m17xr2b
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Hardest part of amp building, waiting 6-8 weeks for the parts to arrive. May 24, 2019 at 7:36 AM

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Viewing thread DG300b Headphone Amp Build, May 26, 2019 at 10:02 AM
    1. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Hardest part of amp building, waiting 6-8 weeks for the parts to arrive.
      1. hikergrl, Jerry, Griffon and 3 others like this.
      2. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        Truth. I try to not even start until I have everything in-house. Sometimes I cave.
        May 24, 2019 at 7:54 AM
      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Nonsense. Casing is harder.
        May 24, 2019 at 8:15 AM
      4. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        truth.
        May 24, 2019 at 8:23 AM
        philipmorgan likes this.
    2. Kunlun
      Kunlun
      Best wishes on your surgery!
      1. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Too many of us are having surgery in such a short time.
        May 22, 2019 at 9:45 AM
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    3. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      10% chance of full recovery with surgery. Should get a cane and and change my name to House.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        All the best!
        May 22, 2019 at 12:04 PM
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        All the best. May there be pretty nurses, and may you get well soon
        May 22, 2019 at 12:13 PM
      4. GanGreinke
        GanGreinke
        Wish you the best!
        May 23, 2019 at 7:53 AM
    4. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      That planar bass
      1. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Got the HE6se from the HF tour. Initial impressions are quite positive.
        May 8, 2019
        Jinxy245 and Lyer25 like this.
      2. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Looking forward to a write up!
        May 8, 2019
      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Will dedicate time over the weekend for critical listening and impressions.
        May 8, 2019
        jexby and Jinxy245 like this.
    5. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      A month after my original injury my knee is much worse. Can't wait to get a solicitor on Monday and sue the shit out of my insurer.
      1. Griffon and jazztherapist like this.
      2. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        How awful, I’m really sorry to hear that. It must be incredibly frustrating. Did they prevent appropriate treatment in some way?
        Apr 27, 2019
        jazztherapist and Elnrik like this.
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Sorry about the knee. Hope it gets fixed soon.
        Apr 27, 2019
    6. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      After MySphere all my headphones sound muddy with excessive midbass. Shit.
      1. bengo and TwoEars like this.
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      3. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        That’s what no pads or damping will get you, a mudless life. How well do they extend and punch in the low frequencies?
        Apr 10, 2019
      4. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Mid bass punch is great on the 3.2 with good weight and excellent focus. Low bass is mostly non existent on both 3.1 and 3.2. Damn I miss them.
        Apr 10, 2019
      5. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        I think it’s time to strap the Harbeths to your head. Call it intimate-field.
        Apr 10, 2019
    7. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Staying up later than I've done in years. Stellaris/Mysphere is keeping me awake.
      1. bengo, Cryptowolf, yvv and 6 others like this.
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      3. HAL9000
        HAL9000
        I am interested to read your impressions... both are on my RADAR...
        Mar 30, 2019
      4. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        After the loan period I'll do a write up. There's a lot to take into account and still testing. Suffice to say I want one.
        Mar 31, 2019
      5. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Day 5, still can't put these down.
        Apr 2, 2019
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    8. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Was searching for a tube I couldn't find, twisted my knee, now I can't walk.
      1. David De Lucena and Hooncake like this.
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      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        I got 2W posh resistors and didn't realise the lead is thicker than the speedball circuit board holes. Managed to solder them somehow and ordered proper 1/4W resistors. I'm actually using the E80CC's predecessor, the ECC40, same bias applies and it combines the best of all 6SN7, E80CC and 12AU7.
        Mar 29, 2019
      4. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        @e.schell, you were right, I have a torn medial meniscus. The sacrifices I endure for this hobby...
        Apr 15, 2019
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      5. e.schell
        e.schell
        You're willingness to endure is inspiration to us little people! Onward!
        Apr 15, 2019
    9. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      By weird chance I ended up with both BH Crack and darkvoice 336. Why do I have 5 amps?
      1. atomicbob, Smitty and Jinxy245 like this.
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      3. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Did the wall color come before or after the DNA amp? :-)
        Mar 27, 2019
      4. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        After
        Mar 27, 2019
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      5. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Many amps allow one to experiment and reconfigure on a whim. BH Crack is like having an MGB among many high end sports cars in the garage. Sometimes fun factor outweighs other attributes for the day.
        Mar 29, 2019
    10. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Got to hear my K1K on a speaker amp for the first time among other things.
      1. m17xr2b
      2. brencho
        brencho
        That thing is huge. What is it btw looks like vitus.
        Mar 16, 2019
      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Vitus SS101, 80kg of hernia.
        Mar 17, 2019
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    11. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      New workplace, people have ultrawide monitors but use 16:9 rez and the monitors stretch to fit. The horror.
      1. obsiCO, 9suns, Griffon and 12 others like this.
      2. famish99
        famish99
        Time to quit then
        Mar 4, 2019
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      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Nah, it's all good, the devs know what they're doing and it wouldn't be a corporation if they didn't severely under use the available hardware.
        Mar 5, 2019
    12. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      I've ordered the test trail for Mysphere. If anyone in the UK wants to give it a go let me know. Should arrive in the next weeks.
      1. Jinxy245 and Lyer25 like this.
    13. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Highlight of my day, got called an assholl on HF PM.
      1. Kunlun, netforce, atomicbob and 5 others like this.
      2. restrav3
        restrav3
        In the words of homer Simpson: "highlight of your day, so far"
        Feb 27, 2019
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      3. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        You are HFing right...
        Feb 27, 2019
      4. JustAnotherRando
        JustAnotherRando
        On HF? A badge of honour.
        Feb 27, 2019
        Thad E Ginathom and Elnrik like this.
    14. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      one user hailed the marconi B65 as excellent, now all the overpriced philips 6SN7 marconi rebrands are gone from ebay
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I thought you said... macaroni
        Feb 7, 2019
      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        now I'm hungry
        Feb 7, 2019
        BenjaminBore and Thad E Ginathom like this.
    15. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Shortly after introducing a 2K cable, Danacable unveiled the Nirvana...3.5K for a HP cable. Next up the Orgasmatron for 6K. Poor suckers...
      1. YMO likes this.
      2. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        That Orgasmatron better be thicc
        Jan 29, 2019
      3. YMO
        YMO
        Eight inches thick.
        Jan 29, 2019
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    16. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      HD580 bested all my other headphones and everything else I've heard ever. Scaling is over HD650/HD800
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        tite tite tite
        Jan 20, 2019
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Modded or stock? I think a lot of us have settled on 580s.
        Jan 20, 2019
      4. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Dynamat, coin and no back foam with DIY cable. The headphones themselves are the cheapest component in my system and by a good margin even after tubes, cables, source etc.
        Jan 20, 2019
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    17. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Haven't used the BH Quickie in 4 years. Plan to integrate it back for speakers and remote control the shit out of it.
    18. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Santa gave me socks. Next year I'll wish for a headphone with HD650 mids, HD580 highs, Abyss low end and K1K stage.
      1. FatCat, EagleWings, obsiCO and 5 others like this.
      2. aamefford
        aamefford
        I tried that last year. I got socks....
        Dec 25, 2018
        FatCat, Merrick, Soups and 10 others like this.
    19. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Watching Lord of the Rings on bluray. Never knew how much I was missing without proper audio quality.
      1. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        It's has some very well made sound designs, especially in the caves.
        Dec 9, 2018
      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        That's for sure, there are so many spacial cues that make for an incredible experience. Prefer HD650 to the HD800 on the Teton.
        Dec 9, 2018
      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Throw it into the fire god dammit!
        Dec 9, 2018
    20. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      2A3 prices have gone insane. Used to get a good nos pair for 150$ a few years ago.
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      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Not to worry I have 4 pairs of my favourites, 2 of my second, 1 of my third, 1 of my fourth and 2 of my fifth. Good chance my grandchildren will have a taste.
        Dec 7, 2018
        jexby, cskippy and BenjaminBore like this.
      4. jexby
        jexby
        when my pairs blow up, i'm going to @m17xr2b house for thievery.
        Dec 7, 2018
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      5. brencho
        brencho
        The value and satisfaction of the theft would pay for a transatlantic flight many times over
        Dec 7, 2018
        Merrick, BenjaminBore and jexby like this.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Sep 21, 1989 (Age: 29)
    Location:
    United kingdomland of fish and chips
    Occupation:
    Something between IT and do it all guy
    Gear List:
    Power:
    PS Audio DirectStream P12
    Wywires silver mains cables

    Transport:
    AES16e with HDPlex LPS
    Wywires Litespd custom AES/EBU

    Dac:
    Metrum Pavane with DAC TWO modules
    Wywires platinum IC

    Amps:
    DNA Stellaris 422A/AVVT 2A3/ECC40
    Woo WA5LE 422A/Elrog 300B/ECC40
    Bottlehead Crack GEC 6AS7G/ECC40

    Headphones:
    HD580M with HE60 pads, DIY double gauge wywires platinum and duelund solid core balanced cable
    HD650M - not really using them
    HD650 stock

    Speakers:
    Harbeth P3ESR
    Dual TBI Millenia
    Bottlehead Quickie

    Got in order and sold except current
    HD598 - 2011
    Creative Xfi Titanium
    HD700
    Bottlehead Crack
    AD Labs RD26
    Bottlehead Quickie
    LCD-3PF
    TBI Millenia used as HP amp at first
    LH Labs geek 1000
    Heir Audio 8.0
    Project Ember 2.1
    HEK
    HD650
    HD800SDR
    Yggdrasil
    Q Acoustics 2020i
    DNA Stratus
    GSX-MK2
    Norne Zoetic(reterminated many many times)
    Abyss
    Moon 600i as amp for Abyss
    DXIO PRO3Z
    Bottlehead BeePre
    ZMF Eikon
    HD800SDR again
    LCD-3F
    HD650M
    LCD-4
    Lynx E22
    DH Labs D110 transport cable
    Woo WA5-LE
    Trilogy 931
    DHC Complement 4 10feet cable for hardwire HD800SDR
    Metrum Pavane Level 2
    Harbeth P3ESR
    WyWires Platinum IC
    Abyss again
    PS Audio P5
    HD650M V2(never sold original HD650M V1)
    Schiit Saga
    AKG K1000
    WyWires red and platinum HD650 cables
    Yggdrasil A2
    WyWires Silver mains cables
    PS Audio P12
    Jensen PC-2XR
    Lynx AES16 with LPS
    Apex Teton
    Cavalli Liquid Glass
    DNA Stellaris with AN input transformers
    Don Audio Phoenix Switch-Box
    Apex Peak/Teton
    Lynx AES16e with HDPlex LPS
    Sennheiser HD250 Linear I 600ohm
    Sennheiser HD58X
    Wywires Litespd platinum AES/EBU
    Sennheiser HD580
    I like things and stuff.

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    HD645, big tubes, end