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  1. buzzlulu

    dCS Bartok

    I think you need to go back and do some hunting on the interwebs. Vivaldi is totl and a full stack approaches $100k. I had a Batok for a month and then moved to a Rossini+Master Clock. It has now replaced a Linn KDS in my 2 channel system. One of the best steamer/dacs I have ever heard
  2. buzzlulu

    dCS Bartok

    I demoed the Bartok twice, the last time at CanJam NY 2020. I also was able to spend a significant amount of time at the Chord booth speaking with Rob and demoing the TT2 and DAVE. I demoed Chord as well at CanJam 2019. I was impressed enough with the Bartok to order the HA version and it was...
  3. buzzlulu

    The Stax Thread III

    I do not know why there is all this controversy over Icelandic prices. It really is quite simple. One decides what they want to spend and they then go out and find a vendor at their price point to spend it with. Why does there need to be any denigrating of Birgir's prices. Do people know...
  4. buzzlulu

    Sony Z1R....listening impressions only

    Nice stand. Do you have a link for this?
  5. buzzlulu

    Moon Nēo 430HA Reference Headphone Amplifier

    I will eventually get around to selling my 430HA (been lazy). If anyone in interested please PM me.
  6. buzzlulu

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    Every night I go to sleep and every morning I wake up to more of this:gs1000smile: Has a MAC version of the new Solis 3.01 been uploaded yet?
  7. buzzlulu

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    The last time I looked at the Rockbox tool was 3 years ago when I changed the region on my UK WM1Z to remove the volume cap. One thing I just noticed in the Rockbox documentation. It appears to indicate that high gain is not available in the J region. Is this true? Second - I changed my...
  8. buzzlulu

    dCS Bartok

    Congrats I am 1/2 way through my 6 week wait. Headphone version in Black. I was told silver could have been a little quicker. There appears to be large demand for the Bartok and DCS in general if one includes the Rossini which benefited from a large software 2.0 update. On my main forum gig...
  9. buzzlulu

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    Followed instructions and under an old MacBook Pro running Mojave it "appears" I was able to do it. The problem is - how do I know if I was successful? If I look at the 1Z in settings the firmware reads 3.02. Will it always read 3.02 regardless of which firmware you play around with?
  10. buzzlulu

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    So asking again my question #2 Are these firmware updates primarily geared for iem’s or do headphone users also benefit (Utopia)?
  11. buzzlulu

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    I have been following these firmware updates since inception however I have not yet taken the plunge as my Axios headphone cables are at Kimber being terminated. Two questions: 1) Are most people using these firmware updates with iem's and not actually headphones (ie in my case Utopias)? Are...
  12. buzzlulu

    dCS Bartok

    Nice to see this thread gaining traction. A big thank you to Pale Rider for his detailed impressions of the DCS lineup. I come at the Bartok from a different angle and point of view. My primary listening is via my 2 channel system with headphones as a side hobby. I joined Headfi back in 2003...
  13. buzzlulu

    CanJam NYC 2020 Impressions Thread (February 15-16, 2020)

    If anyone makes it into the DCS suite can they let me know which isolation platforms they are using underneath the BARTOK? I forgot the name
  14. buzzlulu

    The Stax Thread III

    Stax was bought and is owned by Edifier - a huge Chinese company. My understanding is that it is a pet project of the owner who loves Stax. I don't think they are going anywhere
  15. buzzlulu

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    No offence or disrespect to the modders however I have to admit I subscribe to Sony's philosophy. I always found it hard to believe that individual headfi modders think they are better equipped and have more knowledge than Sony's enormous staff of technical engineers to bring out more...
  16. buzzlulu

    dCS Bartok

    please post
  17. buzzlulu

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    Interesting app - thanks form that While on topic I have recently "dusted" off my 1Z and would like to load it with my files. I am on a Mac and seem to recall Sony's app. not being updated for Catalina? What is the best and easiest way to fill up a 1tb card using a Mac?
  18. buzzlulu

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    Question on the battery on my 1Z I have owned it for a little more than 2 years however quite honestly it has seen very little use (I have a number of toys here to play with :) ). I have dusted it off and started using it in a bedside system however the battery life is now atrocious. Can the...
  19. buzzlulu

    dCS Bartok

    Right now, in my dedicated listening room, I have a HeadAmp GSM Mini and a Mjolinir Carbon connected to my Naim 552 preamp. This allows me to listen to headphones fronted by the Linn DS and LP12. I want a small bedroom system which will allow ROON listening via Utopia/Z1R. In this case...
  20. buzzlulu

    dCS Bartok

    emre I am confused - get an amp? For what?
  21. buzzlulu

    dCS Bartok

    Where have people been getting these in the USA? I am in the NY area. Obviously a demo is mandatory. I currently use my Linn Klimax DS Katalyst (in my 2 channel Naim system) as a digital source with a headphone amplifier. Thinking of a stand alone ROON capable unit such as this. I can't...
  22. buzzlulu

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

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  23. buzzlulu

    Official Sony DMP-Z1 Thread

    Anyone compare this to any of the Chord offerings - TT2 - TT2/MScaler - or even Dave? I owned a TA for a few months to play around with. I found it unimpressive with my Z1R and Utopia. Dark sounding. I preferred both headphones directly out of the 1Z. I am happy with my GSX Mini - however it...
  24. buzzlulu

    Beats Solo Pro - The Official Thread

    I would also imagine the updated Beats Studio with ANC will be a while coming considering that the Solo Pro was just released?
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