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post #166 of 2244
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Well the Ref1 and Tera are beautiful pairing...better than with 1plus2 from memory.

Well, I've been spending the past couple of days with the Ref 1 & Tera Player, and I have to agree with Mimouille that it's an excellent pairing. I haven't seen it mentioned as much as the pairing with 1p2, but I guess the Ref 1 is relatively new. smily_headphones1.gif
post #167 of 2244
Thread Starter 
We need to ask Jude to give us back the old Tera Player threads.
All the work of all those years been deleted with a single click.
He can keep them locked but to allow us to read and save that precious information about this awesome DAP,we are the community after all who support and built the Head Fi.
Thank you Jude, please let us have them back.
Edited by musicday - 9/7/14 at 11:16am
post #168 of 2244

I think you've already given the mods plenty of work.:wink:

post #169 of 2244
I can summarize all the preceding threads:

Some people love the simplicity / awesome analog sound / found the right pairing.

Others dislike the lack of screen / pickiness of pairing/ price.

Some others are just haters and should shut up.

Charles designed a wonderful object and is a bit of an original in terms of communication, not always for the best. His price hikes seems random and ridiculous but he forces no one to buy.

The Tera pairs very well with some high impedance BA such as the SE5, some dynamic drivers within the FAD range or other brands, and some hybrids such as Tralucent.

It does NOT pair well with most low impedance multi BA, depending on their impedance curve, as the output caps might entail major bass cut off. Miracles and K3003 are to be avoided. And in general an impedance adapter does not help as it just adds impedance into the chain.

The random function does not work well and the algorithm can be improved by sending it back to Charles (who will also improve other minor stuff for free).

I love my stealth Tera and it helps me get all the girls (even though my stunning looks do help).

musicday loves his Tera A LOT and would marry it given the legal possibility.

The Tera is not perfect but has great qualities and still hold his own today vs. the top DAPs.
Edited by Mimouille - 9/7/14 at 6:55pm
post #170 of 2244
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

I can summarize all the preceding threads:

Some people love the simplicity / awesome analog sound / found the right pairing.

Others dislike the lack of screen / pickiness of pairing/ price.

Some others are just haters and should shut up.

Charles designed a wonderful object and is a bit of an original in terms of communication, not always for the best. His price hikes seems random and ridiculous but he forces no one to buy.

The Tera pairs very well with some high impedance BA such as the SE5, some dynamic drivers within the FAD range or other brands, and some hybrids such as Tralucent.

It does NOT pair well with most low impedance multi BA, depending on their impedance curve, as the output caps might entail major bass cut off. Miracles and K3003 are to be avoided. And in general an impedance adapter does not help as it just adds impedance into the chain.

The random function does not work well and the algorithm can be improved by sending it back to Charles (who will also improve other minor stuff for free).

I love my stealth Tera and it helps me get all the girls (even though my stunning looks do help).

musicday loves his Tera A LOT and would marry it given the legal possibility.

The Tera is not perfect but has great qualities and still hold his own today vs. the top DAPs.

Bravo, Mimouille! Well summarized as ever. Thank you! smily_headphones1.gif
post #171 of 2244
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post


Bravo, Mimouille! Well summarized as ever. Thank you! smily_headphones1.gif

 

I would add that the way Charles personally closed one of those threads was incredibly original (posted some outrageous german punk video as reply to someone getting on his nerves - it was a lot of fun reading through astonished reactions of forum readers and Charles was banned once and for all for that little outburst - but it's fair to say at least he went out in style :veryevil: 

post #172 of 2244
Sigh... I think I mucked up my SD card & corrupted it in the process: I occasional have songs suddenly skip to another track midway thru playback of a song. frown.gif
post #173 of 2244

I am not sure how many Tera owners own this iem, but I just thought I would add this to the collective knowledge base: the ACS T1 pairs well with the Tera Player - it really brings out and complements the organic sig of the Tera Player. The impedance of the T1 is 70 ohms. The characteristic of the T1 is its slight warmth while maintaining very good clarity for a 3 driver iem. I guess this sits very well with the analog sound of the Tera Player. :atsmile: It may have to do with the fact that the T1 is made in silicon. It's a very sonically pleasing combination indeed.

post #174 of 2244
The SE5 impedance is 135 and also silicone, so I guess we have a trend here biggrin.gif
post #175 of 2244
Oh Kiats. Oh, Oh, Oh. What have you done to me smily_headphones1.gif
Having just acquired a Roxanne Universal which, by the way, definitely does not match well with the Tera. I thought I'd have a break from buying.
Now I want the ACS T1. Oh well smily_headphones1.gif
Want, want, want smily_headphones1.gif
post #176 of 2244
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

The SE5 impedance is 135 and also silicone, so I guess we have a trend here biggrin.gif

Indeed, Mike! Lovely resonance because of the mysterious ways sound waves travel through silicon... smily_headphones1.gif
post #177 of 2244
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post


Indeed, Mike! Lovely resonance because of the mysterious ways sound waves travel through silicon... smily_headphones1.gif


Buy the SE5.Buy the SE5.Buy the SE5.Buy the SE5.

post #178 of 2244
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Buy the SE5.Buy the SE5.Buy the SE5.Buy the SE5.

Heheh! Na... Too many iems as it is. smily_headphones1.gif
post #179 of 2244
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Heheh! Na... Too many iems as it is. smily_headphones1.gif

Nonsense...it is like saying too many mistresses...oh wait....

post #180 of 2244
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Nonsense...it is like saying too many mistresses...oh wait....

Heheh! Mike, this would be a good time to claim the 5th.... wink.gif
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