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  1. cladane

    oBravo Earphones and Headphones Land in UK

    Good. I read that these IEMs had to be driven by chosen sources like what ? Hugo, A&K, DMP Z1 ?
  2. cladane

    oBravo Earphones and Headphones Land in UK

    Hi, True that the EAMT 1C can be considered like professional studio monitors but I'm wondering if time hasn't run and some other IEM have increaed again the level on SQ. Listening a lot to Classical.
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    Hi, When you are considering amping for the Susvara, you always notice that those headphones are very inefficient and when you decide to settle definitely this aspect you end up using a speakers amp. That first point accepted, when you listen to headphones, any headphone, considering acoustical...
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Hi, In France, the Jotunheim -R is available through https://casques-headphones.com/ Mail : casques.headphones@gmail.com
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Hi, Yes, VIVA (Italy) is working at integrating the headphones into their new SuperAmplifier. Baffle compensation is going to be installed at the input of the amplifier. Personnaly, listening quite only Classical, I feel nicer, as with full range drivers, with headphones, to add some tube in...
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Hi @Nik, Not to compare Voxativ with Børresen (even if in my usage the Hagen are a good choice) but speakers with headphones. The latter for sure bring with actual totl devices more details and intimacy. Like said high quality speaker drivers have a richer sound.
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    Well, true, yet the V281 was very powerful and able to drive the Susvara, this about power. The example of the Niimbus doesn't impede nowadays the debate around speakers amps since priced at 6kEUR this amp is twice a Tsakiridis Theseus. Personally, I prefer tube amps for headphones as I get a...
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    Viva Egoista 845 SET Tube amplifier 10K Headphone Masterpiece

    If keeping a topology not very far away from the principles of the Egoista, the VIVA Solista is even a game changer (the power supply is hybrid) giving much more dynamic and openness feeling. For me, the Solista pairs remarkably with not too sensitive headphones.
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    A point regarding the full range driver speakers which leads to this kind of headphones like MySphere or SR1a.
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    Double Helix Cables Thread

    Hi, I ordered Eidolic parts and got no delay (2 weeks) like with cables orders which can be months. The 4 XLR male Eidolic connects finely to a Furutech 4 XLR female.
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    Plussound Audio Thread

    Hi, I wanted to point out the very good follow up from PLUSSOUND (Christian) in adapting the X16 (Cu,Ag,Au) to the MySphere 3.2 Comparing to XLR stock cable the X16 brings a very audible improvement on the richness heared for example on the pianoforte left hand. High quality components...
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Yes, for planars many manufacturers adapted their designs and looking at Audeze power needs thinking at the LCD4. VIVA made on this point a noticeable coming with the Egoista. Agree that as adaptations occurring soon it is what suggests me the possibility of specific output transformers for the...
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Ribbons aren’t really new comers as transducers and no new development is necessary. Comments relate more a seek for good combinations since those ribbons are used as headphones. Speaking of tube amps, designs have for sure history and an interesting approach is to look at transformers with the...
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Means at least that direct connection of the SR1a to this tube amp is functional even if these cans are a 0.2 ohm load. Just needed to make a small adapter 4xlr male. @earlinarizona , the amp used here is another version of the VIVA Solista which offers headphones outputs. The man in the...
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    You are speaking of conventional knowledge regarding transformers. Looking carefully at the picture, you can see that Pierre, the French reseller visiting VIVA facility in Italy with us, listens to these SR1a directly connected to the output of the tube amp without trouble.
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Hi, Actually the interface box for sure has two functions: impedance adapter and equalizer. Looking at the nice ‘linear’ frequency response of the SR1a (as good as MySphere but wider), it could be that a direct link with such a tube amplifier increases the low octave output which actually...
  17. cladane

    Kennerton ODIN, MAGISTER, VALI, Magni, Gjallarhorn, Rögnir, Thridi, Wodan, Thekk, and Thror Discussion.

    Hello Ken fans, I was able thanks to P Paya (owner of the French renowned company P Paya Diff and now the company P Paya Diff Thaï) to listen to a new French networked DAC/amp all in one setup which allowed me to have a nice look to my Odin mk2 at playing a very enticing Classical album...
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    What you ask to a preamp is gain/volume control and impedance adaptation. Looking at modern DACs, their output stages are preamps (high level signal) and I have noticed that volume control can be superlative, eg EmmLabs DV2 or TotalDAC, while impedance adaptation comes not far away from a good...
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    From my own point of vue, MySphere indeed offers a large sound stage but lacks the richness presentation of Susvara. It is where I would look for SR1a. One point I wanted to clarify: anybody here is speaking of 100wpc+ and you describe the SR1a at its best at 10wpc max ?
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Seems that these SR1A are DAC/amp signature broadcasters but not surprising looking at their initial purpose. Considering the K1000/SR1a convergence, so MySphere 3 will have more tone personality. The Susvara is going to keep its wonderful harmonic richness.
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    Yes, lucky we are in Europe. Another best of showrooms is located in France (Nîmes) with even more headphones and amps to listen to, only on appointment.
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    That’s true but the Egoista isn’t the competitor but the Solista. To drive headphones, two versions of the Solista are available: one with preamp included (integrated version) and you need a DAC with volume and another one, called Power Solista, which needs an external preamp. Like said here...
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    For me directly from speakers tabs to headphones. About 2.5mm connectors, the cable doesn’t fall out since those from DHC clip well. Ground boxes effect is very relative to your home electrical conditions. It is like power regenerators. These must be tested in your personal setup.
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    Hi, Of course if there is kinda problem with tubes speakers amps don’t use them but imho they are the best amps for Susvara which is quite never overpowered. Point is that not any tube amp manufacturers can build speakers amps allowing headphones directly connected to the speakers tabs...
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    Hi, Agree with @Slim1970 , DHC Prion 4 no doubt. In my case special spades connectors to speakers tabs since I use a VIVA Solista amp. True that Susvara has no competitor at least in my favorite field, Classical Symphonies, even if MySphere 3 has a larger soundstage (more airy, also very...
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