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post #151 of 2256
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post

This thread is very helpful for new owners. smily_headphones1.gif Can I ask a question in respect of combos that doesn't seem to have been explored thus far: what is the synergy of the Tera Player with Final Audio Design iems? Any experience would be much appreciated.

Thanks! smily_headphones1.gif

There were more threads, they all disappeared silently one night...

 

I tried one of the Heaven range at a meet (it was long ago so I don't remember which model :() and was not impressed but back along people were raving over the gold Piano Forte / Tera combo, but saying it was an acquired taste.  From looking at your signature it seems you have them all so I guess you like them and it's worth a try.  If you don't like it you could always use it with your Tralucents - everyone likes them! 

 

You didn't ask but it's worth mentioning, the K3003 sound terrible out of the Tera.

post #152 of 2256
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There were more threads, they all disappeared silently one night...

I tried one of the Heaven range at a meet (it was long ago so I don't remember which model frown.gif ) and was not impressed but back along people were raving over the gold Piano Forte / Tera combo, but saying it was an acquired taste.  From looking at your signature it seems you have them all so I guess you like them and it's worth a try.  If you don't like it you could always use it with your Tralucents - everyone likes them! 

You didn't ask but it's worth mentioning, the K3003 sound terrible out of the Tera.

Thanks for your views! Yes, the PFs out of anything would be an acquired taste... wink.gif

Ah... The AKGs were at the back of my mind... Thanks for sharing your experience! smily_headphones1.gif
post #153 of 2256
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Originally Posted by suicidal_orange View Post
 

There were more threads, they all disappeared silently one night...

 

I tried one of the Heaven range at a meet (it was long ago so I don't remember which model :() and was not impressed but back along people were raving over the gold Piano Forte / Tera combo, but saying it was an acquired taste.  From looking at your signature it seems you have them all so I guess you like them and it's worth a try.  If you don't like it you could always use it with your Tralucents - everyone likes them! 

 

You didn't ask but it's worth mentioning, the K3003 sound terrible out of the Tera.

 

Yes, the K3003's have a low impedance (8 Ohms) and are very sensitive (125 Hz). Equals no bass and sound (IMO) as if there're playing through a tin can with the Tera. Ouch!!!

 

Should add as a p.s:

that this is with the 'Reference' filter fitted.


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 9/3/14 at 8:17am
post #154 of 2256
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

Yes, the K3003's have a low impedance (8 Ohms) and are very sensitive (125 Hz). Equals no bass and sound (IMO) as if there're playing through a tin can with the Tera. Ouch!!!

Should add as a p.s:
that this is with the 'Reference' filter fitted.

Thanks! Hmm.. Will try the Final Audio Heaven series and FI-BA-SS in due course as well. smily_headphones1.gif
post #155 of 2256
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Originally Posted by suicidal_orange View Post

There were more threads, they all disappeared silently one night...

I tried one of the Heaven range at a meet (it was long ago so I don't remember which model frown.gif ) and was not impressed but back along people were raving over the gold Piano Forte / Tera combo, but saying it was an acquired taste.  From looking at your signature it seems you have them all so I guess you like them and it's worth a try.  If you don't like it you could always use it with your Tralucents - everyone likes them! 

You didn't ask but it's worth mentioning, the K3003 sound terrible out of the Tera.

I am pleased with the performance of my PF-IX and LAB with the Tera despite the low impedance of these phones.
post #156 of 2256
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Originally Posted by HiFlight View Post

I am pleased with the performance of my PF-IX and LAB with the Tera despite the low impedance of these phones.

Thanks, HiFlight! I am glad to hear that! smily_headphones1.gif
post #157 of 2256
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post


Thanks for your views! Yes, the PFs out of anything would be an acquired taste... wink.gif

One that I'm in a way glad I've never had the chance to try - could have been a wallet emptying experience...

 

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Originally Posted by HiFlight View Post


I am pleased with the performance of my PF-IX and LAB with the Tera despite the low impedance of these phones.

I hadn't heard of the LAB so had to have a look - very pretty!  They shouldn't sound good on paper but that just goes to show specs aren't everything :)

post #158 of 2256
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Originally Posted by suicidal_orange View Post

One that I'm in a way glad I've never had the chance to try - could have been a wallet emptying experience...

I hadn't heard of the LAB so had to have a look - very pretty!  They shouldn't sound good on paper but that just goes to show specs aren't everything smily_headphones1.gif

Yes, the PFs are very addictive and not for the faint hearted. smily_headphones1.gif The Lab1 is another one which is lush and addictive.
post #159 of 2256
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Originally Posted by Nirmalanow View Post

Great to see some Tera discussion again on here. I have not been keeping up as I am shifting my focus to another hobby for now. Sadly, this means my Tera is up for sale again on here in case anyone is interested. It is still the best source I have ever owned.

Edit: It just sold, so a new Tera owner should be very happy soon.

Thanks for this, Nirmalanow! The Tera has safely arrived at its new home. smily_headphones1.gif It will be loved and cherished.

post #160 of 2256
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Enjoy your Tera Player Kiats and please report if you find any headphones that work really well with it.smily_headphones1.gif
post #161 of 2256
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Originally Posted by musicday View Post

Enjoy your Tera Player Kiats and please report if you find any headphones that work really well with it.smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks, musicday! Do iems count? Happy to report that Final Audio Design's FI-BA-SS sounds spectacular with the Tera: great soundstage and layering. And the details... Breathtaking combo. smily_headphones1.gif
post #162 of 2256
I am happy to confirm that the Ref1 and the Lab1 are excellent with the Tera Player. smily_headphones1.gif

And sadly it is true that the AKG K3003 sounds rather flat... frown.gif
post #163 of 2256

Glad that it has found a home where it will be appreciated :)

post #164 of 2256
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Originally Posted by Nirmalanow View Post

Glad that it has found a home where it will be appreciated smily_headphones1.gif

Most definitely it has! Thanks, Daniel! Very kind of you. smily_headphones1.gif
post #165 of 2256
Well the Ref1 and Tera are beautiful pairing...better than with 1plus2 from memory.
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