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Everything posted by purk

  1. I owned the Utopia for a year before selling it. I love nearly everything about especially how dynamic sounding it was, but the size of the soundstage really bother me at the end and decided to go back to the SDR mod HD800. YMMV.
  2. I would get a used GS-1 and upgrade the old dynalo boards to Dynalo plus over the Gilmore Lite M2 with the brick power supply. Justin charged me $200 for them and the overall tone is warmer which should match a little better with the Utopia. You can also buy the GL2 and find a used Headroom DPS power supply instead of using the supplied brick psu for better sound. Best is to go with the GSX-mini or Doug ECP DSHA-3F to improve upon the smallish soundstage.
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    Kaldas Research

    Have you sent one of these to Wachara? I plan to visit him while in BKK...so might just want to check it out.
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    Happy Birthday Justin!

    Happy Birthday, Justin...take a day off from building the GSX mini!
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    Is it open for a tour?
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    Happy Birthday Brent!

    Happy Birthday Brent! I was just up in your old area last week for a friend of mine Iron Man event.
  7. Yes, Justin did confirm it and I did try it and hear good improvements. The Astrodyne PSU is also another one that you could try over the supplied brick PSU for noticeable improvement. https://www.musicdirect.com/equipment/headroom-astrodyne-power-supply
  8. You can make it better if you can find a Headroom DPS power supply to power the Lite MKII instead of the brick. I spent about a week with the GSX mini and it was fantastic sounding with wide-range of different headphones.
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    Happy Birthday Ari!

    Happy Birthday!
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    The Multi Amp aka Dynalo Mk2

    He/She will love it Chris. Hard to beat the Mini Dynalo. I have the GSX Mini on loan from Justin and I'm splitting hair to hear difference. Thank you so much for making one for me.
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    Happy Birthday mulveling

    Have a wonderful birthday to my good friend Mike! 40 at last!
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    Happy Birthday Doug!

    Have a great birthday as well Doug!
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    Hifiman Jade II

    Give them two weeks. And yeah, it will be more expensive and equally dangerous.
  14. another vote for Mjolnir-Audio! The KGSSHV is the sweet spot!
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    Kaldas Research

    I'm excited for you as well.
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    Atlanta Audio Club Annual Meet - May 5, 2019

    You really should John. It has been too long since we last meet. I personally think the GS-X mini will be quite stellar. I'm sure Doug either will attend or send loaner amps to TomB. Would be neat to finally hear the ECP T4 and ECP DSHA-3F. @ Brent, We sure miss your presence man. Maybe you can get Fitz to join us at the meet again. I also miss him.
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    Atlanta Audio Club Annual Meet - May 5, 2019

    Thanks John. Hoping for another great meet! I will be attending as usual. Headamp will also be there!
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    Sony WM1A and microSD

    Glad you are liking it. I hope you did get it for a good price. I think the DAC is an after thought however. Wish the line level out is always active though.
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    Fuck in snow

    no snow here in Atlanta. Just about 6-inch of rain by the end of this week. I really want a snow day.
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    Sony WM1A and microSD

    I think the GS-X Mini would be a great choice for the Utopia. As good as the ZH1ES is, it isn't as transparent as the GS-X / or the mini Dynalo that I have. Less dynamic sounding too. However, you can buy the ZH1ES used for less than $1500 and you are about 85-90% there to the GSX Mini and you don't need to get another DAC. If you need a cheap but very good DAC, I highly recommended the SMSL SU-8 1.2 version DAC. For $250 off Amazon, it offers a really good sound for cheap. No harshness that I could detect either.
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    Sony WM1A and microSD

    How about the GSX - mini?
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    Sony WM1A and microSD

    Yes, I have. The ZH1ES is a solid upgrade in term of sound quality from my WM1Z and you should see the sonic benefits on your Utopia as well John. I found the ZH1ES to have considerably better soundstage depth and width compared to my 1Z. The presentation on the ES amplifier is more laid back and also warmer than that of the WM1A and 1A so it should work in favor of the Utopia. With that said, the best I have heard the Utopia was actually out of my GSX-MKI with Dynalo Plus module installed.
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    What are you listening to Part the Third

    40 Trips Around the Sun in 24/96. Just bought it 15 mins ago. Excellent remastering.
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    Hifiman Jade II

    Or whenever they decide to release Jade II SE