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Thats not really revolutionary, the HE-400 has had magnets on a single side for a while now wink.gif
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It's always a trade-off with different technologies. We just get to pick the trade-offs we like most.

Exactly.

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You visited has Pierre in France customcoco.?


Edited by superfred21 - 12/13/13 at 1:55am
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In my long experience with high-fidelity no technology can really break the mould without adding its own amount of troubles, so as to make other technologies obsolete...

 

Plasma headphones, though, would get me very excited.

 

If I remember correctly, you were about 17 years old last summer !
Oh, yes ! You must have years of experience in the high end headphones area ! :wink_face:

 

Pierre

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While I don't think 'stats will ever become obsolete, as long as Stax is around, I do think it is a dead-end personally because with them I have no options if I don't like anything about the voicing. Also, I can only use them with one kind of amp, and of those amps there are only a handful of very good models, all of which are hard to obtain.


Edited by Currawong - 12/13/13 at 5:52am
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Superfred21 (Frederick) and Shiva 1.39 (Pierre Paya on HCFR), since I see you here in this thread, you confirm here (on Head-Fi) your impressions of listening reported in the French forum HCFR, ie your Any of the Abyss (+ Fostex HP-A8 amp) at Stax SR-009 (+ Electra amp)? 
I would not give here a misinterpretation.;)

 

Eric


Edited by eric65 - 12/13/13 at 4:36am
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Yes I confirm.

I would like to say that I have also listened the Abyss with my new Audiovalve RKV MKIII.

So the abyss is even better with the RKV III than when we listened it with the HP-A8

Pierre 

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If I remember correctly, you were about 17 years old last summer !
Oh, yes ! You must have years of experience in the high end headphones area ! :wink_face:

 

Pierre


Oh yeah.

 

Well I guess that you could say that, since my father was an audiophile long before I was born. I've spent my childhood surrounded by high-end equipment, I've got my first stax at age 10 and loved hi-fi before I even loved cars. "A man's life is measured in achievement, not in years alone" to paraphrase Bruce Mclaren

 

If I understand it correctly you are (or will be) selling the Abyss at your shop? You should really get that Member Of The Trade badge, so that people could understand who they're talking to, a dealer that is.

 

If you read my posts closely you'll see that I've never attacked anyone nor anything at all, so why the hell are we getting into personal attacks? I only gave my own viewpoint (about a general idea, not a product in particular), whether you agree with me or not is up to you.

 

On a more personal note : who told you that you could spread details about me on the pages of a public forum? Who has to know how old I am?

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Very light argumentation customcoco.

 

"une grande expérience" attend quelques années !

 

 

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Very light argumentation customcoco.

 

"une grande expérience" attend quelques années !

 

 

 


There's no need to argue.

 

That doesn't make my point any less valid. I've had the immense chance to get to hear most of the great past and present cans out there, (r10's HE90's l3000's HP1000's and so on) on a lengthy basis. I have just as much experience (in hi-fi) as anybody out there.

 

One doesn't have to be old to knowledgeable. That would be like trying to explain how to drive to a 20 years-old F1 driver. (That's perhaps not the best comparison, though but I'm sure that you get my point.)

 

Since when are you actively involved in this hobby of ours?


Edited by customcoco - 12/13/13 at 7:01am
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There's no need to argue.

 

That doesn't make my point any less valid. I've had the immense chance to get to hear most of the great past and present cans out there, (r10's HE90's l3000's HP1000's and so on) on a lengthy basis. I have just as much experience (in hi-fi) as anybody out there.

 

One doesn't have to be old to knowledgeable. That would be like trying to explain how to drive to a 20 years-old F1 driver. (That's perhaps not the best comparison, though but I'm sure that you get my point.)

 

Since when are you actively involved in this hobby of ours?

Since 1997.

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Since 1997.

 

Cool, does that make you any less knowledgeable (or even experienced for that matter) than somebody who started in the 80's? That would be an obnoxious argument, wouldn't it? Yes it would.

 

EDIT: I've started playing the piano at age 5 and it was the same thing. I've grown tired of people telling me that I'm less competent because of my young age. The respect one deserves is not proportionnal to one's age.


Edited by customcoco - 12/13/13 at 7:23am
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It seems they may have their strengths and weaknesses. http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/jps-labs-abyss-ab-1266-planar-magnetic-headphones

 

This excellent review of Tyll must be revised shortly.

 

It seems that the copy provided to Tyll was defective.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/569024/question-about-amps-for-the-stax-sr-009/570#post_10029708

 

New measurements must be made with a flawless copy of Abyss.

 

Eric


Edited by eric65 - 12/13/13 at 7:27am
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Lets not put that cart in front of the horse just yet. Gary

 

oops!


Edited by Guss2 - 12/13/13 at 7:31am
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