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  1. gogogasgas

    New Beyerdynamic T1 (2nd Generation)

    In regards to amplification, I imagine that the revised T1, like the Sennheiser HD800, would need a goodly amount of both volts and current on tap to shine. This has the added the advantage of taking the edge off any aberrant high frequencies. For example, in solid state options, Violectric...
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    New Beyerdynamic T1 (2nd Generation)

    Is the Beyerdynamic A2 amplifier a suitable match for this new incarnation of the T1? Is the A2 going to be upgraded to included balanced outputs (and inputs)?
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    Violectric DAC V850 - General Discussion and Impressions Thread

    Thanks, Fried, for your detailed and insightful response. OK - when is the V850 going to appear for ordering on the Violectric website? I think there are many HeadFi members who are eager to get one!   Great information on USB, TOSLINK and coax. I'll stick with my MAC > USB > iFi iUSB Power >...
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    Violectric DAC V850 - General Discussion and Impressions Thread

    So, if I was basically using 44 Khz either from my Mac (or a CD player being used as a transport), does the new V850 have sonic advantages over the V800?   On a different note, I use the USB out of my Mac into an iFi iPower unit and then that output gets fed into my DAC. For either the V800 or...
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    AKG K712 Pro - Balanced Mod and Local (Brisbane/NSW/Vic Australia) Tech Needed

    I've just moved up to the AKG K812 Pro from the K701 and I am mighty impressed with these headphones. However, I am thinking of modding them so I can use them with a balanced amp. Has anyone done this? If so, how, and what were the results like?   Also, after some VERY bad experience with a...
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    New Sennheiser models on the way in 2015?

    Australia's Addicted to Audio and some on-line sellers have significantly reduced the price of the Sennheiser Amps and some headphone models. Could this mean new models are imminent?   https://www.addictedtoaudio.com.au/product/sennheiser-hdva-600-headphone-amplifier
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    DITA - The Answer (Truth Edition).

    In regards to using a quality DAC with the Dita, it is more the sound quality and getting the best of the Dita I interested in. For example, in this REVIEW of the Sennheiser IE800, the reviewer notes that to get the best out of the IE800 IEMs, a good amplifier is needed. Although the reviewer...
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    DITA - The Answer (Truth Edition).

    Anyone tried either of the Dita IEMs with a Violectric V200?
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    Review by 'gogogasgas' on item 'Matrix Rip USB dac 24bit 96khz headphone amplifer DAC Audio Decoder 2012 new Silver'

    I needed a reasonably priced DAC/headphone amp to go with my Senn HD650s.   This amp/DAC offers amazing bang for the buck. I have owned a number of good DACs and headphone amps - is it as as good as my Violectric 200/800 combo? No way. But, teamed with a pair of rounded/smooth headphones like...
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    The new MATRIX Rip USB DAC!

    I needed a reasonably priced DAC/headphone amp to go with my Senn HD650s.   This amp/DAC offers amazing bang for the buck. I have owned a number of good DACs and headphone amps - is it as as good as my Violectric 200/800 combo? No way. But, teamed with a pair of rounded/smooth headphones like...
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    New Audio-gd NFB-8 (WM)

    Thanks! If there is a test for well recorded, analogue, full-sounding bass then Bob Marley has gotta be at the top of the list. Nice comments on the soundstaging ability of the DAC too. Like you suggest, it seems like Kingwa has really tweaked the unit to get the best out of the Wolfson chip...
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    Mac OS X Music Players - alternatives to iTunes

    Thanks for the tip Agentsim. I've sent Pure Music an email for further info. Up until about page 23 of this thread, which is where I'm up to reading, the Pure Music player was not very popular with users/posters. Does PM 'tamper' with the sound before giving it over to the DAC?
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    Mac OS X Music Players - alternatives to iTunes

    OK, I am only slightly up to speed in this thread (page 23, to be precise). So I am going to assume that no one has asked the following question...   Is there a music player available for Mac that handles DSD files ? (note: not SCAD discs or files) I am thinking of gettting a TASCAM...
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    LCD-2 and LCD-3 Owners - which aftermarket cable do you use?

    Kwarth - are you saying that balanced cable connection designs are a similar concept to push-pull amplifiers - like applying negative feedback? (this is a layman's take) If so, is there a better way of connecting a single ended cable than using a jack style connector? Is that the XLR connection...
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    LCD-2 and LCD-3 Owners - which aftermarket cable do you use?

    Yes - I know what has been said about the voicing of the LCD-2s to allow for the proximity of the headphone cup/speaker to the ear and most of Kwarth's comments - all true. I should have put a caveat in bold text next to my post.   Could the 'darkness' that some Head-Fi-ers are noticing be...
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    LCD-2 and LCD-3 Owners - which aftermarket cable do you use?

    As I'm not officially in the LCD-2 club as yet (though Fedex tell me I soon will be!), I can't comment from first-hand experience. However, there are a number of posts on HeadFi that refer to a slight reticence in the LCD-2s at the higher end of the audio spectrum. The measurements of the...
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    LCD-2 and LCD-3 Owners - which aftermarket cable do you use?

      Thanks, Scoot! I am VERY interested to read what you have to say about the silver cable with the LCD-2s. It would be great to get one of the trusted Head Fi community to do a review before 'one' shelled out the clams. Skylab? iPodPJ?    That so-called 'darkness' in the LCD-2s that you...
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    Audio-gd Phoenix balanced headphone amp.

    Thanks, Les. I am still waiting to hear back from China.
  20. gogogasgas

    LCD-2 and LCD-3 Owners - which aftermarket cable do you use?

    KWKARTH: What about cross-talk between the left and right channels in the headphone cable? (or is that what you mean in regard to 'coupled interference'?) Wouldn't there also be a chance the cable would act like an antenna and pick up 'stuff'? I remember as a kid, the braces on my teeth picked...
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    Audio-gd Phoenix balanced headphone amp.

    Following the excellent posts on the Phoenix, including detailed information on XLR connector and silver wire modifications, I am slowly getting the pieces together for my take on a modified Phoenix. The XLRs, silver solder and silver wire are now winging their way to China...   However, the...
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    LCD-2 and LCD-3 Owners - which aftermarket cable do you use?

    Thanks, Currawong.   I am still intrigued regarding the possibility of using KIMBER AGSS for a pair of headphone cables. This idea isn't new - checkout a comparison of headphone cables HERE. In that example, a copper wire was used for the return signal whereas I would want an all-silver...
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    LCD-2 and LCD-3 Owners - which aftermarket cable do you use?

    Thanks, Skylab. When you say that the Silver Dragon was a little brighter in comparison to the ALO, would you also describe it as slightly 'thin' sounding - that is, light in the bass or lacking verisimilitude in the low to mid-bass area?   Another thing that bothers me when selecting cable...
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    LCD-2 and LCD-3 Owners - which aftermarket cable do you use?

    Looking at what's available in headphone cables for the LCD-2s, it dawned on me that you could use a pair of quality balanced interconnects and just have one end re-terminated with mini XLRs. That way, the range of headphone cable options becomes much larger. Or, because the cables are running...
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    LCD-2 and LCD-3 Owners - which aftermarket cable do you use?

    Aside from Hero's silver options, any more reports on cable combos for the LCD-2? I want a cable that is really neutral. I've been doing some looking on ye olde internet and Cardas' other cables (as in the company's interconnects) seem to get reviews that mention colourations of one kind or...
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