Focal Elear Loaner

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  1. purr1n

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    Sending these to @sphinxvc to start on the East Coast. Probably at the beginning of next week.

    Would like to limit time to five days total, with the first day being day of receipt and fifth day being day of delivery to the next person. Please make a concerted effort on this one to keep it moving along. The loaners in the past have taken way too long to get moving.

    Limiting this to ten people on the first run. Maybe more. Limited to Friends only. Would love to give people who have not been on loaners in the past priority (please indicate so). I may also decide to stick in an SBAF modded HD650 for comparison. Full insurance on this one with FedEx, UPS, USPS with tracking number.

    1. Sphinx NY
    2. Butt NY
    3. Colgin NY
    4. Boops NY
    5. Josh ME <---
    6. Ice GA
    7. TheBarn FL
    8. Auf WI
    9. Mystic MO
    10. BAZ SF
    11. phil SF
    12. paranoid SF
    round 2

    Azteca
    DrFor
     
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  2. Mystic

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    I'd like to join, haven't participated in a loaner yet on sbaf, but have on HF.

    Would be really interesting to compare my unmodded 650s to modded and Elear.

    Located in MO.
     
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    I'm down. I've been loaned gear by individual hobbyists on HF before, but haven't taken part in a formal program.

    Keen to contrast the Elear with my HD 600. Perhaps the modded HD 650, too. Also interested to see how Elear sounds from a high impedance tube amp and decent portable gear.

    Located in NV, naturally. ;)
     
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    I would like to join. But I am currently on the Sine loaner tour, so I understand if I'm a no go. I would like to compare with my stock HD650, and know once an for all if my Z7 Kimber cable fits or not (I'm mostly sure no, but still).

    Rochester, NY if a yes...
     
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    I'll jump on this. Located in GA.
     
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    I'd like to join from NorCal/SFO. I cancelled my backorder so as to have the opportunity to evaluate the midrange suckout and overall tonality before committing. No rush.

    PS I've never participated in official SBAF loaners, though have been graciously sent gear from the awesome members here.
     
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  7. Merrick

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    With my move ongoing I'll wait for the second round (hoping there is one).
     
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    Just reserving to come back w. a list.
     
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    If there is a spot, I would like to jump in.
     
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    I'd like to join. NorCal. I've been on several other loaners lately and understand if preference goes to others. :)
     
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    Would love to hear - located in Maine. Specifically would like to hear this on Black Widow / Ragnarok and compare with HD650, HD580
     
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    Serious Inquisitive Frequency Response Plot

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    Is there a way you can get these to sphinxvc by the end of this week?:D
    I'm in NY until Sunday and would love to get a chance to listen to them before I leave the country.
     
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    Would love to join. NYC.
     
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    LOANER CLOSED! Including @Hands at the end!

    Maybe. I wanted to run more tests, but Tyll has already got impedance plots, and other stuff like full spectrum analysis with test tones would be elementary since I'm not exactly totally in love with them. Going to wire up a bass shelf circuit tonight and include with loaner. We can two-day them to NY. Just need to make sure someone is on hand to receive them!
     
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    Will let you know if my own order arrives before the loaner pair gets to me, but thanks for including me without me having to ask. :)
     
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    We should get this to @Psalmanazar in D.C. while it's out here.
     
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    I considered signing up but didn't want to pay for shipping to hear it or take spots from other people who may actually like it, not get offended by it after a few hours, and post memes.
     
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    Looks like I'm too late for this one, but would love to get in line for a future second run.
     
  19. purr1n

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    Someone dropped out. You are in. Especially if you are in NY. It will arrive at Prashant's on Friday.
     
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    Would love to get in on the San Francisco train at the end :)
     

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