ZMF Auteur over-ear Headphones - Official Thread

Stunning! Congratulations!

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Thanks! They’re Teak.

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As you said, Oris didn’t fit the Auteurs. So for the moment they have found a new home on my old Shure SRH-1840s. We’ll see if they stay there. If not, I’ll post them for trade.

Gorgeous! Isn’t the new headband comfy?

Is the stand leopardwood?

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Yes the Salire is leopardwood and I really like the new headband. I didnt have any issues with the old one, but the new one is for sure an improvement!

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I’ve finally decided to let go of one of my Auteurs. Some stuff came up that forced my hand financially, but it’s probably for the best because I had no business owning two limited Auteurs simultaneously.

I concluded the African Blackwood had to go if only because it should be worth more on the used market with it being such a sought-after version of the headphones. I’m keeping my Manchurian Ash set and don’t feel remotely sad about it. I have even got a Cocobolo Aeolus in the house now, so I have plenty of good stuff to enjoy.

These are the ones I just listed for sale:

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Hey, how is the Auteur with the Bottlehead Crack? I’m thinking on building it for my pair.

I currently use my Auteur with my BF2 - Jot2 setup with occasionally adding the iFi iTube2 between the two. I like what the tube does to the timbre and imaging but the soundstage gets claustrophobic and it’s a dealbreaker for me. Also it makes the treble disappear. How is the soundstage on the Crack?

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I gotta say I love mine! I just left some impressions compared with the Burson Soloist 3XP on that thread, so this is very fresh in my mind. I’m also using a BF2.

My Soloist 3XP is probably a lot like your Jot 2, and compared to the Crack, it has some good midrange impact and clarity, but doesn’t have the same stage and layering in comparison, which isn’t crazy huge, but never feels claustrophobic to me. The Crack also adds a sense of dimensionality to the bass and vocals on the Auteur that makes them both really pop. It does smooth out some detail, but I never feel like I’m missing too much. I really love the combo.

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And I’m the lucky recipient of Chris’ Auteur! Hey there @ckhirnigs113 :wave:! Perfect for a well practiced recliner potato…
They join a DCA Closed X and a RME ADI -2 fs. A nice contrast to the planar, making my Return to Forever collection a brand new experience!

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A little off-topic but is the color on the RME analyzer red? Was there an update with new colors that’s been released?!

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Enjoy them @David_Silva! They look right at home over there. I have my Ash Auteur on at the moment and am enjoying them as much as ever.

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Yes @hifiDJ, there is a red option with the current firmware. Also the treble and bass control range went from +/- 6 to +/-12.

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Wow!! I realize this is ancient history now… but I’m reading through this thread as I eagerly await the arrival of a blackwood Auteur I just bought secondhand. All I can say is this is THE MOST beautiful headphone I’ve ever seen. I hope you still have it, and get stupid amounts of enjoyment from it. That thing is a stunner. JFC. Well done, buddy

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Congrats on your new BW Auteurs! I recently got a pair of 2nd hand BW Auteurs, wonderful sounding as well as looks! My first open backs, I am smitten! I am sure you will love yours!

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New Auteur Classics. Available at CanJam Chicago?

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Yes, they will have some sets available at canjam for purchase.

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Holy phuuuuuuk those are stunning!

Can we get an official topic for the Auteur Classic going? I wanted to drop in some initial thoughts on them but didn’t want to mix it in with the OG Auteur.

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Here you go…

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