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  1. TheWuss

    Axpona 2018 Impressions

    It was a big oops in terms of ambient noise, for sure. but wouldn't you say it was much better-attended because you got walk-up traffic from 2-channel folks who were browsing the expo hall?? Just from my memory, the Axpona 4 years ago that i attended (the first ear gear expo year?), it wasn't...
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    Reply to review by 'thewuss' on item 'Koss PortaPro Headphones with Case'

    Harry - the porta pro may very well sport mylar diaphrams and neodymium magnets at this point. I am sure you meant well, But the tone of your comment is insulting to me. I reviewed the portapro 6 years ago. And maybe i had some bad info at the time. But, i can't get too mad. I checked out of...
  3. TheWuss

    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

    Ok. I caught brent jessee on the phone before he shipped them. I will come up with something else.... Thanks for the reply.
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    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

    Anybody verify use of E288CC yet for Mjolnir 2??? I just bought a pair but don't want to roll them in until i know smoke won't emit from the amp. I know Lyr users in the past had no trouble..... Thanks in advance.
  5. TheWuss

    Jay Z To Buy Tidal For $56M?

    Jay-z to buy tidal..... ...making jay-z the only musician to ever make money off a streaming service. :deadhorse:
  6. TheWuss

    Apex Peak/Volcano Review

    I have found in my experience though, that tubes can be microphonic or noisy with the APV, and silent through other gear. I am not sure why that is... I believed for a while, heck maybe still believe, that the tube socket was to blame. The socket isn't the tighest i have seen, thats for sure...
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    Reply to review by 'thewuss' on item 'HiFiMAN HE-560'

    Thanks mike. Now i wanna upgrade my he-500. :-( Awesome review!
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    Reply to review by 'thewuss' on item 'Inspire by Dennis Had IHA-1 Dragon Version'

    atubb - I have the furman power conditioner that you list above. it, itself, emits a low level 60 Hz hum into any equipment I plug into it. it's perfectly fine as a power conditioner for stereo equipment, but I don't think it cuts it for a headphone rig.  which is why I have other conditioners...
  9. TheWuss


    i can't imagine doing that. adding just one gram of additional weight would be enough to snap the neck.     besides, I don't find the XC lacking in any way that damping material would fix. I don't really find them lacking much in any way, actually...
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    I'm not sure that's even a possibilty with my set up, sandab. After all, the auralic is streaming pcm cd-quality music directly from a usb networked drive. There is no intermediary. So 44.1 stays 44.1. And 16 bit stays 16 bit. The sound over ethernet is better than wireless at this point...
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    Got my Aries today. And i know it is quite early.... But, i tried it wirelessly with my main rig, and was quite disappointed. This is vs a stock macbook pro running usb to the PS Audio directstream. Wired, it seems to be a touch better. But the kicker is that i bought it to be a wireless...
  12. TheWuss

    CanJam at RMAF 2014 impressions

    jose i know you are dying to hear the headphone made to pair with the mha100 !!!
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    Just joined the club. took delivery of the LCD-XC from Headroom. so far, i must say that i prefer the way the XC images over even the LCD-3. closed headphones just "do it for me."  the bass presence, the way they pressurize the ears. the way the edges of the soundstage have more palpability...
  14. TheWuss

    Apex Peak/Volcano Review

    Quote:   This is very interesting. When we speak, Todd continues to impress upon me that the Peak does well as a preamp.   I have a Parasound JC-2 preamp, and keep thinking that i should give the Peak a listen in that capacity to see what it sounds like...
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    Post A Photograph Of Your Turntable

    So glad to see this thread getting so much action lately. lots of great insight and pics...   To give a brief update on my new VPI JMW 3D tonearm and Ortofon Cadenza Bronze cartridge...   The sound just keeps getting better and better. The dynamics and speed of this combo eclipses my...
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    Fostex TH900 Impressions & Discussion Thread

    re:  the cable jacket twisting between the Y-connector and the ear cup.   this is typical for the cloth jacket type cabling.  the D7000 and other denons suffered with this problem.  as do the audio technicas (possibly worse). some people may have never experienced this, others have.  it...
  17. TheWuss

    Pictures Of Your High End System II (Same Rules Apply)

    It's available in black now. Except the jc-2 pre. Which won't be available in black for a couple months... The black looks nice.
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    Pictures Of Your High End System II (Same Rules Apply)

    The pic is a bit misleading. The tv niche is just part of the room. The room is 15 x 30. The parasound was purchased to have separates. The harbeths will move to the home office(with LFD still) and this main rig will have Legacy Audio Aeris speakers. In about 5 weeks. The Aeris has a DSP...
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    Fostex TH900 Impressions & Discussion Thread

    Quote:   Definitely a leap forward.   i know i have better gear now than when i owned the D7000....  but, the leap between D7000 and TH900 is as big as that between the HD650 and HD800.  in my opinion.   it's the difference between a headphone that annoyed me quite a bit but had...
  20. TheWuss

    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    i owned the LD MKVI+ for a while.   great amp for the price.   however, i might be mistaken, but i think it's designed for the 6SL7 tube. can be used with 6SN7.  but i think it affects the output.   making it slightly quieter than with the 6SL7 tubes.   a good buddy of mine bought...
  21. TheWuss

    Battle Of The Flagships (58 Headphones Compared)

    my analogy would be this:   autotune is to music what steroids are to athletics.   all artists today who would be considered great singers instead have an asterisk next to their name in the long run. because they have been using performance enhancers.    give me the pre-steroid Bo...
  22. TheWuss

    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    i heard the HE-400 (Justin W./Headamps's) for the first time this past weekend at Canlanta. and was pleasantly surprised by it. couldn't really hear a huge difference between it and the HE-500 off the gear that Justin had on hand.   his source was an Oppo BDP-95.  i think the HE-500...
  23. TheWuss

    JKenny Audio Ciúnas DAC and Ciúnas SPDIF

    sam, i don't think anyone here is going to be able to offer comparisons.   i will only say that the JKenny products should be well worth the difference in price.   i own the JKDAC32. and while i have not compared it to something like the Explorer or Dragonfly, would it surprise you...
  24. TheWuss

    Fostex TH900 Impressions & Discussion Thread

    mine is serial no. 00687.  came with wooden stand, and the swivels match perfectly.  
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    JKenny Audio Ciúnas DAC and Ciúnas SPDIF

    ^  holy cow. what an impressive shootout.