Nah everything would just sound veiled
How to make Cavalli gear sterile and dull with one cloth. If I’m not mistaken, my wife said something like that when she saw it.
Not so much headphones related (for now at least) but still exciting new (for me) piece of audio gear.
Linear Tube Audio Z40+ Integrated Amplifier
I’ve had this for a few weeks, hadn’t gotten around to posting it until @Nephilim_81 got me to post this pic on a different thread. I’ll do one on the tube glow thread in a bit, that Elrog rectifier really lights the room up!
Unfortunately my OCD prevents me from putting any such cover over my Cavalli amps. Because I’m too worried that I’d accidentally put the cover over the amp while the amp was on and end up overheating the amp.
One of my amps is the Cavalli Liquid Fire. Which has neat windows on the front that let you see the tubes and the black circuit board. That black circuit board lets me see all the dust that has settled inside the amp. Even with that visual of all the dust inside the amp I’m unwilling to put a cloth dust cover over the amp because my paranoia has dreams that I’ve put the dust cover over the amp while the amp was still on.
For me your animated gif is the gif of paranoid nightmares. OMG I’ve put the dust cover on while the amp is on. Or OMG the amp mysteriously turned on while the dust cover was on.
The Liquid Fire actually comes with a fabric cover with elastic like a form fitted bed sheet. I’ve never put in on the amp other than when it is in storage or being transported and physically unplugged.
I know the LCD-3 has been around forever, but I just recently heard it at CanJam SoCal and found a deal on one so here it is. I actually prefered it over all their other models I demoed. Really love the mids which seemed more forward than all the others. Something to tide me over until I get the Caldera.
The higher impedance of the LCD-3 does pair better with some amps and makes them preferable to other Audeze headphones that have gone to low impedance designs.
The most important thing, they sound good to You. Sit back ( Maybe with a beverage of your choice. ) & enjoy.
By the time of filming I forgot to turn the DAC off. So that did send the wrong messaging. Not to start a paranoia battle but I do have a master switch to prevent gear overheating by that blanket. And when the switch is on I do lift the curtain and do a double checking. It can be difficult sometimes.
When I finished that stack I did purchase some pads to space them. Did a ton of testing and ended up returning the pads. Hats off to Mr Cavalli w.r.t. thermal management. As long as the vents are not blocked, the gear stays well ventilated.
I’m just pathetically weak when it comes to resisting the purchase of things I want.
Initial impressions, very impressive even with the EH 2A3’s the only spare quad I had lying around.
My Father always said, “I can resist anything except temptation.”
Very nice! I bet that sounds awesome. Congrats!
You are not alone, sir!
Reminds me of when I had Sunday school as a kid: “The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” But here substitute will or mind for flesh…
Go forth and sin no more
Oh, lookee at that!
Initial impressions, hope they get a little better. I know they need burn in but I feel the bottom is just empty. Plus side, they look good and are comfortable.
Congratulations on the pickups, everyone! So nice to see lots of Focal here.
Matching Sabaj A20h headphone amp, to go with the A20d, just arrived along with cables needed to connect everything through balanced, including the Elegia.
FiiO UTSW3 and HS18
Got a pretty good deal on these:
I liked the interface on the UTSW3. It is outdated at this point but at least is IPX4-grade. Let’s see if it can survive my sessions.