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    Diana: the second release by Abyss Headphones!

    Sounds about right. Have a Cavalli Liquid Fire staring me in the face, been meaning to find tubes for. It was a sweet sounding amp back in the day:).
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    Diana: the second release by Abyss Headphones!

    Given an amplifier has a specific output power into 100 ohm load (headphone) and half that power into 50 ohms, how would you characterize the output impedance of the amp? What’s causing a 50% drop in power when it should have doubled down? I mean, we’re not talking driving a dead short here, 50...
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    Diana: the second release by Abyss Headphones!

    Come to think of it, we did a video on amps...
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    Diana: the second release by Abyss Headphones!

    Would be nice if it were that simple. Bottom line, wrong system for the job.
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    Diana: the second release by Abyss Headphones!

    @Svstem my comments concerning the V281 concerns it's sonic character. Have you seen measurements of the V281? Google it. Notice how it begins to roll below 100 Hz. That doesn't;t bode well for low frequency extension and definition. Notice how it's output power drops with decreasing impedance...
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    ABYSS Top Of The Line videos

    The problem with Amps...
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    Diana: the second release by Abyss Headphones!

    Methodology needs to be discussed as to how it affects subjective opinions.
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    Diana: the second release by Abyss Headphones!

    @Shini44 you may want to try a different cable. I don't think an aftermarket silver litz is a good idea with Diana TC. It may work well with headphones having a slightly softer top end, not here. Of course it's difficult to tell what you're really hearing from your system. PM me if you want to...
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    Diana: the second release by Abyss Headphones!

    When final tuning the Diana TC and trying it on all the gear we have in-house I preferred class A solid state amps, just seems to bring out the best in her. Tonality of DTC is similar to the 1266, acoustics are the biggest difference between the two, the AB1266 having that infinite speaker like...
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Understood. The post was sort of a work in progress... I think we all need a bit more patience.
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    @Ciggavelli I’m curious why you think it’s strange we only sell the stand in the US?
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    It's our Alumiloy hookup wire, same conductors in the stock headphone cable itself, x4. Resistance of each of those leads (conductor only) ~0.003 ohms, negligible.
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    That's a TC driver. Looks normal. What's the issue? The black area underneath is aluminum, the diaphragm material is adhered to it in that area. I should mention that inspecting the 1266 from the baffle side is something we don't even do. The odds of damaging the driver is quite high even with...
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    Diana: the second release by Abyss Headphones!

    We make the headphone, and we're pretty damn picky.
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    Diana: the second release by Abyss Headphones!

    @up late Maybe it's a bit difficult to follow but we've shown that measurements can be subjective. Edit: added quote
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