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  1. Sal1950

    Sennheiser Momentum impressions thread

    I don't doubt you find the sound with that amp to be pleasant, but if the response was measured I'm pretty sure you would find it quite inaccurate from what Senn designers had in mind.
  2. Sal1950

    Sennheiser Momentum impressions thread

    I don't have the numbers but the 650's are less efficient and a more difficult load for an amp. 650 takes a good muscular amp with a low output impedance to sound it's best and most accurate.
  3. Sal1950

    Sennheiser Momentum impressions thread

    Yes less bass and tighter. Tonal balance in the mid and top is similar, maybe slightly brighter, but the 650's present better clarity and detail.
  4. Sal1950

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    Maybe accurate is what you don't like?
  5. Sal1950

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    Are you that surprised the whole world doesn't think the Yggy walks on water? Actually most of the recording professionals use much different stuff to monitor the music they create that your listening to. I don't think you'll find a Yggy in 1 in 10,000 recording studios. Many that I'm familiar...
  6. Sal1950

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    If you need some instruction on the use of a simple SPL or Multimeter there is a plethora of information available on the WWW. Just let Google be your friend. "The gullibility of audiophiles is what astonishes me the most, even after all these years. How is it possible, how did it ever happen...
  7. Sal1950

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    With that age I would think the first thing you would have learned is not to believe everything you hear, see, or feel. Human perception is the easiest thing in the world to fool. Without measurement and bias controlled blind listening testing your just guessing. "David Copperfield really did...
  8. Sal1950

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    Now there's a glowing endorsement. :L3000:
  9. Sal1950

    Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC

    So has mine, as I already mentioned. I like it very much and see no reason to ever replace it unless it should fail. Most things do sooner or later. "Built like a tank", In some ways yes, in others not exactly. Look at the photos. Well here's the deal, the Emo DC-1 measured quite well, the...
  10. Sal1950

    Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC

    Must just be tight, no tricks to it, it should just pull straight out the bottom.
  11. Sal1950

    Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC

    Plate is attached with two small screws, then the back slides out. https://emotiva.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/stealth_DC-1_user_v15.pdf Page 13 Stealth DC-1 Stereo D/A Converter - Operator’s Manual Hardware Configuration Inserting or changing batteries in the remote control The Stealth...
  12. Sal1950

    Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC

    Haven't heard them both, but without doing so I'll say this. I'd bet you a steak dinner that you couldn't hear ANY difference between them in a blind listening test, whether driving phones of speakers.  Only thing is again the Teac does DSD,  the DC-1 doesn't  That holds no importance to me. YMMV
  13. Sal1950

    Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC

    I would think you'd need to start looking at around $2k and up. Even then whether you can make much of any real improvement in SQ is highly debatable. Either the new Benchmark DAC3 HGC $2,195, or the older DAC2 HGC $1,995 are sure to deliver the best State Of The Art sound and also get you DSD...
  14. Sal1950

    Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC

    Glad your enjoying yours!  I've had mine over 2 years now and it has never disappointed whether driving my Senn HD650s or my full HiFi system.
  15. Sal1950

    Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC

    NO, It's not.     http://emotiva.com/resources/manuals/stealth_DC-1_user_v15.pdf   http://emotivalounge.proboards.com/thread/47082/dc-1-headphone-jack-concern
  16. Sal1950

    Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC

    No, when you plug in your phones the line level output is disabled, that was the issue I was discussing a possible change over. But it was only something I mentioned in passing, worrying is probably unjustified and with hindsight it wasn't worth the ruckus it's raised. After 2 years I wouldn't...
  17. Sal1950

    Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC

    Oh I agree, over all the DC-1 is built like a tank. I'm only concerned on the analog output switching depending on the durability of the 3.5 headphone jack, they are notorious for being fragile. Time will tell. My 5 yo  Sansa Clip+ still functions perfectly after heavy carrying use but is now...
  18. Sal1950

    Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC

    I agree with you 100%  The DC-1 is a awesome performing unit in all its functions.  What I worry over most is long term reliability. It would have been so much better to have the switching between headphone and line level outputs done in the menu rather than by plugging and unplugging the...
  19. Sal1950

    Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC

    Let us know what you think. My DC-1 has served at the head of my system for near 2 years now. Totally satisfied with it's SQ driving my Senn HD650 cans, as a pure stereo preamp direct to power amp - speakers, and also feeding line level to AVR's surround processing and 5.2 speak system. Short...
  20. Sal1950

    Sennheiser Momentum impressions thread

    Can you disassemble one side and measure the volume the way we do combustion chambers on high performance engines?    
  21. Sal1950

    AudioQuest caught in cable scam

    He did ask the question here and I believe he deserves a response that is free from voodoo opinions. It is a shame that the cable forum is censored against any scientific information, but I could never send anyone there who came here looking for answers. If iKE1985 wants to hear only one side...
  22. Sal1950

    AudioQuest caught in cable scam

    That would only get opinions from the subjective "sounds good" community and be censored of the objective facts on cable design. But it would probably be deserving of a new thread of its own here. Before that why don't you watch this video from audioholics on interconnect cable design.  
  23. Sal1950

    AudioQuest caught in cable scam

    In the end it's going to be at the moderators digression to decide what is outside the regulations for the Cables forum, that is what they're there for. But yea I believe if you address anything in that forum asking for any proof or science be applied to audible claims you may get into a pinch...
  24. Sal1950

    AudioQuest caught in cable scam

        Thanks for your well stated responses guys, good job.  You know if a subjective listener came here and said "I think I can hear a very subtle difference" I might just give it a pass. But when we get these claims of "instantly obvious dramatic change that his wife heard from the...
  25. Sal1950

    AudioQuest caught in cable scam

    I've been doing that for 40 years, no problem. Whats sad is that even here in a forum titled Sound Science you feel like you've stepped into a hostile territory when discussing the audibility of cables, etc. Good news is some alternatives are coming on the scene.
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