Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...
Apr 23, 2020 at 10:05 AM Post #25,276 of 34,669

n05ey

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Well, first time posting in this thread. Enjoying my gear so much at the moment I had to share...

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I have now raised the canton ergo 21's a little above the screen and working on some of the corner resonance, fine tuning my setup. Amp is an old JVC JR-S300. Working late tonight listening to Dream Theatre, Systematic Chaos on the hd250 linear II's and having a ball.
 
Apr 23, 2020 at 10:32 AM Post #25,277 of 34,669

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I haven’t visited this forum in quite some time so I thought I’d share a few pictures of my current station/work-from-home setup. The wife commandeered the dedicated office, so I had to set up shop in the basement/family room. I think I made the best of it, though! Hope everyone is healthy and staying safe.

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Strat, Two Rock, JHS soul food, ts10, Aqua Puss... MMMMM

John Mayer fan?
 
Apr 23, 2020 at 10:50 AM Post #25,278 of 34,669

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Apr 23, 2020 at 12:59 PM Post #25,279 of 34,669

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I told my wife I want (need!) a kitchen sofa. She looked at like I have three heads. :wink:
 
Apr 23, 2020 at 1:33 PM Post #25,280 of 34,669

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Such is audio and system matching. What cans do you have? I have open back planars mostly and the matrix is quite obvious. It says "Focus" on mine and fwiw the knob is super hard to turn so make sure its actually on. ALso I think I read a comparison where the impedence switch on my version was a more useful option than the original tube sound adjustments.

Interesting about the gain. My Dac has a DSD setting where 44.1 is converted to DSD sample rates. A side effect of that is that the level is 10db less. That said the other settings and other dacs I have had haven't been an issue. And IIRC my Focusrite AM2 has an output setting that is adjustable to something like 24dbv max. I recall setting it there and using it with the Hafler and no issues.. So I can't say I have experienced what you are talking about. If the Focusrite has an output that high, what kind of level does your dac send out??

Didn't know that about DSD. -10 dB is quite a loss. But IMS it wouldn't be a problem since the V281 (both as HP amp & preamp) can swing as much as +/- 14 dB.

My gain issues really start w/my DAC, an MHDT Labs Orchid (NOS). I love the sound, but the output voltage is "hot" -- 3.0 volts vs the nominal/typical 2 v for most DACs. That kind of bakes in a lot of gain. So when I use the Hafler (which more than the usual gain & no low/high gain adjustment) it's too much of a good thing...

My headphones include ZMF Aeolus, Eikon, Ori; HEX v2; Jupiter Audio Research's heavily modded HD650, the JAR650; Nighthawk Carbon; and Marantz MPH-2 (closed back).

I never actually tried the matrix w/my only open back planar du jour, HEX v2. Have to do that, just to see if it's more audible w/that.
 
Apr 24, 2020 at 12:53 AM Post #25,281 of 34,669

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Sony Pentaconn 4.4mm MUC-M12NB1 1.2m StarQuad OFC IEM Cable
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Sony NW-WM1Z Digital Audio Player (Japanese Tourist Edition) FW Jupiter301T1
 
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Apr 24, 2020 at 11:41 AM Post #25,284 of 34,669

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Desktop quarantine station.. :L3000: I continue to be enamored w/ the HPA4, easily one of the best amps I've used!

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Are you happy with the Lumin feeding the Benchmark stack? It's a U1 Mini, correct? This is a combination I've been thinking about a lot lately.
 
Apr 24, 2020 at 3:25 PM Post #25,287 of 34,669

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Dat aesthetic doe :heart_eyes:
Beautiful photo & work space. It certainly appears that you have an orderly mind...
Thanks!
Are you happy with the Lumin feeding the Benchmark stack? It's a U1 Mini, correct? This is a combination I've been thinking about a lot lately.
Yep U1 Mini, I think Lumin makes great streamers, I'm happy w/ the sound into the Benchmark. Using Roon but the Lumin app functions well too.
 
Apr 24, 2020 at 4:28 PM Post #25,288 of 34,669

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A quick pic before getting going on packing up the speaker rig for a move. Will have to “suffer” with just headphones for a couple months.

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Apr 24, 2020 at 6:01 PM Post #25,290 of 34,669

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Desktop quarantine station.. :L3000: I continue to be enamored w/ the HPA4, easily one of the best amps I've used!

VERY clean looking set-up. Didn't really stand out on my phone, but on my 32" monitor that is impressive!:thumbsup:
 

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