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    Watches

    Shit, Jacob looks like my doppelganger!
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    Pass Labs discussion

    I find the price to be a bit high for a SMPS powered 7Wpc amp which goes over 1% THD at 2W. It's a decent training kit for a first project or just finding out how amps function theory wise.
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    SRL300 Limited

    Utopia is grossly overpriced for what it is sound wise. If you like stats and can get them for significantly cheaper, then go for it!
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    Speaker Porn

    Generally yeah. But you need to keep in mind magnet material - ferrite will always be bigger and heavier.
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    Dynalo Mini enclosure group buy

    I'm with @Kerry on this one - can't see much sense in PCB screws, if it's well fastened to the back panel. Great work overall!
  6. So, how's the sound?
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    Dynalo Mini enclosure group buy

    Paid. Thanks!
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    Not Tuned, Characterless, Boring To listen Speaker System

    How low do you want the system to go? It's surprisingly easy to find studio mains 2nd hand, because many large studios are closing down these days. Also what's room's gonna be like? There's no system brilliant enough to not be rendered mediocre by crappy room acoustics. As for DAC's, I'd very much recommend the new RME ADI-2 Pro DAC. RME makes rock solid gear and ADI-2 Pro both versions finally add crazy good sound to that. And 5 band parametric EQ to fight room problems.
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    Sennheiser HE-1

    Had some time with the old and new Orphies. Didn't mind the new one too much, wasn't unbearably bright, so they haven't pulled a HD800. The old one had considerably more brightness. Listened to Stax 007 Mk II at the same day and I'm not sure if I was missing much from that combo compared to the 50k one.
  10. Looks nice. Even for a bass amp (if it ends up not being the second coming) it's a pretty good price.
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    Focal Elear Headphone

    In my opinion the aggressive sound signature is mostly owed to an upper mid suckout which gives an impression that the headphone sounds quiet, while the actual SPL is pretty high. So you have to really crank it so it feels right. The upper mid suckout is the Fec...erm Focal house tuning. I don't mind it too much, but it can be dangerous as it makes you expose your ears to higher SPL's.
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    Speaker Porn

    My idea was running Reaper to do routing and apply the necessary correction through AU plugins. Will need to learn to use Smaart tho.
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    Speaker Porn

    Finns know their speakers. Cast aluminium chassis, twin Class-AB amps and a metal tweeter that sounds anything but metal. The minimum diffraction enclosure seems to be working as I feel the imaging is as good as the coax LS50ies. Despite playing below 40Hz very well a digital crossover sends everything below 60Hz to MiniDSP 2x4HD which room corrects the signal before it's amplified by a IMG Stageline STA-800D amp for subs. My next stop is swapping the miniDSP for an Mac Mini to run digital frequency and phase correction.
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    NAD Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifiers

    It's running Hypex uCD modules. They're not crappy receiver grade, but I'd use them for bass only, because up top I always find them too Class-D'ey. If you're still looking for a KEF LS50, I'd say skip the NAD and get the LS50 wireless version. I found the LS50 to be rather picky amp wise. It needed a hearty 100W amp which could do low impedances with finesse.
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    Wood Speaker Stands?

    Why not get stands with little more... function?
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    USB Type-C DACs?

    The thing is that most stereo DACs are good bandwidth wise with USB 2.0, so I wouldn't expect much in terms of adopting new standards on the DAC side. Just get the right cable and you should be good.
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    Phenomenon Libratum

    It should be trivial to measure the acoustic impact of an obstructive material. Your dust cover should be invisible acoustically, from what I can see. The worst it can do would be rattling, which is trivial to detect and rectify.
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    Phenomenon Libratum

    HD800 is anything but flat sounding. That treble is outpeaked only by Beyer T1.
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    What Are You Building Today

    Four of these - http://www.sbacoustics.com/index.php/products/subwoofers/12-sb34swnrx-s75-6/ I did plenty of research and my main goal was to find a light subwoofer driver which can do twenty. Initially I was looking at Dayton, but they're poorly represented in EU and they're anything but light. A high Mms/Bl factor was a must. Scanspeak had a 13" which was twice as expensive. Other than that I had to look for exotics like Audio-Technology and Accuton which are even more expensive but TS specs aren't any much better. SB Acoustics is actually a very decent manufacturer, but I'll mention that one of them came with a minor defect that's audible on higher excursion. Let's see how they'll handle it.
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    What Are You Building Today

    My new monitor stands. 114dB free field at 22Hz with only 500W. And there will obviously be two of them.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    Here's how the Staxen I had measured. Lambda Pro Lambda Nova Classic For reference - HD800 Overall the Pro sounded more anemic and I preferred the LNC. The earlier roll-off is clearly audible.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    Ain't mine! One of the luxuries of my work is that I get to try out many headphones that pass through us (no, I don't work at the post!). The amp has been modified, judging by the fact that RCA's are not stock and there's only one pair of them. Maybe even one of yours, eh? Luckily I'm knee deep in another audio project, so there are no free funds. Otherwise I'd be looking for a PCB set and maybe a pair electrostats.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    Finally got my stat cherry properly popped. Previously listened to a SR-202 from that small Stax amp and it didn't do much for me. Lambda Nova from SRM-1/MK2 sounds really good and bass is actually there.
  24. Okay, there is something to those electrostats. Didn't get it with the SR-202's, but Novas from SRM-1/2 float my boat. u9T841e.jpg

  25. Picked one up mostly due to an interesting feature set. I've had good experience with RME gear being technically impeccable, but falling a bit short in listening tests. The ADI-2 Pro was intended to be an office rig, but I lug it to and fro work, it's that good. Ended up buying one of the limited Anniversary Editions, cuz it's black and has moar pretty. It runs my HD800 balanced with 6x OPA1688 chips pre channel. Sounds as good or better as I've heard any HD800 perform. It also does 5 band PEQ which makes HD800's actually listenable. For my Equator Q12 I use the back XLR's and intend to hook up a MiniDSP via optical to integrate two custom 15" subs. Anyho - check this thing out, if you're looking for an interesting source unit. Cheerio. P.S. Nudie (almost Gilmore sized)
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