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by jandl100
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Cheap Electrostatic Headphones
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Re: Cheap Electrostatic Headphones

I picked up some cheap 'stat headphones on eBay a couple years ago - Stax SR3 + SRD5 for £120.

I'm still pleased with them. They are a bit bass light but give them a bit of a bass boost and they sound fab.
by jandl100
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: A message of support
Replies: 26
Views: 4013

Re: A message of support

Ah, just seen your recent post, Stu.

Awful situation, there isn't a good outcome, is there?

Thoughts are with you.
by jandl100
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Jerry's ongoing system blog
Replies: 569
Views: 86276

Re: Jerry's ongoing system blog

Ooo, look what's just arrived. https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Freviewsbestheadphones.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2018%2F02%2FBeyerdynamic-T90-300x300.jpg&f=1&nofb=1 Beyerdynamic T90 Open back, which I haven't tried for a while - actually, they don't seem to leak ...
by jandl100
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Jerry's ongoing system blog
Replies: 569
Views: 86276

Re: Jerry's ongoing system blog

Not intentionally, Paul. The Epiphany amp must be between 5 and 8 years old, I guess, not exactly vintage. The APart amps are more recent than that, I think. - I do rather like the no-nonsense fff designs. :geek: Although a bit of bling can be well received as well. 8-) I just go where the whim of t...
by jandl100
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Jerry's ongoing system blog
Replies: 569
Views: 86276

Re: Jerry's ongoing system blog

A recently purchased headphone amp by the sadly now defunct Epiphany Acoustics is working out very well. https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/gfgAAOSwSkpeE8EP/s-l1600.jpg Epiphany Acoustics E-HP-O2 Lots of good reviews and awards won. The reviews are right; effortlessly powerful, bold, controlled and tran...
by jandl100
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Beauty in the eye of the beholder
Replies: 20
Views: 3016

Re: Beauty in the eye of the beholder

I quite like the looks of them.
Must be expensive to make, though, but upper echelon Chord was never meant for the budget conscious.
If I was prepared to spend the £££££ I'd be happy to own them.

I currently have a 2Qute DAC and it sounds very good and I like the (small scale) distinctive looks.
by jandl100
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Jerry's ongoing system blog
Replies: 569
Views: 86276

Re: Jerry's ongoing system blog

Yes, hearing the 20yo Lexicon makes me realise that chasing the "ever-improving" latest digital tech is an expensive exercise in futility - it's just an attempt to get us suckers to part with our £££ every year to get the latest specification improvement. Actually, I suspect that often eno...
by jandl100
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Jerry's ongoing system blog
Replies: 569
Views: 86276

Re: Jerry's ongoing system blog

I'm going distinctly backwards in terms of DAC technology. As of this post I am totally won over by the DAC in this 20 year old beast. https://i.imgur.com/smt9FCL.jpg A Lexicon DC-1 DAC/pre/processor. Used in 2 channel mode it's as transparent, detailed and enjoyably musical as anything I have heard...
by jandl100
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Jerry's ongoing system blog
Replies: 569
Views: 86276

Re: Jerry's ongoing system blog

New power amp - PrimaLuna Prologue 5. The clever autobiasing arrangement means that it's plug&play for a wide variety of power valve types - KT88, 6550, EL34, 5881, KT90, KT77, KT66. Fun will be had with that capability. :dance: It came fitted with Edicron 6550WE, and JAN 12ax7 and 12au7 input v...
by jandl100
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Jerry's ongoing system blog
Replies: 569
Views: 86276

Re: Jerry's ongoing system blog

Doubled up, bridged and bi-amped. And sounding great. :) Apart Champ 2 amps http://www.apart-audio.com/Category/Details5?cat2=APART&cat3=02.ELECTRONICS&cat4=2030_POWER_AMPLIFIERS&cat5=2030_POWER_AMPLIFIERS&productcode=CHAMP-2 350wpc with 700 watt dynamic peaks. https://i.imgur.com/Z8...