the real thing. Muddy's growing and wailing, the band's burning up the joint.
The K812 just sounding better and better.
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post

It's Saturday night, sipping some wine and getting down and dirty with Muddy Waters Live. I am in the club with the band. Slide guitar sounds just about like the real thing. Muddy's growing and wailing, the band's burning up the joint.
The K812 just sounding better and better.

Excellent! Glad that you are enjoying it so, my friend!
post #2856 of 2893
MacBob,

You should try Ella in Hollywood. The timbre in her voice and the bass, cymbals and keyboards ring so true. And you hear the layers between each instrument on the soundstage... smily_headphones1.gif Of course, it is the magical voice of Ella...

Still chilling with the 812/BW out of the Woo Audio WA2. smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post

MacBob,

You should try Ella in Hollywood. The timbre in her voice and the bass, cymbals and keyboards ring so true. And you hear the layers between each instrument on the soundstage... smily_headphones1.gif Of course, it is the magical voice of Ella...

Still chilling with the 812/BW out of the Woo Audio WA2. smily_headphones1.gif
Very very nice Mr. K! I'll check out Ella next time I'm at Amoeba Records in LA. Have you tried any of the Frank Sinatra remastered on Mobile Fidelity? They sound stunning.
post #2858 of 2893
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Very very nice Mr. K! I'll check out Ella next time I'm at Amoeba Records in LA. Have you tried any of the Frank Sinatra remastered on Mobile Fidelity? They sound stunning.

Hmmm... I'll have to check up on that. I have his boxsets and a few of his dsd albums. But I'm not sure about this series. Are they new, MacBob? Thanks for the tip!
post #2859 of 2893
Yes, all SACS/hybrid discs, beautifully remastered. Sounds luscious on the 812. You really have eclectic tastes my friend.
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I mean SACD's.
post #2861 of 2893
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post

Yes, all SACS/hybrid discs, beautifully remastered. Sounds luscious on the 812. You really have eclectic tastes my friend.

Heheh! Thank you, kind sir! I'm just a glutton for good music. smily_headphones1.gif
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Ok so as i promised after about a month of usage Forza AudioWorks Noir Hybrid HPC cable I will try to compare it against stock cable.
 
everything below is my personal opinion.
Sorry english not my native language , google translate was used.

 

First i will try to explain how FAW sounds .Akg k812 do a very good job in sound separation right?
So this cable will increase this effect even more!
FAW Adds air between each instrument and also increase soundstage, It's also increase sound in all frequencies. So you will hear bass/mids/highs very clean/Textured/natural and full bodied!
Bass is much more powerfull and more textured compared to the stock cable , You won't miss any punch! :)
For example stock cable's bass after FAW feels less textured and feels more blurred.

 

Cons : I can say that if some recording was bad on k812 now they will be even worse , you will hear all flaws even better :)

 

I wanna add that this cable are very powerfull . At first I thought that all those cable replacement makes no noticeable sound changes .But  when I got FAW I was WOWed even more than when I moved from pc-soundcard to Lyr2/bifrost-uber.

 

When we go back to the stock cable after FAW you will hear smaller soundstage and less all those things I mentioned above and we getting darker and warmer sound.
I am not saying that FAW are bright or cold but stock cable warmer and darker for sure.
But every time I am listening to the stock cable I'm starting to get bored and I feel that I miss something.

So in my opinion if your goal Dark/Warm sound I dont think that this cable for you. 
But if you want more punch in the bass and you wanna feel live sound as if you are in the recording studio this cable for you!

 

My music preference metal/rock/dubstep/pop etc. 

Thanks for reading.

 

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HD700, K812 and dx90 gain settings

 

[i've posted this in 3 threads, fwiw, on the theory that it might have relevance for each.]

 

music for testing:

 

1. melos quartet schubert's “death and the maiden” 2nd movement- I like the melos' performance for its prominent cello and for its emotionality culminating in periodic very high, richly textured, notes from the first violin. The cello would display the bass but not the lowest bass. the violin would demonstrate the treble.

 

2. Charlie hayden & pat methany- “first song [for ruth]” – hayden's playing on the double bass goes down to what I think are the lowest notes the instrument can produce.

 

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I posted some time ago that my hd700 sounded dull and lifeless when driven by my dx90, but only later realized that i'd only tried it on low gain. So last night I tried it on high gain, and compared it to its performance when driven by my integrated amp [nad c 375 bee].

 

Indeed it performed much better on the high gain setting. Across the spectrum, it preserved the sounds produced by the hd700 when driven by my amp. The soundstage, however, was somewhat smaller. With my amp, the hd700 produces a 225o soundstage [approx of course], while from the dx90 on high gain it was more like 135o.

 

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I've been listening to my k812 on low gain from the dx90, and took this opportunity to try it from the amp. In general, the k812 has more bass and treble extension than the hd700, and sounds a lot airier, with more separation of instruments. In comparison, the hd700 sounds slightly congested, and the lowest notes lack texture and sound dull compared with the k812. The k812 sounds better; it should, as it costs twice as much. [I decided last night that I should sell my hd700. Pm me if you're interested, u.s. only.]

 

From the dx90 on low gain, the k812 produces a very airy sound, with excellent separation of the instruments, with good extension and texture across the spectrum. It produces about a 135o soundstage. I tried the k812 from my amp, not clear about how the impedance mismatch would affect its performance. The k812 then produced the same sound, but with a 225o soundstage.

 

Some time ago i'd tried the k812 on the dx90's high gain, and thought the sound was actually degraded on that setting. I decided last night to try the medium gain setting, which i'd [falsely] assumed would also degrade the sound, but to a lesser extent. Instead the medium gain setting produced a 225o soundstage while maintaining the quality of the sound. This is how i'll listen to the dx90 in the future.

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Many one here interested in my HD800 with both Sennheiser balanced and stock cable PM me. Haven't much used it in a long time.
post #2865 of 2893
Man. Either I can't spell or I'm just plain sloppy. I meant to type anyone here interested in the above post.
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