Loaner: Jupiter Audio Research JAR 650

Discussion in 'Loaner Programs' started by songmic, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. songmic

    songmic Gear cycler East Asia edition

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    I'm not sure if I should post it in this forum, as it's not one of our typical loaner programs crowdfunded by our members and organized by @Vansen. Jong-hyeon of Jupiter Audio Research (ext1 at Head-Fi , you can PM him directly for questions: https://www.head-fi.org/members/ext1.460358/) has generously offered the latest revision of his modded HD 650, known as JAR 650, for a loaner tour to SBAF. He has asked me to post it here on his behalf as he is not a member here and new registrations are closed for the time being.

    Discussion in the HD 650 thread: https://www.superbestaudiofriends.o...ve-appreciation-thread.44/page-77#post-215736

    @Hands' review: https://www.superbestaudiofriends.o...mpressions-and-measurements.6694/#post-219597

    My review: https://www.superbestaudiofriends.o...mpressions-and-measurements.6694/#post-219849

    It should be noted that @Hands and I reviewed different samples. @Hands received the pre-revision unit without oval foam, and I got to compare both pre- and post-revision unit with and without oval foam, and coin-modded foam. I felt the post-revision unit with coin-modded foam was the best sounding combination, which is the unit that will be donated to this loaner tour.

    As usual, please post your location (major city, state) if you’re interested in the loaner. Friends and contributors only, for now.

    Hello SBAF,

    I recently decided to offer up the pair reviewed by @songmic to the SBAF community for a loaner tour. My hope is that many of our members will get to hear it and enjoy it, and be able to join in the discussion about these cans.

    I want the pair to remain in CONUS + Canada region for now. I might offer one up to the worldwide community later too.

    I'll ship this to Tyler (@Hands) first for him to check out this new version/
    I'll ship for free to the first person to receive it.

    After that, shipping fees can paid by the next person that wants to hear it.

    This is gonna go from person to person a lot, so please take care of the cans. Please try to keep these in a dust-free environment. The pads will really take a beating so I recommend anyone wanting to hear it do so with fresh pads, as per @Hands's findings. If there are any damage issues, let me know. If it gets lost, then it's the sender's responsibility to replace it, unless the recipient somehow influenced it.

    Have fun everyone, and enjoy!
    Jupiter
     
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    Gaspasser Flatulence Maestro

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    Anything ever happen with this? I would be interested in a loaner. DC-area
     
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    Sure, I wonder how it compares to the version that @Jinxy245 had. Austin, TX
     
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    Oh that's good, I thought I had signed up for this before... I'm less insane than I thought...
     
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    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    Me, last, or middle, depending how many people.

    The headphone will be insured via the SBAF insurance fund, which still has $1600 (down from $2k - shit happens). Ship with signature required and either FedEx or UPS which has more effective tracking than USPS. Also USPS pulls off cheap-ass stunts to not pay or only pay the partial amount if they lose it. In other words, do not use USPS. I don't care if you are too poor to use UPS or FedEx and need to use government subsidized USPS see. It sucks to be you then. No loaner for you if you want to use USPS.
     
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    I’m interested if there’s still room. Metairie, La.
     
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    I’ll need to remember to merge this with the thread I made...

    Someone remind me if I forget.
     

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