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    Comment by 'brams' on listing '(PRICE DROP) T+A Solitaire P'

    Interested if still available. Please PM me.
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    Ok, who didn't follow my advice? SHAME, Shame, shame ....
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    No conspiracy theories involving aliens then?? I think I need to get back to work ...
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    Except that the 67 number is so arbitrary that one has to think there was some physical limitation preventing them from making more. I mean why not a nice round number like 50 or 100 for a limited edition? From my days in Manufacturing Management, whenever you see a strange production number...
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    Great review @Rubin ... Team Canada rocking out once again! As @Currawong alluded to in his review, a dip in that area might actually make the tonal response sound more correct to some. It's interesting that this would be the case for a headphone with true detail (ability to quickly respond...
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    Introducing the Audeze LCD-R!

    My current test headphone for evaluating amp noise is the Final Audio Sonorous. I have the Sonorous X and between its high sensitivity, low impedance (105db, 16 ohm) and exaggerated midband tuning any noise in the chain is immediately audible. The Sonorous VI has an even lower impedance (8...
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    T+A Solitaire P planar magnetostatic

    My impressions were noted earlier in the thread and I should have been more specific in my previous comment. The upper midrange to lower treble is depressed measureably and audibly relative to both the Harman curve and in comparison to some flagships such as the Utopia that aim for a neutral...
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    T+A Solitaire P planar magnetostatic

    My limited experience with the Solitaire P suggests that it definitely needs top quality amplification to get the best out of it regardless of what the specifications imply. Even with the DCS Bartok I needed to crank the volume up quite a bit higher than I did with the Utopia to get a good...
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    T+A Solitaire P planar magnetostatic

    Thanks. Too bad. I really like the QPM, but was concerned that despite its ability to drive difficult headphones, the P-SE would be too much. Of the bunch the M15 is probably my first option based on my experience with the M11. I really appreciate the suggestion. I'm not familiar with the...
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    T+A Solitaire P planar magnetostatic

    @Musicalhead do you still have the Questyle QPM? If so, have you tried it with the Solitaire P - SE?
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    T+A Solitaire P planar magnetostatic

    In my opinion if a reviewer receives an item for review and does not like it at the very least a comment should be made to that effect without the need for a thorough review. A reviewer could easily say: "I received item A for review, but decided not to do a thorough review because I was...
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    T+A Solitaire P planar magnetostatic

    @DarginMahkum thanks for your continued impressions on the Solitaire P. Glad to hear you were able to buy a unit at a good price. IMO from a build quality point of view alone it is a heirloom piece. The fact that you find the D8000 pro to be technically ahead of the Solitaire P, but prefer...
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    iFi Audio Pro iESL - The Official Thread

    No. The balanced output on headphone amplifiers are typically female so the end of the cable that connects to it should be MALE. This connector will be dual 3-pin if the headphone amp has dual xlr connectors or single 4-pin if the amp has a single 4-pin xlr connector. The end of the cable...
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    iFi Audio Pro iESL - The Official Thread

    I think you meant 4pin female. The XLR connector on the back of the iFi iESL is a 4 pin balanced MALE connector and is intended to be connected to the balanced headphone output of a headphone amp that can provide a high enough voltage swing to the energizer. The success of the connection...
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    HIFIMAN TWS800

    Maybe this time they'll listen to it before releasing ... There was no reason for the midrange peak on the TWS600 to exist.
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