skem
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skem

Rando, Male, from Boston

mmm.... Triodes. Nov 9, 2017

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    1. skem
      skem
      mmm.... Triodes.
    2. skem
      skem
      Even more analog than you.
      1. DigMe
        DigMe
        I'm so analog I write emails with a quill.
        Nov 5, 2017
    3. skem
      skem
      Move along...
    4. skem
      skem
      Why I am here?
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        @Dino I never saw it. Must not have gotten enough upvotes.
        Nov 1, 2017
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      3. Dino
        Dino
        It is pretty disappointing. I remember that much, @DigMe .
        Nov 1, 2017
      4. Deep Funk
        Nov 2, 2017
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Boston
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Gear List:
    DAC:
    PS Audio DirectStream

    Headphone Amps:
    EC Zana Deux Super
    Dragon Inspire IHA-1 (loaner)

    Two-channel Amps:
    Ayre MX-R (primary)
    NAD M22 (secondary)

    Cans:
    HiFi Man HE1000 version 1 (no mods)
    Sennheiser HD650 (no mods)

    Speakers:
    B&W 801 Series III (primary)
    Walsh TLS-1 (secondary)
    Neither of these are end game for me. Suggestions?

    Have also had (owned or long-term demo)
    ================================
    NAD M22 DAC - not that resolving but very smooth/laid back. A bit too warm. Most recent long-term DAC.
    PS Audio PerfectWave DAC - upgraded
    PS Audio DirectStream Jr. - terrible noise floor, returned to vendor
    Benchmark DAC3 HGC - narrow soundstage, otherwise great.
    Schiit Yggdrasil DAC - lifeless
    Theta DS Pro Gen V R2R DAC - too unresolving
    Mytek DAC - sandpaper on an open wound - Headaches!
    Mark Levinson Model 39 DAC - outdated, unresolving
    Schitt Modi Multibit DAC - not bad, crispy, has issues
    NAD D1050 DAC/Amp - OK for a packaged kit

    Schiit Asgard2 Amp - was OK.
    AURALiC Taurus MkII Amp - eh? Too.. analytical? Not enjoyable.
    Woo WA3 Amp - detail destroying. Enjoyable in a certain context.
    Benchmark AHB2 Amp - too harsh, too detailed, unforgiving.
    B&O ICEpower 125ASX2 - not sufficiently resolving. Also warm.

    Focal Elear
    Hifiman HE-560 (w/Asgard2 only)
    HD660s - great on MidFi, otherwise WTF? Paired well with WA3
    Sennheiser HD800sdr (loaner)