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  1. matthewhypolite

    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    heh, decisions decisions :D. Unfortunately the only way to know for sure is to try. Ive listened on both high end 2 channel speakers and headphones, vinyl is great on both. And I have some pretty resolving headphones in the way of Abyss Phi TC.
  2. matthewhypolite

    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    I just put on this ultrasonically cleaned album: https://store.acousticsounds.com/d/145780/Hugh_Masekela-Hope-Vinyl_Box_Sets good lord have mercy. And I've listened to the digital version, this vinyl is night and day. Listening through the Abyss HP with the KR-HP Tubes.
  3. matthewhypolite

    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    I'm terms of high end dacs, outside of the schiit yggdrasil I use, I've tested with anthem flagship receiver, and trinov processor, neither of the 3 could compare to vinyl for me, I do however have plans to trade my yggy in for the upcoming v2 of the ps audio dac, so I'll see how that improves...
  4. matthewhypolite

    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    Yea, what he said i've experienced myself, i even carried my vinyl player to my brother's all-digital rig, one he's accustomed too, high end 9H $35k speakers, and he said no way would the vinyl outperform his digital, after we spun up the first record, he had no choice but to admit "yes, this...
  5. matthewhypolite

    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    @MacMan31 Here's a couple videos on Digital/Vinyl from PS Audio:
  6. matthewhypolite

    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    I've just unsealed a couple of records, and just going through the artwork, track material, handling the record, everything is part of the experience. It's an intimate touch you just don't get with digital that I really appreciate. It's more than just "listening to music"
  7. matthewhypolite

    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    I've not listened to everything i've recently acquired yet, but i can say this. If i had to chose my 3 best sounding albums, it would be: 1. Grover Washington - Winelight (Nautilus Version) [I have a regular non-nautilus pressing, and the nautilus all analog version is just amazing) 2. Stevie...
  8. matthewhypolite

    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    I have a high end headphone rig, primary for my listening right now. I only get ground hum from my woofer but not audible during playback. through my headphones , quiet as a mouse , needle in the groove sure, but I don't hear that ground hum through my headphones. Abyss ab1266 phi tc and...
  9. matthewhypolite

    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    38 here, and I hear you re alive when records were main :D, I've hunted down some rare OG records from back in the Day. and the modern masters from impex, acoustic sounds, mofi all sound great too. Here are the analog / masters I have in my collection. recently got this delivered also :
  10. matthewhypolite

    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    hey, my first venture into vinyl was on a $150 audio technica turntable with a built in phono stage, so I hooked thst up directly to my headphone amp and off I went. and even at that price point I found the vinyl sounded significantly better than my schiit yggdrasil dac costing $2600 usd. The...
  11. matthewhypolite

    TRANSITION TO SPEAKERS, TUBE MAGIC!

    4. Audio Room - Part 1 So, construction on my dedicated listening room has begun, it's costing me a pretty penny between construction and treatment, when it's all said and done it better blow my socks off :D! I'll drop photos and designs etc as I go along. For treatment I'm using acoustic...
  12. matthewhypolite

    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    I got TT->Phono->HP Amp. For my Speaker setup i do: TT->Phono->Tube Pre->Tube Mono Block
  13. matthewhypolite

    TRANSITION TO SPEAKERS, TUBE MAGIC!

    2. Vinyl, 70hrs Prima Burn In Now that I've allowed some time for the Stock Prima to burn in (70hrs at this point), it's time for another listen. Things very much are improved, the amps seem to open up more, they sound more lively whiles still retaining the sweet harmonic tone these amps...
  14. matthewhypolite

    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/transition-to-speakers-tube-magic.959951/#post-16589340 Thread started here.
  15. matthewhypolite

    TRANSITION TO SPEAKERS, TUBE MAGIC!

    1. PrimaLuna Unboxing / First Listen So I'm quite familiar with the Persona 3F and 9H speakers on some emotiva amps and various sources. I found the much cheaper 3F + my rega kit to outperform the 9H without the rega, so I always wanted to get the rega paired back with the 9H to see what the...
  16. matthewhypolite

    TRANSITION TO SPEAKERS, TUBE MAGIC!

    TRANSITION TO SPEAKERS, TUBE MAGIC! INTRODUCTION I've been a headphone listener for the past 2 decades, starting with my very first pair of hifi headphones the Grado SR60. Since then I've crept up the line of absurdly priced gear all the way up to what I consider my end-game headphone stack...
  17. matthewhypolite

    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    Nice, how's the prima's ? i currently use tubes for my headphoen rig and i love tubes, so when switching to speakers i'd prefer to stay tubes and was looking at the prima's as the way to do it. Can you elaborate?
  18. matthewhypolite

    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    Ouu, nice, is that a ribbon tweeter? and what speaker is that? Also noticed the prima luna on bottom shelf, are you powering the speakers with that amp? And which amp exactly?
  19. matthewhypolite

    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    Finally arrived! And it lives up to the hype. :D
  20. matthewhypolite

    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    great reading the last few posts on the history of music playback and you guys varying experiences. I'm quite new to this so appriciate the info. great points on modern information overload and the intamcy of vinyl. I've been to my first record store in February, just a random store in the...
  21. matthewhypolite

    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    finding a good quality pressing is a real treat, and the difference in sound quality between a real good pressing and a lesser quality one is quite substantial. all part of the vinyl experience. when I spin up a really top tier sounding record it really does feel like I cracked a rare bottle of...
  22. matthewhypolite

    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    Just updated the writeup with a little gif: :D
  23. matthewhypolite

    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    ouuu, very nice. that's my next project, dedicated music room for speaker listening. hoping to have that ready by next Christmas.
  24. matthewhypolite

    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    I just spun up Michael Jackson - Beat It [2008 Version] ft Fergie (Thriller 25th Ani)......Good Lord!
  25. matthewhypolite

    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    yes, 2013 180g. I'll have to see if I can hunt down the 2008 in discos.
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