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  1. gimmeheadroom

    Looking for advice on new DAC

    No, I'm pointing out pairing a known-good DAC with bluetooth speakers whose claim to fame is to be louder than other bluetooth speakers at the same price point is like complaining that your Ferrari doesn't work good on gravel roads and needs an upgrade to a BMX bicycle. There is such a thing as...
  2. gimmeheadroom

    ZMF cable pack (DIY)

    Sure, but for people who are just getting started I recommend a continuity tester because they are simple to use. Cheap DMMs can be a safety hazard. Wait until you know more before you pick one.
  3. gimmeheadroom

    Audio-Technica ATH-WP900

    Gosh the wood on the ATs is 2nd only to ZMF. I love the look of these. Gorgeous!
  4. gimmeheadroom

    Looking for advice on new DAC

    It's just not analytical. At all. The detail retrieval is certainly there, but it does it in a very musical way. The company that makes your speakers don't list any meaningful specs. It tells me they're not very good. You can't expect to get the most out of a thousand dollar DAC with 250 dollar...
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    ZMF cable pack (DIY)

    If you have the kit and you post pics I'm sure people will be able to help. I don't guess the parts can be much different than people are used to working with. The main thing about soldering is to heat the parts until they are hot enough to melt the solder. For making cables it's good to have a...
  6. gimmeheadroom

    New to Head-Fi seek advice for Amp

    Look for the HD 650 and 6XX threads. There will be tons of amp discussion. I think at the price point you would have some good choices. If you're willing to consider tubes, you should be able to score a used Valhalla 2 for around $250 and it will be a much better match than most solid state...
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    hd25-1 impressions thread

    Thanks, sounds weird. I'll look for it.
  8. gimmeheadroom

    Looking for advice on new DAC

    If you want to spend money this is a good hobby. If you want good sound I think your DAC is not the problem.
  9. gimmeheadroom

    Looking for advice on new DAC

    Spend the money on speakers.
  10. gimmeheadroom

    Tidal Lossless Streaming

    Typical boilerplate :( Unfortunately this is worldwide and has nothing to do with Tidal. When I click on a youtube link on my work PC which uses Internet Explorer, it tells me the link isn't supported and tries to open Edge browser...
  11. gimmeheadroom

    Looking for advice on new DAC

    The RME DAC is one of the two most musical pieces of gear I have. So I have a strong suspicion something is terribly wrong in your setup. It does not have enough amp for HD 600 and the like, so if you are not happy with it driving them the problem is the amp, not the DAC. I haven't heard it but...
  12. gimmeheadroom

    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    No, not to my knowledge
  13. gimmeheadroom

    hd25-1 impressions thread

    The HD 25 light has not historically been a hifi headphone. I didn't know there was a new version out.
  14. gimmeheadroom

    New Audio-gd R7 (R2R 7) & R8 Flagship Resistor Ladder DACs

    There's a bit of a monkey wrench this morning as I found out the M75n Lenovo is not going to be available. So I ordered the other one but I cannot find complete specs which is very annoying. The M75n was rated to 50 degrees C ambient temp, no information on the one I had to buy. At any rate I'll...
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    New Audio-gd R7 (R2R 7) & R8 Flagship Resistor Ladder DACs

    So let me rephrase and ask if you feel the DI-20HE is worth the extra price over the DI-20 *and* if it will be expected to help with the R-8 MKII
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    New Audio-gd R7 (R2R 7) & R8 Flagship Resistor Ladder DACs

    Changing topic slightly, was there a conclusion whether DI-20HE is worth the extra price over the DI-20? I know everybody who has the HE version loves it. I just can't find if anybody had them both and compared. @sajunky pointed out the DI-20 (regardless of version) is not going to help much...
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    New Audio-gd R7 (R2R 7) & R8 Flagship Resistor Ladder DACs

    I was thinking last night that this site has gone bad. And I was thinking the Audio-gd threads were the only place we were all friends.
  18. gimmeheadroom

    New Audio-gd R7 (R2R 7) & R8 Flagship Resistor Ladder DACs

    There is a new version of the Ref 10, I can't find the price yet. Ref 10 is still being sold, price is still unchanged here (3.600 euro) silver model, black surprisingly a bit less around 3.375 euro
  19. gimmeheadroom

    Help with connecting CD player to DAC, Schiit stack

    HD 600 is great for jazz, my main musical interest. But they need some amp.
  20. gimmeheadroom

    Custom Cans Impressions Thread.

    It sure does! My favorite source for cables! Go Jason, go Jason... :)
  21. gimmeheadroom

    Fostex TH900 Impressions & Discussion Thread

    You said you didn't know how there could be any debate ;)
  22. gimmeheadroom

    Fostex TH900 Impressions & Discussion Thread

    My TH900mk2 Sapphires do not, and it's not up for debate. I don't use EQ, I don't roll pads. They're just very well balanced. I'm impressed how sure people can be about other people's gear.
  23. gimmeheadroom

    Sennheiser HD820

    That's not what I meant and it's not correct. Specifications are all over the place. Some manufacturers give specs from 100 or 150 to 600 ohms. I meant, we cannot know what to expect at 300 ohms based on the power you quoted at other impedances.
  24. gimmeheadroom

    Fostex TH900 Impressions & Discussion Thread

    That's very cool! :)
  25. gimmeheadroom

    Sennheiser HD 600 Impressions Thread

    How Irresponsible to go past it! Get a job over there as soon as possible! Group buy for headfi :D
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