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    Grado Fan Club!

    I'm a Grado owner (again) - had a few pairs, always sell them, always buy another, I can't keep away from them. Already fitted genuine L-Cush pads - next up will be a recable and change the grill to some fine metal mesh of some sort. That's about all I have in store for now, maybe a new...
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    post your grado mods....

    I'm a Grado owner (again) - had a few pairs, always sell them, always buy another, I can't keep away from them. Already fitted genuine L-Cush pads - next up will be a recable and change the grill to some fine metal mesh of some sort. That's about all I have in store for now, maybe a new...
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    New Inear Prophile-8

    Just wanted to say the PP8 are incredibly closely channel matched - very impressive - measured using Azla Sednafit tips
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    Xduoo Amplifiers

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281952845500 @hmscott personally I wasn't looking to "save" the tube socket as such, it was more of a height thing to bring the 6080 tube a litle higher so aesthetically it looks better - it could also help with thermals as the hot element is higher and not as close...
  5. InEar Stagediver 5 SD-5

    Bought from a local shop and used for a few hours, I absolutely love the sound of these but I'm not using them as much as I would like to. These have been used for about 10hrs maximum - they come in their pelican case with brand new S, M and L silicone tips and 3.5-6.3mm jack adapter. These...
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    Xduoo Amplifiers

    I find the RCA to just sit there and do it's job, mine is from around 1960 and is really nice - detailed and smooth, just gets out of the way of the music. The VT-231 however is quite detailed and crisp, changing from another Sylvania 6SN7GT I have (similar construction to the 6SN7WGT) I...
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    Xduoo Amplifiers

    TA-26 with RCA 6AS7G + Sylvania JAN VT-231 (6SN7GT)
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    WBA - White Bird Amplification - Thread

    I've seen WBA mentioned a few times, with a couple of product specific threads but no general WBA discussion in here. This is a thread for owners to come and share their experiences with the company and their amps. WBA make a few different amps, pre-amps and headphone amps...
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    New Inear Prophile-8

    So I sold some PP8's on ebay - they got sent back as faulty due to "distortion" during certain tracks. After listening to them for longer I'm keeping these for my collection now, they sound incredible - you can get them to clip at very loud volumes (had to test due to the return) but at...
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    Singxer SA-1 / Balanced Amplifier Fully Discrete Class A - beyond THX 888 ?!

    LCD-XC is even lower impedance... High-Z raises the output impedance to 11 Ohms Keep it in Low-Z mode unless using 150 Ohm+ headphones IMO
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    Singxer SA-1 / Balanced Amplifier Fully Discrete Class A - beyond THX 888 ?!

    From my SA-1 review "Using the SA-1 with the HE6SE it is incredibly tight and snappy sounding, controlling the drivers with precision. Yet it isn’t quite as analytical sounding as the A90, this isn’t to say it’s particularly coloured but it sounds a little warmer with a slightly more laid back...
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    Whisky (or Whiskey) Fi

    Picked up a bottle of Highland Park Viking Scars as it was on offer - ended up costing £16 I'm not a big whisky drinker, the two main bottles I've had are Glenlivet Founders Reserve and Penderyn - both around £30/£35ish so all in the same price range. Highland Park Viking Scars is lovely...
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    Grado Fan Club!

    Long time Grado fan, had a few over the years. Picking up these soon but not quite sure which revision of SR325 they are, possibly i?
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