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  1. AnaKinDV8

    KG CFA3 headphone amp

    I've given up on the pursuit of the one amp to drive all given the different hp sound characteristics and sensitivity and impedance etc., I'm more inclined now to have one set of headphones which is generally good for most music types (TC) and then have the one proper amp to drive it best...
  2. AnaKinDV8

    Flux Lab Acoustics Dual Mono Headphone Amplifier, VOLOT - Mythical Giant or Giant Killer ? News, Speculation, Impressions, reviews and discussion

    You're right and Flux certainly needs to confirm what happened otherwise it will be left to different interpretations.
  3. AnaKinDV8

    Flux Lab Acoustics Dual Mono Headphone Amplifier, VOLOT - Mythical Giant or Giant Killer ? News, Speculation, Impressions, reviews and discussion

    I would disagree, failure of this type is more an exception than the norm for products like these especially for a new product from a relatively new company. For me this is an indication that it may have been let out of the gates too soon or compromised by the abnormal situation given the...
  4. AnaKinDV8

    Flux Lab Acoustics Dual Mono Headphone Amplifier, VOLOT - Mythical Giant or Giant Killer ? News, Speculation, Impressions, reviews and discussion

    The faulty unit definitely needs to go back to Flux if only for them to make sure it won't happen to the other units especially the ones that have been shipped already. They need to ascertain the cause and share the information with their customers. For this reason they should cover return...
  5. AnaKinDV8

    KG CFA3 headphone amp

    Hope Dukei doesn't mind me sharing it here but we're currently doing an SMD build of the CFA3 that lets us use a shorter and narrower case (the 400mm depth was just too big!). It's a 3U high case but the best part is it allows us to flat lay the amp boards on the side heatsinks for a real...
  6. AnaKinDV8

    Beyerdynamic Amiron Home (the new T90)

    I've found this relatively cheap balanced cable on ebay to be a marked improvement over the stock one specifically in the areas of layering, separation and dynamics. Overall a more holographic sound. Anyone have similar experience with cable upgrade? Less than $50. ;)
  7. Beyerdynamic Amiron

    Looking for Beyer Amiron in very good condition with no issues, ideally with original box and accessories. For shipping to ConUS. Thanks.
  8. AnaKinDV8

    Eleven Audio XIAUDIO Formula S Headphone Amplifier

    Significantly different from the previous. Looks like a better organized board making the original look like a prototype. Hopefully the manufacturer can share what happened there with more than just flowery words.
  9. AnaKinDV8

    Eleven Audio XIAUDIO Formula S Headphone Amplifier

    This thread deserves some internal pics... Credit to the original owner of the pics, grabbed from the net. Anyone have pics of the inside of the Powerman?
  10. AnaKinDV8

    Eleven Audio XIAUDIO Formula S Headphone Amplifier

    You're probably right, to be honest if I had access to a demo unit and got to test it with the Abyss 1266 I probably wouldn't bother with the manufacturer info. :D
  11. AnaKinDV8

    Eleven Audio XIAUDIO Formula S Headphone Amplifier

    Looked a long time at this amp for my Abyss 1266TC but couldn't pull the trigger. As much as it is sold and endorsed by Abyss, i couldn't find enough information about the amp beyond descriptions like smooth powerful Class A sound, high quality design and components and designed specifically to...
  12. AnaKinDV8

    post your grado mods....

    Found my old woody cup 225s in the attic and did some additional mods. New foam pads, blue tack on the drivers, a couple of holes on the mesh and felt pads behind the SR225 badge. Thinking about changing the cable, enjoying it first so far. Nowhere near the TOTL cans but still fun and convenient...
  13. AnaKinDV8

    Speaker amps for headphones

    Will be waiting for your comparison of the XA25 vs X150.5.
  14. AnaKinDV8

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    I've found that when properly driven, the 1266TCs are just a totally different experience in soundstage, dynamics and bass. With a good integrated or pre-power, it really is the closest experience to a stereo system (out-of-the-head experience). Also, with sufficient power, slight changes in...
  15. AnaKinDV8

    Rank the DACs you have tried

    To be fair I did not have all DACs together for comparison and the ranking was based mostly on memory and experience with varying associated gears. I estimate the difference among the 3, (Burson, Liberty and Hugo2) would not be big and may well end up being a preference more than technical...
  16. AnaKinDV8

    Speaker amps for headphones

    Today, while being fully satisfied with the direct to amp connection of my Cantata DAC (and being ever so curious), I inserted my Stereocoffee LDR passive pre-amp in the chain and the Cantata was re-set to full volume. The LDR is a very transparent pre-amp that just lets the signal through...
  17. AnaKinDV8

    Speaker amps for headphones

    Finally got this underway. After a couple of weeks using conventional headphone amps the Conductor 3R and the Beta22, found the 1266TC's lackluster and really disappointing. I thought it would have at least a decent match with the Burson, but for all its 6W the TCs seemed underpowered (no...
  18. AnaKinDV8

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Had some good news today from Joe and THX Stereo that my 1266 TCs with the upgraded awesome headband had just been shipped to me. Just as well, got this speaker amp cable adapter project started with my trusted local DIY'er. Fun times ahead despite everything going on.
  19. AnaKinDV8

    HiFiMan Susvara

    Misread the post, it seems the question is about the adapter box and not the amp. Also wondering if direct connection is possible as the adapter just gets in the way.
  20. AnaKinDV8

    New, Burson Conductor 3 Reference: Dual 9038 DAC, 7.5Wpc Head Amp, Preamp, Changeable Opamps

    I realize this and while not the best scenario for the Spring2, still a better scenario for the C3R as an amp than with its built-in DAC.
  21. AnaKinDV8

    New, Burson Conductor 3 Reference: Dual 9038 DAC, 7.5Wpc Head Amp, Preamp, Changeable Opamps

    As good as the built-in DAC of the Conductor is, and as transparent as it sounds while feeding the amp section directly, I've found that hooking up the Holo Spring2 DAC to one of it's RCA inputs takes the performance level of this amp to yet another level. I've always feared the DAC controlled...
  22. AnaKinDV8

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Dug this up from a very old post. Hopefully we get confirmation from Joe about this.
  23. AnaKinDV8

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Care to share the photo of the inside? Would be good reference in assessing the value and tech of the amp compared to others in the same price range. Sorry misread that, thought you were able to open one up.
  24. AnaKinDV8

    New, Burson Conductor 3 Reference: Dual 9038 DAC, 7.5Wpc Head Amp, Preamp, Changeable Opamps

    Update on my C3R, after all USB signal and power combinations, I've found that the best connection is USB straight into the Conductor, no iFi Purifier 3, no Uptone Regen. The signal is just surprisingly clean and the music is just more complete, no harshness in the highs, and the bass is fuller...
  25. AnaKinDV8

    New, Burson Conductor 3 Reference: Dual 9038 DAC, 7.5Wpc Head Amp, Preamp, Changeable Opamps

    So this finally arrived after some maneuvering with the lockdown and some issues with logistics. Many thanks to Alex of Burson for accomodating my questions about the amp. This is a big jump for me coming from separates (Mytek Liberty + Beta22), I am aware of the risks and the lack of...
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