Vtory
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Vtory

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I'm kinda wondering which new product Zach is considering to launch this year. No RMAF No new product? Hmm. Jul 9, 2020 at 5:24 PM

    1. Vtory
      Vtory
      I'm kinda wondering which new product Zach is considering to launch this year. No RMAF No new product? Hmm.
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        I can't remember how he put it (or locate the link), but something he said made me think a significant percentage of his sales are generated from these shows. He might not be in a position to launch a new product right now...just speculation
        Jul 9, 2020 at 7:44 PM
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      4. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        ZMF bookshelf speakers in solid wood enclosures.

        Or so i dreamed...
        Jul 10, 2020 at 8:37 AM
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      5. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        I think he mentioned making headphones in the more affordable range. Not sure what price range that is but I’m guessing mid-fi?
        Jul 10, 2020 at 12:37 PM
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    2. Vtory
      Vtory
      Fuck. Verite+Erish combination generates crazy synergy. Didn't let me study or sleep.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Hope my verite pals @ChaChaRealSmooth or @Phantaminum to get their hands on this amp someday (shoot me a pm if interested in short term loan). Wondering how they would feel.
        Jul 8, 2020 at 9:57 PM
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        At a cost of a bit edged and glared highs, it could mimic airs and speed I enjoyed with DSHA-3F (more artificially though). Interesting to see both Asgard 3 and Erish mimic different aspects of 3F wonders in their own ways -- conditioned by Verite pairing.
        Jul 8, 2020 at 10:00 PM
      4. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        I may take you up on the offer after I get these deliverables done. Too many hours and not enough time. Hope Philly is treating you right man.
        Jul 9, 2020 at 8:36 AM
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      Vtory
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      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        That is the beginning. The measurement options are a la carte. By the time one adds all the measurements such as Dynamic Range, IMD, Frequency Sweep, etc. the price jumps $500 for each additional measurement. Easy to hit $22,500 in the configuration quote. And you still need your own ADC and DAC. Might as well just buy the HW version.
        Jul 7, 2020 at 9:20 PM
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    4. Vtory
      Vtory
      Today finally unpacked my EARS since I moved to Philly. lol. Too lazy to measure stuffs...
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        Don't feel bad, I still have shit that I haven't unpacked since I moved back in March.
        Jul 7, 2020 at 3:35 PM
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        I like its appearance, too. Very sleek looking.
        I don't quite like tons of marketing words though -- on top of cumulated disappointments of their recent highly-priced products.
        Jul 7, 2020 at 11:35 AM
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      3. netforce
        netforce
        Funnily enough Sony asked us if we wanted to the NA launch of this speaker the middle of July. Obviously not happening now, Sony doesn't have an ETA for NA just yet now.
        Jul 7, 2020 at 12:06 PM
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      4. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        It does look interesting but doesn't look very practical for a desktop
        Jul 7, 2020 at 2:20 PM
    6. Vtory
      Vtory
      If I am asked about the best amp for 650, will doubtlessly list Jotunheim on the top. Maybe I am belonging to super minority in 2020.
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      2. RobS
        RobS
        heresy!
        Jul 4, 2020
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        @RobS Actually that's one way to look at my new amp. I can feel some shared direction with this new headamp, too. But voiced in a much more likable way. Short review hopefully upcoming soon.
        Jul 4, 2020
      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        Jul 8, 2020 at 2:54 PM
    7. Vtory
      Vtory
      Whenever I listen with my speakers rig these days , I get to forget the dac is one of the cheapest offerings in the market. What a synergy!
      1. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Don't tell that to the ORFAS crowd
        Jul 3, 2020
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    8. Vtory
      Vtory
      Enjoying Geshelli headamp for several days. Still feel a little mixed, but much better than expected. Maybe the best among opamp-based amps.
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      2. JellyRhino
        JellyRhino
        Did you pick the Archel2.5 or the Erish? I have an Asgard 3 and a Modius. I wonder if it's worth it going balanced with a Geshelli vs staying SE with an Asgard. I seriously doubt it's gonna be competitive with the Asgard though.
        Jul 2, 2020
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        @JellyRhino Erish. Wanted to utilize bifrost bal outs (se outs currently to asgard 3 lol). I personally think asgard 3 is much better but that's kinda apple vs orange. It sounds way much like refined jot. Cool, edged, heft, squared, clean, but not annoying like 789.
        Jul 2, 2020
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    9. Vtory
      Vtory
      Having fun with HE6SE I hadn't worn for a while. Re-confirming it is the best HFM among I've ever owned (and the second best among I heard).
      1. dark_energy
        dark_energy
        I listened to one of these 390 to 500 eur range new Hifimans last year out of Jot. I liked them. Build quality and feel was good based on that shorter session. I might consider one of these at some point.
        Jul 1, 2020
      2. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        I've been using the HE6se for the last 2 days, they really are special. I hope Hifiman keeps making them.
        Jul 2, 2020
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    10. Vtory
      Vtory
      Finally found a xlr-in/out headamp that neither breaks the bank nor sounds shitty. Works for me better than 789/888/jot. More to come later.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Feels like a great complement to asgard 3 -- before jot 2 or mjo 3 come out.
        Jun 28, 2020
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      3. Ash1412
        Ash1412
        Updates? The wait for Jot 2 is getting to me every day
        Jun 29, 2020
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        @Ash1412 Still testing for myself to ensure it's better rather than different. Maybe will post early impression during the weekend.
        Jun 30, 2020
    11. Vtory
      Vtory
      In my house, Wyrd seems to benefit Modius a lot when power or rf noise transmitted via usb. It shouldn't be oop..
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    12. Vtory
      Vtory
      The Last of Us 2 (2020) was extremely disappointing. Multiple narratives disjointly merged. Characters' developments were super incohesive.
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      2. obsiCO
        obsiCO
        Pacing is a slog. Can't believe I've got almost nowhere in the story even after 5 hours.
        Jun 25, 2020
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      3. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        @Vtory how do you feel about the first game?
        Jun 25, 2020
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        @Melvillian Overall liked it, if not totally enthusiastic. Interactive actions,multi-dimensional characters, and interpretable in various ways.
        Jun 26, 2020
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    13. Vtory
      Vtory
      Full of Schiit: modius > freya-s > two aegirs. Finally fell in love with modi jumbo.
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    14. Vtory
      Vtory
      My take on inconvenient truths: Buy Modius and Bifrost together, hear them with own ears, then return whichever you like less.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        @monacelli That depends on which market you are. For those who acknowledge good and bad aspects of DS, Modius is already awesome in any outs. I'd take it over RME OGs even on SEs.

        Bal outs are more different than better. Heft, air, but a little rough on highs.
        Jun 22, 2020
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        @monacelli Preamps bring some meat, flow, and life-likeness to the table. Freya rca in rca out did it too. So, I'm guessing any preamps with a great gain or output stage may work similarly.
        Jun 22, 2020
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      4. monacelli
        monacelli
        Thanks! Yeah, I see the benefit of having an active preamp, or at least the option to switch between active and passive. And the delta between Saga+ and Freya S really isn't too bad in the big scheme of things
        Jun 22, 2020
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    15. Vtory
      Vtory
      I should have bought Freya-S much earlier. It is truly an "enhancer" (aka sin of commission done right) in any category that matters to me.
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      2. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        Cool, been thinking about the S myself, just to have a good preamp that can mix/match balanced/SE. But I've wondered about the synergy. Sounds like it might actually work out for me.
        Jun 19, 2020
      3. mitochondrium
        mitochondrium
        Sounds like a wonder bra equivalent
        Jun 20, 2020
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      Vtory
      Modius --> Asgard 3 --> Verite : This is probably the lowest I can go. No other price allocation can't make me happy to this level.
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      2. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        I have the Modius and a THX 789 coming in, hopefully it gives as much bliss to my Auteurs as you are getting from your chain to the Verite.
        Jun 16, 2020
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      Vtory
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        It's serving for the main speakers (hence the dac now located 9 ft away from the desk; Verites for desk uses). Didn't want to buy the same dac again lol.
        Jun 15, 2020
      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        but... that's a Modius not BF2
        Jun 15, 2020
      5. Vtory
        Vtory
        So, everything comes down to resource allocation problem. Two dacs, two different places, two different rigs. Will hook this dac up to speakers later though.
        Jun 15, 2020
    18. Vtory
      Vtory
      In 2020, finally my house gets full of s*h**t.
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        What type of shit? Poop shit, stuff shit, people shit, more poop shit?
        Jun 13, 2020
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        @YMO I mean, schiit!
        Jun 13, 2020
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      4. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        Now if you move your schiit into the restroom, you can get the toto bidet to handle all the schiits.
        Jun 13, 2020
    19. Vtory
      Vtory
      Verites at 1:30am. Wow, they still do "just one more song".
      1. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        I think that's one of my criteria nowadays when deciding whether or not to keep something around. If I don't somewhat consistently get that feeling (obviously some days I just don't feel the music), then it gets put on sale.
        Jun 9, 2020
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        That's very solid strategy. Very consistent with this hobby's purposes, too!
        Jun 10, 2020
      3. fp627
        fp627
        lol I was just thinking this w/ regards to Stellaris during Morpheus testing.
        Jun 10, 2020
    20. Vtory
      Vtory
      Decided to replace Verite's dac (topping dx3) with Modius.
      1. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        What an upgrade!
        Jun 7, 2020
      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Yeah, verites definitely deserve much better dac lol.
        Jun 7, 2020
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    Location:
    Greater Philadelphia Area, PA
    Occupation:
    Some Research Center
    Gear List:
    Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo S / Elac Vela BS403 / ZMF Verite Ziricote / HFM HE-6SE
    DIY Accuphase A-60+ / DIY JLH1969 / Schiit Asgard 3
    Schiit Bifrost 2 / Topping DX3 Pro
    Wannabe a noise-free poster

    Signature

    PC|XPS → Schiit Bifrost 2 → Geshelli Erish → ZMF Verite Open Ziricote
    PC|XPS → Schiit Bifrost 2 → Schiit Asgard 3 → HFM HE-6SE
    PC|MBP → Schiit Wyrd → Schiit Modius → Schiit Freya S → Schiit Aegir (x2) → Spatial M3 Turbo S
    PC|MBP → Schiit Wyrd → Schiit Modius → Schiit Freya S → DIY Accuphase (clone) → Elac Vela BS 403