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    Watches - another passion of ours, it seems...post your pics!

    I seem to be in some sort of minority in absolutely adoring this watch. Certainly IWC did not sell a ton of them (which suits me just fine). It is definitely one of those watches that must be seen in the metal to fully appreciate.
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    Watches - another passion of ours, it seems...post your pics!

    Magnificent watch. Nobody does a bold dress chronograph like Breitling. Here's my Premier - one of my all-time favourites. I could stare at this dial all day...:relaxed:
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    Cayin iHA-6 - US Tour and reviews

    I think you meant to say A90 Discrete..? Of course the D90 is a DAC. I haven't heard the A90D but compared to the OG A90 the Cayin amp is smoother and more accomplished to my ears. I found the A90 to be a tad clinical and fatiguing personally whereas I can listen to the iHA-6 ad infinitum.
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    Lets Talk Metal

    And this...
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    Lets Talk Metal

    "Dream-Doom" of the highest caliber...just listen... :metal: My TH-X00 was made for this!
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    Watches - another passion of ours, it seems...post your pics!

    Close to the perfect dial? Of course nothing is perfect but one just cannot stop looking at this one!
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    Reply to review by 'capetownwatches' on item 'Sennheiser MOMENTUM 4 Wireless'

    Great first review! May it be the first of many. :punch:
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    The Stax SR-L500 and SR-L700 Impressions Thread

    Thanks for the comprehensive write up. When I got my Yulong D18 and connected it via Sommer balanced XLR cables it transformed the 353X. To the extent that I would not run it any other way.
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    Watches - another passion of ours, it seems...post your pics!

    Ah, Hamilton! Every home should have one... A perfect example of classic utility and high quality without excessive cost. I love mine on a Hirsch crocograin strap. PS: I regulated the watch when I got it about 4 years ago and the ETA 2824 movement still runs at +1 rain or shine. I actually...
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    Watches - another passion of ours, it seems...post your pics!

    Another quick 'n' nasty desktop shot... I need to change the strap for the X-71 bracelet now that Summer is here.
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    Watches - another passion of ours, it seems...post your pics!

    I'm definitely not a Rolex guy - whilst I appreciate and certainly respect the brand and its position in the industry, I don't love very many of them. This one is however, for me, the very epitome of the brand and absolutely my favourite. The last of the 5 digit Sea-Dwellers, the 16600 ticks all...
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    The Stax SR-L500 and SR-L700 Impressions Thread

    Spill the beans mate! :relaxed: I'm extremely keen to hear a pair of L700 of either mark. Given the not insignificant price difference to my L500 they would truly need to blow me away to justify the upgrade. Perhaps its time to chat to my local Stax pusher...
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    Watches - another passion of ours, it seems...post your pics!

    Sorry to hear of your health issues and wish you well. I bought a few Zeno watches about 20 years ago when they were really cheap and easy to get to South Africa. I remember them being decent quality but took forever to sell...:sweat_smile: Might still have one lying around.
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    Comment by 'capetownwatches' on listing 'Cayin iHA6 iHA-6 - 7W @ 32ohm Power'

    Bargain - terrific amp this. Nothing to touch it for the money. GLWS!
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    Watches - another passion of ours, it seems...post your pics!

    The El Primero is legendary for good reason. Tough to match for pedigree, design or utility. Fabulous movement. Not even R*lex could stuff it up completely...:smirk::scream_cat:
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    Watches - another passion of ours, it seems...post your pics!

    Panerai Luminor Chrono PAM 074 Automatic 40mm in titanium and steel, circa 2002. What sets it apart is to found under the sapphire crystal case back - a Zenith Cal. 400 El Primero movement. Just a great watch, very wearable and practical (200m WR and Arabic indices, great lume etc). Hasn't...
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    Dan Clark Audio EXPANSE Review: Interview, Measurements, Impressions

    Greetings from Cape Town! My son arrives in San Diego early next month on an 18 month work visa. Lucky young man. I've warned him that he may not return without a pair of Dan Clark headphones, preferably purchased factory direct. As in, go there and pick them up...maybe say hi to Dan at the...
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    Watches - another passion of ours, it seems...post your pics!

    Longines Hour Angle Ref. 989.5215 circa 1987. Some say a Limited Edition of 1987 in 38mm but I haven't been able to verify this conclusively. The first of the Hour Angle re-editions and the last watch with Longines Caliber L989 in-house self-winding movement, later sold to Lemania (and found in...
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    Cayin iHA-6 - US Tour and reviews

    Many were a bit puzzled at Cayin's use of 10Ohm and 120Ohm 6.5mm outputs respectively, as was I initially. When I plugged my HD6xx into the high impedance output however it all became clear. The higher damping factor has a definite effect on the 300Ohm Sennheisers which I enjoy. Deeper bass...
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    Cayin iHA-6 - US Tour and reviews

    It's possibly right between the two - I would guess a touch more accurate than the Burson but not as clinical as the Topping. I prefer it to the A90 by a large margin. Perhaps I'm in the minority but I didn't enjoy the A90 much. The Cayin is a superior amp. Perhaps the new discrete version...
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