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Sep 27, 2001
You've got the amp I've been drooling after ever since hearing it a year ago, and that's with the HD600. As a matter of fact, that's what made me get a CD player with balanced output. I was really itching to grab that deal on Agon. But unfortunately for me, I just bought new speakers and tube monoblocks just a couple of days before that deal came up.
You're now obligated to tell me all about it so I can live vicariously through you.
Congrats on the new cans and amp Slimm. I'll be looking for your report on how it sounds sometime Saturday as I'm sure you'll be so enthralled tomorrow anything short of a trip to the bathroom won't be in the agenda.
Originally posted by gpalmer That's a NICE combo. I heard it at our last Bay Area meet and it was very impressive. I wound up buying a Meridian 588 also, based on that listening session. I'm sure you're gonna love the combo!
Actually, reading your comments on it pushed me over the edge as far as a buying decision. That and even though I bought a Demo, I get the full warrenty from the dealer and Meridian.
Slimm, by any chance did he mention how he got 25' cables on the RS-1s? HeadRoom told me it wasn't possible when I tried to get with a cable longer than stock. It always struck me as very strange given the one off nature of the headphones that it couldn't be longer. I would have loved a 15 footer.
Originally posted by gpalmer Slimm, by any chance did he mention how he got 25' cables on the RS-1s? HeadRoom told me it wasn't possible when I tried to get with a cable longer than stock. It always struck me as very strange given the one off nature of the headphones that it couldn't be longer. I would have loved a 15 footer.
I haven't talked too much with him about the RS-1's, but if they actually have 25ft cables I'll give him a call and ask for you.
Definitely 20Ft Carda's cables on the 650's though.
Good high quality matched power cords, and an excellent balanced IC are mandatory. They don't necessarily need to be expensive, just high quality. Additionally, let it stay on ALL of the time. Mine never sounds quite right until its been cooking for at least 72 hours. Longer is better. Once it is powered down, and allowed to cool (though it doesn't get hot to the touch) you have to start all over again.
Additionally, I have had bad luck with running it through a Monster 5100 power filter. It seemed to compress the sound. I know this makes no sense from an electrical engineering standpoint, since it draws so little power, but that is what I hear.
Good luck. I'm glad to see one sell on the open market, as it sets a price for those that may eventually sell.