Raal Requisite SR-1A

Discussion in 'Headphones' started by Zhanming057, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. netforce

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    Swung by the Schiitr since it was along the way on my 80 trek back home. Will see how it goes with just the Vidar. Thinking about trying them at work with some McIntosh/Marrantz and see how that goes. Recently just sold a ton of older McIntosh so that is a shame that I can't get some for the home.

    No pics, it was just at their USA facility so lots of work benches and soldering irons. Really nice of Danny to spend some time out of his day to let me hear it and we talked a lot. Only heard it on the Bryston. Danny caught the shingles that morning and I could tell he was in some obvious pain so I didn't want to keep him too long while I listened.
     
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  2. Maxx134

    Maxx134 no one will touch his boy parts without $$$

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    I posted some after thoughts in my earlier post and clarified some details a bit.
    Also I tend to post critically only here .
    If there is nothing good to say I rather not rain on someone's parade.
    I could complain about all the new headphones out (as of this date) as I heard them all & none come in the league we talking about with this headphone or the others I mentioned in my previous post.
     
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    Agreed the SR1A doesn't hit as hard as a planar can. Decently balanced overall sound on it.

    Curious to hear it on some more amps to see how it can change up putting it on a powerful Marantz or McIntosh.
     
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    What source did you run them on?
     
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    I believe it was on the Benchmark DAC3. Used some of his songs and then switched over to my music and played with few different music and file options.
     
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    Zhanming057 Wow, I made it this far without being a friend?

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    Re: DAC3, it's quite a strong DAC given the form factor and price point. During Canjam I mentioned to Benchmark that if they could fit a battery pack in there, they'd have a very worthy contender to the Hugo 2 on their hands and possibly even achieve better performance by running directly off 12V DC.

    R-R is looking into releasing an official "Benchmark stack" which is the SR1a, DAC3 and AHB2 at bundle pricing. If you're interested in both the AHB2 and the SR1a's, you may want to hold off the purchase for a bit unless you can get a great price on the AHB2.
     
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