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A Sweet DHT Hybrid Paradox

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Pros: Clear and open, yet slightly sweet ; Airy imaging with exception rhythmic drive ; Very transparent to source

Cons: Microphonic. Source transparency could be problematic with lesser sources.

First of all, special thanks to Todd at TTVJ Audio for the opportunity to participate in this loaner program.                      Introduction:   The Sangaku is the first Apex Hifi product I have had the opportunity to audition.  It is one of, if not the first headphone amps to utilize the new Korg Nutube, which is a miniaturized vacuum tube based on previous Vacuum Fluorescent Display.  It uses much less power and generates less heat than traditional tubes.  But what is especially unique about the Nutube is that it is technically a directly heated triode.  So,...
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True High End personal audio, at a High End price

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Pros: Top to bottom tonal balance, micro detail, bass texture and dynamics

Cons: Price

First off, special thanks to Todd at TTVJ for allowing me to take part in the HE-1000 loaner program.   This will be short and sweet, as I realized I'm not as good at coming up with reviews as I thought I might be.   I primarily compared this to my Sennheiser HD800.  Utilizing a Schiit Yggdrasil as DAC and Trafomatic head 2 on 4 Pin XLR out.   The HE-1000 has an unmistakable planar signature, such as it's lightning fast transient speeds, and ability to really dig into the bass.  Unlike many planar headphones I've listened to, it also does quite well in presenting a convincing soundstage, though it's not quite as expansive as the HD800.  Micro detail...
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