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Vtory

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Day 5: Gumby's starting to freak me out. I experienced this level of quality before, but not at this price point.. Mar 21, 2017 at 6:35 PM

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    1. Vtory
      Vtory
      Day 5: Gumby's starting to freak me out. I experienced this level of quality before, but not at this price point..
      1. Marvey
        Marvey
        Never turn it off.
        Mar 21, 2017 at 8:52 PM
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    2. Vtory
      Vtory
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    3. Vtory
      Vtory
      Texas is getting hotter. Closed back headphones are MUST here to isolate fan noise.. lol
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      2. gbeast
        gbeast
        I am moving to Arizona... Yikes! Didn't think about that.
        Mar 20, 2017 at 1:15 PM
      3. ultrabike
        ultrabike
        El Paso is a dry oven. Stay moist my friends.
        Mar 20, 2017 at 1:32 PM
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      4. zonto
        zonto
        Central A/C or bust.
        Mar 20, 2017 at 2:58 PM
    4. Vtory
      Vtory
      Day 3: Gumby is still growing on me. Becoming more balanced bw technicalities and musicalities. Still somewhat artificial tho.
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        To Hands: Yeah, indeed considered SU1. BTW, what can be candidates for a good spidif source? I remember your d100 review (tempting but pricey..). How about more affordable d200?
        Mar 20, 2017 at 11:26 AM
      4. Hands
        Hands
        I can't speak for the other Soundaware stuff. I imagine any of their digital transports are at least decent. Just make note of quirks regarding gapless playback before jumping in.
        Mar 20, 2017 at 9:30 PM
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    5. Vtory
      Vtory
      Yesterday (right out of the box) gumby showed me a slight hint of its capability, today it revealed much more. Starting to wow me.
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    6. Vtory
      Vtory
      Gumby in the house. Now it's time to warm it up for one week.
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      2. PoochZag
        PoochZag
        Don't go crazy, IMO it gets most of the way there by the next day
        Mar 17, 2017
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        To zonto: Good idea. But nights in Texas are rather warm these days lol.
        To PoochZag: Thanks for your advice! That makes me quite comfortable.
        Mar 17, 2017
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      4. zonto
        zonto
        Yeah, don't worry about it. When I first hooked up my Yggy, I noticed drastic differences in the first few hours (voices were incredibly spitty watching the same sitcom my wife and I had been watching on NFLX). By later that evening and the next day, I didn't notice that anymore. Just the sweet bass and reverb. :)
        Mar 17, 2017
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    7. Vtory
      Vtory
      "Out of stock/backordered. Orders estimated to ship week of April 7." (edited) ..No way..
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        You're right. I've seen the wrong page (indeed jot). Just emailed schiit to cancel my order...
        Mar 13, 2017
      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Could the storm be affecting their suppliers?
        Mar 13, 2017
      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Could they possibly be trying to get update out of the gate? I know it sucks waiting, stay strong :)
        Mar 13, 2017
    8. Vtory
      Vtory
      6 weeks have passed since I ordered gumby. It's not shipped yet. Maybe this is the final week before I request to refund my money back..
      1. Torq
        Torq
        The site has showed them as being out of stock, and not expected to ship until the week of March 17th for a while now. I know, I was looking at buy one new myself and have been waiting for them to come back into stock.
        Mar 13, 2017
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    9. Vtory
      Vtory
      Might go for decware tubes. Heard an old model, and it sounded amazingly good to my taste..
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    10. Vtory
      Vtory
      Gumby is not shipped yet (I ordered it early Feb!). I am feeling down...
      1. Dino
        Dino
        That would be disappointing. At least, with Schiit, you know it is coming. And you could communicate with them if you felt like it. I'm waiting for a GO2A. I don't have either of those options.
        Mar 3, 2017
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        To Dino: It seems that Schiit has difficulty in getting some parts (they explained so). Hope they can make my one soon...
        Mar 3, 2017
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      Vtory
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    12. Vtory
      Vtory
      Like toys, some gears are "physically" discovered in the old toy box. And sometimes they're surprisingly good! Lacking some state-of-art tho
    13. Vtory
      Vtory
      Listening to legendary "the raven" (just got the cd). Is it really recorded 23 years ago? Unbelievable. It put modern recordings to shame..
    14. Vtory
      Vtory
      Schiit.. please ship my gumby.. I've been waiting since I placed the order two weeks ago. Oh well.
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      2. Yeskey
        Yeskey
        There's also this freak monsoon sweeping socal atm. It's pretty crazy.
        Feb 17, 2017
      3. powermatic
        powermatic
        Yeah, I was hoping to get some impressions from you a long time ago.
        Feb 18, 2017
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        To e.schell: Yes, I've seen it after I submitted my order. What a long wait..
        To Yeskey: Thanks for the info. Hope to get stable soon.
        To powermatic: Haha, I need one more week to get, and probably another one week to warm it up... I believe patience will deserve tho.
        Feb 18, 2017
    15. Vtory
      Vtory
      Latest AGD dacs seems to have good usb chips (similar level with singxer su1) built in. Do they not need costly non-usb solutions? hmm
      1. Kattefjaes
      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        To Kattefjaes: Are you a mind-reader? lol
        Feb 17, 2017
    16. Vtory
      Vtory
      Tax-return makes the audiophiles dream..
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    17. Vtory
      Vtory
      I somehow think that measuring eikon padauk and cherry in terms of CSD would be very interesting.. Just will wait until somebody does this!
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    18. Vtory
      Vtory
      I'm not that believing in balanced connections. But definitely prefer xlr connectors to rca, particularly for cheap cables..
    19. Vtory
      Vtory
      If I like Jotenheim a lot (detail/control/clarity), what will be candidates for "Super Jot"? (Regardless of tubes/SS) Any idea? Just curious
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Feb 14, 2017
      3. Marvey
        Marvey
        Yeah, EC Studio = Super Jot.
        Feb 14, 2017
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        Great. I will consider ECS when my disposable income grows 20 times! In the meantime, I may teach myself diy skills to build T3. Indeed quite interested with both tube amps..
        Feb 14, 2017
    20. Vtory
      Vtory
      Hated hd800 stock, but liked 800S. Now I'm quite interested how much people here love modded hd800. Want to give a shot .. someday.
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    Location:
    Fort worth, TX
    Occupation:
    Grad student
    Gear List:
    [Headphone: Dynamic]
    ZMF Eikon, Massdrop&Sennheiser HD6xx, Massdrop&AKG K7xx

    [Headphone: Planar]
    MrSpeakers Ether Flow, Hifiman HE-500

    [Headphone: Electrostatic]
    Stax SR-207

    [Loudspeakers]
    Tekton Lore
    SVS SB2000

    [Amplifier]
    Audio-GD NFB1-AMP
    Schiit Jotunheim
    Stax SRM-1 Mk2
    Topping TP60

    [Source]
    Schiit Gungnir Multibit
    Musical Fidelity M1 DAC

    [Other]
    Schiit Wyrd
    PS-Audio Power Plant Premier AC Regenerator
    My journey to find a dream HP:
    K 702
    > HD 650
    > SR-009
    > HD 650
    > AH-D5000
    > HP 50
    > DT 880
    > HD 650
    > HEX v2
    > Ether flow
    > Eikon (current)

    Signature

    DA Converter: Schiit Gungnir Multibit; Headphone Amp: AGD NFB1; Schiit Jotenheim; Headphones: ZMF Eikon, MrSpeakers Ether Flow, Massdrop/Sennheiser HD6XX; Speaker Amp: Topping TP60; Loudspeakers: Tekton Lore, JBL LSR308; Subwoofer: SVS SB2000

    "I don't know anything, but I do know that everything is interesting if you go into it deeply enough"

    - R. P. Feynman