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  1. Drewligarchy

    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    So, I just got a PS Audio P12 yesterday ... Mainly because my mains voltage can occasionally get high (like 128 max, but rarely), which is bad for tube amps. Anyhow, I am very surprised at the level of improvement I am getting with my system. Truthfully, I wasn't expecting much improvement - I...
  2. Drewligarchy

    Woo's New Flagship WA33

    Not my intention, but I hear where you are coming from. Music is a beautiful thing and can nourish the spirit. But everything in balance. Sometimes we get so caught up in the gear, we don’t listen; not only to the music through our headphones, but to the wants and needs of our hearts.
  3. Drewligarchy

    Woo's New Flagship WA33

    The Wa33 turns the LCD 4 into a different headphone, and makes me realize how underappreciated it is in the community. While I primarily listen to the Abyss, the LCD 4 is the TOTL Headphone I’ve had longest. I loved Audeze from early on in this hobby, though quickly moved to high end...
  4. Drewligarchy

    HiFiMan Susvara

    I listen to my M&D MW65 Bluetooth all the time. Since I can't carry a 50 pound tube amp with me, that's usually my go to when I'm mobile, just cause its so easy to grab and go. That said, I also have 64 Audio A18ts, but I almost only listen to those when working out. IEMs are great for what they...
  5. Drewligarchy

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Let's discover some music that sounds really good on the Abyss TC. In no particular order, here are 12 tracks I'm listening to right now. These are a combination of music I like, well recorded material, and things that sound particularly good on the TC, in no particular order. You can assume...
  6. Drewligarchy

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Listen to this on your Abyss (especially if you have a Wa33) Whole album is good, but especially this song.
  7. Drewligarchy

    Woo's New Flagship WA33

    If you have an Abyss TC and a Woo Wa3 listen to this track: Whole album is good, but this especially.
  8. Drewligarchy

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Any recommendations for a headphone stand for the Abyss? I see the one on JPS's site is sold out. I have them currently on a woo double headphone stand alone with a piece of fabric over the stand's metal piece so I can rest the to bar of the headphone on it, to preserve the headband and prevent...
  9. Drewligarchy

    MrSpeakers ETHER Flow and ETHER C Flow -- Inspired by Electrostatic Headphones

    Sorry for being a little cranky. While I’m not an objectivist, I fall somewhere in the middle. The beating the Abyss took on ASR was just completely ridiculous in my opinion - so I get somewhat defensive of Abyss, specifically because of their uniqueness - when someone criticizes them without...
  10. WTB: Bakoon 13r

    Anyone looking to sell their Bakoon amp 13r? Thanks, Andrew
  11. Drewligarchy

    HiFiMan Susvara

    Thanks, I agree that the V281 is ideal for the LCD4 line. It's my favorite solid state amplifier for them. Maybe I can demo somewhere.
  12. Drewligarchy

    HiFiMan Susvara

    Speaking of which, if anyone wants to sell their Bakoon 13r, please contact me.
  13. Drewligarchy

    HiFiMan Susvara

    Yeah - that seems like the way to go, but unfortunately not available yet. The EF1000 is interesting because "tubes" - especially if looking for a more liquid sound. I haven't listened to the bakoon so no idea if it's right for me, just reviews. In descriptions of the susvara with amps, there...
  14. Drewligarchy

    HiFiMan Susvara

    I am looking to get a speaker set up eventually. But as context, I would rather spend $15k on a pair of KEF Reference 3s or Focal Kanta No3. Anyone have any experience with the upline bakoon amps used with headphones and speakers? I know they are relaunching under Enleum. It just seems that...
  15. Drewligarchy

    HiFiMan Susvara

    I'm sure it does! But as $15k for use primarily with one headphone (not sure how it sounds with Abyss), it's a bit rich for me.
  16. Drewligarchy

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    It does, it's in the manual and Rob Watts has mentioned on the m-scaler thread. I think it's in order to provide headroom for the DSP being applied, but not sure.
  17. Drewligarchy

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Makes sense. To me, the biggest difference with the m scaler is staging. I use the abyss the most so it was pretty apparent - though not night and day. I can’t hear a difference as much with headphones that have a smaller stage.
  18. Drewligarchy

    HiFiMan Susvara

    Another amp question: I have a woo wa33 which drives my abyss tc and lcd4 to perfection as far as my tastes go. That said, I am starting to think perhaps I can do better with the susvara. Not necessarily from a technical standpoint, but because the susvara’s sound a bit dry in this setup which...
  19. Drewligarchy

    Audeze CRBN Interview, Review, Measurements

    Kmann - I just sent you guys my LCD XC to be upgraded to 2021 tuning/drivers. I love that headphone, but if you want to keep it and send me the CRBN, I am cool with that too. Just saying.
  20. Drewligarchy

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    I think it’s more noticeable. It also takes A lot of work to optimize, otherwise it can appear to have some treble glare. But if you want to read about that there is 500 pages on the mscaler thread :) I also think your Bartok is pretty damn good. So I don’t think you are missing all that much.
  21. Drewligarchy

    Audeze CRBN Interview, Review, Measurements

    I try to leave the Stax mafia and they pull me back in. Oh wait, there is no Stax mafia. I sold my he-60, 007mk2, Mjolnir KGSSHV Carbon, and finally my 009. I still have a Stax SRM 717 which could probably drive this decently. It drove my 009 pretty well, pre carbon. this is the first...
  22. Drewligarchy

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    I’m surprised you didn’t like m scaler. I found the difference was most notable with the abyss because it has an easy time of picking up depth cues which the m scaler enhances. Of course, I’m using it with a Dave, so it could be completely different with another dac.
  23. Drewligarchy

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    It gets hot. I have never tried the Viva, but I’ve heard that can be worse. I can touch the knobs just fine, but not the case after a couple hours of use.
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