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  1. Venture Guy

    Neumann NDH 20

    IMHO the best way to listen to the NDH 20 is to use Sonarworks EQ. This takes the headphone from good to great :)
  2. Venture Guy

    Metrum Acoustics Aurix

    Does anybody have an Aurix that is gathering dust and needs a new home? PM if you do :)
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    when will the new magic ear pads be available?
  4. Venture Guy

    HEDD Announces HEDDphone With AMT Technology

    I think there is a dedicated thread for MRP, TQM and demand forecasting... perhaps we can keep this thread focused on people's sonic and ergonomic experiences of the HEDDphone :)
  5. Venture Guy

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Jot R now available! @Aleksandar R. will you be selling the SR1a without the interface box?
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    HEDD Announces HEDDphone With AMT Technology

    How do you like the Tower Mains? Did you get the Standard or Extended?
  7. Venture Guy

    HEDD Announces HEDDphone With AMT Technology

    Start doing these exercises now... by the time our Heddphones arrive, we won't even notice the weight :)
  8. Venture Guy

    Oblivion | UltraSonic Studios

    @SonicTrance, @MrCurwen any thoughts on applying these design principles to a DAC?
  9. Venture Guy

    The Pono Player Impressions Thread

    If there are any diehard Pono fans out there that are looking for backup units, I have a couple that are New-In-Box... PM me if you are interested :-)
  10. Venture Guy

    Denon AH-D9200 - 2018 Flagship - Impressions Thread

    Anybody taken a listen to the new Audio Technica ATH-AP2000Ti? Having listened to most of the usual suspects, the choices for my next CB have come down to the 9200 or, perhaps, the 2000Ti...
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    Audio-Technica ATH-AP2000Ti - Impressions Thread

    Glad it passed the classical music test, as I listen to Mahler quite a bit :-) Did you compare with any of the Flavor-Of-The-Month Focal's?
  12. Venture Guy

    Audio-Technica ATH-AP2000Ti - Impressions Thread

    Thanks for the great review! What does not get lost in the translation is how impressed you were with AT's new headphone...
  13. Venture Guy

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Just to finish up. I have a degree in the field from Leland Stanford Junior University. Over my 40 year career, I have consulted on these very topics for Apple, Hewlett Packard, Sony and Mitsubishi, among others. You are wrong about 1, 2 and 3.
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    The point, which seems to escape you, is this: We as consumers are attempting to get the most out of a vendor's product. The vendor is making statements about certain potentially fruitful directions to get the product to perform well, which are patently false. A few of us are injecting some...
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    "Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance." Confucius
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    That comment makes clear your level of understanding EE...
  17. Venture Guy

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Your comments about SMPS are completely misinformed. NCORE Amps ARE DESIGNED TO USE SMPS. THX maps ARE DESIGNED TO USE SMPS. I really hope you guys know A LOT more about ribbon tweeters than you do about amplifiers:)
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    I was talking with Morris Kessler of SAE fame and now CEO of ATI. He is a complete stickler for accuracy. His new amps use Hypex modules with... SMPS. He said the sound was better than with an LPS. You could put the whole amp inside your interface box and it probably wouldn't even get warm.
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    I think you need to listen to a Hypex amp... Not to put too fine a point on it, but the ES9028 DAC used in the Benchmark DAC3 goes to a SINGLE BIT sigma delta output stage. And, we all know how good that sounds:-)
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    I worked on Class D amps 20 years ago. Even back then they sounded pretty good. Fast forward to now... People I know with Golden Ears are pretty much in agreement that the Hypex and ICEpower Class D amps blow away Class A/B:-)
  21. Venture Guy

    Kaldas Research RR 1 Conquest ($500 Electrostatic)

    I worked on a design for electrostatic headphones 20 years while I was working at Paul Allen's Interval Research Lab. Our conclusion was that stats are the cheapest way to get high quality sound. The weak link being, of course, low distortion high voltage amplifiers. There is no reason stats...
  22. Venture Guy

    iBasso SR1 semi open Headphone. Limited production.

    No consensus yet. I have a three different types of Dekoni pads incoming to see if they outdo the OEM offerings and will share the results of my pad rolling adventures:) Silver cable is a no brainer IMHO. Ted Allen uses Type 2 Silver Litz and charges way less than the alternatives.
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    Audeze LCD-2C Classic - Impressions Thread

    Has anybody tried the Dekoni fenestrated pads with LCD2Cs? I am currently using their velour pads and they improve the sound substantially. It would be nice to trade the bass boost for some treble boost and I am wondering if the fenestrated pads do that...