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The Wadia 121 Decoding Computer AND Headphone Amp!!

Much was made of a noise problem in the headphone output of the Wadia 121 Decoding Computer on Headfi.org.  As it should be.  I for one would be more than a little verklempt if my new super digit machine used my headphone output as a strainer for hash.  Hash is bad for your arteries, and unlike the kind we serve in New England, it's no better washed down with eggs and coffee.  Whatever the issue was, it's been fixed.  Michael Lavornga wrote about the 121 on his excellent site, AudioStream.com.  Basically, he found the Wadia 121 to be a step up from the dedicated headphone amps he had on hand...(primarily sub $600 dedicated headphone amps.)  I believe you'll find this...
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The Metrum Octave MK2 and the HiFiMAN EF-5 Meet Joel Press, Smooth Move, and the Witching Hours

Setting up an early morning escapade with the new Metrum Acoustics Octave MK2, the HiFiMAN EF-5, The Sennheiser HD-650, The HifiMAN HE-6, The HiFiMAN HE-400, and the HiFiMAN HE-500... 3:30 in the morning can be a man’s best friend or his worst enemy.  When both Girlfriend and Mother are visiting Casa Crane, a little centering 3a.m.-7a.m. concord of sweet sounds is as elemental as the Smooth Move tea that foils feline mischief.  Kill me not with your heaving plates-all will be shat.  Okay, I do half the cooking, but still double is, well, double. Joel Press was my landlord 25 years ago.  He, for untold decades, ran the Jazz Workshop in Newton,MA.  Everyday, save Sunday, a varied group of Boston’s...
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