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  1. Thunder240

    Shure SRH1840 and SRH1440 Unveiled!

    Thanks for sharing. I noted the brief discussion specifically of the 1540 pads on the 1840. What about any experience with ZMF pads (eg hybrid or perforated leather)? Are there any models that even fit the 1840?
  2. Lawton Angle Pads (sheepskin leather) for Denon/Fostex/E-MU

    I bought these pads new from Lawton last Fall. They have around -50 hrs on them. The only visible sign of wear I can make out is with a few stitches on the reverse (driver) side, as shown in the last pic. They are not torn. You can read about the pads at...
  3. Thunder240

    Shure SRH1840 and SRH1440 Unveiled!

    Hey 1840 owners, has anyone rolled pads? If so, what have you tried, and how did it affect the sound? I’m especially interested to know if there is a pad which can add some bass weight without screwing up the mids and treble.
  4. Thunder240

    Oppo PM-3 : The Portable Planar - Impressions

    My preferred DAC/amp for my PM3 my Centrance DACPort HD. Through it, instrument separation and imaging on the PM3 are excellent, and it has power to spare. I definitely prefer it to an iPhone dongle (I’ve never tried a Chrod Mojo or iFi HIP) Measurements are available at...
  5. Thunder240

    Oppo PM-3 : The Portable Planar - Impressions

    Hey everyone, awesome thread, thanks for continuing to discuss your mods and impressions long after this headphone was released and discontinued! I recently found a very lightly used PM-3 at a local shop, with minimal wear on the pads and headband but lacking the 3m cable, for $250 USD, and as...
  6. Thunder240

    NuPrime HPA-9 ™ new headphone amplifier

    After listening to the HPA-9 as a preamp in my system for over a week, IMO it has the Rogue RP-1 beat hands down, as well as the new (i.e. post 2015) version of the Quicksilver Line Stage Preamp. It's possible I'm just not a tube guy, but both of these preamps are supposedly highly detailed, low...
  7. Thunder240

    NuPrime HPA-9 ™ new headphone amplifier

    God I love Amazon Prime Same Day! HPA-9 is here, in my rig, and burning in now :) I can already tell it’s a big step up from my Icon HDP, and it’s got gobs more detail than the Rogue RP-1 I’ve been demoing from a local dealer. (In all honesty, I don’t think the Rogue is any better than the...
  8. Thunder240

    NuPrime HPA-9 ™ new headphone amplifier

    This thread has been dormant for over a year, but I’ll take my chances. To HPA-9 owners, can anyone share their experience using the HPA-9 as a preamp in a stereo? Good/bad/ugly? Any comparisons you can draw either to dedicated preamps or to other head amp/preamp combos? Jason, can you say...
  9. Thunder240

    New headphone amplifier from Bryston

    That’s the info I was looking for, thanks!
  10. Thunder240

    Mountain View/Sunnyvale/San Jose/Palo Alto/Stanford meetups

    Let’s not lose our momentum! @Alcophone, perhaps you could ask @donkeywalker if he cares to pick out one of the other weekend dates from the vote form when he can host this meet? Still lots of time left this summer.
  11. Thunder240

    New headphone amplifier from Bryston

    @gonzalo1004es , did you ever get the wiring diagram from Mike at Bryson showing the proper construction for xlr to rca cables to connect to a single ended stereo power amp? If so, do you mind sharing it here? Thanks!
  12. Thunder240

    DIY Cables- high quality components needed

    I used Canare L-4E6S with Canare nickel plated connectors for a headphone extension cable, parts purchased from markertek. I’ve been been happy with the result. Another cable that comes up a lot is Mogami W2893, but I have no experience with it and can’t comment. I believe its also available...
  13. Thunder240

    iFi audio iPower - universal Ultra-Low Noise AC/DC adapter

    It’s rated for up to 2.5A current. While I don’t know of any products that use USB wall wats and draw more than 2.5A, you should verify the current draw of your device, and only use it to power devices that list their current draw < 2.5A.
  14. Thunder240

    Shure SRH1840 and SRH1440 Unveiled!

    I keep my 1840s on an omega style headphone stand with cable connected, and I haven’t seen any signs of wear in ~4 years since I bought them
  15. Thunder240

    Amp recommendation for TH-X00

    Hey, I’ve owned the Fostex TH-X00 PH for about a year, and I usually use it with a Centrance DACPortHD out of my work laptop. However tonight on a whim I tried it out of my home theater rig, which is a Denon 3808ci doing processor duty with a Lake People G103 headphone amp on the zone 2 pre-out...
  16. Thunder240

    Let's Discuss Your Raspberry Pi Setups

    This week my apartment briefly lost power. Unfortunately, when power came back online, my streamer didn't show up as a network device. Attempts to access it over the ethernet or wifi proved unsuccessful. I tried http://moode , http://moode.local , and the IP address (http://192.168.1.1nn)...
  17. Thunder240

    Let's Discuss Your Raspberry Pi Setups

    Thanks Yay, both for the insight into the buffer as well as the idea to preserve the SD card in a power outage. Just to clarify, I'm a long, long way from storing an entire lossless long in buffer 16 Mb, and I'm playing files up to 192/24 resolution). The maximum size is 64 Mb, which is still a...
  18. Thunder240

    Hegel HD12 DSD DAC

    Wow. I'm not usually in the habit of questioning manufacturer's specs about their own products, especially when the specs they provide are 'bad'. However, I also got an answer from a Hegel rep when I posed the question regarding headphone output impedance, and the answer I got was "@64 Ohm it's...
  19. Thunder240

    Hegel HD12 DSD DAC

    Anyone happen to know what the impedance of the HD12's headphone out is? I can't find it on Hegel's website, the manual, or in any of the reviews. If anyone happens to own a multimeter and could measure it, that would be very much appreciated.
  20. Thunder240

    Lake People G109 / G103 thread

    Any G103P owners out there looking to "downgrade" to an unbalanced G103S"? If so, pls PM me. I'll pay the difference.
  21. Thunder240

    Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review

    Hey guys, even if rap isn't your thing, do yourselves a favor and listen to a track by E-40 called "Flashin". If you aren't smiling, you obviously don't like bass! I've never heard a subwoofer do what these PHs are able to do.
  22. Thunder240

    Shure SRH1840 and SRH1440 Unveiled!

    I don't listen to metal, so I'm not qualified to answer the question. However, I do listen to AC/DC, Zeppelin, and other electric guitar centered rock, and I dig it. I concur with the characterization of the 1840s as "forward". For me, is is a good thing, especially for rock. It gives the...
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