Scubadude
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Business Manager - Slurry Pumps

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Scubadude

Almost "Made", Male, 46, from Pretoria, South Africa

Vintage ortho incoming! Found late 70s/early 80s Technics EAH-820 in fair condition. Restoration and mods shpuld be fun! Nov 3, 2017

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    1. Scubadude
      Scubadude
      Vintage ortho incoming! Found late 70s/early 80s Technics EAH-820 in fair condition. Restoration and mods shpuld be fun!
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    2. Scubadude
      Scubadude
      About to secure a pair or vintage Technics orthos ... my inner collector is super excited!
    3. Scubadude
      Scubadude
      Organ / brass quintet concert observations: wetter tonal balance than "neutral", real trumpets are ear piercing, soundstage narrow but deep.
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    4. Scubadude
      Scubadude
      Testing the HD650 modding waters with my toe ... and quite liking it!
      1. PoochZag
        PoochZag
        Just jump right in, you've got the gear to breathe underwater!
        Oct 15, 2017
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        Literally? Those are some talented toes broham
        Oct 15, 2017
    5. Scubadude
      Scubadude
      Every time I use HD600 and HD650 I am struck by how much Sennheiser got right with these models decades ago ...
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      2. Scubadude
        Scubadude
        @Kattefjaes ... problem? Certifiable condition yes, but not a problem. I have a lovely LCD2.2PF which I regard as a proper upgrade to the 650 but it comes with neck spasms as standard. You got me thinking about 650 mods again ... maybe I should give it a go. What are the top three (preferably reversible) mods?
        Oct 8, 2017
      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Forget about reversible and go all-in. The easiest way is to search on here for the "KISS mod". If you hate it, parts are readily available to go back. Honestly, I was wary about taking cutters to mine, too- but it's quite liberating. I screwed up and chopped the wrong thing off once, as pictures were less plentiful then- but the world didn't end.
        Oct 8, 2017
      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Oh, and they are amazingly easy to dismantle/reassemble, so you'll be all set when you need to replace worn parts!
        Oct 8, 2017
    6. Scubadude
      Scubadude
      ... the $1000 HD800 plus $100 Sonarworks plugin does very much the same thing as an un-EQd $4000 (now $3000) Utopia. No need to upgrade!
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      2. TwoEars
        TwoEars
        Sep 7, 2017
    7. Scubadude
      Scubadude
      After testing Utopia, LCD4 and HE-1000 V2 I enjoy my HD800, LCD2 PF and HE560 more than ever ... not hugely outclassed after all!
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        A good HD800 system is enough to stop the upgraditis. At Canjam Essen 2016 I could not get Serious' HD800 system out of my head. The HD800 can be end-game for headphone listening.
        Aug 10, 2017
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      3. cizx.6
        cizx.6
        Yep, still my goldilocks zone.. HD 800, Eddie Current Super 7.
        Aug 10, 2017
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      4. Scubadude
        Scubadude
        Fully agreed. If I had to choose one desert island pair HD800 would be it. If the budget was limited HD600.
        Aug 10, 2017
    8. Scubadude
      Scubadude
      Utopias in the house!
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    9. Scubadude
      Scubadude
      What a find! Late model LCD2 Rev 2 PF in NOS condition. Beats early Rev 2 for durability, comfort, detail and speed. But not for muscality.
    10. Scubadude
      Scubadude
      So I'm running a "former flagship" collection. HD600/650/800, LCD2.2, K1000. Does a well-priced HE-560 have a reason to join the mix?
      1. Vansen
        Vansen
        No. But an HE-6, HE-5, or even an HE-500 does.
        Feb 19, 2017
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      2. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        I think the 560 does.. But it -greatly- depends on upstream components with the 560.. A very picky bastard.. I know, I've owned it three times.
        Feb 19, 2017
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    11. Scubadude
      Scubadude
      Audio-gd NOS11 and LCD4 mine for two nights ... havn't enjoyed a bit of play time as much as this for a long time!
    12. Scubadude
      Scubadude
      Heard two top planars tonight. LCD4 quite intimate, adding snap and focus to LCD2.2 sound. HE1000V2 is more transparent, also more aloof.
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    13. Scubadude
      Scubadude
      Auditioning LCD4 and HE1000 V2 tonight ... feeling excited!
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      2. %20 Oddity
        %20 Oddity
        From my experience those two have a real "angle to you're devil" relationship between each other. Also both kinda disappointed me, though in very different ways. Have fun anyway!!!
        Jan 4, 2017
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    14. Scubadude
      Scubadude
      From dad to dad this Christmas eve .... Squeezebox Touch in NOS condition :)
    15. Scubadude
      Scubadude
      A great time to be out shopping for former flagships ...
      1. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        I saw an HEK for $1799 and HEX $899, if it was a year ago, I'd be all over that.
        Oct 19, 2016
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      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        just waiting for andromedas to flood the market now that the Vega has launched
        Oct 19, 2016
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    16. Scubadude
      Scubadude
      AKG K1000 in the house! Pristine, *UNUSED* condition, complete with Stefan Equinox tail and solid hardwood stand .... delighted I am!
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      2. Enigmatic
        Enigmatic
        Share thy impressions, you shall. With such a rare find, enjoy yourself, you must.
        Sep 17, 2016
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      3. Scubadude
        Scubadude
        Impressions to follow ... not sure I can add much on a 35 year old product that has not been said before ☺
        Oct 20, 2016
    17. Scubadude
      Scubadude
      Pulled the trigger on a mint one-owner pair of AKG K1000's. Excited I am!
      1. Scubadude
        Scubadude
        Courier collected from Cape Town yesterday ... if they deliver on their overnight promise should have the K1k in time for a mini meet on Thursday☺
        Sep 12, 2016
    18. Scubadude
      Scubadude
      Loved spending time with the Wadia 15 recently - oldie but certainly a goodie!
    19. Scubadude
      Scubadude
      Enjoying the hype of new models at the upper end. Would love the same in the middle ... think HD800 / LCD2 performance HD600 / HE400 price!
    20. Scubadude
      Scubadude
      Time to let HD650 go? Having HD800 & LCD2 these get little airtime. Plus the upper bass / lower mid region quite warm and bloomy.
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      2. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        Sell the HD650 if you don't use it. For fun go mod the HD800.
        Jul 24, 2016
      3. Scubadude
        Scubadude
        OK, so give me the Twitter version of top mods for HD650. I like lots of detail, tight dynamics and realistic imaging. What should I do, pref reversible.
        Jul 24, 2016
      4. OJneg
        OJneg
        I'd let them go and not go crazy of the mods. The advantages that a more resolving headphone like the HD800 provides can not be replicated with any 650 mod.
        Jul 24, 2016
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Sep 7, 1971 (Age: 46)
    Location:
    Pretoria, South Africa
    Occupation:
    Business Manager - Slurry Pumps
    Gear List:
    Wadia 121, Nuprime uDSD, Fiio X3, Squeezebox Touch, Perreaux SXH2, SPL Phonitor, custom Hobkirk-Bouwman SET, HD800, HD650, HD600, HE-560, LCD 2.2 PF, 2016 LCD2 Non Fazor, AKG K1000

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    Enjoying my cans in sunny South Africa!

    Current kit: JRiver 19 / LMS + SB Touch || Nuprime uDSD / Wadia 121 || Perreaux SXH2 / SPL Phonitor 2730 / Hobkirk-Bouwman 6EM7 OTL SET custom || HD800 / HD650(x2) / HD600 / 2016 LCD-2 Non-fazor / HE560 / AKG K1000 / Technics EAH-820