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  1. Aeolus Kratos

    Holo Audio Spring R2R DAC

    How many hours did you find your Spring 3 have a "breakthrough" in sound quality? I'm burning mine for around 60 hours but no significant change yet. It sounded great out of the box.
  2. Aeolus Kratos

    Holo Audio Spring R2R DAC

    Yes, the most obvious thing that I've noticed when coming from Spring 1 to Spring 3 is that how "tighter" the sound is. The Spring 1 is no doubt wonderful, but it sounds somewhat "loose" and much softer compared to Spring 3.
  3. Bottlehead Mainline Headamp

    Hi everyone, I'm looking for a Bottlehead Mainline headamp, v1.1 is preferable. Perfect functional is the only requirement. Shoot me a PM if you're selling one. Thank you in advance! Kratos.
  4. Aeolus Kratos

    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    Hi Whirlwind,   Thank you very much! My setup really does sound absolutely wonderful, especially when it comes to Vocals, Jazz, Acoustic or other slow music.   You're correct about the 5998. I'm using a 5998 and the "Holy Grail" 12AU7 - the Amperex 7316 early 50's long plate "D" getter in...
  5. Aeolus Kratos

    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    Vocals at its best   
  6. Aeolus Kratos

    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    Hi Oskari,   The particular my Amperex 7316 has ALL the codes on the tubes, all the codes were printed on different places on the glass. But you should stick with the "Ct0" code only.   Cheers, Kratos.
  7. Aeolus Kratos

    NAD M51 Direct Digital DAC Impressions

    Hi Sonic Defender,   Thanks for your reply. You really got a point here.   As for the USB input, I actually did an A/B test for myself, with my own system, my own music - which I'm very familiar with. And I found out the differences between using the USB input and Coaxial input were pretty...
  8. Aeolus Kratos

    NAD M51 Direct Digital DAC Impressions

    Hi karmanfamily,   Thanks for your reply. I figured how to configure the volume setting in fixed mode. It was much easier than I initially thought.   BTW, I also have some questions which I couldn't find the answers:   - Is there any way to know which firmware version M51s are using?   -...
  9. Aeolus Kratos

    Bottlehead Amplifier Discussion / Comparison Thread: Crack, SEX & Mainline

    http://bottlehead.com/smf/index.php?topic=7888.0   above is the link leading to the Neothoriator for those who are interested :D
  10. Aeolus Kratos

    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    Hi Moriez,   Sorry for replying this late, I'd been traveling for business last week, just came back today.   That's very kind of you. I would love to take your offer. Unfortunately, I'm not in Europe, so shipping the 5998 back and forth to my country may take a long time and high cost too...
  11. Aeolus Kratos

    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    Hi guys, I bought my Crack along with a Tung-sol 5998 last year. Unfortunately, my 5998 got some microphonics ("ting ting" sound) as I typed or touched the Crack and I didn't have a decent DAC/source back then, so I couldn't have any critical judgement on the sound of Tung-sol 5998. Then I was...
  12. Aeolus Kratos

    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    I just want to echo this wonderful suggestion. I'd used many DACs with my Crack and I really found Audio GD DACs offer excellent value. I've used my NFB-7 (2014) with Audio GD DI-2014 converter for my Crack and my T1/HD650 sound absolutely fantastic.  
  13. Aeolus Kratos

    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Haha, now you're torn again, aren't you? 
  14. Aeolus Kratos

    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    You can try changing the RCA channel of your amp and see if the 'dead' channel is still the left one. If it is, then the left channel of your T1 is actually dead, otherwise, it's not your T1.
  15. Aeolus Kratos

    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    Easy question, if you love the sound of the specific brand, in this case it's Bottlehead, you just upgrade to the next amp of their product line.   A Bottlehead S.E.X or particularly a Mainline is what you're looking for.
  16. Aeolus Kratos

    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    Seems like someone just couldn't resist and pre-ordered a Bottlehead DAC 
  17. Aeolus Kratos

    Bottlehead Amplifier Discussion / Comparison Thread: Crack, SEX & Mainline

    Hi Loquah,   I did spend nearly an hour writing a pretty long comparison for you, but for some nonsense reasons with my Google Chrome, I've lost it! So I'll try to recall and make it straight to the point this time, hopefully you'll find it useful.   Please do keep in mind that my T1 is not...
  18. Aeolus Kratos

    Bottlehead Amplifier Discussion / Comparison Thread: Crack, SEX & Mainline

    Yes, they are, Armaegis    Hahaha, you got me, Loquah! 
  19. Aeolus Kratos

    Bottlehead Amplifier Discussion / Comparison Thread: Crack, SEX & Mainline

    I guess this is the appropriate thread to post these pics           
  20. Aeolus Kratos

    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Loquah,   I'm more than willing to confirm that your mod for the T1 really improved my T1 significantly. The most noticeable/biggest improvement I found was it tamed down the peaky treble A LOT, the treble was noticeably smoother and no more 'annoying' hot treble WITHOUT any loss of the...
  21. Aeolus Kratos

    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    I would love to. I'll upload the files on Mediafire and send you the link.   Thanks Loquah!
  22. Aeolus Kratos

    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    If I have to choose just ONE pair of headphones, it would be the T1. The T1 is the more 'complete' and relaxing sounding headphone to me, therefore it's better for general listening than the HD800.   About the HD800 vs T1 comparison, I think I should tell my little story which I already posted...
  23. Aeolus Kratos

    Crack;Bottlehead OTL

    Hi everyone,   I've encountered the first problem with my Crack today after 2 months working perfectly today. After I stopped listening this morning, I noticed the wood base of my Crack had a crack in the 'edge' ( there's a small 'gap' in the corner of the wood base. So I took out the tubes...
  24. Aeolus Kratos

    Schiit Decrapifier released - USB power isolator

    Great! Can't wait for your impressions
  25. Aeolus Kratos

    Schiit Decrapifier released - USB power isolator

    Besides fixing the 'skipping' problem, are there any sonic improvement that you noticed with the Wyrd in place?   Thanks, Kratos.
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