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  1. 2021 Audeze LCD-3

    For sales is a beautiful pair of 2021 Audeze LCD-3 headphones. Purchased in June of this year. Headphones are in perfect condition; headphone cable has not been used; includes warranty card and professional travel case. There are a few scratches on the bottom of the travel case -- see pic --...
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    Innuos Phoenix
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    dCS Bartok

    When you use the preset, you're using DPS which means the file is no longer the same - the MQA information is corrupted. Nothing is wrong with either, it's just the way it is,
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    Audeze LCD-X

    i find both my audeze lcd-x and lcd-3 to be very comfortable -- i can wear them for hours without an issue. granted, i live in the northeast, but i don't have any issue with them being hot on my head. while certainly heavier, i find the headphones much better than my hd600 which have a...
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    Audeze LCD-3 Impressions Thread

    not sure exactly what you mean by "current amps of today" -- the bha-1 has been around for a while, but it's about as current as they go -- fully balanced design, xlr and single ended inputs and outputs, and enough power to drive essentially any headphone. bryston tends to do the best they can...
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    Audeze LCD-3 Impressions Thread

    got my desktop rig settled -- quite pleased with the lcd-3 . . .
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    Pictures of your computer rigs! Post them here!

    yep -- that's about as good as a system (especially for a desktop) can get! sweet!
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    Audeze LCD-3 Impressions Thread

    i recently upgraded headphones and added the lcd-3 to the mix. as so many of you know, these headphones are really fabulous. great power and articulation! great presentation and engagement! i am super impressed and satisfied. incredibly comfortable. i'm still getting used to them, so i'll...
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    no, there's no reason that you can't continue to use it. either it'll work or it doesn't. i've gotten 192k and dsd64 through optical on my dave -- sounds great. i do find it interesting that your server only goes up to 176k on aes. the spec is typically up to 192k -- a multiple of 48k. do...
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    Audeze LCD-3 Impressions Thread

    so are you running the lcd-2 straight out from your macbook? if you are, i would agree with newsee that you definitely need to get a good amp and dac before considering new headphones. without doing that, you really don't know what your headphones are capable of.
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    where did you hear this? i've heard of people messing around with different power supplies on the qutest or tt2 and a very few that replaced the power supply in the dave, but nothing about issues with stock units. my dave is almost a year old, is left on 24/7, and is doing wonderfully.
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    Should I leave my Chord DAVE Powered on?

    I leave mine on 24/7 - it doesn't hurt it to do so. I did change the display mode so the screen turns off, though.
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    dBPoweramp won’t rip CDs now that it’s version 17.1

    you sure? maybe they just moved it somewhere . . . here's what the website says:
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    Experiences with Bryston BHA-1 headamp?

    with regard to not getting response from the volume control between 11 and 3, i haven't had that problem -- the volume control is quite responsive. the bha-1 has a lot of power and can crank it out. with regard to bleeding at zero, i have had that happen. extremely low level -- don't consider...
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    Experiences with Bryston BHA-1 headamp?

    what are your concerns? the volume control is very solid and of high quality -- works great.
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    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    if you're going to use roon rock, then i'd get a nuc and call it a day (i would get a fanless case and a linear power supply). if you're going to use another linux platform (audiolinux, euphony, etc.) then there are many people that go to great lengths to configure their hardware because of the...
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    have you gotten it to work with another dac? upsampling to dsd512 is processor intensive -- is your computer up to it? check to see with the cpu utilization is in task manager. if not, first thing i would do is upsample to dsd256 to make sure it works. if it does, then try dsd512 again and...
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    Sennheiser HD800 S Impressions Thread (read first post for summary)

    I thought the HD800s came with a balanced cable. Is that not true? Moon Audio is a great source for custom cables and adapters. I'd check that out. There are tons of other online stores that do the same - just search. I have no idea if it's a good idea to connect the headphones to the XLR...
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    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    yes, it draws power from the source.
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    Does your current endpoint have usb out? If so, have you tried that via usb to your dave?
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    How to know if my setup is good (HD800S)?

    I don't think your troll comments are fair - he was giving you a fair assessment. I completely agree, they'll play on any amp but the sound of hd800s fills out with a more powerful amp.
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    Solid-state DAC/amp with tube sound? (And powerful)

    Bryston BHA-1 is very neutral and quite powerful. Not sure of your budget . . .
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    Tidal Masters & MQA Thread!

    Stones, Beggars Banquet (50th anniv.) is very well done. Both of these are awesome and on Tidal (one isn't MQA):