m17xr2b
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Was accused of misusing intellectual property because of my crack build. I know better than to post on HF. Nov 30, 2019 at 4:18 AM

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    1. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Was accused of misusing intellectual property because of my crack build. I know better than to post on HF.
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @m17xr2b - can't see the Bottlehead link. Seems to have been pulled
        Nov 30, 2019 at 11:39 PM
      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Bottlehead took down the discussion, too bad I didn't get to see. The funny thing is Paul Birkeland helped me spec out the custom transformer and the initial biasing on the input tube over several emails and he's second in command at BH. The guy just assumed and went it with.
        Dec 1, 2019 at 1:17 AM
      4. netforce
        netforce
        Seems like he backtracked and apologized also on hf.
        Dec 1, 2019 at 12:53 PM
        Cspirou likes this.
    2. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      First silver cable experience on HD650 with Norne S3-C, colour me impressed.
      1. jexby, Lyander and MisterRogers like this.
      2. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        Yup. I've tried a bunch of silver cables, and his is the best.
        Nov 27, 2019
        jexby likes this.
      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        I've had silver cables on other headphones and couldn't get away from the sharpness unless I matched other components. This is very smooth on well recorded tracks but maintains the typical silver sound. Nasty tracks do get nastier.
        Nov 27, 2019
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      4. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        That's my experience. Generally not sharp, very smooth and detailed. Bright or nasty recordings will sound just like that.
        Nov 27, 2019
    3. Peter 19500
      Peter 19500
      Good day.
      I want to ask what
      The power transformer is better for this audio device. Toroid or classic? I care about the sound quality.
      Thank you, Peter.
      1. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Google it. It's not a yes no type of question, each has pros and cons, both are used in serious high end gear and chi-fi. EI core for tube amps since you can't have a toroid with EI/C core output on the same chassis, just doesn't look right visually. Toroids are the go to for SS. There's also R-core for a third option. I've got a plan to try all three and find out for myself how they stack.
        Nov 21, 2019
        YMO and Lyander like this.
    4. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Bottlehead has a new kit, MonAmour 2A3 monoblock.
      1. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        It even has a little VU meter, nice.
        Nov 19, 2019
    5. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      That moment when the perfect album is playing, you focus and enjoy deeply. DNA Stellaris, HD580, impeccable.
      1. Golmang, fp627, atomicbob and 7 others like this.
    6. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Tinypic is closing. All my pics will disappear. Damn.
      1. YMO
        YMO
        I thought you say Tiny Dick is closing.
        Sep 3, 2019
      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        All my dicks will disappear!
        Sep 3, 2019
        Jinxy245 likes this.
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        All your dicks are belong to us

        (Not that we want them!)
        Sep 4, 2019
        m17xr2b likes this.
    7. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      K1000 is refurbished. Sounds a lot more balanced. Time really isn't kind to them.
      1. Syzygy and Lyander like this.
    8. frenchbat
      frenchbat
      @Claritas you have a point, many good members here also. Would have to see the statistics.
    9. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Woke up this morning with more dislikes than a naked woman in church.
      1. Jinxy245 likes this.
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      3. frenchbat
        frenchbat
        If it appeared to you that I was being more papist than the pope, then it was a misunderstanding.
        Aug 23, 2019
        Thad E Ginathom likes this.
      4. frenchbat
        frenchbat
        But the follow-up of this whole thing is a slide towards euros vs muricans, and a battle on violent deaths statistics comparison, where people won't ever be agreeing on anything. Happens every single time. No need to redo it here.
        Aug 23, 2019
        Thad E Ginathom likes this.
      5. Claritas
        Claritas
        @frenchbat The reason I don't consider Super Friends to be American is that many of our finest members live in Europe.
        Aug 23, 2019
        Thad E Ginathom likes this.
    10. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Highlight of CanJam? Speaking to Axel and Heinz at the same time about HD580 and K1000 history,revisions,materials and challenges.
      1. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Grell was hanging at the HEDD stand? Intriguing!
        Jul 29, 2019
      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        If only you'd thought to mention baked beans and tomato ketchup!
        Jul 29, 2019
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    11. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Listening to all my test tracks, getting ready for CanJam. Feels like Xmas is tomorrow.
      1. hikergrl, dubharmonic and Jinxy245 like this.
      2. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Always curious what other people use for this, what's your single song choice?
        Jul 26, 2019
      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        It's not about song choice for me but to get a supercharged sense of dynamics, richness, air, extension, involvement etc. I believe great cans should have the same on most songs. Rammstein deutschland will be played where I can.
        Jul 26, 2019
    12. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Y U NO PM? Getting 403 error when accessing inbox.
    13. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Hoarding or saving for a rainy day?
      1. drgumbybrain likes this.
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      3. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        A bigger problem would exist if you actually have gear in which to use them all.
        Jul 20, 2019
        gixxerwimp and Lyander like this.
      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Your cat is completely unimpressed.

        BTW, what's an "HD645"?
        Jul 24, 2019
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      5. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        It's my own take of a modified HD650 with parts from other headphones.
        Jul 25, 2019
        gixxerwimp likes this.
    14. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      been spending far too much time on old changstar
      1. Deep Funk likes this.
      2. frenchbat
        frenchbat
        Nostalgia is bad mmkay ...
        Jul 2, 2019
      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        A fun place...
        Jul 2, 2019
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        It is still online? Obviously... yes. I think it got pruned from my bookmarks.
        Jul 29, 2019
    15. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      balanced armature drivers suck big ass
      1. YMO
        YMO
        How can you suck ass? I can't suck my GF's butt.
        Jun 24, 2019
      2. Priidik
        Priidik
        YMO, you wanna work your way down, can't just barge right in, if you want to eat breakfast together.
        Jun 24, 2019
        Syzygy, LetMeBeFrank, 9suns and 4 others like this.
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        And might not be a good idea to use the words arse and big together.
        Jun 24, 2019
    16. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      My bose car stereo sounds better after the andoid auto upgrade. Thank you Mazda.
      1. OldDude04, Griffon and Jinxy245 like this.
    17. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Hardest part of amp building, waiting 6-8 weeks for the parts to arrive.
      1. atomicbob, hikergrl, Jerry and 4 others like this.
      2. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        Truth. I try to not even start until I have everything in-house. Sometimes I cave.
        May 24, 2019
      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Nonsense. Casing is harder.
        May 24, 2019
      4. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        truth.
        May 24, 2019
        philipmorgan likes this.
    18. Kunlun
      Kunlun
      Best wishes on your surgery!
      1. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Too many of us are having surgery in such a short time.
        May 22, 2019
        Jinxy245 likes this.
    19. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      10% chance of full recovery with surgery. Should get a cane and and change my name to House.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        All the best!
        May 22, 2019
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        All the best. May there be pretty nurses, and may you get well soon
        May 22, 2019
      4. GanGreinke
        GanGreinke
        Wish you the best!
        May 23, 2019
    20. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      That planar bass
      1. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Got the HE6se from the HF tour. Initial impressions are quite positive.
        May 8, 2019
        Jinxy245 and Lyander like this.
      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Looking forward to a write up!
        May 8, 2019
      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Will dedicate time over the weekend for critical listening and impressions.
        May 8, 2019
        jexby and Jinxy245 like this.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    United Kingdomland of fish and chips
    Gear List:
    Headphones:
    MySphere 3.1
    Sennheiser HD580x2
    Sennheiser HD650M(HD690)
    Sennheiser HD540 600ohm

    Amps:
    Modded DNA Stellaris 422A/PX4/AD1/ECC40
    Custom BH Crack with Sowter transformer GEC 6AS7G/BL63

    Source:
    Metrum Pavane with Dac2 modules
    Custom fanless transport PC with Lynx AES16e/HDPlex linear PSU

    Power:
    PSAudio P12

    Portable:
    Sony WM1A
    Heir Audio 8.0

    Speakers:
    Halberth P3ESR
    TBI Millenia monoblocks

    Cables:
    Custom WyWires/Duelund 12 core HP
    WyWires LiteSpd platinum AES
    WyWires platinum XLR IC
    WyWires silver RCA IC
    WyWires silver mains x2
    WyWires platinum HP
    WyWires red HP

    Previous:
    HD380 PRO
    HD598
    HD700
    HD250 600ohm
    HD560
    HD540
    HD430
    HD58X
    Heir Audio 8.0
    HE1000
    Abyss 1266 x2
    Audeze LCD-3 x2
    Audeze LCD-4
    ZMF Eikon
    Verum one
    HD800 SDR
    HD800 hardwired
    ZMF Verite
    MySphere
    HE6se
    AKG K1000 refurbished

    Bottlehead Crack x2
    Project Ember
    Trilogy 931
    Simaudio Moon 600i
    Woo WA5
    GSX-MK2
    Cavali Liquid Glass
    DNA Stratus
    Apex Peak/Volcano
    Apex Teton

    Asus Xonad DX
    GeekOut 1000
    GeekOut V2
    Geek Pulse infinity(6y+ wait)
    Schiit Yggdrasil x2

    PsAudio P5
    Bottlehead Quickie
    Bottlehead PeePre maxed
    Schiit Vali
    Norne Draug
    Norne Silvergrade S HD800
    DHC Complement 4 for HD800 hardwire

    Signature

    HD580/690 MySphere 3.1 Stellaris Pavane