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  1. martin778

    Mark Levinson № 5909 headphone

    I probably could but at this point I'd rather consider these a write-off when the earpads finally let go to the point of the HP not being usable anymore. I would also have to replace the headband for the 2nd time as well and knowing ML I could probably buy new XM5's for the price of 5909's parts.
  2. martin778

    Mark Levinson № 5909 headphone

    Just wanted to say second headband on my 5909 is gone, failed in the same way as the first one - glue let go, the stiching on the leather band is purely cosmetic. The earpads are also starting to fail in the same way, glue letting go. Sadly I can't get a replacement earpads, what's being sold in...
  3. martin778

    Audiotruth lapis x3

    Sorry for bumping such an old thread but I got a pair with WBT-0144 RCA and they are bloody brilliant. They are typical AQ silver - airy, detailed but not lean. As long as the termination has been a bodge job, they should marvellous. Keep in mind they are thick and rather stiff.
  4. martin778

    Singxer SA-1 / Balanced Amplifier Fully Discrete Class A - beyond THX 888 ?!

    Oh, I've went through many many Staxes and even had the X9000/T8000 but sold both as I needed money and I didn't feel comfortable with so much fragile money on my head as well. I've just ordered 2019 HD600's and will try them with XLR output.
  5. martin778

    Singxer SA-1 / Balanced Amplifier Fully Discrete Class A - beyond THX 888 ?!

    I mean, it can get to satisfactory volume levels in low gain but I just tried the high gain setting on the SA1 and it's much more convenient to use and still quiet. I will try balanced output some day, these AKG's are just not worth it though. A good balanced cable would be more expensive than...
  6. martin778

    Singxer SA-1 / Balanced Amplifier Fully Discrete Class A - beyond THX 888 ?!

    The AKG's are a temporary solution, I plan to try the new HD490 Pro's soon. Might try the HD600 with XLR cable too, loved their sound signature years ago.
  7. martin778

    Singxer SA-1 / Balanced Amplifier Fully Discrete Class A - beyond THX 888 ?!

    I run K701's, the hi/lo-z doesn't seem to do that much for them. I run the lowest MM gain setting on the phono as to avoid noise as much as possible. It's quite hard to get vinyl to sound decent on headphones as everything is twice as audible. Can the gain be switched while the SA-1 is still...
  8. martin778

    Singxer SA-1 / Balanced Amplifier Fully Discrete Class A - beyond THX 888 ?!

    I haven't had the V1 so no idea about a jumper mod to be fair. However, I'm a bit puzzled - when using it with my phono preamp (Lehmann Statement) I get enough volume out of my headphone but the volume knop on the SA1 is at 90-100%. It sounds fine though. Should I leave it like that or switch to...
  9. martin778

    Singxer SA-1 / Balanced Amplifier Fully Discrete Class A - beyond THX 888 ?!

    Got a V2 today. Sadly can't open it due to warranty sticker. I know it has no power over the current law but not worth the eventual hassle if I ever need to RMA or sell it.
  10. For Sale  DEQX PDP 2.6P boxed

    Price
    475.00 EUR
    Condition
    Good
    Negotiability
    Firm
    Ships to
    1. Europe
    Selling DEQX PDP 2.6P DSP / crossover / room correction system. With box, remote, manual, software and microphone. This unit also has analog volume control and 6x XLR out options. Has been updated to the latest FW. Both original and latest SW will he included. Works flawlessly under Windows 11...
  11. martin778

    Mark Levinson № 5909 headphone

    I use the ANC and it's not as good as the XM series, but the overall sound quality of the 5909 is a lot better. What however must be one of the most idiotic company decisions ever, is the fact that the notifications of low battery and auto turn off are on full volume and cannot be adjusted...
  12. martin778

    Wireless Headphones?

    Stay away from the 5909, known to fall apart because the glue on the headpand and earpads lets go.
  13. martin778

    Mark Levinson № 5909 headphone

    Second head band is gone, pleather let go everywhere. Impossible to glue back in as the pleather absorbs hair oils so no way to glue it back in. Seriously fed up with the such low build quality of the 5909. Unacceptable in this price range.
  14. martin778

    GUSTARD DAC-R26 Balanced Decoder R2R+1Bit Dual Native Decoding Music Bridge

    It's like pitch changes with male singers starting to sing a bit closer to Barry White lol, what's even crazier is that it goes back to normal immediately after turning the external clock back on. When I turn it off again, the pitch drops again, it is 100% repeatable and always gives the same...
  15. martin778

    GUSTARD DAC-R26 Balanced Decoder R2R+1Bit Dual Native Decoding Music Bridge

    Guys, riddle me this: Gustard R26 connected to an external 10MHz clock and to a streamer with a USB cable, I turn the external clock off while the music is playing - the pitch drops noticeably but everything still plays - screen on the R26 says EXT ERR (obviously) but it still plays undistorted...
  16. martin778

    GUSTARD DAC-R26 Balanced Decoder R2R+1Bit Dual Native Decoding Music Bridge

    Uhm isn't it the same as Eversolo A8 i2S? I though I had a picture of both and they were the same except for a small name change. I bought the A8 but sadly I don't have both the R26 and the A8 in the same house at the moment so cannot try it out. Eversolo: (Eversolo can swap mute pin in settings)
  17. martin778

    GUSTARD DAC-R26 Balanced Decoder R2R+1Bit Dual Native Decoding Music Bridge

    Not sure how important the micro SD card is when the unit is running and not using the LAN input but microSD's occassionaly 'die'. If it's doing lots of R/W you can try replacing it if it happens again.
  18. martin778

    GUSTARD DAC-R26 Balanced Decoder R2R+1Bit Dual Native Decoding Music Bridge

    I'm thinking about changing to the Eversolo A8 as it has the IIS HDMI output which the A6 lacks. However, the pinout on IIS/I2S is non standard so I wonder - has anyone paired an A8 with R26 yet? I'm afraid the A8 will be close sound wise to making the R26 redundant.
  19. martin778

    GUSTARD DAC-R26 Balanced Decoder R2R+1Bit Dual Native Decoding Music Bridge

    No problem, mine came with a HT Copper III 50 ohms BNC to BNC cable.
  20. martin778

    GUSTARD DAC-R26 Balanced Decoder R2R+1Bit Dual Native Decoding Music Bridge

    Interesting, also what about the sine vs square wave master clock signal?
  21. martin778

    GUSTARD DAC-R26 Balanced Decoder R2R+1Bit Dual Native Decoding Music Bridge

    I bought another R26 but with the OCK2 clock... but the clock is useless when using USB, right? Have the Eversolo A6 as transport and wondering how to hook it up to the R26 to it the best way. Kinda a brain fart moment, especially knowing A6 doesn't have i2S on HDMI.
  22. For Sale  Classe CP-35 (mk2) bicolor w. Phono board

    Price
    0.00 EUR
    Condition
    Good
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