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About K3cT

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    High Roller
  • Birthday 12/13/1988

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    Jakarta, Indonesia


  • Location
    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Interests
    Music, Traveling, Reading and Eating
  • Occupation
    Chemical Engineer!
  • Hobbies
    Music, Cooking, Traveling, Reading
  • Headphones
    Sennheiser HD800S, FitEar MH334
  • Headphone Amps
    AMB 3-ch β22, AMB CKKIII
  • Sources
    AR-T Legato transport, Parasound D/AC-1100HD modded w/ cetoole's discrete I/V and analog stage
  • Other Audio Gear
    Sony NWZ-A818, LG Nexus 5

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  1. K3cT

    Audio-GD R2R15

    The Chinese keep getting better and better at this R2R thing... heard the Holo Spring not too long ago and it was also seriously awesome. A nice alternative if one finds the Yggdrasil too aggressive.
  2. K3cT

    The State of DACSES

    I just heard the Holo Audio Spring DAC and it's definitely the real deal. I'm just not sure which version it is because the unit doesn't have the Kitsune branding and the owner said that he bought it from HK. Overall performance is in the same ballpark as the Schiit Yggdrasil but is less aggressive and has a sweeter tone. The DAC seems to "enhance" human vocal and I happen to like the colouration but YMMV. The Holo is definitely nice if you have a somewhat bright system and wants to tune it down.
  3. K3cT

    Soekris DAC1541

    It's not so clear from the pictures but I think it's possible to flash homebrew filters developed for the DIY 1021 into this unit right?
  4. K3cT

    The State of DACSES

    I still use a modded Parasound 1100HD with cetoole's boards that I bought here all those years back as my main DAC. I had recapped the whole thing and put in some genuine K-grade chips as per Filburt's recommendations. It still can stand toe-to-toe against a Gungnir Multibit which is not bad for an ancient relic.
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    Sennheiser HD 800 Redux

    The HD800S sound a tad warmer to me.
  6. K3cT

    Sennheiser HD 800 Redux

    The original helmhotz resonator that tries to mimic the HD800S' as outlined in the Inner Fidelity article is definitely the most effective mod to kill the treble spike but without altering too much of the HD800's original sound. If I were to do it all over again I would just stick with the plain old HD800 and install this mod since to my ears they sound 97% the same as the HD800S.
  7. K3cT

    Mr Speakers Ether/Ether-C

    I'm curious about the Flow, I hope it fixes the bass problems that the original Ether (open) had where the bottom octave is completely missing. I also hope that the QC is more consistent as well because I'm 95% sure that the 4 or so pairs I heard sound slightly different from one to another. That being said, the tonality of these Ether cans is amazing and to me is the perfect antidote for people who like the HD800/S voicing but find them too bright or sterile.
  8. K3cT

    Stax L700

    Tried these in Singapore Can Jam. Still sounds bright and bass-light but much more tolerable unlike the SR-507 or SR-404LE, the LNS is still the best Lambda for sure.
  9. K3cT

    New HiFiMAN headphones

    Sounds like HiFiMan is trying to emulate the electrostatic sound but the execution is not there yet. Your description really reminds me of an under-driven SR-007 MK2. Still, at least it's not a bright, aggressive type that seems to be their house sound.
  10. K3cT

    New HiFiMAN headphones

    Does the HE-1000 sound closer to an electrostatic or electrodynamic type? I think we can all agree that most if not all planar magnetic sound like the latter.
  11. K3cT

    New HiFiMAN headphones

    I hope the HE-1000 is not too bright or aggressive like the HE-560 and HE-6.
  12. K3cT

    Astell&Kern stuff

    The strangest thing of course is they're selling like hot cakes. I guess adopting the Apple model of making their DAPs look slick coupled with a snappy and intuitive user interface (still the best amongst audiophile DAPs out there) work well for them.
  13. K3cT

    Schiit Yggdrasil

    Use kerosene, it's effective for cleaning plastic polymers.
  14. K3cT

    Schiit Yggdrasil

    I haven't browsed HF in a while but apparently R-2R DAC is in vogue now? I still use a Parasound 1100HD that has been upgraded with cetoole's secret sauce, I'd wonder how it compares with a modern implementation like the Yggdrasil.
  15. K3cT

    Beta 22 Question

    I find increasing the quiescent current of the output device from amb's recommendation of 120 - 160 to around 180mA helps warming up the sound.