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I'll join!

Everything I have at the moment is low-end; just trying to figure out whats comfortable before splurging:

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A wise decision my friend, as I cited in my last message.

Truth be told, I honestly should not bother looking around at this point in time. It just doesn't make a lot of sense when I have a good idea of where I'm going, which is somewhere in the K1000/HP1000/HD800 area. Upon hitting that tier, I've no idea what I'll intend to do.

The problem is, of course, crap like the K701, GS1000, (another) DX1000 still makes me yearn, and those are the sort of headphones I just need to "get over" the idea of and move on.
lol, I know! I almost picked up a pair of k701's I think it was last month... RS1's do make more sense for me though as they've been on my shortlist for quite a while. It will be some time before I can afford a pair of HD800's. getting my hands on a pair to make a cable is another story that I need to figure out soon though!

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soloz, how much would that run me?
for the SR225's? what options? I had originally planned to give them a Cardas recable as well as the wood cups and a leather headband. I've got all the materials here, just haven't had time
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Everyone say goodbye to Singlepower Audio. With the asshattery of this magnitude regarding Icarium's $16,000 SS1, I don't see how he can possibly recover. He has zero reputability - there's nothing left to recover.

Gollie, your amp is a fine bit of kit, but I beg of you - never return it to Mikhail for repairs if it is needed. And this is assuming he'll still be around to repair it in the first place. Nothing good can come from doing business with SP at this point in time.
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what exactly happened?
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hmm... I've heard a few different SP amps and owned two different ones, but they were all older. They sounded good, but a little overpriced. That is a nightmare. I guess that's what happens when people think a name will sell anything...
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Can I get on the list? I have Audio Technica ATH-AD700s as of 2 weeks ago, and love every minute of it.
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hmm... I've heard a few different SP amps and owned two different ones, but they were all older. They sounded good, but a little overpriced. That is a nightmare. I guess that's what happens when people think a name will sell anything...
I love my SP amp but that story is pretty ridiculous indeed. One thing I did not hear in the thread was how the SS1 sounded. I looked at the pictures but I did not know exactly what I was looking for. Sure, the transformers looked cheap but if they served their purpose, what was the problem.

Maybe Soloz can explain.
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I love my SP amp but that story is pretty ridiculous indeed. One thing I did not hear in the thread was how the SS1 sounded. I looked at the pictures but I did not know exactly what I was looking for. Sure, the transformers looked cheap but if they served their purpose, what was the problem.

Maybe Soloz can explain.
You can hardly classify them as transformers, technically yes they are, but a pair of crap wallwarts does not amount to any sort of respectfully recognized transformer section. As Pars from HF and HC said, "it's about as skanky as you can get".

They aren't serving any purpose right now, the amp is not functioning, just as it has not been for the past half year. Mikhail has failed on every level of service possible with Icarium's amplifier, even on the edge of criminal activity (attempting to force payment without shipment of the amp, which was complete disregard of documented agreements, etc.).
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