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Will do, I gotta go now, thanks for the advice.

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...Looking at AnakChan's photos, the PM-1 doesn't have the superlux look...

 

If you hold it, or look at it more closely, I think you'd agree it's rather fancy. See my earlier post with closer-up photos:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685704/oppo-pm-1-a-new-planar-magnetic-headphone/375#post_9905771

 

It's pretty swanky.

post #663 of 1705

Jude: Are you pretty confident that Oppo will meet their estimated time frame and release these before the end of the year? 

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Jude: Are you pretty confident that Oppo will meet their estimated time frame and release these before the end of the year? 

 

Focker, I'm not sure, man. From my conversations with OPPO, they seem to me to be far more focused on getting it right than in getting it out by any specific date. (That's my take anyway.)

 

Personally, I'd be surprised to see it on dealer shelves before the end of the year; but, if it happens, that'd be great.

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Focker, I'm not sure, man. From my conversations with OPPO, they seem to me to be far more focused on getting it right than in getting it out by any specific date. (That's my take anyway.)

 

Personally, I'd be surprised to see it on dealer shelves before the end of the year; but, if it happens, that'd be great.

 

Good, that will give me more time to save up haha

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For a start, try HP's list found in early The Absolute Sound and Stereophile magazines. For another sampling, you can frequent Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw or master classes at Julliard, which I have. Just to disabuse you of the notion that this comes from a snob, as it does not, I was a rock musician who played with Hendrix, Richie Havens, Bob Dylan and John Sebastian, and studied with Happy Traum and Atilla Zoller...among other things. Truthfully, it has become trying for me to respond to some comments who prefer one-upsmanship over substance (not you in particular because you have a right to ask) and because of the general lack of respect at this website that appears to be frequented by more than a few youth with hearing issues from not listening to real music; some of these gents whom are clearly overopinionated and undereducated - and too boot, have low self-esteem. Over and out, enjoy, and Peace!

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That is exactly what I was thinking. Name a few well-known classical venues, then claim you understand other genres by spouting off some of the first rock names that come to your head. Finally, to seal the deal, claim that you dislike one-upsmanship, completely ignoring exactly what you attempted in the previous three sentences.

 

I'm almost utterly convinced he's just trying to troll us, but all these wild lies won't help his case if he's actually serious.

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There was only 25 of those made. Just a prototype design using a donor shell.

 

I guess we'll just have to see if they do end up succeeding for them. Maybe you are correct and they will fail if they are close to a grand.

 

The LCD-1 wasn't just a prototype.It (still) sounds incredibly good to my ears (without the powerful bass of the LCD2 though), and it is very light and comfortable. And not fragile.

 

It was also  inexpensive (incredibly cheap when also considering the discount on the LCD-2 for the LCD-1 buyers).

(The donor shell is not impressive looking though, but looks decieve, the LCD-1 is an amazing prototype.)

 

The point is, an incredibly good sounding orthodynamic does not have to be expensive.

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I kinda liked how he took issue with the "lack of respect at this website", and then in the same post proceeds to hack on a large segment of the head-fi population and criticize peoples' music preferences...how can people lack awareness to this degree? :blink: 

 

It was also laughable that he said there's nothing to talk about regarding the PM-1s cause they haven't been released yet. Pretty sure we're on page FORTY-FIVE lol. 


Edited by Focker - 11/8/13 at 1:22pm
post #670 of 1705
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If you hold it, or look at it more closely, I think you'd agree it's rather fancy. See my earlier post with closer-up photos:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685704/oppo-pm-1-a-new-planar-magnetic-headphone/375#post_9905771

It's pretty swanky.

Ok, thanks--it's not always easy to tell from the photos. I'm glad it's a quality build, but hope the price isn't too crazy.
post #671 of 1705

Oppo should authorize Jude to run a contest where we all post our guesses for the final MSRP upon release....then the winner receives a free pair :D

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Oppo should authorize Jude to run a contest where we all post our guesses for the final MSRP upon release....then the winner receives a free pair :D


I like the way you think, sir!

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Originally Posted by jude View Post
 

 

If you hold it, or look at it more closely, I think you'd agree it's rather fancy. See my earlier post with closer-up photos:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685704/oppo-pm-1-a-new-planar-magnetic-headphone/375#post_9905771

 

It's pretty swanky.

 

Yeah, looks luxurious to me too with pretty good quality material (leather pads, aluminum frame & probably mix with stainless steel), and since you actually feel it & convince its fancy and swanky,  the speculative equation will look like this..

 

Beautiful Wooden lacquer box + White padding top to bottom + the luxurious material  = Audiophile grade quality. (FOR NOW 11/8)

 

hhhmmm.. I am pretty convince that the earlier speculative $300 is totally out of the window now...

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I do agree that we will just have to be patient and wait for the Oppo to materialize. We can envision that the Oppo is of such quality that it deserves/requires the fancy box, and commence a savings account....$20 a day 'till the end of the year should add up to around $1000  :D

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Originally Posted by AGB100 View Post
 

For a start, try HP's list found in early The Absolute Sound and Stereophile magazines. For another sampling, you can frequent Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw or master classes at Julliard, which I have. Just to disabuse you of the notion that this comes from a snob, as it does not, I was a rock musician who played with Hendrix, Richie Havens, Bob Dylan and John Sebastian, and studied with Happy Traum and Atilla Zoller...among other things. Truthfully, it has become trying for me to respond to some comments who prefer one-upsmanship over substance (not you in particular because you have a right to ask) and because of the general lack of respect at this website that appears to be frequented by more than a few youth with hearing issues from not listening to real music; some of these gents whom are clearly overopinionated and undereducated - and too boot, have low self-esteem. Over and out, enjoy, and Peace!

Your just a person with 20 posts.....shaddup!  If you espouse the real world experience you claim? You wouldn't use your rants to belittle.... You would move more cautiously and then when the timing was right? Instruct, not denounce!

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