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    Mike's Haphazard Unprofessional High-End Headphone Impressions

    Got a stash of great headphones to borrow for a night of fun. My reference system here is: Stax DIY T2 (georgep build) Stax SR-009 and SR-009S headphones Schiit Yggdrasil 2, Audiophilleo 2 with PurePower (feeding mostly CD-quality FLAC files) MSI GS75 laptop, jRiver SOTA Nova V turntable...
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    FS: Blue Hawaii SE - Silver, RK50

    SOLD For sale is my awesome HeadAmp Blue Hawaii SE electrostatic headphone amplifier. I'm assuming that if you're reading this with interest, that you know exactly what this amp is, and that you can't drive your Sennheiser HD800 with it. Silver finish, Alps RK50 potentiometer (a $1000 option!)...
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    FS: Focal Utopia Headphones (XLR cable) - Like New!

    SOLD! Up for sale is my 2nd (last) pair of Utopia headphones. I ordered these brand new (not a demo unit) from my authorized high-end Utopia dealer (The Audio Company, Marietta GA) in January 2018. They are in excellent cosmetic & operational condition, with perfect channel balance. It's really...
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    T2 - Finally bought one!

    I probably should have waited to post, until I've logged a lot more hours. But I also find myself a bit too buzzed & excited to hold off! Right out of the box, and even with stock Russian EL34, this thing is bloody a-mazing. I basically knew what to expect, having heard Purk's amazing T2 a...
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    FS: Focal Utopia Headphones

    SOLD This pair was purchased new from "The Source AV" on March 10, 2017 - so just under 1 year old. Very good condition and very clean; I cannot find any defects of note. This is a great sounding Utopia, with perfect L/R channel balance. It has 500 hours total, so it's just finished up with all...
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    Schiit Yggdrasil (Yggy)

    SOLD Up for sale is my Yggdrasil DAC (Gen 3 USB) in silver finish. I'm the original owner, and it was purchased in the fall season of 2015. This unit was "A" stock, not "B" stock. DAC is as originally equipped, with the Gen 3 USB input. At least 8/10 condition on a Audiogon scale -- that's...
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    SOLD: KGSShv Carbon Electrostatic Headphone Amplifier

    $2500, shipped and Paypal'd at my expense to continental US addresses. Awesome sounding amp; end-game territory with either Stax 009 or 007 headphones. Also excellent with the L700. This amp sounds better than any non-Carbon KGSShv, and I've heard/owned quite a few of those. I used this as my...
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    SOLD: Stax SR-007 Mk I Headphones

    71XXX serial number -- i.e. a good sounding "Mk I" model, with flight case box. All in great condition - 8/10 on the Audiogon scale, and clean. Pads in great condition. Operationally perfect. Awesome sounding headphones -- warm, golden, and airy with lots of bass impact! But, as is well...
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    FS: Eximus DP-1

    8/10 condition, perfect operation. $1050 shipped. Gorgeously crafted chassis - among the most beautiful components I've seen. In upsampling mode, sound quality is rich and warm; beautiful! I preferred the DP-1 over the NAD M51 for use in my Stax SR-009 system; I used this DP-1 as my main DAC...
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    KGSShv Troubleshoot Help: Intermittent distortion and noise

    I have a 500V onboard KGSShv that's really sweet sounding, but has an intermittent distortion & noise problem in 1 channel. I sometimes listen at a healthy volume, and occasionally I'll suddenly notice a distortion in the R channel that sounds like a minor breakup/hashy/harsh sound mixed in the...
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    WTB: Zu Mobius cable for Sennheiser HD600/650

    Looking for the older, stiff & microphonic version of this cable that I know and love (and have bought/sold about 3 times for some reason), in good condition. I believe that would be either the Mk I or Mk II version; not so interested in the newer soft-sleeve flexible version. Would prefer the...
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    Headamp Gilmore V2 - A nice dynalo implementation with 2 inputs and preamp outputs

      SOLD Fully discrete class A amp of the Gilmore dynamic variety (i.e. a dynalo). Features dual headphone jacks, RCA preamp outputs, and TWO sets of RCA inputs (selectable via a toggle switch on the back panel). This unit is an amazing sounding headphone amp AND preamp for the money. Uses...
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    Sennheiser HD650 Drivers in a Jubilee Body

    Nearly brand new HD650 drivers in a Jubilee's body. The HD580 Jubilee was a limited edition headphone released in the early 1990s that preceded - and subsequently kicked off - the HD600. They are now incredibly rare. The sound of this unit is pure HD650, owing to the drivers. Sounds exactly like...
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    Small-ish channel imbalances in high-end 2ch systems are a vexing problem

    By a "small-ish" imbalance, I mean that the left or right channel is stronger by about (say) 0.3 to 1.5 decibels, and that this results in a shift of the sonic image's center. Once the imbalance gets to 2.0 dB or more, it's pretty egregious to the point that most people can't help but notice it...
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    FS: Audio-Technica L3000 "Leatherheads" with NEW (N.O.S) drivers!

    SOLD I am looking for a continental-USA transaction here, for now. Please do not ask otherwise unless I know you personally. Also, please do your research before contacting me. I will respond only to solid offers to buy or reasonable questions about this specific unit. SOLD This pair...
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    FS: Benz Glider L2 cartridge and PP-1 T8 phono stage

    Edit: These are both SOLD via Audiogon! I posted these on audiogon, but thought I'd try here too. Please see the ad links below for descriptions. These items are a perfect match for each other. Add them to a quality turntable and you'll be in analog bliss! Edit: These are both SOLD via...
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    FS: Sennheiser HD650

    USA ONLY Asking $290, which covers the HD650, shipping, and paypal fees. Includes box and stock cable. The Zu cable pictured is NOT included!! That cable was sold after these pics were taken - these headphones will ship with the stock Sennheiser cable. Sonically perfect and fully burned...
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    Expriences with upper-range Ortofon and/or Benz Micro carts?

    Looking for your experiences & thoughts on the upper-range Ortofon and Benz lines - specifically interested in experience with the Ortofon Kontrapunkt series, the Wood Body (and up) carts from Benz, thoughts on their new S line, experiences with upgrading in the Benz line, or with moving from...
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    FS: Zana Deux (Big Pics)

    Edit: NOW SOLD $1800 Shipped, Will Ship to Continental-USA ADDRESSES ONLY. Perfect operating condition, gorgeous cosmetic condition - see pics. I should be able to ship by early/mid next week. I'm putting this ad up now to give me more time to find the right buyer. Do not have original...
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    FS: Zana Deux (Big Pics)

    Sale Pending $1800 Shipped, Will Ship to Continental-USA ADDRESSES ONLY. Perfect operating condition, gorgeous cosmetic condition - see pics. I should be able to ship by early/mid next week. I'm putting this ad up now to give me more time to find the right buyer. Do not have original packing...
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    Sony Qualia 010, Medium Headband & Red Pads

    Now taking offers on these headphones. Please - I'm not interested in trades, and low-balls will be ignored. I will ship to USA ADDRESSES ONLY. I'm not shipping these over-seas. Operationally perfect. Headband size is Medium, which was a bit too big for my head - however I was able to correct...
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    MC Phono Stage Review: Rogue Stealth Vs. Benz Lukaschek PP-1 (T8)

    Associated Equipment: Sources: SOTA Star Sapphire Seris III table Fidelity Research FR64fx arm (Effective mass 20-22 grams) Benz Micro Glider L2 cartridge (Low MC, 0.3mV, medium compliance) Merrill Heiloom table Eminent Technology ET2 arm Ortofon MC20 cart (Info on this is lacking, but...
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    WTB: Headamp Gilmore V2

    Looking for one of these in good condition. PM me if you've got one you don't need. Might also consider a V2se if the price is right.
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    FS: SinglePower Supra SE

    SOLD Asking only $1750 shipped, USA sale only. Price includes Paypal fees. Amp will include a pair of GE 6BL7GTA output tubes (as pictured) and a brown-base Sylvania 6sn7WGT input tube (not pictured). Singlepower Supra that was later upgraded by Mikhail to "SE" status for an extra $500 -...
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    FS: Sugden Headmaster w/ Remote

    $650 shipped, CONUS PM me. NO POWER CORD INCLUDED. Seriously, I'm at a shortage and down to using a standard 16 AWG cord on my Zana Deux. Don't take away my last cord. I believe this little amp has been with me longer than anything else, save my first L3000. It's hard to let go of since it's...
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