Vtory
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Vtory

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Never think Kevin informative at all, but seeing he's excited with his own toy doesn't feel bad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGyq2fFPh_o Aug 7, 2020 at 11:51 PM

    1. Vtory
      Vtory
      I've been understanding why Phantaminum settled down with teton. With his specific choice of tube combo, Teton>Verite sounds fantastic.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        5k new is never justifiable yet for my wealth pov. But 2.5-3k used now feels rather reasonable if one is on the such an "almost totl" market.
        Nov 21, 2019
    2. Vtory
      Vtory
      I sometimes want to live in AU. Dreaming Au Wagyu is hella cheaper there.. shorturl.at/MRVW4
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        Nov 20, 2019
    3. Vtory
      Vtory
    4. Vtory
      Vtory
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      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        The Teton really comes alive with the TI 6528A, sold by TTVJ for 75$, a bargain and best overall but doesn't sound tubey at all.
        From what I've tried in order 6528A, GEC 6AS7G, Bendix 6080 slotted, TS5998, GEC 6080 and then the rest. Have fun.
        Nov 16, 2019
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      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        @m17xr2b I'm currently putting Haltron 5u4g, GEC 6080WA, and Tungsram 6SN7GT into the Teton. It's already fantastic. Will test your recommendations later too, as most of them came with the amp (except 6528A)
        Nov 16, 2019
      5. Jerry
        Jerry
        This will be interesting....Always wondered how the Teton sounds.
        Nov 17, 2019
    5. Vtory
      Vtory
      Teton loaner incoming tomorrow. Something I may never buy new (or used)..
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    6. Vtory
      Vtory
      3F finally came back home. Verite is shining again. BF2 > 3F > Verite = super happy listening time
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    7. Vtory
      Vtory
      Hugely regretting that I am not living in CA (reading ChaCha meet impressions)
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        It's okay. At least you can get a house for under 7 figures without worrying about it burning up
        Nov 12, 2019
      3. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Or sliding down a hill.
        Nov 12, 2019
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      4. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        I'm starting to think I may look to keep renting in LA and potentially/hopefully buy rental condos elsewhere. Vegas, Nashville, wherever...
        Nov 13, 2019
    8. Vtory
      Vtory
      My DSHA-3F returning.. Been missing it a lot.
    9. Vtory
      Vtory
      Started a new hobby: cooking steaks. It's money-consuming but quite worth it. Reverse searing or sous-vide+great meats best $-$$ restaurants
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        ^Oh Gawd...
        Nov 5, 2019
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        Interesting. Haven't thought of butter things much. I will check it out!

        Umai bag is also what I keep my eyes on these days.. it seems to make home dry aging very feasible (if it works as claimed).
        Nov 5, 2019
      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I love the Alton Brown method of cooking steaks. Gets the house smokey though.
        Nov 5, 2019
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    10. Vtory
      Vtory
      1)SBAF target is neither group work nor consensus; 2)Target here is a ref coordinate sys rather than strict pref indicator(FU ora****/ol***)
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      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        For point #1, 'target' is superfluous :)
        Nov 4, 2019
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    11. Vtory
      Vtory
      MrS now became "Dan Clark Audio", with an announcement of Aeon 2s (open/closed) . Hmm.
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      2. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        @mkozlows my daily driver for the last 4 years has been the Oppo pm-3. I got them reupholstered a couple weeks ago. I'll have to check these out.
        Nov 1, 2019
      3. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        The one combo that stuck with me long after I sold it was the AFO+Gilmore Lite MK2. Great tone and timbre. Sold it on the account that the small sound stage made me feel claustrophobic. I may need to revisit that combo and see if I can’t simplify my set up.
        Nov 2, 2019
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      4. Elmer Danilovich
        Elmer Danilovich
        I bought A2C after not liking it at CAF, and in my own system I have to say I'm impressed. The Staging, detail and less coarse mid-range are the most noticeable improvements, OG AFC Sounds kinda honky in comparison. Macrodynamics are better too still not quite on par with HD 600 but better than Ether CX or OG AFC for sure
        Nov 25, 2019
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    12. Vtory
      Vtory
      Verite Closed hands-on: Verite is rivaled ONLY by verite closed, and vice versa.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Have always assumed that closed back is meaningful only when isolation needed, regardless of price points. But this VC.. just sounds great with larger stages and more articulated highs (than VO). Typical disadvantages of closed back are surprisingly minimal.
        Oct 17, 2019
      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        It would be interesting to see if you prefer one over the other. Personally, I found that I tended to forget which was on my head.
        Oct 18, 2019
    13. Vtory
      Vtory
      Auroruses in the house. Jaw dropping good. One is hd650-ish sounding closed back. The other (open) is what I wanted hd800 to be.
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        Let me add. Borealis (open back) isn't amp picky. It can work well with even out of topping dx3. No hint of annoyance or shit, which hd800 often presents when paired wrongly.

        But 3F drives it to another level. Really serious synergy.. alluring me every second.
        Oct 13, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Looking forward to when you're comfortable with a proper review plus measurements if it's not too much of a PITA!
        Oct 13, 2019
      5. Vtory
        Vtory
        (Preliminary) measurements already taken this morning lol. Will post review/impression/measurements later this week as I want to take more time for in-depth listening, investigation, and interpretation.
        Oct 13, 2019
    14. Vtory
      Vtory
      Found room temperature affects headphone preference: 81-84F=SR1a wins; 77F or below=Verite wins
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      3. Serious
        Serious
        Temperature absolutely does change things. Depending on the suspension material they might get stiffer as it gets cooler, cone properties might change, etc. I know my Voxativ drivers have repeatable changes in FR and distortion depending on temperature and humidity.
        Oct 11, 2019
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      4. Serious
        Serious
        I would also never let my room get to above 74F :P
        Oct 11, 2019
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ... I wouldn't let my room reach 74F! Far, far too cold!
        Oct 12, 2019
    15. Vtory
      Vtory
      Multinational companies doing business in China try too hard to please Xi. Not saying only Bliz**** but also Apple, Google, etc .. (sigh)
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        @netforce I agree w your thoughts. It went way beyond wanting to be politics free by the shear punitive nature of the punishments. They made a clear statement.
        Oct 11, 2019
      4. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        A business has a right to enforce their contracts.
        Oct 11, 2019
      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        At China's core the politics are communist. You want to make deal, they want to own you. That is it. Thing is China wants the innovation and freedom of thought of the West. Not going to work. Without compromise, nothing will work. Hong Kong is already showing symptoms. So complicated...
        Oct 12, 2019
    16. Vtory
      Vtory
      Two Auroruses and ZMF VC estimated to be here early next week at the latest. Excited!
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      2. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Two Auroruses (love that BTW) wow...your cup runneth over. Enjoy!
        Oct 10, 2019
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    17. Vtory
      Vtory
      Verite + SR1a combo have dominated my head time for four months in a row. Both very complementary, demotivating me to pursue anything else.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        I tried once (having svs 12in sub around) but decided not in the end. Found I rather prefer purer (but leaner) sr1a bass to combined one.
        Oct 8, 2019
      3. drgumbybrain
        drgumbybrain
        Sr1a it’s the Raal? What amp are you using
        Oct 8, 2019
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      1. Zed Bopp
        Zed Bopp
        Hadn’t really thought of a reason to update my 6s+, but this might be one.
        Oct 5, 2019
    19. Vtory
      Vtory
      From a digital-era guy's perspective, Sol things (setup included) look like completely different hobby. Cool. Tempting. Should resist.
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      3. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Also, I prefer speakers to headphones with vinyl. No idea why. I used to listen to records with headphones while doing homework.

        Maybe it was the headphones I had back then.
        Sep 5, 2019
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        I've heard some well configured TTs before (some super heavy ones included). Great quality heck yes. But I can't estimate underlying effort/time/energy to get everything right. It seems a world where experts can benefit.
        Sep 5, 2019
      5. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        It's not really as bad as it seems. It does take about an hour to get it dialed in (actually the Schiit video was quite good, so maybe less with such an easily adjustable TT). Most of the tables we had when I was young weren't so easy.

        After that, it's good.
        Sep 5, 2019
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    20. Vtory
      Vtory
      One totl dac and two (budget) amps to be delivered today, one power amp tomorrow -- all loaners. What a timing..
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        I hope you're ready to workout your ears.
        Aug 1, 2019
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      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        (not sure why it double posted...)
        Aug 1, 2019
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Good for A/B testing. Doesn't seem like you can do much in depth otherwise
        Aug 2, 2019
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    Location:
    Greater Philadelphia Area, PA
    Occupation:
    Some Research Center
    Gear List:
    Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo S / Elac Vela BS403 / ZMF Verite Ziricote / HFM HE-6SE / Grado Hemp
    DIY Accuphase A-60+ / DIY JLH1969 / Schiit Magni 3+ / Geshelli Erish
    Schiit Bifrost 2 / Schiit Modius / Topping DX3 Pro
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    PC|XPS → Schiit Bifrost 2 → Schiit Magni 3+ → Grado Hemp, Grado SR80e
    PC|MBP → Schiit Wyrd → Schiit Modius → Schiit Freya S → Schiit Aegir (x2) → Spatial M3 Turbo S
    PC|MBP → Schiit Wyrd → Schiit Modius → Schiit Freya S → DIY Accuphase (clone) → Elac Vela BS 403 / HFM HE-6SE