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  1. roofus

    Official Sony DMP-Z1 Thread

    Very useful reply! Thank You. Explains a lot!
  2. roofus

    STAX SR-009S new flagship electrostatic earspeakers released (with impressions)

    I have never owned or listened to the MSB Select. At an eye-watering $38,000 I never will. I hope it is as good as people say it is. I like tubed equipment very much having owned Conrad-Johnson, and Audio Research and other gear in the past. Currently am using a Ray Samuels A-10 Thunderbolt II...
  3. roofus

    STAX SR-009S new flagship electrostatic earspeakers released (with impressions)

    It doesn't have tubes; so it can't be any good! :wink:
  4. roofus

    SONY IER-Z1R

    When I was in a Canadian Artillery Unit many years ago, we fired Howitzers on a regular basis. It was a pretty noisy job, so the army issued us earplugs. When a new Gunner joined the unit, he asked the Sergeant how he should clean his earplugs. The Sergeant scowled at him and growled: "Lick them...
  5. roofus

    STAX SR-009S new flagship electrostatic earspeakers released (with impressions)

    I have been called unbalanced before, but I never use Google . . . use Duck Duck Go. Google is a . . . well I better not say it!
  6. roofus

    STAX SR-009S new flagship electrostatic earspeakers released (with impressions)

    I was wondering the same thing . . . . Who told you and what is the reasoning behind their thinking and what empirical evidence and lab testing have they done?
  7. roofus

    Official Sony DMP-Z1 Thread

    Thanks!
  8. roofus

    Official Sony DMP-Z1 Thread

    balanced or unbalanced or does it matter?
  9. roofus

    Official Sony DMP-Z1 Thread

    Thank you for your prompt and thorough response! You are quite right about old thinking . . . I am 69 and some days it hurts to think at all! Would you recommend using the balanced or unbalanced outputs? The cable run will be very short so does it really matter? Thanks!
  10. roofus

    Official Sony DMP-Z1 Thread

    Will the DMP-Z1 work with a Stax SRM-T8000/SR-009S given that it doesn't have a line out feature?
  11. roofus

    STAX SR-009S (new flagship) Website showing $4600 price tag

    Check this 009s thread out. It is much more active than this thread. stax-sr-009s-new-flagship-electrostatic-earspeakers-released-with-impressions.877870
  12. roofus

    STAX SR-009S new flagship electrostatic earspeakers released (with impressions)

    Thanks! I ordered the Stax SRM T8000 at the same time. I considered several Woo audio amps (which would have been great) but I went for the Stax primarily because the tubes are hidden and not exposed and I was concerned about damage to exposed tubes from dogs, enthusiastic cleaners, and visiting...
  13. roofus

    STAX SR-009S new flagship electrostatic earspeakers released (with impressions)

    I just ordered a set. I haven't had Stax headphones for many years. I don't know why? I will post my review after they arrive. Expecting delivery in late June.
  14. roofus

    Audeze LCD i4 TOTL In-Ear Monitor Discussion

    I agree. I have found that using smaller tips so the i4 sits deeper in the ear produces better sound. Better bass, more clarity etc.
  15. roofus

    Astell&Kern AK380

    Maybe Yer Def Dude!
  16. roofus

    Astell&Kern AK380

    Incidentally I have the copper 380. I bought it because I liked the looks. It doesn't sound significantly different from the black os standard versions!
  17. roofus

    Astell&Kern AK380

    That's what is called "The confirmation bias"   You hear what you want to hear or what you think you should hear!   But you don't really listen!!!!!!   People think stainless steel should sound clean, crisp, solid . . . because stainless steel is a strong hard "Steely" metal. It looks...
  18. roofus

    Final announce new LAB II and F7200 earphones

    When the Lab 1 was released (circa 2014) Final claimed only 150 pieces were available. The Lab 1 is still difficult to get, but there have been several additional "production runs"  making it not so rare. So it may be hard to get the Lab 2's at first, but there will be more than 200 made and...
  19. roofus

    Astell&Kern AK380

    When dealing with Astell and Kern I think dough is the appropriate spelling! ;-)
  20. roofus

    Astell&Kern AK380

    LowePro Tahoe 25 II
  21. roofus

    Astell&Kern AK380

    When I was on a trip in Japan a few years ago, my tour guide once asked me if I would like to inspect "the backside" of a tourist attraction!   :-)
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