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Anybody compare August and Everything After gold Ultradisc II vs Analogue Productions remaster? I have the gold and thinking about the vinyl Dec 7, 2017 at 7:04 PM

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    1. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Anybody compare August and Everything After gold Ultradisc II vs Analogue Productions remaster? I have the gold and thinking about the vinyl
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      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        You really are my personal audiophilia dealer and I thank you for that ;)
        I am truly enjoying your old T3, at least it is in a caring home. I am just wondering how long until I start really hunting for a ZDS.
        Dec 7, 2017 at 8:04 PM
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      3. brencho
        brencho
        Haha well other people did that for me so I'm pretty psyched to pay it forward! As for the t3, it's a great amp. I say enjoy it and avoid spinning headphone wheels as long as possible or as long as there vinyl things to do! But if a good zds deal comes along .... ;)
        Dec 7, 2017 at 8:26 PM
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      4. MellowVelo
        MellowVelo
        I haven't heard the vinyl, but I have the DSD remaster from AP and it's sublime.
        Dec 8, 2017 at 7:52 PM
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    2. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      I’m publicly, yet drunkenly, declaring my love for HD800 + T3 (the amp that keeps on giving).
      1. Riotvan, Melvillian, brencho and 2 others like this.
      2. brencho
        brencho
        nice man, love that T3 ;) hd800 was a great match for sure, especially with the right tubes. almost electrostatic-like quality to the sound. but i still couldn't shake my deep-seated preference for the hd6x0 and hd580 headphones.
        Dec 2, 2017
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      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Still a bit sad that i sold my T3...
        Dec 2, 2017
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    3. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      I have HD800 inbound, anybody have any spare SuperBAF Mod-approved rug-liner available?
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      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Is it the approved rug pad that doesn’t seem to be available anymore?
        Nov 26, 2017
      3. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        There is a Sonett 2 for sale here that will do wonders for that HD800
        Nov 27, 2017
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      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I thought about it, even PM Jimmy. I have T3 so I should have a good match with both 800 and 650.
        Nov 27, 2017
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    4. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Had a great evening of listening to music @Neal ‘s place. The BMRs are beautiful and sounded great with that old school class A Yamaha!
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      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        They don’t pair well with Vidar(s) though, which is odd. That is why Neal is selling his.
        Nov 26, 2017
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      4. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        I have a couple vintage Yamahas too, and you and @Neal say its a great pairing...
        Nov 26, 2017
      5. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        His Yamaha has a more mid-focused and more intimate presentation which seemed to mesh well with the BMRs. The Vidar(s) ironically were weaker in the bass/slam department on these speakers comparatively. I think the BMRs love class A power.
        Nov 26, 2017
    5. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      ECM streaming on Spotify...like a fat kid in a candy store
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    6. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      @zerodeefex any chance you have any additional laser-cut SBAF mods leftover? I would like to buy a set if possible, Thx
    7. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Just split up the Mjolnir 2 package. Now FS $620
    8. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Is it more desirable to buy an HD800 with later SN? Was there a revision? I’m considering buying a 10 year old pair.
      1. Mdkaler
        Mdkaler
        Don't know the answer. But I'd like to say materials do deteriorate over time. And 10 years is a looong time.

        Especially if you intend to keep it for another 10.
        Nov 21, 2017
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    9. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      For HD650/580, is T3 (maxed) an upgrade or more of a sidegrade from Mjo2 (WE396A)?
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      3. brencho
        brencho
        also Mj2 gives you some versatility. i had a Mj2 when i was almost exclusively using a planar headphone but it sounded totally fine with utopias and sennheisers too. some weird treble fuckery on the Mj, and not quite at the T3 level for dymamic headphones imo.
        Nov 10, 2017
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      4. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        I’ve only heard one MJ2 and it was at schitr and it didn’t sound very clean. Sounded grainy. Maybe it’s the stock Tubes. The T3 just sounds more refined.
        Nov 10, 2017
      5. WNovizar
        WNovizar
        In my humble acquainted-but-ain't-friend opinion, T3 are more of a sidegrade against Mjo2, since you have WE396A tube. As @brencho said, while T3 is more dynamic, the WE396A in Mjo2 gives you much needed soundstage depth
        Nov 11, 2017
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    10. Pyruvate
      Pyruvate
      Damnit, I basically work to feed my vinyl addiction now.
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        When music can sound that good I understand why...
        Nov 7, 2017
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      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        It’s good work for those who get it. Besides, just think of all the records you can buy with attending $$$.
        Nov 8, 2017
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    11. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Anyone have any success playing FLAC files natively in IOS 11? I tried without success using iCloud Files app.
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      2. monacelli
        monacelli
        I tried just now and couldn't get it to work through the Files app. That was with the FLAC files located in Dropbox and the 3rd party Documents app
        Nov 5, 2017
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      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        All my music is ALAC, but one thing I have noticed is that I can sync across 24/96 songs from iTunes now, whereas before it used to pop up a dialog saying it couldn’t
        Nov 5, 2017
      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Thanks everyone! That’s what I thought. I guess I will just keep waiting for Spotify to go CD quality and convert to ALAC.
        Nov 5, 2017
    12. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      RSA Nighthawk F117 is an excellent upgrade to my junior achiever level vinyl setup. Analog now surpasses my digital setup. Thanks @Pyruvate
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      2. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        Glad you made the upgrade. It's crazy how much work that little thing is putting in. I can't stop listening to vinyl now!
        Oct 30, 2017
      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Getting to listen to RSA Nighthawk F117 through 2 channel now. This is where this thing shows its true muscle. Going into Freya tube buffer is like PB&J, nice solid state-tube synergy!
        Oct 31, 2017
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      4. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        Hell yes. F117 on speakers is MILES ahead of headphones. That center image is just mindblowing!
        Oct 31, 2017
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    13. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      If a cheap bastid like @Pyruvate pays up to get one AND likes RSA F117 Nighthawk, then I had to get one too. :)
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      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I found a deal on Fleabay oddly enough. Hopefully it works out.
        Oct 21, 2017
      4. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        Osnap! I wish you the best. I could never find one on eBay in the past.
        Oct 21, 2017
      5. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        It didn’t show up on my Hifishark alert, I assume that is why it was sitting for a week. I started looking again after your review!
        Oct 21, 2017
    14. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      I am finally enjoying Freya with decent non-microphonic tubes. It plays very nice with MJ2.
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      2. Garns
        Garns
        Wat'cha get?
        Oct 4, 2017
      3. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        Not sure if it's Freya or the general state of NOS 6SN7 tubes but Freya was a real pig to get non-microphonic. Yes, which tubes did you go for @Gaspasser? Settled on chrome top Sylvanias here.
        Oct 5, 2017
      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I had a good experience with EH tubes with Vali2 and Valhalla2, so I bought a quad to try before spending any more $ on NOS tubes. I’m just happy to not hear any popping, cracking, clicking or echoing anymore. I’m hoping to get in some time with Vidar this weekend so I can start posting some comments about everything with Elac B6’s.
        Oct 5, 2017
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      Gaspasser
      1. Skyline
        Skyline
        Ah, well, I aim to please.
        Oct 4, 2017
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    16. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Stay safe SBAF Florida crew, I wish you all luck. My thoughts are with friends and family in my home state!
    17. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Got Freya and Vidar up and running. Now I get what all the hype is with Elac B6's. I never heard them disappear and sound so good.
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      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I sold the Saga to fund other purchases. Then decided to go 2 channel again. I got Freya, but if you already have Saga, I would keep it.
        Sep 2, 2017
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      4. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        Out of curiosity, on tube gain, where is the volume knob for Freya?
        Sep 2, 2017
      5. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        About 12-2 o'clock. The tube gain and Vidar really help the B6's, but you were right @Pyruvate the highs are the weak area for the B6's
        Sep 3, 2017
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    18. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Found a cool YT channel from a Schiit technician named Tony. It is called SchiitFerBrainz
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      3. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        That is beyond cool, I have a Gen 5 board coming in the mail so this will help. thanks for sharing
        Aug 21, 2017
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      4. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        Tony is the man! Loved reading that chapter how Mike introduced him to Jason.
        Aug 21, 2017
      5. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        @k4rstar my Gen 5 board is on its way too! Hopefully I will get to it next week!
        Aug 21, 2017
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    19. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Decided to jump back into 2 channel fun!
      1. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I'm going to see how hard Vidar smacks around Elac B6's. I hope to do a write up and compare it to the Vincent SP-331
        Aug 18, 2017
      2. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        ATTABOY!
        Aug 18, 2017
    20. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Wow, that got out of hand real quick. I think the thread setup had mostly excellent points, however I am not advocating censorship or bans
      1. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        The funny thing is, the "W" word has a completely different meaning here. Its just a funny sounding way of referring to someone that likes a slightly warmer/less fatiguing sound signature. It goes against the "neutral head" accepted norm here at SBAF. At least I thought...

        Or maybe @OJneg was trolling us all along. Is "Playnar" "Chi-fi" or #teamdynamic offensive too?
        Aug 16, 2017
      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I'm not that easily offended, but if I don't understand the true meaning or hidden intention, I don't just use the phrase to sound cool.
        Aug 16, 2017
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Suburban DC
    Occupation:
    Gas Passer and Needle jockey
    Gear List:
    HD650 Kiss modded
    HD800
    Gumby
    Torpedo 3 maxxed
    RSA F-117 Nighthawk Phono
    Michell TecnoDec with RB250 special
    Denon DL-110
    Emotiva ERC-3
    Emotiva CMX-2
    Vidar
    Freya
    Elac B6s