Vtory
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Vtory

Audiophile™, from NA

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Long vacation starts. Jun 17, 2022

    1. Vtory
      Vtory
      Long vacation starts.
      1. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Everything ok? I hope so. Much love brother
        Jun 17, 2022
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    2. Vtory
      Vtory
      I'm secretly waiting for the first unofficial debut of Folkvangr.. A few hours left.
      1. wbass and Riotvan like this.
      2. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        People catcher doing it’s work already.
        Jun 16, 2022
    3. Vtory
      Vtory
    4. Vtory
      Vtory
      Sony ZX701 incoming today. Of course planning to give a listen before transplanting Yamaha drivers into them.
      1. Sqveak likes this.
      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Recalled I was seriously debating to pick up zx700 decades ago.. (very noob era when I was enjoying hd580 and cheapo dacamp lol)
        Jun 15, 2022
    5. Vtory
      Vtory
      Atrium seems to prove that ceaseless effort combined with true professionalism and humble/open mind is eventually paid off. My hat off.
    6. Vtory
      Vtory
      Ok, Atrium is legit. But interestingly I'm hearing the LEAST zmf as well as LEAST biodana sounds. Both in positive ways.
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      2. jexby
        jexby
        dammit guys- you forcing me to sign up for the Atrium tour now or what?
        Jun 12, 2022
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      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        @jexby I have used a 4.4 mm adapter to XLR to drive my Atrium from the Gryphon. It’s not TOTL amplification, but it’s not bad at all.
        Jun 12, 2022
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      4. Failed Engineer
        Failed Engineer
        The Atrium just might be my favorite headphone ever and I've owned a bunch. It's also the first ZMF I like. My prevailing thoughts early on was that it's the ZMF phone for those that never really did like the house ZMF sound and still feel that way a month in. This headphone is special.
        Jun 13, 2022
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    7. Vtory
      Vtory
      Zmf pilot almost completed my 650 mod.. Glad I finally found out the last piece of comfort for myself.
      1. Cryptowolf and dasman66 like this.
      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Current mods = Dynamats on the back + foam disc folding + pad spacer + front damping replacement (microsuede) + zmf pilot

        Still looking forward to trying out zmf 6x0 pads.
        Jun 11, 2022
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        I also love how magically my current "cool and clear" upstreams (X18 + HO200) pair with the modded 650. The sum is the most enjoyable yet resolving 6x0 combination for me to date.
        Jun 11, 2022
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    8. Vtory
      1. Qildail
        Qildail
        I'm not a car guy, but that's pretty amazing. You can see the thousands of hours he poured into the thing.

        The people leaning out of their own rolling cars to take videos, though... oy.
        Jun 11, 2022
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      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        OH!! check out street bandito on YT! holy fawk he's doing a full carbon tesla-powered version of this thing. Bonkers!!!
        Jun 11, 2022
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      3. CEE TEE
        CEE TEE
        Oh yeah, that is sick. :)
        Jun 12, 2022
    9. Vtory
      Vtory
      Zmf pilot as well as co-pilot in the house. Hopefully they will help me tolerate with 650 for longer time..
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        First impression is they do differ a lot in person -- I couldn't see much difference in pics.
        Jun 9, 2022
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    10. Vtory
      Vtory
      Finally, my turn to try out Atrium. Super-excited.
      1. Qildail, zottel, jnak00 and 6 others like this.
    11. Vtory
      Vtory
      Cooked whiting meunière for the first time. Some room for improvement, but overall pretty good. Nicely paired with spirits, too!
      1. Kernel Kurtz
        Kernel Kurtz
        Fancy way of saying shore lunch :-) And spirits as well absolutely!
        Jun 5, 2022
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      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        try this, too: turkey breast sub for white fish. then, squirt a tablespoon of anchovy paste and mount sauce with butter on finish.
        Jun 6, 2022
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    12. Vtory
      Vtory
      Cooked egg-coated fried rice. Carelessly mixed up recipes. Of course big fail. But Korean soybean paste rescued it to eatable extent anyway.
      1. YMO
        YMO
        Time to poop
        Jun 3, 2022
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Probably better than my first-ever fried rice. I thought that all one had to do was to... fry rice.

        Can't claim really good results even now, it seems to be an art!
        Jun 4, 2022
    13. Vtory
      Vtory
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      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        I don't think it's supposed to be a replacement, it's shilled as being more "studio" oriented. Fixing the upper mid dip? Or adding shrill treble like many "studio" 'phones? I hope it sounds good.
        Jun 4, 2022
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      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        Jun 4, 2022
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      5. netforce
        netforce
        Saw it yesterday https://imgur.com/a/uv5cMKU

        Single sided magnet design, different diaphragm, trace and magnet structure than the LCD-5. Machined aluminum body, metal headband with no holes in the leather. Uses LCD-X diaphragm, sounded better than LCD-X but it should for costing more.
        Jun 4, 2022
    14. Vtory
      Vtory
      After hours of hobby coding, Susvara rocking time at 4am midnight. Yeah! Damn it holy shit everything (still) sounds crazy good.
      1. Deep Funk, Qildail, Riotvan and 5 others like this.
    15. Vtory
      Vtory
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      2. Ti_Leo
        Ti_Leo
        Linus Headphone Tips.
        Jun 1, 2022
    16. Vtory
      Vtory
      95F at 8:20pm here in Philly. What a hot end of May!
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Can't believe.. what happened there! I remember a lot hotter these days in FW..
        May 31, 2022
      3. Vansen
        Vansen
        As @9suns and I would say, "didn't have no AC on, all we had was OnlyFans."
        May 31, 2022
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      4. YMO
        YMO
        It's Shirtless time....let a rip.
        May 31, 2022
    17. Vtory
      Vtory
      In the end, the only audio wisdom I can give to others is "DO NOT ASK OTHERS ANY". I rather encourage as many sidegrading as possible.
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      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Sidegrading = costly masturbation. Pick a philosophy and pursue it until it no longer interests you. E.g. High complication, high driver count speakers + high wattage class-a SS amplification + latest ESS chip DAC, or! high efficiency simple driver/crossover + low wattage SET + R2R or better vinyl rig. Don't cross the piss streams and piss-stain your life with extraneous gear-dicking-about.
        May 31, 2022
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        I want to waste money to have fun not because I need but because I can. Money-consuming masturbation is super fun. Didn't you know it yet? Ha.
        May 31, 2022
      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        @nishan99 Exactly. I'm seeing side-grading as a sort of extended home auditions or investigation that we don't have to feel to be pushed or forced. There used to be generally so many new discoveries, findings, and fun. It's pretty cool as long as we know what we risk..
        May 31, 2022
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    18. Vtory
      Vtory
      I do think any kind of cream sauces is synergistic with any kind of tomato sauces. Mixture is always addictively yummy..
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Do you notice a difference between steel and silver cutlery? Solid silver v. silver plate?

        EPNS?
        May 30, 2022
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        Unfortunately no silver stuff in the house. I'm thinking the different would be minimal at best.. did you find something interesting? Or am I just not understanding high-level joke? lol
        May 30, 2022
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I'm kidding, of course. Tasting the highs with silver cutlery! Getting that last 0.1%!

        But actually, seriously, now i come to think of it, yes it could make a difference. Like drinking out of china, glass, metal or plastic is different. Eating with wooden utensils is different.
        May 31, 2022
    19. Vtory
      Vtory
      Typed pages of snobbery claims then discarded everything without submitting. I'd rather enjoy my audiophilism quasi-secretly.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Haha, right. But that's half of the story to me.. The other half is more social. I'm still debating myself in speaking anything out loudly. Strong yet unfiltered voices (and super low ROI to convince or be convinced for the issue) arouse fear, insecurity, and disjointedness. We may all know we're categorically different.. but seeing it explicitly is another imho.
        May 29, 2022
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Come on... Out with it!

        Remember what my mum always said: better out than in :)
        May 30, 2022
      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I feel like maybe there could be an SBAF audio mentoring program. Like, join as a newb or even seasoned vet, and have a continual personal interaction with someone who's been around the block and keep folks from being either ramrodded by gatekeepers or deluded by constant side-grading. like a tailored and less public general advice thread.
        May 30, 2022
    20. Vtory
      Vtory
      Listening to orchestral works with Susvara is wtf awesome in several unique ways. Bass is one. It's really "beyond" hard-hitting.
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        I can re-realize a myriad of gradations exist in any of muffling, rolls, and coperto in timpani. Well-amped Susvara just made them so easy to pick up. I'm just enamored by how melodic this instrument should sound, which can't be easily heard otherwise.
        May 27, 2022
      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Also fully content with la90 amp. A very analytical take coming with top-notch blackness, transient, and separation. On top, super-subtly warm and rich tone completes the sound. I don't think it a good match to challenging (i.e., low-Z) speakers, but it's making Sus sing effortlessly.
        May 27, 2022
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    Location:
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    Currently on a long vacation. May not login and/or respond.

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    Main Headphones and Loudspeakers
    HFM Susvara (Planar) / Stax SR-L700mk2 (Estat) / Spatial-Audio
    M3 (OB, 2ch)

    Thoughts on EQ: Link
    Thoughts on Audio Hobby: Link