Loaner: ZMF Auteur

Discussion in 'Loaner Programs' started by Vansen, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. captkirk

    captkirk Khan's BFF

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    I appreciate the offer, but I think everything will be cool. I feel the participants will be careful with my shit, and knowing my little concern, will likely add a fair bit of caution if they consider swapping. That's fine enough for me.

    The cans will ship with the Eikon pads installed, with both pads properly labeled if swapping occurs.

    ... less dealer's choice, and more the likely consensus preference.
     
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  2. Vent

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    I'd like to be involved, if possible. Northern California. Thanks!
     
  3. aamefford

    aamefford Nothing like chamberpot coffee

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    Extremely interested. About 50 miles from @captkirk. EDIT - unless you’ve moved from near Sacto? Local pickup and a bottle of something nice for your generosity, and fist round of shipping on me?
     
  4. captkirk

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    Hell yeah! Can’t say no to that. I’ll pm ya.
     
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    Heard these at BillOhio's house a few months back, and loved them. Would be great to hear them for a bit longer at home. I'm in Southern California.
     
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    Sign me up if there's room please (Milwaukee, WI). Thanks @captkirk!
     
  7. captkirk

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    Let’s call this closed.

    @Vansen, I’m going to try and get these handed-off to @aamefford sometime this weekend. Route can start from there.
     
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  8. aamefford

    aamefford Nothing like chamberpot coffee

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    Yippie! Looks like @captkirk and I will hand off on Sunday. I’m in Vacaville, CA, smack dab between San Francisco and Sacramento.
     
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    Auteur handed off to @aamefford today.

    I handed him the cans, he handed me a bottle of rum.

    It's superb!


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  10. aamefford

    aamefford Nothing like chamberpot coffee

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    ^^^ oh good! Shout out to the BevMo guy then. I’ll post impressions in whichever is the correct spot for those probably next weekend.
     
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    aamefford Nothing like chamberpot coffee

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    They are ready to go to @Vent. I’ll get them out today or tomorrow.

    @captkirk, I double boxed them. I just couldn’t bring myself to ship in the single box.

    EDIT: They just went out, should arrive tomorrow afternoon. Signature required, $1000 insurance as noted in the first post.
     
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    Arrived safely. First impressions are a very balanced sound throughout. I'm impressed. Much more physically comfortable than the Eikon and Atticus.
     
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    "Ship with signature required, personally insure to $1000 (no USPS)."

    @Vansen I was just about to ship these off today, and read this. Does this mean that if they get lost, I give @captkirk $1000? Or do UPS or FedEx offer some kind of personal insurance that I'm not aware of?

    Sorry for my confusion.
     
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    FedEx or UPS will charge you something like $2 per every $100 to insure a package, with the first $50 being free. So assume something like $9.50 towards insurance on top of the postage.
     
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    aamefford Nothing like chamberpot coffee

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    ^^^ yup, that’s what I did @Vent
     
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    Sent on to @E_Schaaf. UPS, signature required, insured to $1000. Double boxed.

    These were really excellent headphones. Separation, frequency response were very good. Very quick. I missed a bit the romantic decay that I recall from the Eikon and Atticus. Physically, they were much more comfortable than their closed counterparts.

    Thanks much, @captkirk !
     
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  17. E_Schaaf

    E_Schaaf MOT: Upscale Audio (Thread Judge Code-6 District)

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    Received today at work. Played them off a Dialogue HP Integrated with an Auralic Altair as the source and was so impressed I showed others in the office. 4/4 preferred the Auteur to the Utopia in the same chain.

    Cant wait to hear them on my own home rig. I have 6 headphones to compare, its gonna be a fun night.

    There are certainly perks to working at a hifi dealer.
     
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    E_Schaaf MOT: Upscale Audio (Thread Judge Code-6 District)

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    Shipped to @Thenewerguy009 . He lives down the street but we couldn't figure out a good time for a hand off. Should get there Thursday.
     
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    Just came home, everything received!

    Hope to get some time on the weekend to try these out.
     
  20. zach915m

    zach915m MOT: ZMF Headphones

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    Hey guys - forgot about this with RMAF, when the tour is over let me know and I'll send some new pads to @captkirk

    Also just hit me up if anything comes up happy to support etc.
     
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