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  1. Phantaminum

    ZMF Atrium - new open-back co-flagship

    Both the amps have their own strengths but it comes to down to preference. The Pendant does so many things well that going up in price to other amps nets you the last few percentage in performance. It’s a jack of all trades.
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    ZMF Atrium - new open-back co-flagship

    The Glenn OTL has a more romantic sound compared to the Euforia. Instruments hold more weight, images aren't as sharp as other amps (fuzzy around the edges), mid bass hits harder, and has a big sound stage (side/side and front/back). Tubes really change the sound of the GOTL. The Euforia has a...
  3. Phantaminum

    ZMF Atrium - new open-back co-flagship

    There are many choices when it comes down to choosing an amp. After going through a journey I can say that I prefer SET amps compared to most other type amps. Few things you want to consider is that amps topology and build can make them sound so much different from each other. For example: The...
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    Comment by 'Phantaminum' on listing 'FS: Focal Clear Mg'

    Hey there, these are still available.
  5. FS: Focal Clear Mg

    Up for sale are my Focal Clear Mg. I was curious about the headphone and decided to buy them. They have great slam, low end reach, and beautiful smooth mid-range with great resolution. The mid-range is better than my Elex and the bass is tighter but I found that the Elex is enough for me. Will...
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    Warmest amp for planars?

    Speaking of warmth, what are you looking for specifically? Do you find that it's too peaky treble wise or that it needs some more oomph down below in the bass department? If prior, you can buy warmer tubes like the gold lions or if you want to get a really warm sound then you can buy 6c8g...
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    Warmest amp for planars?

    I thought the Monoprice Liquid Platinum paired very nicely with the Ananda. Give that a look. If not, then the Liquid Carbon is a warmer solid state option.
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    ZMF Verite Open

    You’re going to be very happy with the VO+Pendant combo. It’s quite a musical, fast, punchy, and clear sounding amp. That’s with new production JJ default tubes. I usually don’t care much for tubes shipped with most amps but they sound great!
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    Oblivion | UltraSonic Studios

    Glad you received it! Really, I can’t tell any differences for the driver tube. It’s not like a traditional amp where the tubes do change the sound. In the Oblivion they’re only used for voltage and possibly gain?
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    Oblivion | UltraSonic Studios

    I personally love them with the Auteurs. It's a lovely pairing with the amp. It gives you a nice dash tube euphony without the bloat, it's fast, it's detailed, clear, and throws a nice wide sound stage. I preferred the Verite off high impedance amplifiers but that's with my chain and ears...
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    Oblivion | UltraSonic Studios

    The Verum One and Oblivion is one of my favorite pairings. When you get that balanced cable let us know. I’m using Periapt’s balances cable and it’s well built for the price. You may have to wait a few weeks to get it though.
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    2359glenn | studio

    I’m sorry to hear about your company Glenn. I’m glad you found a better job with better pay, and yes, moving is never fun unless you’re young and inexperienced with it.
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    2359glenn | studio

    I'm sorry for your loss Darren. Thanks for sharing this slice of life that was ChooChoo. Beautiful pics. As someone once told me: Dogs live a short life because of the amount of joy the bring into this world. I'll toast a beer to her.
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    2359glenn | studio

    Awesome Glenn! I’m always willing to learn and I’ve always loved your design. I’ll take you up on either offer soon. :)
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    2359glenn | studio

    Well...when you’re an audiophile, the search is never over. :) I sold the Apex Teton. It’s a fantastic OTL and the build is to die for but there are always trade-offs. I have another amp that’s currently being built which I’m hoping will shore those up.
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    2359glenn | studio

    I also ended up keeping most of my 6v tubes except and packaged the amp sale with the 12v. I’m even toying with the idea of either having Glenn build me another. Only two power output slots and one driver slot and then heavily modified on the inside. Or build one myself. Inspired by you. :)
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    2359glenn | studio

    I‘m sorry to hear about your pupper MZ. Dogs have a way of always loving you no matter what. They never judge, are always happy to see you, and just seeing them can melt away the hardest of days. Give her all the love for us here. PM me your address and i’ll send her a few toys and snacks from...
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    Oblivion | UltraSonic Studios

    I've tried the Ananda and Aeon Flow 2 with the Oblivion. There's plenty of power to run them and about the only complaint I may have from SS/Hybrid amp is their stronger lower end. I don't really miss it though.
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    ZMF Verite Open

    It's a punchy as heck combination with the Verite. On some songs (Sza - The Weekend) it just throws you back in your seat. Definitely miss that from the Glenn.
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    Oblivion | UltraSonic Studios

    Is that amp upside down? And are those tubes holding up the amp? :O
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    ZMF Verite Open

    I just have to say that this is a damn good amp for the price. You'll really have to pay 4 figures to get the performance of this amp with a wider, deeper, sound stage and extra bass.
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    Oblivion | UltraSonic Studios

    Woah, what build is that and how much power does it output? Looks great.
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    ZMF Verite Open

    What's your budget?
  24. Phantaminum

    Oblivion | UltraSonic Studios

    Depends on the headphone. I thought the HD650 and Elex would pair up nicely with the Oblivion but instead I enjoy them more out of a $350 SET tube amp. The Fostex TH/TR series surprised me with great synergy as well as the Verum One. My favorite synergy is with the Auteurs. Gives you the speed...
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