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    CanJam London 2022 (July 30-31, 2022)

    awesome, weekend ticket booked, see you all there!
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    Comment by 'baseonmars' on listing '*price drop* Astell & Kern SP1000M, all packaging, mitre case'

    Price drop £850 -> £750. I really am open to offers.
  3. *price drop* Astell & Kern SP1000M, all packaging, mitre case

    I've decided it's finally time to part ways with my beloved A&K SP1000M. Since the start of lockdown I've hardly used it, relying on my desktop setup - prior to that used most days for the best part of a year or two. This player sounds absolutely fantastic, using two of the classic AK AK4497EQ...
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Ha… ok, that explains Apple Music not working. I thought it was an android versioning issue. That’s a relief at least. I’m sure this will eventually get fixed but it sucks having to choose between Roon and decent sound without extra steps.
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    I tried a factory reset, followed by installing 1.52 (from file), then a factory reset, then an upgrade to 1.655 over wifi. I'm still getting the muffled sound on 1.66 unless I switch the DAC filter. I've decided to just stick with 1.52 for now which kinda sucks. @JasonNYC - I dunno if it'd...
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    I’ve got a question about connected the SP1000M to an iPad Pro. I can get it working with the somewhat large AV Connection Dongle (the one with HDMI, USB-A and Thunderbolt), but does anyone know of a smaller dongle that will work (for example the apple usb-c to usb-a connector?). I’ve tried an...
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    I’ll try the factory reset. I’m normally not too fussy but this particular bug is SO very noticeable to me that it’s genuinely affecting my enjoyment. edit: sadly this did not work. The effect is not subtle. I tested with VE Monks and the sound quality change is obviously apparent even with them.
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    Millett "Starving Student" hybrid amp

    Are the LED’s wired correctly? Positive / Negative the right way around. They should be on the tube side of the board inside the tube sockets. A picture of the board may help.
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    Elekit 300B Amp kit

    There's been no mention of internal changes, but the R is discontinued and the S is the new limited run. The big news is the newly designed Lundahl transformers which are available as an upgrade, and I would suggest they are all but mandatory.
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    ZMF Verite Closed-New Closed Back ZMF Flagship.

    Another happy Vérité Closed customer checking in. I've been listing to these all day and night for about a week and have been enjoying every minute. They scale beautifully - most of my listening's been on a Crack but I switched over the the Elekit TU-8600 and the detail and holographic...
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    NEW! Fostex TH610 Premium Reference Closed-Back Headphones

    yup - exactly this. They are different sizes. It may not look that way in photos but they are.
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    NEW! Fostex TH610 Premium Reference Closed-Back Headphones

    They do reverse polarity but it’s not a problem unless you are one of the (un)lucky few that can hear the difference. I can’t. It’s also not too hard to re-solder the headphone jack on a cable and reverse the polarity there. Also note the sennheiser plugs are too long to fit snuggly, but they...
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    64 Audio A12t/U12t Impressions

    Due to the LID tech they’re basically impervious to the output impedance of an amp which removes the need to pair them for a specific sound signature. That said they’re also a super detailed listen and so very revealing of the source. With that in mind you’re free to seek out whatever your...
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    Audeze LCD-3 Impressions Thread

    Its a DIY kit. Really fun build - the instructions are excellent. It looks like there’s a new version out called the TU-8800, Victor at https://www.vkmusic.ca sells them - maybe he offers a build service or can put you in touch with someone.
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