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post #16 of 61

OOppss!   The  speakers and triode amps were far more expensive is what I meant to say!   
The Slants are almost dirt cheap in comparison, particularly compared to the speakers.  Pardon

my musical daze...need to get back to my slants, I hear them burning in the background and

they are demanding that I listen!   Hehehehe...hahaha...MUHAHA!

 

 

Happy Listening,

 

jgwtriode

post #17 of 61

And as far as driving them...!  You wouldn't believe how they Sound with my Samsung Galaxy Note 3.   Yes they actually

work and play reasonably loud.   MUHAHA!  %-)_,

 

 

 

Happy Listening,

 

 

jgwtriode

post #18 of 61
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Interesting read. How about posting a few pics?

 

Congrats on your purchase!! It seems that they are a hit. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here they are. No that is not blue, just the lighting.  They are black, like the background on which they play! 

Note the Slanted earpads, they are luxurious and custom made!

 

Well finished but not particularly stunning...ahh but beauty is in the eye/ear of the beholder.

And these are gorgeous.   Thank Luis, thank him very much!

 

Happy Listening,

 

jgwtriode

post #19 of 61

Eye candy... yum

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Originally Posted by jgwtriode View Post
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here they are. No that is not blue, just the lighting.  They are black, like the background on which they play! 

Note the Slanted earpads, they are luxurious and custom made!

 

Well finished but not particularly stunning...ahh but beauty is in the eye/ear of the beholder.

And these are gorgeous.   Thank Luis, thank him very much!

 

Happy Listening,

 

jgwtriode

post #20 of 61

Oh I'll be getting it soon!  They are done!  MUAHahahahahaaaaa.....:evil:

post #21 of 61
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Oh I'll be getting it soon!  They are done!  MUAHahahahahaaaaa.....evil_smiley.gif

Very nice! So which version are you getting. They get even better with burn in.
They are flat amazing!

Happy Listening,

Jgwtriode
post #22 of 61
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Very nice! So which version are you getting. They get even better with burn in.
They are flat amazing!

Happy Listening,

Jgwtriode

The "starving student" version.  

 

Just to let you guys know.  If anyone is interested, I'm selling some things.  =)

post #23 of 61
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The "starving student" version.  

 

Just to let you guys know.  If anyone is interested, I'm selling some things.  =)

Congrats...looking forward to what you think of them.   Still burning mine in when not listening.   100 hours of serious burn-in is about the usual before I think transducers really sound the way they

are finally going to actually sound.  Mine are at about 30+!  After that I will run some demag sweeps  with my XLO disc and my Sheffeild MDMS disc. The Slants are amazing right from the get go but they are getting better with burn-in.  Main difference, sound is fuller, more dyanmic, space slightly larger, a hint more detail and just more relaxed presentation while actually sounding more involving(paradoxical).   Odd fact their is some world music group out there called the Paradox Trio that have a song called Flying at a Slant.   Found that quite interesting during a google search on Paradox Slants.

 

Very Happy Listening,

 

jgwtriode

post #24 of 61
Thread Starter 

Or you could just try listening to them straight out of the box. I've used my Slants for well over a hundred hours at this point and I certainly have not noticed any changes. They sounded "right" out of the box and they sound "right" now.

post #25 of 61

How do your Slants compare to your Mad Dogs?

post #26 of 61
Thread Starter 

Oh, hell. I forgot to take those off the list. I can't give a direct comparison because I recently sold the MD 3.2. However, I recall hearing and thinking that the treble on the Slants was more neutral than on the 3.2, which rolls off a bit earlier and more steeply than the Slants. I could be mistaken, but I also felt that the bass sounded more detailed in the Slants. I was more easily able to hear reverberation on tracks and the bass felt more textured overall. The midrange is quite similar between the two, though due to being more neutral, the Slants sound a bit less "thick" or congested in that area. The soundstage also seemed larger to me, providing both a wider and deeper stereo image.

 

Of course, take this with a grain of salt. I've been without the MD for almost a month, so it has been some time since I directly compared them.

post #27 of 61
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Or you could just try listening to them straight out of the box. I've used my Slants for well over a hundred hours at this point and I certainly have not noticed any changes. They sounded "right" out of the box and they sound "right" now.

Absitively,  I listened to them for a couple hours after I hurriedly opened the box and scattered packing material.  They were amazing out of the box and then " They got betta".  Stealing some lines

from Monty Python's Holy Grail.     After 20 hours, they are definetly richer, more ambient, more dynamic, more relaxed, and there was a very subtle mechanical coloration that although not unpleasent is no longer there.  Would not argue that they don't sound correct out of the box, but I find everything sounds better after running quite a few hours of random white, pink, and frequency sweep noise and tones seems to just make sure the transducers are hit with everything.   There are very few audio devices I have owned that don't benefit from burn-in, some are definetly not right

until they have substantial burn-in.  That is not the case with these.  They just improve incrementally and it does require me listening to music I am intimately familiar with to assign a number to that degree of difference.  Without that I would simple describe that most people with a discerning ear would find it a subtle improvement.  But multiple subtle improvements lead to noticeable improvements.  YMMW, its all in the ears of the beholder, maybe somewhat in the mind.  But sound reproduction is ultimately psychoacoustic as well, so subjectivity is part of the equation.

 

In the end it's all about,

 

Happy Listening,

 

jgwtriode

post #28 of 61

Should be ymmv, pardon my errant typing skills, I do not have the manual dexterity I used to enjoy at a younger age...lol!!!!!

post #29 of 61
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Oh I'll be getting it soon!  They are done!  MUAHahahahahaaaaa.....:evil:

So when is the blessed arrival???  hehehehhahahaha Muhahaha!

post #30 of 61
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So when is the blessed arrival???  hehehehhahahaha Muhahaha!

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