ZDS/Utopia pairing is absolutely thrilling. Jan 25, 2017
ZDS/Utopia pairing is absolutely thrilling.
Jealous. :) Wonder how the HD 600 and Sonett 2 would acquit itself by comparison.
@Huxleigh Probably favorably. I would really appreciate the opportunity to hear the Sonnet 2.
Do I finally buy zX2 for Andros (currently using iphone) or Lynx card for AES input to Yggy (currently using USB)? Really hard decision.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hope all is well. And if not, hope things get much better.
Yes, it does.
Those in Chicago area, consider attending Lyric Opera's production of Wagner's Das Rheingold, which is now playing through October.
Can you send a link? I am interested in attending.
Thanks for the heads up. Not a big opera guy but I'd be interested in checking out the facility.
Link to ticket purchase as requested by mrweirdude: https://www.lyricopera.org/concertstickets/calendar/2016-2017/productions/lyricopera/das-rheingold
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.
Completely unlistenable, and since I want to listen to this album tonight, I am a bit bummed.
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
Purplehearts are absolutely outstanding. Very much worth the wait since March. Driving them with ZDS and @MisterRogers The Wire atm. CTH inc
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.
That's gonna look great next to the Purple Heart Pavane DAC :-)
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...
Reluctantly had to pass on Jon's lovely Pavane. I am DAC-less like @FlySweep. Gumby sold and Yggy inbound. Andromedas keep me company.
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.
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?
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.
Transported to the Twilight Zone indeed--ZDS has altered my perception of what is possible with the Senns and my music collection.
Girlfriend likes HE-6 via Bryston 2B over ZDS with HD650/HD800 (modded). Ohhgourami would be proud...
Maybe she can be Ohhgourami's girlfriend?
Or MisterRogers. She now prefers his build of the CTH over all of them.
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...
No idea about that episode but thanks for your commiseration. Feels bad man...
Here is the episode. So worth it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8mQHotlaFo
Everything's hooked up now. This is by far the best I've heard the HD650s. Will post impressions hopefully this weekend.
Kinda considering whether to perform a hype-fi-style open-box ceremony when ZDS arrives tomorrow.
DO IT !!!
Belkin PF60 is fucking gigantic.
Mutec 3+USB inbound. Not a painless purchase, to say the least. Blue Jeans BNC cable it is...
: 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.
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.
Which Mahler's 2d? Plenty of good ones...
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.
Jealousy like whoa over here
Mate, great choice. Yggy+ZDS+HD 800 = Bliss
Please try to talk me out of ordering the Zana Deux Super....I don't need it, right, right????
My advice to get a KSC75 and Penguin CMoy is too late. Have fun either way.
Haha. I already own a KSC75, Kramer and quarter modded. Will see if it trumps the HD650/ZDS.
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.
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