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WTB: Sounds like Susvara, built like LTS, weighs like earmuffs. Jun 13, 2022

    1. Woland
      Woland
      WTB: Sounds like Susvara, built like LTS, weighs like earmuffs.
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      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        what does the susvara sound like?
        Jun 13, 2022
      3. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        To my tastes I'd add 'under $1k and easy to drive'
        Jun 13, 2022
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    2. Woland
      Woland
      LTS V1 has worked its way from 'meh' to 'my precious!'. Time to sell off my other open backs.
      1. Qildail and RestoredSparda like this.
      2. Walderstorn
        Walderstorn
        What did u do
        Jun 8, 2022
      3. Woland
        Woland
        First week of improvement was the EllevenAcoustica drivers breaking in. Next month of improvement was finding more comfortable pads and cable. Then it's just been a case of noticing what I reached for..
        Jun 8, 2022
    3. Woland
      Woland
      Browsing headphones today... Utopia is a no, but tempted by ATH-WP900
      1. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        I was eyeballing that utopia. I dont need them, I barely use my headphones as it is, but I do love me some Utopias
        May 31, 2022
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      2. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        If they break, can you get parts to fix them?! At what cost?
        May 31, 2022
    4. Woland
      Woland
      BubbleUPnP >> Audirvana
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      2. Woland
        Woland
        I've been using it heavily these past few days, and exploring the options. I love how you can disable extraneous services. Its Tidal integration is way ahead of Audirvana - for example it can play mixes and track radios.
        May 29, 2022
      3. Woland
        Woland
        The development effort and capability is just extraordinary for a $5 app. Especially compared to the $100 one.
        May 29, 2022
    5. Woland
      Woland
      What's happened to LTS V3 loaner? I was really looking forward to more impressions on that one.
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      3. Woland
        Woland
        @Vtory The LTS series are designed to be modular - meaning switchable drivers etc. Most reviews have discussed them as if they were standard all-in-one headphones. Since you tend to do deeper in-depth analyses, it would be awesome if you can give some insights about the headphones vs the specific drivers installed for the loaner.
        May 4, 2022
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      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        @Woland That's a very good point. Although I am afraid I may not experiment across alternative drivers (I don't have any), I will be focusing on possible perceived notions of 'module' as claimed -- from an average consumer's perspective.
        May 5, 2022
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      5. Woland
        Woland
        @Vtory Maybe you have encountered alternative implementations of the Peerless driver for comparison...?
        May 5, 2022
    6. Woland
      Woland
      Audirvana is trying to recover from their disastrous shift to subscription payments.. skeptical but I will give Origin a trial.
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      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        I had Audirvāna Plus and had to switch to JRiver when Audirvāna would create double entries for every single file in my music collection. I cannot figure out why or how that was happening and I just got fed up with it. I did try a trial of their sub based app and I did like many of the features but the price was way too high.
        Apr 16, 2022
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      3. Woland
        Woland
        Audirvana devs have some great ideas and technology but it hasn't been a good customer experience for many of us. I use an older version mostly for adding AudioUnit plug-ins for DSP to Tidal. My sense is that they don't give a damn how we use it or want to use it though.
        Apr 16, 2022
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      4. MellowVelo
        MellowVelo
        I haven’t used Audirvana, but I’ve had really good success with JRiver. When you purchase a license, you essentially receive lifetime support. The development team will answer questions about older builds on the JRiver forum.
        Apr 18, 2022
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    7. Woland
      Woland
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      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Somebody hit those speakers with the ugly stick!
        Apr 7, 2022
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      3. Gazny
        Gazny
        CNC speakers, pretty cool
        Apr 7, 2022
    8. Woland
      Woland
      Vali 2 powering high-impedance DIY desktop speakers -- lovely. Tube character comes through clear and sweet.
      1. Merrick, Gazny and Cryptowolf like this.
      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        I quite liked the Lyr 3 as a pre for similar reasons.
        Apr 6, 2022
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    9. Woland
      Woland
      Awesome new video by @Crinacle on the cringeworthy 'as the artist intended' meme
      1. Crinacle, Jinxy245, Cspirou and 3 others like this.
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    10. Woland
      Woland
      Investigating headstage: @atomicbob 's choice of Waves NX plugin is still #1.
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      2. Woland
        Woland
        Mar 24, 2022
      3. Woland
        Woland
        My trial of NX ran out.. will check the other options before committing.
        Mar 24, 2022
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Nobody is /proven/ sane.

        And hifi fuses don't help that.
        Mar 25, 2022
    11. Woland
      Woland
      Came across some 32 ohm speakers.. and feeling compelled to try them on my headphone amps.
      1. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Fwiw, caution is probably in order.
        Mar 4, 2022
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      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        I see you enjoy living dangerously...
        Mar 4, 2022
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      3. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        Eh he'll be fine. If they're efficient speakers and his headamp is strong he might not even notice the difference.
        Mar 4, 2022
    12. Woland
      Woland
      "$2,500 Ethernet Switch Effectively Isolates Audiophiles From Cash"
      1. PsiPhi, Syzygy, Cryptowolf and 5 others like this.
      2. Woland
      3. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        That shit makes no fucking sense.
        Dec 18, 2021
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Notice the company name. It's probably filled with sand.
        Dec 18, 2021
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    13. Woland
      Woland
      Dancing in the supermarket
      1. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        A group of friends and I got kicked out of a grocery store for dancing once. So then we went to the Legislative building and started dancing on the steps. The security guard game out wondering what we were doing. We said dancing. He said cool, wanna do it inside? Good times.
        Dec 17, 2021
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      2. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        Dec 17, 2021
    14. Woland
      Woland
      Is anyone using DSD or high-bitrate (above 96k) PCM for reasons other than upsampling?
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      2. Woland
        Woland
        And how much extra would you be willing to pay over the Redbook version? Just trying to get a sense of the benefit.
        Dec 10, 2021
      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        If it’s a better mastering than any red book version and it’s an album I love, up to $20 for a single album and $30 for a double. Although usually the hifi merchants have discounts or coupons so I normally pay less.
        Dec 10, 2021
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I haven't tried it yet but I feel like high sample rates are beneficial in a system with DSP. All that digital processing means that you get less digital artifacts after applying filters.

        I remember a quote from an audio engineer that 96khz was an ideal frequency for recording and mixing music.
        Dec 11, 2021
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    15. Woland
      Woland
      Whats a simple option to play mum's 78s? They're mostly 1940s.
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      2. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        All of the newer speed control Pro-ject turntables (like the debut carbon Evo) also come with a separate belt to run at 78
        Nov 24, 2021
      3. Woland
        Woland
        I've picked up a basic turntable that supports 78rpm, and ordered a 3mm stylus for shellac disks. How much extra value is there in a cartridge?
        Nov 30, 2021
      4. Woland
        Woland
        Got them up and running with a modern turntable and 78 stylus. Thanks all.
        Dec 10, 2021
    16. Woland
      Woland
      The recent MQA thread has gone! Motive!
      1. Cryptowolf, zonto, Riotvan and 2 others like this.
      2. Woland
        Nov 17, 2021
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      3. Woland
        Woland
        And as Tidal relegates MQA to its ORFAS tier.
        Nov 17, 2021
      4. Woland
        Woland
        Actually, multiple MQA threads..
        Nov 17, 2021
    17. Woland
      Woland
      1. Woland
        Woland
        What grill would 3Dizingof swap in..?
        Nov 15, 2021
    18. Woland
      Woland
      Gungnir Multibit = 22Watts, + MJ2 (LISST) = 50W, + tubes = 60W. Measured on 230V versions.
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      3. Woland
        Woland
        It feels wasteful having them powered on all day.. but it also seems to improve their sound. The least we can do is be aware of the quantum.
        Nov 14, 2021
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      4. Woland
        Woland
        @Ti_Leo Schiit's spec page was accurate for Gungnir, but lists 35W for (current) Yggdrasil.
        Nov 14, 2021
      5. Ti_Leo
        Ti_Leo
        Yes... I saw that too, could be different chips, could be my cheapo meter. BTW Holo Spring 1 L3 was about the same 25W while the uge Denadrips Terminator needed only 15W. Again, according to my meter
        Nov 14, 2021
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    19. Woland
      Woland
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      3. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        Substrata and Departed Glories, in particular, are favorite albums of mine.
        Nov 13, 2021
      4. dubharmonic
      5. Woland
        Woland
        Nov 13, 2021
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    20. Woland
      Woland
      I'm getting confident MJ2 sounds better when it's warmed up. My recent habit is to leave it always on with LISST loaded.
      1. Cryptowolf and Azimuth like this.
      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        The MJ1 and the Rag both have about 1-2 warm up time to really open up the low end and sound smooth. It is almost like a multibit DAC.
        Nov 11, 2021
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      3. Woland
        Woland
        1-2 hours or days?
        Nov 11, 2021
      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Hours, lol.
        Nov 11, 2021
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    Location:
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    Occupation:
    overthinker
    Gear List:
    [ Roon -> Pi4 w. HQPlayer | Spotify -> CCA ] -> Gungnir Multibit -> Mjolnir 2 w. LISST / 6n23p / 6n3p-e -> Speakers
    NW-ZX2 -> DT-1350 / LTS V1
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