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  1. rage3324

    Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?

    I will be picking up the Airpod Pros tomorrow. I also have an order in for MW07+ but I might have to cancel if the Airpods impress me enough
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    Amazon launches Music HD with lossless streaming

    I will give it a try as well. I am not expecting to hear that much difference in my Volvo XC90 w/ Bowers & Wilkins via Carplay. I will give it a more deep test on my home equipment. I am rooting for Tidal but it is always nice to save money.
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    Amazon launches Music HD with lossless streaming

    What is the consensus so far of Tidal vs Amazon HD? I mostly use Tidal for music at home and while driving via android auto/car play for lossless music in my car. It works really well. It sounds Amazon is worth a try, but I believe I saw something about its streaming algorithm needs work in the...
  4. rage3324

    Mac OS X Music Players - alternatives to iTunes

    Great info. Plex just released Plexamp (a winamp inspired player). Curious to see how this performs. https://medium.com/plexlabs/introducing-plexamp-9493a658847a https://www.plex.tv/blog/plex-labs/
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    Mac OS X Music Players - alternatives to iTunes

    What's the word on Plex for Mac? It appears to be to Direct Playing but tough to tell if it is manipulating the signal at all. As a Mac, Plex and Tidal user. What is my best player option? I know Roon is the answer but that is too much $$$$$$$
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    DACs that are on the same level as the Dacmini CX

    I currently only use my Dacmini CX as a dac, so I've decided to go down the road of selling the Dacmini and acquiring a dedicated DAC that is equal or better in performance. I would love some recommendations.
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    Chromecast audio - can anyone comment on sound quality?

      Right. Any idea why I can still control the volume via plex on my phone? Is plex acting as a pre-amp somehow? Plex says it is doing direct play
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    Chromecast audio - can anyone comment on sound quality?

    When hooking up the chromecast via optical to a DAC, I don't see the dynamic compression setting anymore. Is that normal? Is there anyway to confirm that audio is not being resampled?   Currently I am using plex on my iphone to cast flac audio, but oddly, I can still control the volume from my...
  9. rage3324

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Stop by anytime. I also have grado rs1i and ps1000 if you want to check those out too. Going to sell either the ps1000 or rs1i soon. I also have a DNA Audio Stratus demo unit on its way. Plenty of high end gear to check out. And I agree. The prices are going up on these but at under $300 it Is...
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    I acquired a Marantz 2230 for my Thorens turntable and I have to say my HD800 sound fantastic out of the 2230. I have yet to try my Grado's..   What is the general consensus around here regarding headphone impedance and older Marantz stereos?   I'm considering adding my Woo Audio WA7 or DNA...
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    WOO-HOOOO... WA7 "fireflies"!!!

    Thanks, I will give this a shot. I turned the amp back on after having it off for just over an hour and it sounds normal now. Odd
  12. rage3324

    WOO-HOOOO... WA7 "fireflies"!!!

    I will take a look. How can I tell if it "loose"? Should I just reseat it and test?
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    WOO-HOOOO... WA7 "fireflies"!!!

    I suspect the answer is one of or all of the tubes are going south but I will ask the question anyways..   Yesterday the WA7tp got pretty darn hot, hotter than usual after about 2 hours of music at regular listening levels. I decided to turn the amp off to let it cool down for a few minutes...
  14. rage3324

    Chicago Area Meet - Saturday April 25 - Part of the Ear Gear Expo at AXPONA 2015

    I think meeting up is a great idea. I'm down for whatever (drink, bite to eat, etc).
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    Chicago Area Meet - Saturday April 25 - Part of the Ear Gear Expo at AXPONA 2015

      I wouldn't wear them in public :) I still use them for gaming out of my Nintendo DS when I am out home and for watching movies. They wipe the floor with my DT770 in terms of soundstage. I only grab for the DT770 if it is late at night. I recently compared them to my HD800 and the soundstage...
  16. rage3324

    DNA Stratus 2A3 amplifier - first impressions

    Good idea.. is there anyone in the Chicago area with a Stratus?
  17. rage3324

    DNA Stratus 2A3 amplifier - first impressions

    Any Grado RS1i or PS1000 users here? Is the Stratus a good pairing? Seems to output more than enough power with a low output impedance. 
  18. rage3324

    Eddie Current Zana Deux owners

    Any Grado RS1i or PS1000 users here? Is the Zana Deux SE a good pairing?   Anyone thinking about selling their Zana Deux SE? If so, let me know
  19. rage3324

    PS1000 Impressions Thread

      I think you will find the PS1000 to be smooth and polite. I would not worry about it. I love the WA7. It is sleek, powerful, and extremely well built. It looks luxurious and takes up a small footprint. The WA7 sound is lush, smooth, and harmonically neutral with great depth. It does not...
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    PS1000 Impressions Thread

    I believe the PS1000 highs are smoother than the GS1k in general. Anyways, I use the WA7 which is known as being a very smooth tube amp and I have 0 issues with the highs. In fact, I am now using the dacmini as my dac, which is known as a slight bright dac, instead of the internal WA7 Dac and I...
  21. rage3324

    DAC that is similar to DACMini

    I am really enjoying my dacmini paired with my WA7 for my PS1000 as it opens up the soundstage and extends the treble nicely. However, the pairing is a bit harsh with the HD800. Can anyone suggest a dac that is similar and slightly less bright?
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    WOO-HOOOO... WA7 "fireflies"!!!

    I use Hi-Z, but the reason I asked is because of the 1:8 ratio rule. The WA7 definitely has enough power to drive 300 ohm headphones using the lo-z setting. Anyways, judging from this review:    http://kenrockwell.com/audio/woo/wa7.htm#z   The output impedance does not change much between...
  23. rage3324

    DNA Sonett 2

    So you have the Sonett, not the Sonet 2, correct? I believe Donald created the Sonett 2 with the HD800 in mind.
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    DNA Sonett 2

    Very interesting. Makes a ton of sense. Now I am very interested. So at the end of the day, does the amp provide enough power with headroom left? Not a requirement, I am just curious on how the amp operates with the HD800.   I think, at this time, I am just considering the Decware CSP3+, the...
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