Muse Wanderer
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Muse Wanderer

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Went to the opera twice to listen to Mozart's Figaro. Front seat - same sound as Utopia via YggyRag, Gallery back seats - more tubey sound! Mar 6, 2017

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    1. Muse Wanderer
      Muse Wanderer
      Went to the opera twice to listen to Mozart's Figaro. Front seat - same sound as Utopia via YggyRag, Gallery back seats - more tubey sound!
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      3. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        It is indeed a beautiful ornate piece of architecture from the Baroque era.

        I don't know how on earth I was thinking about tonality, staging, imaging, details and those impressive dynamics when listening to the soprano, singing a wonderful Mozart aria, just a few metres in front of me! This hobby can play tricks with your brain.

        I really need to attend more live events, just listen to music and reset my mind.
        Mar 8, 2017
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I have sat in live concerts and thought, "If my hifi sounded like this I'd throw it out."

        But, with the South-Indian-classical thing that I'm into, in bad halls with bad equipment with lousy operators, this is a regular experience
        Mar 8, 2017
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ... it got me into observing room effects such as reflections and resonance. Sometimes moving just one seat can drastically affect the sound. Moving nearer or closer to walls, angle to speakers, is the big thing.

        But in western concert halls and theatres, you've probably booked a specific seat and don't have the freedom to wander around
        Mar 8, 2017
    2. Muse Wanderer
      Muse Wanderer
      Utopia in da house.. thanks Santa!
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      2. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        I just listened to Beethoven's Eroica, conducted by Klemperer, and truly feel I touched the soul of the composer.
        Here I am, I arrived where I needed to be...
        Dec 24, 2016
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      3. zonto
        zonto
        Running SE out of the Rag right?
        Dec 24, 2016
      4. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        No way! I had Utopia cable re-terminated to balanced.
        The Rag grabs the Utopia by the balls and the Yggy smooths the touch beautifully!
        Dec 24, 2016
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    3. Muse Wanderer
      Muse Wanderer
      2016: HD800 -> HD800S -> Utopia / HD650 trial -> Andromeda -> ditch cans & speakers-> Utopia inbound! What a year!
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      3. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        @Kattefjaes - sorry for showing you that Bruckner 5th passage that breaks almost all headphones I heard at meets! It does show how good the HD650 is at rendering it, right? :-)
        Dec 19, 2016
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      4. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        @zonto - I will expect a narrow stage but the HD800/S relies on the sucked upper mids to render it. The sound on Yggy Rag could be a surprise as the brightish sound I heard might have been the Naim amp at the meet.
        Dec 19, 2016
      5. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        @zonto - did not listen to HD600 but the HD650 unfortunately. It was either HD650 or Utopia. Chose the crazily priced one. I just had to! :-)
        Dec 19, 2016
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    4. Muse Wanderer
      Muse Wanderer
      Yggy 'n Rag back in the house and I became friend all in matter of hours! Lovin it!
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      3. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        Thanks!
        The Rag needed to go to old school Schiit (US) as it was completely kaputt leading to more than 3 month delay. Yggy needed a new USB board, damaged as a result of Rag blowing up!
        Now all I need is a Utopia and the new Salk Song 3s and the Sony WM1A and.... ;-)
        Dec 12, 2016
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      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Delighted that you at least have your Yggy and Rag back.. now you just need to take the transducer plunge :)
        Dec 12, 2016
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      5. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        The transducer plunge will now definitely happen!
        At the moment I only have the beloved Andromedas and the measly incomparable Beyerdynamic DT660 that is unsellable! :D
        Dec 12, 2016
    5. Muse Wanderer
      Muse Wanderer
      Speakers? Headphones? All I got left is broken Schiit!
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Are your ears still functioning?
        Oct 13, 2016
      2. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        Ears are fine for now... just sold my speakers, HD800S and a speaker amp. My Rag and Yggy are broken (out for repair).

        All I have is my Andros but I am feeling withdrawals already!!
        Oct 13, 2016
      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Koss Portapro, play some Prince and dance...
        Oct 13, 2016
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    6. Muse Wanderer
      Muse Wanderer
      Utopia headphones or Salk Song 3 speakers... decisions, decisions!
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      3. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        Thanks @zerodeefex - Dennis' Phil 3 are huge!! Wife factor red alert! The slims look really good ... lowish 85db sensitivity is the only con.
        Selling my Ragnarok won't be easy though considering what a game changer it was with the Yggy!
        Sep 6, 2016
      4. zonto
        zonto
        Yeah even if I could fit the Phil 3s I couldn't stomach them because I think they look ridiculous. Slims or Song 3 look nice though.

        I'd just start saving for whichever product you'll use the most.
        Sep 6, 2016
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      5. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        Yeah, the oddly shaped Phil 3 would probably become a rocking horse for my 2 year old besides taking half my room!
        Song 3s are enticing due to the extended low frequency of that one of a kind woofer. I might miss my bookshelf's imaging but everything is a compromise and tonality is my main priority at present.
        Sep 6, 2016
    7. Muse Wanderer
      Muse Wanderer
      Ragnarok died on me when I hooked it to Sonus Faber Venere S speakers at a local dealer! I would go crazy if I didn't have the Andros now!
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Malta
    Gear List:
    DAC:
    Schiit Yggdrasil

    Amplifiers:
    Schiit Ragnarok
    Schiit Vali

    Headphones:
    Focal Utopia
    Campfire Audio Andromeda

    Beyerdynamic DT660 (in storage)

    Speakers:
    presently none

    Extras:
    Schiit Wyrd
    Cryotreated Mogami 3104 speaker cables
    Furutech Formula 2 USB cables

    Past gear:
    Musical Fideliti M6i speaker amp
    Sennheiser HD800
    Sennheiser HD800S
    Monitor Audio GX100 speakers
    Etymotic HF2