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ZDS/Utopia pairing is absolutely thrilling. Jan 25, 2017

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    1. Artasia
      Artasia
      @brencho Sorry for the delayed PM reply, man. Had an accident that affected my vision, thus limiting my screen time beyond cursory reading.
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        No worries my friend! Figured you were busy but not unwell! Hope you get fixed up real soon. I once had a scar on my eye from a piece of rat skull. Long story.
        Apr 15, 2017
    2. Artasia
      Artasia
      ZDS/Utopia pairing is absolutely thrilling.
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      2. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        Jealous. :) Wonder how the HD 600 and Sonett 2 would acquit itself by comparison.
        Jan 26, 2017
      3. bazelio
        bazelio
        Right!?
        Jan 26, 2017
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      4. Artasia
        Artasia
        @Huxleigh Probably favorably. I would really appreciate the opportunity to hear the Sonnet 2.
        Jan 27, 2017
    3. Artasia
      Artasia
      Do I finally buy zX2 for Andros (currently using iphone) or Lynx card for AES input to Yggy (currently using USB)? Really hard decision.
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      3. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        Speaking as someone who struggled with a ZX-2 purchase, I can tell you unequivocally that it is a dramatic step up over the iPhone with the Andro. The improvement is not subtle. And the device is a pleasure to use. Can't comment on the benefits of a good AES interface, but a new gadget to play with sure seems like it'd be a lot more fun as purchases go.
        Jan 11, 2017
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      4. brencho
        brencho
        Do whatever you spend more time with. Both awesome. Ultimately you'll probably do both anyway :) if I had a zds and yggy I'd want a lynx with that ASAP.
        Jan 11, 2017
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      5. Artasia
        Artasia
        I kept getting an error for my longer reply. In a word, thank you for your well-reasoned arguments. The cogency of each position explains why this decision is so complex.
        Jan 12, 2017
    4. Artasia
      Artasia
      Shit happens.
      1. brencho
        brencho
        seriously. today, a hummingbird dropped from high up in a eucalyptus onto a chair next to me while i was having a coffee this afternoon. i hope it survives the night.
        Nov 30, 2016
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      2. ultrabike
        ultrabike
        Hope all is well. And if not, hope things get much better.
        Nov 30, 2016
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      3. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        Yes, it does.
        Nov 30, 2016
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    5. Artasia
      Artasia
      Those in Chicago area, consider attending Lyric Opera's production of Wagner's Das Rheingold, which is now playing through October.
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      2. mrweirdude
        mrweirdude
        Can you send a link? I am interested in attending.
        Oct 6, 2016
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      3. OJneg
        OJneg
        Thanks for the heads up. Not a big opera guy but I'd be interested in checking out the facility.
        Oct 6, 2016
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    6. Artasia
      Artasia
      Inspired by Marv's shot of Duran Duran's Rio LP in the Utopia thread, I tried my chances with Tidal's version --compressed, lifeless, shit.
      1. Artasia
        Artasia
        Completely unlistenable, and since I want to listen to this album tonight, I am a bit bummed.
        Aug 26, 2016
      2. brencho
        brencho
        Interesting! Is this true for tidal more generally? haven't really tried tidal, but have been using Spotify, which I'm assuming would suffer similar criticism,unless it's record dependent or something
        Aug 26, 2016
    7. Artasia
      Artasia
      Purplehearts are absolutely outstanding. Very much worth the wait since March. Driving them with ZDS and @MisterRogers The Wire atm. CTH inc
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      2. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        Well, at least that's a fairly easily correctable issue. Much harder to deal with the weight of inadequately balanced wooden cups. If I find myself in the market to buy a closed can in near future, this'll be at the top of my list. Seriously dig the color.
        Aug 18, 2016
      3. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        That's gonna look great next to the Purple Heart Pavane DAC :-)
        Aug 19, 2016
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      4. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        Mine (finally) arrived today. At first blush, me likey. They seem easy to wear for hours at a stretch. Already packing my Alpha Dogs for sale...
        Aug 20, 2016
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    8. Artasia
      Artasia
      Reluctantly had to pass on Jon's lovely Pavane. I am DAC-less like @FlySweep. Gumby sold and Yggy inbound. Andromedas keep me company.
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      3. Artasia
        Artasia
        It is not. Used less than 10 hours. I am very happy to have the opportunity to own the Yggy. My heart and soul were set on your Pavane, however.
        Jul 31, 2016
      4. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        Congrats on the Yggy. I wanna hear how the CTH scales with it! Anything you didn't like about the Gumby or are you just ready to move up?
        Jul 31, 2016
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      5. Artasia
        Artasia
        Thank you. I will let you know. I still use the CTH almost daily (as my morning routine/coffee amp) despite owning more expensive amps.

        I loved the Gumby very much but always wanted to try the Yggy and, more recently, the Pavane.
        Jul 31, 2016
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    9. Artasia
      Artasia
      Transported to the Twilight Zone indeed--ZDS has altered my perception of what is possible with the Senns and my music collection.
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    10. Artasia
      Artasia
      Girlfriend likes HE-6 via Bryston 2B over ZDS with HD650/HD800 (modded). Ohhgourami would be proud...
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      3. Artasia
        Artasia
        Bingo!
        May 27, 2016
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      4. Marvey
        Marvey
        Maybe she can be Ohhgourami's girlfriend?
        May 27, 2016
      5. Artasia
        Artasia
        Or MisterRogers. She now prefers his build of the CTH over all of them.
        May 27, 2016
    11. Artasia
      Artasia
      Godfucking damnit. The ZDS is sitting in two boxes right behind me as I work on the final touches of this project. Must...work...first...
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      3. Artasia
        Artasia
        Lol!
        No idea about that episode but thanks for your commiseration. Feels bad man...
        May 24, 2016
      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        May 24, 2016
      5. Artasia
        Artasia
        Everything's hooked up now. This is by far the best I've heard the HD650s. Will post impressions hopefully this weekend.
        May 25, 2016
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    12. Artasia
      Artasia
      Kinda considering whether to perform a hype-fi-style open-box ceremony when ZDS arrives tomorrow.
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        DO IT !!!
        May 23, 2016
    13. Artasia
      Artasia
      Belkin PF60 is fucking gigantic.
    14. Artasia
      Artasia
      Mutec 3+USB inbound. Not a painless purchase, to say the least. Blue Jeans BNC cable it is...
      1. Artasia
        Artasia
        : lots of back and forth between devil on the left, angel (devil) on the right. Thanks to Hands, Bixby, Luckbad, and MisterRogers for siding with the devil (angel), pushing me over the edge. If no noticeable improvement, will definitely be selling for a nice discount to SBAF friends.
        May 3, 2016
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    15. Artasia
      Artasia
      Listening to Mahler's Symphony No.2 via CD>Gumby>CTH> SD and cork-modded HD800. Really nice to read the album info and focus on the music.
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      2. Claritas
        Claritas
        Which Mahler's 2d? Plenty of good ones...
        Apr 29, 2016
    16. Artasia
      Artasia
      Deposit for ZDS sent. Never, in my life, have I felt as eager to own something as I have with this amplifier. I feel extremely fortunate.
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      2. JoshMorr
        JoshMorr
        Jealousy like whoa over here
        Apr 22, 2016
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      3. Koth Ganesh
        Koth Ganesh
        Mate, great choice. Yggy+ZDS+HD 800 = Bliss
        Apr 23, 2016
    17. Artasia
      Artasia
      Please try to talk me out of ordering the Zana Deux Super....I don't need it, right, right????
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        My advice to get a KSC75 and Penguin CMoy is too late. Have fun either way.
        Apr 18, 2016
      3. Artasia
        Artasia
        Haha. I already own a KSC75, Kramer and quarter modded. Will see if it trumps the HD650/ZDS.
        Apr 18, 2016
      4. shaizada
        shaizada
        Artasia. Just follow your heart :) You live once. Just do what feels RIGHT. Your hearing is never going to be as good EVER as it is now. Make the best of it...decide either way, but once u have decided, do not EVER regret it.
        Apr 18, 2016
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