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The Altmann Tera Player - Thread

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by musicday, May 1, 2014.
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  1. tgdinamo
    You will be blown away with how these sound with Tera. Just make sure you burn them in and not judge them as soon as you receive them. I have been burning mine in for about 5 days now and it's incredible how much better they sound then when I first tried them after unpacking (so I have over 100 hours now and my understanding is they will still continue to improve towards 300 hours).
  2. Tera Girl
    Nice! I like to justify these high-end purchases with thoughts like, 'This will provide me years of audio pleasure. $1,450 comes out to about $3.97 a day over the course of a year. Isn't it worth $3.97 to listen to the best possible sound each day?' Heh heh heh!!!
  3. Tera Girl
    I read AnakChan's review of the Ref 1s here: http://www.head-fi.org/products/tralucent-audio-ref-1/reviews/11061#comments-title
    He said the isolation was, "Due to the light seal and the vented port, isolation is average for my fit." How do you feel about their isolation? I live in NYC and have to contend with loud street noise and subways. Do you think I'll get along ok with the Ref 1's isolation? I need a solid seal.
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  4. flymetothemoon

    I did use the Ref. 1 on commuting and found it has resonalble seal.
  5. tgdinamo
    I primarily use 1plus2 and now Ref 1 while traveling to work - this means NJ Transit, NYC subways, and also walking the NYC streets and have no problem with isolation.
    However, you may have to spend some time experimenting with tips - took me almost a month of trying various things until I found a combination that works well for me with my 1plus2  (one large tip and one medium tip in my case) - good thing is that those same tips now work well for Ref 1 which is basically identical build/shape as 1plus2.
  6. Tera Girl
    Great! Thanks guys!
  7. Rumpelstiltskin

    The above from:
    tera player with affordable IEM - Page 2
    Thought you Guys might be interested.
    I've also read and heard from fellow Head-Fi members that the JVC FX-850 'woodies' play exceptionally well with the TP.
  8. flymetothemoon
    Great and thanks
  9. tgdinamo
    I remember that post when I was first looking at phones for Tera.
    Ended up buying Klipsch, Yuin, and Koss from that list.
    Later on I added Hifiman RE-600 and Beyer DT-1350.
    It's funny how this works - I thought most of these were fine with Tera, but that was before I bought 1plus2 - after that I literally stopped using all of the above (and now only using Ref 1).
    If I had to rank all phones I have for Tera in terms of SQ this is the order:
    X10 < DT-1350 < RE-600 < PK1 < PortaPro < 1plus2 < Ref 1.
    And I think 1plus2 and Ref 1 really stand out far above the rest.
  10. Rumpelstiltskin
    That's cool. I'm about to join the TP club and have the 1Plus2 with uBer.
    Can't wait.
  11. flymetothemoon
    Tera, Ref.1, Uber
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  12. Tera Girl
    flymetothemoon, I know you prefer the Uber cables over the stock silver/gold however if I buy the Ref 1s I will use the stock. I'm ashamed to admit I am a little shy about getting the stock cables once someone like yourself (who seems to know audio) recommends a different cable. I guess I just need to get over my insecurity about it and be assured that Gavin knows what he's doing and that I'd be happy with what I get!

  13. Tera Girl

    The Tera was life-changing for me as far as listening to music goes. I hope it's the same for you.
  14. flymetothemoon
    Don't carry this in mind...your new stock silver/gold will serve you well.  
    I just brought out the silver and will use it for the next few days in the office with the Tera.  I've been using uber/balanced with AK240 for a while and now refresh myself a bit back to the Tera/Ref.1 combo.  
  15. Mimouille
    To me the best pairing with the Tera is the Spiral Ear SE5. Then comes the 1plus2. I haven't tried my Ref1 yet as it has a 2.5 jack and I am waiting for an adapter.
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