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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
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    ecp audio

    I know that the 3F is made for Focal, but how does the Senn HD800 do on it?
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    Hifiman Jade II

    The L700 + 353X gotta be a much better purchase.
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    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

    Have a great thanksgiving everybody!
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    RIP some fuck or another

    My condolences, Wayne and Antonio.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    Seem like a better designed product than the Koss ESP950. Koss offers a lifetime warranty though.
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    Happy Birthday Dusty!

    Have a great birthday Dusty!
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    Stax SRM-T8000

    Justin told me that the 353X is a re-worked SRM717, so it should sound very decent right?
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    I'm not going to overpay for the SR009...when I can get them used for around $2500 now.....sadly I paid $3800 for mine a few years back. Some of us even paid $5500ish back when the US economy was tanking.
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    RIP some fuck or another

    Very sad news. My deepest condolence to you and your family, Craig.
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    Thanks Bjorn. It just can't be better than the 800S or 800 for that matter given that those enclosure and driver were meant for an open design to begin with.
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    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.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    They aren't bad but I prefer my Lambda Pro and definitely the L700 to it.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Happy Birthday johnwmclean!

    Have a great birthday John!
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    The Headcase Stax thread

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