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  1. TonyNewman liked franz12's post in the thread Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Headphone.

    I liked hd800s very much. It was my first high-end can which I bought about 2 years ago. I imported it twice from Germany when it was...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 5:10 PM
  2. TonyNewman replied to the thread MrSpeakers Electrostatic Prototype Listening Impressions.

    The electrostatic amp Jesus would use. I have just taken ownership of a black GS-X Mk2 - a fantastic amp. I can only guess at how...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 4:07 PM
  3. TonyNewman replied to the thread Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Headphone.

    Just curious - and apologies for going a little OT - can I ask what put off the HD800S and Focal Clear?

    Feb 22, 2018 at 2:42 PM
  4. TonyNewman replied to the thread Sennheiser HD820.

    +1. HD800 was peaky, until modded. HD800S - not peaky at all IMHO.

    Feb 22, 2018 at 1:43 PM
  5. TonyNewman liked Arniesb's post in the thread Sennheiser HD820.

    Cmon now... HD800S is not peaky at all... Its 1 of the most accurate headphones ever! Only part could be more accurate is presence...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 1:43 PM
  6. TonyNewman replied to the thread Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Headphone.

    Exactly my thoughts and exactly what I did. I used a sliver of rubber washer only about 2mm thick. That is enough to create an effective...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 11:33 AM
  7. TonyNewman replied to the thread The HeadAmp GS-X and GS-X MK2 Thread.

    Apologies if I was vague about that. I am talking about the Holo Spring L3 KTE, running in NOS mode, fed from an I2S source (such as the...

    Feb 21, 2018 at 5:31 PM
  8. TonyNewman replied to the thread The HeadAmp GS-X and GS-X MK2 Thread.

    +1. If you read the Inner Fidelity review of the GS-X Mk2 it seems pretty obvious to me that the DAC pairing was not ideal. Likely an...

    Feb 21, 2018 at 5:22 PM
  9. TonyNewman liked biosailor's post in the thread The HeadAmp GS-X and GS-X MK2 Thread.

    Thanks for pointing out to the Kitsune DAC! It keeps getting rave reviews, just like Schiit’s Yggdrasil. NOS mode seems to be the...

    Feb 21, 2018 at 5:11 PM
  10. TonyNewman replied to the thread The HeadAmp GS-X and GS-X MK2 Thread.

    I would have to hear them side by side to comment on that. The upgraded Pavane (to Adagio standard) is mighty impressive, but then so is...

    Feb 21, 2018 at 2:11 PM
  11. TonyNewman replied to the thread The HeadAmp GS-X and GS-X MK2 Thread.

    It's another plus in favour of the Holo DAC that it comes with an I2S HDMI input as standard. An extremely impressive DAC for the price....

    Feb 21, 2018 at 12:47 PM
  12. TonyNewman replied to the thread The HeadAmp GS-X and GS-X MK2 Thread.

    I'm in a bit of a jam there. The SU-1 outputs I2S (HDMI) while the Pavane support I2S (RJ45) input with a swap out of the USB card. To...

    Feb 21, 2018 at 11:59 AM
  13. TonyNewman replied to the thread The HeadAmp GS-X and GS-X MK2 Thread.

    Not just you. My previous amp (AGD M9) is still fresh in my mind, so I have quite a few moments of "Wow - this thing is transparent"....

    Feb 21, 2018 at 12:16 AM
  14. TonyNewman replied to the thread The HeadAmp GS-X and GS-X MK2 Thread.

    +1. On high gain the volume jumps are quite large. Can be difficult to get the volume 'just right'.

    Feb 20, 2018 at 1:32 PM
  15. TonyNewman replied to the thread Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Headphone.

    I ported them. If you google "HEKV2 Feilian Port Mod" you will get all the details. I did a very simple version - just used a small...

    Feb 19, 2018 at 10:49 PM