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Jun 1, 2021 at 6:45 PM Post #511 of 513

nlowran

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Agreed, I adore mine. They do well both with tubes and SS amps, too.

They are not perhaps the bargain a $400 pair of Elears are (ridiculous value/performance ratio, especially with upgraded cables and a good amp)- BUT for about a $1,000 pre-owned/mint condition you get a big chunk of Stellia performance AND better looks? Come on!

That said, some folks may take umbrage to the strong mid bass- but that’s part of the fun for many. The ZMF Atticus units that show up pre-owned disappear in minutes for a reason- and while I have never compared the Radiance to the Atticus, all listening notes indicate they are very, very similar in sound signature.
I haven't even amp'd them really yet just using my e1da doggle, I did do a little eq'ing to get rid of that weird mid shelf.
 
Jun 1, 2021 at 7:06 PM Post #512 of 513

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I haven't even amp'd them really yet just using my e1da doggle, I did do a little eq'ing to get rid of that weird mid shelf.
They will really take off with good amplification. Enjoy!
 
Jun 2, 2021 at 11:39 PM Post #513 of 513

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Trying out this cheap tube amp, the One Little Bear. It has this interesting extended bass signature and an over all more loose and relaxed sound. Not sure if it's a good thing, I'm new to tubes, but I like it. Also tried it as a preamp with the schiit Magni but it lost some of those interesting characteristics.

Paired with Dekoni hybrid pads.
 

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