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  1. I suppose it wouldn't be possible to make the bias voltage switchable?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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)).
  6. 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?
  7. https://www.head-fi.org/threads/headamp-grand-cayman-dht-electrostatic-amp.920536/ Whats this? :0
  8. How does it compare to your direct drive amps? and do you have the Lundahl transformers in this unit?
  9. I have tried equalizing using EqualizerAPO based on reference FR charts. It transformed my KSE1500 into a $5 earbud.
  10. Awesome, too bad I left Bangkok last week @chinsettawong: sorry for not visiting, have been busy practically every day for the last year.
  11. A KSE1500 desktop amp would be great
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. ..and somewhat drier to my ears. (take my impressions with grain of salt since I didn't have them side by side) What electrolytic caps?
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