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  1. MikeLa

    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    It might go the other direction with amplification and DAC hardware becoming more powerful and smaller - and we're all listening to inefficient $4K Bluetooth headphones :)
  2. MikeLa

    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    Thank you, I just looked at the specs for the Diablo. Beefy little portable device. How long do you get on a charge?
  3. MikeLa

    HiFiMan Susvara

    Now I'm confused. Let's assume then 100dB gives you enough headroom. Then looking at Currawong's graph, it would only require an amp that outputs 50mW to drive our Susvara's effectively. Or is that Currawong's point? The 1.73V and 28.9 mA requirements are what disqualifies amps from...
  4. MikeLa

    HiFiMan Susvara

    I assume Currawong posted the graphs so folks can pick the dB they listen to and see if their amp has the mW, V, and mA specs to drive it. I think his point was it's not only the mW spec you need to look at and that the requirements grow logarithmically as the dB demand increases.
  5. MikeLa

    HiFiMan Susvara

    Currawong posted the following power graphs in the LCD-5 thread. He was explaining the LCD-5 might not be as easy to drive with portable gear as some folks thought. I'm using the Flux FA10 with my Susvara and getting ready to upgrade to the Volot. I asked Vitaliy if the Volot could drive the...
  6. MikeLa

    HiFiMan Susvara

    Yep, but my preference is the ever so slightly warm side of neutral and of course the Susvara tonality :)
  7. MikeLa

    HiFiMan Susvara

    I'm using an RME ADI-2 FS.
  8. MikeLa

    HiFiMan Susvara

    I would also consider the Flux Labs FA10. I believe it's under $800 new. I think the reviews on Soundnews and Headfonia discuss using the amp with the Susvara. I auditioned them both and kept the FA10 for my Susvara starter amp. Nothing wrong with the A90. I just prefer the Class A...
  9. MikeLa

    Flux Lab Acoustics Dual Mono Headphone Amplifier, VOLOT - Mythical Giant or Giant Killer ? News, Speculation, Impressions, reviews and discussion

    I have one on pre-order and spoke with Vitaliy via email on Monday. He said the circuit improvements had caused the delay, and he was going to get back to me in a week. I would guess once they clear the backlog, it will be up for sale again.
  10. MikeLa

    HiFiMan Susvara

    SoundNews has a new review on the Burson Timekeeper 3i. See section VII "Passing the Susvara Test." He gives a strong recommendation for driving the Susvara with the Timekeeper's speaker taps. In answering one of the questions in the comments, he discusses why he uses two AHB2 in Bridge Mode...
  11. [SOLD] Schiit Bifrost Multibit 1 "Original version"

    Excellent condition Bifrost Multibit original version. I'm the original owner. Purchased in November 2016. The unit sat in an at-office speaker system that didn't get much use. The DAC ships in the original box. Price includes Paypal fees and shipping in CONUS. ~michael
  12. Ayre QB-9 DSD

    Excellent condition QB9 DSD. I'm the original owner. Purchased in January of 2012 and upgraded to DSD version in November of 2014. I checked with Ayre, and the next owner can upgrade this unit to a QB-9 Twenty, which is basically a new DAC. "Hi Michael, Not a problem at all. We don't...
  13. MikeLa

    Comment by 'MikeLa' on listing 'SOLD Simaudio Moon 430HA Headphone Amplifier'

    Thank you everyone for your interest. There is a sale pending.
  14. MikeLa

    HiFiMan Susvara

    Thanks, I was wondering about the headphone connector size. I have a Moon Silver Dragon I bought a while back for the HE1000v1 that I was going to re-terminate for the HE1000SE. I guess now I'll get it re-terminated for the Susvara:)
  15. MikeLa

    HiFiMan Susvara

    I don't know much about the forums on AudioScienceReviews. I've spent my time reading and watching Amir's reviews. I've seen him praise a device that measures well and is well priced, but I haven't yet seen a review where he is not recommending based only on a high price tag. Grant it, I've...
  16. MikeLa

    HiFiMan Susvara

    thecrow, thank you. This really helps "though some are critical of the moon amp and may call it as lacking dynamics, if you are enjoying it then the susvara will have another level of transparency/naturalness above the hekse ". You've put my mind at ease the 430HA has enough power to drive the...
  17. SOLD Chord Mojo + Chord Poly = $525

    I'm the original owner of both units. I purchased the Mojo in March of 2016 and the Poly in September of 2018. They haven't seen much use in a while. I think it's time to check out a DAP. Price includes shipping in the CONUS.
  18. MikeLa

    The Leben CS300XS Thread

    Julz, to my old ears, I've found the Leben amps to sound much better (great) with high impedance headphones - think HD800 and Beyerdynamic T1 type impedance.  When I was using my CS600 with headphones, I married it to T1's - it worked excellent for me.    ~michael
  19. MikeLa

    New Flagship from Audio-Technica: ATH-W3000ANV, 50th Anniversary Headphones

    Purrin and HeadphoneAddict, thanks for your input.  The AD2000 sounds like a nice headphone. How was the fit, I heard some had problems with their ear touching the inside of the earpiece?
  20. MikeLa

    New Flagship from Audio-Technica: ATH-W3000ANV, 50th Anniversary Headphones

      I ran across this thread researching the ATH-AD2000.  I was looking for another reference headphone to use with a Balancing Act for when the LCD-2's get too heavy.  Well, I ended up purchasing the W3000ANV instead.  I'm still in that honeymoon period, but I've been enjoying them very much...
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  22. MikeLa

    Phoenix Spring Jam - Saturday April 23rd

    Quote: four 6N3C-E NOS Russian version of 6L6GC and four 6CS7 NOS (I think RCA)  
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