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About 4N6

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    High Roller
  • Birthday 12/19/1967


  • Headphones
    Sony MDR-R10; AKG K-1000; balanced Denon MD5000 Deluxe; Senn HD650 with Silver Dragon balanced cable; Sony MDR-SA5000 with Black Dragon balanced cable; JVC DX-1000
  • Headphone Amps
    TTVJ Millett 307A; Cary SLI-80 F1
  • Sources
    Audio Research Reference CD7; Cambridge Audio 840C; PrimaLuna Prologue 8; Cary 306 Professional SACD/CD; VPI Aries 3/Lyra Skala/RSA XR-10B; VPI Scout/Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood/EAR 834P (modified)
  • Other Audio Gear
    Cary SLP-05 preamp>Cary V12i monoblock amps>Sonus Faber Guarneri Memento speakers
  1. I got one and it sounds great with the DX1000's and the K1000's. Not so good with the W5000's.
  2. It is what it is...and for the comparison I has relying on memory of what a pair of HP1's sounded like that I heard two weeks ago. Yes, the PS1000 that I listened to was still tilted towards the bass, but at least the bass was a little tighter and better defined. It is also COMPLETELY different that the PS1, yet somewhat similar to the GS1000, especially in regards to the soundstage. You only WISH your amplifier was that inadaquate!
  3. I heard the PS1000 the other day at Todd Green's home. He also had the GS1000 (recabled with balanced Equinox) on hand to compare to. The amp, of course, was the TTVJ Millett 307A, and the source was a Meridian G8 (I believe). I got to listen to both headphones and make some comparisons, although I must admit that the listening was FAR too brief. And by the way, he also had a pair of PS1's to compare to, which was interesting. The soundstage of the PS1000 was very good, and was equal to the GS1000 (even with its inherant advantage of being balanced). The bass was a little tighter, punchier
  4. Not sure I agree with this. I have both speaker systems and headphone systems, and the quality of music reproduction in both depends upon a quality source. The resolution on many high-end headphones is amazing, and definitely reveals the quality of the source. If you have a marginal source in high-end headphone listening, the intimacy of the musical experience with headphones really lets you know quickly that something is wrong. My feeling is that the source is equally important for both, if not a little more important for headphones. Oh, and BTW Riceboy, I am glad you liked
  5. The price of admission for this amp, to me, was WELL worth it. Before gettng the 307A, I had a few pretty good amps, yet I always had "upgraditis" due to the fact that something elusive was missing in the sound. Well, nothing is missing in the sound of the 307A. Never a second of buyers remorse and no upgraditis (at least as far as headphone amps are concerned!). Just one fantastic amp.
  6. Thanks for posting this Riceboy! I also agree that vinyl, when properly spun (clean record with well set-up turntable/tonearm/cartridge) will sound better than a CD. This is a generalization, however. In this months Absolute Sound, the music reviewer listened to some new reissues of older rock albums and found that a few of them sounded poor and seemed to be poorly pressed (dust and hairs on a new LP) and noisy. I also agree with the article that you really do not need to spend a fortune on a good LP rig. A new Rega P3-24 with a good cartridge and phono preamp could be had for $2000-2500 a
  7. I have had the Cary SLI-80 F1 Signature for a few years now. With certain headphones, the sound is quite wonderful. My favorite combination is this amp with the JVC DX1000's. Very good synergy and a very seductive sound. Accurate? Not very. But with sound that beautiful, it was easy not care about the accuracy and simply sit down and enjoy the music. I thought it was NOT a good match with the Audio Techinca W5000's, and a pretty good match with everything else I tried. I would agree that it is more midrange centric, but tube choices go a long way toward getting a more even tonal bal
  8. My Pack have the week off so I am stuck watching the other teams play. The Giants/Steelers game should be a good one. The Tampa/Dallas game is pretty good so far...Go Tampa!
  9. The Cambridge Audio 840A V2 is a very good solid state integrated that powered my ProAc Response 2S and Sonus Faber Guarneri Mementos to fine form. It also has balanced inputs and a headphone jack. At $1500, it is slightly more than your limit, but may be worth the extra splurge. There are also two on Audiogon for just under $1000.
  10. Isn't Peyton Manning the greatest quarterback EVER?!? All those Sony adds, Oreo adds, and practically being the NFL poster child, he must be!!! Too bad about those two interceptions run back for touchdowns, however!
  11. I am sooooo looking forward to this weekends Green Bay/Indianapolis game! Should be awesome. And no, not small batch bourbon. I prefer Edradour Single Malt Scotch.
  12. I have had very good luck with GNS. They modded my EAR 834P phono preamp and it sounds amazing. Perhaps he would be willing to take a look at the 840C.
  13. That's what I love about this site. Calling it like it is. From what I gather, I will not be sending them my 840C. Other 840C modifiers out there that can actually be recommended? I would send it to ModWright, Exemplar, or Great Northern Sound if I thought they would work on the 840C.
  14. Anyone with any experience with mods of the 840C? Reference Audio Mods (Reference Audio Mods, cd player mods,audio mods, audio modifications) has some interesting modifications listed for the 840C but I am still a little hesitant to send mine in.
  15. Politics, schmolitics...and the TTVJ 307A rocks!
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