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    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    Thanks Doc. Now just a matter of choosing a colour and waiting for the Crack to arrive.
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    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    So just a few coats then :D Great work, looks superb. Nice pic also.
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    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    Great orange peel finish on the metal plate. How did you achieve this?
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    Amps that can drive the HiFiMan HE-6 planar headphones

    That is one very pretty amp.
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    Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Headphone

    They are enormous. Subbed
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    Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-2

    Some EQ really helps the LCD's. Its the only reason i have kept mine. I use a vintage receiver.
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    Multi-IEM Review - 352 IEMs compared (Pump Audio Earphones added 04/03/16 p. 1106)

    Joker can you recommend a universal iem $100-200 which is balanced across the FR and neutral, primarily for classical music
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    iDSD micro Black Label. Tour details (page 147). Release info (page 153).

    Can someone please provide the unit's dimensions. This information is not on the IFI website. Thanks
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    Bottlehead Amplifier Discussion / Comparison Thread: Crack, SEX & Mainline

    There is overwhelming support, on this and the BH forum, for the crack and hd600/650 pairing. The OTL and high impedance cans seems to be a match made in heaven. My question is whether the S.E.X. does the same amount of justice ( or more ) to these cans. I ask this as the S.E.X. seems to be...
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    Bottlehead Amplifier Discussion / Comparison Thread: Crack, SEX & Mainline

    Music = mostly classical, baroque, period instruments, acoustic, and to a lesser extent most other forms of music I would be most interested in the amp which could convey the quality and intent of the recording most accurately, naturally and neutrally. If the recording was recorded in a spacious...
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    Bottlehead Amplifier Discussion / Comparison Thread: Crack, SEX & Mainline

    Loquah, if you were contemplating a new HD600/800 would you recommend the Crack or S.E.X.
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    The Stax SR-507 Thread

    Thanks for the advice Chodi, i have listened to the hd800/hdvd800 and the 307/006ts, but cannot audition the 507's locally. To my ears, the hd800 combination was musical, but really not in an engaging way. I left that listening session quite uninspired, it didnt really do anything wrong, but i...
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    The Stax SR-507 Thread

      How do the 407s compare with the 507s. Are they as close as in performance as others here have suggested?
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Great thread. Subscribed. Using LCD2's, I recently gave up on my maxxed Woo WA6 after i dusted off an old 90's Onkyo receiver i had just sitting in a cupboard. Wow, it simply does everything better than that WA6. The LCD's have simply jumped into another realm of performance. Funny thing is, ive...