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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    Interesting - I didn't know Meridian released a streamer. Will look into it. I haven't heard it, obviously - but have had a lot of meridian gear over the years and it has all been fantastic, so I wouldn't worry too much.
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    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    So, I just got a PS Audio P12 yesterday ... Mainly because my mains voltage can occasionally get high (like 128 max, but rarely), which is bad for tube amps. Anyhow, I am very surprised at the level of improvement I am getting with my system. Truthfully, I wasn't expecting much improvement - I...
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    Holy Grail of Hi-Fi

    Mids = LCD 4 Highs = Stax 009 Bass = Abyss TC Imaging = Abyss TC Presentation = Abyss TC
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Perhaps so - but it’s not, yet people still love it. So, what is it that makes people gravitate to certain headphones? Obviously preference plays a role, and frequency response plays a role - but there are obviously a number of factors beyond that, that are key determinants. I don’t know if they...
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    One more interesting data point. I wouldn't call my dad an audiophile, but he likes good sound and can easily buy whatever system he wants. For instance: He has a Surround system with 4 Meridian DSP 8000s and a DSP 5000. He'll pay top dollar, but doesn't want to mess with DACs, Amps etc (at...
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    I never thought the Abyss would be my favorite headphone. If you've not tried it it sure doesn't look comfortable, and, IMO, it's aesthetic is an acquired taste. I was very happy with my 009/Carbon (not quite at the level of Paradoxper's 009/T2, but especially relevant as we both no longer have...
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    Woo's New Flagship WA33

    Buying used is good advice, but I don't think Dave 2 is around the corner. We might see some Dave/MScaler combo pack - and as evidenced from the Dave thread, many find a tremendous amount of improvement with an upgraded power supply. I'd check in there too. Rob Watts has said he's not going to...
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth - Available for Pre-Order

    I literally just got the ether c flow 1.1. Regardless, at least that headphone still sounds just as good as the day I bought it. It is nice though: looks like an Aeon, Ether C and an HD800 had a baby.
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    Woo's New Flagship WA33

    Wow - these tubes are really good. Bass is back in a big way and most of the brightness is gone. There is an ever so slight etch on some vocals, but really only when its in the recording. Most importantly, the sound is addicting. I started listening at 8 pm and next thing I know it's 6 am. I...
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    Woo's New Flagship WA33

    Lots of discussion about different tubes in this thread, but I haven't been able to locate impressions for different tubes. And, since we are all using the a variation on the same circuit: SE, JPS, Elite, Elite JPS - ostensibly the effect of each brand of tube will have a similar effect on our...
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    Woo's New Flagship WA33

    I hear you. I remember reading an explanation from Rob Watts somewhere - but I don't remember where. Anyhow, I have used Dave in preamp mode as well as in DAC mode - and I, for the life of me, can't detect any changes in sound quality. I'm also severely attenuating the signal so in some cases...
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    Woo's New Flagship WA33

    Depends on the DAC. For instance Chord Dave volume control is quite transparent and you don’t lose bits.
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    Woo's New Flagship WA33

    Hi Joseph - hope you are well. No, I am using the ACME 2a3s. After about 7-8 hours the highs have started to settle a little. I wasn’t expecting them to be so bright out of the box.
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    Woo's New Flagship WA33

    Thank you!
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    Woo's New Flagship WA33

    Ok - here is another noob question: Do you guys ever roll tubes for each of your headphones. I am noticing these tubes work better with the Susvara and wake them up a bit. I don't like them on the Abyss as much. Am I going to ruing the teflon sockets if I switch tubes every time I switch headphones?
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