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    TAOBAO GOLDPLANAR GL850 + GL1000 + GL1200

    to be clear the adapter itself needs to be female on both end if going into Jot R when using gl1200 cable. Ribbon swap is easy, but don't force anything if u have to force then you are doing it wrong.
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    TAOBAO GOLDPLANAR GL850 + GL1000 + GL1200

    Just a female <> male adapter. Or buy raal sr1a cables.
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    TAOBAO GOLDPLANAR GL850 + GL1000 + GL1200

    yeah, they are flimsy plastic, and easy to mess up, also whatever you do, don't subject them to dust either. I wore gloves, hair cover, and mask when handling them :)
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    Question for Stax Users

    Yes, its called the stators sticking and its normal for eStats.
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    iFi Audio Pro iDSD discussion thread

    And if I had to guess how Ifi units perform self-diagnostic on the tube, is a simple combined output reading of tube 1 and tube 2. if the variance is higher than a specified value, it won't power the tube circuit to protect itself.
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    iFi Audio Pro iDSD discussion thread

    There are two criteria when it comes to matching, don't get mis-lead by random sellers: Matching based on manufacturing date. ie. matched pair where both were made in 1950 week 15 Matching based on tube tester reading. So given these are dual triode, the reading could be 44/44 if both triodes...
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    Your “wow” headphones

    guess its quite easy to misconstrue when you read what you want to read. I'm simply indicating that TC as its the hardest hitting planar, and Hive for me is the hardest hitting eStat. It isn't comparing Hive to TC.
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    Your “wow” headphones

    oh look, a Gilmore cult member :beerchug:
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    Your “wow” headphones

    those that complained probably don't have the right equipment to drive them. BHSE or KGSSHV are hot garbage and antiquated technology IMO. *runs from stax mafia* they were about 10db less sensitive than 009's, but bass slam and impact like it was abyss 1266 TC for a estat. also the imaging, and...
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    GoldPlanar GL2000 Thread

    curious if anyone compared GL2000 vs. Sendy Aiva?
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Wish Raal can spend the time to make a better interface box with higher quality components so folks still have freedom to use whatever speaker amp that they fancy.
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    iFi Audio Pro iESL - The Official Thread

    You have the wrong idea. the iESL isn't an amp. you will need an externals 2ch speaker amp to feed it. While the Pro ican is capable of feeding it for stax purposse, it does an average job, and leaves lot to be desired. Pro iCan running Susvara itself is slightly above avg, but also leaves lot...
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    iFi Audio Pro iDSD discussion thread

    heh thx for the shoutout. I actually have a premium set of JW variant from early 1950's of the WE396a that I guarantee works with iDSD/iCAN PRO as I had them briefly in my own setup before selling the unit. Anyone interested can ping me.
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