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    New Amp from HeadAmp - GS-X Mini

    I highly doubt it's output is more than 4-5V, if it's I'd consider it to be a bad design if it's not outright broken. Having said, not sure I see the point of cranking the volume to listen for noise? Every dac, amp, etc has some level of noise.
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    New Amp from HeadAmp - GS-X Mini

    To me the biggest issue with the DACT is that it's only 24 steps so there's a pretty big jump in sound level between each step. That can make it difficult to get the volume level just right. I have the Alps pot on mine and it's great. It doesn't put out nearly enough heat to be an issue...
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    ampsandsound (aka Amps & Sound)

    I've been running a GE 5-star blackplate 6072 in my Kenzie Ovation with a pair of TS 1626's. Wonderful combination and I think this 6072 is my new favorite tube in this amp.
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    Meze EMPYREAN - the First Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphone

    I have the 4-wire version of that cable for my Abyss 1266 and it's not microphonic at all.
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    With Windows you might need to install a driver to get higher resolution output - but per your photo there it seems to be showing a 96 khz input already so it seems good.
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    For my situation I have a couple of different set ups. Usually keep the Aeolus & Empyrean with my work rig in the home office. The Abyss & VC typically stay with the main rig. I do not swap between genres or really even during a single listening session. I'll usually pick a pair for a...
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    New Amp from HeadAmp - GS-X Mini

    Just in time for the weekend! Enjoy the amp, it's a killer value and really can power any headphone extremely well. Which Denafrips did you get?
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    ZMF Verite Closed-New Closed Back ZMF Flagship.

    I don't think I saw you mention which strap you have? If you have the leather, I'd recommend giving the suede strap a try it has quite a bit more padding and might let you skip the need for the pilot or co-pilot.
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    It took me maybe a two or 3 days to figure out what positioning I like the best and then I just stopped trying different placements. Once you hit on a positioning you like you'll get lost in the music and won't bother with changing it again.
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    No buzz for me, using the Qobuz version of that track.
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    New Amp from HeadAmp - GS-X Mini

    The Abyss get top billing for me, followed in order by the ZMF VC then the Empyrean & ZMF Aeolus.
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    New Amp from HeadAmp - GS-X Mini

    The Ares II should be a nice pick, The GS-X Mini pairs great with the Venus II I have. I greatly prefer R2R dacs at this point, they just sound more natural to me.
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    I'm using a Norne Silvergarde S4, far better ergonomics than the stock cable. It's much more flexible and I like how it looks.
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    ZMF Aeolus Impressions thread

    Bifrost 2 is an excellent dac choice at that price and I agree with other thoughts here that something like the Tuba or Bottlehead Crack would be great options at your price point. If you wanted to save a few bucks the Valhalla 2 is worth a look as well. There's no doubt that OTL and other...
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    Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition

    The RK50 is a wonderful pot, if it wasn't huge and expensive I'd want it in every amp I own. Back when I had a BHSE several years ago I had the RK50, you really can't go wrong with it.
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