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    1. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Retrospectively giving thanks to mods for banning me two weeks ago. Still standing behind the expressed opinions but the ban was justified.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        If everyone on here agreed about everything life would be boring. But yeah, now I'm suddenly craving bacon at 1AM :))
        Nov 22, 2018
    2. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Thought Yggdrasil A2 is da thing here... then read the "good audiophile DACs tend to start at $5000, or more" quote from Marv.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Most of the reason why the Yggdrasil is so loved is that it has excellent price-performance. It was kinda obvious reading some of the posts that there were better DACs around, only they were "fuck you"-level value.

        The Yggdrasil A2 is about the most I can ever see myself spending on audio gear this lifetime, so to see something /in its range/ that competes is kinda exciting. I'm sticking sub-$1k for now though.
        Oct 27, 2018
      3. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
        Magnetostatic_Tubephile
        @Lyer25 Sticking to sub-1k range for good might be the most reasonable move for the vast majority of audiophiles. Will be scaling down myself at least partially. I do have the money to stay higher... but the diminishing returns are too strong.
        Oct 28, 2018
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        I'm almost certainly sticking to sub-1k DACs for the foreseeable future, and it should be obvious by now that "value" audio has been closing in on the higher-end, but I know myself well enough to admit that I'm going to keep chasing better amps and cans as they come. Besides, the hobby's always been about chasing the last fraction of a percent; it's just a matter of knowing when you want to stop at this point :P
        Oct 28, 2018
    3. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      2018 HIGHLIGHTS SO FAR: 1] $599 LCD2C+veganpads; 2] Airist R2R(pre-fiasco); 3] MQA hate; 4] Roon-Qobuz coop; 5] Ukrainian headphone projects
      1. Huhnkopf and BenjaminBore like this.
      2. Huhnkopf
        Huhnkopf
        I have the Dekoni Elite Velour incoming for the LCD2C, supposedly they are similar to the Audeze Vegans. Looking forward to the changes. Hopefully I can drop reveal for good.
        Oct 15, 2018
      3. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
        Magnetostatic_Tubephile
        Think I saw posts with graphs from cskippy, and also some direct comparo with vegans, suggesting Elite Velours should work well.

        Anyway, the phone is not the last word in terms of speed/resolution and timbre is a bit less convincing compared to PMx2. Overall tone with vegans is world class though. Basically they replaced HE500 for me, being cleaner and more neutral with similar price tag.
        Oct 15, 2018
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    4. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      2018 LETDOWNS SO FAR: 1] No Gen5USB for Lyr3 MB module; 2] Airist R2R fiasco; 3] ZDTJr. hum issues; 4] Massdrop leadtimes; 5] Greedy Hifiman
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      2. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        1. Defying the laws of physics is never easy
        2. Is that thing still going out?
        3. Defo sucks donkey balls
        4. Will always be a trade off of their business model
        5. Capitalism has it’s down sides, hifiman gunna hifiman
        6. This profile post :P

        What’re your highlights?
        Oct 15, 2018
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      3. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
        Magnetostatic_Tubephile
        Highlights posted :-) Thanks for the comment btw, especially No. 6 is reassuring :-P
        Oct 15, 2018
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    5. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      The EC Super 7 available via french forum is tempting, somebody in EU take it (since I already got two tube amps!): goo.gl/J62bA5
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      3. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
        Magnetostatic_Tubephile
        Yep, TN forum. That is assuming you persuate the guy to send abroad. You would need to negotiate directly with him though (via PMs) or agree with a french native on SBAF to help you.
        Oct 9, 2018
      4. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
        Magnetostatic_Tubephile
        The only accepted payment method is bank transfer (or face to face transaction) which is also a limiting factor. The amp seems stock (except for a replaced pot) and working fine.
        Oct 9, 2018
      5. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        If he has an Eddie Current he probably knew enough English to order it. Or even check if he's a member here first.
        Oct 9, 2018
    6. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      To those missing rumbling subbass on Kenzie - 8ohm out is a significant upgrade over 32ohm. Kenzie vs Stratus now being a very even match.
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      2. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
        Magnetostatic_Tubephile
        Full tube amps are very natural sounding but the great ones ( = versatile, without large cons) are unfortunately also very expensive. The same can be said about NOS DACs. And now you pretty much know my story aka why I moved to high end even though I didnt really want to. :)

        Looking forward to see how your audio journey is going to turn out!
        Aug 9, 2018
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Thankfully the journey itself is fun, save for dropping more cash than one expects on a regular basis. I've already got my eye on some nice SET amps that are on the reasonable side of "absurdly expensive", the only problem left being demoing at home. As for DACs, I'm happy with what I have for now, so I'll focus elsewhere before going deep-end which I remember was also your advice from some time ago :)
        Aug 9, 2018
      4. famish99
        famish99
        which tubes do you use on your Stratus?
        Oct 8, 2018
    7. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Oversampling options of Onyx w/ HQPlayer = great learning experience! 2x closed-form OS is a good NOSvsOS midway... but NOS is the magic.
    8. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      @Donald North is some mighty, powerful wizard! Being enchanted by the Stratus these days...
      1. zonto, Mystic and sheldaze like this.
      2. zonto
        zonto
        I’ve always been intrigued with his stuff because of the sound descriptions, but just can’t get over the blue.
        May 5, 2018
    9. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Initial Onyx vs Modi Multibit comparo w/ Eitr: NOS/closedform OS difference is subtle, so are sonic advantages of Onyx. Guess I am lucky to be deaf?
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      2. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
        Magnetostatic_Tubephile
        I mean - the difference is there but its not like Modi Multibit is shit or Onyx is aggressively rolled-off. Both are very good DACs, Onyx being somewhat better. Anyway, NOS seems to be exactly what I was looking for soundwise (gentle, smooth, clean, natural) so I may keep Onyx despite it being absurdly more expensive.
        Apr 10, 2018
    10. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      How come that the registrations are still open? You guys seem pretty merciful lately :)
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      3. elguapo
        elguapo
        GUTB is a high bar, but we certainly have contenders.
        Apr 3, 2018
      4. FallingObjects
        FallingObjects
        Methinks you spoke too soon, registrations just got axed again.
        Apr 3, 2018
      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        Now they’re having discussions about who left the damn door open again.
        Apr 3, 2018
    11. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Fak*it, closed-form OS multibit deserves some serious NOS challenge before I settle on it indefinitely - Metrum Onyx incoming!
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      2. Thegabe
        Thegabe
        Got mine Friday. Sounds amazing! Money well spent.
        Apr 2, 2018
    12. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Hi ashmozy, you seem to be a rather talkative guy. Have you introduced yourself already?
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      2. dark_energy
        dark_energy
        ashmozy is you average scammer/bot/rando. Talkative is an understatement.
        Mar 31, 2018
    13. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Got second-hand Kenzie as my first foray into higher end amps. First impression? That 600ohm output rocks!
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      2. captkirk
        captkirk
        I thoroughly enjoyed my Kenzie, especially with my HD6XX. Great amp!!!
        Mar 15, 2018
    14. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Wow, that Audeze Mobius looks really interesting... the future is coming?
      1. hawaiiancerveza and yotacowboy like this.
    15. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      That feeling when youre either screwed (not enough ballz to spend 2K+ EUR for EC/DNA amp)...or screwed again (no 2nd hand EC/DNA amps in EU)
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    16. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Magnetostatic_Tubephile
    17. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      1st take on my LCD2Cs: Solid ergonomics. No muddiness, just clarity. Only buy LCD2C (affordable) or LCD4 (endgame) from Audeze now.
    18. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      The ultimate comfort test: Wear headphones for several hours after teeth surgery in hospital!
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    19. Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      Magnetostatic_Tubephile
      For the last 6 months with PMx2, being amazed every single day with whatever music is thrown at them. Must be the new toy syndrome...
      1. Colgin, gaspasser, 9suns and 2 others like this.
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