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post #4906 of 6020
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Sigh, this is all turning into Guitar Gear recently, isn't it? Here's another! I'm not even going to bother updating the Curse post for this, it's sooooo not Headphone related now!


I even admit to going to a guitar-related GAS minimeet this weekend! After that I was rarin' to sink my hands into this new Slothead that was coming today. So I headed home, picked it up, and...huh?

A TAYLOR.


Ah, yer such a jokester! Thank goodness this was in there!

So what was in the case? A Taylor? Nooo! THIS 'burst!

Yep, the Santa Cruz H 13 Fret Model!
It's basically kinda like a Gibson Nick Lucas - has an 00 size shape, but a Dread depth. Totally shows too - it was plumbing some serious deep waters that my Guild F30 never wades into, but stayed nice and delicate on top, not midrangey at all, even for a 'hog.
The top is a dang nice Sitka top, and for you "grain lines per inch" folks, here's a closeup - have a count!

In contrast, check out the top of my '68 Guild F30, which is more OM-shaped and depthed - methinks that's pretty tight Adi on top -

Uh, yeah. Mojo. This H 13 only wishes it can have that kinda mojo as time goes by - that's a sign of some serious usage in my opinion, which can only be good for this guy. But it has a great start in life, sounds very nice, but I'm going to have to replace the Elixir lights on here first before I start categorizing its sound for good.
post #4907 of 6020
wow... congrats.
post #4908 of 6020
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Originally Posted by Asr View Post
Post #3,915 - Silver Trifecta

I had my hopes up of jumping off Team Signal Cable, but alas. The Silver Resolution Reference series is complete now - first it was the analog RCA ICs, then the power cord, and finally, the balanced XLR ICs. 50% of the way towards a completely-balanced system now, only two more steps to go!
So how are your new cables Asr?

I just placed an order for Signal Cable Ultra speaker cables and Magic Power power cord. I hope they'll arrive sometime on next week.
post #4909 of 6020
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So how are your new cables Asr?

I just placed an order for Signal Cable Ultra speaker cables and Magic Power power cord. I hope they'll arrive sometime on next week.
Whoooo, the Signal Cable-itis is spreading! As for the XLR ICs, well I like looking at them. Can't use them yet because my balanced CDP isn't here yet, but it will be soon...
post #4910 of 6020
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Whoooo, the Signal Cable-itis is spreading! As for the XLR ICs, well I like looking at them. Can't use them yet because my balanced CDP isn't here yet, but it will be soon...
OK.

I've already owned Silver Resolution RCA interconnects. Though they had very detailed and accurate sound, they didn't quite match QED Silver Spirals which I owned back then.
post #4911 of 6020
J - That Taylor is a beauty. Even the pick guard looks rich!
post #4912 of 6020
Before: Yamaha TSS-1B 5.1 & SB Live! 5.1 & MDR-7506 (stock). I could only use 4 channel mode with the SB Live! 5.1, the TSS-1B only accepted TOSLINK for 5.1. I only listened to mp3's of 128 CBR or ~128 VBR.

After (for now): Chaintech AV-710 w/5.20b Drivers, HQ Alt Out, FLAC -5 or LAME -V4, CMoy w/OPA2107 & dual 9v, MDR-V6 w/DT250 pads, MDR-7506 w/DT250 pads, KSC-75 Mod'ed, KSC-35 Mod'ed

BTW - The Yamaha TSS-1B SUCKED for headphone amp'ing, it filtered out all the lowend bass...all of it!
post #4913 of 6020
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Ah, congrats on the chaintech! It's one of those bang for the buck cards that fly under the radar - unless you read Head-fi!

Oh Romanee, it's not a Taylor, it just got shipped in one, hehe. It's actually a Santa Cruz H13.

Here's a clip of me taking it out for a test run! The Caterpillar by the Cure!
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It's not a guitar, but it still sounds good. DT990s should arrive sometime next week. Still looking for a SOURCE though.

post #4915 of 6020
Congrats on your many guitar toys of late, Jahn! I sure am glad I haven't had a reason to post in this thread lately.
post #4916 of 6020
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believe me i wish i was in your shoes! the wallet is stretttcchhheeed.

azure, nice Denons! what amp is that?
post #4917 of 6020
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believe me i wish i was in your shoes! the wallet is stretttcchhheeed.

azure, nice Denons! what amp is that?
Rockhopper M^3 (AD8610)

The Denons sound great, but I'm actually starting to find them fatiguing. They're getting a hint of brightness and the bass is more pronounced than I am used to. I was listening to them for a couple hours and I had to take them off a few minutes ago because they're making my ears hurt

And yes, I'm coming from the SA5000, which makes all of this really weird o_O
post #4918 of 6020
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believe me i wish i was in your shoes! the wallet is stretttcchhheeed.
It's not that mine's not stretched, especially with the recent reacquisition of K701, and two amps that I have on order right now (β22 and Singlepower K1000/Power amp).

It's just that they aren't here yet, so I can't put up any evidence of the Curse.
post #4919 of 6020
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It's not a guitar, but it still sounds good. DT990s should arrive sometime next week. Still looking for a SOURCE though.

how about something like mdht paradisea?
there was one on audiogon for $410. i dont know if it is still available..
post #4920 of 6020
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how about something like mdht paradisea?
there was one on audiogon for $410. i dont know if it is still available..
Eh, I'm looking at the DAC1/DA10/DA100 price range, if you know what I mean. I pretty much have my heart set out on the DA100 though (But I doubt I'll ever find a second-hand unit ).
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