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  1. Happy birthday and u need this t-shirt!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. purk

    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.
  5. Happy Birthday, Justin...take a day off from building the GSX mini!
  6. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Have a wonderful birthday to my good friend Mike! 40 at last!
  11. Have a great birthday as well Doug!
  12. Give them two weeks. And yeah, it will be more expensive and equally dangerous.
  13. another vote for Mjolnir-Audio! The KGSSHV is the sweet spot!
  14. purk

    Kaldas Research

    I'm excited for you as well.
  15. 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.
  16. Thanks John. Hoping for another great meet! I will be attending as usual. Headamp will also be there!
  17. 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.
  18. no snow here in Atlanta. Just about 6-inch of rain by the end of this week. I really want a snow day.
  19. 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.
  20. 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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