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I was thinking about some DR150s. Does anyone have any experience with them? My A900s, while great for gaming and blocking out the outside world, just seem to be missing something, and I can't put my finger on it...
    
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I was thinking about some DR150s. Does anyone have any experience with them? My A900s, while great for gaming and blocking out the outside world, just seem to be missing something, and I can't put my finger on it...
Niko-Time has(d) a pair.
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It's all stock. Paradisea v. 1.0. I'd prefer the v. 2.0 with the 4562 OPAMP, but this was a total steal at 400.00 and with the 50 dollar western electric tube thrown in.

May seek some mod services (where I can find them) to swap the OPAMP for me (it's soldered, whereas the Paradisea 2.0 has a DIP socket).

And it's not uncomfortably fuzzy ... just a bit fuzzed compared to the uber sharp solid state crunch I'm used to.

Gonna be ordering a bunch of new tubes as time goes by.

Also looking forward to how a decent desktop amp affects things.
from the pics looks like it's still a DIP8 op-amp so very, very easy switch. I think I even have a 4562 and socket on hand.
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from the pics looks like it's still a DIP8 op-amp so very, very easy switch. I think I even have a 4562 and socket on hand.
Just realized that ...

Even though it's soldered in ... it's still one of those big opamps, huh?

I guess this would make it easier to desolder and replace but then again, I've zero soldering experience so I'd be walking on egg shells all the same.

If you want it as a little project, feel free to give me a PM; this way you could install the socket for me *and* demo the unit.
    
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I don't recall who was looking for a good CDP the other day, but this is about as good as 'entry' level gets
http://www.av123forum.com/showthread.php?t=33478

I'd say stock is prob better than the Marantz CD5001. I have a modded version (Music Hall CD25) and it's quite a bit better, but has some nice mods above and beyond what the XCD-88 will have.
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Hi i would like to join this group

ATH-A900, Shure E2C


Thanks
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YAY, got my HD595's yesterday and......WOW!!!
    
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YAY, got my HD595's yesterday and......WOW!!!
Hot damn! A reason to start drinking! Just for that, I'll be cracking a few (or 12) in your honor this eve.




Congrads bro!
    
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I was thinking about some DR150s. Does anyone have any experience with them? My A900s, while great for gaming and blocking out the outside world, just seem to be missing something, and I can't put my finger on it...
i have a pair and absolutely love them. i have them paired with a beresford tc-7510 DAC/amp. the sound is very detailed and quite full. if you've read reviews you'll see that the soundstage is pretty narrow at first but it quickly opens up into a very full sound after a short burn in and can be mildely modded to make them open up even more. they are very comfortable, i consistently wear them for several hours at a time. the thing that i noticed most most when upgrading from a pair of hd515's was how much more detail it has. I hear things that just were not there before. They're fun to listen to, detailed, and comfortable. I love them. Is there anything else you want to know about them?
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i have a pair and absolutely love them. i have them paired with a beresford tc-7510 DAC/amp. the sound is very detailed and quite full. if you've read reviews you'll see that the soundstage is pretty narrow at first but it quickly opens up into a very full sound after a short burn in and can be mildely modded to make them open up even more. they are very comfortable, i consistently wear them for several hours at a time. the thing that i noticed most most when upgrading from a pair of hd515's was how much more detail it has. I hear things that just were not there before. They're fun to listen to, detailed, and comfortable. I love them. Is there anything else you want to know about them?
If they're that good with the beresford then just imagine about what they'll do with a good source/amp.

I'm not a big fan. I don't like when companies have shills on websites who just unabashedly support a company and claim they don't work for or are not part of said company, yet clearly have access to inside information.
That and I received a unit that had some cosmetic flaws so I was told that they would send me a new one, but would wait as they were very close to developing the next version (MKIII-MKIV) Yet, when the time came I never received it, then MKV came and I finally called up and said hey what happened to my replacement and then Beresford reneged on the offer, gave some excuse and sent me a couple resisters, crappy instructions and a new enclosure.
The MKIII wasn't a bad unit. I can see why it was popular, it was pretty good for the money. Not as good as my other DAC at the time, but good nonetheless, however the company policies just don't sit well with me.
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