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  1. calaf

    Best classical recordings...ever!

    You may have already come across the BPO European Concert of 2020, freely available at https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/en/titelgeschichten/20192020/european-concert-2020/ A chamber ensemble of a dozen or so BPO players well-spaced on the Philarmonie stage performs three well-known...
  2. calaf

    Best classical recordings...ever!

    That's doable if you have a DVD reader attached to your computer, and if you are willing to install certain applications that you can find how with some googling. You'd miss Villazon acting though: he's quite the comedian!
  3. calaf

    Best classical recordings...ever!

    This one is fun https://www.amazon.com/Donizetti-LElisir-Netrebko-Villazon-Staatsoper/dp/B000F3T3CS both well sung and well-produced (in an appropriately silly setting). You can sample it on youtube The DVD has a better sound quality of course.
  4. calaf

    Best classical recordings...ever!

    Coming back to this thread after a while to share a great COVID-19 freebie: Bach's "Christ Lag in Todesbanden", BWV 4 performed live by the Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra so sweet and moving, perfect for the moment. There is a lot more in the Monteverdis youtube channel in excellent sound (and...
  5. calaf

    REDUCED: Meier Corda Classic

    Weekly bump ...
  6. calaf

    [SOLD] - HeadRoom Home Balanced Amp (Max DAC & Module)

    I have the unbalanced version of this beast. It holds its own against any amp I have ever tried. If you have room in your rack (the Home is huge), you won't be disappointed.
  7. calaf

    REDUCED: Meier Corda Classic

    Price reduced to celebrate the new year!
  8. calaf

    SOLD: HiFiMan Silver Coated Copper Cable 5M for HE-6, HE-500, etc

    I have for sale a much-improved 5M-long HiFiMan Silver Coated Copper Cable for HE-6, HE-500, and all 1st and 2nd generation HiFiMAN headphones with the screw-on cable connector. Improvements (by yours truly): Terminated to balanced with a Neutrik XLR male plug. Adaptor for unbalanced...
  9. calaf

    SOLD: Upgraded Rega RP3 (RP-3) turntable

    reduced, Achromat no longer for sale.
  10. calaf

    SOLD: Upgraded Rega RP3 (RP-3) turntable

    now considering shipping to the 48 US
  11. calaf

    SOLD: Upgraded Rega RP3 (RP-3) turntable

    Up for sale is my upgraded, cool looking white Rega RP3. (for a full set of pictures, please check out https://photos.app.goo.gl/g6wH62dTAHdHSc6d6). Included in the sale are: Rega RP-3 in 8/10 conditions. The dust cover is new and shrinkwrapped (new $699+) Fidelity Design sub-platter and...
  12. calaf

    SOLD: Meier Audio Corda StageDAC

    final price reduction: $195, firm. $165 for local Bay Area pickup cash payment.
  13. calaf

    SOLD: Meier Audio Corda StageDAC

    Price reduced to $220
  14. calaf

    FS: TEAC AI-2000

    price reduced to $770, or $695 for a local pickup with cash payment. Here is a link to the updated ebay listing.
  15. calaf

    FS: TEAC AI-2000

    PRICE REDUCED TO $770 shipped to continental US, or $695 local SF Bay Area pickup. I have just purchased a Hegel H160, so I have to let my four year-old TEAC AI 2000 go. This is a dual-mono integrated amp with balanced and RCA inputs including an impressive MM PHONO input. It was the middle...
  16. calaf

    FS: Hifiman HE-Adapter, speaker adapter for HE6 and other orthos

    SOLD, thanks a lot! I have for sale a Hifiman balanced to speaker cable adapter, and gain reducer http://hifiman.com/products/detail/84 I am the first owner and I believe I bought this unit four years ago (sorry can't find the exact date). As you can see from the photos it is in like-new...
  17. calaf

    Official 2016 SF Head-Fi Meet Impressions Thread - July 16, 2016

    I am not sure that "realness", and "clean" are the most prominent attributes of the Utopia. To my ears it lacks ultimate transparency. I must have listened to the Utopia for over one hour on Saturday. Still, every time I switched back to the Utopia I would be impressed - but  distracted - by its...
  18. calaf

    Official 2016 SF Head-Fi Meet Impressions Thread - July 16, 2016

     I would really like to congratulate third_eye and the rest of the organizing team for striking the perfect balance between a well-organized audio show and a wonderfully chaotic meet of headphone geeks.   Walking into the Wikia headquarters (thanks for hosting!), we were treated to the...
  19. calaf

    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    not really, the stock cable is good   Quote:   not unless they are defective, in which case you should return the headphone. The only "mainstream" headphones wrto which you may find the T1 lacking in detail and soundstage are the HD800. Forget the pink noise, if your drivers are brand...
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