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n3rdling last won the day on February 3 2012

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About n3rdling

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    High Roller
  • Birthday 04/30/1985

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  • Location
    Los Angeles
  • Headphones
    Sennheiser HE60, Stax: SR Omega (x2), SR Omega2 mk1, 4070, SR Lambda, SR Lambda Signature (x2), SR Lambda Nova Signature, SR Sigma, SR Sigma Pro, SR 5 | Dynamic: Sony R10 (x2), LCD-2, ThunderPants, Audio Technica ATH-AD500, TF10
  • Headphone Amps
    The Menace | Blue Hawaii, Sennheiser HEV70, Stax: SRM-T1, SRD-P, SRD-6 (x3)
  • Sources
    Analog: Michell Gyro SE mkII -> Rega RB600 -> Koetsu Rosewood Signature/Transfiguration Spirit | Digital: Accuphase DP-75, Assemblage DAC1, Classe CDP-.3, Parasound DAC 1100HD
  • Other Audio Gear
    Audible Illusions Modulus 3A -> Bedini 25/25 -> Quad ESL 57

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  1. Happy Birthday TMoney!

    Happy bday buddy!
  2. Mr Speakers Electrostatic Ether E

    I've heard them on multiple occasions in several iterations. -I know one time was at CJ and he had 2 sets there with different regular Ether pads. Those have much smaller openings, IIRC one had a square shaped opening and one had a round opening. The two versions sounded a bit different in the highs, one being more engaging. -They were at a Wikia meet in the Bay Area at HeadAmp's table alongside the 009. I know they got pulled off the floor like halfway through the meet; I'm not sure if that's because of the negative rumblings around the meet or because of technical difficulties. Pretty sure they were still using the old pads at the time, though @TMoney or @velvetx might know for sure. -Heard them at the Source AV electrostat meet along with the Shangri-La, HE-1 and Stax stuff. They were using the square shaped opening pads and were outperformed by all the other stat systems pretty easily IMHO. In fact, I much prefer Dan's own Ether and Ether C to the Ether E. IIRC the Aeon was there too but had a wonky midrange. Loved the pad material on those though. -Heard them at one other meet since then though I'm drawing a blank on which meet that was. It may have been the big SBAF meet? Not entirely sure which pads he was using at the time.
  3. Mr Speakers Electrostatic Ether E

    Heard the prototype a while back and not only was it super inefficient but it sounded about as bad as the early KingSound stuff. Pretty much everybody there with more than a week of electrostat experience agreed it sounded really bad. I know Dan improved the efficiency since but I have my doubts the sonics have improved enough to justify even a fraction of his asking price. We'll see as the impressions roll in, but my price gouging radar is going off.
  4. Happy Birthday FrankCooter!

    Frank! Long time no speak! Happy bday
  5. RIP some fuck or another

    Saw Tom's 3rd to last show at the Hollywood Bowl last Thurs, been listening to nothing but his music since. They were great live, not a single filler song for the 2+ hours and they could have played another hour worth of singles. They did a 12 min version of 'Good to Be King' that was incredible. RIP Tom Petty.
  6. RIP some fuck or another

    RIP Glen
  7. HFM baby-HSL

    IMO the $55k one sounded about on par with most Lambdas and was beat out in a back to back against the L700 and embarrassed by the 007/009/HE-1. Those who complain about stats lacking impact would hate to hear that one. If that's the absolute best Fang could pull off, I'm afraid this won't be my cup of tea, either. It seems like his new business plan is to just release really expensive stuff to fool people into thinking HFM is on par with the best efforts from the likes of Stax and Senn, but I think his old model of releasing affordable boutique HPs from China made more sense.
  8. The Headcase Stax thread

    Loving the knob
  9. HC NBA Ballers

    Went to game 1 with my friend who's a Clippers fan. My first time seeing the Jazz and I picked one hell of a game to go to! Bummed about Gobert getting hurt 17 sec into the game. Here's the game winner from my POV
  10. HC NBA Ballers

    Let's go Jazz! Can't wait for the national audience to see how special Gobert is. I'll be at Game 1 in LA.
  11. The Headcase Stax thread

    I usually get most of it off by scraping a scalpel or credit card across the plastic.
  12. A properly fitted qualia😀
  13. The Headcase Stax thread

    Speaking of measurements, just how much roll off are we talking at 20kHz and at what SPL?
  14. The Headcase Stax thread

    The email I sent you some time back should have pretty accurate dimensions. Birgir, how can you tell the diaphragm isn't gold plated? The sputtered coating should be so sparse as to be almost invisible in order to get really high resistance. Did they use graphite instead?
  15. Happy Birthday, Birgir!!

    Happy bday have fun with those drivers