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    Blown Onix Reference MKii speaker. What now?

    Hi, I know Onix stopped selling/making the reference mkii. What do I do now? Do I look for another used pair or is there a comparable or slight upgrade? I've loved these speakers to death (literally) for years. Love the sound signature. Anything used around a 1k? Thanks.
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    New Audiolab DAC

    Does the HE-500 pair well with the M-Dac or would you recommend an amp as well?
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    Amp for Kef R300's?

    Great advice. Since I don't have the time currently to visit any hi-fi shops, I took your other advice of ordering units from vendors that have good return policies. I decided on a UPA-200 power amp from emotiva and I'm going to be using my newly purchased audiolab m-dac as the preamp/dac. This...
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    Pictures of your computer rigs! Post them here!

    Sweet setup! What are the silver things left and right of the monitor?
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    Does anyone have experience with the Kef LS50?

    "God Dammit Loch Ness Monster, I ain’t gonna give you no tree fiddy!" Thanks for the suggestion. Amp looks like its highly regarded.
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    Does anyone have experience with the Kef LS50?

    I'm starting to get that feeling :o I loved my NAD amp and it seemed to pair really well with my Onix ref 1's. I could go down that route again... Peachtree Audio is intriguing but I doubt I could get a used one under a grand. Too many choices out there! :rolleyes:
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    Does anyone have experience with the Kef LS50?

    OP here. Sorry to bump an older thread but I finally graduated from university and now have my first full time job. In a couple of paychecks I will be pulling the trigger on the LS50's. However, I do not have my amp since my father purchased it from me to use at the cabin. I've been looking...
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    Pictures of your computer rigs! Post them here!

    @dean0 What speakers are those in the first picture?
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    **Hifiman HE-400 Impressions and Discussion Thread**

    I need to get a tube amp :)
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    **Hifiman HE-400 Impressions and Discussion Thread**

    Good advice Wayne. I'm not going to rush into this decision but it was just a thought. Ill do more research on the topic and come to a reasonable conclusion. As for the loaner program, who do I contact?
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    **Hifiman HE-400 Impressions and Discussion Thread**

    This is a really dumb question but just to clarify the J$ pads work on the 500's right? I'm thinking about selling my 400's and trying out the 500's. The treble spike is getting to me...
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    **Hifiman HE-400 Impressions and Discussion Thread**

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a tube amp or does the HE-400 not play well with the tubes? I'm happy with my Magni but eventually I would like to try tube amplification... 
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    Pictures of your computer rigs! Post them here!

    Yes, passive speakers. Still debating between bookshelf and floor standing speakers but I don't want to go powered. Ill take a look at the stealths but from the looks of it (aesthetics matter in this case), it doesn't look nearly as class as the focus 160's nor the kef r series.
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    Review of Audio-GD DAC-19MK3

    Thanks for the link! Looks like my DAC holds up quite well to others in and above the price range. I compared the mk3 to my schiit modi and there was obviously no competition there. I was completely blown away when I hooked up the mk3 with my he-400's. Unbelievable difference in sound. This...
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    Pictures of your computer rigs! Post them here!

    Quote: That new Focus 160 looks gorgeous. Looks like the reviews have been stellar so far. Need to find a place to audition. Thanks for the mini review. 
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    **Hifiman HE-400 Impressions and Discussion Thread**

    Quote: I'd honestly just start listening to them. It took me about a week to adjust my ears to them (treble spike) compared to my M50's. I don't really think the burn in tames them that much... I think its mostly placebo and in your head but I could be wrong.    Do what you want to do. 
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    **Hifiman HE-400 Impressions and Discussion Thread**

    So I started listening to my Jazz finally... sorry I was on an electronic kick!   Saxes sound damn good... Like really good. This track below is just so smooth and it really showcases the HE-400's strengths.        Do yourself a favor and find a lossless version. 
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    **Hifiman HE-400 Impressions and Discussion Thread**

    So I totally forgot that my dad had my Audio-GD DAC 19mk3 at his house and since I am waiting for my schiit stack to arrive I figured I would swoop by and borrow it for a day or two. Well, lets just say that I am completely lost for words upon hearing the same music I had on earlier this week...
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    **Hifiman HE-400 Impressions and Discussion Thread**

    @ Merkil   I haven't gotten very far with your suggestions because I can't stop playing Sunrise at Palamos.  I've been missing out on 'trance' with the newer stuff I've been listening. Not to say the new stuff is crap but it's just different. You need to compile a spotify playlist with all...
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    **Hifiman HE-400 Impressions and Discussion Thread**

    Quote: Yeah just PM wje (Wayne). He's extremely easy to work with. Good guy.    @merkil   OMG! Didn't expect you to lay them out by year. Awesome. I'll go through them and give you my thoughts. Thanks!! 
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    **Hifiman HE-400 Impressions and Discussion Thread**

    Quote:   Summed up my feelings towards the pleathers and velours. People seem to love the J$ for comfort. If they sound anything like the velours and are more comfy, I will be pleased. 
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    **Hifiman HE-400 Impressions and Discussion Thread**

    Quote:  I like! Link me some more! 
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    USB Cables - Good Quality & Apparence?

    Quote: Where would you recommend to buy them from? Some reviews on amazon say they are fake. 
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    Review of Audio-GD DAC-19MK3

    Sorry to bump an old as dirt thread, but I just had a general question on this DAC. How does it compare to the newer DACs that have come out in the last couple of years? I completely forgot that my dad has one that barely gets used so I'm wondering of it would be worth while to borrow and use...
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    **Hifiman HE-400 Impressions and Discussion Thread**

    Ill try the J$ pads and report back. Should be ordering some this weekend. Oh thank god. This is good news. Is there a big difference in the treble spike with the Aune t1 compared to no amp? Im starting to wondering of the tube route is the way to go. I've always been interested on tube...
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