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  1. baseonmars

    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Nice one. Thank you very much!
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    Bottlehead Amplifier Discussion / Comparison Thread: Crack, SEX & Mainline

    The SEX set to 4ohms was supreme with the original Aeon closed... I guess that's not what you asked directly but I haven't heard them sound even remotely as enjoyable on another amp - I think they really need more juice than most people give them.
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    Portable Headphone Amp Kit with Korg NuTube

    Looks like you did a great job! you can tube the tonality quite a bit by adjusting the bias point of the NuTube - more or less harmonic distortion. So airy to neutral to a warm hug. The MUSE01 is def the better of the two for me. This amp can also be greatly improved with a potentiometer...
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    Audeze LCD-3 Impressions Thread

    If you’re willing to get your hands dirty or can find someone to build you one the Elekit TU-8600R is an absolutely dynamite pairing with the LCD-3F.
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    HEDD Announces HEDDphone With AMT Technology

    funny you should mention that Ray... :) I paid Spiritland a visit today to listen to the HEDDphone. Here’s the short review I jotted down whilst on the tube home. The physical size primed me for a bone shaking wall of bass but the real standout for me was how smooth of a presentation the HEDD...
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    Portable Headphone Amp Kit with Korg NuTube

    I picked up this kit a couple of months ago - really simple fun build and it sounds excellent, especially for the money. I find it does a great job of cutting off the “digital edge” from the FiiO Q5s. Ny only real complaint is how hard it is to change the batteries. You have to unscrew the lid...
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    Elekit 300B Amp kit

    I ran mine with Golden Lions for the first couple of weeks and enjoyed the sound immensely. I went all in, Lundahl transformers, TAKMAN 2% resistors, Mundorf caps and TDK pot. I’ve build a few kit amps and while I’m confident at desoldering parts I find the results can be pretty messy. This...
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    Elekit 300B Amp kit

    Here’s a few build pictures - I put the TU-8600 VKR together about 3 weeks ago. I’ve just put some Telefunken input/driver tubes along with Erlog 300B in and couldn’t be happier. I thought I had heard some the best in amplification with the solid state BHA-1...
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    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    64 Audio have in the past suggested the A/U18t for those that want to experiment with sound the most, that’s why it doesn’t have LID tech included. I personally saw LID as a plus , I use my A12t with a variety of sources from an AK DAP, xDSD, iPad and PlayStation controller and airplane seats...
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    CanJam London 2019 Impressions thread

    My first CanJam and a top experience. I spent as much time chatting a I did listening. What an awesome friendly bunch of people. The Verite Closedwere the star for me, They sounded phenomenally holographic, excellent instrument separation, well defined driving bass and a crisp response across...
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    [FiiO Q5s Type C ‖ Q5s] Bluetooth DSD-capable Amplifier,AK4493x2,768k/32bit

    Really interested to hear how this sounds compared to the ifi xDSD. Hope there’s one at he FiiO table at CanJam tomorrow. I wouldn’t mind winning one either.
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    A12t balanced - between 40 and 80 depending on the environment and recording. Usually around 65 when I’m out and about. Oh, and I have an SP1000M but they’re not too different.
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    The Stax SR-L500 and SR-L700 Impressions Thread

    I’ve had them for coming up to a month and the cable is perfectly well attached. I use them with an SRM-323S (from eBay) and SRM-007tii and both work well, I prefer the SRM-007tii but whether it’s worth the money will vary from person to person. If you’re looking to save money a second hand...
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    CanJam SoCal 2019 Impressions thread

    The A12t has bass north of neutral but the rest of the frequency response is well represented, so I wouldn’t call it warm per say. Hope that makes sense.
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    Audeze Deckard - class A amp, USB DAC

    If you can get a reconditioned one, the amp is decent and versatile but the DAC is lacking. I used to own one and I enjoyed it very much. It comes down to how you’re planning on feeding it music.
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    The Official 64 Audio Thread | apex & tia Technologies

    I’ll get a chance to demo the N8 soon but I’ve heard the universal isn’t so close to the custom. I have not heard the Trio. I’ve lived with the U12t for around 6 months and enjoy it so much I’m going to get the custom version. The bass is tuneable with the M20 and M15 modules and I find the...
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    The Stax SR-L500 and SR-L700 Impressions Thread

    New L500 & L700 models are coming out June 5th ( Featuring aluminium yoke, new mate finish on the earcups and a detachable cable. Does anyone have any details on availability on these in the UK? I have a pair on...
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    The Stax Thread III

    Regarding the SRM-007tii, is it possible to bypass the pot in the same way as one can with the SRM-727tii?
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    Where can I buy Spin fit tips UK

    They all arrived within a week when I ordered. ymmv, just passing on my experience.
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    Where can I buy Spin fit tips UK

    I picked up 3 sets from eBay. Little bit pricey but worth it.
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    Campfire - Solaris

    I've managed to get both from eBay. Although the sellers listed say they could take months to deliver they typically take a week...
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    Thanks for the insights. I wonder if you are able to put the differences between the SP1000M and Hugo 2 into words or is it just an innate preference? I know I sometimes find myself listening to device A more than device B without really being able to explain why.
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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    It merges my offline library with Tidal. It gives me new ways to explore my library - search by producer, song writer or read reviews and biographies and follow links. Per device DSP engine - I can run Audeze Reveal, EQ, Crossfeed or any number of other DSPs on the server rather than the...
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    iFi audio xDSD- The Official Thread

    Did you get a response on this? I plugged mine in for the first time last night and the charging light didn't come on, just the two lights on the front - I've submitted a ticket to ifi support.