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  1. ken6217

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Not a bad idea.
  2. ken6217

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Obviously you don’t get it either. You can’t be serious. The AIC-10 is extremely expensive, for a niche market, and pretty much no one has ever heard of it. It’s like $5k more that my AR amp Is new. I bought mine as a demo and is used for headphones and for my two channel speaker system and so...
  3. ken6217

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    I know quite a few people on Head Fi that have the same opinion. To each their own. They are known to be bright sounding. Thats why quite a few people pair them with the Lazuli Reference headphone cable.
  4. ken6217

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Utopias look nice but sound lbrighter than the sun. The TC sounds better than anything I’ve ever heard. I find nothing wrong with the appearance, or the comfort.
  5. ken6217

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    No. I'm giving it's do that it could sound fabulous. I'm just saying that there are others out there as well that can sound as good or better which would be a more intelligent option. You can't dispute that or you're going to be guilty of the same thing that you're accusing me of...
  6. ken6217

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    You couldn't figure it out from what I said? Price only. It doesn't matter how great it sounds. There are many, many speaker amps that would sound as good or better, and at a better value, and pull double duty driving speakers if he comes at some point at the price level of the AIC-10. I'm not...
  7. ken6217

    Cayin HA-300 Flagship Tube Headphone Amplifier

    I do use XLR but never had the volume up all of the way with no music playing, and so you got me there.
  8. ken6217

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    There’s no reason that it shouldn’t.
  9. ken6217

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    No, but I might see if my girlfriend want to. :ksc75smile:
  10. ken6217

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    To me, there’s a disconnect using the sub. A sub is supposed to integrate seamlessly into a room. I don’t see how it would work well with headphones.
  11. ken6217

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    I use the Buttkicker LFE Audio transducer with an amp connected to the bottom of my home theater chair and the sub output of my surround sound processor for home theater. The chair shakes with the bass output. You set the amp so that the amount it shakes is commensurate to what you hear so that...
  12. ken6217

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Why dont you try as an experiment going digital straight from the CD player to there HA430, and also the streamer just to see how it sounds compared to through the preamp, and to see if it plays louder? Go USB into the HA430 and RCA (spdif) digital into the HA430. It looks like you can do both...
  13. ken6217

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Not sure what you mean, but XLR cables are balanced.
  14. ken6217

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Is that a digital cable? You said cables in plural. There is only only digital cable from DAC to the amp.
  15. ken6217

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    So you can plug the DAC into the HA430, or into the preamp and then to the HA430 and the volume is same? What type of digital cable are you using?
  16. ken6217

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    I think you’ll hurt your ears before the headphones. What is the highest number on the volume dial out of curiousity?
  17. ken6217

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Have you tried adjusting and repositioning and see if it goes away? If the headphone is too loose on your head this can happen too on certain songs.
  18. ken6217

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Actually no. I got so pissed off I threw it in the garbage. I wasn’t pissed that it didn’t work. I was pissed at his attitude. I bought a superconductor adapter to match my headphone cable.
  19. ken6217

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Just as an aside, Ted made me an adapter and one side didn’t work. I emailed and told him that, and he’s trying to tell me that he doesn’t understand how that could happen, and are you sure that you hooked it up correctly. Pissed me off. Not pissed that it didn’t work, just pissed that a moron...
  20. ken6217

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Have the amp last component turned on, and the first component turned on. That’s basically it. I guess also don’t have it start up with the volume all the way up. I doubt you would do that with a speaker set up, and so I don’t see why you would do that anyway with headphones. There’s no...
  21. ken6217

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    For sure. You've come to the right place. :) You need to get a speaker tap / female XLR adapter cable. As long as you exercise care, you won't damage your headphones. Most importantly, turn the amp on last, and off first.
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