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  1. Vicks7

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Thanks. Do you have a photo of this set up so can better understand the connections?
  2. Vicks7

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    My understanding from speaking to the company is that there are no special requirements and that they are typical speaker cable. i would also be intending to use longer speaker cable with spade connections if I purchase these headphones.
  3. Vicks7

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    that would be very helpful, thank you. Cant wait to hear your impressions and comparisons. As I mentioned, I have a good two channel system so for me this route makes a lot of sense rather than having to invest in an amp as well.
  4. Vicks7

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Thanks HoloSpice. Reading all I can about these including the 6 Moons review. I am assuming for jazz, vocals and acoustic there are no particular issues once you get accustomed to the directness of the sound, is that right?
  5. Vicks7

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Thank you. I will take a look. Also, for using in my office, is there any portable amp that can work with these headphones or are they purely for listening at home?
  6. Vicks7

    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    I am intrigued by these headphones particularly because I have a respectable two-channel speaker system and can use my power amps (appreciate that this can also be done with certain other headphones but this is truly dedicated to be used in this way). I contacted Alex and Danny yesterday and...
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    My thinking too. I have been considering this DAC as it does offer some protection against future upgrades. I have been badly burned with other manufacturers releasing upgraded products and devaluing mine at such a fast rate that my next purchase has to be able to be updated. Problem is that it...
  8. Vicks7

    Meze EMPYREAN - the First Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphone

    Great thread. Is there a general consensus on what DACs and Amps work best with these headphones? I have a Cayin iHA-6 and Lessloss DAC that I am currently using with some modded Epsilon phones made by Fleababy and I want to step up to these phones or the ZMFs. Thanks All. James
  9. Vicks7

    Iphone 8

    Just to add I would be using this mainly to listen to tidal and Spotify.
  10. Vicks7

    Guitar-fi anyone?

    My 1928 Gibson L-5
  11. Vicks7

    Balanced Cable for Sennheiser HD6XX

    Hi all. Looking for recommendations for a good balanced cable to use with above headphones with a Cayin iHA-6 headphone amp. Many thanks
  12. Vicks7

    The Astell & Kern AK240

    I am using the AK240 as a USB DAC with Audirvana on my MacBook Pro and it sounds great. I also finally subscribed to Tidal and these files also sound great. One question: when using the 240 as a USB DAC it seems to limit playback to a maximum of 352 kHz - is there any way to play DSD files at...
  13. Vicks7

    Roon is live

    thanks very much - this is a really helpful explanation.
  14. Vicks7

    Roon is live

    HI all, I am debating switching to Roon from JRiver for my Windows based server, a Baetis Audio. But I have seen some threads say that they are not that impressed with Roon on pure SQ terms. What are people finding and has anyone switched from JRiver to Roon recently? I heard that using the HQ...
  15. Vicks7

    Headphone Amp - $1,000

    Hi All, looking for recommendations for a headphone amp to use with my LessLoss Echo's End DAC and a Macbook Pro laptop with Grados, Sennheiser 6XX, Epsilon R1s and possibly in the future some Auteur's. Budget around $1,000. Thanks James
  16. Vicks7

    USB Regeneration

    A LessLoss Echo's End.
  17. Vicks7

    USB Regeneration

    Thanks. What steps could I take to improve my MacBook Pro 2016 USB output to a DAC?
  18. Vicks7

    USB Regeneration

    All, what are members using these days for USB regeneration from the USB of a laptop or PC? Is USB Regen still one of the better cost-benefit options and is the general consensus that they make a difference? Thanks
  19. Vicks7

    DAC for MacBook Pro

    Thanks. i am looking through their website - it seems to be a well thought out product. Is it true that is is future proof on the DACS and that you can upgrade modules?
  20. Vicks7

    DAC for MacBook Pro

    Thanks all. Updating the current list: Schiit Gumby Metrum Amethyst Benchmark DAC Soekris DAC1421 Chord Mojo 2Qute Gustard DAC X-20 Aune S6 Questyle CMA400i Mytek Stereo192-DSD DAC Audiobyte Black Dragon DSD DAC (used) Mytek Brooklyn DAC (used) Holo Audio Cyan DAC/AMP
  21. Vicks7

    DAC for MacBook Pro

    Thanks. I agree and I am now looking to go balanced all the way up the chain. What is a good alternative to Audionirvana for the MacBook Pro?
  22. Vicks7

    DAC for MacBook Pro

    Thanks kvik - I had not considered using the AK240 only as a transport and adding an optical DAC for use with the GES and Stax. I will give it some more thought, I had thought that a DAC/Amp with a better source (Macbook Pro running Audionirvana) would also yield better results on the Grados and...
  23. Vicks7

    DAC for MacBook Pro

    Thanks kvik. Updating the list below for anyone else following this thread. The Mytek Brooklyn is a very solid DAC and would be ideal but I have never seen this below the $1,000 mark used. To date I have been using my AK240 and its "line out" to the GES Amp for Stax listening but it is just ok...
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