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  1. liamstrain

    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    The Member of the Trade doesn't account for the cube (I wear a few different hats), but yes. :)
  2. liamstrain

    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    Mine is abysmal if I don't have good music available. And the ritualistic nature of vinyl is calming, when things get stressful. Audio yoga. :)
  3. liamstrain

    Post Your Photography Here #2

    I see what he means though - it's like there is some HDR attempt at knocking down the specular highlights in the sun and clouds (especially noticeable where the sky meets the trees on the top left), and it's causing some weirdness. Sadly - sometimes a shot you really want just doesn't work out...
  4. liamstrain

    Electro Magnetic Amplifier Co. 535SE Headphone Amplifier/Preamplifier

    So far nothing drastic - we might add a switch to change between pre-amp and headphone out, rather than using the switching jack. Our transformer supplier has also changed some dimensions, so we are going to have to redesign the board a bit to accommodate. I'm sure as we go through development...
  5. liamstrain

    Electro Magnetic Amplifier Co. 535SE Headphone Amplifier/Preamplifier

    We're glad too. :) So, 535SE is a bit complicated. The first iteration of amps had a production dimension that had some element .515 inches from the top of the amp. Steve liked the number, so it became the 515. Next circuit became the 525, and now we are at the 535. The SE could either be...
  6. liamstrain

    Electro Magnetic Amplifier Co. 535SE Headphone Amplifier/Preamplifier

    All US domestic units are shipped! We are still are testing the 240 boards, but they'll be out soon!
  7. liamstrain

    EMAC 535SE Impressions Thread

    Last bits being delivered this morning (yay shipping delays). Since these are solid state, there should not be noticeable 'burn-in' changes. We do run them for a period to test the primary chips and make sure no magic blue smoke is trying to escape, if there will be any audible change due to...
  8. liamstrain

    EMAC 535SE Impressions Thread

    Not necessarily. We have a few orders that were cancelled due to our delay, so we'll have a number available from the first run. I just don't know when the input transformers will be delivered for those units, so I don't want to promise an availability date yet.
  9. liamstrain

    EMAC 535SE Impressions Thread

    Sorry for the lack of communication. We are not dead - it's just been complicated. I should opt for more communication rather than less, but my tendency is to clam up until I am sure, and in this situation, sure is hard to come by. Barring anything else unforeseen (and we've had enough of...
  10. liamstrain

    Electro Magnetic Amplifier Co. 535SE Headphone Amplifier/Preamplifier

    Thanks Ripley. I'll keep you posted on what we can figure out. Massdrop couldn't allow us to delay any longer, per their agreement - which I totally understand. I'll try to keep people updated as we go forward.
  11. liamstrain

    Electro Magnetic Amplifier Co. 535SE Headphone Amplifier/Preamplifier

    Your frustration is understandable. I am sorry. I'm in problem solving mode, working to figure out how to get these built and shipped as soon as we can. Most all parts are in, but we are still missing a few key components, and hope to get those in soon. Some did have to be bought in bulk, but...
  12. liamstrain

    HE1000 V1 - Like new SOLD

    Sold, Pending Funds.
  13. liamstrain

    HE1000 V1 - Like new SOLD

    Still available.
  14. liamstrain

    Atlanta Headphone Meet - Sunday, May 7, 2017

    I will certainly come.    TAG will provide an EMAC 535SE Headphone Amplifier/Pre-amplifier.    I'll also bring some of my personal equipment.  Bottlehead Crack Burson Conductor Yulong D200 O2/ODAC combo   Audeze LCD2.2 Audeze Sine Lawton Modified Denon D5000 Grado RS-1 Senn HD600...
  15. liamstrain

    knife-fi?

      Nice! That's most of what I collect and use these days as well. I have several dozen GEC's with a handful in regular rotation.    Today I'm carrying a mid 1940s (est). Shapleigh HDW Diamond Edge barlow, and a new GEC beagle.   
  16. liamstrain

    Electro Magnetic Amplifier Co. 535SE Headphone Amplifier/Preamplifier

    Worst case scenario would be if you played nothing but a 20Hz sinewave at 3 volts, in which case there would be no headroom for any other frequencies. In other words, such a worst case scenario would never exist in actual music.   But if you were to play nothing but a 20Hz sinewave at 3...
  17. liamstrain

    Audeze SINE Series

    That has just been my experience. I have many headphones where an amp makes a big difference. I just didn't find the Sine to be one of them. YMMV.
  18. liamstrain

    Audeze SINE Series

    Honestly, I find the Sine doesn't really benefit audibly from an amp. Unless your HTC 10 is just really anemic, I would probably not bother too much. 
  19. liamstrain

    Philadelphia Area Meet, January 29, 2017 - NO Football that weekend!

    Sadly, I won't be able to attend, but Lee has agreed to host our new EMAC 535SE headphone amplifier and line preamplifier for you all to try. So we'll be shipping one out to him in advance of the meet.    Product page...
  20. liamstrain

    Electro Magnetic Amplifier Co. 535SE Headphone Amplifier/Preamplifier

    Link to Headfirocks' review of the 535SE is here - we're so pleased you liked it! http://www.head-fi.org/products/emac-535se-headphone-amplifier-line-preamplifier/reviews/17710
  21. liamstrain

    knife-fi?

      Heh - ditto. I've actually been selling off parts of my collection. I expect I'll re-focus it this way, through editing down, then I can start acquiring new pieces. 
  22. liamstrain

    Atlanta Fall Meet

    Great pics. I'm new to the area, and just missed this one. Maybe a mini-meet after the New Year? 
  23. liamstrain

    Beautiful Brass & Cork Equipment Feet

    Had these feet for a project that never went into production, and now they are just sitting in storage. Made of solid brass with cork pads and measure 1" in diameter and 5/16" tall. Threaded for a 6-32 screw and a hole for a 1/16" split pin (provided with sale) to prevent turning.  $30 for a...
  24. liamstrain

    Electro Magnetic Amplifier Co. 535SE Headphone Amplifier/Preamplifier

      Final pricing has not been determined yet, especially for EU/220 models, which will be part of regular production (but not the pre-order), but I will keep you posted. :)
  25. liamstrain

    Electro Magnetic Amplifier Co. 535SE Headphone Amplifier/Preamplifier

    Minor news. We were hoping for a more complete update before the holiday weekend, but it seems it is not to be.    Pre-production amps are running beautifully - the chassis are completed and have been sent from the metal shop to be powder-coated and silk-screened. Next they head to the wood...
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