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I would not have expected a gradual transition to speaker listening instead of headphones but it's happening for me. The best part is Odyssey is definitely up to the task. In the design phase of the amp, I did ask that it be able to drive headphones and speakers for nearfield listening well. With 20 watts @ 8 ohms in UL mode, it drive these Axis Voicebox S at 83 dB and 5 ohms very well.

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I would not have expected a gradual transition to speaker listening instead of headphones but it's happening for me. The best part is Odyssey is definitely up to the task. In the design phase of the amp, I did ask that it be able to drive headphones and speakers for nearfield listening well. With 20 watts @ 8 ohms in UL mode, it drive these Axis Voicebox S at 83 dB and 5 ohms very well.

Is it time to conscript a pair of Altec “Voice of the Theatre” as near-field monitors?…
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Is it time to conscript a pair of Altec “Voice of the Theatre” as near-field monitors?…

Won't have room for that ! Odyssey driving Axis as WW2 documentary on Netflix unfold before my eyes and ears. Pearl Harbour, Battle of Midway, Stalingrad, Normandy - Invasion day !!! All too real and only 70 years ago. The world today would have been different had some of those events turn out differently.
 
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I have an audition of LCD5 at Addicted To Audio next Sat. Bringing Odyssey is out of the question though because I am allocated only 30 minutes. 😀
 
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I have an audition of LCD5 at Addicted To Audio next Sat. Bringing Odyssey is out of the question though because I am allocated only 30 minutes. 😀
Hopefully you can audition LCD5 in a quiet environment. It is still as open back as any LCD before. Nevertheless, I am curious to know what is your impression toward LCD5 from an owner of LCD4!
 
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I have an audition of LCD5 at Addicted To Audio next Sat. Bringing Odyssey is out of the question though because I am allocated only 30 minutes. 😀
You need a frame of reference that you know already has synergy with your existing systems.
Bring your fav headphones (as your"frame of reference") with you to compare..
Otherwise, your opportunity is missed.
 
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You need a frame of reference that you know already has synergy with your existing systems.
Bring your fav headphones (as your"frame of reference") with you to compare..
Otherwise, your opportunity is missed.

I'll be bringing LCD5 twins but I am only allocated 30 mins so I'll spend 25 mins on LCD5 and 5 mins on LCD4 because I know LCD4 like a Pa bear knows his cubs !

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The best sounding setup is already here to my ears. :ksc75smile: He1000se and LCD4 are like chalk and cheese. After 2 weeks with LCD4, I swap back to He1000se and the Red Sea parted.... literally. I love both headphones and power by Odyssey, I have found what I am looking for.

But I will only bring one headphone to audition with LCD5. Maybe none because it's too distracting trying to listen to 2 headphones in a 30 minutes timeframe. Besides I know how these 2 headphones sound by the back of my hands. I know their DNA.

However something strange also happen. I'm getting back my HD800 and have placed an order for the HD800S. When I heard the HD800 with Odyssey last week, it's like meeting the Pale Rider. Wonderful and deadly.

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I'll be bringing LCD5 twins but I am only allocated 30 mins so I'll spend 25 mins on LCD5 and 5 mins on LCD4 because I know LCD4 like a Pa bear knows his cubs !

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That's me on the left and @UntilThen on the right in case anybody was wondering. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
 
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I am pretty happy with my current set up with both CD player and Audirvana 😄😄. One big important lesson here, the quality of our power supply is often overlooked and yet it is essential to the whole sound quality of a system!
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Here's a special type Oblivion! It has 12AX7 input and 6P19S output tubes. 6P19S are great tubes but are mainly used here, instead of EL81's for height restrictions. As you can see this Oblivion is low profile with a different chassis than normally. Sounds really good, I'm happy with it and I hope the customer will be as well :)

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Here's a special type Oblivion! It has 12AX7 input and 6P19S output tubes. 6P19S are great tubes but are mainly used here, instead of EL81's for height restrictions. As you can see this Oblivion is low profile with a different chassis than normally. Sounds really good, I'm happy with it and I hope the customer will be as well :)







Any sound impression? Perhaps Tomas can describe the difference sonically in compare to the original Oblivion? 😄. Is this transformerless? It looks a bit smaller than the first Oblivion.
 
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Any sound impression? Perhaps Tomas can describe the difference sonically in compare to the original Oblivion? 😄. Is this transformerless? It looks a bit smaller than the first Oblivion.
It sounds basically like the standard Oblivion. The original schematic is the same with some changes to accommodate the different tubes. The transformers are on the inside. Chassis is a little deeper but not as wide as the stock Oblivion.
It was somewhat of a challenge to build but fun!
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Here's a special type Oblivion! It has 12AX7 input and 6P19S output tubes. 6P19S are great tubes but are mainly used here, instead of EL81's for height restrictions. As you can see this Oblivion is low profile with a different chassis than normally. Sounds really good, I'm happy with it and I hope the customer will be as well :)

Interesting ! Been away for a while and things are happening here. :)
 
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Odyssey has a new partner. Denon DP-47f in mint condition. Playing Bruce Springsteen 'Dancing in the dark'.

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