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  1. achristilaw

    Monolith M300 In Ear Planar Earphones

    Hard to test what you can't hear...
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    The Official Sony MDR-Z1R Flagship Headphone Thread (Live From IFA 2016)

    If you hyped hype? Just what is the resultant? Hyperbole?
  3. achristilaw

    ENIGMAcoustics Dharma

    .......'been middle of the month since June?
  4. achristilaw

    MICROZOTL2 Tube Headphone Amp and preamp: a breakthrough device

    Yes, linearity is better with better construction and materials (ah, the good old days). Yet, a properly functioning tube makes more difference in a Berning circuit than anything else. I still have Telefunken's on the inlet and the nickel base 6SN7's from Sylvania on the outer edge.... hey I'm...
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    MICROZOTL2 Tube Headphone Amp and preamp: a breakthrough device

    Not so much in a hysteresis free circuit.... a good functioning tube with the call characteristic's of it's part number are what's important. The other designs that assign transformers for matching duties have much more influence with grid transfer changes. The ZOTL stands alone and is...
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    MICROZOTL2 Tube Headphone Amp and preamp: a breakthrough device

    You can roll tubes till the cows have returned and you won't improve the fundamentals of the design. Why is this? It's because David could wrap his head around the transformer..... that's why! Transformers never transfer... that is the problem. It's not just the fundamental frequency under...
  7. achristilaw

    MICROZOTL2 Tube Headphone Amp and preamp: a breakthrough device

    It's the natural leading edge transient from the Berning design. Conventional tube designs (SET's, other OTL'S and ultra linear) start and rise rather slow (that's most, not all IMO). Many transistor designs (not all) ring and bleed on the lead in uptake, then it goes downhill from there...
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    MICROZOTL2 Tube Headphone Amp and preamp: a breakthrough device

    I was another bothering David and Alan concerning a new headphone amp from David. It was only a few separate occasions and I didn't want to seem all that pesky. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease" was an old adage my Grandmother used to spout..... it works! I have another amp from David that was...
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    MICROZOTL2 Tube Headphone Amp and preamp: a breakthrough device

    @richard51.... "It's not that experience is the best teacher.... it's the only teacher". You have to ask yourself the relevant questions, from the type of music that is important to you, reaching all the way to just how much disposable income you'll dispose on the hobby. You have to educate...
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    MICROZOTL2 Tube Headphone Amp and preamp: a breakthrough device

    I love time traveling and putting good source in front of the original micro-ZOTL and use the Grado HP-2. I have a pair of HP-2's that papa Joe reworked back in 07' (NOS drivers and upgraded wire). I like a host of great music and count Opera in the scheme. The Berning and Grado combine to offer...
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    ENIGMAcoustics Dharma

    I'm salivating all over myself.... great pics! Todd (TTVJ) got his demo today also and was marveling at the lack of discontinuity at the crossover point. It's high enough that air and space is it's main concern. I want!! 
  12. achristilaw

    ENIGMAcoustics Dharma

    The Dharma has its charm-a's.... I just hope it can fit Mr. Big Head (me). The trend lately is making more of a compact phone for the traveler, piffle if you ask me.
  13. achristilaw

    Did Sennheiser just reveal the Orpheus successor?

    Don't drink the Kool-Aid in one gulp.
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    Did Sennheiser just reveal the Orpheus successor?

    It will be costing to much for a headphone.... with the advancements of ortho's? It had better be more than a glowing middle with a soft top and bottom.
  15. achristilaw

    Reply to review by 'achristilaw' on item 'Cavalli Audio Liquid Carbon'

    The 1.5 watt capability is from using the balanced tap out I believe. it's less single-ended.
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    Reply to review by 'achristilaw' on item 'Joseph Grado HPA-1'

    I own both the items under review and love both, didn't pay near that much for the amp, Papa Joe hadn't left us yet (it was a few years back)..... I just wish I had the DC supply for it. I can redo the plug and fashion some of my existing supplies, but that would deface the amp and disrespect...
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    ☯️ Cavalli Audio's Liquid Carbon... a $599 Cavalli amp???

    Power conditioning and interconnects have more to do ultimate resolution than any power cord in headphone systems (IMO).
  18. achristilaw

    MrSpeakers Ether Impressions Thread

    All the Audie's are thick and don't have the snap of dynamic I enjoy, the Ether sounds like my cuppa.
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    ☯️ Cavalli Audio's Liquid Carbon... a $599 Cavalli amp???

    I have a room for rent. Pack a bag and bring the LC w/ Ether...... leave the rest! I'll ice a keg and we'll hit it.
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