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    Sonically it's complex for me as what I like may not be good audio in general
    it's why I look forward the people like you Myles who are committed and honest and rare combo !
    Those large white horns weren't bad.
    I want to attend the new Tristate cam jam I read about not sure where it will be. But this is where I feel I can know what is good.
    On that note I actually helped some venders better uderstand good sound in there shown products.
    As for me in headphones there was no great sound to be heard.
    The new lcd4 did sound very good and in a direct comparison of them and the he1000. I liked them better.
    The he1000 while a great improvement in looks , feel and comfort and of course not needing a high power amp are all improvements. Where they lack a bit is the planer / speaker sound they owned with the he6. They also to my ears and I proved it to a vender is a Lack of mid transparency there is just parts of music you miss.
    The lcd4 had a more flat freq response for me.
    analog stuff.
    otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
    otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
    sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
    new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
    thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
    thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
    kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
    phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
    speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
    mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
    digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
    Dacs lampi various

  • #2
    Originally posted by Alrainbow View Post
    Sonically it's complex for me as what I like may not be good audio in general
    it's why I look forward the people like you Myles who are committed and honest and rare combo !
    Those large white horns weren't bad.
    I want to attend the new Tristate cam jam I read about not sure where it will be. But this is where I feel I can know what is good.
    On that note I actually helped some venders better uderstand good sound in there shown products.
    As for me in headphones there was no great sound to be heard.
    The new lcd4 did sound very good and in a direct comparison of them and the he1000. I liked them better.
    The he1000 while a great improvement in looks , feel and comfort and of course not needing a high power amp are all improvements. Where they lack a bit is the planer / speaker sound they owned with the he6. They also to my ears and I proved it to a vender is a Lack of mid transparency there is just parts of music you miss.
    The lcd4 had a more flat freq response for me.
    Which booth had the headphones? Did you get a chance to listen to the Mytek/MQA table?
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
    ________________________________________

    -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
    -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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    • #3
      All of them several times with my own music. I need a few I am driving.
      analog stuff.
      otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
      otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
      sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
      new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
      thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
      thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
      kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
      phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
      speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
      mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
      digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
      Dacs lampi various

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      • #4
        Al,

        CanJam will be in NYC in February. Link below.

        ​​​​​​http://www.canjamglobal.com/nyc2017

        Turntable: - 1. Fairchild 750/OMA slate plinth
        2. Analog Engineering AE-2008 MinusK support.
        Tonearm: 1. Schroder Custom
        2. Schick 12"
        3. Abis SA-1
        Cartridge: Miyajima Kansui and Premium BE Mono
        PhonoPre: AprilSound LR, EMIA Strain Gauge, EMIA silver SUT
        CD: Wadia 860x
        Server: Innuos Zen Mini Mk3
        DAC: Computer Audio Design 1543 Mk2
        Preamp: Bent Audio TAP-X w silver autoformers
        Amplifier: AprilSound SET50 monoblocks
        Speaker: Pioneer PAX-30C

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        • #5
          Very cool and thanks I really look forward to this.
          Is it just vender driven or can we bring setups as well ?
          analog stuff.
          otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
          otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
          sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
          new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
          thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
          thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
          kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
          phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
          speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
          mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
          digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
          Dacs lampi various

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          • #6
            Before I post my views I need to give a short basis and observation of the nyc show and headphones.
            While I was at the show it's the first place I went to. While I love speakers headphones were my first musical experience that started way before I could drive.
            As such I guess it happily brings me back to my child hood a time that needed me to be well away from
            my own house hold.

            As some sound better than others none of them really have there products shown well. The why is easy they don't really know how and the lack of show pesonell knowledge proves it lol.

            Now for sounds.
            Myek is one of the very first dacs I owned and also one I never liked kind of like you say needles in the head
            it's dsd my first was nice but it's pcm drove me nuts.
            It was nice to hear and vast improvement in sound quality
            not saying a top shelf example either.
            Mytek is agreed product with very good support and I think one that has been used commercially for years.
            What always confused me with its playback sound.
            It maybe I just don't like the sound of sabre chips in some setups
            I heard at some length both the Brooklyn and the flagship
            both seemed improved.
            Now regarding formats. Headphones are a step below great speakers in some ways and do have some virtues speakers don't.
            The both for Mytek was nice but did what most do and that is use a basic laptop or tablet this does lower expectations of quality and in doing so lessens the change between the formats. I did Brian s few ref tracks as well to help zero in on the sound scape for s ref.
            The headphones they had are the he1000 ver 2 and a closed foster can.
            Going from playing the same song in pcm and Mqa there was a change not much and both sounded very good
            dsd was a bit less inviting not that is was bad but it lacked the virtues of dsd.
            This was my firs time hearing this new format and at show with all new equipment it's very hard to complete a real stament.
            While playing my ref tracks of both dsd and pcm it did sound good but not as good as it can be.
            The closed fostex are a nice commuter headphone audiophile quality and noise canceling
            i need some more time to conclude this and a general consensus of the headphones
            analog stuff.
            otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
            otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
            sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
            new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
            thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
            thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
            kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
            phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
            speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
            mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
            digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
            Dacs lampi various

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            • #7
              Sorry for the delay in answering.
              What I heard of Mqa was good but no better than the hirez files they had of the same tracks. Now I did feel my ref tracks sounded very good it overall was not good enough for me to say it was better then what I own . Keep in mind what we own almost always beats what we here at shows a real comparison comes from mini meets or cAm jam shows. Now would I based on what I heard go buy yet another format of my music the short answer is no , but both formats played very nice on the new mytek flagship DAC . Clean, clear and detailed sonically pleasing with all,the formats I played on it. The rep owned the he6 and like me felt they were better lol. I boroughed the lcd4 for a bit from the vender next to him. They too sounded very good and I felt more full then the he1000. I wish I could hear the format on my systems to give what I really here. What I did hear was proof the format is as good what we have. This leads me to if not better why buy in. I am planning on getting an update to my msb this will play Mqa as well as dsd 512 . Now if this format uses much less memory I think it has a chance .
              One last thought in audio shows reg headphones.
              Why they don't spend the time to put together a great showing I'll never understand. A simple example is showing off 15K of stuff from headphones to Amps to dacs. Tubes can make a big improvment do they use them no never lol. Another is
              all of the above from an iPad or tablet or laptop. It makes me wonder how do they mAke great stuff with subpar devices in the chain. Do they ever hear how good there stuff is.

              Now while some digital front ends do the same to speakers some don't. Dr audio a room I really liked did have all the bases covered. I met him in Brooklyn last year his room was nice then too. I hope what i posted helps people I do apologize ahead for my ramblings .
              analog stuff.
              otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
              otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
              sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
              new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
              thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
              thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
              kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
              phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
              speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
              mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
              digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
              Dacs lampi various

              Comment


              • #8
                Al what songs did they use for the MQA/regulation digital comparisons? In my experience, MQA always seen to use less than stellar stuff. Stuff that if it sounded good--and we are talking in its original analog format--you'd have to wonder.
                Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                ________________________________________

                -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
                -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
                -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
                -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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                • #9
                  Funny you say that. For one thing. The tracks I brought were better by a margin. I did recal knowing them but they were clean songs not fuzzy or off in tone. The songs are as always simple music. The new Mytek did sound nice and marked inprovemt.
                  analog stuff.
                  otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
                  otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
                  sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
                  new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
                  thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
                  thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
                  kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
                  phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
                  speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
                  mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
                  digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
                  Dacs lampi various

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