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    HiFiMan Susvara

    I have a question about general robustness of Susvara's drivers. I've seen many people claiming their pairs due to driver failure. My tube amp sometimes sent out moderately loud thumps/pops when turned off. It's transformer coupled design so it shouldn't be DC that caused this. The level of this...
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    Thanks Yes, this is a custom-made amp from a local vendor in Thailand, and yes the front has 6.3" and XLR output. Initially I planned to buy an AHB2, but from my research, it can sound a bit dry and clinical, so I went with tube (as the Sus could use some lushness), and I tried almost all...
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    Just picked up my amp today. It's fully-balanced KT120-based amp. At around 20W into 60Ohm it drives the Susvara flawlessly. Abundant deep bass and great sound stage. I want it to act like a power amp with my V281 as a pre-amp. This way, I can use my V281 with less demanding headphones (Utopia /...
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    Thanks mate! Hearing this is a bit of relief. Actually, I'm now using the amp with -12 setting as my Utopia / VC / Empy don't need all that power to shine. Never tried +12 though.
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    Thanks mates, for the advice. I may first get the headphones and resistor box, and find appropriate amp later. What's the best resistor box for the Susvara?
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    Thanks for your comment. About your 2nd bullet I don't want to say AHB2 per se is bright. But Susvara is inherently neutral-bright to me. And ahb2 doesn't seem to darken things at all. I'd also describe the pairing a bit analytical but in a very pleasing way. Tone and timbre are not as rich...
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    Hi guys, I have a question about speaker amplifier matching. I plan to buy the Susvara very soon, to integrate it with my current setup. However, knowing that my V281 is far from ideal to drive them, I have set aside the budget for a good speaker amplifier. I prefer the speaker amplifier...
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    Kinki Studio Vision THR-1

    Thanks for your reply. I actually refer to the input. My DAC can output both XLR / RCA, and I wonder whether there is any difference between XLR and RCA from my DAC to the amp? I know that XLR generally has higher voltage but if we ignore the difference in output voltage, is there any sonic...
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    Kinki Studio Vision THR-1

    I have some questions: How good does this amp perform with the Susvara, if comparison is to be made with a very good setup like speaker amplifier (e.g. Benchmark AHB2)? Has anyone really compared the THR-1 with a really good speaker amp? How big is the gap? Is there any benefit using the XLR...
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    DENAFRIPS Terminator: the King of R2R dac

    I'm happy for you guys who can enjoy their trouble-free Denafrips products. Too bad I'm not that fortunate. I did contact Alvin some weeks ago, and I chatted with him along with the Denafrips' official partner in my country, but as of now, it seems there is still no certainty of what might have...
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    DENAFRIPS Terminator: the King of R2R dac

    Unfortunately no... It happened again. Just re-flashed my DDC/DAC firmware back to 3.6 and I'm testing it now. To be honest, I don't think this will fix it. I'm sure I will have the same issue later tonight or tomorrow (around 2nd - 3rd day from each power cycle). Looking to switch to Holo May...
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    DENAFRIPS Terminator: the King of R2R dac

    If you connect the Dac or DDC with a PC (windows) with Thesycon driver, you can easily check the FW version from details page of the Thesycon program. However, the computer will only read the FW version from the device connecting with it so if your chain is PC > DDC > Dac, the FW version...
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    DENAFRIPS Terminator: the King of R2R dac

    Thanks for your input. Unfortunately I've tried many configurations but still ended up with the same issue. - Tried both Coax/I2S and had issue with both - Tried connecting my N100H directly to the TP via USB, but still had issue - Borrowed my friend's N10 to try Coax directly to the TP, but...
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    Old "King" of R2R DAC Is Dead? Denafrips Terminator-Plus / Terminator+ Arrives

    Terminator 2 /+ can be configured to work with various I2S formats. There are 8 different configurations. I think you will have very good chance of success. But you can always reach out to Alvin with Rockna's I2S configuration and I think Alvin can help confirm the compatibility.
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    Audeze LCD-5 Review, Measurements, Interview

    Very nice review! Since you have the V281, can you comment how it pairs with the LCD5? From your review, you did not clearly say it (you only said something like... the portable rig didn't drive them as good as your desktop set with V281 but it sounded good...). I currently have the Utopia and...
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