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Feliks-Audio EUFORIA - A Wolf in "Sheep's" Clothing...

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by hypnos1, Jan 9, 2017.
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  1. UntilThen
    LJ, thanks for responding. I was hoping you would and give your take on Gumby and Yggy. Good to hear from someone who has actual lengthy experience with them.

    I don't have the NAD M51. It's the NAD d1050 that I have, hence I'm looking for an upgrade. I think you have just convince me to go for Gumby. Don't think I need the Yggy.

    Based on your info on Mike Moffat's impending DDC, I might just hold off on those gadgets and use plain vanilla USB straight from the iMac or PC. I was toying about buying the Schiit Wyred or even the Singxer SU-1 but I will now wait and see what new DDC Schiit will produce.
     
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  2. richard89
    Will definitely look into. Thanks.
     
  3. pctazhp
    If you buy Gumby I think that will make you the Leader of the Schiit Pack among Euforia owners, so congratulations :gs1000smile:

    I'm also keeping an outlook for the Schiit DDC. It seems to me that if Mike believes USB is such a bad input on his DACs that Schiit should come up with a way to deal with that for those of us who primarily get our music from sources like Tidal HD.

     
  4. UntilThen
    If I get a Gumby, I want no shite jokes. :ksc75smile:

    For all you know there already might be someone who owns Euforia with a Yggy. After all there is someone who owns Elise with a Metrum Pavane.
     
  5. pctazhp
    One of life's great imponderables I may never know !!!
     
  6. UntilThen
    Death, taxes and upgrades are certainties in life. So it's ok if you blow a couple of hundred grands. Just put it on the tax returns.

    Where did you start from in your head-fi system? For me it's this tiny thing that had a tube on it. This and my Beyer DT880 250 ohms. Still had the Aune.

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  7. pctazhp
    I also started with that Aune, along with a Senn HD598, and still have both. Next upgrade was this: https://smile.amazon.com/Bravo-Audi...494254938&sr=8-1&keywords=ocean+headphone+amp

    Then Little Dot Mk IV SE, where I met H1, and the rest is history.
     
  8. mordy
    I started with the Little Dot MKIII after reading a review in Stereophile Magazine by Sam Tellig. I still have it, but one channel got fried by a shorted out tube (caused by a faulty adapter).
    Found the Head Fi Little Dot thread and met a lot of great guys. Had a lot of fun modding and trying out many goofy tubes (in Oskari's language) and really learned a lot.
    Once some of the guys moved up to the Elise, based on h1's recommendations, I followed, and bought Elise #9. And now I have moved up in life, and am the proud owner of Euforia #8.
    The wild mods and Frankenstein set-ups are gone, replaced by truly great sounding 4-tube combinations, but I do miss those days of outrageous exploration, excitement and fun......
    And on a philosophical note, I do notice that there is a movement now on this thread towards musical perfection with costs climbing fast. As far as I am concerned personally, I will stay with just musical enjoyment. I am happy with what I have - no doubt there is better, but what I have is good enough to thoroughly enjoy.
     
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  9. pctazhp
    I would never begrudge anyone choosing to spend their own money on whatever brings them pleasure. But in audio there certainly can be significant expense coupled with a fair amount of risk. It is difficult to audition and compare different equipment at home (be it amps, power conditioners and reconditioners, DACs, decrapifiers, headphones and especially tubes), which for me is usually the only way I'm totally comfortable evaluating choices.

    I certainly remember the heady Frankenstein days - gone, not forgotten and (at least by me) not missed.

    Sometimes improvements for me can occur unexpectedly based on what I read here. About a year ago I bought an Audioquest Jitterbug. For reasons I don't remember, it didn't stay in my system long. With talk here recently of "dirty" USB data, I inserted it back in between my PC and DAC. It does seem to clean up some grunge and provide a quieter background and better imaging, with a possible slight reduction in musicality but I can't be certain of that.
     
  10. pctazhp
    Just heard from Lukasz. My Euforia shipped last week and has arrived in New York. YAAAAAHY :L3000:
     
  11. UntilThen
    Congrats Pct. I remember my excitement waiting for it. Remember to be careful with the tubes. The sockets are really tight.
     
  12. connieflyer
    I started out with the Garage1217 Ember, with dual 7193 tubes and the Senheiser 380HDphones, changed to 6sn7 tube, liked that, bought Elise number 50 and Senn 650.700's then the 800, then bought Euforia number 5. I think I am good for awhile
     
  13. pctazhp
    Thanks UT. The package is now in the hands of the US postal service. I just hope they don't decide to send it by way of the Panama Canal.

    And thanks for reminder about the tubes. I had already forgotten about that.

    PS. I see they have now eliminated the All and Unread thing from the upper right hand corner. Just great ((((
     
  14. pctazhp
    OK. So I see the Subscribed Threads up on the menu. It does take 2 clicks to see all subscribed threads, but no big deal. Can now search the thread through the search window. Good. Still can't see who is here, but maybe in the future.
     
  15. mordy
    Hi pct,

    Congrats on your new amp! You'll have it shortly - my Elise is sitting silently in a corner since the Euforia arrived....
     
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