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  1. The Workstation Sony SS-T70ES Speakers Powered by Logitech Z906 Soon to be replaced by Purifi 1ET400A Amps - Overkill I know - The new Amps will share duties on the main system powering the SS-X70ED Speakers with 2 x Velodyne 10" Subs (1 of the Subs sits next to my workstation that will be switchable from main system to workstation system and will be wired via the RME ADI-2 for Workstation use) Sony 5200ES AVR Amp powers the main system and will soon be replaced by Denon 8500H (with 1ET400A Amps for mains in a 9.2.4 Atmos configuration) The rest of the surround floor spe
  2. Awesome Room... and equipment... Im on a similiar journey with a combo audio/video/office room.. still along way off from yours though! I have a trapdoor staircase to relocate, a balcony to enclose and extend into and a heap of other changes.. Lived with it like this for 5 years mind you!
  3. Best of All Worlds!!! This is sublime... Best of Dire Straights & Mark Knopfler 2005 180gm Vinyl Pressing > Technics SL-1210MK5 w/ Ortofon Super OM40 Stylus > Tube Box DS Phono Preamp > Audient iD14 Burr Brown PCM4202 A/D 24/96 USB ASIO capture to PC > USB ASIO to RME ADI-2 DAC @ 24/96 > Fostex TH610 w/ Lawton Black Limba Chambers..... ahhhhhhhhh absolute Blisssssssss Without any hint of sibilance and just sweet golden top end and firm punchy bottom end!! This is the way Vinyl is meant to be heard! Lets be friends for ever.... Technics
  4. Wife bought me Omega Headphone Stand for Birthday! Very Nice!
  5. I've been using the Black Limba all day today and am really enjoying them. Something I've noticed is the treble and upper midrange is slightly more gentle on the Black Limba. The Wild Chechen has a slightly harder edge to it so the Black Limba is very nice and punchy and warm but without the edgyness. https://tidal.com/browse/track/91916863
  6. I upgraded my TH610 with a few different sets of Lawton Timber cups. Very nice difference!
  7. Wild Chechen Type 4 definitely my favourite overall for refinement and versatility. Tighter bass that extends low, still has good impact and force and a nice timbre and not boomy. Sweet top end that shimmers but doesnt bite and still extends nicely. Mid range is forward and full but not in your face. Just my perfect kinda headphones! Was listening back to back with Flame Marbled Walnut / Wild Chechen and the Walnut has a nice warmth but with double bass in Jazz it can be a little fuzzy sounding, while the Wild Chechen just sounds natural and full with great impact and ar
  8. Stock TH610 Walnut Cups - 1.4oz / 41grams - Type 1 - Janka Hardness 1010 Lawton Black Limba Cups - 2.3oz / 65grams - Type 1 - Janka Hardness 490 > 840 Lawton Flame Marbled Walnut - 2.4oz / 69grams - Type 1 - Janka Hardness 1010 Lawton Wild Chechen - 3.4oz / 95grams - Type 4 - Janka Hardness 2250 > 2300 Lawton Wild Ziricote - 4.1oz / 115grams - Type 5 - Janka Hardness 1970 > 2200
  9. TH610 swapped over to Flame Marble Walnut Lawton Cups.. Ahhh thats better - a bit of warmth has come back as well as punch and depth to the bass. Very nice.
  10. Wild Ziricote Type 5 Lawton Cup..... VERY different Much less bass overall and what's there is super tight and extends low. More forward mid range and top end - much more vocal oriented. No sharpness in treble but definitely brighter but not too bright. So far favourites are Wild Chechen (Type 4) followed by Black Limba (Type 1). Black Limba was much much warmer and fuller sounding. More listening to be done!
  11. Just some insight to the cup design from Mark - I'm sure he wont mind me sharing his thoughts on my question... How did you decide on the size of the cups??? to which he replied.. (that I agree with completely) "Myself, I feel one can only obtain just so much info from measurements, the real test is listening. Rather than just making a copy of the original cups, we wanted to make as many improvements as possible to the design. Cups serve a purpose, acting as a combination of speaker cabinet and body of a musical instrument. If you treat them seriously this way, you can get
  12. Youtube video of Wild Chechen to Black Limba Lawton Chamber Changeover on TH610. 1080p is up - 4K is up!
  13. Youtube video of Wild Chechen to Black Limba change over inbound... ;) Black Limba only a subtle difference in sound so far but definitely a little warmer sounding in the 70- 120hz region... No sign of sibilance. :)
  14. Wild Ziricote (Type 5 - 1970 / 2200 lbf Janka Hardness) These feel the heaviest by a lot Wild Chechen (Type 4 - 2250 / 2300 lbf Janka Hardness) Next Heaviest Flame Marbled Walnut (Type 1 - 1010 lbf Janka Hardness) Second Lightest Black Limba (Type 1 - 490 / 840 lbf Janka Hardness - really soft!) Feel Really Light - Mark had these originally listed as Type 2 but he's changing them to Type 1 - These are a lot Blonder than Marks Pic here as you tell from my Pic below.
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