AdvanTech
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AdvanTech

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People like @m17xr2b make this community amazing. So grateful for his efforts. Aug 19, 2021

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    1. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      People like @m17xr2b make this community amazing. So grateful for his efforts.
    2. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      1. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        I have a Pass Labs XA25 to demo for a week. So far, I've noticed the Allnic pairs best with Gungnir A2, and Pass with Wavelight. Really different characters from both amps.
        Jul 30, 2021
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    3. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      Curious what people’s opinions are about the upper acceptable limits of feedback in an amp.
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      2. schiit
        schiit
        Optimal? Old Sumo amps used 26dB overall, and about 10dB locally. These were a typical voltage feedback design with reasonable degeneration and resistive loads on the front end, so not super high gain. When I went to 0dB overall, with 26dB local and error correction in the output stage, it sounded better.
        Jul 7, 2021
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      3. schiit
        schiit
        But like Marv said, it's about trade-offs. Magni 3+ uses pretty much all it's got in one loop, because that's what it has and what it needs. Some of our other stuff doesn't have any overall, or is degenerated on the VAS to lower gain and thus feedback. This is part of the tweaky fun stuff.
        Jul 7, 2021
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      4. Priidik
        Priidik
        There is only one general rule: When possible, do not use any!
        This is the key to get SS amp to extract from music what used to be totl tubes territory. For better bass, increase parallel devices.
        Jul 7, 2021
    4. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      Anybody willing to part with a T4 or trade theirs for a DSHA3F?
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      2. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Yeah I shoulda bought that T4 in January when I had the chance. :(

        But I'm really enjoying the 3F…I just wanted both. Eventually I suppose.
        Apr 15, 2021
    5. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
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      2. rlow
        rlow
        At like 4x the retail price of 2 Aegirs plus a Freya, not sure I would call them “competitors”, but nonetheless, it looks like a dynamite amp. Congrats.
        Apr 10, 2021
      3. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        It’s really just to see how the speakers like tubes vs sand. Prices might be wildly different but the Aegirs are really something if you have the appropriate speakers. I wouldn’t count them out because of msrp
        Apr 10, 2021
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      4. rlow
        rlow
        I can’t wait till they bring out the higher powered Aegir (aka “Tyr”) so I can get a set for my lower sensitivity speakers. Still, that Allnic looks like something else.
        Apr 11, 2021
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    6. Lemonhead
      Lemonhead
      I am most interested in whether the investment in this project is justified and whether you have made comparisons with some other speakers in this class.
      1. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        I have heard many speakers, a handful costing multiples in price of the 3WC-15s, and I think the caliber of speaker you get for the dollar is really great. Better for my tastes than some speakers costing far more. Your mileage my vary, of course. Your choice of DAC/turntable, amplification, etc. will have a huge effect on your enjoyment.
        Apr 10, 2021
    7. Lemonhead
      Lemonhead
      Hello !

      I am Dub from Croatia.I found this place where you say you own Faital 3WC-15 speakers.
      I am very interested in building these speakers but I have no information about them other than from the constructor’s site.
      if you would like to give me some very useful and useful information for me, please contact me on my e-mail: [email protected]
      Thanks in advance Dub
      1. Gazny
        Gazny
        This is not a direct message @Lemonhead I suggest you remove your email and message advan directly
        Apr 10, 2021
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    8. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      Anyone thinking of selling their silver Modius?
    9. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
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      3. Boops
        Boops
        How’s your commissioned build coming along @AdvanTech ?
        Jan 3, 2021
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        Jan 3, 2021
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      5. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Jan 3, 2021
    10. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
    11. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      How acoustically transparent have you found speaker grill cloths to be?
      1. Cakecake, bixby and monacelli like this.
      2. bixby
        bixby
        Cloth is decent enough, but frames can be a bear.
        Nov 24, 2020
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      3. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Always wanted to tear the cloth off of my Maggie 3.6R's haha. Modern production Klipsch grills are NOT transparent. No difference with the older JBLs I've heard though. Guess it just depends on the design and materials. If only B&W diamond tweeters were heavily stuffed, maybe then we wouldn't have 20dB peaks in the treble lol
        Nov 24, 2020
    12. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      Just switched to Windows after years in OSX. What do I need to know about all this ASIO business?
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      2. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        @Lyander the switch to W10 actually wasn’t that painful. Maybe it would have been different with the previous iteration of Windows, but it’s not that bad.
        Nov 8, 2020
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      3. bixby
        bixby
        Most generic asio software is not really asio. asio-4 all is just a wrapper for a windows driver for example. Asio should come from the manufacturer of the dac or Steinberg who invented it. Sometimes dacs or players do not work or work well with Asio. Waspsi Event is close in sound although asio better on many dacs.
        Nov 24, 2020
      4. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        @bixby Right now I'm using VB Audio's Hifi Cable to route all my audio through either my DAC's or Lynx's ASIO drivers. It's the only way I've figured out how to use ASIO without exclusive mode (I miss OS X). Does this make sense?
        Nov 24, 2020
    13. Cakecake
      Cakecake
      Thanks for switching the volume from 36 to 45 back and forth
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      2. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        Thanks for the most hydrating meet I’ve ever been to
        Nov 1, 2020
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      3. Dr. Higgs
        Dr. Higgs
        A+ for volume switching effort, but I’m still convinced we were just listening to the same amp the whole time lol
        Nov 2, 2020
    14. 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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    15. 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
    16. 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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    17. 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
    18. 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
    19. 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
    20. AdvanTech
      AdvanTech
      Does anyone have one (or two) Aegirs in NYC?
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Mar 27, 1988 (Age: 33)
    Location:
    NYC
    Gear List:
    Rockna Wavelight
    Pass Labs XA30.8
    Troels 3WC-15
    ECP DSHA3F Ravenswood
    Focal Clear

    Signature

    2-ch: Rockna Wavelight - Pass XA30.8 - Troels 3WC-15
    headphone: ECP Audio DSHA3F - Focal Clear