i doubt i would be changing headphones too often , so should not be a problem. i may decide to chose between the filtered lcd2 and hd650 and sell the loser. my money would be on the 650 over the lcd2 as a winner, mainly down to the extra comfort. this could then partially fund my purchase of the dt1770. we'll see!
Listening time has been limited recently but think I've finally put in enough hours to pass judgement on the prototype Kameleon + 560 filter module that Frans kindly made for me. Will add some more listening impressions later but in the meantime I will summarise my thoughts with a single word...stellar!
Have previously heard both the HD650 and DT990 filtered too. I could not go back to the HD650 in stock form afterwards so when I waved goodbye to the Kameleon desktop amp I had on a 'sale or return' basis (funds didn't permit at the time) that headphone followed it out the door not longer after.
The DT990 also sounds more correct when filtered but at the expense of some of its fun factor, which for me was the main reason I bought the 990. But if I had been after better accuracy, improved sub bass and less peaky treble then it wouldn't have even been a contest. Horses for courses etc.
Of course it may be possible to achieve similar results with software EQ or plug-ins such as Sonarworks but for my needs neither really offered a practical solution. And as someone who has rarely dabbled with EQ in the past these modules have proven a bit of a revelation. The in-line filter unit's integration with G1217's current (& presumably future) range of amps is well considered and keeps things nice and simple...with my Polaris I find both the need for only the one PSU and being able to switch both units on/off with the one switch to be very welcome 'features'.
Hey Friends, Giving you all the heads up first! Frans and I have been working on the G1217 version of the in-line Kameleon filter. We are just about all finished. Here are the details: - Pre-built and kit versions of the in-line filter will be available just as our amplifiers are / Built with the same excellent quality parts and PCB work - We will be producing and stocking modules for all headphones Frans has modeled so far. Most popular modules will come first, others will come in time as requested. These will be his reference designs - Modules will of course be plug and play! - Many wanted a design to sit under the amplifiers. I totally get that. However, this design will be standalone. The reasoning for this is we would have to have custom chassis parts made for each amplifier design past and present as well as a stand-alone design. In short, a big pain in the arse. This design will be a stand-alone unit in a G1217 style chassis to keep things affordable and dead sexy. There is no volume control - just line in and line out. - The unit can be ordered with power supply for stand-alone use or pass through cable (G1217 amplifiers can use the pass through cable). With the pass-through, you simply plug your Ember, Polaris, Sunrise etc.. power supply into the Kameleon. There is a secondary port in which you will plug the pass through cable into which will go to your amplifier. This way a single power supply handles both units - Kameleon will have a 5 year warranty as standard with all G1217 products
Projected price points in acrylic chassis: - $199.99 built / $179.99 kit for Kameleon / Pass through cable - $229.99 built / 209.99 kit for Kameleon / With PSU - Modules $39.99ea - CNC chassis adds $39.99 to kit or built
I aim to start shipping units by October 30th. A pre-order will be started in the next few days to help fund the project and all the different modules that have to be inventoried and made. (not really a kickstarter as at least 75+% will come out of my pocket - pre-orders to help ease the pain however and are appreciated!)
i am ready to pre-order just as soon as your are, Jeremy
I was using Chrome too but got the same thing using Microsoft Edge (Firefox was okay though). Not sure if you have W10 but if not I can check Edge again once you've updated things
Indeed, I primarily use firefox and did not make an extra check as the code was pretty basic. My fault!
Browsers can be a pain that way!
Not quite sure what you changed but seems to have made things worse....there are now multiple layers of text atop one another (drop down lists now sitting amongst list of supported headphones) and it looks like something from The Matrix....
Again this is with Chrome and Edge. Firefox still looks great though
Yes Simon. They are the black drivers not the silver. Soundwise, it really doesn't make a lot of difference. I think it has more to do with the pads actually. New pads are harder and the older black drivers had softer pads than the new one. You have new pads though.
Mr Trev: Didn't AKG try something like this once?
Dec 6, 2019 17:13:20 GMT
Mr Trev: Just try to ignore the fact they're $3500 for now
Dec 6, 2019 17:14:28 GMT
solderdude: Expensive, lacking in bass extension (for obvious reasons) and very high distortion levels (as per some measuremenst) but great sounding (so I am told)
Dec 8, 2019 11:30:24 GMT
Mr Trev: Expensive… yes, but when you consider a shiny new top of the line Mac Pro costs $53000, it's almost a bargain
Dec 12, 2019 17:19:09 GMT
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