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About cclragnarok

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    Silicon Valley
  • Headphones
    Altec Lansing iM716; AKG K501, K701; Denon AH-D5000; Grado HF2; Koss A130 (tak modded), ESP/950, KSC75; Logitech UE 6000; Philips Citiscape Downtown; Smeggy Thunderpants (australian myrtle burl); Stax SR-007, SR-5NB, SR-Sigma/404, SR-X mk3; Westone UM2; Yamaha HP-3 (dBel84 modded), HP-50A (Kabeer modded)
  • Headphone Amps
    ECP/Beezar Torpedo III (fully loaded); Go-Vibe V5 + ELPAC; Headamp KGSS; Koss E/90; Rockhopper Audio Mini^3; SFT Audio M^3; Sound Quest SQ-84; Stax SRD-6/SB, SRM-313; Trafomatic Experience Head One
  • Sources
    Adcom GCD-750; Echo Audiofire 2, Indigo DJ; Halide Design Bridge; M-Audio GrooveLab Transit; Musical Fidelity V-Link; Parasound D/AC-1100 HD; Sandisk Sansa Clip+; Schiit Fulla 2, Gungnir Multibit; Sony HiMD MZ-NH600D; Spectral SDR-2000 Pro; Unison Research Unico CD
  1. Focal Utopia headphones...with Beryllium driver

    Adorama is selling the Utopia for $2999 and the Elear for $699 without the trade-in: https://slickdeals.net/f/10519472-focal-open-headphones-utopia-2999-elear-699-free-shipping?v=1
  2. Happy Birthday Birgir-Biggie-spritzer!

    Happy Birthday!
  3. Focal Utopia headphones...with Beryllium driver

    Somebody (kais in the comment section) pointed out that headphone positioning makes a huge difference for the Utopia. You can see this in the raw frequency response plots of Tyll's original Utopia measurements. The effect is so big, it might(?) even explain the difference between the old and new measurements.
  4. Focal Utopia headphones...with Beryllium driver

    Tyll has measured the headphones Bob Katz used for his shootout, plus another new sample of the Utopia: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/katzs-corner-episode-16-smoking-gun Bob's LCD-4 appears to be more balanced in the treble range than the pair Tyll reviewed. The new Utopias are way brighter than the pair Tyll reviewed....
  5. The Headcase Stax thread

    I went through the original Japanese text about the new model, and I don't see any mention of new flagship headphones. It says that they are planning to release a new flagship amplifier designed to go with the SR-009. EDIT: They are also hoping to release something "wonderful" in 2018 (the new amplifier is planned for 2017).
  6. Chord Dave Any Good?

    I'm surprised nobody's done this before. Seems like a great way to make cheap and accurate R2R DACs. I think green label transformer is the one with silver wires.
  7. HC NBA Ballers

    Unsurprisingly, Scott Foster was one of the referees: http://www.knbr.com/2016/06/16/scott-foster-to-offciate-game-6/ He's the referee with suspected gambling ties: http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/07/14/disgraced-former-nba-referee-tim-donaghy-phone-calls-to-second-ref-raise.html He's also the one that threw out Livingston for (what seemed to be) just a little complaining earlier in the playoffs: http://www.sportsgrid.com/nba/was-shaun-livingstons-ejection-the-result-of-a/
  8. Happy Birthday Fitz/Laura!

    Happy Birthday!
  9. Happy Birthday, Nate!

    Happy Birthday!
  10. Happy Birthday, Steve (swt61)!

    Happy Birthday!
  11. Deals

    Sennheiser HD598 special edition (black) for $95 on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0126HISOO
  12. Happy Birthday JP11801

    Happy birthday!
  13. Happy Birthday Dusty!

    Happy Birthday!
  14. Happy Birthday Stretch!

    Happy Birthday!
  15. Happy Birthday Ian!

    Happy Birthday!