Collusion
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Wow, DNA Starlett really synergizes with unmodded HD800's. Absolutely magical combination. Nov 24, 2021

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    1. Collusion
      Collusion
      Wow, DNA Starlett really synergizes with unmodded HD800's. Absolutely magical combination.
      1. dubharmonic and Tchoupitoulas like this.
      2. Collusion
        Collusion
        An hour of listening and still no signs of fatigue.
        Nov 24, 2021
        Jinxy245 likes this.
      3. pure5152
        pure5152
        IIRC the stock HD800 is one of the headphones donald used when developing the Starlett, so no surprise it sounds great :)
        Nov 24, 2021
        Collusion and Cryptowolf like this.
    2. Collusion
      Collusion
      I need a second pair of headphones - ZMF Verite C's sound absolute sublime, but are too expensive - what's the next best thing ?
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      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        ETA Gen G or ESX 900
        Oct 12, 2021
        Syzygy, Jinxy245 and Collusion like this.
      3. Collusion
        Collusion
        @Stuff Jones Raal SR1a's, but I need something that I can listen with traditional amps & in bed.
        Oct 12, 2021
      4. Stuff Jones
        Stuff Jones
        @Collusion - The Verum 1 don't need much juice and I've enjoyed them out of IEM-intended DAPs. A little bulky for bed maybe though.
        Oct 12, 2021
    3. Collusion
      Collusion
      Dynaudio Audience 52 SE's are much better than I remembered. Plenty of plankton & atmosphere with Moon 340iX + Bifrost 2
      1. Biodegraded likes this.
      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Yep, I still like mine.
        Sep 25, 2021
    4. Collusion
      Collusion
      Going to have an emergency meeting with a friend tomorrow. He's planning to trade his Rockna Wavedream Ed XLR for a Pro-Ject RS2 Digital.
      1. Gazny and Inoculator like this.
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      3. penguins
        penguins
        y he do dis though??????

        Although if he really needs the money maybe he can sell it to me for a good price :)
        Sep 11, 2021
      4. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        If he doesn't have gear to show up the rockna strengths and ears of concreete that's fine. I have a new not bought yet project I'll trade with him.
        Sep 11, 2021
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      5. Collusion
        Collusion
        He has a Stax SR-009 + SRM-T8000 combo. Not the very last word in detail or dynamics, they are more of easygoing nature than anything else (minus the brightness of the SR-009's). Perhaps the more square nature of the ESS9038 based Pro-ject brings balance to the equation.
        Sep 11, 2021
    5. Collusion
      Collusion
      Choosing a domain name for my upcoming hifi search engine be like: 1. don't buy a domain containing the word "doge" 2. do just that!
    6. Collusion
      Collusion
      I blame UEFA Euro 2020 for not having any time to write reviews here.
      1. Tchoupitoulas and DigMe like this.
      2. Collusion
        Collusion
        Rockna Wavedream Edition / Signature Balanced & Raal HSA-1b reviews coming at some point.
        Jun 18, 2021
        nishan99 likes this.
    7. Collusion
      Collusion
      Might have purchased a Rockna Wavedream Signature edition
      1. Josh83 likes this.
      2. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Did you make an accidental nocturnal purchase while on Ambien?
        May 28, 2021
      3. Collusion
        Collusion
        @gixxerwimp LOL, no. This was a second hand unit from a danish website at a very good price. We'll see what I'll actually receive though, if anything.
        May 28, 2021
        gixxerwimp likes this.
      4. nishan99
        nishan99
        LOL. I was going to buy it but it seemed too good to be true. I really wish I am wrong. Good luck with the purchase!.
        May 28, 2021
        Collusion likes this.
    8. Collusion
      Collusion
      My friend orders a Rockna Wavedream, waits patiently for it for 3 months and when it finally arrives, he decides to let me try it first
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Sorry, I couldn't resist ;)
        May 18, 2021
        Priidik and Jerry like this.
      3. crenca
        crenca
        Bah!!! I have not laughed that hard in days. Seriously though, the biggest blind spot in audiophiledom is the fuse and if you don't believe that then just move along, move along now...
        May 18, 2021
        Jerry and Thad E Ginathom like this.
      4. Collusion
        Collusion
        Very very positive first impressions. I think it's safe to say I already like this more than my Burl B2 but let's do some more listening first.
        May 19, 2021
        Thad E Ginathom likes this.
    9. Collusion
      Collusion
      Where to get best prices for parcels from the US to EU ?
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      2. penguins
        penguins
        If you have access to an intermediary, then yes, that's usually the cheapest way. Quality of service from intermediaries varies wildly though w/o much correlation to price. Otherwise, generally speaking, it's USPS.
        Mar 24, 2021
      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Is "find&pay" an aggregator for shipping services? All I could find when I searched was parking apps.
        Mar 24, 2021
      4. Collusion
        Collusion
        @gixxerwimp no that's literally what I did. I used a shipping service called Shipit.fi that's based here in Finland. I was actually surprised I could buy a shipment from the USA via them.
        Mar 25, 2021
    10. Collusion
      Collusion
      Bifrost 2 is a gateway drug into the R-2R world. Introduced it to a friend of mine, he ended up ordering a Rockna Wavedream.
      1. Syzygy, Soups, Inoculator and 7 others like this.
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      3. Collusion
        Collusion
        @Vtory just a couple of days actually... After learning Bifrost 2 is almost an entry-level product in Schiit's R-2R lineup, things got out of hand pretty quicky. Recommended him the Yggdrasil first, but the thing is we are talking about a guy who has invested ten grand in speaker cables alone. At that point I steered him towards something that is expensive but seriously legit at the same time.
        Feb 26, 2021
        Syzygy, Soups, crenca and 4 others like this.
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        Thanks for the detail.. You should get a thank-you letter from Rockna lol.
        Feb 26, 2021
      5. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Can you use your magic powers and introduce me to my Bifrost?
        Feb 26, 2021
    11. Collusion
      Collusion
      Any advice where to get a good deal on a Rockna Wavedream in EU ?
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      2. saint.panda
        saint.panda
        Feb 24, 2021
      3. saint.panda
        saint.panda
        My strategy was that I inquired about B-stock and ultimately got a 45% discount on A-stock. Probably because they needed liquidity during lockdown, not sure.
        Feb 24, 2021
        Kolozub, nishan99, Gazny and 2 others like this.
      4. Collusion
        Collusion
        Thanks for the tip @saint.panda , got a very good offer from there indeed, though the Wavedream Edition Balanced was non-stocked.
        Feb 24, 2021
        saint.panda and Kolozub like this.
    12. Collusion
      Collusion
      Bifrost 2 -> Stax SRM-T8000 -> Stax SR009 rip ears
      1. Collusion
        Collusion
        009's treble requires something dark and murky
        Feb 21, 2021
        Vtory likes this.
    13. Collusion
      Collusion
      42" Oled TVs coming this year, a very reasonable size for PC use.
      1. neogeosnk likes this.
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      3. Collusion
        Collusion
        I've had two OLED tvs (LG 55B6 and Panasonic 65FZ800) and neither of them have had any issues with burn in. I'd reckon burn in is more probable if you crank up the brightness (oled light) or display HDR material with static elements for extended perioids of time.
        Jan 12, 2021
      4. Hands
        Hands
        @Walderstorn Burn in is a known "issue" with OLED, no doubt. Plenty of news channels, sports channels, or video games can cause this if left on long enough. How long can vary with panel brightness.
        Jan 12, 2021
        Walderstorn and zerodeefex like this.
      5. Hands
        Hands
        The vast, vast majority of consumers don't watch TV in such a way to worry about this. But, nonetheless, there are specific use cases that suggest OLED might not be the right choice, i.e. bars and restaurants, or grandmas that watch QVC 24/7.
        Jan 12, 2021
        SoupRKnowva and zerodeefex like this.
    14. Collusion
      Collusion
      Moon 340i X received today, I hope I'll have time to write impressions about a bunch of amps in the near future.
      1. JellyRhino and rlow like this.
      2. rlow
        rlow
        Oh, I’ve wondered about that amp for quite a long time. Looking forward to your impressions.
        Dec 28, 2020
      3. zonto
        zonto
        Dec 28, 2020
      4. Collusion
        Collusion
        @zonto bought it to be used mainly with speakers(Currently Quad Z3's). Though pairing it with Raal SR1a's is not out of the question if they have synergy, but I won't be using the headphone output either way :-)
        Dec 28, 2020
    15. Collusion
      Collusion
      1. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        judging by the URL, we're up to v10 now.
        Dec 20, 2020
      2. Hammy
        Hammy
        There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who know binary and those who don't.
        Dec 20, 2020
        Collusion and Soups like this.
    16. Collusion
      Collusion
      dac2541 received, up and running !
      1. Huhnkopf
        Huhnkopf
        What will you be comparing it to?
        Nov 20, 2020
      2. Collusion
        Collusion
        Bifrost 2 and Burl B2 Bomber. Will write a proper review a little later.
        Nov 20, 2020
        insidious meme, edd, rlow and 3 others like this.
      3. Collusion
        Collusion
        Pairs wonderfully with SPL Performer s800 and Raal SR1a's.
        Nov 20, 2020
        Soups likes this.
    17. Collusion
      Collusion
      I've got a some kind of a buying frenzy going on... dac2541 and Moon Neo Ace purchased.
      1. dematted, Gazny, rlow and 1 other person like this.
    18. Collusion
      Collusion
      Pasted some information about the new Soekris dac2541 to HF. It was removed because the same exact information could be found from SBAF. LOL
      1. obsiCO, Jinxy245, Lyander and 3 others like this.
    19. Collusion
      Collusion
      Holo Audio May was very impressive. Easily better than my Burl B2 Bomber.... god damn it!
      1. Cakecake
        Cakecake
        Time to acquire the holo may
        Nov 8, 2020
    20. Collusion
      Collusion
      Found an interesting Audi TT - unfortunately it's so north I'd probably have to get a pack of reindeers and a sledge to get to there.
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Maybe it was an Audi-Europe thing. In Europe you could specify the cars with different engines. You had to pay for it but there were options. It was not always through Audi but sometimes Audi-VW-specialists could do it. I mean Germany is almost next-door here.
        Oct 28, 2020
      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        My mom used to have the 1st gen 1.8T AWD. Drove like a beast.
        Oct 28, 2020
      4. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        I had the same engine in a 5 speed 2003 Passat. I loved that car!
        Oct 28, 2020
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jul 7, 1989 (Age: 32)
    Location:
    Finland
    Occupation:
    Electrical engineer
    Gear List:
    Current setup:

    Amps:
    Moon 340iX (for speakers)
    Raal HSA-1b (for headphones)

    Dacs:
    Rockna Wavedream Signature Balanced
    Schiit Bifrost 2

    Speakers:
    Quad Z3 floorstanders
    Genelec 6010b (@work)

    Headphones:
    Raal SR1a

    Sources:
    Win10 PC with Matrix Element H USB card
    Pi2AES
    Bluesound Node 2i
    Oppo DV-983H

    Past devices (not in any particular order):
    Soekris dac2541
    Burl B2 Bomber
    Massdrop Airist R-2R
    iFi Micro iDSD BL
    SPL Phonitor 2
    SPL Performer s800
    Hegel H200
    Rega Elex-R
    Schiit Modi Multibit (gen 1)
    Schiit Yggdrasil Analog 2
    Chord Mojo
    Chord Hugo
    Chord Hugo 2
    Schiit Jotunheim
    Burson Conductor V2
    RME ADI-2 DAC
    RME ADI-2 DAC v2
    MSB Signature DAC IV Plus
    NAD M51
    Soekris dac1541
    Marantz HD-DAC1
    Anthem Statement D2v 3D
    Marantz AV8801
    Marantz AV7005
    Marantz NA7004
    Audiolab 8000AP
    Audiolab 8000M monoblocks
    Audiolab 8000P
    Audiolab 8000Q
    Audiolab 8200CDQ
    Audiolab 8200M monoblocks
    Densen B-110
    Creek 5350SE
    Creek Evolution 2
    Atoll IN100SE
    Consonance A100 Linear

    Past Speakers:
    Amphion Argon 2 Anniversary
    Amphion Xenon (1st revision)
    Amphion Argon 3 mk2
    B&W 804S
    Dynaudio Focus 110
    Dynaudio Audience 52SE
    Epos M22i
    Genelec 1032a
    Genelec 8030b
    Genelec G3
    Genelec 8040b
    Infinity Renaissance 90
    Magnat Quantum 503
    Mark&Daniel Maximus Monitor
    Mark&Daniel Ruby
    OR E-1
    Revel M106
    Sonus Faber Venere 2.5

    Past Headphones:
    Hifiman Sundara
    AKG K702
    Focal Clear
    Focal Utopia