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post #1171 of 2487
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

"They" also say available "Early 2014"...or is that a typo, s/b 3014?


Depends on who's calendar they are using.

post #1172 of 2487

The "release date" makes me think of the old jazz standard " It's Too Late To Be Early."  I once fell in love with a prototype speaker, the Snell B type, based on its years of press and anticipation. When my local shop finally got a production pair after all the hoopla turned out to be outstanding in almost every way. I was able to arrange a free in-home audition and I ordered my own pair almost immediately. I still love them to this day. I admit to being very curious about the OPPO phones, I think my LCD2s can tide me over for a long time yet.

post #1173 of 2487
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post

They say 7layers in the diaphragm...
So the diaphram does not sound so thin in total, lol

I reckon that Oppo® is using a variation of RW/RP in the PM-1, with ultra-light-gauge gold wire spirals sandwiched in highly-flexible plastic (cannot guess between DuPont® Mylar® and Monsanto® Dynaflex® here, as either, both, or some new plastic might be in play).  Two opposing spiral conductors would be joined at the hub for such a diaphragm to both conduct and interact with the field between the arrays of neodymium-alloy magnets.  With seven layers, there could be a total of four spirals, as two pairs.

post #1174 of 2487
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

"They" also say available "Early 2014"...or is that a typo, s/b 3014?

 

LOL

post #1175 of 2487
You guys probably scared them away lol
post #1176 of 2487
I would say this and the he560 are to look at... Maybe the new Fostex as well but not believing in it lol
post #1177 of 2487
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post

I would say this and the he560 are to look at... Maybe the new Fostex as well but not believing in it lol

Edited by jibzilla - 6/2/14 at 11:40pm
post #1178 of 2487
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Lcd X?

That's almost twice as expensive and heavy as the 560... Depending on the PM price, it might compete directly.

The 560 will probably a very good value as is... Hopefully :D

post #1179 of 2487
The 560 will be. As long as they keep the air of the 6 with out any annoying spikes it will be a great headphone.
post #1180 of 2487
Been thinking that there OPPO is going to have to do a hat trick to compete with the current line of planar offerings. One thing it will need to do for sure is be as detailed as the lcd3. The he6 is detailed but the lcd-3 just pops. Detail at you. However. The lcd3 doesn't have the air of the 6.
post #1181 of 2487

Very pretty headphones. Any ideas about the pricing at this stage?

post #1182 of 2487

Always LOVED Magnepans. If these are anything like those...

post #1183 of 2487
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Originally Posted by tvr2500m View Post
 

Always LOVED Magnepans. If these are anything like those...

Fat chance...

post #1184 of 2487

All this hype....  been too long pfft....  I'm still reading but ain't waiting anymore.... 

post #1185 of 2487
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post
 

That's almost twice as expensive and heavy as the 560... Depending on the PM price, it might compete directly.

The 560 will probably a very good value as is... Hopefully :D


Edited by jibzilla - 6/2/14 at 11:29pm
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