Recent content by Marat Sar
  1. Marat Sar

    Oriolus Traillii Electrostatic Hybrid IEM discussion thread

    Yeah agreed with what was said here before. I think we might have to accept that trailli, especially with Orpheus, will be the top dog for a very long time. Just like Susvara has not really been bested for half a decade now. I can't imagine how this technology could be implemented much better...
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    Oriolus Traillii Electrostatic Hybrid IEM discussion thread

    Yeah. It's ok. I think there's one possible addition to a "best in the world now" portable set that I haven't heard and that's the n8ii. My SP2000 -- 1960s interconnect -- cayin c9 is probably as vast as it gets soundstage wise, but the sp2000 doesn't have true line out so I'm getting a tiny...
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    Oriolus Traillii Electrostatic Hybrid IEM discussion thread

    Great album. Special Needs is probably the best sounding song I've ever heard, the ending two minutes are celestial. Immensely good with the Trailli. There's a part there -- the piano-guitar solo after the silent part and before the last choruses. Immense subbass below and these mysterious...
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    Astell&Kern new flagship A&Ultima SP2000

    Hey... so Deezer login doesn't work. Still. Stopped working last June. Anyone else have this? I've updated the software and all... is this a known issue? I remember last summer it was a firmware issue. I've tried different accounts etc, just doesn't do anything after clicking CONTINUE on login...
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    Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)

    sp2000 -> 1960s 4 wire interconnect -> c9 (in a van nuys case for c9 + dap) -> UM Red Halo FS (the cable is a special red PW First Times that comes with the Red Halo FS edition)
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    Unique Melody Mason Red Halo (Red Halo FE) with Newest Generation Bone Conduction System

    I use sp2000 to C9. Soundstage king for me. 1960s 4-wire interconnect makes the soundstage even larger, and its clarity cleans up some of that double-amping haze I get (because sp2000 doesn't have a line out, not really). Double-amping aside, this is an absolutely jaw-dropping source for...
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    Unique Melody Mason Red Halo (Red Halo FE) with Newest Generation Bone Conduction System

    Thanks for making me feel like the special 8000 dollar Red Halo w PW First Times I just ordered -- and havent even heard yet -- is inferior to this new one, which is even specialler! DESPITE the fact that I even already *have* the Orpheus cable and could just put that on that Red Halo and by any...
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    Oriolus Traillii Electrostatic Hybrid IEM discussion thread

    Oh, the Attila + Trailli is my second favourite Trailli combo! Only after Orphy + Trailli. But Orphy is 7000+ USD for just a cable. For under 5000 USD, sometimes even 4500 or so, you can get Attila plus Mason FS which is itself an incredible IEM and extremely complementary to the bird. Attila +...
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    Cayin C9: Dual Nutube, Fully Balanced Class A/AB Portable HeadAmp

    Sadly there doesn't seem to be any way to get those outside of the US/CAN (to the UK). Seems like these are the only one anyone's tried really, I remember trying to buy them a year ago :D DAMN YOU WONDERBATTERIES! Why don't they bring them to this stupid isle! Now I will never have whitgr's...
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    The Incredible Cayin N8ii DAP with ROHM DAC and fully BAL Nutube

    Is the soundstage larger? Is there more detail? How does it best the c9 more precisely? (nervoucly bites nails looking at wallet)
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    Cayin C9: Dual Nutube, Fully Balanced Class A/AB Portable HeadAmp

    What's the current stand on battery rolling for the C9? Last I checked was a year ago, someone had found a single model that they said sounded a little cleaner than the stock ones -- but it was always out of stock so I didn't get to try it. Any changes in the meanwhile? Any batteries that do...
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    The Incredible Cayin N8ii DAP with ROHM DAC and fully BAL Nutube

    So I've searched the thread and read a review, and it still remains unclear -- does the n8ii amp section sound as good as c9? (soundstage, separation, detail, tone etc...) ? If yes that would be incredible in a single body unit. And what happens when you put the n8ii and c9 together? Nothing? It...
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    Unique Melody Newest Flagship-- Mason Fabled Sound Special Edition/Mason Fusang CIEM&UIEM

    Sounds amazing, how's soundstage width compare to SP2000S. I only have that one question about all DAPs and indeed all things in life. Ukraine war? Cool, cool... is the soundstage wide? Will it input c9 with a good soundstage? Kidding aside, how is it? :D EDIT: Got asnwers from googling your...
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    Unique Melody Newest Flagship-- Mason Fabled Sound Special Edition/Mason Fusang CIEM&UIEM

    Mine has a serial nr that says 96. It's a year old. So maybe 200 by now? It's worth its price btw. It's worth its price because it elevates every single IEM you attach it to by a whole level or two. Without exception. If it doesn't, the source is the problem. Adjust the source and blam, now it...
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    Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)

    DX200Ti + amp 3 -> C9 -> Orpheus -> Mason FS Rare combo, posting pics in case someone happens to have the same fringe gear, dx200Ti with amp3 most importantly. Amp 3 has true line out (2.5) quite impressive with the C9. Whole chain sounds incredible, Mason may even beat out Trailli in this.
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