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  1. byrdparis

    Etsuro Bordeaux v.s anything else...

    I received my Etsuro Bordeaux a few days ago, and mount it on my 4P kuzma. first couple of sides, I listened to a much tamed presentation and sound. Its been all there if you can imagine. but it were a bit stressed and polite in the first few hours, I was expecting explosion and mind blowing...
  2. byrdparis

    Horns with SS amp instead of Tube (se)!?

    So it’s been a few weeks with my new hORNS Universum mk4 and I was playing them with a few tubes amp - SE, PP etc. My own set is a PP tube amp and I don’t miss a thing, actually it’s a very good combo I’ve got, to be honest. I ordered a parallel SE 211 based amps for the kick of it, to go along...
  3. byrdparis

    Soon to come, hORNS Universum mk4!

    After a year and a half of many ups and downs in my life, which in the process i moved to a new home... i was thinking to get myself a new Audiophile experience\episode. something id never thought i could, not in a very long time before i moved out. at my old house i was listening and build my...
  4. byrdparis

    DV - XV1-S....

    Hello, Im thinking about adding the XV-1S to my stable, especially for paring with my DV507MK2 arm. is there anyone who know about it fully and compared it to other big $$ carts that on the market right now, and can shade some light about his strength and character ? how it holding on for...
  5. byrdparis

    VDH Colibri Stradivarius 0.38mv

    selling my almost brand new VDH colibri... i have way more cartridges then i can listen to in a life time. so, first in first out. i have around 20 hours on it, i was playing it on my Thales simplicity II and switch back to my ANNA, just because i was afraid that the VDH was hanging between 4...
  6. byrdparis

    My TD AF3P also arrived.

    so, after TD made me wait for almost 6 month for my AF3P after i sold my AF3 late June, i was analog-less for several months. The T34 arrived last month and finally after him the long waited AF3P, was filling my second top shelf stand. i knew when TD announced the AF3P that is will be next...
  7. byrdparis

    My Torqueo audio T34 exclusive Zebrano is Up and Playing.

    So, it was a LONG wait, longer then anything i waited to any audio component ever. but when it arraived and i opened it, all the long wait frustration were gone, this Turntable is by far one of the most beautiful on the planet. Oscar and the guys over there in Italy knows what the Hell their...
  8. byrdparis

    Zyx -ultimate omega

    for sale, one of the best ZYX cartridge there is for the money, costing retail more then 5500$ in the US. this is the silver SB low output version. with low 30-40hours on it! packed in its original package with all the accessories, LIKE NEW! will sell for 2700$ including shipping...
  9. byrdparis

    Munich 2018. are you there?

    i know that a lot of US members are not often get to Munich show, i think maybe its because there is a lot of shows in US to begin with. but, when i did met some of US guys along the way years ago, i heard them said they didn't believe how big and vast it is, and a lot of them get very excited...
  10. byrdparis

    SME V - 12 Brand New! never opened. low price to move fast.

    Hi, i'm selling a Brand new SME V-12 (black), never mounted or put out from it package. all the accessories, bolts and everything included! never opened!! i was bought it for a third arm for my TD AF3 but decided not to mount it as yet, i need the cash to move on for another project...
  11. byrdparis

    Murasakino “Sumile” - New Cartridge.

    so, after some teasing around the web i pulled the trigger on a bunch of "new" cartridges that getting a lot of attention and consider top notch and very highly recommended (more to come). my VDH Colibri strad' is playing for over 50 hours now.. and yesterday the SUMILE arrived from Japan to...
  12. byrdparis

    Mono mono mono....

    Hi all, i was wondering how many of you are holding\playing Mono cart's in you everyday system and which one you choose?! I've got in order a bunch of arms and new cartridges, and was thinking to add one Mono for the sake of my Mono records. they not to many, and mostly a "new" re mastered...
  13. byrdparis

    should i sell my S3MK2?!?!

    Hello everybody, i enjoying my relatively new S3mk2 for a few months now, and like always my Audiophile head is running forward with Upgrades decisions. i was flipping a lot of gear last two years and recently all my analog set up was changed too. (you could see in my signature my all set up)...
  14. byrdparis

    TechDAS AF3 instead of CA MI...

    After a year or so with Clear Audio Master Innovation with TT2 and UNIversal arms... I decided to go on and get my "Dream" TT from TechDAS... (in fact the AF1 will be it, but my bank account disagreed ;)) so, after some months of waiting from ordering one, it finally came. the CA was my...
  15. byrdparis

    VDH Colibri XGW KOA Stradivarius - on the way.

    So, after some thoughts in to it (ok, not so much...:cool:) I decided to pull the plug on one to own and avaluate for myself, in my own set up -and hear what everybody raving about. After Mr Myels astor posts and review (pf) and our own Mr Mike Lavigne posts about his vhd 0.7 he bought and...
  16. byrdparis

    Finally, my TechDAS AF3 Arrived.

    So, after a few months of waiting patiently. my AF3 arrived this weekend and start it break in... IM SO EXCITED! for now, i connected my Thales Simplicity II with Ortofon ANNA... hopefully un a few weeks il get my Ortofon - RS212D and SPU Synergy to mount on my second arm board. i'm...
  17. byrdparis

    Ortofon SPU WOOD? any users?

    has someone pick one up yet and can tell how it sound\compare vs the others SPU cart line? its something i'm thinking to get for myself... i was experience some time with the #1 E in my system and like it a lot, lush mids and overall a great bargain. the "problems" i found, it was lack...
  18. byrdparis

    Ch precision...p1

    so finally after a lot of thought and turnovers, i decided to pull the plug and join to the rest of the elite holders and ordered a CH P1 PHONO STAGE! I AM SO EXCITED! i probably add the X1 in the near future also, although i thought maybe to get the L1 instead, even though i have the EAR...
  19. byrdparis

    Ikeda 407 vs dynavector dv507mk2

    The title tell it all, whom with experience or thoughts about, can chime in and help a brother to decide... it going to be third or fourth arm on a TD AF3 cart has not be chosen yet to mount on those. other arms i have\on order... CA tt2 CA Universal Thales simplicity mk2 Ortofon...
  20. byrdparis

    A must Have reels?! You choose!

    Hi folks, so i finally after who know how many years i dreamt about getting in to R2R world, i finally did it and bought my first R2R PLAYER I intend to play 2 tracks 15 ips only, with no recording root for the time being, i was travel back and forth around the threads are written and gathered...
  21. byrdparis

    Manley labs SteelHead phono stage

    thought maybe open it in a new thread.... I know its been a while when the Manley "steelhead" was the "HOT STUFF..." but i cant stop wondering.... why no one was referring to it this days.. (its lost his charm?, audiophile keep looking for the new Hot stuff and moved on?) i remember 8-15...
  22. byrdparis

    Kondo M7 + SFz vs ?

    Hi all... i was wonder if anyone had the opportunity to hear this set of phono stage and if yes, to compare it to others phono stage on the same caliber? it is my all time dream but the cost is super high, and i would buy it blind... (except the SFz i have in my possession right now and...
  23. byrdparis

    Clearaudio Master Innovation UP and running.

    I believe that Clearaudio company did something over the last 10 years to impact their sound signature, if in early days when the acrylic was dominate their build structure, and the sound came out precise, dynamic but DRY... today when the higher models are build with Wood, aluminium and...
  24. byrdparis

    Cartridge for Clearaudio TT2 arm?

    so, recently i bought the Clearaudio INNOVATION with TT2 linear arm I'm basically looking for some serious Cart to go along with her. i KNOW what youall say - "buy a GF and get done with it" but lets try to get pass this point ( a CA cart is on my list thou) AS for now i want to spend a...
  25. byrdparis

    the Best Cables known around.

    Hi folks, I'm standing in a crossroad for decide about some new cables for IC especially. i am using 3X Siltech IC (Empress double crown/770i) RCA 2 RCA and now it's seem that i will switch to an all XLR (Balance) System. (i am buying a new pre amp) i will Need to buy 3 Balance IC for...
  26. byrdparis

    XP-20 & XP-25 on the same PS?

    hello, i was buying the XP-25 a few months ago and love it to death. i was very curios about it, and gamble my dice greatly with it. to my taste of course... now i think about the XP-20, to switch back and forth with my tube pre-amp, i am very curios about how an SS pre-amp will work with my...
  27. byrdparis

    Testing PASS LABS XP25

    So, Yesterday the PASS LAB dealer came to my house and brought the XP25 with him for a few hours (he wanted to let me audition it for a few more days but couldn't due to it is his only demo unit). As I mentioned in the other thread i opened here a few days ago; I had on the table another...
  28. byrdparis

    Brinkman Edison VS pass labs xp25

    Hi all - i am between the hummer and the Hard case in here - i am about to flip my relatively new phono stage. i bought the new luxman eq500 but its happened to be it is not a Fit with my other tube component (I feel there is a miss match in there between trans’) So, I was thinking...
  29. byrdparis

    Luxman EQ-500

    Hi all! it is my first post in WBF, so bear with me :-) Im a music lover for almost 30years... and was on A break from GASing audiophile upgrades... the bug strike me again and i was back in the "game" a few months ago... in parallel of me waiting for a new TT+arm order, i placed two...

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