Loaner suggestions Q4 2019

Discussion in 'Loaner Programs' started by purr1n, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. purr1n

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    Any suggestions for loaner purchases? We have some money in our war chest.
     
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    Raaaal!
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    Rosson Audio Rad-0 or Schiit Bifrost 2
     
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    Voting for Rad-0 as well.
     
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    Think the RAAL is too fragile and expensive.

    Shortest Way would be cool.

    Ether 2?
     
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    Incoming already.

    @Hands still has the Ether 2. I can ask Dan if we can extend the loaner out to a few more folks.

    I plan on sending my loaner SR1a to known people. We can work on details. Everyone where so far I would trust, but want to get permission from Danny first.

    @ChaChaRealSmooth is working with Alex to get a RAD-0. Let me ask.
     
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    The SR1a would be fantastic but my preference (not having a speaker amp ha) would be to wait until the Schiit custom amp is ready and send both around.
     
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    For a crazy optimistic loaner,I will also thrown in the Fidelice Precision DAC.
     
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    SBAF-picked / modded cheapo IEMs would be awesome for a tour. Maybe a pad tour?
     
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    Keep an eye out on the loaner threads; this is definitely happening. Just a matter of time before all green lights are given.

    Send suggestions even if it's more optimistic. There's a small chance I'll be able to reach out and secure a loaner. It's how the Matrix X-Sabre Pro MQA had a tour around here (hint: they also want to send us an Element X, but they sold out).
     
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    @purr1n Ether 2 went back to Dan about a week ago, FYI.

    I myself would like to hear the Bifrost 2.

    Plus there's the JAR HD600 you have on hand, though we still need to see if it has damping silicone on front side baffle, under pads. If not, can get that swapped out easily enough with the guy who makes them. (Not that we have to spend money on this, but I think folks will be interested. May also be able to get a refreshed JAR HD650 with that denser foam I use in mine.)
     
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    Sennheiser just revamped the HD600 - not sure if the sonics have changed at all. It looks like the headband tooling has been updated - not sure if it is worth checking out at the point :shrug:
     
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    +1 on both points. Curious about the JAR HD600, and would like to audition Bifrost 2 as well
     
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    Clearly we need a Lego tour @purr1n
     
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    JVC IEM loaner should be incoming.
    I can send the JAR HD600 back to you for tweaking. The JAR650 is already go-to-go. I rather like it. I should measurements on it. Is this JAR650 pretty much finalized?
     
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    Will consider Bifrost 2. Trying to avoid Schiit, but the people have spoken.
     
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    So, yeah, that particular JAR HD650 I sent you is finalized (actual finalized vs the original loaner), but the rear foam I picked and added myself. I would prefer that pair be returned to me rather that go on a full tour. A few select members on a limited tour, though, I'd be OK with.

    We could probably get a second loaner from @ext1 and put that same foam in there ourselves. It's just cheap charcoal foam, but he may not be able to source it easy where he's at. I have a huge sheet of it at home.

    I think the plan was to just swap out the JAR HD600 you currently have, unless it does have silicone damping on the front side, under pads. If it has damping there, it should be representative of any other JAR HD600 (natural variances at play).

    But, if it's missing that, it might be easier to just send a replacement pair straight to you for a swap rather than try to ship it back to me. (I don't actually have much of a role in the mod, especially with physical components, beyond having provided some feedback and consultation.)
     
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