Dr. Higgs
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Dr. Higgs

Boson - Member, Male, 28, from Jersey City/NYC

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http://www.oknotok.co.uk/ May 2, 2017

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      1. Muse Wanderer and brencho like this.
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      3. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        Judging by how compressed the last 2 albums were, I would not hold my breath. Listen to Nude or The Tourist and you can feel how real it gets. TKOL I understand but it's a shame Pool was passed through a grater as it has the DNA of Rainbows.
        May 2, 2017
      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Agreed, there's a beautiful album under there- that's the worst part.
        May 3, 2017
      5. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        I used to be a huge Radiohead fan, I mean I have everything they recorded including unobtainium bootlegs. I even met Thom Yorke once. It's a shame that even Nigel Godrich can fall into the compressed radio friendly sound trap.
        Now that classical music is my alpha and omega, I feel lucky to have so much music with excellent dynamic range. The faintest whisper can be coupled with an orchestral volcanic eruption!
        May 3, 2017
    2. Dr. Higgs
      Dr. Higgs
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      2. Dr. Higgs
        Dr. Higgs
        Yep, it's a Salamander Barcelona. It's built like an absolute tank. Extruded aluminum skeleton with about an inch and a half of veneered MDF wrapping it.
        Mar 4, 2017
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      3. shaizada
        shaizada
        Such a beautifully put together setup. Very nice!
        Mar 4, 2017
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      4. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        Love the aesthetics! So simple and clean!
        Mar 5, 2017
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    3. Dr. Higgs
      Dr. Higgs
      Damn, just pulled out my UERM to try with the GOv2+. Forgot how much I loved these since getting the Andromeda.
      1. thegunner100
        thegunner100
        Yeah! It's too bad that the newer people who get into the hobby won't get the chance to try them out aside from buying used and reshelling.
        Aug 22, 2016
        FlySweep and Dr. Higgs like this.
    4. Dr. Higgs
      Dr. Higgs
      Took a gamble on the ESP-950, they may not be noteworthy in terms of resolution but the tonality is spot on.
    5. Dr. Higgs
      Dr. Higgs
      I blew my first tube today, so long Electro Harmonix 6922, you won't particularly be missed (Luckily I had extras :D )
      1. Mikoss likes this.
      2. Koth Ganesh
        Koth Ganesh
        Holy smokes, I blew my Svetlana 6922S today; I have to order replacements :(
        Mar 27, 2016
    6. Dr. Higgs
      Dr. Higgs
      Prepping for a huge gear purge...
      1. Colgin
        Colgin
        I see a lot of cool gear on your profile page so will be interested to see what you list. I would certainly have interest in some of that gear. Good luck with the purge.
        Feb 17, 2016
      2. Dr. Higgs
        Dr. Higgs
        I recently took most of the stuff I'm planning I'm selling off of my profile, but I'll get a list up in the FS section before the NYC meet so I can bring them in person on Sunday.

        I'm looking to sell my Marantz TT15S1 (w/ clearaudio virtuoso) and Project Debut Carbon (Gray w/ Ortofon 2m red, acrylic platter, & speedbox psu) which will be tricky to ship, so locals will get priority if they're interested.
        Feb 17, 2016
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    7. Dr. Higgs
      Dr. Higgs
      Just broke a connector on my UERMs on a flight to Ireland... Ordering some emergency Porta Pros to tide me over.
      1. lm4der
        lm4der
        Holy crap, that's a crisis. You seem to be handling it well, though.
        Jan 24, 2016
      2. Griffon
        Griffon
        Oh man I hear you. Mobile days without UERM is unbearable.
        Jan 24, 2016
    8. Dr. Higgs
      Dr. Higgs
      Cautiously optimistic for the UERR and HD800S, but unimpressed with the new HP announcements so far for 2016. Maybe I'll get an ESP950...
      1. FlySweep likes this.
      2. velvetx
        velvetx
        It's too early to tell what is coming in 2016.
        Dec 23, 2015
      3. Dr. Higgs
        Dr. Higgs
        Agreed. I'm judging 2016 way too early but I'm getting jaded by the increasing prices for headphones that seem to be side-grades rather than improvements, I guess that's how summit-fi works though. I hope Massdrop & Schiit keep up the trend of pushing the price/performance boundary, I think it's going to be a big pressure to keep the industry innovating (while pricing competitive).
        Dec 23, 2015
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jul 28, 1988 (Age: 28)
    Location:
    Jersey City/NYC
    Occupation:
    Circus Clown
    Gear List:
    DACs: Yggdrasil, Modi Multibit

    Turntable: Walnut VPI Classic Signature (3D Tonearm, SDS, Periphery Ring, Counter-intuitive, Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Star w/ Manley Chinook)

    Amps: Ragnarok, Jotunheim, Vali 2 (Amperex 7308), Torpedo III (Cinemag OTs, CCS mod, Solen parafeed caps, GE 6072 triple mica black plates), BH Crack w/ Speedball, Fulla 2

    Speakers: Philharmonic 3, Dynaudio Excite X14A

    Open Headphones: Elear, HD600, HD650 (and HD6XX), HD800S

    Closed Headphones: TH-X00 Purpleheart & Ebony, E-MU Purpleheart

    IEMs: UERM, CA Andromeda, CA Vega, Noble X

    DAPs: Sony WM1A
    1. Desk setup #1: Jotunheim w/ internal DAC -> Dynaudio X14A
    2. Desk setup #2: Modi Multibit > Vali 2 (w/ Amperex 7308) > Adam F5
    3. Streaming setup: Nvidia Shield TV w/ Plex > Yggdrasil (via USB, future plans for SPDIF converter) > Ragnarok (& Torpedo III) > Philharmonic 3
    4. Turntable setup: Walnut VPI Classic Signature > Manley Chinook (matched pairs of Amperex 7308s in gain and output stages) > Ragnarok > Philharmonic 3
    5. Portable setup: Sony WM1A > Andromeda, Vega, UERM, or Noble X