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    Looking for "warmish" DAC for around $1,000

    Bifrost 2 fits your stated preferences. I would get that and skip the Gungnir Multibit. The Bifrost 2 is like an upgraded Gungnir Multibit A1, which conveyed a slightly warm--yet highly dynamic and resolving--sound signature, in comparison to the slightly brighter and more technically impressive...
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    SOLD: Danacable Lazuli Reference (Utopia, 1/4 inch single ended)

    This is arguably one of the most synergistic cables one can purchase for the Focal Utopia. I have already written much about its merits on the dedicated Utopia thread. And so have many others; its status has become legendary at this point. As such, I am only selling because I am purchasing a...
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    Focal Stellia Review, Measurements, Interview - Head-Fi TV

    One of my Utopia systems is fairly similar to yours. How does the Stellia pair with the 3F in comparison with the Utopia/3F? I am curious in the Stellias.
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    SOLD: WTS Schiit Modi 3

    Modi 3 is sold. Thank you.
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    Norne Audio (Was: Norse Audio): Feedback & Impression Thread

    I agree. Not a hint of fatigue accompanies its soaring technicalities and veil-lifting transparency/clarity. The words that comes to my mind is refinement and polish. Images are more focused. I also thought it added a hint of elegant richness to the presentation, but I will have to return to my...
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    I know you asked MacedonianHero, but since I currently own the Lazuli Reference, I may be able to help fill in some details. He will be in a better position to discuss its merits/shortcomings in relation to the Heimdall 2. First, many people have posted impressions of Lazuli Reference's...
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    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    And since you are using the slightly warmly tuned GSX-mini with the Utopia, a more neutral cable probably makes more sense at this point anyway. The Heimdall was a popular cable with the Utopia, particularly in the early days of its release, as was the Kimber Axios. I don't hear much discussion...
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    SOLD: WTS Schiit Modi 3

    I am selling a Modi 3, one of the best measuring DACs available. It sounds great in my system and competes with DACs several times higher in price. Perhaps my favorite thing about it is how it sounds both neutral yet non-fatiguing, its sonic versatility accommodating a wide range of gear...
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    SOLD: JDS Labs Atom Headphone Amplifier

    I am selling my Atom amplifier. It is in excellent cosmetic condition and works flawlessly. Included will be all original packaging for amp and power supply. This is the US 110-120V version. The JDS Labs Atom is a highly versatile headphone amplifier that measures extremely well. I prefer to...
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    Arctic Cables Discussion Thread

    I am pretty much set on getting the AC silver for my Utopia. I sent an inquiry directly through the AC website, but I was wondering if anyone else could chip in with some questions I had: On the signum+ page, there are three options for solder wire: Cardas Quad Eutectic Silver Solder, Mundorf...
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    New Amp from HeadAmp - GS-X Mini

    I see you have the Utopia in your signature. If you still have it, could you please comment on the pairing? what color did you get? Any photos?
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    Arctic Cables Discussion Thread

    Very helpful post. I am most surprised you perceived the AC silver edges out the Norne S3, which I preferred to the Lazuli Reference and Norne Draug Silver. Could you go more in detail comparing these two?
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    Sennheiser HD800 S Impressions Thread (read first post for summary)

    The "[H]ave you ever heard of any" argument is logically flawed. Do I really need to point this out? It's the fallacy from ignorance Have you ever heard of any X? No? Well, I guess X does not exist. Do you see how that type of argument...
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    Sennheiser HD800 S Impressions Thread (read first post for summary)

    Both are comfortable to me. Utopia is not the same feeling as Clear. Clear are more clamped. Despite their weight, I prefer the feeling of Utopia: they have just the right clamp, and the lampskin pads feel very nice. However, I love the comfort of the HD800S and think it is more universally...