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post #706 of 710
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

Interesting. Hope the final product can be released soon.

I don't see any place it can be fit into Ember tho. Hope there's a way.

If you talk to Frans again, please mention about filters for hd800. Need some help on the treble there smily_headphones1.gif
I found my fav tube for hd800 now, i find 12au7 has the most gentle lower treble for 800 while still maintain its sparly and airyness. Very nice and spacey.

 

It will not fit the Ember, will be separate module that will go between the source and the Garage1217 amps. As far as I know the design for the filter module is ready.

You can talk with Frans yourself if you register at diyah boards. ;)

post #707 of 710
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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

Interesting. Hope the final product can be released soon.

I don't see any place it can be fit into Ember tho. Hope there's a way.

If you talk to Frans again, please mention about filters for hd800. Need some help on the treble there smily_headphones1.gif
I found my fav tube for hd800 now, i find 12au7 has the most gentle lower treble for 800 while still maintain its sparly and airyness. Very nice and spacey.

Redbull, if you come onto our forum, he's there every day. Been chatting with him this morning since he's made a SeNNator for me. Jeremy is also a member. Myself, Frans and Javier are the moderators.

I don't think Frans did an HD800 filter although he recognises that the hd800 might be improved by one. What he does is measure the frequency response of headphones and creates a circuit that targets peaks and creates an opposite frequency response curve in order to get them as close to flat as possible. The less to alter, the better the results. First of all, he sometimes tries to fix peaks with physical alterations. He's done absolute marvels for a cheap Philips Cityscape. They are fantastic after just physical alterations.

In order to get the filter right, he needs to measure the headphone response and I don't think he's measured an HD800 yet.

My HD650 is sublime with filter. The depth of the bass is truly outstanding and he's also shaved off the mid bass hump. Not touched the treble, but the result is outstanding. It becomes clearer in the top because the mid bass hump has gone and the thwack that you can get in the bass is awesome.

It caused me to completely shift my expectations of headphones after 45 years of listening on headphones. Not much gets close. It resulted in me buying a th900 actually, but I still return to the Senns as my reference.

Try this .... Small forum but really nice guys and much more 'intimate' atmosphere tbh. You're really welcome. Your avatar is a bit scary though!!! wink.gif

http://diyah.boards.net
Edited by iancraig10 - 4/19/15 at 3:10am
post #708 of 710
Thanks Ian, I will join the forum. But i am not a diy-er tho. Still relevant?

Hahaha. I love watching movies and Joker, particularly in The Dark Knight, plays very nicely. He 'sucked' me into the movie. It sad that he commited suicide.
Don't worry i wont bite, hahaha.
post #709 of 710
No, it's not really so much diy as diy help really. Frans is an absolutely top notch guy. Extremely informative and helpful on the headphone modding side and of course, his designing of the Garage amps. He's totally changed my outlook on headphone listening. (Possibly his own too!!)

What he's achieved with the hd650 is just outstanding and would hold you back from buying an ultra expensive high end headphone tbh.

Not only that, but he has modded some Philips cheapies to a standard you just wouldn't believe. He's selling two that he's done as well.

My listening has really gone up a long way since knowing Frans.

There's also Javier who does computer based music and I do the music section because I'm a musician.

It's a small forum but actually, I quite like that about it as well.

I'm known as the Rabbit on there. (Cos I talk a lot) wink.gif
post #710 of 710
Sounds fun.

We need at least one Rabbit in each forum to warm up the room smily_headphones1.gif
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