m17xr2b
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HD580 bested all my other headphones and everything else I've heard ever. Scaling is over HD650/HD800 Jan 20, 2019 at 11:56 AM

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    1. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      The audio gods demanded a sacrifice, a NOS 1950 WE421 was destroyed. A well worth trade.
    2. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Recabling the K1K is a lot harder than it looks
      1. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        It looks hard.
        Mar 9, 2018
    3. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Damn, now I have to get the Yggdrasil again
      1. Scott Kramer
        Scott Kramer
        LOL, I listened to ya2 cold off the truck yesterday at noon... sounded like oatmeal or cream of rice and weird bass. This morning at 5:30 to ~8 was a damn event, wowzerz -- stunning.
        Feb 22, 2018
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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 to power everything with wywires silver and DIY power cables.

    Transport:
    Lynx E22 from PC and AES16 with HDPlex LPS in remote PC for transport.
    DIY DH Labs Silver Sonic D-110 AES cables

    Dac:
    Metrum Pavane with DAC TWO modules

    Don Audio Switch box to switch single ended output from Pavane to Teton,Peak and Saga working as a preamp for speakers. Stellaris is using Wywires Platinum balanced.

    Amps:
    Apex Peak with Volcano power supply(Wywires Silver IC).
    Used as a daily amp for youtube and random music. Currenty roling 6SN7 tubes. Will run 6J5 with adaptor.Tube list:
    Sylvania 6SN7W short and tall bottle
    Sylvania 6SN7GT Bad Boys
    Sylvania VT231
    Sylvania Chrome dome
    Sylvania 6F8G flat plate
    Sylvania 6SN7GTB
    Tung Sol BGRP
    Tung Sol 6F8G flat plate
    ECC32
    Ken Rad VT231
    Fivre Staggered plate side getter
    CBS 5682
    MELZ 1578
    CV181-Z 50 years treasure

    Apex Teton(Wywires Silver IC)
    Amazing sounding amp, just below the stellaris. Running with WE422A, GEC 6080 and ECC32. Other tubes to roll but I really don't:
    U52 MOV and Blackburn
    VT244 Sylvania,National Union,Ken Rad
    6080 Sylvania GB,Mullard,Bendix slotted and solid plate
    5998
    GEC 6AS7G
    TI 6528A 60W monster.
    Chatham 6336
    All 6SN7 tubes

    DNA Stellaris(Wywires platinum balanced)
    My big gun only for proper sessions, maybe a nice bourbon.
    Running only for HD650 config, the HD800 and AKG K1000 need a darker input tube for their best.
    WE422A with custom switch for indirect heater setting
    AVVT 2A3 Mesh
    6N1P-E

    Other tubes that are in storage
    2A3 Silverstone single plate
    KR 2A3(when they were good)
    2A3 Sylvania dual flat plate
    2A3 Ken Rad black glass
    2A3 Silvania S plate fishing pole
    All 6N1P variants and half of 6BQ7A
    There are two 6N1P-E variants with dual flat plates. One has smaller length between the two top micas and is brigter, perfect for HD650. The other one has twice or three times as much distance, made by a different factory and is darker, perfect for HD800 and K1K. Exactly the same sound otherwise.

    Headphones:
    HD650 modded
    HD650 stock
    HD800SRD hardwired with DHC complement 4
    AKG K1000 bass heavy with Wywired Red cable

    I roll Wywires platinum/red and norne zoetic between the HD650s. Each cable has it's own synergy with either headphones on different amps with different tubes.
    HD800 and K1K(except for hot days) are rarely used.

    Speakers:
    From Saga or Peak Preamp to amp only side of Harman Kardon 3490. The preamp section of it is crap but you can bypass it by removing the bridge and it's effectively a good power amp.

    Harbeth P3ESR main speakers on output A
    Q Acoustics 3020 for desktop on output B for youtube and stuff


    Other random stuff:
    Bottlehead BeePre with upgrades
    TBI Millenia x2
    Project ember
    HK 3390
    Heir Audio 8.0
    Bottlehead Quickie
    Various tubes like 12AU7,12AX7,6B4G,6DJ8,300B,274A and others

    Got in order, kept for a while and sold when thinning the heard for the next round of gear.
    HD598
    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 WA5LE
    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
    Don Audio Phoenix Switch-Box
    Apex Peak/Teton
    Sennheiser HD250 Linear I 600ohm
    Sennheiser HD58X
    I like things and stuff.

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