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  1. Focal Utopia headphones...with Beryllium driver

    I like Utopias more as well, that goes without saying, we're on the same page here. Though my point was that not many people have heard HD 800 at its finest.
  2. Focal Utopia headphones...with Beryllium driver

    A REALLY good amp, yes. So much potential in HD 800. Still, with most things they sound very average. I tend to think that Utopias are much more easygoing.
  3. Pass Labs HPA-1

    I've had a pleasure to listen to HPA-1 at my own place and I think it's a great amp. But it also was outstanding as a preamplifier in the stereo setup. Lack of RC and XLR inputs wasn't a problem for me. Can't say how it competes against DIY though.
  4. Audiophile Chairs

    Not posh enough Just pick one and roll with it
  5. Audiophile Chairs

    Yup, I've experienced this too. The sound is less open with headrest, at least that's how it is at my place.
  6. Audiophile Chairs

    As peasant as this might sound, I'm enjoying my IKEA Poang + footrest.
  7. Chord Dave Any Good?

    Was it made as an experiment just for the sake of trolling people?
  8. Chord Dave Any Good?

    Right, once this happens, I'll be the first in line to listen to. Seriously though, I look forward to that.
  9. Chord Dave Any Good?

    I'm no LampizatOr pusher and I think that I get your point. Recently I've heard Thoress integrated amp and the guy who makes them was very specific that he uses one specific tube because it does the job better than any other and that changing it in his circuitry is rather pointless. All this I get and I also am able to grasp that Nelson Pass pulled of things in his F7, which most other manufactures would probably sell for five times more. There are engineers who have - I don't know how to call it - a deeper understanding of the subject or they simply know more, that's how I see it. Not sure, maybe you are one of them, I've heard some very nice things about your goods as well. Still, I don't see myself as delusioned person as far as audio goes. I share my office with a journo who reviews at least several usually expensive products per month. Point being, over the years of working near the man I've heard way too many things to gush over audio products. I'm past this, new toys became a routine. But subjectively speaking I haven't yet heard a DAC which would be better than GG we share, everything else we've tried gets murdered and there were some fancy sources here alright. Not sure what exactly, but Fikus has to do something right in order to pull this off. I can't explain this in any other way.
  10. Chord Dave Any Good?

    He's quite successful even despite this, isn't he? At least that's how it looks like, even despite threads like this one. It's understandable why people like his stuff, they simply enjoy the sound of his decks, even though his products are kidna DIY still. Either one accepts that or moves on to something built fancier. (and/or engineered better, I can't say, not an engineer myself) Call me a fool, but personally I have nothing against quirky stuff like this AS LONG as it works for me sound wise.
  11. Trilogy H1 electrostatic amp

    I understand people with no trust towards an amp (of any kind) with circuitry known to be on a certain quality level, yet sold for far more. This I really get. And having said that, the guys here operate in technical realm neither of us is able to keep up with
  12. Trilogy H1 electrostatic amp

    All good. I've enjoyed his 933 and 925 is one of the finest integrated amps I've heard thus far. Still, I'm not a fanboy and I pay attention to what people here write in the Trilogy e-stat amp matter. If folks here say that this product isn't worth the asking because of its circuitry, well, not much more I can say as this gives me something to think about. I've decided to chime in here only because I know several Trilogy products, hence I quite get what sound characteristic their designer is after and one deck (925) I actually have nearby.
  13. Trilogy H1 electrostatic amp

    Not sure about that e-stats amp, but here's 933 from the inside: PSU is a different box. In any case, I enjoyed this amp with HD800 and similar cans. It made sense to make them less artificial via Class A and it worked. Gutsy and authoritative sound, hmm. Not from the headphones realm, but FirstWatt F7.
  14. Trilogy H1 electrostatic amp

    Hardly any surprise there with tuning, all Trilogy stuff sounds quite similar; gutsy and authoritative. These machines are not about speed, clarity and resolution in the first place, but substance and thickness instead. As you've put it, musicality is the focus usually. Their 933 HP amp (Class A packed into CNC milled aluminium enclosure) does the same things. My two cents.
  15. Chord Dave Any Good?

    GG is going nowhere anytime soon, though I intend to somewhere in the future to get my hands on Yggdrasil. It seems to be a nice reality-check tool or something to have at home. We'll see how it goes. Quite the charmer, aren't you? Yes, that would be me, Matt's the name. Though your description doesn't quite fit the profile, too many happy customers out there. In any case, I'm not here to push my products to people here. The place looks like a lot of unusual fun, at least so I've been told and now I know it's all true.