Vtory
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Vtory

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Convert-2 > Radial twins (Jensen) > BW 2 > Ether 2 .. nearly straight 2's Jan 23, 2019 at 1:46 PM

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    1. Vtory
      Vtory
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      2. 9suns
        9suns
        Apr 24, 2018
      3. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        @Vtory Crap, now I might get recalled. Ah well :P

        Real talk, I was more focused on mid-fi stuff I could maybe afford from 2006-2014, pretty much ignored big boy talk apart from reading/watching the odd review. Having said that, seems like Edifier's making good use of Stax at least, which is something.

        @9suns Glad to help!
        Apr 24, 2018
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      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        Yup. definitely. They know how to handle paying customers for high end products. And I also agree that Stax is "reliably" lazy to refresh their products. lol. That's good thing for sure!

        Unfortunately I was divorced from 009 two yrs ago mainly due to tonality and amp nervosa.. (This is why I am biased toward this news... oh well.)
        Apr 24, 2018
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    2. Vtory
      Vtory
      Need an affordable estat amps that do Lyr3-ish magic to my lambda.. (note: 252 353 006 no)
      1. JK47
        JK47
        Build one yourself then
        Apr 10, 2018
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        All DIY jobs have been traps to me: costed more performed poorer. Plus I'm not smart enough to understand estat amp schematics..
        Apr 10, 2018
      3. JK47
        JK47
        Then you shouldn’t complain
        Apr 11, 2018
    3. Vtory
      Vtory
      I have long wanted a funny tag for myself. Dream has come true! Love my tag..
    4. Vtory
      Vtory
      Wow dislikes are back!
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      3. elguapo
        elguapo
        With great power comes great responsibility.
        Apr 5, 2018
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      4. L'Orfeo
        L'Orfeo
        Begun, the dislike wars have
        Apr 5, 2018
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      5. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        With great poop comes great smells.
        Apr 5, 2018
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    5. Vtory
      Vtory
      2018 is weird and exciting. MCTH is challenged by Lyr 3 now. Lyr 3 will be challenged by MMLP after two months. What a soap opera!
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        In my understanding range of mid-fi is very wide in sbaf. For tube amps, from anything not that cheap (>$300) to anything not super expensive (roughly <$3000).

        In other words, "get XXX and save up to YYY" ... I regard anything in XXX as "mid-fi".
        Apr 4, 2018
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      3. Artasia
        Artasia
        The MCTH is half the price of the Lyr 3. They can be thought of as appealing to different price categories. If Lyr 3 is in fact better for most headphones than Rag, then either Rag is mid-fi too or Lyr 3 reproaches mid-fi status. Just my way of thinking about it.
        Apr 4, 2018
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      4. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        The term mid-fi is linked to price, i get that. Once in a while, however, something comes along that defies the term. People have spent 2 - 10 times as much as the Lyr 3, for worse sound.

        Sorry Monoprice, I'm betting on the Lyr 3.
        Apr 4, 2018
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    6. Vtory
      Vtory
      Between-tube difference, within-tube difference.. tube rolling must be a very dangerous adventure...
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Fun though. Once you find your tube you are hooked.
        Apr 5, 2018
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    7. Vtory
      Vtory
      Why do some randos have obsessive-compulsive disorders of posting? Or why are they so brave enough to ignore surroundings?
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      2. David De Lucena
        David De Lucena
        @Thad E Ginathom the penis envy theory it’s a very funny and interesting theme. We could found a thread in SBAF: THE PENIS ENVY VS EXPENSIVE HEADPHONES MATRIX, the state of the art
        Apr 4, 2018
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Actually, I think that what I had turned out to be simple HD800 envy.

        Thank god I don't lust after Utopia!
        Apr 4, 2018
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      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        Wow, while I was away (struggled with this damn dissertation..), so many comments have appeared! Of course good thing.
        Apr 4, 2018
    8. Vtory
      Vtory
      Cascade is a 120% beauuuuuuuuutiful product. The paradox is that myself wearing cascade become uglier.. Damn.
    9. Vtory
      Vtory
      Sir Solti's magic flute (1971) is truly fantastic.
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    10. Vtory
      Vtory
      Happy April fool's day!
    11. Vtory
      Vtory
      Listening to Dvorak's "New world" with lyr3+lcd2c. It's literally new world experience!
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      Vtory
    13. Vtory
      Vtory
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        Need to know what headphones you're using. I expect the performance to be similar for some headphones and fairly different for others.
        Mar 28, 2018
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        lcd2c(eqed) and hd6xx(modded) so far. Will try nh later. The biggest wow moment came with lcd2c.
        Mar 28, 2018
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      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Very cool. MCTH much bigger than I thought.
        Mar 29, 2018
    14. Vtory
      Vtory
      Damn, I knew "ignore" feature just before. Shame on me...
    15. Vtory
      Vtory
      After long hesitations (since last Dec), joined elex drop. Also considered to synthesize eclair(elear w/clear pads), but I might be too lazy
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        My mid-fi hp collection will be {lcd2c, hd6xx, nighthawk, srs2170, elex}..
        Mar 25, 2018
    16. Vtory
      Vtory
      48 hrs have passed since I ordered lyr3. Not shipped yet. Schiit please..
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      2. schiit
        schiit
        If you're getting a 115V Lyr 3, best to contact [email protected] and see what they say about it.
        Mar 23, 2018
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      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Just got shipping notification. Patience is good, I guess ;)
        Mar 23, 2018
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      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        @schiit there has been a noticeable improvement in customer service and communication this go round. Much appreciated. Have a good weekend
        Mar 23, 2018
    17. Vtory
      Vtory
      Decided to have a shoot-out party with MCTH and Lyr3 next week (both not shipped yet) Yeah! Kudos to tax return..
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      2. zonto
        zonto
        You rascal.
        Mar 21, 2018
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      3. abisai2
        abisai2
        I did the same thing because why not! My Lyr3 does show up tomorrow. :D
        Mar 21, 2018
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    18. Vtory
      Vtory
      Dear myself one week ago: Please wait for another week before ordering MCTH. That lyr3.. Oh well.
      1. lerrens
        lerrens
        I got a PM from myself telling me to save up cash for another few months for Mjolnir 3
        Mar 20, 2018
    19. Vtory
      Vtory
      Quite amazed by cheap audeze (lcd2c) and stax (sr2170). Everyone must hear when their frs are properly eqed.
    20. Vtory
      Vtory
      Finally I managed to make srs2170 rock: With aid of emulated/adjusted ed-1 and inversed polarity (all by adi-2 dac)
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    Location:
    Fort worth, TX
    Occupation:
    Grad student
    Gear List:
    [Headphones]

    Audeze LCD2 Classic, Stax SR-207, Audioquest Nighthawk, Sennheiser HD600, Sennheiser HD800, Focal/Massdrop Elex, E-MU/Massdrop Purple Heart

    [Loudspeakers]

    Tekton Lore, JBL LSR308, JBL 4408, Klipsch RB-51 mk2

    [Subwoofer]

    SVS SB2000

    [DAC]

    RME ADI-2 DAC

    [AMP]

    Eddie Current Black Widow 2, Schiit Lyr 3, Stax SRM-252S

    [Other]

    PS Audio PPP AC Regenerator
    My headphones journey (mostly in chronological order)

    ~2015
    • Sennheiser HD600
    • Sennheiser HD650
    • Stax SR-207
    • Audeze LCD2 pre-fazor
    • Stax SR-009
    • Hifiman HE-500
    • Beyerdynamic DT 880 pro
    • AKG K702

    2016
    • Massdrop-AKG K7xx
    • Focal Elear
    • Audioquest Nighthawk
    • Hifiman Edition X v2
    • Sennheiser HD800S
    • MrSpeakers Ether Flow Open

    2017
    • ZMF Eikon
    • Massdrop-Sennheiser HD6xx (Kiss+Coin mod)
    • MrSpeakers Aeon Flow Open

    2018
    • Audeze LCD2 Classic (Revealed)
    • Audioquest Nighthawk (2nd try; Heavily EQed)
    • Stax SR-207 (2nd try + Simulated ED-1)
    • Sennheiser HD600 (3rd try + with Dekoni fenestrated pads)
    • Massdrop-Focal Elex
    • Sennheiser HD800

    Signature

    SOURCES : DM Convert-2 | Schiit Fulla 2
    HEADAMPS : EC Black Widow 2

    HEADPHONES : MrS Ether 2 | Senn HD800 | Focal/MD Elex | Senn HD600
    SPEAKERS : Tekton Lore | JBL LSR308 | SVS SB2000
    IEMS : Etymotic ER4S
    ACCESSORIES : PS Audio PPP power conditioner | Radial ISO twins transformer

    (Highlighted: current go-to rig)

    "I don't know anything, but I do know that everything is interesting if you go into it deeply enough"
    - R. P. Feynman