Possible. Look, wilson uses transparent cables inside their speakers for instance and the alexx and models above the Alex use their ultra expensive transparent opus cables inside. So what could this possibly mean? That MAAAAAAAAYBE getting transparent opus cables which are ultra expensive could be the best way to go. People don't understand that THIS IS NO DIFFERENT with many industries.
I want everyone to be clear on the fact that there are levels in different industries and only those who don't play at the highest levels tend to be the ones who looooove to criticize (although this is not everyone who does this).
The following list of amps are my next statement power amp:
Constellation Hercules stereo mk2
Nagra HD monos
Dartzeel 458 Monos
Ch precision 1.1 Monos
Dan agostino Relentless
One of the amps above will be pretty much the point of no return.
You can still get a great set of headphones for your phone....or ipad...
Let's see men.... Just know that it has taken quite a bit of resources to close this deal. It wasn't something that I did rather easy. At these price points , there is nothing that Is going to be cheap even with a significant discount. Everything on that list is serious money.
The funny thing here is that 90% of the people who actively post here are still chasing something superior and seeing what they can buy to improve their systems... Doesn’t that really technically turn you into WSS to a certain extent? If the argument is " no because I don’t change all the time like wcss " then that is like saying well, "someone saying he/she is not an alcoholic because they only drink every Friday night until they black out and John drinks Friday, Saturday and Sunday until he passes out.".... Really ? So the frequency of how often you get wasted is what determines if you are an alcoholic? So your soul is spared because you only get SH!t faced Friday. Lol. Only john who drinks Friday Saturday Sunday is going to hell :-)
No need to delete anything. You made valid points and if you are able to hear changes with the tweaks outlined, that's awesome. You got a great thing.
We all hear very different. We all choose different genres of music too. It's very subjective like judging the miss universe pageant. Who determined who's the prettiest woman? How did they arrive at that conclusion? Based on height ? Skin color? Accent? Smile ? Etc etc. Who the hell knows.
Not really sure at this time. I would need to remove them and see if anything changes
Well the boulder is cooking ... The next few weeks will be crucial before another big upgrade arrives.
Is Block Audio making a return?
Boulder monos coming?
Full Boulder vs Full Gryphon?
MSB dac replaces DCS ?
Wilson Alexx replaces Alexia 2?
All you can do is tune in...
Once again speed bump, you stole the words out of my mouth.
If you find the link above offensive, then you might want to look in the mirror and figure out WHY you find it offensive. The link posted doesn’t target a specific person. It is meant to address the negative behavior that occurs from time to time on here and clearly on my YouTube channel.
I found the link informative and it explains certain behavior that occurs here repeatedly. Hell, it actually made me understand the WHYs of such behavior.
You are correct. I haven't owned every speaker under 15k. I'll say it is the best speaker under 25k that I have owned.
Right now, i have a failed experiment: the artesania stand i had the momentum on DOES NOT on the Mephisto because the amp is too massive and there is no way to make it work.
I am also playing with the powercords i have on hand and trying to determine if the odin 1 powercords sound better on the dac/clock or the amp.
ok doctor techno_dude. You are right, i am wrong. Should i ship you my stuff and you send me yours? i am sure since your ears are not "beat up" like mine then you should be able to educate my untrained ear with all the thousands of hours they have in front of some serious components.
Let me know what carrier i should use to ship you the Mephisto. It won’t go via fed ex ground.
Who said I wasn't going to try it ? Not sure where I mentioned that ?
That's the plan guys. We will do it together. This might be an "intermission" before we play with the boulder 2150s.
We have cables to play with, boulder monos, boulder vs Gryphon shootout AND the secret component that might shock a lot of you here...HERE more than on my YouTube channel...
Gryphon cables are on their way to me. They should be here next week. Xlr and speaker cables. Let’s see what goes down with their own cables and the mephisto. Will synergy be here ?.
No problem Ron!
Yep each cable is system dependent. It's certainly an art that is costly and painful but once you have arrived, it really makes all the efforts worth it.
Waaaay too many possibilities to be 100% sure. You can just sit tight and wait for me to unveil the component.
Many positive comments on my YouTube channel.
I know exactly what you're trying to say. Thank you for articulating things so well. You presented your point and stayed in your lane. I respect that.
Issue is this thread is a small platform in comparison to YouTube. Also, the video allows for people to actually see the equipment and feel a little closer to the entire experience. I do appreciate your opinion though.
It's all personal taste. The room has ALOT to do with Wilson audio speakers. More so than with focal .
both also wildly CHEAPER than the DAW let alone the Alexia 2. :)
The ARC won't be at the level of the mephisto. Sure we can improve its sound my adding fuses, footers etc but it won't be able to "drive " the mephisto to its full potential. I am trying to reach the highest performance possible from the mephisto and I don't believe audio research will do this. I believe a solid state Preamp will take it where it needs but finding that is what will be Russian roulette. For now, I have just purchased the next preamplification for it. I will disclose what it is on a future Video.
I will be uploading another video of the mephisto but now with the Merrill Christine Preamp. Once again, you'll be able to hear how EASY it is to hear the change in sound with the Alexia 2 and mephisto. I think deaf people can hear it using their iPads.
Simaudio could be good actually. I respect simaudio tremendously.
I heard my Gryphon Colosseum with zena....in my room....I believe if you watched my YouTube videos you can spot the Gryphon zena...
I don't really quite know...I think you could count them on the videos I have uploaded though.
Here is one interesting fact that youtube sent me:
My last video has had the most views in less than 24 hours than any other video i have ever uploaded. This seems to indicate that people are certainly tuning in to see my madness and that the Focal Stella have been very well-received.
As always - my money is available for you all to spend. Lol.
There's a video dropping today at 1pm ET.
Odin 1 xlr is better then ansuz c2 xlr. I have owned both.
I like playing with my Wilson speakers out from the wall. Shows don't have the space in their rooms to do what I do because they need to accommodate a bunch of chairs. Having enough space behind the speaker allows for more depth and feeling that there is no wall behind.
Same cables and amps...only difference was that I did what people requested. Many people said " oh don’t use a tube amp that isn’t even broken in blah blah blah " so please use the momentum HD preamp. Well...that is what I just did and now people are seeing how IMPORTANT system matching is. This exercise has nothing to do with anything else other than system matching and synergy. It seems clear that the magnepan seem to like a tube linestage. I hope that is something that a few have quickly learned ?
Youre right. I am sure I'll keep playing around more with their positioning. I am not done but I feel I have found an improvement with that I did last night. More will be done as they get more playtime.
Hmmm...i have never owned 800d3 so I can't comment on those. Between Daw and sopra 3 I'd take the DAW all day every day. No question. They aren't even in the same conversation with the sopra.
Odin 2 pc Is better than Odin 1 but I didn't really make sense to do Odin 2 unless you do the full loom. I believe Odin 2 is amazing but Odin 1 is probably the better price/performance ratio.
Video dropping today at 4pm ET
If you hadn't been abrasive at first with me, we wouldn't have had all this drama from the past.
Some jaws will drop when i announce it next week. You never know where or when I'll be bringing something else.
Before I announce what is coming, I need to give my opinion on the boulder and pandora. Many people have messaged me about this and they want to know my input so I'll do my review on both.
wishful thinking indeed...
Not sure why I answered that question above.
Most people don’t know this but ALL focal speakers have now gone up in price effective today.
Scala Evo was 40k and it’s now 52k... Good luck trying to find one for less than 30k :)
Focal sopra 2 was 15k and it’s now 19k...sopra 3 was 20 and I think it’s 23k now... Maestro evo was 65k and it’s now 72k I think.
Ahhhh focal jacked up the Scala Evo price the most out of any other speaker they manufacture because it is indeed their money making machine... I'm SO HAPPY I got mine before this nasty price increase. :).