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    (Sold) [FS] Raal SR1a Ribbon Earfield Monitor + Adapter box

    Still available. Price negotiation is only possible if buyer found a better established price of sr1a in recent months (timeframe: Jan 2020-Apr 2020)!
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    (Sold) [FS] Gustard DAC-X26 + U16 + etc bundle! (Price dropped hugely!)

    List of items 1. Gustard DAC-X26 non-usb version (dual ES-9038Pro chips) MSRP $1299 2. Gustard U16 usb digital converter (ES-8620 chip) MSRP $299 3. DIY power cable 4. Mogami XLR AES/EBU digital cable 5. Stock items (stock power cables, usb cable, remote control for X26, etc) Asking $500 +...
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

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    ZMF Verite

    With Verite, we are pushed back (as if we are sitting on pretty optimal row in a nice theater), and front-back stage depth is substantially realistic. Imaging is still clear and articulate but positioned a little distantly (so some may perceive this a little less pinpoint-ish). However, it...
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    ZMF Verite

    Haha, what an opposite configuration! Mine are silver cable (Verite-silver) on the headphone and amorphous core on the amp. I am happy with my setup but also curious about how your combination sounds!
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    ZMF Verite

    I don't know HE1000SE but owned Arya and auditioned previous gens HE1000 multiple times. Compared to them, Verite renders stages and images a bit differently from Hifiman. If you like very open and wide feeling and sense of boundlessness, Verite would not be your cup of tea. Verite's stage is...
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    ZMF Verite

    Hi MFM, that's a great question -- but damn tough choice for me. If I write a full review of Ravenswood dsha-3f some day (kinda overdue), it MUST have dedicated paragraphs for ZMF Auteur, as I've never seen such a large synergy delta from other pairing. Yes. Regarding pre-post delta only...
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    ZMF Verite

    Verite definitely deserves to amp adventure. While zdt jr is cool at its price point, various approaches of different tube amps are worth considering. If I weren't with the current amp (Ravenswood), I would have gone for output transformer-coupled SET with exotic transformers for Verite. Again...
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    ZMF Verite Zach's wood stand coming this summer..
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    ZMF Verite

    @smeksime looks wonderful. Congrat!
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    T-Square's 宝島 (Track 2)
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    ZMF Aeolus Impressions thread

    Totally agreed. We all have different tastes. The only universal answer can't exist. I think ZMF's various pad options are great to dial in according to one's own preference! That said, I recommend you to roll pads when you get chance. It's as fun as tube rolling for sure.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Thanks for another very informative chapter @Jason Stoddard Could learn a lot of things! By the way, I am having a couple of questions regarding this chapter. Could you explain a bit more about what "weakly" means in this context? To me it's still a little bit unclear how Nexus (on Rag 2)...
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    ZMF Auteur Thread

    @Psy974 I see. That's also a very nice cable. I might personally prefer pure copper for auteur though because to me auteur is inherently a bit bright. But that's me. Currently using atmos-c for my auteur.