or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New Zealand meet, May 24th in Auckland - Page 7  

post #91 of 366
Thread Starter 
Audio Reference will be in attendance now also guys smily_headphones1.gif

They'll be bringing a range of high-end stuff for our listening pleasure (headphone gear, they do specialise in speaker-fi to obit that is beyond the scope of this event). I'm especially keen to hear the Chord Hugo, which I believe they will have by then.

I will post a list collating people's gear shortly.

Hopefully some other stuff to announce soon.
post #92 of 366
Quote:
Originally Posted by networkn View Post
 

If I can make it, I'll be bringing along my home made crack amp, all things going well, with the speedball upgrade.

 

ooooh excellent! I might bring my T1's to try out on your crack. :)

post #93 of 366
Quote:
Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post

Audio Reference will be in attendance now also guys smily_headphones1.gif

They'll be bringing a range of high-end stuff for our listening pleasure (headphone gear, they do specialise in speaker-fi to obit that is beyond the scope of this event). I'm especially keen to hear the Chord Hugo, which I believe they will have by then.

I will post a list collating people's gear shortly.

Hopefully some other stuff to announce soon.

 

The Hugo looks mighty interesting. Pricey though. 

post #94 of 366

Let's not let this thread die now... Somebody post something, anything :D

post #95 of 366
Rolled a E80CC in the Crack today and it never sounded better.
Even with low impedance Magnums.

Sadly this combination can't be checked out at the meet!
Edited by silversurfer616 - 2/14/14 at 11:27pm
post #96 of 366

Picking up my pair of matched Tesla 7DJ8 on Monday, hope I won't be disappointed. If I am though, there's always the Telefunken 6DJ8...at an extra price unfortunately.

post #97 of 366
Quote:
Originally Posted by silversurfer616 View Post

Rolled a E80CC in the Crack today and it never sounded better.
Even with low impedance Magnums.

Sadly this combination can't be checked out at the meet!

Unfortunate indeed!

 

I will be adding a solid-state amp to my gear lineup before the meet. Haven't 100% decided which one yet, but the Violectric V200 is tempting....

 

And I will post my Discogs profile at some point so others can see what records I'm bringing to the meet - my collection has doubled since I last updated my profile!

post #98 of 366
Violectric.....german quality!
Good choice,Frank!
post #99 of 366

really nice to see other NZ based headphone enthusiasts are out there :gs1000smile:

post #100 of 366

My pair of Tesla 7DJ8 NOS has finally arrived, but I'm having a hard time trying to 'justify' its price. It costs more than my Philips 6DJ8 A-Frame, but I think I still prefer the latter... The most apparent difference is the Philips has more 'body', more 'weight' to the music. The guitar strings and vocals sounds fuller, while the Tesla sounds a bit thinner.

post #101 of 366
^ IIRC the Tesla is like Telefunken, Siemens etc. Harder, clearer, more 'neutral' and balanced. Sometimes described as more S/S-like but also holographic.

You're pairing with a Lyr right? Give them some time. You might get to like them...
post #102 of 366
Quote:
Originally Posted by AiDee View Post

^ IIRC the Tesla is like Telefunken, Siemens etc. Harder, clearer, more 'neutral' and balanced. Sometimes described as more S/S-like but also holographic.

You're pairing with a Lyr right? Give them some time. You might get to like them...

 

Nah I'm pairing them with a WA3. You're right I think, the Tesla does make my WA3 more solid-state-like. Perhaps that's why I still kinda preferred the Philips A-Frame, but that doesn't mean I don't like the Tesla. But they are growing in me though, who knows, I might grow to like them more than the Philips. 

post #103 of 366
You never know with valves. I prefer fairly neutral sound and prize transparency and detail but not produced by being dry. I have 1 or 2 valves that seemed to have too much of that character though and so I couldn't use them - until I got a DAC (the BMC PureDAC) which gave me a lot more resolution and quality in the bass. Suddenly these were just what I needed.

Haven't heard a Woo yet. Pretty good I understand!
post #104 of 366

Most likely will have a ALO Audio Studio Six in my hands and on display for the meet ;)

post #105 of 366
Quote:
Originally Posted by Revogamer View Post
 

Most likely will have a ALO Audio Studio Six in my hands and on display for the meet ;)

 

Schiit just got real... A true end game amp to display? Mate you're going to kill many wallets there :D

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
This thread is locked