Gaspasser
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Gaspasser

Flatulence Maestro, Male, from Suburban DC

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So Focal has a $3000 closed back now. https://forum.headphone.com/t/focal-stellia-closed-back-headphones-official-thread/2704 Feb 12, 2019

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    1. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      The Overnight Sensations MTM are alive and kicking! Big shout out to @thegunner100 for telling me about these!
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      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I’m still in shock that I didn’t mess something up with the crossovers. I stuffed the cabinet and still need to experiment with the quantity of polyfil.
        Jan 1, 2018
      4. powermatic
        powermatic
        Way to go! Pics?
        Jan 1, 2018
      5. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I will work on a write up about the process and initial impressions, hopefully by the end of the week.
        Jan 1, 2018
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    2. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Happy New Years! Also shout out to @Luckbad for the high quality posts all over the place! Keep up the excellent work!
    3. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      I’m tired from all the sanding, staining, soldering, and wiring. This DIY stuff is fun and hopefully rewarding!
      1. powermatic
        powermatic
        What have you got going? Link?
        Dec 30, 2017
      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I’m doing an Overnight Sensation MTM kit from DIY Sound Group. It is a great starter kit. I’m hoping to finish tomorrow or Monday.
        I’m putting your old soldering iron to use, thanks again for giving it to me!
        Dec 30, 2017
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    4. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      1. paulkromz
        paulkromz
        Thanks suuuuuuuuuuuuur! :beer:
        Dec 27, 2017
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    5. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Calling present and former T3 owners: is Yggdrasil a good match or stick with Gungnir Multibit? Phones are HD800 and 650 (both modded) also using 2-Ch.
      1. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I’ve got the upgrade itch that is the only reason, I could also try Gumbreya but I need guidance, I’m only a Padawan learner
        Dec 23, 2017
      2. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Synergy is great with those two, depending on tubes it's quite the neutral setup. Worked well with 650k for me, hd800sdr needed EQ for my taste.
        Dec 23, 2017
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      3. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        Have not heard the Yggdrasil, but I have a Gungnir Multibit and I think it’s slightly warm and thick sound would complement the slightly lean sounding T3. Sounds like a good setup
        Dec 23, 2017
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    6. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      1. brencho
        brencho
        new releases for 2017, i'm into vijay iyer sextet, and anouar brahem
        Dec 17, 2017
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Second Vijay Ayer Sextet. Really great. Check out @earnmyturns list in the jazz nuts thread. Also, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah has put out a trio of albums this year. He has a unique and muscular style of playing and I've enjoyed his stuff.
        Dec 17, 2017
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      3. Changeling
        Changeling
        Dec 17, 2017
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    7. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Thanks @thegunner100 for the tip about Iso Acoustics stands. These stands fix all if the issues I had with Elac B6.
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      2. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        What changed?
        Dec 15, 2017
      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I am still building the OSMTMs, just waiting for the PCBs for x-overs.
        Dec 16, 2017
      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I previously had the speakers sitting on top of a media case. The stands drastically cleaned up the bass and the angling of the tweeter downward brought in much needed air and sparkle.
        Dec 16, 2017
    8. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Enjoy the 8 crazy nights, my fellow jewish homies!
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    9. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Anybody compare August and Everything After gold Ultradisc II vs Analogue Productions remaster? I have the gold and thinking about the vinyl
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      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        You really are my personal audiophilia dealer and I thank you for that ;)
        I am truly enjoying your old T3, at least it is in a caring home. I am just wondering how long until I start really hunting for a ZDS.
        Dec 7, 2017
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      3. brencho
        brencho
        Haha well other people did that for me so I'm pretty psyched to pay it forward! As for the t3, it's a great amp. I say enjoy it and avoid spinning headphone wheels as long as possible or as long as there vinyl things to do! But if a good zds deal comes along .... ;)
        Dec 7, 2017
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      4. MellowVelo
        MellowVelo
        I haven't heard the vinyl, but I have the DSD remaster from AP and it's sublime.
        Dec 8, 2017
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    10. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      I’m publicly, yet drunkenly, declaring my love for HD800 + T3 (the amp that keeps on giving).
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        nice man, love that T3 ;) hd800 was a great match for sure, especially with the right tubes. almost electrostatic-like quality to the sound. but i still couldn't shake my deep-seated preference for the hd6x0 and hd580 headphones.
        Dec 2, 2017
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      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Still a bit sad that i sold my T3...
        Dec 2, 2017
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    11. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      I have HD800 inbound, anybody have any spare SuperBAF Mod-approved rug-liner available?
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      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Is it the approved rug pad that doesn’t seem to be available anymore?
        Nov 26, 2017
      3. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        There is a Sonett 2 for sale here that will do wonders for that HD800
        Nov 27, 2017
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      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I thought about it, even PM Jimmy. I have T3 so I should have a good match with both 800 and 650.
        Nov 27, 2017
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    12. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Had a great evening of listening to music @Neal ‘s place. The BMRs are beautiful and sounded great with that old school class A Yamaha!
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      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        They don’t pair well with Vidar(s) though, which is odd. That is why Neal is selling his.
        Nov 26, 2017
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      4. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        I have a couple vintage Yamahas too, and you and @Neal say its a great pairing...
        Nov 26, 2017
      5. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        His Yamaha has a more mid-focused and more intimate presentation which seemed to mesh well with the BMRs. The Vidar(s) ironically were weaker in the bass/slam department on these speakers comparatively. I think the BMRs love class A power.
        Nov 26, 2017
    13. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      ECM streaming on Spotify...like a fat kid in a candy store
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    14. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      @zerodeefex any chance you have any additional laser-cut SBAF mods leftover? I would like to buy a set if possible, Thx
    15. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Just split up the Mjolnir 2 package. Now FS $620
    16. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Is it more desirable to buy an HD800 with later SN? Was there a revision? I’m considering buying a 10 year old pair.
      1. Mdkaler
        Mdkaler
        Don't know the answer. But I'd like to say materials do deteriorate over time. And 10 years is a looong time.

        Especially if you intend to keep it for another 10.
        Nov 21, 2017
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    17. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      For HD650/580, is T3 (maxed) an upgrade or more of a sidegrade from Mjo2 (WE396A)?
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      3. brencho
        brencho
        also Mj2 gives you some versatility. i had a Mj2 when i was almost exclusively using a planar headphone but it sounded totally fine with utopias and sennheisers too. some weird treble fuckery on the Mj, and not quite at the T3 level for dymamic headphones imo.
        Nov 10, 2017
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      4. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        I’ve only heard one MJ2 and it was at schitr and it didn’t sound very clean. Sounded grainy. Maybe it’s the stock Tubes. The T3 just sounds more refined.
        Nov 10, 2017
      5. WNovizar
        WNovizar
        In my humble acquainted-but-ain't-friend opinion, T3 are more of a sidegrade against Mjo2, since you have WE396A tube. As @brencho said, while T3 is more dynamic, the WE396A in Mjo2 gives you much needed soundstage depth
        Nov 11, 2017
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    18. Pyruvate
      Pyruvate
      Damnit, I basically work to feed my vinyl addiction now.
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        When music can sound that good I understand why...
        Nov 7, 2017
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      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        It’s good work for those who get it. Besides, just think of all the records you can buy with attending $$$.
        Nov 8, 2017
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    19. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Anyone have any success playing FLAC files natively in IOS 11? I tried without success using iCloud Files app.
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      2. monacelli
        monacelli
        I tried just now and couldn't get it to work through the Files app. That was with the FLAC files located in Dropbox and the 3rd party Documents app
        Nov 5, 2017
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      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        All my music is ALAC, but one thing I have noticed is that I can sync across 24/96 songs from iTunes now, whereas before it used to pop up a dialog saying it couldn’t
        Nov 5, 2017
      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Thanks everyone! That’s what I thought. I guess I will just keep waiting for Spotify to go CD quality and convert to ALAC.
        Nov 5, 2017
    20. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      RSA Nighthawk F117 is an excellent upgrade to my junior achiever level vinyl setup. Analog now surpasses my digital setup. Thanks @Pyruvate
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      2. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        Glad you made the upgrade. It's crazy how much work that little thing is putting in. I can't stop listening to vinyl now!
        Oct 30, 2017
      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Getting to listen to RSA Nighthawk F117 through 2 channel now. This is where this thing shows its true muscle. Going into Freya tube buffer is like PB&J, nice solid state-tube synergy!
        Oct 31, 2017
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      4. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        Hell yes. F117 on speakers is MILES ahead of headphones. That center image is just mindblowing!
        Oct 31, 2017
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Suburban DC
    Occupation:
    Anesthesiologist
    Gear List:
    HD800 SDR
    HD600
    HD650 KM
    HD58X

    Yggdrasil OG

    BW2

    EC S7 modded with Audyn True Copper and CDE Motor run caps

    Fulla 2

    Michell TecnoDec with RB250 special
    Denon DL-110
    Schiit Mani (new version)
    Emotiva ERC-3

    Overnight Sensation MTM