skem
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I have been listening to my system for 11 straight hours. This may be a new personal record. Nov 2, 2019

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    1. skem
      skem
      Amp arrived despite my not being home to sign for it! Problem: loose parts inside. :-(. No silver lining without cloud.
      1. RiddleyWalker
        RiddleyWalker
        If this is the ZDS, mine arrived with a similar issue. I reached out to EC and they had me unscrew the rubber feet, unscrew the screws underneath, and then make sure all of the components were secured. There were a few loose screws.
        Jan 23, 2018
      2. skem
        skem
        Yup. Did that and in mine there are two resistors whose leads snapped in shipping and a third that was never soldered. Awaiting guidance
        Jan 23, 2018
      3. RiddleyWalker
        RiddleyWalker
        Ah, that sucks. Sorry to hear that man. Hopefully it's not too hard to get fixed up!
        Jan 23, 2018
    2. skem
      skem
      “On FedEx vehicle out for delivery” — Such sweet words, a message majesty, an other Eden demi-paradise.
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      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Me too :P
        Jan 23, 2018
      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        Until later in the day when you get a message that says "Delivery Exception. Customer or business was closed or not available". And, of course, you've been sitting by the front window all day...waiting...waiting...
        Jan 23, 2018
      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Skipped that by having it dropped off at a fedex store so I could grab it on the way home from school
        Jan 23, 2018
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    3. skem
      skem
      FedEx has fucking delayed the delivery of my ZDS 3 times! A plague upon their house.
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      3. Dino
        Dino
        Jan 22, 2018
      4. skem
        skem
        To be honest, I do think FedEx are, on average, much more careful with packages than UPS. Plus my local UPS guy has a grudge against me for getting too many heavy boxes. He’ll skip delivery attempts on signature items and mark them as nobody home when indeed I took the day off and was home all day. Sometimes multiple days in a row.
        Jan 22, 2018
      5. Dino
        Dino
        Yeah. I think one's local people are probably key. I looked at mine on-line after I had the recent incident. 1 and 2 star ratings depending on the site I looked at.
        Jan 22, 2018
    4. skem
      skem
      Tolerated and tax deductible.
    5. skem
      skem
      mmm.... Triodes.
    6. skem
      skem
      Even more analog than you.
      1. DigMe
        DigMe
        I'm so analog I write emails with a quill.
        Nov 5, 2017
    7. skem
      skem
      Move along...
    8. skem
      skem
      Why I am here?
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        @Dino I never saw it. Must not have gotten enough upvotes.
        Nov 1, 2017
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      3. Dino
        Dino
        It is pretty disappointing. I remember that much, @DigMe .
        Nov 1, 2017
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        Nov 2, 2017
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    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    Gear List:
    System 1
    Metrum Adagio -> Pass Labs XA25 -> B&W 801 Series III

    System 2
    Metrum Adagio-> Ayre MX-R -> HHR Exotics TLS-1 Walsh F remake

    Headphone rig
    (Source)->Pioneer M-22 (custom) -> HiFi Man HE1000 version 1

    Have also had (owned or long-term demo)
    ================================
    Lavry Black DA-11
    Crane Song Solaris
    Dangerous Music Convert-2
    Hugo TT (uggh!)
    NAD M51 DAC
    Soekris 1541
    PS Audio PerfectWave DAC
    PS Audio DirectStream
    Benchmark DAC3 HGC
    Schiit Yggdrasil A1 DAC early
    Schiit Gungnir Multibit A2 DAC early
    Schitt Modi Multibit DAC
    NAD D1050 DAC/Amp
    Theta DS Pro Gen V R2R DAC
    Mytek DAC
    Mark Levinson Model 39 DAC
    Antelope Zodiac Gold + Voltikus

    Pass Labs XA30.8
    First Watt F5 Turbo
    Benchmark AHB2 Amp
    NAD - M22 Class D
    B&O ICEpower 125ASX2 Class D
    Schiit Asgard2 Amp
    Dragon Inspire IHA-1
    Eddie Current Zana Deux
    AURALiC Taurus MkII Amp
    Woo WA3 Amp

    HE-6 unmodded
    HE6 felt mod
    Focal Elear
    HE-560
    HD660s
    HD650
    LCD2C
    Sundara
    HD800 sdr mod
    Verum 1
    I like a detailed/textured sound that accurate timbre. I listen primarily to older jazz, piano trio, bebop, and classical. Sucker for a bit of warm tonality provided it doesn’t screw up timbre and imgaging too much.

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    DigiOne → Metrum AdagioPioneer M22HEK