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Jan 24, 2021 at 3:13 AM Post #6,331 of 11,810

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There's something about these Dekoni Fenestrated Sheepskin pads that is really bringing out the Hammond organ in all the classic rock I'm listening to and I'm loving it.
 
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Just placed an order for a set of the fenestrated dekoni! Thanks for the impressions guys. My main reason for wanting to change is the stock pads feel a bit "itchy" after a while..
 
Jan 24, 2021 at 2:19 PM Post #6,337 of 11,810

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True, although those are B stock pads with an original price of $80. They may also be slightly smaller than the Susvara pads, but I'd agree there's likely a small price premium simply due to the luxury nature of the Susvara.
 
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I have the Dave and mScaler for a few more days. Will do some testing before I return them. But from a short trial a few days ago, my preference was dave+phoenix > dave alone.

I have not yet tried:
Dave+phoenix vs Dave/mscaler
Phoenix+mscaler+Dave
 
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I have the Dave and mScaler for a few more days. Will do some testing before I return them. But from a short trial a few days ago, my preference was dave+phoenix > dave alone.

I have not yet tried:
Dave+phoenix vs Dave/mscaler
Phoenix+mscaler+Dave
ummm
I have great opportunity to get one of these at a great price. Trying to decide
 
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That’s a difficult question. I have a Dave, M-scaler, Zenith Mk3, and the Phoenix. Gun to head, I’m choosing the Phoenix.

However, the m-scaler is great. My dealer thought that if you have the Phoenix, you don’t need the m-scaler (I don’t necessarily think that way though). On the other hand, Chord folks (Rob) think the Phoenix is unnecessary and the m-scaler is the way to go. So, everybody is all over the place...hahaha

Sorry, I know that’s not much help
 
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...Dekoni Elite Fenestrated Sheepskin pads on my Susvara yesterday as well!
Detail retrieval, previously outstanding, seemed to increase to otherworldly.
Definitely agreeing with this, noticeably better...these are really worth trying. I have been noticing having to turn the volume down, so maybe a bit too much detail. On the other hand, I could definitely use the encouragement to turn down the volume and this gives me more detail at less volume, so maybe a good trade-off.
 
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Definitely agreeing with this, noticeably better...these are really worth trying. I have been noticing having to turn the volume down, so maybe a bit too much detail. On the other hand, I could definitely use the encouragement to turn down the volume and this gives me more detail at less volume, so maybe a good trade-off.
NICE! Oh well, the cost of pads is pocket change compared to most anything audio.

Too bad, for a big $ hp, HM didn't use a better system for attaching the pads.
 

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