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When is your official opening? Would like to try out some empire ears

We started operations yesterday as a soft opening. Official opening is 1st June.

And good news: Zeus R demo unit is here.
 
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I got my Zeus-R back from Empire today! Glad to have them back as I've missed them quite a bit. A little sad that the build isn't as perfect as before though. You can tell that the faceplate was taken off and put back on.
 
On the other hand, the sound is definitely a change. The midrange isn't quite as forward as it was before on the original Zeus. I find that I have to turn the volume up a few more ticks to get the same sort of midrange magic that the original Zeus had. Luckily for me, I don't listen at particularly high volumes so this isn't a problem at all for me. The midrange of the Zeus remains wonderfully musical.
 
The original Zeus had a very natural sense of openness which I praised highly. The Zeus-R actually improves upon that a bit. In addition, the overall separation and precision of the imaging is improved a fair degress as well. 
 
To top it all off, the Zeus-R hisses a bit less with my LPG. Still has some, but very managable at this point. I was willing to live with the hiss because the Zeus-LPG was such a fantastic pairing, but with the Zeus-R, the hiss is pretty much insubstantial when music is playing.
 
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I finally picked mine up after playing tag for several days with FedEx.

The R seems more balanced with greater transparency and clarity. I'm really digging the change and its fitting my preferences quite nicely.
 
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We started operations yesterday as a soft opening. Official opening is 1st June.

And good news: Zeus R demo unit is here.
 
I'll be heading down soon, bro. Save a spot for me. 

 
And, congrats on the new location!
 
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  I got my Zeus-R back from Empire today! Glad to have them back as I've missed them quite a bit. A little sad that the build isn't as perfect as before though. You can tell that the faceplate was taken off and put back on.
 
On the other hand, the sound is definitely a change. The midrange isn't quite as forward as it was before on the original Zeus. I find that I have to turn the volume up a few more ticks to get the same sort of midrange magic that the original Zeus had. Luckily for me, I don't listen at particularly high volumes so this isn't a problem at all for me. The midrange of the Zeus remains wonderfully musical.
 
The original Zeus had a very natural sense of openness which I praised highly. The Zeus-R actually improves upon that a bit. In addition, the overall separation and precision of the imaging is improved a fair degress as well. 
 
To top it all off, the Zeus-R hisses a bit less with my LPG. Still has some, but very managable at this point. I was willing to live with the hiss because the Zeus-LPG was such a fantastic pairing, but with the Zeus-R, the hiss is pretty much insubstantial when music is playing.
 
PM sent. We'll definitely take care of it. 
 
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HE HAS COME BACK FROM THE DEAD!!!!!
 
 
Sorry for the delay fellas! Things have just been absolutely nuts over here. Despite terrible allergies and a very bad cold i'm still powering through the massive workload. We're going through numerous transitions, one of which will include a new website with a live builder (finally). I'll make the official announcement for the Zeus-R shortly and the tour should commence shortly. I definitely haven't forgotten about you guys, as you all are the ones keeping me busy 

 
Besides that all is well! (Well....kinda, preparing for a slander lawsuit/new product launch/updates/new website/moving/kickstarter/new technology that doesn't make the Olympus series obsolete/etc/etc/etc)
 
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Besides that all is well! (Well....kinda, preparing for a slander lawsuit/new product launch/updates/new website/moving/kickstarter/new technology that doesn't make the Olympus series obsolete/etc/etc/etc)
 
Ugh lawsuits. Those are terrible. I've been involved in one for over a year now and it's just a nightmare of a headache. I hope all goes well for you guys. Everything else in that list sounds super exciting.
 
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Ugh lawsuits. Those are terrible. I've been involved in one for over a year now and it's just a nightmare of a headache. I hope all goes well for you guys. Everything else in that list sounds super exciting.
 
Yeah fun times indeed. Some people really have nothing better to do but you know what they say about haters, they're your biggest fans. 
 I hope your case gets sorted out soon brother man and thanks!
So in other words, everything is normal?
 
Haha! Exactly!
 
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Sorry for the delay fellas! Things have just been absolutely nuts over here. Despite terrible allergies and a very bad cold i'm still powering through the massive workload. We're going through numerous transitions, one of which will include a new website with a live builder (finally). I'll make the official announcement for the Zeus-R shortly and the tour should commence shortly. I definitely haven't forgotten about you guys, as you all are the ones keeping me busy 

 
Besides that all is well! (Well....kinda, preparing for a slander lawsuit/new product launch/updates/new website/moving/kickstarter/new technology that doesn't make the Olympus series obsolete/etc/etc/etc)
Hang in there buddy, you know the big guy never gives you more than you can handle so just remember that and carry on, focus on the positive. 
 
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  Hang in there buddy, you know the big guy never gives you more than you can handle so just remember that and carry on, focus on the positive. 
 
Thanks man and amen to that!!!
 

 
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