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  1. purk

    The Headcase Stax thread

    I don't have them any more but I found them a little laid back and airy. However, they don't have much bass or sense of impact even from better amplifiers such as the BHSE or T2 or the Aristaeus. Still a very good sound, just not to the L700 to my ears.
  2. purk

    The Headcase Stax thread

    They aren't bad but I prefer my Lambda Pro and definitely the L700 to it.
  3. purk

    The Headcase Stax thread

    Koss usually will have a Black Friday sales at 50% off. I bought my ESP950 for $500 with full accessories a few years back.
  4. purk

    Sony WM1A and microSD

    Given that you don't need a DAC and the added functionality including the remote control...that'a great deal at the price. You may find the attack a little soft compared to the like of SuSy Dynalo Mini, but the soundstage including image are better. Everything else is a toss up. You can use a silver usb cable to tighten up the sound a little bit. The included walkman cable is good but you can do a lot better.
  5. purk

    Happy Birthday johnwmclean!

    Have a great birthday John!
  6. purk

    The Headcase Stax thread

    I want to own the SRM-D50 all the sudden.
  7. purk

    Mjolnir Audio Dynalo 2 , just bought it.

    I would go with the Sennheiser HD-800S in balanced. It's a great match with any SuSy Dynalo design.
  8. purk

    Sony WM1A and microSD

    It's a beautiful unit indeed. Footprint wise, its more of a half rack size making it very desktop friendly. Sony did a beautiful job with chassis including paint job. It is one heavy beast and is a dream to use. Sadly, u can only listen to one output at a time and u can't use DAC out while listening to headphones. All inputs and outputs are relay based switching. I think you can find a slightly used unit under $1600. And yes, the unit works well with DSD playback.
  9. purk

    Sony WM1A and microSD

    As long as you don't pay full price for the TA-ZH1ES, I think it is a great deal. Build quality is top notch and is second to none and it comes with a remote control. You can use it as a DAC as well as a pre-amp (though don't expect top flight performance here). Sound wise in balanced, it is lush, warm, and bassy with excellent soundstage both width and depth. The downside is it can be a tad soft around the edge and not able to produce the same attack and dynamics punch compared to better dynamic amp such as the GS-X MKII. If you already have a great great DAC, you may want to wait and get Justin's new GS-1 MKII or contact Doug and buy the ECP T4. Still, I love the TA-ZH1ES with the HD800 and I reckon that you will like it a lot with the Clear as well. The tuning may prove too warm for the HD650 though. I personally like it better than the Senn HDVD-800 and the Questyle DAC/amp units that I have tried. Don't forget that this is an ES unit, so 5-year warranty comes standard. I heard Doug T4 prototype and it was on par with the GS-X MKII for $1000 less.
  10. purk

    Sony WM1A and microSD

    What's your main headphones and I do have the TA-ZH1ES.
  11. purk

    Sony WM1A and microSD

    Do you like it better than the Q5 sound wise?
  12. purk

    Sony WM1A and microSD

    Glad you are having a good time with it. Are you driving the Senn in balanced? If not, I suggest you give it a try.
  13. purk

    Happy Birthday postjack!

    Have a great birthday!!
  14. purk

    Sony WM1A and microSD

    Enjoy the 1A. It is a great do it all device. Do try a full-sized headphones with them. I have the 1Z and it does a good job with the HD800.
  15. purk

    Sony WM1A and microSD

    You can format on your computer as exfat then simply insert the card into the WM1A and then remove it. All you have left to do is drag and drop your content to the "music" folder. I recommend using a card reader to transfer your music due to much higher transfer speed compared to via the player. Transfer rate via Walkman will max around 30 mb/s.