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    Reply to review by 'Smirk 24' on item 'Nightjar Acoustics Singularity'

    Hey Nishal, great review. I think your impressions are spot on.
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    The Watercooler -- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    Having two iems with the same name is definitely confusing. I think I may have asked them but I don’t remember their response. If I remember, I’ll try to ask them again at CJ.
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    The Watercooler -- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    MusicTeck Impressions Paid another visit to @MusicTeck today where I was able to demo the new AME Raven as well as the following: - Canpur CP54E - Empire Ears Odin - UM MEST MK3 - Liquid Links Venom + Singularity - HiBy R8 II IEMs were demoed on my Shanling M9+ DAP and SpinFit Omni eartips...
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    Nightjar Singularity

    Indeed. Vanguard is a fantastic cable for Singularity too. I’ve paired it with many other cables but the Vanguard/Singularity is the pairing I felt had the best synergy.
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    Ibasso PB5 the next dedicated portable Amplifier

    Do I have to do something similar for the R6 Pro II and Shanling M9+? I admit I’ve never paid attention to LO voltages until the PB5.
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    Evolving the UM Reference: A New Chapter for the Mason Series—Mason Nuit Étoilée & Soleil Tombé

    To be fair, the sockets were extremely tight. I didn’t want to damage a $8500 that’s not mine.
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    Evolving the UM Reference: A New Chapter for the Mason Series—Mason Nuit Étoilée & Soleil Tombé

    Had the pleasure of visiting Andrew and Leo at MusicTeck a few days ago to demo some of their wares including the new $8.5k USD UM Mason FS Soleil Tombé All demoes were done on a 320MAX Ti and a Shanling M9+. UM Mason FS Soleil Tombé: The Soleil Tombé has a neutral to slightly neutral-warm...
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    The Watercooler -- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    I used Divinus Velvet tips and Azla Sedna Regulars. Haven’t heard Aura but from memory, I found the Annihilator stage to be wider than the Trailli.
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    The Watercooler -- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    I wish I had the PB5 to bring to MusicTeck. I received mine a day after my visit. I can see Mason FS NE/ST playing nicer on the MAX/PB5 chain. FWIW, I did also demo the ST on my M9+ which has a warmer tone than MAX and still found the lower-treble peak bothersome. Then again, I tend to be more...
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    Ibasso PB5 the next dedicated portable Amplifier

    That’s horrible dude, hope you get better quickly 🙏
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    The Watercooler -- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    Had the pleasure of visiting Andrew and Leo at MusicTeck a few days ago to demo some of their wares including the new $8.5k USD UM Mason FS Soleil Tombé Some other things I was able to demo: Canpur CP622B, VE X, Oriolus Trailli, Oriolus Monachaa, and a new proto open-back isodynamic hybrid...
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    Ibasso PB5 the next dedicated portable Amplifier

    Sorry for the double post. My unit rattles as well. Could you update us on what Paul says?
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    Ibasso PB5 the next dedicated portable Amplifier

    I have 475 and PB5. PB5 has a warmer tone and some bass bloom. PB5's stage is larger compared to the 475, at least when paired with the 320MAX.
  14. Smirk 24

    Subtonic STORM: Impressions and Discussion

    Thanks for the update, much appreciated.
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    Subtonic STORM: Impressions and Discussion

    I believe the latest update is that the regular edition will be launched in February sometime.
  16. Smirk 24

    Questyle CMA Fifteen — Official Thread

    I don’t know if this was shared already, but is there an expected launch date for the Eighteen?
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    HiBy R8 II - HiBy's New High-End DAP

    Happy Friday everyone, Can anyone provide comparisons between the R8 II and the 320MAX Ti? My apologies if this was already shared by someone. Thanks!
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    The Watercooler -- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    I use the Alpaka Modular Sling for mine and it works brilliantly: https://alpakagear.com/products/modular-sling
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    Nightjar Singularity

    Hey, great find! I tried a silver cable with Sing before (PW Silver Liars) and it was indeed more resolving, but I found timbre took a hit. Did you find that to be the case with your silver cable?
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    Watercooler Tour Thread - (New eligible participants welcome PM me for details.) - See second post for active tours.

    @Rockwell75 Hey Rockwell, can you add me to the Fatfreq and Bonneville US tours when you get the chance? Thanks!
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    Ibasso PB5 the next dedicated portable Amplifier

    TIL Tsu and 475 were made by the same team. Isn't 475 solely the creation of Mr. Masuda? Does that mean then, that he had input into Tsu as well?
  22. Smirk 24

    Comment by 'Smirk 24' on listing '64 Audio U12t'

    Hi there. Unfortunately, these have been sold already.
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