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  1. MrGreen

    Magni/Modi vs ODAC/O2

    And praytell, what are "messy tube characteristics"? Keep in mind that we're not in the 50s anymore and there are plenty of tubes with THD and other effects typically associated with tubes because of guitarists who can't manage a signal chain properly well below the scientifically accepted...
  2. MrGreen

    Magni/Modi vs ODAC/O2

    Quote: Hopefully we won't have to listen to hoards of morons who praise nwavguy as the saviour of bargain amplifiers when you can get comparable or better performance for less, and have been able to for a long time; as though he is some kind of messiah to bring about unique designs and...
  3. MrGreen

    Magni/Modi vs ODAC/O2

    Do you really need to compare two dime-a-dozen options at length, when you're only going to be using them once in the signal chain? Chances are your headphones are going to have a significantly higher impact on degrading the sound than either of these, because DACs aren't really complicated...
  4. MrGreen

    The Perth, Western Australia Head-Fi Meet Thread

    Anak, can you bring the SR-009? I can bring some stax most likely. Lambda Sig + T1, if you object to running your 009 out of a T1, since I recall you weren't going to bring a stax amp for the one I missed. I havent tried running my DAC out of my slowly dying laptop in ages, but it shouldn't...
  5. MrGreen

    The Stax thread (New)

    The electrostat panel I am talking about is a Quad ESL 63 and also a stax ELS-4A. The quad has very bad damage, the sta ELS-4A has "quiet buzzing in one panel". I don't own the speakers so I can't comment - it's hard to find an ELS in perth that isn't thousands of dollars, so I am looking at...
  6. MrGreen

    The Stax thread (New)

    This is mostly aimed at people with technical knowledge about the repair of electrostats. 1. What usually causes "buzzing" in an electrostatic speaker? 2. How hard is it to fix this buzzing? 3. Is it impossible to truly repair an electrostatic speaker to its original state if parts for it...
  7. MrGreen

    The Stax thread (New)

    Awesome post. Thank you very much
  8. MrGreen

    Causes of Soundstage, Imaging, etc.

    Quote:  Reverberation tells us the size of the room usually. Our ears accentuate treble, and we use this to stereoposition more accurately, or create soundstage. Treble has a smaller wavelength meaning it hardly ever reaches ears in the same manner (colouration, volume, if at all etc)...
  9. MrGreen

    Any Maggie MGIIIas in Perth?

    Would consider buying in the (nearish) future, would die for a listen. Thank you.
  10. MrGreen

    Causes of Soundstage, Imaging, etc.

    Treble, delay and reverberations cause soundstage. It's that simple.   If you don't understand it exactly, look up binocular vs monocular vision. It's a pretty similar concept.
  11. MrGreen

    The Stax thread (New)

    Quote: CLEAN ROOMS ARE A MYTH! Just kidding, that's a hard drive joke. Do you have a source for your information? You've always been reliable for information, but I'd like to read it - because I assume it has more information about electrostats.   I'm not sure I agree on your...
  12. MrGreen

    The Stax thread (New)

    Electrostats aren't really that hard to produce. So I'd say the markup is huge
  13. MrGreen

    Brief Odac impressions

    Quote: Still got it and don't want it? I'll take it off your hands for measurement purposes if you like ;)
  14. MrGreen

    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    I live in Australia. Does mineral wool have health concerns like raw fibreglass? Ty.
  15. MrGreen

    Why not a Dual BA from Etymotic?

    Quote:   Interesting thank you for the knowledge. Would you be able to PM me the name/info?
  16. MrGreen

    The Stax thread (New)

    OT: I like the album in your picture. if you tend to like that sort of music, I agree that stax is king.
  17. MrGreen

    Why not a Dual BA from Etymotic?

    Quote:   As is my understanding, balanced armature drivers do not flex like dynamic drivers, and as such do not enounter issues such as noise and thd when the flex becomes greater with increased SPL. As such, I think cross-overs do not provide this particular benefit to balanced...
  18. MrGreen

    Brief Odac impressions

    Quote: Good post. Only one aspect I wish to respond to. "Regardless, is it really such plagiarism to use the same DAC and USB receiver chip as another device? " As some what of a free information activist, I would not consider this plagiarism. I would go further to say that the concept...
  19. MrGreen

    The Perth, Western Australia Head-Fi Meet Thread

    I bought my set from n3rdling in the US (A head-fi member). He changed the voltage for me. I haven't openned the amp to check, but may do so later for the purpose of dusting.
  20. MrGreen

    The Perth, Western Australia Head-Fi Meet Thread

    Quote:   SRM T1 -> Lambda sig. A few of them have voltage switches externally, and many have voltage switches internally, I believe.
  21. MrGreen

    Brief Odac impressions

    Oh, okay. He threw me off for a second there. My picture was removed (possibly by mods?). You can probably find it on my profile.
  22. MrGreen

    Brief Odac impressions

    Quote: I use echo hardware. For the purpose of maintaining clutter, I'll only post RMAA as one picture and not other measurements (jitter etc, since my hardware supports things like external clocks). I've measured similar results -almost identical in fact- in the pass (with worse...
  23. MrGreen

    Brief Odac impressions

    Quote: As per my post in the thread (I missed the event due to absence from head-fi), you can PM me if you're interested in hearing my setup. I'm sure the ODAC is exactly what it appears to be, and everyone should feel the same - presuming they trust the measurements posted. I...
  24. MrGreen

    Why not a Dual BA from Etymotic?

    Etymotic have stated, fairly publicly, several times that there is no reason to have multiple balanced armature drivers because distortion and frequency response are already low enough, or aren't improved by adding more drivers. I personally don't know enough about balanced armatures to...
  25. MrGreen

    Brief Odac impressions

    Quote:   Excellent. The worth of a dac for playback of something as simple as CD playback is often hyper-inflated in places like this. Particularly when compared to the difference a headphone will make. It always gives me a headache when people consider an outboard dac and amp...
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