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    Holo Audio Spring R2R DAC

    How many hours did you find your Spring 3 have a "breakthrough" in sound quality? I'm burning mine for around 60 hours but no significant change yet. It sounded great out of the box.
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    Holo Audio Spring R2R DAC

    Yes, the most obvious thing that I've noticed when coming from Spring 1 to Spring 3 is that how "tighter" the sound is. The Spring 1 is no doubt wonderful, but it sounds somewhat "loose" and much softer compared to Spring 3.
  3. Bottlehead Mainline Headamp

    Hi everyone, I'm looking for a Bottlehead Mainline headamp, v1.1 is preferable. Perfect functional is the only requirement. Shoot me a PM if you're selling one. Thank you in advance! Kratos.
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    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    Hi Whirlwind,   Thank you very much! My setup really does sound absolutely wonderful, especially when it comes to Vocals, Jazz, Acoustic or other slow music.   You're correct about the 5998. I'm using a 5998 and the "Holy Grail" 12AU7 - the Amperex 7316 early 50's long plate "D" getter in...
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    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    Vocals at its best   
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    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    Hi Oskari,   The particular my Amperex 7316 has ALL the codes on the tubes, all the codes were printed on different places on the glass. But you should stick with the "Ct0" code only.   Cheers, Kratos.
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    NAD M51 Direct Digital DAC Impressions

    Hi Sonic Defender,   Thanks for your reply. You really got a point here.   As for the USB input, I actually did an A/B test for myself, with my own system, my own music - which I'm very familiar with. And I found out the differences between using the USB input and Coaxial input were pretty...
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    NAD M51 Direct Digital DAC Impressions

    Hi karmanfamily,   Thanks for your reply. I figured how to configure the volume setting in fixed mode. It was much easier than I initially thought.   BTW, I also have some questions which I couldn't find the answers:   - Is there any way to know which firmware version M51s are using?   -...
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    Bottlehead Amplifier Discussion / Comparison Thread: Crack, SEX & Mainline

    http://bottlehead.com/smf/index.php?topic=7888.0   above is the link leading to the Neothoriator for those who are interested :D
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    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    Hi Moriez,   Sorry for replying this late, I'd been traveling for business last week, just came back today.   That's very kind of you. I would love to take your offer. Unfortunately, I'm not in Europe, so shipping the 5998 back and forth to my country may take a long time and high cost too...
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    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    Hi guys, I bought my Crack along with a Tung-sol 5998 last year. Unfortunately, my 5998 got some microphonics ("ting ting" sound) as I typed or touched the Crack and I didn't have a decent DAC/source back then, so I couldn't have any critical judgement on the sound of Tung-sol 5998. Then I was...
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    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    I just want to echo this wonderful suggestion. I'd used many DACs with my Crack and I really found Audio GD DACs offer excellent value. I've used my NFB-7 (2014) with Audio GD DI-2014 converter for my Crack and my T1/HD650 sound absolutely fantastic.  
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    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Haha, now you're torn again, aren't you? 
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    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    You can try changing the RCA channel of your amp and see if the 'dead' channel is still the left one. If it is, then the left channel of your T1 is actually dead, otherwise, it's not your T1.
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    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    Easy question, if you love the sound of the specific brand, in this case it's Bottlehead, you just upgrade to the next amp of their product line.   A Bottlehead S.E.X or particularly a Mainline is what you're looking for.
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