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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

    Screw torque sets the amount of compression on the gasket material, so affects coupling of the speaker driver baffle to the frame and ultimately it's resonant character. Varying the torque settings is noticeable (as are changes in gasket materials). It's a highly tweaked out assembly, and screw...
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    Diana: the second release by Abyss Headphones!

    @chocomel167 The [obvious] problem with measuring with a loose couple is the measurements are no longer objective. It's more an experiment than a measurement. Such experiments varying coupling to the test fixture would favor driver designs that are damped (or electronically controlled) for free...
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    Diana: the second release by Abyss Headphones!

    @Merkurio It would be helpful to understand how you compare your research to what you see in these real world measurements. What are your suggestions for Jude and others to make better measurements? Wish you great success in your studies.
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    Diana: the second release by Abyss Headphones!

    @Dealux If we produced measurements using the same test set-up, would you take ours as valid? I doubt it. Measurements are useful to the manufacturer as they correlate to design changes, and, for designers who also use their ears, also correlate to the subjective. They know that A caused...
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    @Trance_Gott a bit bored on the German forum after chasing everyone away 🥳
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Apparently in the assembly process there was a lead wire out of place. Sh-t happens... Was an easy fix, sorry for the trouble.
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Guys, I know some of you are bored out of your goddam minds, but you're blowing this WAY out of proportion. Just for sh.ts and giggles, I pulled up how many headbands we sold worldwide in 2019, this of course covers over 5 years of AB-1266 in the field. We shipped a whopping 19 pcs last year...
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Nice to see some of you guys in NYC...
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    Diana: the second release by Abyss Headphones!

    @chimney189 I don't agree that portability and universal electronics compatibility go hand in hand.
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Burn-in... There are all sorts of reasons to recommend allowing TIME with any new gear before doing ay critical listening, one of which is certainly letting the brain become accustomed to the new acoustic, similar to changing a listening room with speakers. There are also mechanical, electrical...
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    There's a toggle switch on the rear panel, top center, that sets gain. Try switching it in the down position for low gain with higher sensitivity phones. If you are still having issues, we need to work on troubleshooting a ground loop hum, email us.
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    The pin spacing is different between 3 pin and 4 pin mini XLR's. It may fit if you force it but it will bend the pins in the headphone jack.
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    Diana: the second release by Abyss Headphones!

    With the help of a few good men, together we brought 2 million people [and counting] to the world of high performance headphones.
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