Loaner: ZMF Auteur (Canada)

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  1. k4rstar

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    I have a cocobolo Auteur that @murphythecat expressed interest in trying. since ZMF gear is uber expensive for Canadians and there is not much opportunity to try them here before buying, I wanted to offer my pair to fellow leafy friends

    if you're interested please reply here. if there is interest beyond 2 people i'll make a list of participants and write some loaner rules. if not i'll keep it a private loaner.

    thx

    loaner rules:
    • loan period is 5 days from day of receipt. i.e. expect the headphones to be shipped to the next participant on the 6th day. if you need an extension please talk to me
    • the loaner unit is for the participant only, please do not pass them around to friends/family etc.
    • ship using FedEx or UPS. if you have to use Canada Post, pay for Xpresspost and insure the parcel for $1000 against loss.
    • please take pictures of the headphones and packaging before sending to the next participant
    • this is my personal pair. by loaning them out, I accept the worst can happen. but please treat the headphones with the care and respect you would afford a borrowed item.

    interested parties (so far):
    1. @murphythecat (QC)
    2. @rlow (NS)
    3. @jnak00 (AB)
    4. @Tommy (BC)
    5. @CPSmas (BC)
     
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    Apologies if I missed it but is there much of a loaner program for Cdn folks on SBAF? Im not "friend" level or anything but just curious if that is a possibility at some point. Nice of you to offer the Auteur out.
     
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    Would it be worth trying these if I only have a Vali 2 right now? I’m on the cusp of starting to move up in the HP world (been virtually all 2 channel forever, just HD650s currently). Have been reading about the ZMF stuff recently. If you think I could get a decent outcome with Vali 2 (with either Yggdrasil A2 or Modi Multibit) I’d be interested.
     
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    @perogie not much over the years. it's tough, logistically. sending from Canada to US isn't much of an issue but you have to know your way around a customs form to send something from the US to Canada without the recipient incurring duties, even if the item belongs to the recipient. it's silly.

    @rlow I think so, I think more of the ZMF cans from entry-level gear than the high-end stuff I own.
     
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    Ok great thanks. If you go ahead, put me on the list then. Nova Scotia.
     
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    Thats been my limited experience as well, more of an issue having things come up, especially hard now given current circumstances.

    Even doing meets is pretty limited up here due to geography. I'll keep an eye open down the road for this kind of stuff in the future.

    The Auteur is kind of the forgotten ZMF IMO so it will be nice for people to get some exposure to it.
     
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    If there's room and I'm eligible as a non-friend, I would love to participate. I'm in Alberta.
     
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    please make a $20 contribution to the site and I will consider it
     
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    I just signed up on Patreon for the $3/month, which I should have done a while ago. I can do the $20 if you'd prefer that.
     
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    Would love to join the loaner and try the Auteurs. I'm in BC.

    Tommy
     
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    yes, please

    added. I am capping at 5 participants
     
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    I added loaner rules to the original post.

    @murphythecat please PM me your address, I can ship them out to you this weekend
     
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    This is so cool!
     
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    I received the phones back from @CPSmas
    the loaner tour is concluded and was a success! thanks to everyone who participated.
    hopefully we can have more Canadian loaners for popular equipment in the future :)

    @ChaChaRealSmooth pls archive this thread
     
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