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Neutral and Natural, The Auditor

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Pros: Very neutral and accurate sound

Cons: Can't drive anything under 80Ohms that well.

        Hi all, Zombie-X here again with another review for the good boys and girls of Head-Fi.org. Up today I have the SPL Auditor, one of SPL's own high end headphone amplifiers that is intended for studio use. I've had this amp for about 6 months and it's quite impressive. Truly it's sound is high end. But you want to more, don't you?   I would love to give a big thanks to both Robert at Aphrodite Cu29, and all the employee's at Front End Audio for supplying the SPL Auditor as well as information and guidance. These guys are really helpful and have a lot of insight into the unit's. I'd also like to give a shout out to SPL for supplying me...
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The Warm Solid State, The V200

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Pros: Warm, lush, inviting sound

Cons: some detail smearing, soundstage compression, and treble roll off

        Hi all, Zombie-X here again with another review for the good boys and girls of Head-Fi.org. Up today I have the Violectric HPA V200, which is developed and manufactured by Lake-People for their subdivision named "Violectric". I have had ample time to listen and compare this amp with my other amps and it's quite a nice amp, but how does it compare to other amps in the price range?   I would love to give a big thanks to both Robert at Aphrodite Cu29 for supplying me with the Violectric V200 as well as information and guidance. Robert is quite a nice guy and was ready to send the amps for review, what a...
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A Quality German DAC, The V800

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Pros: Incredibly neutral sound that is very linear.

Cons: Non so far!

          Hi all, Zombie-X here again with another review for the good boys and girls of Head-Fi.org. I've been playing around with this DAC for about a month now and I figured it's time to give you all a nice, straight to the point review of it.    I would like to take the time before this review to give a shout out to Robert at Aphrodite Cu29 for supplying this DAC for review. He's a good guy in the crazy audio world and knows his stuff. I was swayed to get the DAC, not by his words of praise (well maybe a little), but rather by how it sounds.   I would like to say that during this review I will be comparing this DAC to...
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Awesome Speakers For Little Money

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Pros: Incredibly neutral sound with excellent clarity and imaging

Cons: None at all from what I've heard thus far

Hi guys,   Now I am not a speaker guy by any means and mostly have crappy stock speakers around here (although I just upgraded my surround speakers for my NAD T747 to some Harmon Kardon 30BQ's) and this will be my first attempt at reviewing speakers.   SET-UP: Source: PC via PopPulse SPDIF II (foobar2000 via ASAIO), Marantz VC6001 DAC: Music Hall DAC25.2 (NOS Mullard E881CC, upgraded OPA's, upgraded caps) AMP: Audio-GD ROC (Via XLR from the DAC > ROC > RCA Pre-amp output)     INTRODUCTION: To start off I was using some 8 year old Altec Lansing 221's which do sound good, but not mid-fi at all, but are rather lower on the scale. They just...
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Awesome Reference Headphone

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Hi all, Zombie_X here with another review! This won't be as in depth as the T1's review but I will give you all the needed info.  The Beyerdynamic DT880 sound can be classified as being treble oriented with slightly recessed mids (will get tot hat later) and having slow or muddy bass (will get to that as well).  ___________________________________________________________  ___________________________________________________________  GEAR USED:  - Source: PC via Pop-Pulse SPDIF-II (to Optical), Marantz VC6001 CD Player  - Amp: Woo Audio WA3+, Audio-GD ROC  - DAC: Music Hall DAC25.2 (with NOS Mullard E88CC tube)  - IC's : ZXAC custom...
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Tesla 1, the new kid on the block.....

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Pros: Neutrality and naturalness of the sound.

Cons: Very unforgiving of poor quality recordings.

I won't get too technical or get too in depth int his review. I will just state what I believe these headphones do and how they sound, just very straight to the point.   The T1 is beyerdynamics' latest entry into full size open dynamic headphones. This model can achieve one Tesla with it's new driver and magnet system. This allows the T1 to be far more efficient and easier to amp than the DT880/600Ohm by quite a bit. This also means your amp won't strain to power them like some amps do with the DT880/600 (and this is from my experience).    IMO the Tesla 1 is at about the same level of the HD800, but I vastly prefer the T1 as it sounds more natural and dare I say less synthetic...
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