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Can anyone point me to recommended EQ curve setttings for HD650? Was just looking at the new iFi amp thread and realized I could EQ w/ Roon! Jul 8, 2020 at 9:10 AM

    1. rlow
      rlow
      Can anyone point me to recommended EQ curve setttings for HD650? Was just looking at the new iFi amp thread and realized I could EQ w/ Roon!
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      2. EagleWings
        EagleWings
        650 doesn’t take EQ all that well. But if you want to try, I used to do something like this:
        Filter 1: LowShelf, 45Hz, Q=1.2, G=+4dB;
        Filter 2: Bell, 150Hz, Q=1, G=-3dB.

        My specific unit had a peak at 5.5kHz. So I did a Filter 3: Bell, 5.5kHz, Q=2, G=-3dB.
        Jul 8, 2020 at 10:01 AM
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        Personally I don't think 650 responds to eq very well. (sr1a is the best regarding this, planars mostly decent, dynamics usually trickier). My own rule of thumb is not to apply any boost below resonance frequency (80-90hz for hd650 as far as I remember).

        Much easier way for the life: sell it to me! lol
        Jul 8, 2020 at 10:24 AM
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      4. mrflibble
        mrflibble
        Jul 8, 2020 at 11:02 AM
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    2. rlow
      rlow
      @purr1n I notice there is a “best amps for HD800” thread, but none for the 650/6XX. Realize there are other threads for the 650...
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      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        @RobS let me ponder with the idea. A full film psu would be a start and better filtering. Some precision bypass caps with copper foil with really low ESR outputs. But then it's a high end amp...for the HD650 mostly.
        Jul 6, 2020 at 11:29 AM
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      4. RobS
        RobS
        @m17xr2b dude your bottlehead rules. im jelly of your other tube amps as well lol.
        Jul 6, 2020 at 12:22 PM
      5. Claritas
        Claritas
        OTL all the way! Decware CSP3 is the best I've heard with HD650. The tone is dark, but somehow it still manages to have wonderful microdetail. My educated guess (based on experience with the ZD series and HD600) is that ZDS would easily beat it due to its far superior staging. Best luck!
        Jul 8, 2020 at 3:20 PM
    3. rlow
      rlow
      I think the dislikes make some randos go apeshit.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        On a quick google, i found it mentioned once as a possibility, but it doesn't seem confirmed. We'll have to do more google
        Jul 2, 2020
      3. crenca
        crenca
        What are we ASR now? I once threw mine 47.35 poo units if it helps. I know most of you are used to shitting in boxes or parks, but angry apes throwing shit is a real thing.
        Jul 2, 2020
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Jul 3, 2020
    4. rlow
      rlow
      Never listened to Nada Surf before. “Let Go” is pretty damn good.
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        One of my favs. It reminds me of my college radio days. I still think The Weight Is a Gift is one of their best.
        Jul 1, 2020
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    5. rlow
      rlow
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      2. dark_energy
        dark_energy
        You got it right. in my mind this a pub not a broadcast station.
        Jun 29, 2020
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      3. JK47
        JK47
        Nothing wrong with a civil disagreement followed by a mutually consented fist fight as dessert, and then going out for a beer together afterwords. It happened many a time during hockey playing days.
        Jun 29, 2020
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      4. JK47
        JK47
        It's actually one of the few times I've explained my dislike, and it was a show of respect.
        Jun 29, 2020
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    6. rlow
      rlow
      I haven’t listened to Pearl Jam’s “No Code” enough in my life. Damn that’s a great album.
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    7. rlow
      rlow
      Watching “Acoustics 101: Speaker Design Basics and Enclosure Design” on my free 30 day trial sub. to Skillshare. Good coverage of basics.
      1. rlow
        rlow
        Looking forward to the next one on speaker measurements
        Jun 12, 2020
    8. rlow
      rlow
      Listening to the Darko.Audio podcast interviewing Darren Myers from PS Audio where he’s basically calling out Amir as a bonehead.
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      3. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        I just listened to the episode as well. It's the best audio podcast I've found yet.
        Jun 11, 2020
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      4. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        That was a great interview. His explanation of feedback and circuit design was interesting.
        Jun 12, 2020
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      5. MichaeLeroy
        MichaeLeroy
        I made the time to listen, well worth it. Makes me want to get my turntable setup again (out of action since my last pre-covid move/downsizing). Both Darko and Darren would be great SBAF regulars. Thanks once more for the tip @rlow, respect.
        Jun 12, 2020
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    9. rlow
      rlow
      For fans of Lena Hall’s “Obsessed” acoustic cover albums, she has new album of covers called The Villa Satori. Some good rock tracks there.
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    10. rlow
      rlow
      Digital EQ might kick major ass. Been messing with Roon’s parametric EQ recently w/speakers. Really can smooth out some nasty room peaks.
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      2. rlow
        rlow
        Not to mention add a touch of flavouring for preferences. Of course Umik and REW also necessary to see where/how to apply it.
        May 10, 2020
      3. abisai2
        abisai2
        Roon's DSP engine is pretty neat. I have parametric EQ settings for my HD600 and HD650 which I enjoy. I do use volume leveling for my zones. It's not perfect but, does work well.
        May 10, 2020
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    11. rlow
      rlow
      Because of SBAF, I now go directly to the measurements section of any speaker review. No measurements? Review taken with mountain of salt.
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      2. rlow
        rlow
        Luckily in the headphone space, yeah there are tons of great folks on here who have heard a ton of shit and who can be trusted (or at least understood as far as preferences). And of course, many do their own measurements.

        2-channel stuff is not as common though, but still would trust SBAFers over most mags on that too.
        Apr 28, 2020
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      3. DEATHxMACHINE
        DEATHxMACHINE
        I watch or read reviews just see how full of crap some reviewers can be and see if they will ever break from their normal bias. Checking to see Steve Guttenberg dislikes a product for the first time, remembering Zreviews has terrible tastes, gauging how sensitive Josh Valour is to treble, if DMS can ever maintain consistency in his work/format and figuring out if John Darko is talking about the device or food.
        Apr 28, 2020
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        Honestly, published measurements are more or less not that informative to me. Sensittity not bad (good measuring speakers sound ok at least), but terrible specificity (idiosyncratic measuring speakers do wonder pretty often). Impedance curve is the most helpful resource imho.
        Apr 28, 2020
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    12. rlow
      rlow
      ICYMI - The new Pearl Jam album is sweet!
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    13. rlow
      rlow
      ChangesNowBowie - sounds pretty good! Album of mostly acoustic versions of old Bowie stuff. Released last week.
      1. rlow
        rlow
        “ChangesNowBowie is a compilation of live tracks recorded by David Bowie and his band in November, 1996 at Philip Glass’s Looking Glass Studios in New York City. At the time, Bowie and his band were in rehearsals for his massive 50th Birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden. In advance of the concert, Bowie recorded a selection of his favorite compositions during the rehearsals for a special on the BBC.”
        Apr 22, 2020
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    14. rlow
      rlow
      If you love old school Radiohead and haven’t listened to the “My Iron Lung” EP (7 track version), you’re missing out.
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      2. murray
        murray
        Indeed! It's essential if you like their "The Bends" phase. I have always had it and forget that it is not a "proper" album, it gets equal time played alongside the others.
        Apr 2, 2020
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        I've missed this one, checking it out now!
        Apr 3, 2020
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      4. NationOfLaws
        NationOfLaws
        There was a time in my life where I tried to be a Radiohead completionist and bought a bunch of their singles. Then I saw how many singles and variants there were and decided to spend money on Chipotle instead.
        Apr 3, 2020
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    15. rlow
      rlow
      Can The Black Keys make a bad album? Rhetorical question.
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        You know, they always make solid music. As in 50-ties spirit fun Rock & Roll solid, we need more of that. Now I hope the Lefties Soul Connection will also release something new. That raw Funk, think of The Meters honestly moves you...
        Mar 29, 2020
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    17. rlow
      rlow
      So Shearwater. Why the heck have I not heard or listened to these guys before?? They’re fantastic!
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      2. rlow
        rlow
        Listened to ‘Jet Plane and Oxbow’ the last couple days and it’s great. Just moved on to ‘Rook’ today - completely different style/mood, but also great.
        Mar 14, 2020
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        One of the best modern bands, I completely agree. Even got Jet Plane and Oxbow on vinyl.
        Mar 14, 2020
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      4. Scott Kramer
        Scott Kramer
        love it, thank you
        Mar 14, 2020
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    18. rlow
      rlow
      If you know / follow Audioholics, apparently the head guy Gene has tested positive for Covid-19. He announced on YouTube this morning.
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      2. netforce
        netforce
        Mar 11, 2020
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        Fuck. Sorry for him. Last time I follow Audioholics was the Oppo/Lexicon Drama.
        Mar 11, 2020
    19. rlow
      rlow
      Sylvania VT-231 back in Freya. Welcome back you beautiful, full, smooth, clear, liquid mids. Heavenly.
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    20. Jeff Luken
      Jeff Luken
      Rlow I saw in a blog on here that you own the Graham LS 6. I am leaning in this direction instead of the Dynaudio special 40. Truth is I have not heard both but do own the Graham ls35a and have owned the Harbeth p3esr. Wanted to know your thoughts about the Ls6. Thank you
      1. rlow
        rlow
        Hey Jeff, got your PM. Will hit you up there, instead of here.
        Mar 6, 2020
      2. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        I had the chance to hear the Graham LS6 out at Gig Harbor Audio...absolutely phenomenal. Granted I have not heard much in that price range, but I was blown away. Certainly similar to the LS 3/5a, but clearly a step up.
        Mar 6, 2020
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Canada
    Gear List:
    Speakers: Graham Chartwell LS6, Buchardt S400

    Headphones: HD650

    Amps: Schiit Vidar x 2, Vali 2

    Preamps: Schiit Freya, Schiit SYS

    DACs: Schiit Yggdrasil A2, Modi Multibit

    Streamers: SoTM SMS-200Ultra Neo, Pi2AES

    Server/Storage: QNAP NAS, Dell XPS 13, Intel NUC i3 (Roon ROCK)