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thanks Aura, much appreciated. I bought a used millet starving student and the tubes wont be inserted so I will have to do that by myself once I get the package
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No problem. Once you actually see the tubes and the sockets, the relationship will make sense. There is always a visible guide of some sort, whether it be the plastic piece, sizes, or a very implicit pattern on the socket.
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APC H15 and TAD 10" Sub $10 off for headphone club members

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f44/fs...0/#post5721124
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pics of the new HF-2 are up on TTVJ... and a teaser:

http://www.ttvj.com/index.php?main_p...rado/hf2_5.jpg
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dayum those look great. wonder what they sound like... isent cool buying a pair ?
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Yeah Julian is on the preorder list.
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Yeah Julian is on the preorder list.
guess we will have to wait for his impressions then dont we
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can i be added to the club???? i use hd-555 soon to have a pocket amp and new custom cable.
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I just got back to my house (spending the weekend at my mom's place in Culver City for the weekend as it's 15 mins from the hotel) and I must say that Can Jam is absolutely amazing. The sheer amount of gear at the hotel is staggeringly awesome. This being my first meet, I listened to so many headphones/amps/dacs I've never heard before. The conditions are such that I wasn't able to get a good listen to everything I wanted as there is just so much gear and the conversations being had in many of the rooms were loud enough to prevent me from listening as clearly as I would have liked.

I won't go into detail about my impressions for everything I've heard as it would take forever to write and I'm going to the movies shortly. I'll just give you some brief impressions about some of the more notable gear and the gear that made the biggest impact on me.

Sennheiser HD800: I listened to these through two different rigs. One was Headroom's new ultra desktop dac and their new balanced ultra desktop amp. The other was a ps audio digital link 3 with reference audio mods and a meier audio opera (I preferred the former). This is a remarkably neutral pair of cans. There was no coloration to my ears. The highs were smooth, the bass was tight, and the notes were very well defined. The soundstage wasn't huge (k701 is bigger to my ears), but it was larger than most of the phones I heard today. The presentation wasn't as relaxed as the 580s/600s/650s. That being said, it wasn't my favorite phone or my favorite dynamic phone for that matter.

Sony R10: I listened to the bass light version from a balanced singlepower amp that I didn't recognize and an esoteric sacd player. I need to hear these again as the room I was in was rather loud. They sounded nice but they were a little too polite for my tastes. The bass was unimpressive but the instrument separation was fantastic. These phones are very resolving.

Grado HF-2: I listened to these out of two different setups the most notable of which being an emm labs cd player sourcing a Luxman P1. The other was a headroom ultra dac sourcing a headroom millett amp. This is the first high end grado that I've listened to and I got a chance to compare them directly to the grado rs-1. I liked the hf-2 more. It certainly has the famous grado mids but it was tamer in the highs which is why I liked it more than the rs-1. I found a significant improvement was made when I switched out the bowls for flats. With the drivers closer to my ears, the sound was more dynamic and just all around more impressive. I will not be canceling my order.

Audio Technica L3000: These were the best dynamic cans I listened to imo. Incredible bass, crystalline mids, and the dynamic presentation that I find my self in love with make these phones a true wonder. In my system, these were the best phones I heard. In some ways, I liked them better than the stats I listened to.

O2mk1/O2mk2/Senn Orpheus: These are the electrostats I listened to and they deserve the amazing reputation they have. Are they worth their incredibly high price tags? For me, no they are not. If I had the money I would but I just can't see myself spending that much money on headphones at this point in my life. That being said, these are, by far, the most resolving, detailed phones I've ever heard. Every single note is crisp and well defined. They just resolve complex passages so incredibly well.

Smythe Surround System This system made the biggest impression on me. What it does is provide a truly honest replication of 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound through headphones. It's something you have to hear to believe. My explanation can't do it justice, but this is something I intend to hear again tomorrow. They were playing call of duty 4 while I listened, and I could literally hear sounds all around me and explosions behind me sounded as if they really were behind me. I'll try to provide more info about this later.

I still need to listen to so much stuff. The Headamp Blue hawaii se, the ttvj 307a tube amp, Grado ps1000s, Woo audio's new amps, ray samuels A10 thunderbolt, and Frank Cooter's electrostatic amp are all on the list for tomorrow. I didn't take many pics today, but I'll take more tomorrow.

Cheers,

Julian
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I just got back to my house (spending the weekend at my mom's place in Culver City for the weekend as it's 15 mins from the hotel) and I must say that Can Jam is absolutely amazing. The sheer amount of gear at the hotel is staggeringly awesome. This being my first meet, I listened to so many headphones/amps/dacs I've never heard before. The conditions are such that I wasn't able to get a good listen to everything I wanted as there is just so much gear and the conversations being had in many of the rooms were loud enough to prevent me from listening as clearly as I would have liked.

I won't go into detail about my impressions for everything I've heard as it would take forever to write and I'm going to the movies shortly. I'll just give you some brief impressions about some of the more notable gear and the gear that made the biggest impact on me.

Sennheiser HD800: I listened to these through two different rigs. One was Headroom's new ultra desktop dac and their new balanced ultra desktop amp. The other was a ps audio digital link 3 with reference audio mods and a meier audio opera (I preferred the former). This is a remarkably neutral pair of cans. There was no coloration to my ears. The highs were smooth, the bass was tight, and the notes were very well defined. The soundstage wasn't huge (k701 is bigger to my ears), but it was larger than most of the phones I heard today. The presentation wasn't as relaxed as the 580s/600s/650s. That being said, it wasn't my favorite phone or my favorite dynamic phone for that matter.

Sony R10: I listened to the bass light version from a balanced singlepower amp that I didn't recognize and an esoteric sacd player. I need to hear these again as the room I was in was rather loud. They sounded nice but they were a little too polite for my tastes. The bass was unimpressive but the instrument separation was fantastic. These phones are very resolving.

Grado HF-2: I listened to these out of two different setups the most notable of which being an emm labs cd player sourcing a Luxman P1. The other was a headroom ultra dac sourcing a headroom millett amp. This is the first high end grado that I've listened to and I got a chance to compare them directly to the grado rs-1. I liked the hf-2 more. It certainly has the famous grado mids but it was tamer in the highs which is why I liked it more than the rs-1. I found a significant improvement was made when I switched out the bowls for flats. With the drivers closer to my ears, the sound was more dynamic and just all around more impressive. I will not be canceling my order.

Audio Technica L3000: These were the best dynamic cans I listened to imo. Incredible bass, crystalline mids, and the dynamic presentation that I find my self in love with make these phones a true wonder. In my system, these were the best phones I heard. In some ways, I liked them better than the stats I listened to.

O2mk1/O2mk2/Senn Orpheus: These are the electrostats I listened to and they deserve the amazing reputation they have. Are they worth their incredibly high price tags? For me, no they are not. If I had the money I would but I just can't see myself spending that much money on headphones at this point in my life. That being said, these are, by far, the most resolving, detailed phones I've ever heard. Every single note is crisp and well defined. They just resolve complex passages so incredibly well.

Smythe Surround System This system made the biggest impression on me. What it does is provide a truly honest replication of 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound through headphones. It's something you have to hear to believe. My explanation can't do it justice, but this is something I intend to hear again tomorrow. They were playing call of duty 4 while I listened, and I could literally hear sounds all around me and explosions behind me sounded as if they really were behind me. I'll try to provide more info about this later.

I still need to listen to so much stuff. The Headamp Blue hawaii se, the ttvj 307a tube amp, Grado ps1000s, Woo audio's new amps, ray samuels A10 thunderbolt, and Frank Cooter's electrostatic amp are all on the list for tomorrow. I didn't take many pics today, but I'll take more tomorrow.

Cheers,

Julian
Wow, great stuff! I can't wait for your impressions of the RSA A10 Thunderbolt, although, I think it's only meant for electrostatic headphones. I think it's priced at ~$5000.00 too .
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