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Feeler post: Anyone looking to pick up a second-hand Yggdrasil A2? Sep 4, 2020

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    1. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      Feeler post: Anyone looking to pick up a second-hand Yggdrasil A2?
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      2. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        I have a Wavelight in my chain, now.
        Sep 4, 2020
      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        damn....beat me to it. looking forward to your impressions
        Sep 4, 2020
      4. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        sphinxvc picked it up for me while I was out on a work trip and did some serious listening and comparisons for a few weeks. He'll post here soon.
        Sep 4, 2020
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    2. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      What power strips are you guys using that don’t have gimping MOVs and such? Thanks in advance!
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        A guy on another forum (I left) made himself an extension box. It was well done and a work of art, but... "I filled it with clear acrylic for the insulation." Yes, it looked nice. But WTF does he think the *air* does in ordinary strips? Audiophool.

        My plug/socket nervosa is the oxide that builds up. Good idea to keep them clean. Oh, did I mention I'm lazy...
        Aug 15, 2020
      3. Boops
        Boops
        Can someone give me a brief explanation: how do MOVs gimp things?
        Aug 17, 2020
      4. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        If used for surge protection they work once and it’s over and they wear out over time so might not even protect fully. That’s how I understood it anyway.
        Aug 17, 2020
    3. Psalmanazar
      Psalmanazar
      You are right about ProAc. Sorry about the debate a while back. I still like them but there’s no way anyone could take that shelf working with them without some goo in front.
      1. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        It's not a speaker for pleasure, that's for sure.
        Aug 7, 2020
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      2. Psalmanazar
        Psalmanazar
        I like them with a lot of older records. I wouldn’t touch them with modern digital music or the raw tracks I get sent now that need eq in the air.
        Aug 7, 2020
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    4. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      Yggdrasil A2 > DSHA3F Ravenswood > Utopia is so damn lively. I was not expecting this kind of energy.
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      3. zonto
        zonto
        @AdvanTech, thanks for sharing! I have used Utopia only on the Ragnarok 1.5 (low gain only) and Torpedo 3 (Li Z). Neither is an ideal pairing, but I hate tube maintenance/nervosa so trying to figure out a budget solid state chain.

        Still using Pranafidelity speakers?
        Jun 10, 2020
      4. zonto
        zonto
        For what it’s worth, I feel like Utopia only works in a certain volume range. I use the NIOSH app on iPhone. Anything more than low 80s average SPL measured that way and I can’t handle Utopias. Ragnarok 2 loaner was a little better in this regard and I could do 85 average once the amp warmed up.

        My ears can take more with HD650 and the ZMF cans I had on loaner.
        Jun 10, 2020
      5. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        Hm, I’m not sure what would fit the bill in your case.

        Yeah, The Bhavas are still being used daily.

        Interesting about volume with Utopias. I’ll play around with that tomorrow but I’m hoping that restriction won’t apply to my chain. That’s a bit of an odd trait for a headphone to have.
        Jun 10, 2020
    5. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      I’m looking to pair Focal Clears or Aurorus Borealis with a newly acquired DSHA3F. Any thoughts?
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      2. Artasia
        Artasia
        @ChaChaRealSmooth @tommytakis I may have found something that was holding the Auteur back for me, and it is not pads. I will do so more comparisons to confirm before sharing, but this sounds so much better. I cannot believe I did not think of this earlier, after years of owning this headphone. I also use Auteur lamb pads btw. Thanks.
        May 1, 2020
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      3. Artasia
        Artasia
        @AdvanTech My inclination for the OP is to aim to at least try both the Auteur and one Focal with the 3F at some point. Those are known to be great pairings. The Auteur gets the most unanimous praise with the 3F. MisterRogers told me it was one of the best amp/phone pairings he's ever heard, in accord with tommytakis.
        May 1, 2020
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      4. Artasia
        Artasia
        As for comfort and stability on head, Clear has more clamp than my Auteur. They also fit on the head more snuggly than Utopia, as others have noted, so it may be not all Focals are equal in this regard. I cannot speak for likes of the Borealis, other than that the headband may need to be replaced.
        May 1, 2020
    6. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
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      2. zonto
        zonto
        Looks like they revised the Cornwall III with a larger midhorn with "mumps" and horn-loaded ports for the 15" woofer. And likely a significantly higher price to boot... Edit: Yep. $4,400/pr vs. $6,000/pr.
        Sep 11, 2019
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      3. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        I was never a fan of the Cornwall IIIs, I felt like there wasn't a cohesive presentation between the drivers. Kind of honky midrange. Hopefully the changes make a clear sonic improvement. Dynamic ability was excellent, as is the case with most older Klipsch designs. Forte III had better tone, but didn't quite have the same sense of scale, and was a bitch to place.
        Sep 11, 2019
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      4. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Yeah, I wouldn’t put old JBL in the same sentence with these older Klipsch designs. JBL knew their shit.
        Sep 11, 2019
    7. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      Does anyone have one (or two) Aegirs in NYC?
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    8. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      The best bang-for-the-buck upgrade that I've ever done for microdynamics and plankton was listening in a nearly pitch black room.
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      3. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        Yeah, I cover LEDs that are on. You can still see a little light spill into nearby LED holes.
        Aug 16, 2018
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        If you're really lucky, messing with plankton in a pitch-black dark room, you might get phosphorescence.

        If you're really unlucky, you get swallowed up by the whale which is aiming for the plankton

        :)

        (I'm just envious because I'm too deaf for plankton ;) )
        Aug 17, 2018
      5. westermac
        westermac
        Aug 17, 2018
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    9. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      2-channel setup now feels complete. Lord give me the strength to keep my eyes and keyboard from wandering.
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      3. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        Feb 3, 2018
      4. bengo
        bengo
        Next logical step would be room treatments, if you can live with the aesthetics
        Feb 4, 2018
      5. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        That, I have done. A couple thick panels in the corners (w/blankets packed in behind them) and thinner panels at first reflection points. I want to experiment with diffusers but can't seem to find any decently-sized affordable ones online.
        Feb 4, 2018
    10. erlebo
      erlebo
      Are the BMRs still for sale? I replied to your ad on US Audio Mart yesterday.
      1. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        Hi Eric,

        I texted the number you left me, unless that's not a cell phone?

        Thanks,
        Will
        Aug 27, 2017
    11. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      Okay, does anyone else think music sounds better at night?
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      2. k4rstar
      3. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        Did you end up getting that Haley in? would love to hear your thoughts
        Sep 8, 2017
      4. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        I did, though I haven't had time to really A/B it yet. Maybe I'll have a better picture in a week or so.
        Sep 9, 2017
    12. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      I just tried putting my external comp monitor flush between my tweeters instead of ahead of them. Holy fucking shit soundstage improvement!
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      2. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        If crossover design is good, it shouldn't be a problem. There's just a bit of a difference in the way ribbons present sound vs domes.
        Aug 24, 2017
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      3. A1Gear
        A1Gear
        Speaking of Crossovers... if you ever get a chance (after "burn-in" is complete)... I'm sure, I won't be the only one, who'd be very interested & intrigued to hear any of your experience & opinions on those Bhavas! Or just overall impressions.
        Aug 24, 2017
      4. A1Gear
        A1Gear
        Don't forget if they still sound off or synergize weirdly... it's probably your small-ish room as well as wall positioning/reflections/toe-in/tweeter-in/outward-position that is still gonna be a major if not the biggest factor to properly integrate your new Speakers...
        And, imo, second to that, is how good the Speakers actually perform... I mean they're probably uber expensive, so they must be great-er!?! :P
        Aug 24, 2017
    13. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      Thank you SBAF for leading me into the wonderful world of two channel. Sitting back and listening is so sweet and so addictive.
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Mar 27, 1988 (Age: 32)
    Location:
    NYC
    Gear List:
    Running Springs Audio Haley
    Lynx E22
    Rockna Wavelight
    Goldpoint SA2X
    Pranafidelity Purna/ma
    Pranafidelity Bhava
    HSU Research ULS-15 Mk2
    ECP DSHA3F Ravenswood
    Focal Utopia

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    2-ch: E22 - DEQ2496 - Wavelight - SA2X - Purna/ma - Bhava - ULS-15 Mk2
    headphone: E22- DEQ2496 - Wavelight- SA2X - DSHA3F - Utopia