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  1. atomicbob
    A most non-sequitur trilogy: Thick as a Brick, I Think We are All Bozos on this Bus, Dark side of the Moon. In that order. Explains a lot.
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  2. Qildail
    I did this totally backward, but Atrium and Focal Clear are my new 1A/1B. Still love my Irish HD650, but it's now the second tier.
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  3. rhythmdevils
    Is this true? In all amps? “The 7308 tube is a direct replacement for the 6DJ8 / 6922”
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    2. Slade01
      Also known as the CV4108 and E188CC. Certainly top shelf stuff.
      Aug 13, 2022 at 8:39 PM
    3. brencho
      Aug 13, 2022 at 9:06 PM
    4. Vansen
      The Amperex 7308 have always treated me well in place of the 6922. Damn those guys expensive now.
      Aug 13, 2022 at 9:54 PM
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  5. Lyander
    Unsubtle stereo mixes (e.g. Beatles Revolver) are so much weirder on IEMs than headphones. It's just a lot more discomfiting. Shudder.
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    3. Gazny
      Yea, its pretty much mono masters, or mono settings
      Aug 13, 2022 at 12:39 PM
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    4. Lyander
      A rare instance where I put the foot down on my staunch and haughty avoidance of postprocessing. All hail the mono downmix, haha.
      Aug 13, 2022 at 5:53 PM
      Thad E Ginathom and zottel like this.
    5. joch
      I'm afraid they're equally weird and discomforting on headphones.
      Aug 14, 2022 at 6:21 AM
  6. zottel
    Refurnished my attic due to home office needs. Side effect: I now have a much better place for my Dynaudio Music 5. And it sounds SO good!
  7. luckybaer
    I don't like the Federation in the Star Trek universe - starting with The Next Generation. And I am a fan of all series through Voyager.
    1. SoupRKnowva
      voyager was after TNG though
      Aug 13, 2022 at 7:40 AM
    2. Kunlun
      DS9 has some great takes on the Federation, particularly from Quark.
      Aug 13, 2022 at 10:58 AM
      Cryptowolf and Qildail like this.
    3. luckybaer
      @SoupRKnowva My issues with the Fed started with TNG, but I'm a fan of all from TNG to DS9 to Voyager.
      Aug 13, 2022 at 1:08 PM
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  8. insidious meme
    insidious meme
    Splitting time between two new headphones. Yikes.
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    2. insidious meme
      insidious meme
      Although the still not broken in ETA Mini C shows promise thru the High Z output of the SW51+.
      Aug 12, 2022 at 11:06 PM
    3. jexby
      my Mini C arrived today. giving it a run on Vali 2+ low gain, and Oor lowest gain.
      Aug 13, 2022 at 9:18 PM
  9. rhythmdevils
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    3. rhythmdevils
      I think I lost 3 KHz of hearing listening to them all night.
      Aug 13, 2022 at 7:25 AM
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    4. Vansen
      I don’t need a new CIEM since mine died. Please tell me these sound horrible.
      Aug 13, 2022 at 7:50 AM
    5. rhythmdevils
      They definitely do not sound horrible sorry ;)
      Aug 13, 2022 at 8:11 AM
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  10. Merrick
    Congratulations...this is your Haitian divorce!
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    3. Vansen
      And here I am spinning Can’t Buy a Thrill in the corner all alone. jkjk… love it all.
      Aug 12, 2022 at 7:42 PM
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    4. insidious meme
      insidious meme
      Aja was one of the first pieces of vinyl I bought. Has sentimental value but also a great album. Hell, even the Fagan solo stuff is good although I haven't heard his last one.
      Aug 12, 2022 at 8:43 PM
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    5. gixxerwimp
  11. Biodegraded
    6N23P-EV in Vali 2: well hellooo, bass.
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    2. roshambo123
      You using a Voskhod or Reflector? Also, does it have the weird Russian timbre?
      Aug 12, 2022 at 6:24 PM
    3. Biodegraded
      1975 Reflector. Not familiar with the "weird Russian timbre"; maybe sounds a little off in some indefinable way in the mids, or maybe it's just the contrast (more extension at both ends) vs the previous Heerlen A-frame making me think that.
      Aug 12, 2022 at 7:17 PM
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    4. roshambo123
      Yeah, that indefinable off-ness in the mids. I thought some Fotons I tried had a lot of this.
      Aug 12, 2022 at 8:22 PM
  12. lcmusiclover
    Upgraded Auteur inbound ... c'mon FedEx!
  13. neo_the_one
    Wish there would be a ZMF meet in the Seattle area.
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    3. Merrick
      I'm in Portland and depending on timing would happily drive up to Seattle for a meet!
      Aug 12, 2022 at 11:21 AM
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    4. abraxas666
      Went to several meets before the pandemic happened. Not sure if there have been any recently but they get announced in headfi and the facebook group canmeets
      Aug 12, 2022 at 2:49 PM
    5. insidious meme
      Aug 12, 2022 at 7:25 PM
  14. ergopower
    Thank you @Biodegraded for the heads-up on the Volumio Primo deal
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    2. ergopower
      Really happy with this purchase - can just use a small Amazon Fire tablet to use Spotify on headphone or stereo rig. And definitely notice better sound than Bluetooth 4.0 which is all my current gear supports. Now have incentive to rip 100+ CDs to FLAC and hang an SSD on it.
      Aug 12, 2022 at 8:26 AM
      Qildail, Gazny, zottel and 1 other person like this.
  15. Scott Kramer
    Scott Kramer
    Other speakers go in, but can’t wait for the Adante’s to go back… they’ve gotta be low key TAD’s. Market rejected them.
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  16. ColdsnapBry
    I think detail retreival is bullshit, I've been up and down headphone offerings and haven't heard anything a KSC75 can't resolve.
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    3. animus
      On the other hand, if I were to introduce counterpoint, then yes, there is very smeary and homogenous sounding gear that can blur voice leading by ruining transient attacks. There are a ton of much more expensive headphones than the KSC75 that are far more guilty of that though :)
      Aug 12, 2022 at 7:20 PM
    4. rhythmdevils
      @ColdsnapBry orthos have zero texture? You’ve been listening to some crappy orthos!!! They are full of texture.
      Aug 12, 2022 at 7:44 PM
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  17. purr1n
    Don't do drugs and drive.
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    3. roshambo123
      LA doesn't even prosecute petty theft anymore to my knowledge. I had a coworker in Winetka voluntarily pay off his neighbor so they wouldn't rob him. I can understand why Marv left CA.
      Aug 12, 2022 at 9:36 AM
    4. Riotvan
      Why am i not surprised, i mean not like things here are getting better either don’t get me wrong…
      Aug 12, 2022 at 10:17 AM
    5. roughroad
      Anne Heche has passed away.
      Aug 12, 2022 at 12:57 PM
  18. hifiandrun
    First headphone amp combo that truly pull me into the headphone world is the LCD2C and MP LAuX. Which combo popped your headphone cherry?
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    2. rhythmdevils
      Sennheisers. But then a Grado RS-1 which sounded bright as hell to me despite everyone at the time (2004) saying they were neutral. Which led me trying to figure out wtf was going on. Endless sidegrades of horribleness later and I finally found orthos.
      Aug 11, 2022 at 4:13 PM
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    3. hifiandrun
      I had the HD650, then KISS mod, and LCD2C for many years, changed several HP amps, all sounded good. But this combo have me sold. I read the recent combo tread on SBAF, but the combo is so good that I finically understand what the word “synergy” in the headphone domain. Synergy in in speakers systems are bit different, more predictable to me.
      Aug 11, 2022 at 4:15 PM
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  19. Ryu
  20. insidious meme
    insidious meme
    Yeah just call me that head fi troll..
    1. YMO
      I'll troll you first
      Aug 11, 2022 at 10:52 AM
    2. insidious meme
      insidious meme
      Nah I'm boring. You'll get more of an audience over there.
      Aug 11, 2022 at 11:12 AM
    3. YMO
      No you are my OnlyFans
      Aug 11, 2022 at 11:19 AM
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