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post #556 of 645
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Originally Posted by philodox
That wasnt really the impression of the omegas that I got from reading about them on here... hmmm... maybe they arent my holy grail When did you hear a kgss? And this 'custom princess tube set amp'... is that the amp that Minya has?
ZZZ had a kgss that I listened to a few times. Minya has one as well. The custom amp is the one sitting at fab audio.

And i'm not saying the omegas have rolled off highs, there is still plenty of highs (very nice too). They are very transparent and detailed and smooth so they might still be your holy grail. ^^
Read darth_nut's comments on there bass. Luxourious bass I think he called it.

Biggie.
post #557 of 645
If the 010 has more bass than the Stax, then I no longer have a need to lust after the Stax *goes back to his Koss KSC-35 in blissful ignorance*
post #558 of 645
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Originally Posted by NotoriousBIG_PJ
ZZZ had a kgss that I listened to a few times. Minya has one as well.
really... well I hope minya brings it to tomeks in a couple weeks
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Originally Posted by NotoriousBIG_PJ
The custom amp is the one sitting at fab audio.
cool, I didnt know they made electrostatic amps
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Originally Posted by NotoriousBIG_PJ
And i'm not saying the omegas have rolled off highs, there is still plenty of highs (very nice too). They are very transparent and detailed and smooth so they might still be your holy grail. ^^
Read darth_nut's comments on there bass. Luxourious bass I think he called it.
lol... well I dont know if I should be breathing a sigh of relief or cursing you... but its good to hear that I can still dream about them
post #559 of 645
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Originally Posted by Nik
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After a lot of headpohnes and most of the best onthe world, I have now this concept: I judge the best headphone (and even amps and sorces ...) that one that has the biggest "variablity" in sound. If you can listen some of your CD so bad, but so bad that you never whant to hear them another time and when you can listen another CD so good, so good that you cannot stop your player, surely you have the best setup you can desire... this is only my personal opinion. I do not whant more that kind of systems that gives to the owner hours and hours of pleasure ... NO! If I whant this I go the concert. I do not need to have the Linn Sondek just for this... I remember one of the most pleasure setup I had was the little Rega Planet with the MF Xcan and the Grado RS-1, good, very good and all the CD was so good and the music was very relaxed ... I do not whant more a thing like that! Or even the RP5 cav + HD 650, the same very, very good music I listened from that setup...

The Qualia 010 (I think is the most advanced headphone ever made) has this "variability" so hi, that I never see before. This is the first point I consider when I judge one headphone !!!

Best!
Nicola
I understand what you are saying. You equate a "forgiving" phone with one that is masking the inadequacies of the source. A "variable" phone would stink with stinky sources, and shine with shiny sources. The HD650 would hit a limit where it could no longer improve in sound with sources that are too, hmm, "shiny." But the 010 can shine as far as the source can. So my koss clips sound "just fine" with any source, but your 010 will sound like crap with bad recordings/rigs, and run circles around lesser phones if given the potential.

It's a philosophy I can understand. And the pursuit of which I cannot afford. So I look forward to the continued reading of your quest for the ultimate can with the ultimate rig with the ultimate recording - resulting in hopefully more than a few minutes of pure unadulterated sonic nirvana! I will have to be satisfied with "ignorant bliss" and listen to hours of unfatiguing cans that are a bit forgiving of crappy recordings on my forgiving rig. (but i'm already starting to find, hmm, 20% of my CDs to be useless now, and everything on my ipod under 128ripped to be unlistenable. curse you, head-fi!)

Edit - I just realized that, if given my rig and recordings, Nik would probably find 100% of it unlistenable. I'm already at 20% - i fear for my wallet if i have to start hunting down "purer" recordings - and that route might deter me from some great sonic gems that just have crappy fidelity. I wonder if I'll start listening to more organ music and chorales if i continue down this road? Farewell, New Order and Depeche Mode!
post #560 of 645
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jahn
If the 010 has more bass than the Stax, then I no longer have a need to lust after the Stax *goes back to his Koss KSC-35 in blissful ignorance*
Yes, the Qualia 010/RP010 has more bass than the Omega II (SRM 007t), but even more hi fr. extehension, so you must consider that bass in a good proportion with the entire sound of the can.

Best!
Nicola
post #561 of 645
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Originally Posted by Nik
Dr. Gilmore wrote me about his dynai, but I think that at the moment there are no one ready, I'll see...


And, as you know, even Sony (Qualia) has done the partner for the 010, a wooden amp, but no any notice at the moment... we must wait.

Best!
Nicola
Nik,

he sent me some "teaser" pics of his new amp. it is a 2 box dual mono setup with a very, very big powersupply (high/alot of reserve). so, for left and right channel each their own powersupply etc. especially the powersupply looked very impressive! it is a large box.(powersupply in one box and the electronics in another.)

according to Mr. Gilmore it should be able to drive the Qualia with ease and authority.

I have to tell you that i have more confidence in Rudi and Mr. Gilmore to design a good headphone amp then sony.

even the best stax amp isn't up to par with the best aftermarket designs!
and i could hear that quite clearly.
post #562 of 645
Thread Starter 
Yes, I know that pics...

Best!
Nicola
post #563 of 645
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Originally Posted by Nik
Yes, I know that pics...

Best!
Nicola
???
i wasn't even ready with my post and yet you allready answered???!!!
post #564 of 645
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jahn
I understand what you are saying. You equate a "forgiving" phone with one that is masking the inadequacies of the source. A "variable" phone would stink with stinky sources, and shine with shiny sources. The HD650 would hit a limit where it could no longer improve in sound with sources that are too, hmm, "shiny." But the 010 can shine as far as the source can. So my koss clips sound "just fine" with any source, but your 010 will sound like crap with bad recordings/rigs, and run circles around lesser phones if given the potential.

It's a philosophy I can understand. And the pursuit of which I cannot afford. So I look forward to the continued reading of your quest for the ultimate can with the ultimate rig with the ultimate recording - resulting in hopefully more than a few minutes of pure unadulterated sonic nirvana! I will have to be satisfied with "ignorant bliss" and listen to hours of unfatiguing cans that are a bit forgiving of crappy recordings on my forgiving rig. (but i'm already starting to find, hmm, 20% of my CDs to be useless now, and everything on my ipod under 128ripped to be unlistenable. curse you, head-fi!)

Edit - I just realized that, if given my rig and recordings, Nik would probably find 100% of it unlistenable. I'm already at 20% - i fear for my wallet if i have to start hunting down "purer" recordings - and that route might deter me from some great sonic gems that just have crappy fidelity. I wonder if I'll start listening to more organ music and chorales if i continue down this road? Farewell, New Order and Depeche Mode!
Yes, you are right, but this is another "problem", as I said if we are here just to find the more pleasure system... sorry, but this I have found a lot of time ago, and with that system I can listen all my CD collection without any problem and even without any emotion. To see that a recording is very, very bad is still a important emotion in hi-end... (just MO).

Best!
Nicola
post #565 of 645
Thread Starter 
Following...

I prefer to listen my CD, all my CD as they was recorded, so there are not bad or good CD there are differents recordings and this dipends even by the date of the recordings... as you can find different concert hall (bad and good), different pro-equipment in a live rock concert....

Best!
Nicola
post #566 of 645
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Originally Posted by Nik
Following...

I prefer to listen my CD, all my CD as they was recorded, so there are not bad or good CD there are differents recordings and this dipends even by the date of the recordings... as you can find different concert hall (bad and good), different pro-equipment in a live rock concert....

Best!
Nicola
Hmmm, there must be at least "some" differences in recording equipment and also the knowhow of the recording engineer.

the one thing you can discuss is it intended or not. so, in that aspect i am talking of "bad" recordings. I also have some so called "high quality" recordings wich were recorded with high end equipment and high end cables.
(audioquest high quality cd's)

strangely enough these cd's sound way much better then the standard top 100 mass-produced cd's.
since my rig is "constant", there must be something else that make these cd's sound better.

i also have some songs on different cd's and they all sound different. the original cd/production sound often best. when the song is on a compilation cd, it is often re-mixed and sounds different and often not as good as the original production.
post #567 of 645
Nik, don't you find that when you reach top quality reproduction, OK there's no mercy for bad recordings, you can hear all the flaws, cracks, hiss, whatever's 'printed' on the original master tape; but you're still 'connected' to the musical event, to the emotion of that musical event in a way only great gear can provide.

I think that ultimate setup can transcend bad recording, it's all about the music behind. You can either analyse the recording quality or you can let yourself be drowned into the music. And what make great setup IMO is when it's hard to concentrate on the sound quality only, when the music grabs you and you need oxygen LOL.

I don't have very very bad recording in my collection, that is mostly rock/pop. The worst recording i came accross so far is a classical record, "St Matthew Passion" (from a small label) that's kinda ironic. Usually rock music are not famous for high quality recording amongst audiophiles. In fact good music should sound good, talented people are usually working together.

I'm sure you know Jacques Brel, Nik, i've got a very old live recording from 1964 at the Olympia. This is far from beeing hi-fi, there's some distortion on the voice when he sing loud and barely a soundstage, but still the sound is rather big, you can feel connected to what happen at this concert, and you're just blasted by the performance of this great guy. I mean a great setup should let the emotion go through even if the recording is not top-notch. Of course i don't talk about bootlegs or pure crap "unlistenable" recording.
post #568 of 645
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tourmaline
Hmmm, there must be at least "some" differences in recording equipment and also the knowhow of the recording engineer.

the one thing you can discuss is it intended or not. so, in that aspect i am talking of "bad" recordings. I also have some so called "high quality" recordings wich were recorded with high end equipment and high end cables.
(audioquest high quality cd's)

strangely enough these cd's sound way much better then the standard top 100 mass-produced cd's.
since my rig is "constant", there must be something else that make these cd's sound better.

i also have some songs on different cd's and they all sound different. the original cd/production sound often best. when the song is on a compilation cd, it is often re-mixed and sounds different and often not as good as the original production.
To be honest I do not like the audiophile recrodings (as audioquest, linn, and others) youcan hera so clear the artificial work thay do to sound in tha manner... Some live recoridings (good but not so complicated) or other not audiphile but good, are my preferred...

Example: do you know Damien Riche "o" is a fantastic recording for me...

Best!
Nicola
post #569 of 645
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mastergill
Nik, don't you find that when you reach top quality reproduction, OK there's no mercy for bad recordings, you can hear all the flaws, cracks, hiss, whatever's 'printed' on the original master tape; but you're still 'connected' to the musical event, to the emotion of that musical event in a way only great gear can provide.

I think that ultimate setup can transcend bad recording, it's all about the music behind. You can either analyse the recording quality or you can let yourself be drowned into the music. And what make great setup IMO is when it's hard to concentrate on the sound quality only, when the music grabs you and you need oxygen LOL.

I don't have very very bad recording in my collection, that is mostly rock/pop. The worst recording i came accross so far is a classical record, "St Matthew Passion" (from a small label) that's kinda ironic. Usually rock music are not famous for high quality recording amongst audiophiles. In fact good music should sound good, talented people are usually working together.

I'm sure you know Jacques Brel, Nik, i've got a very old live recording from 1964 at the Olympia. This is far from beeing hi-fi, there's some distortion on the voice when he sing loud and barely a soundstage, but still the sound is rather big, you can feel connected to what happen at this concert, and you're just blasted by the performance of this great guy. I mean a great setup should let the emotion go through even if the recording is not top-notch. Of course i don't talk about bootlegs or pure crap "unlistenable" recording.
Yes! I agree with you... sometimes you are so "isnide" of the recording that even the studio recorded become "live" for the listener... this is a fantastic experience. Live because you are there, in that moment !!!

Best!
Nicola
post #570 of 645
Thread Starter 
The position of the Qualia 010 on the head is very important (as the burn in) for a correct impression of this can. In the first page I received from Sony for the perfect fit of the can, they also describe with images, how the can must be positioned on the head. I have the pdf... if someone can to put this online I'll send it to him.

I have done this experience, if you pu the can not right you can hear a lot of bass or a lot of hi depending from the wrong position.


Best!
Nicola
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