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  1. nogi replicant

    HiFiMan Susvara

    Well after a week with the Susvara and the DHC Prion 4s cable I can say I have zero regrets. Didn't take long to get dialed into the sound, which is very addictive. I have really loved the Abyss for the last 2 or 3 years, first having then Phi CC and then the TC for the last year. My impression...
  2. nogi replicant

    HiFiMan Susvara

    Yeah it is alot more subtle than the TC. Which is kind of what I wanted but it is not as immediately impressive as the TC. I spent some hours with the Susvara last night and there is alot of nuance to the sound and vocals can sound very emotive. It is just not as bombastic as the TC so it is an...
  3. nogi replicant

    HiFiMan Susvara

    New member of the Susvara club here. Picked up a Prion 4s cable with it also. Having the Superconductor on the TC and having owned the Lazuli Ref before I must say the Prion 4 is head and shoulders above those ergonomically (even at 8ft). Now to letting the burn in and the brain burn commence...
  4. 2.5mm to Abyss adapters

    Looking for some headphone cable adaptors - 2.5mm (Susvara with 2.5mm connection) to Abyss. Please DM me.
  5. PW Audio 1960's 4 wire 2 pin 2.5mm balanced

    For sale is an excellent condition PW Audio 1960's 4 wire 2 pin 2.5mm balanced cable (1.2m). Price includes international shipping and PP fee.
  6. nogi replicant

    Matrix Audio Mini-i 3 and Mini-i Pro3 DAC

    Did some more reading on various sites and currently it is just not Roon certified and cannot be used as an actual roon endpoint, have to push from the phone via airplay. not the same. I believe Matrix are trying very hard to get the device certified though.
  7. nogi replicant

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    I just picked up a new TC yesterday. Compared to my Abyss Phi with CC pads there is more detail but out of the box (I have probably 5 hours on it) the soundstage is noticeably smaller. Anyone else notice this?
  8. nogi replicant

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Hi, I picked up the Abyss Phi when I had the Dave, I did not have an external amp. At the time I was using the HE1000, which replaced my Utopia previous to that. I was running the Abyss Phi with CC pads direct off the Dave. After a week I put the HE1000 up for sale as I much preferred the Abyss...
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    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Hey, I currently have an Abyss Phi that I am using straight from DAVE. I think it sounds excellent but of course have the itch to hear a decent amp in the middle. It appears many think the Abyss Phi benefits from an amp over DAVE, though some are on the other side of the fence. I am considering...
  10. nogi replicant

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    Quick question for the Formula S owners. I recently picked up a Phi CC and I am considering a Formula S to throw in between it and the DAVE. Does the Formula S output the same power from the 1/4 inch as the other output types? Sorry but I am an amp noob. thanks
  11. nogi replicant

    Audeze LCD i4 TOTL In-Ear Monitor Discussion

    I recently received the Effect Audio Leonidis II for my i4's. My rig is either Surface Pro to Hugo 2 via Curious USB cable + Roon with i4 DSP, or as mentioned with my M Scaler added. Anyways I have had a handful of decent aftermarket cables before for other in ears like the Tia Fourte and Zeus...
  12. nogi replicant

    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    I see your point Amberlamps, however having heard Dave + Blu II, which essentially gave me tingles I am very happy with my decision. Every time I have heard Dave by itself it has left an impact on me, TT2 did not. I expect the gains of adding an M Scaler to both DAC's is relative. In regards...
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    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Re TT2 vs Dave, my opinion is that it depends on the headphones you intend to use. I have owned the Utopia's for over a year now (with Danacable Lazuli Reference) and I am still very happy with them, from a sound perspective first but also from a build quality, design and comfort perspective...
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    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    For sure. I sold my WA8 after I had the Hugo 2 for 3 weeks. The WA8 is of course a very different flavour though to the chord dac’s. Once I got addicted to the speed of the H2 I found it hard to fully enjoy the WA8. I expect the TT2 will outclass the H2 handidly. However whilst I was going to...
  15. nogi replicant

    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Thanks for this info. I will go have a snoop in the Dave thread too.
  16. nogi replicant

    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    With all the frenzy being about the m-scaler I haven’t seen anything on here re the TT 2 from anyone who has heard it at the show. Really keen to hear anyone’s feedback ie does it sound closer to Dave or Hugo 2, what cans did they use with it? I can’t wait to try them myself in October, and...
  17. nogi replicant

    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Oh that M scaler looks nice. Eager for the TT 2 impressions. TT 2 is my next purchase (if it is a significant sonic improvement on the Hugo 2) and was then planning to follow up with the abyss Phi. But I think it will be a toss up as to whether I go the Phi or the M scaler.
  18. nogi replicant

    CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE

    As a Hugo 2 and LCDi4 and Utopia user I decided to demo the Dave on Friday as I am considering my next audio purchase. Was thinking maybe the Final D8000 or Abyss Phi. But for the latter (which I am yet to demo but it’s key strong points are up my alley) I would need a Ledgit amp. Was strongly...
  19. nogi replicant

    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    So Danacable Lazuli Reference with Furutech plug ordered. Very much looking forward to enjoying it. Vinh from danacable has been great to deal with.
  20. nogi replicant

    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    Hey All, can anyone recommend a nice USB A to micro USB cable upgrade they are using for the Hugo 2? thanks
  21. nogi replicant

    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    Has anyone picked up the dignis case for the H2? If so, thoughts? Looks pretty awesome but wondering what it’s like in person, she’s not cheap.
  22. nogi replicant

    Effect Audio cables thread

    It is unfortunate that this is the outcome of the MS and Effect relationship. If MS have indeed breached the contract between them and effect then I see it as within Effect’s rights to terminate said contract. I would like to think that a pragmatic discussion would have occurred between the two...
  23. nogi replicant

    Dita Audio Flagship - "The Dream"

    This is the main reason I sold them. Having tinnitus myself and having owned many in ears the only recommendation I have is Adel tech. Much better than Apex for tinnitus. Both of which are much better than no hearing tech at all. Something open back like the lcd i4 is also good. That is what I...
  24. nogi replicant

    Woo Audio WA8 Review - Head-Fi TV

    Any word on tube upgrades? Not that i think the stock tubes aren't good, and not that i know anything about tubes either. But who doesn't like upgrades right? Take my money!
  25. nogi replicant

    Audeze LCD i4 TOTL In-Ear Monitor Discussion

    I tried a number of cables with the i4 on Friday (leonidis, lionheart, venom, red core) when one of the good lads from Music Sanctuary was over here in Sydney for a small trip. all sounded great, liked the Leo the best I think............but then tried the 1960's 4 wire........my poor wallet.
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