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  1. Price drop Audeze LCD3 excellent condition

    Selling an excellent condition LCD3 bought brand new in 2020. Reason for selling, moving up to Abyss TC. Message for additional info.
  2. kyle1010

    Audeze LCD-4

    I hate that the TC does multiple things I want the LCD-4 to do, but I can’t live without the things you mentioned the LCD-4 does, so I can’t switch to the TC. Back to waiting on an LCD-5 if/whenever that happens, and I hope they don’t take the warmth and soul out of the Audeze house sound to...
  3. kyle1010

    Audeze LCD-4

    What dac are you using? A more dynamic and punchy sounding dac could help. Or, if you’re like me and not allergic to hardware EQ, use a Schiit Loki to dial in some fun. LCD-4 has such vanishingly low distortion that you can’t even tell the EQ is on. I use it in my system and it’s fantastic...
  4. kyle1010

    Audeze LCD-4

    Interesting. What dac/amp combos were the demos? Mine have PLENTY of front, 45 degree, and even rear 120 degree sound. I know from experience that the 4s are extremely revealing of the dac and amp. If either isn’t up to the three dimensional sound task, the 4s won’t fake it. They really tell it...
  5. kyle1010

    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    I forgot you live in San Diego. Howdy neighbor.
  6. kyle1010

    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Wow BluDave too. Part of me wants to go HMS/Dave now that I know I can have Dave atmospherics AND naturally weighty tone/soul. Problem is, aesthetics. I’m big on that. As you can see my nightstand is crowded enough with that big WA33 which ain’t going anywhere. I measured it out and a Dave won’t...
  7. kyle1010

    Woo's New Flagship WA33

    Well this is an old one, yeah, bought a WireWorld Silver Electra 7 power cable and the effortlessness to the sound definitely went up a noticeable amount. If not I would’ve returned it. Great purchase.
  8. kyle1010

    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Looks like we have some similar gear. I’ve been debating on swapping my LCD-4s for Abyss TC for months, but I’ve demoed the TC and idk if I can let go of the LCD-4s to die for soulful midrange. TC is no doubt technically better, but those Audeze mids are everything to me. Anyway, I’ve only had...
  9. kyle1010

    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Which button? Just the two DX buttons at the same time? It’s a Woo Audio WA33 tube amp. I’m definitely here for the Wave cables but I gotta save up for those bad boys lol. If I do something, I do it right so I’ll be shooting for the higher end ones.
  10. kyle1010

    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    I had a Dave. Ran it through my old Woo WA22 tube amp complete with all the spendy 1950s and 1960s NOS tubes. Honestly, for live recordings it sounded superb. The cliche Dave atmospheric “you are there” feeling was in full effect but with added three dimensionality and warmth from the tubes...
  11. kyle1010

    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Got it, Yeah really wish I could turn them off but oh well..same as my old Hugo 2 I just listen and forget about them. As it should be for the price, that amp is mind blowing. It’s my 3rd and final upgrade after starting with a WA7 in 2015. I have zero intentions of listening to the TT2/HMS...
  12. kyle1010

    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Thanks! AudioArt D-1SE. They’re my “starter” BNCs. I’ll go WAVE or equivalent in due time. https://audiobacon.net/2018/08/11/the-audiophiles-short-list-the-best-digital-coaxial-cables/12/?amp=1
  13. kyle1010

    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Fresh birthday present HMS in the house and blowing me away..on stock BNCs no less. Upgrade ones arrive next week. Quick question, can the lights be dimmed? If so, how?
  14. kyle1010

    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    I’ve actually never made that comparison or heard the Studio Six at all but I would love to see how the Alo at half the price of WA33 stacks up. Alo/Campfire are some of my favorite brands in personal audio. I have their Alo Reference 8 cable on my LCD-Xs and I own Campfire Atlas IEMs. Demoed...
  15. kyle1010

    Hugo M Scaler by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Here ya go, buy this and you won’t be disappointed. Killer deal. https://www.head-fi.org/threads/woo-wa6-2nd-gen-minty.916369/ Be advised though, entry level tube amps won’t really let ALL the detail through that your TT2/HMS stack is capable of. You’ll get the delicious tonality tho. You’re...
  16. kyle1010

    WOO-HOOOO... WA7 "fireflies"!!!

    I have the Gen 1 WA7tp with LCD-X and it’s absolutely incredible. I’ve never heard it without the tube power supply, but you could always upgrade to that down the road.
  17. kyle1010

    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    Well that one is on the extremist end of tube headphone amps. Depending on your headphone’s efficiency, you can get away with a much cheaper or less powerful option. I finally went with WA33 because it’s a tube amp but it’s also lightning fast and powerful to keep up with the micro details...
  18. kyle1010

    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    The headphone amp? Woo Audio WA33.
  19. kyle1010

    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    $8k sugar cube. Mmmmmmm. (I also have a mean sweet tooth, and I’m going to Disneyland in 2 weeks cuz Galaxy’s Edge) Wow I did not know this thread was still going. Where’s my thread update emails head-fi? Anyway, quick question my dudes. Sadly, I feed this handsome setup optical signal from...
  20. kyle1010

    Audeze LCD-4

    I think what happens with these reviewers not giving the LCD-4 enough credit is because they review them out of marginal gear and think that’s the end of the line for the 4’s sound quality. Weak massdrop level dacs, underpowered amps, etc, every time. Few reviewers understand how insanely...
  21. kyle1010

    The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread

    If all else fails, two words, Schiit Loki. I use one in my setup and have done many lengthy A/B tests SE with the Loki and balanced without it and I can’t hear any loss of transparency whatsoever. I also listen to very well mastered electronic music and ambient stuff so I can’t live without that...
  22. kyle1010

    Woo's New Flagship WA33

    New tubes in today. So far vs stock 2A3s & Sophia rectifier...far smoother highs, richer tone, but narrower soundstage. I wonder if any of these new ones “open up” over time. I am still running the stock 6C45s though. Maybe the EH golds are worth a shot. Didn’t like them in the WA7 but still...
  23. kyle1010

    [Review] WA7 & LCD-2F: DAC shoot-out & tube guide [UPDATED]

    If you just have the WA7 with solid state brick power supply, the only tubes you can roll are the 6C45s, and with those the options are extremely limited to basically the EH gold pins that Woo sells. This is regardless of 1st or 2nd generation WA7. Now, to have a lot more options in changing the...
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