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  1. Hibuckhobby

    Comment by 'Hibuckhobby' on listing 'Nelson Pass ACA'

    Ihave a never assembled v1.8 kit if you are int. Shoot me a reasonable offer…it may be yours😁
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    Minneapolis meet 2019

    Sounds interesting. Could bring an Amps and Sound Leeloo. Hibuck...
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    Woo Audio Amp Owner Unite

    You should buy my wa6 with all the extra tubes for hust $475 plus shipping. Sorry for hijack guys. Hibuck...
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    AmpsandSound Leeloo amp review

    I met Justin Weber at the mini-con meet in Arizona in early February of this year. I was there on vacation for a week or so and just dropped in to see if there was anything there I hadn’t yet heard. I had no intention all of making a purchase, since I retired four years ago and am in the...
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    Boxed up
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    Csp2+
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    Arizona Head-Fi MiniCon: February 10th, 2018

    Awesome! I will be in Phoenix from Minnesota on that date! Have to break away from family...but will make EVERY effort to be there. Hibuck...
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    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    Same is true for Jennifer Warnes  "The Hunter" or "Famous Blue Raincoat". regards, Hibuck....
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    anyone compared the decwarwe zen csp2+ to the bottlehead crack

    Old thread...but, your bet is safe. He Crack is a very nice amp. Fun and winsome The CSP2+ will show it the way home every time. Regards, Hibuck...
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    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    I own both. Clearly a family resemblance with 700 being a bit warmer and more midbass. Soundstage and comfort is good on both...just better on 800. 700 works a bit better on good SSamps, both are amazing on my Decware CSP-2+. Regards, Hibuck...
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    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    I have both and the HD800 "is" better IMO, but that is not to slight the 700 in any way. For me...the Decware CSP2+ is a perfect match to these two headphones.  I am sensitive to harshness/shrillness (strange at my age) and I find that this amp does wonders without losing detail.  Played with...
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    GUSTARD H10 High-current Discrete Class A output Stage Headphone Amplifier

    Hmmm. I have a Soloist SL and a H10. With same source on my AQ Nighthawks, The sound is warmer and fuller on the Gustard. Hibuck...
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    HD700 cables and amplification

    I recently purchased a used Decware CSP2+ preamp/headphone amp and also bought some cable terminations for the headphone end on my HD700's from Norne.   While the CSP2+ with a nice 5Y3wgt rectifier sounded really nice (better than my Crack that I had been using with some pretty expensive...
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    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    the HD700 has a peak at about 8k that you either like or you don't.  Comfort is excellent and the bass response is far ahead of the HD598,  Soundstage is wider and deeper with better placement within the soundstage.   It is more revealing than the 598, but also scales up far better when you...
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    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    I had some reservations about how the HD700 would sound with the Crack, but with a 12BH7 driver and a Chatham 2399 it sounds wonderful! Layered, huge soundstage and very little brightness even with Anne Sophie Mutter on violin. Hibuck...
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    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    Swap driver tube. If problem persists look for cold solder joint or burnt resistor. Go to bottlehead Site...lots of knowlegable people there. Hibuck....
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    Decware Appreciation Thread (MT review up on first page 2-10-12)

    Good question. RCA black plate 12au7, stock russian power tubes. RCA 5u4g rectifier. Just put in a Valve Art 274b, still burning in. A bit bass light right now compared to the RCA, I think I preferred the more euphonic sound But want to give the 274b a chance. Also going to try a 5751 or 12at7...
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    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    I'm on my second pair of HD700's and am waiting to get back home (working out of town) to roll some tubes on my Bottlehead Crack with it.  My first one sounded great with a Woo WA2 and NOS RCA power tubes. One of the most comfortable cans I've owned, right up there with the Beyer 880's and...
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    GUSTARD H10 High-current Discrete Class A output Stage Headphone Amplifier

    The greatest problems with reviews and forums is that they use their ears and not yours.  I like bass weight and texture, some like a rather lean, taut signature.  I'm very sensitive to a somewhat dry, analytical sound and others call that neutral.  Cans that feel like they are inserting ice...
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    GUSTARD H10 High-current Discrete Class A output Stage Headphone Amplifier

    The bass that I am hearing is deep and taut, but not in any way exaggerated.  This is an amp that is on the warm side of neutral, but is not in any way "bass heavy".  I have bass heavy cans and those that are not and the H10 clearly shows them for what they are.  IMO, what it does is establish...
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    GUSTARD H10 High-current Discrete Class A output Stage Headphone Amplifier

    I have about 80 hours on my H10 right now and with HE500's listening to Nils Lofgren's Acoustic Live I can't believe how good it sounds.  Clear without being analytical, warm without being syrupy and great bass/transient response.  I've been in the audio game for 45 years, so it's not my first...
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    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    Just picked up another amp...a Gustard H10 and I love the way it sounds with the 650's.  The power and high damping factor really gets a grip on the bass.  I still prefer the mids via my Bottlehead Crack, but in terms of highs and soundstage, the Gustard wins out.  When I compare my HE500's...
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