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  1. Oof. Given the magnitude of the imbalance, you may have changed (increased) the stator spacing when reassembling the driver. Just try assembling it again, but this time with some gentle pressure on the stators. A small wound should not induce such a large imbalance, nor will a little foreign matter. Another possibility is that the diaphragm was installed the wrong way... I'm not sure why it matters, but it sometimes does.
  2. I suppose it wouldn't be possible to make the bias voltage switchable?
  3. Holy shit. I think the EP507 was about half that price when I got my pair. I've heard nice things about Vesper audio, they are probably the nicest looking 3rd party earpads you can get. Its that or the adapter I guess.
  4. https://www.headamp.com/products/headamp-pico this, perhaps? There are so many IEM-friendly options nowadays. You don't actually need "negative gain", just a low gain option.
  5. Actually, if you adjust the voltage between GND and VCC to 800V or higher (the voltage between 200V and VCC/GND is around 500V at this point), the noise shifts beyond the human hearing range. Otherwise yes, they're really noisy. I'm using one for my transformer box - I can't hear any electrical or physical noise in its current configuration.
  6. Just buy this instead, much safer than working with mains. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001813099933.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.41dab88epLfUCK&algo_pvid=27a95d58-360c-4aa9-943c-1a8140972e4b&algo_expid=27a95d58-360c-4aa9-943c-1a8140972e4b-43&btsid=0b0a557016094939405453680e2d15&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_ Use a regulated 5V supply, and take the voltage between VCC (or GND, but VCC works better for me) and 200V as the bias (credit to Sajeev Ranasinghe (Nectar)).
  7. There are a few other pads that allegedly work with the 007, like Kennerton Audio's ECL-01 and ECL-02, and ZMF pads (I know someone using ZMF auteur pads on a pair of 007s). Have you tried any of these pads?
  8. https://www.head-fi.org/threads/headamp-grand-cayman-dht-electrostatic-amp.920536/ Whats this? :0
  9. How does it compare to your direct drive amps? and do you have the Lundahl transformers in this unit?
  10. I have tried equalizing using EqualizerAPO based on reference FR charts. It transformed my KSE1500 into a $5 earbud.
  11. Awesome, too bad I left Bangkok last week @chinsettawong: sorry for not visiting, have been busy practically every day for the last year.
  12. A KSE1500 desktop amp would be great
  13. I can imagine having some use for wireless, and I also really like the fact that it has word clock in/outs that I could use with my Lynx AES16. Any opinions on how they sound relative to each other would be nice, especially as an all-in-one solution.
  14. Does anyone happen to have any opinions about the ifi idsd pro, which is also a high-end (ish) wireless DAC? I'm interested in getting a good all-in-one solution that isn't enormous and heavy.
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