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My audiophile journey started this year when i went to buy some headphones with a mic for skype meetings and bit of gaming budget was less than 500$.

I purchased AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-AG1X from jbhifi, once i got home and had a look at them i was extremely disappointed with build quality and sounds compared to my old AD900. For the first time in my life i returned a product that i wasn't happy with.

Number of reviews on youtube had missed the mark with these **** headphones, as they were reviewed by people who have no clue about what decent set of headphones should sound and feel like. 

 

So i took my 500$ and went to addicted to audio, this has been the best customer service i had received to date. They were very happy to let me try out a number of headphones and amps.

I ended up walking out with focal stellia... soon after i had ifi ican pro. There goes my 500$ budget..  I was addicted to audio...  Months later i decided to invest into a 2channel system and over the last few months this is where it's at. 


 

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Most recently i have purchased Lumin T2, and to be honest i wasn't blow away with SQ. I was actually happy to go back to Node 2i. The apps that control lumin are inoperable on my android.. 

I decided to go ahead with trying out linear power supply mod because i am curious creature.. I got hold of Clay from Geisler he made up a custom power supply in ONE day.  People here cant twist couple wires together and terminate it in a week lol. Extremely impressed with Clay.

 

I was skeptical with my purchase, i couldnt hear any difference in power cords 20$ vs voodoo and isotek evo3 elite. Even different RCA cables i could hear very slight difference not worth 6x price to me. Is this what audiophile is? 

I took apart a few week old Lumin, conntected up the new linear power supply.  To give you an idea Lumin switching supply weighed 170grams, Giseler supply is over 2kg. 

 

How did it sound? Well instantly i noticed that system was louder! so i tired to turn down preamp to lowest setting i could. 

 

This was my comments to Clay..

"This is without doubt best system change ive done todate, it feels like the sound stage has increase, better seperation, bass feels more punchy and i am certain that there is less noise, it is much cleaner sound...."  Even my girlfriend commented on sound the following day, she said it sounds like it has more body to the songs. 

 

 

Imagine below you can see Gieseler power supply compared to Lumin at bottom.

 

Edit, i love Lumin so much now that i am going to buy ipad and try run the apps with that.

 

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2 minutes ago, Hydrology said:

Great evolution mate and great to see my old speakers are still there (for now!)

Mark

 

I was going to list them few weeks ago, as they havent been used for a while now. But they sound so damn good! Really gives speakers that cost 30x more a run for the money.

Maybe at a later date, ill get cheap amp to run them for movies. 

 

Im building funds for some speaker cables and P15. ?

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Please burn in the T2 by repeat playback 7x24 for several weeks.  Turn off the amp if necessary.

 

There have been multiple updates for the Android app.

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9 hours ago, wklie said:

Please burn in the T2 by repeat playback 7x24 for several weeks.  Turn off the amp if necessary.

 

There have been multiple updates for the Android app.

Ive done just that i was aiming for that 400hr burn it time. 

 

I should note that the app progress is worthy of a note. I have notice very frequent updates. Major update was going to version 3 from 2 that has seen app speed double. Stability is still a major issue, however i havent had success with any other apps like Kazoo so i understand this must be a challange on andorid. 

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On 31/10/2020 at 4:41 PM, Pasic007 said:

i decided to invest into a 2channel system and over the last few months this is where it's at. 

Looks like the little speakers need a new home.

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On 07/11/2020 at 7:30 PM, Hazzzy said:

Looks like the little speakers need a new home.

 

Yeah, maybe i should stop being greedy and let someone else enjoy it as i do not intend to setup HT anytime soon. 

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Bit of an update, I haven't realy made any changes since last post. 

I started recently playing with rake angle along with new spikes and got some cable raisers on order. Just to clean things up.  

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Made up some l cable spreaders last night. Only got translucent blue and red TPU.

 

Going to make up support for Power cords now

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On 31/10/2020 at 2:11 PM, Pasic007 said:

My audiophile journey started this year when i went to buy some headphones with a mic for skype meetings and bit of gaming budget was less than 500$.

I purchased AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-AG1X from jbhifi, once i got home and had a look at them i was extremely disappointed with build quality and sounds compared to my old AD900. For the first time in my life i returned a product that i wasn't happy with.

Number of reviews on youtube had missed the mark with these **** headphones, as they were reviewed by people who have no clue about what decent set of headphones should sound and feel like. 

 

So i took my 500$ and went to addicted to audio, this has been the best customer service i had received to date. They were very happy to let me try out a number of headphones and amps.

I ended up walking out with focal stellia... soon after i had ifi ican pro. There goes my 500$ budget..  I was addicted to audio...  Months later i decided to invest into a 2channel system and over the last few months this is where it's at. 


 

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Looking very nice Mr Pasic, a great combo Sonus Faber and tubes..... :thumb:

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Thanks Guys.

 

Yeah I've got 3d printer. I'm not expert but I can draw up stuff and print.

 

Just made support for power cable. It used to dag too much. 

 

 

 

@Ray H i dont sell stuff, but maybe I can help you out. Depends how big or how many you need. 

 

 

 

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Wow i wish i had the equipment and know how. my power cables definitely needs some support.

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I think you could be onto something here. Maybe a side hussle, I’m sure lots of people would be interested.

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1 hour ago, Pasic007 said:

Thanks Guys.

 

Yeah I've got 3d printer. I'm not expert but I can draw up stuff and print.

 

Just made support for power cable. It used to dag too much. 

 

 

 

@Ray H i dont sell stuff, but maybe I can help you out. Depends how big or how many you need. 

 

 

 

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Hey mate,

 

just 3 or 4 aside, So 8-10 of the smaller separators. Beverage tickets can be provided if that is helpful.

 

Ray

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That cable riser looks great hey! 
I think there is even more sonic goodness to be had if you’re able to get a riser as such... 

I did the blind tests with great confidence. 

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9 hours ago, Pasic007 said:

Thanks Guys.

 

Yeah I've got 3d printer. I'm not expert but I can draw up stuff and print.

 

Just made support for power cable. It used to dag too much. 

 

 

 

@Ray H i dont sell stuff, but maybe I can help you out. Depends how big or how many you need. 

 

 

 

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this is cool I’d like to buy a few as well. 

 

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11 hours ago, genkifd said:

Damn i threw away my 389 empty bottles

time to upgrade to Grange, sounds better.

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I've had few requests I'm tweaking design a little then ill do a small batch run.  Ill do them free of charge there isnt much to it.  If people really like them, small donation can be made, this will be put towards more roles of filament. 

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1 minute ago, TDX said:

time to upgrade to Grange, sounds better.

Ive seen those, price of a nice speaker cable !  Im sure Chanh would have few of those too haha

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12 hours ago, genkifd said:

Damn i threw away my 389 empty bottles

The year of release is also critical. So far - I have found "2010" vintage sounded best. 

 

1 hour ago, Pasic007 said:

I've had few requests I'm tweaking design a little then ill do a small batch run.  Ill do them free of charge there isnt much to it.  If people really like them, small donation can be made, this will be put towards more roles of filament. 

Pls have my name in the list too. ?

 

1 hour ago, Pasic007 said:

Ive seen those, price of a nice speaker cable !  Im sure Chanh would have few of those too haha

Hmmmm.... The good old days prior COVID.... Life is much tougher in the last 12-Months.... Have only managed with much more affordable white variety or cable riser..... ? 

 

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9 minutes ago, Chanh said:

The year of release is also critical. So far - I have found "2010" vintage sounded best. 

 

Pls have my name in the list too. ?

 

Hmmmm.... The good old days prior COVID.... Life is much tougher in the last 12-Months.... Have only managed with much more affordable white variety or cable riser..... ? 

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When i hear "white" along with wine i think of these cable risers. I hope that's not the case Chanh  haha

 

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Been busy last few days. 

I've finally finished off the Lumin power supply cover / plug. 

Since I've installed Gieseler LPS I've had big hole where I removed the male C14  AC plug. 

 

I've made up the plug that screws into same location and makes use of XLR connection to feed clean power to Lumin.  I couldn't finish off the install I lent out my special screw driver kit :(

 

To me this looks better than what is currently available on the market. 

 

Tomorrow I'll try get some more cable spreaders printed.  

 

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How Lumin T2 should come out the factory :)

 

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Lumin T2 vs my old Node 2i initially it was hard to tell difference as I would need to get up walk 3m to change input. 

 

So I moved the whole rack.... next to me lol. 

 

Comparing the two, there was very subtle difference, I don't have audiophile ears just equipment.  But when I played "The final thing on my mind" I had to double check make sure everything was ok. Node's sound stage was small one channel also felt as it was turned down..compared to Lumin! Such clear difference.  Some other songs I dont think I could tell, as they weren't so obvious.

 

Node 2i is such a damn good streamer and dac, from my experience I couldn't recommend it high enough. 

 

Is the Lumin worth 6x more, well yes and no. If it wasn't for Lumin I wouldn't have know that Node 2i sounded broken on that specific track. 

 

Down the road I go to standalone lumin streamer and more expensive dac. How deep is the rabbit hole ? 

 

Speaker cable i was using wasPeakaudio UK standard, no idea what it is???. Was in my girlfriend box of cables I needed something longer for moving the rack.

 

 

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Bit of fun.    Testing two different streamers and no preamp.  Same same but different. 

 

 

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Thats sounding great even through you tube. Tubes and Sonus Faber, but it sounds very lively and engaging. 

 

Does it sound like that in the room.

Gonna get that album, i liked it.

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