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Genelec M040s ordered - managed to snatch the last two since they're discontinued now woohoo Dec 11, 2019

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    1. chakku
      chakku
      8 week lead time for an Aeron lumbar support, or paying like double the price to get it shipped from overseas..
      1. chakku
        chakku
        First world problems amirite?
        Sep 15, 2016
      2. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        I recommend an "original mackenzie super roll" to my patients and it's an easy amazon buy

        maybe something to check out in the meantime as it's not too expensive, hope it helps

        edit: Oh whoops, you're in NZ, well maybe it's available more quickly there than the aeron
        Sep 15, 2016
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      3. chakku
        chakku
        Looks like they do sell them here, though I think I'd prefer to buy the one made for the chair just so I can sell them together come time I decide to get an Embody. I made the terrible mistake of sitting in that chair and now it eats away at me..
        Sep 15, 2016
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    2. chakku
      chakku
      I'm confused as to whether HD800X is a name for a new HD800 mod or just a collective term for the HD800 and HD800S
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      2. thegunner100
        thegunner100
        I only got to listen to it briefly, but it's probably the best hd800 that I've heard.
        Aug 27, 2016
      3. sphinxvc
        sphinxvc
        And that's thegunner saying that after just listening to tone sweeps =P
        Aug 27, 2016
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      4. chakku
        chakku
        The curiosity is killing me
        Aug 27, 2016
    3. chakku
      chakku
      digging the new measurement index
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    5. chakku
      chakku
    6. chakku
      chakku
      Caved into temptation and bought a Val2
      1. Merrick and brencho like this.
      2. brencho
        brencho
        congrats, let us know what you think!
        May 6, 2016
    7. chakku
      chakku
      had to work late and missed sr007mk1 auction...final bid was ~$640USD equivalent...
      1. Enigmatic
        Enigmatic
        I know how that feels bro.... Bids always end when I sleep! And during weekdays too. Grrr.
        Apr 28, 2016
    8. chakku
      chakku
      Auction on a Hilo closes in 3 hours, current bid $605.. On the fence about it because of the lack of preamp function though.
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      2. OJneg
        OJneg
        The LineOut can be attenuated, but it is digital attenuation rather than analog.
        Apr 22, 2016
      3. mtoc
        mtoc
        Hilo is better than Yggdrasil if you add a good linear power supply on it.
        Apr 23, 2016
      4. mtoc
        mtoc
        PS, the output level 0dBu and 20 or 22 dBu sound best.
        Apr 23, 2016
    9. chakku
      chakku
      Cutting up more cork for some measurement comparo
    10. chakku
      chakku
      Bass response from LCD-XC + HDVD800 was actually quite amazing. Overall preferred to the HD650 fed from all the Woos, Bursons and HDVD800
      1. chakku
        chakku
        Also HD800 out of the HDVD800 was surprisingly tamed.. Not sure if it was the limited playlist or there was some EQ applied but it wasn't all that harsh. I'm gonna have to take my HD800S in for proper comparo.
        Apr 10, 2016
      2. SKiring
        SKiring
        I can confirm this. HDVA600 and HDVD800's amp are surprisingly smooth yet neutral. Great for taming the HD800. Just not the last word on resolution.
        Apr 11, 2016
    11. chakku
      chakku
      Already started work on a second measurement rig, I don't like how much this one stretches my headphones.
    12. chakku
      chakku
      1. Serious
        Serious
        The HD800S might actually sound better with the dust cover: It seems that they calculated the resonator with the dust cover in mind.
        Do note that different couplers will change the relative differences: with the mic in my ear the difference is MUCH larger than with the flat coupler. Also mods play a huge role. Mods that make the upper mids more forward seem to be affected more by the dust cover.
        Apr 9, 2016
      2. Serious
        Serious
        Apr 9, 2016
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      3. chakku
        chakku
        Interesting. It's too bad that I keep the dust cover off because I can feel it on my ears. Planning on doing a cork mod comparo when I get the chance to print off the templates and cut more out again as well. Considering how terrible my coupler is though anything from it can be taken with many grains of salt
        Apr 9, 2016
    13. chakku
      chakku
      Turns out those makeup remover pads work quite well in place of a felt circle around the mic
    14. chakku
      chakku
      I apologize for making the latest page of the Measurement Setups thread even more difficult for those on a slow connection
    15. chakku
      chakku
    16. chakku
      chakku
      umik-1 here, i think i'll start with the speakers
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    18. chakku
      chakku
      Question the claim 'silver cables are brighter' and lose access privileges to the thread, first and last time I post on Head-Fi..
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Counter claim your gold cables are better. HF and high rollers are about the bling bling. So yeah, put a diamond in your Skullcandy and claim it is better than a HD800.
        Mar 20, 2016
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      2. HitmanFluffy
        HitmanFluffy
        Jesus Christ, that sounds too crazy to be true.
        Mar 20, 2016
    19. chakku
      chakku
      Cork arrived, time to get cutting
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      2. lm4der
        lm4der
        You're out of control.
        Feb 29, 2016
      3. Azteca
        Azteca
        I'll tell you when I've had enough [cork]!
        Mar 1, 2016
    20. chakku
      chakku
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    Headphones:
    Sennheiser HD6XXK

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    Genelec M040
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